John 11:21-27 says:
“Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. But I know, that even now, whatsoever Thou wilt ask of God, God will give it Thee. Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again. Martha saith unto Him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die. Believest thou this? She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that Thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.”
Many of us are like Martha. We believe that Jesus is the Christ, but we believe that much of what He says to us is for the future and not for now. We believe things will come to pass someday, but not necessarily today. Jesus wanted her to see Him as the Christ of the now, the Christ that had freed her, the Christ that had resurrection power, and the Christ that was willing to move on her behalf in that very moment.
Today let’s not just think about Jesus as the Christ of tomorrow or the Christ of the catching away when we are taken in the rapture, but let’s realize He is the Christ of our now, right now. Where we are in this moment, He is the Christ, and He wants us to know Him as that today.
He is the Christ of your now!
May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!
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