Calvary greetings in the name of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and I welcome you to the month of November which has been declared unto us as a season that we should Reposition Ourselves for Outstanding Victory.
The Bible in Luke 19:1-10 tells of the story of Zaccheus who was described as a man that was chief among the publicans and was rich. This man desired to see Jesus who was passing through Jericho on his way to Jerusalem. Described as a man of little stature, he arrived before the crowd and climbed up a sycamore fig tree so that he might be able to see Jesus. Literally, he positioned himself for an encounter with the Lord and Saviour. When Jesus reached the spot He looked up into the branches, addressed Zaccheus by name, and told him to come down, for he intended to visit his house. The crowd was shocked that Christ would sully himself by being a guest of a tax collector. Moved by the audacity of Jesus’s unconditional love and acceptance, Zaccheus publicly repented of acts of corruption and vowed to make restitution for them, and held a feast at his house. In this season of great awakening, it is important our lives are positioned for the miraculous.
In Revelation 3:15-16, Our Lord Jesus Christ considered the Laodicean church as lukewarm and indifferent. They were neither hot nor cold. He would rather have them totally hot or even totally cold. Jesus will not tolerate you being lukewarm. The Almighty God detests neutrality. You are either for Him or against Him.
The Bible states that Moses spake these words unto all Israel: “Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” (Deut. 31:6). Therefore, be strong and courageous and be prepared to take risks. Courage is an evidence that you’ve developed. It is a desire to see potential reached more than to see people pleased. It is an appreciation for discipline that is greater than a desire for leisure. In Daniel 11:32b, the bible says that “but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.” This is your season for divine exploits!
In all, to live a victorious Christian life, you need to have a genuine relationship with Jesus Christ. In 1 Corinthians 15:57 we read these words: “Thanks to God, which giveth us victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” As Christians, we are called to live in victory, even over sin like Zaccheus. Through Christ, this victory is over the flesh (Gal. 5:16). You too can live above sin if you are determined. It is my prayer that in this season, sin will no longer have dominion over you in Jesus Name, Amen
Shalom, Dr. Akpo Onduku
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