Seek and find

A young man, so the story goes, came to one of the Christian teachers of the early centuries and expressed his desire to find God. The teacher said “My son, I can show you the way to find God. Come with me”. He led the youth to a river bank, not far away.
“Now come!” instructed the teacher, as he kept step with the youth into the river. Farther and farther out, they waded until at last the youth had to stand on his toes to keep his nose above the water. Then the teacher submerged the youth in water for a brief moment.
Dreadful thoughts raced through the young man’s mind. His lungs ached. He struggled to hold his breath. He wondered whether the teacher meant that he must die before he could know or find God.
At last the teacher raised the youth’s head above the water. As the young man gasped for air, the teacher smiled and asked him this question: “A moment ago when your head was beneath the water, what was the one thing you desired MORE than anything else in the world?”
“Oh, air teacher” gasped the youth. “I wanted air!” “Ah! my son, when you desire God as much as you desire air, then you shall find God” explained the teacher. “Desire God more than every other thing,” emphasised the teacher. And only one thing separates you from God.

There is a gulf between you and all that God offers. That is SIN. Sin is the most deadly thing you ever played with. The consequence is everlasting punishment. All liars, cheats, fornicators, adulterers, thieves, stargazers, witches, wizards, familiar spirits, whoremongers, backbiters, whisperers, homosexuals and lesbians will end up in everlasting torment except they repent … Wait a minute! How will you feel at the end if you carelessly walk your way to hell – place of eternal torment? The thought is frightening. The agony, pain and torment are intolerable. Lament takes the place of laughter in hell fire.

There is a great peace in God. Joy and love overflow in the hearts of those who have Christ. Jesus says “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things – peace, joy, prosperity, love, deliverance  shall be added unto you” Matthew 6:33. God will put an
end to misery, sorrow, bad luck, suffering and demonic oppression in your life. Mrs V’s life was a misery. She daily lived with the fear of death. She will tell the rest of the story: “I had everything needed for a comfortable life. My business was flourishing but each dawning morning dropped the
fear of death in my heart. My life was devoid of peace. I waded through fear, despair and demonic oppression till a friend showed me the solution. She invited me to the Deeper Life Bible Church where I heard about the solution to my problem. The solution is Jesus Christ. I believed on Him and confessed my sins, repented of them and the peace of God came into my heart. “I got saved”.
You can be saved today. The unparalleled Saviour is at hand.

“But it is not the will of God that anyone should perish but that all should have everlasting life”. Jesus Christ gives that everlasting life… Seek the Lord, lest He break out like fire… and there be none to quench it” Amos 5:4,6. God has a plan for your life. He wants “to give you an expected end” Jeremiah 29:11. Therefore, seek Him. He is more precious than worldly pleasure. God is more
glorious than worldly gain. Sin hurts but God helps. Seek God and forsake sin now. Call upon Him to forgive and cleanse you from all unrighteousness. Jesus died for your sins. You don’t need to die again.
Now that you are willing to forsake sin, realise that Jesus is near to receive you. If you draw near unto Him, He will draw near unto you also. Come as you are and He will roll away your burden – sin. He is the unparalleled Saviour.
Jesus is near you as you decisively forsake all else and seek Him now. Confess your sins right where you are. As you confess make a quality decision to turn away from all appearances of sin. Ask God to forgive you through Jesus Christ and believe He has done this. Believe that God will keep you from all sins till Jesus returns to take you to Heaven. Enter in by faith TODAY and become a partaker of an endless stream of divine resources.
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Author: Joseph Oladokun

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