Get it right with God – Part 1
Mankind has a history, which is captured in the Scriptures with the narrative of how God made our first parents — Adam and Even. Mankind’s inability to maintain fellowship with God is the base of the problem we are facing today in the world. Some of the reasons for the failure include man’s desire and decision to listen to strange voices, voice of the devil, voice of all types of foul spirit and voice of his fellow man who is even lost in trespasses and sin. Jesus said that his people will not listen to the voice of a stranger (John 10:5).
We understand from the Scriptures that we are made in the image and likeness of God. God made us to be like Him to some extent, and not to every extent. We will not because we are God’s children and become omnipotent or omniscient. No, we will not be either of these even though the Scripture says, ‘ye are gods.’
We are God’s children if we get it right with God. For by our first parents, we are made in God’s image and likeness. It is good for someone to resemble his parents. If a white man gives birth to a black child, he will know that the child is not his own and if a black man gives birth to a white child that black man will know that the child is not his. We all resemble our parents. If you do not resemble your father directly or mother directly, then you will resemble your father and mother put together or perhaps, your grandfather or grandmother or somebody in your lineage. You have to resemble somebody from your bloodline.
The world is filled with evil and wickedness of all types and we know it. What we are seeing in our country, today, is a clear picture that the world is terrible, horrible and horrendous. The ‘world’ here is just a word for man. Genesis 6:5 says: “The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time.” Man does not display evil occasionally, but all the time. Man displays evil all the time and gets it wrong all the time. In Jeremiah Chapter 17, the Bible says that a man’s heart is deceitful and desperately wicked. The world does not resemble God because Adam and Eve missed it along the line. Today we have the privilege of coming back to God. People created by God and people God Had breathed into their nostrils the breath of life should resemble God in their behavioural patterns. • Today’s nugget: Right standing with God. Prayer: I will make it right with God today. Prayer lines: 08054477940. E-mail: email@example.com. Rev. Pastor Ejikeme Ejim, General Superintendent, Assemblies of God Nigeria
Please get out from that shrine, drop those idols, denounce all cult groups and all evil and negative things.
Please come over to the Lord’s side becuase God loves you to a degree that you and I cannot even understand. Get it right with God today that it may be well with your soul.
• Today’s nugget: Right standing with God. Prayer: I will make it right with God today. Prayer lines: 08054477940. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Rev. Pastor Ejikeme Ejim, General Superintendent, Assemblies of God Nigeria