Posted on May 17, 2019 in Daily Devotionals, May

BORN FOR SERVICE | KnowingJESUS Daily Devotional

Mark 10:45. For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
Beloved, it is very very important for all humanity and you in particular to discover and take advantage of both the undeniable ministry and mission God your loving Father have been doing  since the outset of creation.

Jeremiah 29:11. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Both these mission and ministry to humanity became more prominent after the fall of Adam in the garden of Eden. Adam by yielding to satan’s deception halted temporarily this ministry and mission.
Firstly, See the undeniable ministry  and take advantage of it henceforth . God unmistakeable proclaimed this unchanging ministry . See it.

Ezekiel 33:11. Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?

For this ministry  to be accomplished see all He has being ceaselessly and providentially doing.:
1.  He pleads, for sinners to come to Him.

Isaiah 1:18. Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

2.   He pardons the sinners that comes to Him.

Micah 7:18-19. Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy. He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.

3. He cleanses sinners that comes to Jim.

Isaiah 44:22. I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.

4. He freely gives repentance and salvation from sin to all sinners that wholeheartedly come to Him.

John 3:16. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

1 Timothy 2:3-4. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Interestingly, all these He has been providing freely to all humanity.

Romans 8:32. He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

Secondly, see His mission for all humanity and you especially. He has prepared a desirable  eternal residence, where He shall ceaselessly fellowship with them.

Hebrews 11:14-16. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.

Revelation 21:3-7. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

Beloved you then wonder why multitude of humanity missed both the ministry and mission God your loving Father, freely made available.  It is their resolute obstinacy that was responsible for this colossal loss on their part.  Please don’t be like them.

Job 21:15. What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit should we have, if we pray unto him?

I sincerely believe, you will not be like them, but will fully take advantage of both ministry and mission for your advantage . All these shall be made available to you as you receive His words wholeheartedly in your heart.  It shall be so in Jesus name.

Ezekiel 3:10 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all my words that I shall speak unto thee receive in thine heart, and hear with thine ears.

Revelation 21:7: He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

Beloved, it was so amazing that, the same ministry and mission God had been doing for humanity were the same focus of  Jesus your Lord, during His earthly ministry. See  them  and take advantage of them to the fullest . It shall be well with you in Jesus name.

Mark 10:45. For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many

Dearly beloved,  Jesus your Lord made both His ministry and mission know to His followers then. The same ministry and mission are for all believers of all ages and that includes you. See them.

Mark 10:45. For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

Matthew 20:28: Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

Our Lord became a  sublime spectacle of self-abnegation! But  He did this for  a  unique  defined purpose, which had been programmed from the foundation of the world.

Revelation 13:8. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

 Jesus.’s earthly ministry was to recover and restore lost dignity of humanity through paying  a ransom that he deigned to die. He was the Redeemer, and redemption was  His great work. See it.  Freedom from  the bondage and power, from the penalty and curse of sin, He. died to set all humanity, especially, you  free.

Isaiah 53:10 -12. ¶Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORDshall prosper in his hand. He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore will I divide him a portionwith the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Galatians 3:13: Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

Titus 2:14: Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Hebrews 5:8: Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;

1 Peter 1:18-19. Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

 Our  Lord’s  death   was a  voluntary sacrifice   The purpose of our Lord’s coming was a purpose of  obedience unto death, even the death of the cross.” There was nothing accidental or unforeseen  in His death, during His  earthly ministry . He consciously and voluntarily gave his life.

John 15:13  Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

In addition to paying this unequal ransom. He also fulfilled a unique mission.  This He did by rendering exemplary  servanthood service.. See His mission .

Luke 22:27: For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth.

John 13:14: If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet.

Philippians 2:5 –  8. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:  And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

Believers of all ages and you in particular,  that accepts  ,by faith  this redemptive  provision of God’s free grace, comes under a new impulse and motive. Gratitude and love towards  Him, who gave Himself  for you , leads  both naturally and of purpose, to devotion, obedience, and  change  of character.
Such motives the Holy Spirit applies to  your nature, and thus overcomes the natural  tendency to selfishness and sinful pride.  Your appreciation that Jesus lived and died to redeem you  from all evil, and certainly from selfish  fault and folly.
This makes you to see Jesus as both the model  and the motive for your devotion and obedience to Him,  till He comes to take you in the dawning rapture. Our Lord  Himself  was. the highest example of humility, servanthood service  and benevolence,  Jesus never merely tells  believers and you,, His expectations.
His exemplary lifestyle during His earthly ministry  were sufficient reasons for you to follow His good example..

John 13:13-15 Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.

1 Peter 2:21. For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:

Dearly beloved Christianity is Christ in action.  You also must be committed to rendering this same servanthood service, for His mission on earth to continue till He comes.

Ephesians 5:2: And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

1 John 2:6: He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

Matthew 11:29: Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
May the Lord find you faithful in  continuing this mission wholeheartedly in Jesus name.

JESUS ‘S REVELATION OF EARTHLY MINISTRY AND MISSION, TO BE MODEL AND MOTIVE FOR LIVING. FOR  BELIEVE ERS OF ALL AGES, ESPECIALLY YOU.
Friend, your earnest desire to be part of the dawning rapture  can be easily realised as you resolve determinedly to continue  the mission of Christ on earth.

Mark 10:45. For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many

This is the singular expectation of our Lord from you, His exemplary lifestyle was to be your model and motive for furthering His kingdom.

Romans 15:5: Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:

2 Peter 1:11: For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

 This you continue to do by working  for others and to work for Christ, these are  what the Lord expects from his people and you in particular:
1. Adore the compassion and humility of the Redeemer.
2. Accept the deliverance which he has wrought in the payment of your ransom.
3. Check the rising spirit of self-seeking and ambition.
4. Live as ministers of blessing, rendering servanthood service  to those around you.

2 Corinthians 5:14-15. For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.

1 Peter 4:1-2. Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

Receive His sufficient grace to be His faithful ambassador till He comes.

2 Corinthians 5:20. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.

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