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DAY 1 THURSDAY: OCTOBER 2020

INDEPENDENCE WITHOUT CHRIST IS CRISIS IN LIFE!

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28).

Today happens to be the Nigeria’s Independence Day; a day set aside annually by Nigerians to celebrate their total freedom from British Colonial Rule in 1960. Celebrating independence without Jesus Christ leads to crisis in life. Life without Jesus Christ is absolutely full of bitterness. It is only Jesus Christ that can redeem and deliver man out of crisis and failure in life. The Bible says in the opening text come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Of course, every Christian should endeavor to take note of the fact that independence without Jesus Christ leads one into absolute crisis in life. A life that is full of crisis is a life that is inherent in bondage and without God forever.

Satan, the thief of life came to steal man’s destiny, kill the body of man and destroy man’s soul in hell. But Jesus Christ came to give zoe; God’s kind of life to mankind. That is why the Bible says in John 10:10, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” Therefore, whoever has Jesus Christ finds life in everlasting abundance devoid of eternal crisis in life. Independence with Jesus Christ is full of abundant life with God. Hence, life that is absolutely devoid of Jesus Christ is indeed full of sorrow, bondage and crisis forever.

Jesus Christ who is the Bread of Life satisfies man with abundant life beyond his imagination and description. That is the reason why the Bible says in John 6:35, “And Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.” In fact, it is only through Jesus Christ a Christian receives eternal satisfaction in life and ministry. Everyone should take note of the fact that through Christ Jesus, man derives eternal joy and satisfaction from God in life. Of course, it is only through Jesus Christ that one finds peace that is absolutely devoid of crisis with total independence in life forever. Happy Independence Day to all Nigerians/Happy New Month!

Daily Tip: Celebrating independence without Jesus Christ leads to crisis, sorrow and bitterness of life forever. Shalom!

Golden Text: But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life (John 4:14).

PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED

  1. Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
  2. Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
  3. Oh Lord my Heavenly Father! I celebrate my independence today with Christ in my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! I bind the spirit of sorrow, bitterness and slavery in my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  5. Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.

For Further Study: John 6:29-40.           RBT: AMOS 4-6