Daily Devotional | Why It Is All About Jesus — Part 1

Colossians 1:15-17 NIV
“The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”
 
 
In today’s world, many things have gone so wrong, especially when it relates to religion. Religious leaders are trying to re-write history! We know that in the past, traditions subdued religion.  These are things done in secret, but today, all abominable practices have emerged, and the truth exposed.  Religion is a way of life, where people seek to connect with their God. Yet, God has always punished men who center their religious practices outside His commandments. Any religious worship outside of Jesus Christ, is a cult, idol worship, or abomination. God wants all His creations to worship.  This leaves us with the question; which way is THE WAY? 
 
In (John 14:6) “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” Then, Who is Jesus? Is any other Greater than Him? Is He the Messiah?
 
Every time I read these scripture verses, I am not only excited, but also re-assured that my faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is the only pure, saving religion for all men! I examined the foundational history and doctrines of some major religions, such as, Islam and Judaism…only to discover that all that the Bible wrote of Christ was contained in the doctrine, but with a generalization of Christ as a mere man! This is a high-tower of ignorance and denial of the witnessed truth.  With that in mind, I was compelled to read the Bible to all that will listen, so that they can hear, understand, and decide for themselves.  If anyone shall doubt me, let him or her read the bible in a quiet time. “..The word became flesh..” The truth of the word is revealed in the Bible.  Jesus reminds and implores all of us to pickup the cross and follow Him. This means, to make sure that everyone on the face of the earth, hears the gospel about Him!
 
Why is it all about Jesus? He is the Christ. He is the Messiah. He is the Savior. He is God in the flesh, and The King of kings.
 
Take a look at the bible verses below, I want to prove to you that without Jesus, there is no earth and us!
1.  Jesus “..is the Image of the Invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:..” (Colossians 1:15)
2.  Jesus Is Your SAVIOR: “That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved.” (Romans 10:9) This means that if you are a follower of Christ, you have to drop your will, and let God’s will instruct you.
3.  Jesus Is Your LORD:   “And you shall love the Lord thy God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength: this is the first commandment.” (Mark 12:30)  Jesus is the King of kings, and Lord of lords!
4.  Jesus Is Your LOVE: “But God commanded His LOVE towards us, in that, while we are yet sinners, Christ died for us,” (Romans 5:8)
5.  Jesus Is Your PEACE: “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Romans 5:1) Your belief in Jesus as Lord and Savior wipes away your sins! That is peace!!
6.  Jesus Is Your FORGIVENESS: “I, even I, am he that blot out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.” (Isaiah 43:25). There is no sacrifice required anymore for the forgiveness of sin. choosing to forgive is what makes the difference.
7.  Jesus Is Your RIGHTEOUSNESS: “For he has made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him (Christ).” (2 Corinthians 5:21).  Without the death and resurrection of Jesus, we all would perish in HELL due to sin!
 
The Bible says that; “My people are perished for lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6). Knowledge is Power! If you study the nature of God, He made sure  His words aren’t contradicted. In today’s world, religious fanatics, and lying prophets have hijacked God’s word, for the use of manipulating others. Be warned, It is all about Jesus!
 
Q&A: When God said; “… Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” (Genesis 1:26), What does God look like? Who Is Jesus? 
 
Scripture of the day: I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades. ~ Revelation 1:18
 
From Pastor Peter Okereke Jr.
TLWMI. (c) Copyright Reserved, 2011
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About thelivingwordministries

The senior pastor and overseer of The Living Word Ministries Evanston, IL since 2010, the author of 'Living Victoriously' by Author-house publishers. My passion is present and lead others into Pure Praise, Pure Worship and Pure Word. This means that at our Church, the integrity of the Gospel is held to the letters, just as Jesus Christ preached and lived it. Come and join us, and God will surely Bless you mighty!
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