What will be Your Reaction to this Act?: Word&You Today – 13th April, 2020

Topic: What will be Your Reaction on this Act?

The Word

Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.

10 And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept.

11 And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not.

12 After that he appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country.

13 And they went and told it unto the residue: neither believed them.

14 Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen. {At meat: or, together}

15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. Mark 16:9- 15 (KJV)

This is one of the amazing stories in the bible that I have ever read I don’t know of you? But the good thing about this story line is that it very real. It was a life event, it did happened. Jesus has been killed and buried at this time. He told them earlier that He will be killed and buried but on the third day He will come back to live meaning He will wake up or resurrect.  

Now it happened as He told them. They were faced with the reality, the fulfillment of the words He earlier spoken to them. But something strange happened. They doubted the saying that He has risen! What? How would you judge this act of unbelieve? In verse 9 of Mark 16 above Jesus came out of the grace. God raised him up – Romans 10:9

In verse 10 He showed himself to Mary and she went straight away to tell the disciples but they did not believe her. In Verse 12-13 two men came to tell them that Jesus appeared to them as they journey into the country but they believed not again – Luke 24:13-27. How would you react to this unbelieve on Christ Jesus? Finally they believed when they say Him as He appeared to them in the room in verse 14-15.

Think about this. Are believers who called themselves Christians not behaving the same today? We don’t know the word of Jesus Christ. That makes us to doubt him and his true nature. We carry out character assai nation on Him daily by asking him to do what is not his nature and saying He did what he has not done.

Just as some said He send Corona virus to kill so that people van repent. What? You are forgiving, whoever have said such in Jesus name. – Paul said “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ” – Col 2:8

Todays’ Believer will rather obey their pastor than the word of Christ, No wonder we don’t find it easy to please God anymore but pleasing our spiritual father as we call them or bishop and pastors etc. They will rather obey the word of Moses, Elijah, Malachi etc. than the words of Jesus.

No wonder when Jesus said Love your neighbors, Feed your enemies, bless and curse not because He does not want the death of sinners, in Mathew 5: 33-44 / 22:36-40 / 2 Peter 3:9. So many may be including you chose the word of Moses “Suffer not a witch to live” You actually do not believe on Christ that is the point.

So many of the believers of Christ today are so gullible that they do not have a mind to check the word of God as against whatever they have seen others done or whatever anyone in the name of church leader have said. This has made us put ourselves in the bondage of religion and this has really affected the church of Christ badly.

That it worked for me does not approve my system or approach as the will of God or what God want. That a most respected or long serving pastor said it neither does not make it the will of God for us. The prosperity of a pastor does not approve him as from God or hearing well from God. But the word of God is the acid test of the will of God and what God expects from man with How He would like to be worshipped.

Either we agree or not the word of Christ is the supreme authority over us all. By Him all men will reign or be condemned at the judgment throne after death – Heb 9:27. If Christ died for you and saved you it will be a good way to reciprocate his love by living daily by His words. If any word spoken to you by whoever is not rooted in the word of Christ it means it is a ward of an antichrist never follow it no matter how good or well packaged it is. – Col 2:8. 16-17 / Col 3:16 / Rom 1:16 / 10:17

Conclusion

How would you react to those eleven men at that time of their lives when they doubted the word of Christ? And how would you react to yourself for nor believing the word Christ in all cases. For not confirming everything you have been told to do if it is of God or not – Acts 17:11 – These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

Prayer

Father I receive grace to study the word of Christ and live by it as the supreme authority over my life and here on earth in Jesus name.

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By Pastor Bakare Stephen

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