LOOKING UNTO JESUS 2

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL..
DATE : MONDAY 1 FEBRUARY 2016
THEME : LOOKING UNTO JESUS 2
Memorise :
Looking unto Jesus the author and
finisher of our faith; Hebrew 12:2b
Read : HEBREWS 12:1-2
1 WHEREFORE seeing we also are
compassed about with so great a
cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside
every weight, and the sin which doth
so easily beset us, and let us run
with patience the race that is set
before us,
2 Looking unto Jesus the author and
finisher of our faith; who for the joy
that was set before him endured the
cross, despising the shame, and is
set down at the right hand of the
throne of God.
Message
The phrase “Looking unto Jesus”
contains three very important words
of salvation, encouragement and
direction for daily Christian living.
Nicodemus, in his search for the true
God and eternal life like every human
being, approached Jesus for possible
understanding. Jesus made the new
birth very plain by using an Old
Testament illustration of the fiery
serpents of brass put on a pole for
the Isrealites to look upon as
recorded in the book of Numbers
21:8-9.
“And as Moses lifted up the serpent
in the wilderness, even so must the
son of man be lifted up. That
whosoever believeth in him should
not perish, but have eternal life.”
John 3:14-15
As looking unto the brass serpent on
a pole in faith brought healing to the
children of Isreal in the wilderness,
so also, whosoever shall look unto
the crucified Christ as the Messiah
and the Saviour of the world by faith,
shall receive forgiveness of sins and
be born again.
From time to time in the rigorous
journey of life, we sometimes find
ourselves in a state of tiredness and
confusion. At such times, Apostle
Paul in Hebrews 12:1-2 admonishes
us to run with patience the race that
is set before us, looking unto Jesus,
the author and the finisher of our
faith for encouragement. We are not
to look into Jesus for encouragement
only, we are also to look into Jesus
as our perfect example, so as to
follow in His footsteps.
For even hereunto were ye called:
because Christ also suffered for us,
leaving us as example, that ye should
follow his steps: Who did no sin,
neither was guile found in his mouth:
Who, when he was reviled, reviled
not again; when he suffered, he
threatened not; but commuted
himself to him that judgeth
righteously 1 Peter 2:21-23
Looking unto other gods for
deliverance, healing and salvation has
brought untold hardship and loss to
many, while looking unto great men
and women that are successful in life
and ministry has resulted in great
disappointment,sorrow and pain. As
a matter of fact, this has been a
major of failure in life, but there is
no failure or disappointment in Jesus.
Looking unto Jesus can only increase
your faith and lead to physical and
spiritual upliftment.
We are to look unto Jesus in our
daily Christain living as the Alpha and
Omega, the Beginning and the End
who provides us with direction
through His Word. This also brings us
in contact with the Divine knowledge,
wisdom and power of God. An
ordinary person therefore, becomes
equipped to do exploits of
supernatural dimensions.
Prayer Point :
Father, Please give me the grace to
always look unto You for everything I
need in life.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : MATHEW
19:1-21:27 and JOB 14:7-17

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