Bible Reading: Genesis 9
Memory Verse: Genesis 9: 11
And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by waters of a flood; neither shall there anymore be a flood to destroy the earth.
Good morning ladies and gentlemen! How are you all doing? How was your night? Did you sleep well? I want to use this opportunity first of all to apologize for a late post yesterday. I am scheduling my time better so that I may be able to post Sammie’s Daily Dose on time. Kindly bear with me. Today, I would encourage each and every single one of you to spend a little more time than you usually do. God is our source. We can never have enough of Him. You could do this in the evening, your lunch break or before you sleep. Please remember to do this. Not only does it strengthen your Spirit, but it fills you and makes you overjoyed. This is a way to keep your light shining. You are availing yourself to become more Christ- like. Hallelujah! Let’s make it a daily challenge from now till next week Wednesday. Let’s call it the Christ- Like Growth Challenge. Let’s be part of it and encourage others to be part of it. Spend some time reading the Word just a bit more than usual. Pray a little more than usual. Let us see the difference in you in just one week. Officially this challenge has begun. I am participating in it too. Check on Sammie’s Daily Dose’s social media pages for lesson I learnt from this challenge. You do same too. Let’s make this walk with Christ fun and let us encourage one another. God bless you all.
This message is Part 33 of The Genesis Story. Slowly, we are building our faith in Christ through this book. Not only that; we are learning more and more about the faces of God, His unchanging and unfathomable love for us. This book is unveiling to us how awesome God is and is encouraging us to continue in Him. Hallelujah!
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Today we are looking at Genesis chapter 9, verse 11. This is verse God a covenant that He was not going to destroy man or the earth through floods any longer. This covenant is very interesting and intriguing. There are two reasons why this covenant was made. Firstly, God was sad about this act. This was because God did not want to have to destroy His people. He made this preparation for the coming of His Son and the second coming of His Son. God knows the beginning from the end. He knew that His Son was coming to deliver the world from sin. He made this covenant and symbolized it with a rainbow, as a reminder of the coming of His to earth to take sin away from the world. This preparation is preparing for the second coming as well because at the second coming of Christ all His followers will be lifted in glory to join their Father and all others would be punished for not coming to Christ. God did not want to punish the world out of anger but out of the fact that they made the decision not to follow Him. This is the first reason.
Secondly, God’s covenant was to serve as a reminder to all humans of what God did in the past due to our sinful nature. This covenant is to remind us of the consequences of our sinful nature. Not only was this covenant made as a reminder to God as stated in the previous paragraph but also to man. It is a reminder for us to be careful of our ways. It is a reminder to keep us in check and remind us not live a luke- warm like but follow God entirely. When you read further, God used a rainbow to symbolize this covenant because man is more susceptible to believe the physical. If it were a spiritual rainbow, a lot of Christians would not believe it. In fact, there are so many Christian who do not believe in God entirely. This is a vivid and clear symbol that can be seen by all- reminding us to change our ways.
If you have seen a rainbow before you know that no one knows where the rainbow starts or where the rainbow ends. The rainbow can be seen from all over a town or city. This is so that it is visible by everyone. Also so that man will not say that they are created the rainbow or understand the formation of the rainbow. God wanted to show His Glory (through the beauty and uniqueness of the rainbow) and His Power (through the fact that it has no beginning and no end- just like God) through this covenant.
The rainbow is a representation of God to man. It is comes about as a gentle reminder. It is bright and is visible in many places. It has no beginning and no end. It rides in between the clouds. These are all symbolic things of the second coming. We know that God would come in glory (the beauty) and can be seen be everyone all over the earth (visible to all in a particular city/ town). In the second coming, God will be riding in the clouds (rainbows rides in between the clouds)
Anytime you see a rainbow, do not just awe at it beauty and unique. Let it serve as reminder for you. Think of your life and evaluate whether you are on the right path or not. Correct all the things that you know God would not be happy about and grow closer to Him. Let it also be a reminder that God is coming soon to take His children away. Would you be part? God bless.
If you were awed by this message and you want to be part of God’s family, kindly repeat this prayer.
I come to you today as a sinner. I admit that I am a sinner. I believe that Jesus is your Son and He came on to this earth to die for my sins. Dear Lord, let your Son come and fill me. Lord, I ask that He cleanses me off my sins. I am ready to stand for you and profess your Name. Thank you Lord. Amen.
If you repeated this prayer with all the sincerity of your heart, congratulations!! You are now a part of God’s family. Welcome to the greatest family ever. Heaven is jubilating on your arrival. Your fellow brothers and sisters are also excited to have you on board. You can now be exempted from the wrath of the enemy and of God. Not only do you experience this, but your whole family as well. Wow! Isn’t the God you serve so cool? He is. Not only do you enjoy this, but you enjoy other blessings God has in store for His children.
Being a child of God is a wonderful thing. The road might not always be easy but God is with you each and every step of the way. Guiding you, helping you and encouraging up. You will never regret this decision; I can assure you of that. Two things I would recommend for you to do are;
Get yourself a Bible (in a version you understand) and meditate on it day and night. In Joshua 1:8, we are told that when you meditate on the Word day and night, you will be prosperous and successful.
Find a Bible- believing church to attend and fellowship with other Christians. This would help you grow spiritually.
I am excited that you made this decision. Welcome! If you would like some help or more understanding into anything, you can leave a message (adding your email address) and I would be willing and happy to help you out. Hallelujah!
I will like to end this message by pleading with you to evaluate your life. Take away things that are not pleasing to God, for Christ is coming again and He is coming soon. Would you be part of the people who go with Him?
Have a wonderful day and let God inspire you!
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