A Special Message by our Man of God, Reverend (Dr) Chris Oyakhilome, PhD, DSc, D.D., during the Communion Service at The Garden Tomb.
3 IMPORTANT THINGS THAT JESUS BROUGHT THROUGH HIS MESSAGE:
It is too important about Jesus' message. This is the Gospel we preach.
NUMBER 1: LIFE
Eternal Life. Preach it where you are. Jesus came to give us Life. It's a different life from the human life. It is the God nature, the God- life that only God had and was abundant in Jesus. The life that Jesus lived, He came to give us, so that 'as the Father hath life in Himself; even so hath he given to the Son to have life in Himself.'
This is not the human life. This is the Life of God and is in Jesus. Everyone who has this Life lives a life that is more than a man. You think differently. You see differently. You think like God. You see like God. You live like God.
This life which He had with the Father was manifested to us. Eternal life.
NUMBER 2: JUSTIFICATION
Justification is so powerful. It is the declaration of righteousness. Here's the big thing: Eternal life that He gave us brought us the life of righteousness and the ability to live right. Justification is the legal side of it. It's so powerful. It means before God, we are found not guilty; declared righteous.
The message of justification. Jesus came to give us justification. The Bible says He was delivered on account of our transgressions, and raised up for our justification. So with the resurrection of Jesus, we are declared righteous.
Because we are new creatures, You know what justification is? It is not forgiveness.
Justification is the recognition of the new personality. That's what justification is. Justification means you are brought before God and God says, "You are not guilty." That is different from "You are forgiven." You understand?
Why? because if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature. He is a new species. Old things are passed away. All things are become new. He is not the same man that sinned. He's a new creation without a past. He has no past.
That why Romans 5:1 says "Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ". That message is so important. There are too many Christians that don't understand.
I said these are the biggest things of the Gospel. Number one is Eternal Life. Eternal life is received now; here when you receive Jesus as Lord of your life. That's what you get. You get eternal life. Your human life is supplanted, replaced by the life and nature of God. That's what you get.
Number 3 is the most important of the three, because Number 1 and Number 2 are the means to Number 3. Number 3 is the highest purpose of Jesus. Number 3 is the reason for Numbers 1 and 2.
NUMBER 3: FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD
That Number 3 is called Fellowship with God. It's so simple, but that is the major reason Jesus came. That is the biggest reason. That is Jesus' accomplishment. If you were to ask Jesus and say 'Master, what did you accomplish on Your life?', this would be the thing that He got. Everything else was for this purpose. Fellowship with God.
God's desire was to have oneness with us,fellowship with us. It is God's greatest dream. If you read the Bible, you will find there was one thing that Jesus priced more than anything else. It was His fellowship with His Father. That was the most important thing with Him. His relationship with His Father. His fellowship with His Father. The relationship, the oneness with His Father.
He walked with His Father. He said 'My Father worketh hitherto, and I work'. ' I do what I see with my Father.' He said ' I please my Father always'. He said 'Therefore does my Father love me, because I do those things that are pleasing in His sight'.
All the time you find Jesus talking about His Father. He was bold about His Father. He loved His Father.
When it came to this, to be separated from His Father for even a moment, He was not ready. He said, ' If this be thy will, let this cup pass from me.' When it came to this, to be separated from Him for a short while, He said 'No. Let this cup pass from me. I don't want to die'.
And after praying for about an hour, He said 'Father, I am not the one choosing to do this. It is your choice.' He said, 'Not my will, but your will. If this is what you want, I will go.'
He was going to be separated from Him, How? When the sins of man were laid upon Jesus, the Father would turn His back, for the Bible says the Father is too holy and doesn't look at sin.
And so when Jesus was on the Cross, He cried out 'My Father, My Father, why have you forsaken me?' The Bible says 'He was made sin for us that we might be made...Glory to God. Thank you Lord Jesus...that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.' Blessed Father! Thank you Lord Jesus.
'...That we might be made the righteousness of God.'
He has done it, He's accomplished it. Now we have His life. Now we have his righteousness. Now we are one with Him and we, like Jesus can say ' I and my Father are one.'
Now we can think like Him, 'as my Father sent me, so send I you'. So we go like Him. Now we can tell the whole world about our love for Jesus. Amen?
I love Jesus. I want the whole world to know that I love Jesus. He is the most important thing. Notice what I said: "thing", which means whether there are humans, there are angels, there are beings, there are things of whatever value, Jesus is the most important thing in Heaven. He is the Father's Pride, so much so that the Father chose that all Fullness should be in Him. Hallelujah!
And He has found His home in my heart. Thank you Lord.
Worship Him and thank Him.