THEME: FREE INDEED
Galatians 5:1-2 NIV
“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Mark my words! I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no value to you at all.”
-The Easter season has been a great time for most us, as we celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It has been a season of rejoicing as Christian all over the world declare that Christ has died, Christ is risen and Christ will come again. We have been cautioned through the above scriptures that unless we know Christ and have been circumcised by Him in our hearts, He has no value to us. Matthew 7:21 tells us that, “not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” We know that those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, we are called to keep in step with the Spirit (Galatians 5:24-25). Christ has set us free from eternal death through His death and resurrection, and each one of us is called to carry his/her own cross and follow Him.
Dear Lord Jesus You are our God, You are our good Shepherd and our Stronghold. At Your name Jesus, every knee should now and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ You are Lord to the glory of God the Father. You are our Jehovah Jireh, Jehovah Shalom, Jehovah Shammah, our God in Whom we put our trust. May You circumcise our hearts and grant us the grace to abide in You as You abide in us. May You train our hearts to know You more, to fear You and to love You with all our hearts dear Jesus. May You wash us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. May You answer all our prayers and hearts desires loving Master. May You bring Your promises for us to pass for Your names sake. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us now and forever more. Amen
Further reading: Romans 6:6–7