*👤MINISTER: _PASTOR MOSES AMETEPEH_*
👉MEMORY VERSE: “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” (Matthew 5:48)
God created every thing in perfection in order to be suitable for every good work. Nobody can find any mistake about the nature of His creatures. Every thing has a purpose to accomplish on earth. Take water and other liquid substances like soft drinks for example. Both of them have perfection to show in different ways; because they have distinctive purposes to make them perfect.
The Lord has made humankind perfect. The secret is that, man will become perfect again only after allowing the Spirit of God to live in us after coming to believe in Christ Jesus. This standard is unchangeable under all circumstances. God is a perfect Creator who created humankind in a perfect way to be in His likeness in order to perform the perfect purpose of God. On that note, creatures such as humankind, cannot change anything about our physical appearance or change what we think as wrong in our own right.
Beloved, our Lord Jesus Christ came for us to be translated from imperfect and sinful people to perfect servants of God. He is the completeness of perfection; His birth, death on the cross, as well as His resurrection and ascension are all clear indications of perfection. He came to do all that for our salvation in order for us to manifest His perfection in our lives. This perfect Saviour of ours will come again to rapture His saved saints, destroy the world at last to judge the righteous and sinners. God wants us to be complete in His perfection (Leviticus 19:1-2, 1Peter 1:13-16, John 3:16-17).
All of us need Jesus Christ before we can put things right and be perfect enough to make Heaven. One may be very kind and people can be talking in commendation for his or her good works; if such a person does not accept Christ and obey His commandments, it will not end well with them. Without Jesus Christ, nobody can ever be perfect. The Old Testament was to cast a shadow of the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ who came to fulfill the Holy Scriptures.
In Genesis 3:14-21, we saw that just sin came into this world through Adam. Until mortal man comes into reconciliation with God, he will continue to be the food of Satan who was cursed to eat dust. So if any person comes into this world without knowing Christ Jesus, he or she will be destroyed. Abraham became the father of many nations, the father of faith and the friend of God. He had faith in God and walked in his ways. God called him into living a perfect life.(Gen. 17:1) In spite of his righteousness, preached to him in hades before he could make it to heaven. The people of Israel under the leadership of Moses, needed the rock of salvation (Jesus Christ) to provide them with water (John 7:37-39). Keep on talking about David was a man of God after God’s heart but when he committed adultery, he needed Jesus Christ to save him. No wonder he saw our Lord Jesus Christ seated at the right side of God. Someone like Elijah had to be baptized in River Jordan as our Lord Jesus taught us about baptism by immersion. In Jeremiah 18:19-23, the Prophet cursed his enemies and he was fortunate enough to encounter Jesus Christ in hades before His resurrection. Fortunately for us, we have encountered Him while we are alive, and not after our death.
We shouldn’t desire to have any thing apart from willing to be like Him. He is the only one who can present us perfectly before our Heavenly Father.
*PRAYER: Lord Jesus Christ, make me perfect according to your divine standard. AMEN*