August 24, 2021 New Geanaration Grace Ministry Devotional : Topic – Close Relationship with Christ
New Generation Grace Ministry
Tuesday August 24th, 2021
Title: Close Relationship with Christ
Do you know that it is our father’s wish that we come to know Him better? God does not sleep nor rest because of us. He is constantly thinking about us as our father in heaven.
For us to know God we have to develop a personal relationship with Him. There is no way we will know Him if we don’t have relationship with Him first. You cannot just jump into God by merely going to church every Sunday, by getting confirmation, holy communion and things like that. Knowing God is more deeper than that.
A lot of times I have met some people , and tried to share the message of salvation with them , they will tell me oh! Stop preaching to me because I am a Christian because I go to so and so church, this or that so you don’t need to preach to me. Wow! Belonging to any religious organization will not qualify us to know God.
For us to know God we have to first of all have personal encounter with Jesus. After the personal encounter, you must notice something different in your life when you have that encounter, you will never forget that day until Christ returns. After that encounter you will start to feel the power of God in your life. (John 1:12 )says : But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become sons of God, even to them that believe on His name.
The moment you get that encounter with Jesus your life will not remain the same. You will feel it yourself. From there God will begin to draw nearer to you. Do you know why it is very important for us to have personal encounter with Jesus? (Matthew 7:21 -23 )says: Not everyone who says to me Lord, Lord ; will enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but only the one who does the will of My father in heaven. Many will say to me on that day Lord; Lord; did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name cast out demons, and in your name perform many miracles ? And then I will declare to them , “ I never knew you; leave Me, you who practice lawlessness. It is a dangerous thing to be in a church or any religious organization without knowing God or God knowing you.
Yes He created you and me .He knows you from your mother’s womb, there is a proper channel we have to follow for Him to know us , so that we can reign eternity with Him. The verses above are referring to Christians. If you get admitted into a college and you keep going to that college for four years but all that time you were in school you never followed the proper channels, you were attending classes but you didn’t read your books , not following the school protocols, at the end , and you don’t follow the rules of the school. When your classmates will be graduating you will fail.
It is very dangerous to answer a Christian but We are not following the right channels to know God. It is very important for us to go through the right channels now so that we will not miss heaven. (2Timothy 3: 1-5)This know also, that in the last days perilous time shall come. For men shall be lovers of themselves, covetous, boasters, proud , blasphemers, disobedient to parents,unthankful, unholy. Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof; from such turn away. Many of us have the form of godliness but we are denying His power.
Trillions of people are Christians in this our generation, but how many are really born again.? Not all that call Lord; Lord ; shall go to the Kingdom of God. It is imperative that we examine ourselves to know where we are in our Christian journey. If you have not had encounter with Jesus, please pray so that you will receive supernatural visitation from Jesus today .
The ways to know God . God loves you and has a plan for you.Jesus said He came that we may have life and have it more abundantly. (John 10:10. )The Bible says in Romans 3:23 All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. John 14: 6. Jesus said I am the way, the truth and the life; no one comes to the father, but through me.
Come to Jesus today. Confess your sins, accept Him as your Lord and savior. Surrender your life and ask Him to come into your life. Your life will not remain the same. Start reading your bible, start spending time with God in prayers , spend your time with Him by reading your bible. The Bible says pray without ceasing. Join a church where you can learn more of the word of God. May God bless you.
Prayers: My father in heaven, by your mercy please draw me closer to your word. Help me to have a deeper knowledge of you. Hold me in your powerful hand. Give me grace to endure till the end. I thank you Lord for your word that is made manifest in my life. Thank you Lord for the grace to be your child. Cover me in the precious blood of your Son Jesus Christ in the name of the father, the son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Further Reading: Matthew 24.