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Remember the lord – Part 2


 Pastor W. F. Kumuyi

Pastor W. F. Kumuyi

People regret in life and eternity for forgetting things they ought to remember most at critical times. Such people make reading the Bible, observance of quiet time, family devotion and prayer a ritual that has no bearing in their daily living. When confronted with temptations, challenges and difficulties at home or place of work, they forget their salvation, consecration, vows to the Lord and the promises He has made to them. Thus, they live a life bereft of His grace and power, and shall regret their forgetfulness like Lot’s wife, who saw and heard the angels’ instruction to escape, but perished for forgetting those words afterwards.

People who forget God’s Word that brings faith, salvation and life have no future with Him. Forgetfulness of the Healer by the sick or diseased, Helper by the helpless, Source of supply by the wretched, Saviour by the perishing sinner, Deliverer by the oppressed, and Giver of life by the dying has grave consequences. Such will miss salvation, forfeit eternal life, lose blessings, face avoidable dangers in life and suffer eternal damnation in hell.

As believers, we must resolve not to forget our Lord, Saviour, Healer, Deliverer and Partner and His Word. Some sinners and evildoers, who forget that judgment day will soon come, preach against sin, but live in secret adultery, fornication, stealing, etc. Some parents warn their wards against sexual immorality, but live in secret infidelity. Some pastors also secretly commit the sins for which they discipline their members.

Secret sinners think that God is blind, does not hear or keep record of their evil deeds. He expects such people, who forget Him to repent and be saved, so they will not be “turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God” (Psalm 9:17). He expects them to remember His promise to forgive the penitent and His warning to judge the unrepentant, and promptly respond by forsaking sin, darkness, evil, and pray to Him for mercy and salvation.

There is an urgent call to all people all over the world to “remember” Christ’s sacrifice for sin and willingness to save whosoever calls upon His name. There is also an urgent call to respond by forsaking sin and turning “unto the Lord” for salvation. It is important for the penitent to remember that God forgives “ALL” iniquities and to claim this promise in prayer. He also heals “ALL” diseases.

Besides, we are to “Remember His marvellous works that He hath done; His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth”. Christ’s sacrifice at Calvary is the marvellous work through which He procured salvation and healing for everyone. Recalling His marvellous works of redemption, healing and deliverance during His earthly ministry: how He delivered the oppressed, opened blind eyes, cleansed the lepers, healed the lame, raised the dead to life, cured the insane and His power to do the same today will boost our faith.

It is not enough to hear or read His Word; we must “consider” them by meditating and internalising them, recall and claim the benefits in prayer. We must “Remember that Jesus Christ” is the only Saviour, Sanctifier, Baptiser, Healer and Deliverer, Who will save the sinner that turns away from sin, Satan, idol worship, magic, occultism and receive Him as Lord and Saviour. Jesus Christ still answers, saves, heals, delivers, sanctifies, empowers, enriches and renews all earnest seekers today.

Further Reading (King James Version): Deuteronomy 8:18; Psalm 63:6; 12:1; Numbers 15:40,41; 23:19,20; Deuteronomy 7:6,9; Psalms 89:34; 119:89; Matthew 24:35; Psalms 50:16-22; 19:17; Psalm 22:27; 103:1-3; 105:5; 2 Timothy 2:7,8.

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