Monday, 13 July 2015

Rhapsody of realities today's episode says, THE ULTIMATE DELIVERER

                           
                              The Ultimate Deliverer .
                                 Monday, July 13th .
                                      Pastor Chris
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time (1 Timothy 2:5-6).
The word "Christ" is the English form of the Greek "Christos", and the Hebrew, "Messiah". Messiah means "the God-man deliverer".
The Jews figured out from the prophecy of Moses and other prophets that a messiah was coming, and that He was the one to deliver and bring them the ultimate deliverance. The ultimate deliverance is the deliverance from all evil and all that's human. And only the ultimate deliverer — the Messiah — could do that.
In the Garden of Eden, when man committed high treason and lost his rights to the world, he fell, and therefore, all that was human was corrupted and needed to be delivered. No wonder the prophet Jeremiah cried out, "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?" (Jeremiah 17:9). So, the Jews knew this, and expected the One who will deliver them from all that's evil and all that's human.
They looked forward to the coming of this "God-man" messiah, who was also called "The Anointed One". They were familiar with the anointing of God; they knew that Moses, the Priests, the prophets, David, the king of Israel, and Saul his predecessor were all anointed. So, they weren't just talking about an anointed prophet or king; they were talking about the ultimate deliverer.
They called Him the God-man, because all that's good about God, all of His qualities and character would be found in this man. And that ultimate deliverer is Jesus Christ. He's the character, potency, power, and glory of God personified in a man. Halleluiah!
PRAYER
Dear Lord Jesus, I know that by your death on the cross, you delivered man from the power and dominion of the adversary, and now, through your glorious resurrection, we've been ushered into the divine life of glory, victory and prosperity. Now, I bask in your anointing, grace, mercy and love, by which I live the ever transcendent life. Amen.
Further Study: || Hebrews 4:14-16 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. 15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. ||
|| Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. ||
Daily Scripture Reading
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: Acts 21:37-22:1-21,
Job 32-35
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: Luke 8:26-39,
Joshua 9
EXTRACT FROM: Rhapsody of Realities

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