Pastor friend asked me Pastor Antwi; how can I stay positively. dependable and focused on the Holy Ghost. This was my answer to his question which I am going to share with you today:
1 Corinthians 1:24;
….to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God.
People today run after two things: miraculous signs/wonders and knowledge. It was no different in Bible times. The apostle Paul acknowledged that “Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom”. (1 Corinthians 1:22)
So when Paul preached Christ crucified as God’s solution to them, the message was “to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness”. (1 Corinthians 1:23) They didn’t understand how getting a revelation of Jesus and His death could give them the miracles they needed or the wisdom they wanted.
Beloved, we don’t have to run after miracles or knowledge or wisdom today. We just need to run after Jesus Christ because He is “the power of God and the wisdom of God”. The more we know Christ and his crucifixion, the more we will have the power and wisdom of God.
Several church members have shared how they have seen the power of God blast illnesses, demonic attacks, financial debts, marital problems etc. out of their lives. Not knowing what to do about their issues, they looked to the Lord to deliver them. And the Lord did so mightily because He is indeed the power of God.
So if you are facing any kind of negative situation, know that Christ has the power to set you free. And because He is also the wisdom of God, He will show you where you went wrong and teach you how to remain in Him and His word in you. John 15:7 (NIV) “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you”.
Let me give you another illustration. Let’s say a man, whose wife has dissected him, looks to Jesus to bring his wife back. Christ, the power of God, brings about a miraculous restoration of their marriage. But it is Christ, the wisdom of God, who will teach the husband how to keep his wife by showing him what he had done wrong and what to do to strengthen the marriage.
If the husband does not have this wisdom, it will only be a matter of time before the same problems surface and his wife leaves him again.
My friends, Christ is both the power and wisdom of God to us. As the power of God, He removes obstacles from our paths. As the wisdom of God, He continues to direct our paths!
In conclusion precious one; I encourage you to focus on Christ, chase after Him with all diligence.
“4. I sought the LORD, and He answered me; He delivered me from
all my fears. “5 Those who look to Him are radiant with joy; their faces shall never be ashamed. “6 This poor man called out, and the LORD heard him; He saved him from all his troubles”
Look into Christ, run after Him and His goodness and mercies shall follow you all the days of your life. God richly bless you.
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