DATE:THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18,2021
TOPIC: SEE JESUS
TEXT: John 3:14-15
“And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert [on a pole], so must [so it is necessary that] the Son of Man be lifted up [on the cross] In order that everyone who believes in Him [who cleaves to Him, trusts Him, and relies on Him] may not perish, but have eternal life and [actually] live forever! “
It is not only in the midst of the storm that Jesus is worthy of consideration as it was said in Heb 12:3, but to consider him all the time that life may abound and we become a channel of life. Indeed, that is the pattern for the manifestation of the sons on the earth also. If we do not give up in our followership, not only will his glory be seen in us but it will spread through us.
There are different kinds of glory, the sun, the moon and that of the stars, even stars still differ from each other in glory ( 1 Corithian 15:41). Truly, we need this motivation as the Kingdom species in this hostile environment of the fallen world for us to survive. Thank God we have an example. It is forever established that if we follow the same step he will unleash and dispense the kingdom treasures. Jesus as paid for it already and his pattern of life principle is the key that unleashes them and operates the kingdom system.
But more above this, we must know that Jesus must not only be lifted when encouragement is needed. Moses lifted the image of the bronze serpent in the wilderness. It was Moses that lifted it up. He could have chosen to do something else. Human being is a free moral agent and you have your choice either to lift up kingdom standard and believe that all things will surely work out for good or keep worrying. Moses lifted an image.This is actually the way to lift him up, the image not the real serpent.
God created us in his image, that is also God’s pattern when he wanted to create the best and overall supreme of the work of his hand, he did not guess but set a standard which is his own very image and was looking intimately to create it according to that pattern. Likewise the building of the terbanacle was not left for Moses to guess how he think he must do it but an image was set which is the standard of conformity.
Beloved, it is our turn to set up this image consistently before us as we represent him in this earth’s realm. Which image are you lifting up or are you guessing through life? We must lift HIM up.This is the only way to life. For eternal life to keep multiplying in us, it is by lifting him.
Miracle must surely happen as you lift him, authority must speak as you lift him up, grace must surely flow as you simply lift him up in your weaknesses. One of the mark of grace is the effect it produces on the weakness of man. Don’t give up in weakness but lift him up and see grace. Acknowledge the Kingdom truth and see grace being poured. Thank you father for the abundant grace.
I receive the revelation of him in all areas in Jesus name ( Heb 12:3)
Author: Dr Akinlade Isaiah