We finished reading the book of Mark on Monday,and wasn’t that an interesting session.Right from the beginning to the end,the book was filled with so much action.From chapter 13,I read express as I wanted to know how it ended.It is so much fun going through the Bible with the Good Morning Girls!That’s why I’m inviting you to join us on 11th April as we start reading the book of Deuteronomy.
Is anyone doubting that Jesus rose on the third day after he was buried?Do we still have doubting Thomas’s around?Jesus is rebuking you for your unbelief and hardness of heart.For he did resurrect,in the flesh,and when Thomas put his fingers on the holes on his hand,feet and side,he confirmed that it was Jesus.
He appeared to all the disciples and said to them,
Go you into all the world,and preach the gospel to every creature.Mark 16:15
This is a command that Jesus gave his followers.Question is,have we been faithful?Jesus already commissioned us to go ahead,what are you waiting for?Let us not be comfortable with the status quo,”I AM BORN AGAIN ,SAVED AND GOING TO HEAVEN’’. Jesus wants you to bring many more people into his Kingdom.
If you have been faithful to the command above,take a high five from me.Keep it up.Keep going on and do not be discouraged.
Jesus continued telling his disciples in Mark 16:16,
He that believes and is baptized shall be saved;but he that believes not shall be condemned.
I choose to be believe and be saved.I also admit that I am not yet perfect.I have to continue working out my salvation.
Therefore,my beloved, as you have always obeyed,not as in my presence only,but now much more in my absence,work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
We were born sinful in nature and have been saved by grace and not our own works.So I can say I have successfully kicked out some sinful habits,other sinful habits are work in progress.Kicking out sin is work.You have to make a deliberate effort to remove sin out of your life,through prayer,for with God all things are possible.
With every sin,we can draw a plan on how to delete it from our lives.As Kenyans,I want us to draw a plan on how to delete the sin of bribery in our country.This sin is choking us and has made us poor.We are the third most corrupt country in the world,yet 80% of Kenyans are Christians.If translated even with a layman,it means a high majority of Kenyan Christians are corrupt.
We can decide to change these statistics.We can improve little by little.Do not wait for the government,we are the citizens.It starts with you and me.We are the Church that was left behind.
Finally,we see Jesus giving a lot of powers to his disciples.
“And these signs shall follow them that believe ;In my name shall they cast out demons;they shall speak with new tongues;They shall take up serpents;and if they drink any deadly thing,it shall not hurt them;they shall lay hands on the sick,and they shall recover.’’
Do you see how powerful you are as a believer?Please exercise your powers now,this is your time,it’s our time.Let us arise and shine.
Do you have any ideas or comments on the Church left behind,please share with us in the comments below.
God bless you.