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Preparing For Heaven by Pastor W. F Kumuyi

Welcome to Daily Manna Devotional written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi
Today Monday October 10, 2016

TOPIC: Preparing For Heaven

Text: Titus 2:9-15

Key Verse:
“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live
soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world” (Titus
2:11,12).

MESSAGE:
The Bible has a word for every situation,
whether past, present, the earthly tomorrow or the eternal future. This
is because it was written by the One Who has always been in these
circumstances. The Bible says our God is the “same yesterday, and today
and forever” (Hebrews 3:8). As heaven-bound Christians, the presentation
in Titus 2:11-14 should be our spiritual handbook.

What
we do on earth should be in favorable response to what the Lord has
done for us. He brought salvation through Jesus Christ’s death on the
cross at Calvary. Without it, we are lost and would have remained so for
eternity. This unmerited love (grace), should now move us to deny
ungodliness, worldly lusts and vices which have taken hold of mankind.
We are expected to live “soberly,righteously, and godly, in this present
world”(verse 11). This way of life, sharply different from what obtains
outside the Church, is to keep us watchful in expectation of “that
blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our
Saviour Jesus Christ” (verses 13,14). Consequentially, if we are
constantly watching for our Lord’s second coming, we must not fail to
obey what He taught us, beginning with the injunctions in the Sermon on
the Mount through His commandment on the Great Commission to His final
word in Revelation: “Surely I come quickly”.

The
implication is that since He is coming “quickly” (soon), we must
“Watch… therefore, and pray always, …[and] be accounted worthy to
escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the
Son of man” (Luke 21:36). The chief evidence of faithful stewardship
and waiting is to heed the word of Christ: “If ye continue in my word,
then are ye my disciples indeed” (John 8:31).

Thought for the day: Faithfully waiting for Jesus’ return amounts to preparing for heaven.

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