Easter reminds me that Jesus was persecuted, killed and then he resurrected to set us free from the bondage of sin. That is why we are victorious and have power over the devil and its agents.
An unbeliever can be afflicted and oppressed by the devil. A Christian can’t because God has given us the power to resist the devil. That is why there are so many celebrities who commit suicide or people who have no peace in their heart. Therefore, Christians prosper and are free from the shackles of the devil.
Easter is a holiday and should be enjoyed to the fullest but as you celebrate, do not forget the real importance of the season.
Easter is a time of meditation
This season is a time to reflect on your life; a time to check if Christ is still living inside of you (1 Corinthians 13:5). Are you sharing the love of Christ?, Is there forgiveness in your heart?, Are you emulating Jesus?. A moment to appreciate God and all He has done for you; His blessings, protection, and love showered on us.
A moment to receive, renew and celebrate salvation
Easter is a time to surrender to Christ. 2 Timothy 1:9 tells us that Jesus has saved us and called us to a holy life not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time. So, therefore, grab this opportunity to be saved by surrendering and accepting Jesus into your life.
Likewise, this season is a time to renew your salvation with Christ. Are you living in sin or are you a lukewarm Christian?, repent and ask God for mercy.
Celebrate Jesus! Jesus paid the price for us on the cross and reconciled us to God. The fact you’re able to walk with Christ is worth celebrating. Jesus has made you a light to the world (Mathew 5:16). You are that seed that fell on the fertile ground (Luke 8:8). Appreciate Jesus and win more souls for heaven at last.
A time to Know your worth
You have divine power “See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant.” Jeremiah 1:10. So no matter the oppression, disappointment, affliction, stress you are going through, all you need is the word of God which is the power God has given unto us.
Paul of Tarsus
Thousands of years ago, Jesus arrested a man named Saul. Saul tormented, killed and did all sort of evil in the sight of God.
When he accepted salvation from God; He had peace, his identity changed from Saul to Paul, He began to exercise authority over the devil, and God blessed him abundantly.
If you haven’t given your life to Christ, this is the period to turn away from sin and gain salvation. His arms are wide open waiting to receive you. He doesn’t care about your past but he cares about your future. Paul is an example that God loves and accepts everyone who comes to him.
Why should you accept Jesus
- We should accept Jesus to live a fulfilling life; serving God and winning souls. Deuteronomy 11:9
- It’s a command from God John 14;6, Luke 13:3.
- Heaven at last: He is coming for his people, those who have surrendered their lives to him. Repent and be watchful so you will make heaven. The bible says He would come like a thief in the night. 1 Thessalonians 5:2.
How do we accept Jesus
• We accept him by confessing and repenting of our sins Isaiah 1:18
• Surrendering to him; doing his will, obeying his word and commandments 1 John 2:3, 1 John 3:24
• Living in righteousness and holiness. Heb 12:14, Isaiah 33:15-17,1 pet 1:15-16
Say this prayer, if you’ve decided to accept Jesus today.
Lord Jesus, I confess and repent of my sins today. Come into my life and be my lord and personal savior. I ask you to guide my paths and preserve me for heaven at last. Thank you Jesus!
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