IS IT STILL ABOUT JESUS?

Oct 3, 2023

When Jesus is not a priority in a place, church, home or life, know that it is already a setup for a total disaster.

It is my prayer that Jesus will be the centre of our living. May He become the reason, cause and effect of what and why each one of us does what he or she does.

1 John 5:21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

We have replaced the Healer with the healing, the Giver of the gift with the gift, and the Anointer with the anointing. The source of all good things has been placed in the corner.

It is hardly about Jesus for we have made idols out of the anointings, gifts of the spirit, men of God and many other things. We only mention the name of Jesus to make things appear Spiritual while the truth has departed from the depth of our hearts.

The time has come for us to move from simply quoting scriptures to asking the Holy Spirit to make Jesus the cry, burden and the very breath of our lives.

Colossians 1:17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.

In all things, Jesus takes the prominence. He takes the first place because all we see today came out of Him; all the things you desire, want and are looking for, are in Him. (John 1:3).

Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

The kingdom of God is the king and His will. His righteousness is His nature and the way He does things. Is what you are doing the way He would do it? If Jesus was here, would He ever take the same path you took to attain the success that you have attained?

What we have made it out to be, is not it. That is why the Holy Spirit is calling us to make Jesus the centre of whatever we are involved in. He must become the centre of our lives; everything must be about Him and for Him. (John 6:63)

What consumes you? What drives you? Jesus is the answer (John 14:6).

Hebrews 12:2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of [our] faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Where are you looking? Who are you looking to? May God forgive us for what we have turned this gospel into and may Jesus find His place again at the center of our activities.

Many people have the gifts but not the giver of the gifts. We have fallen in love with the gifts that men will spend days on mountains crying for gifts and anointing but not for the giver of the gifts (Matthew 7:22-23).

How is your relationship with the giver of the gift? Have you exalted the gift over your relationship with the giver of that gift?

Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.

All kinds of spiritual activities were going on in the church while Jesus was knocking at the door. I challenge each one of you to weigh your relationship with Jesus. Are you the kind that has exalted the gift over Him?

Is it still about Jesus or it has ceased to be about Him and it is now about your name and reputation?

God is calling us back to a place of sincerity, honesty and purity; a bride fully sold out to the groom. May the Spirit of the Lord help us.

STAY BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED, WE LOVE YOU.

PASTOR BEN OCHOLA.