Bible Reading: Genesis 11
Memory Verse: Genesis 11: 1
And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.
Good morning ladies and gentlemen! How are you all doing? How has October been treating you so far? I am declaring good things for myself this month, so I am very positive and expectant of God to do His will this month. What about you? What do you believe would happen for you this month? Are you excited about this month? What are you waiting on God to achieve for you? Just keep on trusting in God, I believe that God is going to visit each and every single one of you, one way or another. Hallelujah!
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Today, we are going to explore the topic, “Are we one?” We would be focusing on Genesis chapter 11 verse 1. In this time period of the story, the flood has occurred and there have been many generations after Noah and his three sons. At this point in time, everyone on earth was speaking the same language.
The verse made a distinction between language and speech. I took it upon myself to find the definitions of these two words. According to the Oxford Dictionary, “language” is the method of human communication, either spoken or written, consisting of the use of words in a structured and conventional way. Speech is explained in the Oxford Dictionary as the expression of or the ability to express thoughts and feelings by articulate sounds.
The main difference between speech and language is that speech has to do with the expression of thoughts and feelings through sounds, and the latter a method of written or spoken communication. God made the language and speech the same so that we all as Christians can act as a support to each other. Imagine you could understand what your peers in other parts of the world are saying? This could help in tremendous ways.
The main aim was to have all humans understanding themselves so that there is a united front against the enemy. This was a way to get ourselves to understand the importance of togetherness in Christ. This was to encourage people to check up on each other and motivate others in Christ. Not only was it good spiritually but physically as well. Terms of trade would be better because both parties understood each other clearly. Conflicts would have reduced because people would be able to express their views easily. All in all, this would have been a very easy way of living.
However, when you read on, you will see that the sinful nature of man came to override all this. The question now is that regardless of the whole world speaking different languages and having different forms of speech, “Are we still one?” We are Christians are all one because we are all in Christ. Once we become Christians, we have all taken up Christ and denied ourselves. We are all part of God’s family. We all share one identity. Thus we are all one in Christ. This is why as Christians we must fight from a united front; to conquer the enemy. This is something that is not easy for most Christians to do because everyone is focused on the magnitude of their blessings that at times the key things in our walk with God are forgotten.
Some of the most selfish people I know are Christians. They always think about themselves and what they want God to do for them. They never pause to ask how you are doing or just encourage/ support you in prayer. If this is what is happening, how can we stand as a united front and fight off the enemy? These are some of the traits Christians have that discourages people to come into Christianity.
All other people who are not in Christ are also one. They have the same goal, which is usually to counter the existence of God, and they all work together at doing so. Non- Christians are so passionate about their beliefs. Whenever they are doing something that they deem important, the support each other and do it. If these are the types of people we are to preach the gospel to, do you think they would accept it? As Christians, we have relaxed for so long. We must not do so any longer. We are one in Christ. We have every authority above, on and beneath the earth. What are we doing with our power? Are obeying God? Or we are using them for selfish reasons? Think about these things carefully.
If you have heard of Christ and you want to know Him better; kindly repeat this prayer with all sincerity in your heart.
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!
Finally, I would like to once again encourage all of us to take Christ seriously. Do not only remember God when you are going through trials and you need a solution. Follow Him diligently, through thick or thin, and let’s practice our unity in Christ. Hallelujah!
Have a wonderful day and let God inspire you!
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