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  • Writer's pictureOlufunmilayo Adekusibe

EXISTING FOR THIS PURPOSE


 

Today’s Reading:

John 12: 27-36


Now my soul is troubled and what shall l say? Father, save me from this hour? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour.” (v. 27)

 


Jesus who was both God and man. He wasn’t exempted from challenges brethren faced, and that is why the scripture says we do not have a high priest that cannot be touched with the feelings of our infirmity. He said, “Now my soul is troubled” should God save Him from that trouble? He said no. His purpose of existence was actually for that hour, troubled hour. How could the creator exist for troubled hour? It was a serious matter.


No one will see Golgotha and its pains afar off and will not shiver. Though the world we live in is terrible but hardly would you see someone who actually want to die. He made it clear that it was necessary for Him to pass through the trouble for without it His purpose of existence is null and void. The essence of the cross and the lamb slain before the foundation of the world will not be realized. Power of death and Hades will not be destroyed. Salvation of the world will not be accomplished. A name which is above every other name cannot be attained. Authority in heaven and on earth will not be given to Him. So, in comparison to the glory that awaits Him ‘this trouble’ is just a morsel of bread. If He escapes the trouble the triumph will in the same manner elude Him.


How do you see your trouble friends? Are you also saying that God’s will should be done in your challenges of life? Many of us usually pray that God should deliver us in our troubles. But let me state unequivocally that if that trouble is God’s channel through which your glory will manifest then you need to say God, let your will be done. Though it is not easy. For by strength shall no man prevail but by God’s grace He will supply strength to see you through. Don’t look for help in Egypt, rather wait on Him, for our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So, we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. (II Corinthians 4:17-18).

JAMES ALADE


 

Prayer:

1) May you not answer my prayers according to my will rather according to your will in Jesus name

2) I receive grace and strength to wait patiently on you in Jesus name.

3) I refuse to take alternative root in Jesus name.

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