My Beloved Children,
In my message in the month of May 2018, I tried to make you understand
that many things are needful in our race for the kingdom of God; and that we should focus only on those things that edify our souls and would lead us to having an everlasting life with Christ Jesus our Lord.
In this new month of June, I want to draw your attention to a very important truth, which is not only  expedient in our relationship with God; but would help us remain steadfast as true Christians, and be acceptable to our heavenly Father.
We have the need to remain thankful to God, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit all through our life for the work that was done for us on the cross at Calvary.
The price for our sins was paid, and nailed to the cross forever. God declared us NOT GUILTY!
Therefore, there is the need for us to make conscious efforts to remain NOT GUILTY.
It is our responsibility to do so. The Scripture says, “… work out your own salvation with fear and trembling” (Phil. 2:12). Let us be diligent to scrutinize the things we do and align ourselves with the word of God.
The reason our Lord received the whips on His body, the nails in His hands and feet, the javelin at His side, the crown of thorns on His head, the vinegar He drank, the mockery, degradation, and much more was to make us become guiltless.
Let us not corrupt ourselves any longer with the things of the flesh, and the corruption that is in the world. Let it be in our mind to remain clean, pure, sanctified, and blameless at all times.
The ancients who ran the kingdom race before us had the mind-set to do the things that made them trustworthy. We could do likewise.
Job said, “Let God weigh me in honest scales and he will know that I am
blameless“ (Job 31:6 NIV). For the rest of the triumphant saints, the Bible
explains that because they conducted their lives wisely by maintaining a holy
lifestyle, they were not interested in the world; they remained focused on
heaven and consequently, “God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He
has prepared a city for them” (Heb. 11:16).
We could be like them. The Bible
says, “… those who have believed in God should be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men” (Titus 3:8). Let this mind be in you.
Now, how do we remain grateful for the work on the cross? It is by leading a
lifestyle that is devoid of all the sins that were the reason our Lord took our
place on the cross.
That way, we would show to our heavenly Father that we are thankful. We should ensure that each time that God “weighs us in honest scales He would find us blameless.”
Each time He searches our heart, He would find it pure and stainless (1 Sam. 16:7). This is a reasonable thing to do, and a reasonable service to God.
Again, let this mind be in you always,
just as it was with the triumphant saints who ran the Christian race before us.
God bless you all.
Your Praying Father and Prelate,
Dr. D. D. L. Bob-Manuel.

Author: Banjo Ayorinde

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