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Ponder on this!
"Nothing happened to Christ by accident; and when you come to Him and become a new creature, nothing in your life comes by surprise. The Lord knows about you; your name is in the Book of Life. He has written good things concerning you and they will be fulfilled in Jesus’ name." - Pastor (Dr) W.F Kumuyi.
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So, understand that nothing happened to Christ by accident and nothing took Him by surprise. It was written concerning Him that He would suffer, make sacrifice for the salvation of the whole of humanity, His betrayal, death and resurrection, and they were fulfilled according to prophecies even to the minutest details. Everything happened unto Christ as prophesied. - Pastor (Dr) W.F Kumuyi.
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All things we have are by faith; salvation, sanctification, acceptance and assurance, purity and power, confidence and courage, boldness and authority, healing and health, signs and wonders, supernatural grace, spiritual gifts and sufficiency. All things at all times in all places, in every situation are possible unto you, and it is all by faith. - Pastor (Dr) W.F Kumuyi.
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Hard Sayings – There are people that feed on the bread of life, but do not act on the word. They become fat and feeble. - Pastor (Dr) W.F Kumuyi.
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Reflection – When you come to the Lord, Christ enters into you: with the Christ in-dwelt, Spirit-filled, God in-dwelt, and the word inspired man, all things are possible. – Pastor (Dr) W.F Kumuyi.
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Words on the Marble – Heaven is a prepared place and the Lord will prepare you for Heaven in Jesus’ name. – Pastor (Dr) W.F Kumuyi.
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Key Words – Jesus bore the pain and punishment of your sins and you don’t have to carry them anymore. – Pastor (Dr) W.F Kumuyi.
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Compelling Charge – When some people pray, and immediate answer has not come, they give up with excuses and stop praying. But you will not stop praying, asking and demanding. It is God’s Will to answer your prayer. – Pastor (Dr) W.F Kumuyi.
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Bible Study (May 04, 2020) The Irrevocable Abiding Commandment Of Love
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SPECIAL MONDAY BIBLE STUDY BROADCAST
MAY 4, 2020
MINISTER: PASTOR W.F. KUMUYI
TOPIC: THE IRREVOCABLE ABIDING COMMANDMENT OF LOVE
TEXT: MARK 12:28-34
* 28 And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?
* 29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
* 30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
* 31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
* 32 And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he:
* 33 And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.
* 34 And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question.
We are continuing in our series of studies in the book of Mark and tonight, we are studying from Mark 12:28-34.
You need to understand that the Jews had series of commandments apart from the Ten Commandments. There were commandments in every area of their lives, not only that, the Pharisees added several to them until they had hundreds and hundreds of them. What to do and not to do on the sabbath day, in the family, and so on.
Now, this scribe wanted to know which is the first and most important of all the commandments. Jesus answered him that the first commandment is to love the Lord our God with all our hearts and our neighbours as ourselves.
The words of Christ are very rich, deep and applicable to every generation and situation we are going through, especially now with the pandemic ongoing in the whole world. The words of Jesus given at that time are still appropriate for our present situation.
This is the time for us to get closer and express love to ourselves more than ever before. Love is the central theme of today’s teaching. When you think about God, He is love. When you think about Christ, he loved us so much, He even called us friends. When you think about the church, God wants us to love one another. So, the commandment on love is still relevant, profitable and necessary today. Obedience to the commandment of love is irrevocable and irreplaceable.
A. THE PRIORITY OF OBEDIENCE TO THE FIRST COMMAND. Mark 12:28-30
The scribe was just discovering that Jesus Christ answered the question he asked Him well. All things that Jesus did, He did well. Everything He said, He said well. Every interaction and touch He does well. Do you have any questions in your heart, any burden you are bearing or anything mysterious that you do not understand? Commit them to Jesus, He will answer you well. And the answer the Lord gives you will bring solution to all the problems. At this time of the pandemic when we are going through either total or partial lockdown all over the world, the Lord will give you an answer that will profit your life in Jesus name.
The first commandment is to love the Lord with all our heart. In doing this, you give yourself over to Christ completely by accepting Him as your Lord and Saviour. You obey Him by coming out of the world and turning totally to Him in the corner of your house or anywhere you may be, with no part left for the world (Matthew 22:36-38) The same emphasis we have in Mark is also seen in Matthew. The Lord does not permit us to love Him half-heartedly, superficially or haphazardly. He wants all of us just as He Himself has given us everything (Deuteronomy 10:12).
For you to love God, you must be born again, you must be saved. Then He will circumcise and cleanse your heart so that you can love Him wholeheartedly (Deuteronomy 30:6; Matthew 6:24) We cannot love God and mammon (money), we cannot be passionate about the things of the world and the things of God at the same time.
Luke 10:25-28. Whatever questions you have, you must go back to the scriptures. The answer to the scribe’s question is that he will love the Lord with all his heart, but this is not possible except the heart is converted and circumcised (Romans 5:5) Without the presence of the Holy Ghost in your heart, you cannot love the way you ought to (I John 4:16,19) Because God is love, He loves us despite what is happening around us. Therefore, we also love Him because He first loved us. Because we have partaken of the love of God, the love is shed abroad in our hearts and we adore, worship, follow and obey Him all the times, seasons and even at this special time in the world, pandemic or epidemic, the Lord loves us. Therefore, we will not allow any competitor to take our hearts away from Him till we see Him face to face.
