“And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, “I am Jesus…” Acts 9:5a
Jesus is the author of Grace. You can’t claim to have grace or have received grace if you don’t know Jesus. This goes beyond what you have heard people say about Him or what you have learnt in church. One time, Jesus asked His disciples, “”Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.” (Matthew 16:13-14). He did not stop there. He asked them, “Who do YOU say that I am?” (Vs 15). He was looking for those who have caught a personal revelation of who He is. “And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.” (Vs 16). That response prompted Jesus to declare, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” (Vs 17-19).
Beloved, do you know Jesus? Who is He to you? Is He the one the church worships or is He the one you worship? Has He moved from being the Lord of the universe to being Your personal Lord and savior? If not, forget about abundant grace this month. The first step to knowing Jesus is accepting Him as your Lord and savior. If you are yet to do so, turn to the back pages of this book and say the salvation prayer there. Believe in your heart and confess with your mouth and you will be saved.
Matthew 16:1-20, John 1-2
<Deliverance from death>
I want to thank God for breaking the yokes of sudden death in my maternal home. Since the beginning of the year, we have buried two young men in my family. I was really concerned and came to service one Tuesday. During the prayer session, I prayed fervently. Later that evening, we got news that my brother had been involved in a fatal accident that took the life of the keke driver when the keke somersaulted without any cause. I thank God for saving his life.
– Ubah M.
1. Lord Jesus I proclaim You as Lord and savior over my life. Open my eyes that I may see You and know You.
2. Every arrow of sudden death projected to me or anybody in my family, I return it back to the sender now in Jesus name.
3. Any form of gathering against me and my family, I scatter them now in Jesus name!
4. I release abundant Grace for me and my family and the works of our hands in the name of Jesus
5. I release blessings upon the church, the state and this nation in Jesus name!