By Pastor William F. Kumuyi
We are going to take a tour of the scriptures, in search of a man like no other man, who through-out the history of humani-ty, from Genesis to Malachi and from the time of the prophets as well as the pe-riod of the kings, there was none born of a woman that turned out to be out-standing and unique as He is. His coming was heralded by an angel from the throne of glory who informed us of the incredible mission the man is to accomplish.
Matthew 1:21 “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.”
The truth is, if you have the breath of life inside of you, which God Almighty gave to His creatures, but you do not have any cordial relationship with this man, it would have been better that you were not even born on earth. Let me rephrase it. It does not matter how popular and connected in society you may be and or whoever you know in this life, because without knowing this man, your contact list is hollow; whoever you are, without seeing this man, you are a nobody before God Almighty, because the gate of heaven will be perpetually locked for you and hell fire will become your eternal doom.
You need this man we are looking at because He is the only one certified by heaven to present you fit before God. He is the one that will save your soul. This man is beyond Moses the law giver. He is not like David the warrior king. His blessings for you outnumbers that of Abraham. He is much more anointed than John the Baptist. His reputation outstrips that of your church founder and the founder of your religion.
He has been living eternally in heaven before He came over to express His undying love for you and me. He was not born the way and manner in which you were born. A man did not have any conjugal intimacy and interaction with a woman before He was born. His birth was a mysterious miracle, which you will never find in history books: it goes beyond biology.
Isaiah 7:14 “…Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”
Isaiah 9:6 “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”
He was born by a virgin, lived an immaculate sinless life and performed awesome wonders, but was betrayed by Judas Iscariot. At the moment of His arrest, one of the guards who apprehended Him lost one of his ears, because it was cut off with a sword by a dis-ciple who staged a protest against the detention of Jesus. Though Jesus knew that He was en route to His death, yet, in compassion, He stooped, picked up the ear on the floor and glued it into place. While on the cross, in transit to heaven, were placed two felons in between Him. The vigilant criminal in Luke 23:42 “… said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.”
The King who has the key to the heavenly kingdom simply replied in Luke 23:43 “… Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.” Nobody, in such a dire constrained condition as He was, can talk like that. That is why I want to introduce you to this very Jesus because when you welcome Him into your life, He will turn it around for the better and you will never be the same again.
Luke 1:31,35,37 “And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. For with God nothing shall be impossible.”
Take a good look at your life: those inherent challenges in your life can be booted out, if you will recognize tge person of Jesus Christ. There is no sin in your life that God cannot take away.
John 1:29 “The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”
The moment John the Baptist saw Jesus approaching, he knew that he was a special breed different from the religious poseur Pharisees and Sadducees.
There are some unintelligent people out there who have the mindset that Jesus is only meant for a cross section of the world’s population. That is, the whites while the blacks are to be confined in African religion. But due to their myopic self-centeredness, they left the verdict of the Almighty God, the One who created them, out of the equation. The plan programme of God for everyone is to reconcile them back to Himself through the blood of Jesus so that they would return to His abode in heaven.
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Today as you believe and receive Jesus into your life, it will be made peculiar.