Don’t… Jesus has the Solution
JESUS LOVES YOU
One Sunday morning, I met a group of young men who were drinking bear. I greeted them as I hand them the evangelical booklet “Jesus Longs to Meet you.” And I kept saying repeatedly, “Jesus loves you.” As I enjoyed the silence from their end, I kept adding other words to encourage them further. Suddenly, one handsomely-looking young man expectedly interrupted me. He retorted,
“If Jesus loves me, let Him give me money. I need money. I used to attend church. I can’t count the years when last I attended church.”
As I looked straight at him, I perceived in my spirit that he is better financially than he is trying to posit. And I said to him,
“As far as you are concerned, it is wrong for you to say that Jesus should give you money; because He has already given you money. What you should ask Him is to increase your wealth.” He paused awhile, and we exchanged greetings as I departed.
Maybe like that young man, you are saying, “If Jesus loves me, why did He allow me to suffer this way.” “Why did He allow my son to die?” Or perhaps you are acting based on what the report you received about God.
Like child who grew up to learn that God took his mother away. And he could not stop hating God for taking his mother away.
To him, God is “wicked God” for killing his mother. But later, he encountered the immeasurable love of God. Today, he loves God, and tells everyone that Jesus loves them.
·····He now tells everyone he meets that Jesus loves them.
Jesus’s love is so real that it is seen all over you. it is seen in your life, in your family, in your children, in your spouse, work and business.
It doesn’t really matter whether your present condition is unpleasant, what does matter is “Jesus loves you” and He’s ready to show you MORE of His love. It is His love for you that keeps you forging ahead and soaring successfully against the storms of life. it is not by your strength beacuse “It is not by strength that one prevails” (1 Samuel 2:9)
And MORE LOVE means more joy, more happiness, more peace, more fulfilment, more gratification and more satisfaction. I trust you wouldn’t want to miss that!
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Though the world is full of trouble and afflictions caused by sin and disobedience of mankind, spear-headed by the devil, it is more full of God’s love and grace for you. The wait of God’s love on us outweighs the heaviness of the affliction on us.
JESUS’ INVITATION TO FREEDOM
Acknowledge that Jesus loves you. He chose to love you because of the affliction of your soul, so he could grant you salvation. He knows what we are made of, He understands our frailty and limitations, and so wants to help us.
Accept Jesus’ invition to offload your heavy loads and burdens. He invites you, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls” (Matthew 11:28-29).
And in Isaiah 55:1-2 He says, ‘Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.
Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labour on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and you will delight in the richest of fare. Give ear and come to me; listen, that you may live.
I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David.’
By “REST” He means comfort in your affliction, peace in your troubled life, solution to your problems and challenges.
You need rest for your troubled soul. It is only Jesus can give you rest.
PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE OF JESUS’ INVITATION
The Lord has invited you to freedom. He has invited you to find rest for your soul. It is still just a promise encoded in a sincere invitation. It hasn’t formed a substance.
How can you have a practical experience of the above invitation? How can it become real in your life, not just words. I mean you becoming a direct beneficiary of the above invitation.
(1) Get up! Go and meet Him
Miracle does not take place until there is a contact or a meeting between a human and a divine God.
Jesus says, “Come!” And He really meant you get up, and move towards Him.
When He called the blind Batimaus, he got up and went to Him. And he received his sight. (Mark 10:49-50)
The Cannanite woman got and went to Him, and her daughter was delivered.
The woman with the issue of blood got up and went to touch Him, and her flow of twelve years stopped instantly.
It is your turn to get up and go meet Him.
How do you go to Him?
There is a part of you that can only contact God anytime and at anywhere. It is your “spirit.”
Your spirit is the candle of the Lord. (Proverbs)
Jesus is everywhere. He is beside you now, so you don’t have to go look for Him. And He is fully ready to accept you.
Move in your spirit to Him and say, “Here I am Lord!”
that’s enough. The next thing to do is·····
(2) Confess your Sins to Him
You are now standing before the Holy God who gave you life. You already know you’re not worthy to stand before Him.
Acknowlege your fallen nature before Him.
The Word says,
“If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” (1John 1:8-9)
If you dare confess your sins to Him, you will instantly obtain forgiveness from Him.
Humble yourself and confess your sins to Him. Mention out to Him all the bad things you could remember you have done. Then ask Him to have mercy on you, and forgive you the sins you have committed.
Promise Him you will not go back to evil life.
This process has made you a brand new spiritual person. That is what God promised to do, and no man can alter it. Next····
(3) Acknowledge He is Lord over your life
You are still standing before Him. He has taken away yoir sins. Who is He to you now? He is the King of kings and Lord of lords (Rev 19:16). Acknowledge Him as the only Lord over your life. You shall have no other god or lord except Him. (Exodus 20:1-3)
Realize this by verbally confessing His Lordship over you.
Enforce it by rejecting the reign of any other lord in your life.
Now, practicalize it by physically ejecting any tangible ocultic or demonic signs or object(s) on/in you or in your home which represents your allegience to satan.
(4 Receive Him as your only Personal Lord and Saviour
You have acknowledged Jesus as the Lord of your life, it is time to receive Him into your life as your personal Lord and Saviour.
And the Word says, “Yet to all who receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave them the right to become children of God. Children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.” John 1:12-13
(5) Now ask Him what you want Him to do for you
When the blind Bartimaeus went to meet Jesus, He asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” (Mark 10:51)
This same Jesus lovingly tells us in Matthew 7:7, ‘Ask, and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened.’
Tell Jesus everything that bothers you.
He has promised to help you, and He cannot fail you.
I’m waiting to hear your testimony.
God bless you.
Written by Romanus O. Obiekosi
Romanus O. Obiekosi
Is a humble servant of God from Nigeria 🇳🇬 with the special gift of music and the Word, passionate in soul-winning and revival.
He is a Writer, Author, Music Coach/Consultant, Pianist, editor in chief Christian Encourager Magazine/ monthly Soul Winner News Letter. A singer with recorded albums. And a successful entrepreneur.
He is an active member and a leader in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal.
He holds Masters Degree in Theological Studies.
He’s currently running a music certificate program with Berklee Online College of Music
He’s happily married to Theresa Chiamaka Obiekosi, blessed with beautiful and handsome children.