The God of Chosen Answers Prayer.
BIBLE TEXT: Romans 3:23; 6:23, John 3:16-18.
From the very beginning of the creation of the world, the whole of mankind was lost because of the fall of man, the fall of the first man and the first woman; Adam and Eve, Genesis 3:1-10. This was the beginning of the problems of humanity, and as a result of their fall, they lost the divine nature of God, the glory and righteousness of God departed, and God drove them out of the garden of Eden because they were no longer qualified to be with God, they have lost what it takes to be in the presence of God. The glory of righteousness and holiness departed.
Genesis 3:23-24, God drove them out and protected the tree of life, so that they will not eat it and live forever in sin. Immediately after that fall, God proffered a solution for recovery of saving mankind to bring them back to glory. Genesis 3:15. Romans 3:23, God Almighty made it known to us by the Holy Ghost that there is nothing to worry about because He has made it possible that every human being also can be saved, Romans 6:23, the price of sin is death, but God used a sin of human (Jesus Christ) to pay the price of death. Even though all have sinned, Jesus has come as our Redeemer, He redeemed us by His precious blood that whoever wants to reconcile with God must come to the Father through Jesus Christ.
1st John 3:8. He was manifested to destroy the works of the devil, with His special blood that was without stain. He was conceived by the Holy Ghost, there was no unrighteousness in Him, Matthew 1:20-23, John 3:16, John 19:30, He died for me and you, shed His blood for us that we might be free, and that we might not pay the price of our sin again, all we need is to accept Him as our Lord and personal Saviour, John 10:10b. Romans 5:8. 1st Corinthians 6:20.
POINTS TO CONSIDER.
- Rejection And Prophecy Of The Ignorant Multitude.
- It Is The Father’s Will, Our Responses, And The Benefits.
POINT 1: REJECTIONS AND PROPHECY OF THE IGNORANT MULTITUDE.
Many people, Jews, Gentiles, and people of the present day, do not know the Saviour of the world, they do not know that Jesus Christ is our Saviour, Messiah, Redeemer, and Deliverer. A multitude of people, even the Jews, are still waiting for Messiah up till now because they lack the knowledge of who the Saviour is, that is why they are still waiting for the Messiah after thousands of years when the Messiah has come and gone. Many people are holding up to material things and human beings as the Messiah, those things will fail you when you have closed your eyes.
The day you drop your body, none of those things will stand to deliver or save you, and you can’t find any of those things. Jesus Christ is the Messiah and Saviour, there is no other one all over the world. We have only one Saviour of the world, they are not two; Jesus Christ. John 6:66, The disciples that rejected Him, will perish in hellfire in the final judgment, Matthew 27:15-22, Instead of being born again, accepting Jesus Christ, walking with the believers, and having believers to guide and lead them to Christ and truth, many people still accept evil people to lead them and become their friends. It happened of old, and it is still happening till today. Many people are still rejecting Jesus and accepting a thief or thieves to be their friends. All the sinners likewise are doing the same things, making a mockery of the Lord, of believers, of the word of God, such people do that because of their ignorance of the Saviour of the world. If they had known him as the Saviour and Redeemer, they would not have rejected Him, Matthew 27:23-25.
For anyone to be saved, it is only through the Blood of Jesus. They crucified Jesus, not knowing that it is for their good. That is why today we can plead the blood of Jesus, Exodus 12:13, God used the blood to symbolize the blood of Jesus which is to come in the New Testament. John 1:29, Jesus is our Saviour, and the blood is our hope of redemption. No wonder when Jesus shed the blood He said “it is finished” John 19:30.
POINT 2: IT IS THE FATHER’S WILL, OUR RESPONSE, AND THE BENEFITS.
No matter what happen to our Lord Jesus Christ, while He was here on His earthly ministry, the humiliations, the strives, the shedding of the blood, the death, and eventual resurrections, all of them are the Father’s will. Jesus made the argument that if this cup will not pass away from me, thy will be done, what is the cup? The Crucifixion, the death on the Cross of Calvary, Matthew 26:39-42. All that Jesus suffered is the Father’s will, God allowed it, and then, He was beaten, stripped naked, He was killed and crucified on the Cross, He shed His blood, He was buried, He rose again on the third for our justification. Isaiah 53:1-6, He suffered for our benefits. The Bible said, by His stripes, we are healed.
Jesus died, shed His blood, that our sins might be washed away. If Jesus did not die, nobody can be saved, if He was not buried and rose again, nobody can be justified, If He was not beaten, nobody can be healed. Everything he suffered was for our benefit.
We discovered that whatever problem we have will be taken away from us. John 3:16, whoever believes in Jesus Christ today shall be saved. Romans 6:23, Genesis 3:16, He came to set us free. He came to pay the price of our sin by His precious blood, 1st Corinthians 6:20, we are bought with a price; the blood of Jesus.
Today as many who are redeemed and saved, I want such people to understand that they are the property of Jesus Christ and our God. Mathew 26:42. God gave Him the cup, he drank it, died, and shed His blood for me and you, John 19:9-11.
Our Lord Jesus Christ came to fulfill the will of God for us so that the whole world might be saved, John 3:16-18.
So, our response should be to accept the Father’s will for us and repent of our sins. Stop crucifying Jesus Christ like the ignorant Jews again. They crucified Him because they don’t know that He is the Messiah, yet because what God has determined shall be done, they can’t do otherwise, and that through Him, the world might be saved, but we must not crucify Him again. Believers must not continue to sin, that will mean crucifying Him again. Unbelievers should repent, they should not continue to reject Him, which will mean crucifying Him again, they must not continue to feel ignorant of Him, they should know that there is no other Messiah, Saviour, and Redeemer, Jesus is the only one.
Let everyone turn to Him for our Salvation and Redemption. We should not join them to reject Him anymore, but rather, accept Him as our Lord and personal Saviour. Believe that He has paid the price of our sins, and surrender totally to Him, receive Him into our heart, 1st Corinthians 15:1-4. Romans 10:13, Luke 19:10, Matthew 11:28, Come unto Him, Salvation is free through Jesus Christ. 1st Corinthians 5:17, if you are in Christ, old things are passed away, because in Him there is Redemption, transformation, and Fullness of Life. Matthew 6:33, if you be a child of the Kingdom, the Father of the Kingdom will take care of you, John 1:12; 8:36; 3:16.
If you will believe in Him today, you shall have newness of life in Jesus’ Name.