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Put on Christ

For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”

Galatians 3:27–28.

The clothes we wear communicate a lot concerning us — our gender, professions, social status, age, etc. However, there is a universal attire that unites all who have received Jesus Christ.

Whoever is clothed in Christ has become one with Him and one another, regardless of one’s ethnicity, gender or social standing. The Holy Spirit has been poured equally on all.

The Holy Spirit transforms the clothed people so that they become God’s representatives. God’s representatives reflect and communicate His character and message — love, compassion, kindness, reconciliation, forgiveness… etc. Amen.

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Celebrating the Jesus I know

During this Christmas season, whether in isolation or otherwise; in whichever manner you are going to celebrate ask yourself: what is the reason for the season?  

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The everlasting Father, The prince of peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgement and justice from henceforth even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.”

Isaiah 9:6-7.

Let us for a moment stop and focus on the cross and embrace the finished work of Jesus Christ. 

His death and resurrection. His ascension to heaven. Seated at the right-hand side of God, far above all principalities, powers and dominions; and any other name in this world and the world to come.

You and me (who identify ourselves with him) seated with him. Here on earth not alone but Him, the Holy Spirit, in us, comforting us, helping us, teaching us, counselling us, guiding us…

What great love, victory, power!

If you identify yourself with Jesus Christ, you are the most celebrated person as Jesus is. The value He has is the same value you have because you were bought with His precious blood.

Now you can start celebrating yourself instead of celebrating the so-called celebrities. You are going to celebrate the life you have but not the things you own. Because you are not the stuff you own. 

Instead of being attached to things, you can choose to be attached to Jesus Christ. The things you own are temporal; if they are lost you’ll live in distress. If you have Jesus you’ll be grateful for what you have, and trust Him to provide what you don’t have.

When you have Jesus you have everything. His blessings are eternal.  You live because Jesus’ victory over death was vested on you. 

If you understand this, you are going to live a victor’s life instead of a victim’s. You are going to live in glory instead of gloom. Amen! You’re a hero because you’ve won many battles. You’re more than a conqueror!

Your victory through Jesus Christ is the reason for the season.

I wish everyone a Merry Christmas, full of love, joy, order, peace, justice…

You are wonderful people!

God bless you abundantly.

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We must value the sanctity of life, because we all live to perish

I’m appalled by the murdering of George Floyd and other black lives.

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All of us. Regardless of our race, colour, creed or worldview. Regardless of how strong and powerful we are, or how wise and intelligent we are.

No matter what you say or think. No matter your affluence, no matter your dreams…, in the end, you must go the way of our ancestors. Yet, you don’t know when.

It’s a truth we all must come to terms with; whether we’re young or old.

David, the psalmist understood this when he said:

“The days of our livesareseventy years; And if by reason of strengththey areeighty years,
Yet their boastisonly labour and sorrow; For it is soon cut off, andwe fly away.

Psalm 90:10.

We are all like grass in the same beautiful garden of life, scorched by the same merciless heat of life. And soon we droop to final extinction.

We are all tiny grains of dust of the same earth…

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