SUNDAY NOVEMBER 5,2017
SCRIPTURE Reading :-
ZACCHAEUS-ZEAL FOR CHRIST
There is no character in life called Laziness.
No man is lazy.
When you see a man who love to sit on the Soffa and watched Tv day and night,he is not a lazy man.
He simply directs his zeal from looking for Work to Tv,simple.
It takes a lot of energy to pick up the remote,make tea or coffee and memorise all the channel numbers.
His Zeal was in another land of his own interest.
What is ZEAL:-
-putting your energy on a thing,
-burning desire for a thing(“that” I may know Him-(Phil 3:10)
Working Passage :-
Introduction of Zacchaeus as:
-a public-can, public dustbin.
His life,ways,talk, all smells of rottenness.
-he is rich and stinky.
Everything goes,all bad things inhabit and enclaves his life.
-Satanic broadcasting stations,
who can analyse his or her fellow Christians (CNN)
JESUS CAME TO CLEAN ALL PUBLIC-CAN
-no hiding place.
He will locate you,in the name of Jesus.
Many Zacchaeus are in our churches today,
And Pastors are afraid to talk on this issues,WHY?
Many FEAR they will leave the church.
NO HIDING PLACE FOR CORRUPTION in NAHM.
But Zacchaeus was:-
-Not in need,
-Not Demon possessed,
So the question is :-
WHAT DO YOU PREACH TO HIM? “PURIFICATION”.
PURIFICATION TO THEIR SOULS:-
They must follow Jesus to their homes and receive Him.
They have to start a new life,and take away all worldly things.
SALVATION MUST COME TO YOUR HOME
You have come to Him,
He is ready and willing to come to you.
Jesus describes 4 Groups of people coming to church
Which of this do you belong?
But be rest assured,
Matt 22:2-4 ,says all things are ready for you to be accepted into the kingdom.
HOW DO I RECEIVE THIS EXCHANGE AND ZEALOUSNESS:-
1-Fellowshiping with Jesus in HIS OWN HOUSE
(Attending church services)
2-Feed with Jesus (On the WORD)
3-Genuine repentance,from your heart(out of a mans heart comes issues of life)
4-Depart from your old lives,get new spirit filled friends.
Secretly involving yourself in IMMORALITY,is drawing back His hands from manifesting.
5-Friends exchange visits,you must be prepared to follow Jesus to His heavenly home(John 14:1-3)
-Adulterers and fornicators cannot make it
-evil pastors cannot
-Doubtful christians cannot.
A day is coming when the trumpet shall sound,
WHICH WAY WILL YOU GO,
the NARROW WAY,OR THE WIDE WAY.
-The way:-prostitutes,liars,drunkards,unbelievers go ….,
The way of the righteous.
Ask yourself again:-
WHO WILL CELEBRATE YOU?
Heaven or Hell?
I pray you will not become GRACE IN THE GRAVE
Do not wait for God to use Jonah’s method on you.
1-I want to be among the righteous the saints,
Father,Deliver me from this AWFUL FLESH.
2-Ezekiel 43:10(show the house to the house)
Ask God to reveal yourself to you.