4 Words in 1
Purely an Act of Grace
As I study these verses from the scriptures, I discovered I can’t control the tears streaking down my cheek even though I am at work now..
It wasn’t so long ago that you were mired in that old stagnant life of sin. You let the world, which doesn’t know the first thing about living, tell you how to live.
You filled your lungs with polluted unbelief, and then exhaled disobedience. We all did it, all of us doing what we felt like doing, when we felt like doing it, all of us in the same boat.
It’s a wonder God didn’t lose His Temper and do away with the whole lot of us. Instead, immense in Mercy and with an incredible Love, He embraced us.
He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ. He did all this on his own, with no help from us!
Then He picked us up and set us down in highest heaven in company with Jesus, our Messiah. (Ephesians 2:1-6)
This is grace in display nothing short!
He didn’t care that I am filth, a wretch, dirty and mired up in sin, He just looked upon me with the eyes of extravagant mercies, and did the following things:
- embraced me — never minding how dirty and smelling I am, nor cared if I would stain His stainless white clothing.
- gave me a new life — the zoe (his own kind of life)
- picked me up.. For I was on the ‘groundest’ ground rubbished by the rudiments of the world.
- made me to sit with Him (where I truly belong).
When He did all of these, I played absolutely no role in it than to trust Him. I didn’t ask for it, it was purely His Grace.
I didn’t deserve it, it was purely His Grace. I didn’t merit it, it was purely His Grace.
Sometimes we allow our selfishness to always make us pride ourselves in what we have become.
We tell people about what we did to become what we are today. This shouldn’t be so brethren, if it is by what we did, then it’s no longer grace but works.
Is it by our work’s? God forbid!
I am a product of His immense, extravagant, Grace.
Thank you Jesus for such love!!
Just 2 days ago as I was preparing to leave for my office, I heard the sweet gentle whisper of The Holy Spirit say to me: “God had to take the form of man in the person of Jesus not only to redeem man from Satan’s reign, afflictions, torment and all vices, but also to show HIS SUPERIORITY over Satan even as man, then to show us who are regenerated in Him that we are SUPERIOR to Satan!”
Every time we use the name Jesus, we remind Satan how that he was defeated not by God in His position as God but in His position as WEAK MAN!
This shows us that even though in our weak flesh, we are MORE POWERFUL in Jesus than Satan!
When Jesus faced the devil on earth, He did it in the position of LAST ADAM for the position of the FIRST ADAM was stolen by the devil.
FRIENDS, in Jesus, we are stronger than the devil and his cohorts!
Every time we use the name against Satan, we reveal how weak he truly is!
Resurrection From the Beginning
I believe in the resurrection because Jesus said so!
I believe in his second coming also because Jesus said so!
I believe in everything He has told me because I am seeing them coming to pass!
Just this morning I heard The Holy Spirit say to me in my quite time with him and the word: “There was a symbol of resurrection in the beginning…..”
I waited to be taught and He said: “Adam’s first state was death. He was a lifeless body till I breathed on him.”
The first state of man was death! Adam’s first state was death!
To walk in the highest power of our calling we must be willing to, like Adam, die so we can live unto God!
Many are deprived a higher operational level of the zoe, because they are so much alive to the world!
God loves dead people — people who have died to the world and it’s enticements.
A dead man knows nothing of himself. He is just dead! Dead to the world, dead to money, dead to everything the world has to offer!
A dead man does not boast and will not struggle. He allows himself to be carried away by those who owns his corpse and stays where the undertaker places his body!
The corpse of a rich man is as the corpse of the poorest of the poor. He does not choose where to lay, either close to those of his echelon or not!
This is how God wants us to be in his hands. Dead, so He can use us to get the highest and ultimate Glory by Himself and to Himself!
When we are dead, that’s when we are alive!
There is never a day I fail to ask The LORD to lay me to rest dead to be more alive in His hands!
Do You Love Me More Than These?
“Peter, do you love me more than these? Feed my sheep…”
Jesus said “feed my sheep,” not “feed on my sheep!”
Don’t abuse the ministry privilege and use it as a platform to exploit the sheep and the lambs!
Eish… Men of God, please stop taking advantage of the sheep and lambs of Jesus Christ!
Don’t charge money for offering prayers!
This is wrong and no matter how you try to make it right, it can never be right!
If the people of God wanna bless you, let it be out of their own free will. Stop this wicked act!
This is the umpteenth time I am saying this……
~ by Mark Cyril
Author, teacher, motivational and conference speaker, Pastor Mark Cyril is the international President of CYRIL MARK WORLD EVANGELISM – an independent ministry taking the message of the cross across the Nations turning many in their numbers to salvation through Jesus Christ. He is also the Senior Pastor of Revelation Apostolic Community; an apostolic and Prophetic Word based ministry in Abuja the capital city of Nigeria – West Africa.