THEME: CHRIST OUR RESURRECTION
“Blessed and holy are those who share in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years.”
-The resurrection of Christ is significant to our lives since it gives us hope of eternal life. That; those who are of faith in Christ have a place in His death and resurrection. The resurrection should no longer be an incident but an eternal event that brings conversion of souls. The first resurrection will be for those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, those who had not worshiped the beast or his image and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands, and they will live and reign with Christ for a thousand years. But the rest of the dead will not live again until the thousand years were finished (Revelation 20:4-5). After the a thousand years Satan would be released to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog to gather them together to battle, whose number is as the sand of the sea (Revelation 20:8). This is the war that has been described in the book of Ezekiel 38 to 39. And after this war, Satan would be throne into the lake of fire to join the false prophets and beast; where they would be tormented forever. These events will occur before for the second coming of Christ where we will be caught up with Him in the sky and live with Him forever. It is important to note that those who have only been born once will die twice, the first death and the second death. But those who have been born twice that is; the natural birth and born of the Spirit or born again, the second death has no power over them; because Christ is our resurrection. During the second death, the soul of those whose names will not be written on the Lambs book of life will be separated from God forever and they will be condemned. But those who have been given the gift of salvation will reign with Christ forever. It is therefore necessary to get closer to God and do His will, though sometimes we do not really understand. To also remember to give to the poor like we see Cornelius in Acts chapter 10 who later obtained the gift of salvation with his entire household, otherwise end up like the story of Lazarus and the rich man (Luke 16:19-31). In Psalm 112:6 we read that, “they have freely scattered their gifts to the poor, their righteousness endures forever; their horn will be lifted high in honor”.
Abba Father, thank You for loving us. You are worthy our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for You created all things, and by Your will they were created and have their being. We praise You and worship You Jesus. You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us kings and priests to our God and we shall reign on the earth. We praise You and worship You Jesus. Help us reign here on earth as kings and priests according to Your will until You come again to save us. We praise You and worship You Jesus. Have mercy on all those who are yet to receive Your gift Your salvation that You may lead them in Your truth. We praise You and worship You Jesus. We humbly ask You Lord to grant us mercy and compassion so that we may remember to share what we have with the poor. We praise You and worship You Jesus. Our Father who at in heaven; hallowed be Your name; Your Kingdom come; Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread & forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptations but deliver us from evil; for thine is the Kingdom the power & the glory; forever & ever. Amen
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