CHRISTIAN BE YE PERFECT.
Happy New Year to all Nigerians, we give God all the glory for keeping us alive up till today. This is the message of the Lord to all Nigerians for the year 2010. There are many messages here and there concerning the people of this nation both politicians and others too.
When the Lord said, “Be Ye Perfect”, many people may see it as a thing that can not be possible and few see it as a thing that they should work upon. Children of God if this would not be possible Our Lord Jesus Christ would not command us to be perfect. As a nation that has resources and blessed by God Almighty, there is no difference between us and the Israelites. But it is a pity because we don’t have leaders that have vision that is why they can’t produce any achievable thing. Those that called themselves Christian among them, things they will gain do not give them chance to rule well. For a country like Nigeria close to 50 years of Independent but we are living our lives as if a new born baby, because there is no progress and nothing to point to as our achievement.
Why are we in this mess? Because we fail to plan and we are bound to fail in as much we are not ready to follow the way of the Lord and we don’t have time to accept the truth “Who is the truth” Our Lord Jesus Christ is the truth. There are many people who call themselves Christians and they are going to the house of God all the time, they have Christian names and they were Baptistised, they have access to partake in Holy Communion and they have gone far to the level where people see them as church workers, but it is a pity God does not recognize them not to talk of knowing them as Christians.
Majority of our politicians if you ask them what is their religion? They will tell you they are from Christian homes and there family is a strong member of this and that Church and also they too are Christians. Imagine the atrocity they commit under the umbrella of Christianity and some of those who call themselve Men of God, it is a pity they too fail to accept the truth that is why they can’t tell their Church members the truth. No wonder message of Blessing and prosperity is the only message in the mouth of many preachers today. No wonder Nigeria is in problem all the time.
Children of God, in a situation like this we need to listen and follow the command of God as He said in His word. Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. Matthew 5: 48. This Command came out after the sermon on the mountain, He had been telling his disciple all they needed to know about God Almighty and finally He showed us the expectation of God from us. As Christians we need to study how we can meet the demand of God. The first step to take if we want to fulfill the command of our Lord Jesus Christ, we must have what we call Love and the Bible says God is Love John 3: 16 – 18 also in the book of St Matthew 5: 44 – 47. “But I say unto you, love your enemies bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you. That ye may be the children of your father which is in heaven” If God could show His love to the whole world and He sent His only begotten Son to come and He came to die on the Cross of Calvary to use His blood for the remission of our sins. What will it cause Christian today to love his / her neighbour wholeheartedly whether you know them or not either both of you are going to the same church or not. This is affecting we Christian today. If you see any body that is not from your church you feel as if you are better than them. You claim to be more holy than them; we need to be perfect like Our Father in heaven is perfect. Let us change from that kind of attitude. We are the children of the same father, the best way to lead people to the way of the Lord is when you show love to them with their condition or situation, don’t judge them as if you have got to the end of the road. Plead to them in love, until every Christian has love that is greater than the one they can control with this canal body then we can move to God’s perfection as His expectation from us. 1 Corinthians 13: 4 – 7, 1 John 4: 16, John 16: 27, John 13: 34 – 35.
Let everybody in this nation go back to genuine love to everyone, that is when we can achieve what we suppose to achieve. When the Leader loves his follower he will do something that will please them and he will work for their progress. When we do this, we are doing what God is expecting from us.
When our leaders start planning for the old age people, widows, fatherless and widowers, when they have compassion on people of this nation, and when they are ready to use the resources of this country for the benefits of the whole country, when they are ready to provide jobs for jobless Nigerians this is how we can show Love and if we can do this then we are doing the right thing before God. That is when we can be perfect. Children of God, there are many prophecies concerning year 2010, obedience to the word of God by moving to the level of perfection as our Lord Jesus Christ commands us will bail Nigeria out of the bad ones and it will help and bring the good ones to fulfillment.
Children of God let us work on it and stand on it and ready to do it, do what? Be ye perfect. Thank you very much see you next time.