B. THE PERMANENCE OF OUR OBLIGATION TO THE SECOND COMMANDMENT. Mark 12:31
There is no commandment greater than these two: you love the Lord your God with all your heart and your neighbour as yourself. As you look at the Ten Commandments, they were so important to the Israelites. They are broadly divided into two: the first four relating to God while the remaining six relate to all humans around us.
When you love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind:
1. You will have no other gods beside Him
2. You will not make or bow down to any image
3. You will not call the name of God in vain but with reverence, respect and adoration
4. Though you remember Him everyday, but there is a special day when you abandon every other thing and worship Him.
5. You honour and respect your parents, you take care for them when they are sick, and you provide them especially at this time
6. You will not kill your fellow human being, you would want him to live his life to the full
7. You will not commit adultery, because you love the man, you will not want to defile his wife. You love the parents, you will not want to defile their daughter
8. You will not steal, you want your neighbour to enjoy his properties
9. You will not bear false witness against your neighbours so that you will not hurt them
10. You will not covet whatever your neighbours have.
Obeying these commandments is the expression of love to our neighbours. If we love God, we will love our neighbours as summarized in (Matthew 7:12) The commandment to love is a golden rule during epidemic and pandemic. Having the desire to share what you have with others when they have needs, just as you would want others to lend a helping hand to you when you are in need. It will be wonderful if you are always thinking of helping others when it is necessary. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Romans 13:8-9. “Owe no man anything, but to love one another...” The Christian faith is a practical, personal, profitable, and permanent faith. Everything is still relevant till today. It is not fair to owe others and not pay it while you live your life lavishly. How will you feel if this happened to you? If you love your neighbours, you will pay what you are owing them. Give them respect, honour, pay back what you owe, give the gospel to sinners, you owe them this. Owe no man nothing.
When we love our fellow humans, we have fulfilled the law (I Corinthians 12:31. But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way). What is the excellent way? The excellent way in our worship, adoration, sacrifice, consecration, manifestation of gifts, interactions with other people, our life in and out of the church, at home, office, neighourhood: we are to love others genuinely.
I Corinthians 13:1-8
* 1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
* 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
* 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
* 4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
* 5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
* 6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
* 7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
* 8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
These verses show us how to love others. The practical way to prove our love is to persevere and be kind, to envy not, and boast not. To bear all things. To forgive easily when others offend us. We will not refuse their apologies and continue to hold grudges. Love will not think evil towards anyone.
Our love must be personal, positive, practical, profitable and purposeful (I John 3:16-18) At this crucial time, what is going on in the world should move us to show love practically by sharing what we have with others. We can also get in touch with our brethren and family members by calling them to ask after their welfare. Touch their lives, do unto them as you want others to do to you.
C. THE PRICE OF OBTAINING THE FUTURE HEAVENLY KINGDOM. Mark 12:32-34
Our Lord always say the truth because He is truth personified.
The scribe answered the question Jesus asked him very intelligently but He made him know that it was not enough to take him to the kingdom of God. We are going to look at three things here:
1. Not Far, Yet Outside The Kingdom
Some people know about repentance, righteousness, Calvary but they are yet to yield fully and make a definite decision to follow the Lord (Luke 13:3,5) If you know about repentance, you are not far from the kingdom but you need to make that definite and practical decision and take that crucial step. Until then, you are not in the kingdom (vs 24-28) There is the need to strive to enter in. Some people keep procrastinating their salvation until they lose the opportunity to get in. It is not enough to just hear the message of salvation, but making a definite decision is the ultimate.
My brother and sister, you have been hearing the word of God, have you made a definite decision? Can you point to the day, time, place where you stood up or knelt down to give your life to Jesus? Do you know it in your heart that you are His, and He is yours?
2. Very Far, And Outcast Forever. Isaiah 29:13
Some people are actually far from the kingdom of God. They do not really know the way to serve God with all their souls and minds. They pretend to know the Lord but their hearts are far from Him. If they die in this condition, they will perish (Mark 7:6-9) They are hypocrites, hence very far from the kingdom of God. They appear to know and serve the Lord, but their hearts are far from the Lord.
3. No More Far, But Citizens Of The Kingdom. Ephesians 2:8-10,13-19
This is what God wants for us. He created us for this purpose, that we will know Him so that we are restored to the relationship we lost in Adam. He wants us to love Him wholeheartedly. This situation happens when we are washed by the blood of the Lamb, sins forgiven, hearts cleansed, and we believe on Him with all our hearts. Thus, we are no more far but already in the kingdom of God. Christ broke down the wall of partition between us and God, He reconciled us to God. He made peace between us so that we are no more strangers but citizens in God’s kingdom. Taking the right step of accepting the Lord as our Saviour helps us to qualify for heaven.
And one of these days, the rapture will take place (it has not taken place yet, we are not in the great tribulation yet). One of these days, the trumpet shall sound and the dead will rise, and we which are alive will be caught up together with them. I pray you will not be far from the kingdom of God but you will be born again, saved, sanctified, recreated, redeemed and restored in the blood of the Lamb and you can say assuredly that you are a child of God.
The first commandments is to love the Lord God with all your heart, spirit, soul, strength, skill and intelligence and love your Neighbour as yourself, and believers as Christ has loved us.
After this special study, we go to show the people that we love them practically, personally, positive and in a progressive way in Jesus name.
Rise up and pray, transferring what you have learnt from your head to your heart, with the assurance that you are no more far from the kingdom of God.
GS confesses his love to us:
God bless you. I love you, and I know you love me too. One of these days, I will see you face to face. The Lord be with you and make His love established in your life and family. My love and greetings to you and your loved ones, God bless you.
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