Day: April 15, 2017
Have you ever thought of the fact that when Jesus was praying just before his crucifixion (John 17) for his disciples and those unsaved who “also I must bring” (as he stated about the yet to be sheep in John 10:16) that the “them also I must bring” included YOU ?
Yes, you who was predestined to be born centuries later and would become born again children of God by the outworking of circumstances in your life?
It is therefore a fact that our pathway to being saved was guaranteed by God to happen because JESUS INTERCEDED FOR US so many centuries ago.
I feel this is a great time for us to spend quality time meditating on this with immense thanksgiving as we celebrate Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection for our sake.
Having a salvation that was secured by way of his High Priestly intercession before and by the act of his death, Jesus is still to this day making intercession for us at the right hand of Father God! What great security we have in Christ! We also have a clear mandate as believers in Christ to be His vessels to bring the unsaved to him. Are we demonstrating the compassion of God in Christ for the unsaved? Are we seeking opportunities to share the gospel?
For most of us, coming to Christ was through someone’s prayers (in agreement with Christ’s at the right hand of Father) and/or hearing someone share the gospel.
Nothing has changed, the Great Commission is as clear as ever, Jesus is still saying to us “I want to use you, for those “also I must bring” (John 10:16) Let us heed to his call for the time is short! The Bridegroom Cometh!!
Below is a poetic prose about the reality of man’s separation from God & God’s quest for man entitled “…Them also I must bring”
At the Passover table for the sake of his remembrance, Jesus commanded his disciples saying
eat the bread; “…my body which is broken for you”, drink the wine; “…the new testament in my blood:”
At the Passover table, I, his disciple obey his command: my eating of the bread, his body is the crushing of my enemy, my drinking of the wine, his blood is the draining away of my sin.
In Jesus, the Passover Lamb, I pass over from death to life for the curse is broken, and death is forsaken.
At the Passover table, eating, I no more hunger for worldliness.
Drinking, I no more thirst for sinfulness.
For in the Pass Over, I have resurrection life.
“25Jesus said… “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will still live, even if he dies. 26Whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25 WEB)
Inspired by New Testament Scriptures Quote (Lord’s Supper) from 1 Corinthians 11:24-25
©Deborah E. Nyamekye 30/03/2016
A poem among others in book: Our God reigns: Inspirational prophetic Christian Poetry (Volume 1) available at Amazon online