A group of missionaries went to preach the gospel in a village many years ago. Halfway into the first day of their outreach, the entire village was in tears of joy and there was a revival. The missionaries felt it was too easy to get the entire village saved, so they began to ask questions. The villagers had a powerful story to share: 

Some years earlier, the village was besieged by a group of rogue government soldiers who lined up the entire village for execution. Fear gripped everyone. Death felt so close and real. 

The first person in the queue was an old woman. As the soldiers lifted their swords to behead her, she let out a scream, “Oh God that died by execution, save me”. There was silence thereafter. Everyone was expecting their turn to die but were surprised there were no screams of pain for a moment. 

They summoned the courage to look up and saw that all the rogue soldiers were nowhere to be found. There was joy and relief. 

They told the missionaries, “From that day, we all began to pray to the God who died by execution. Whether it is planting or harvest season, whether for health or protection”. The missionaries were in awe. 

They then added, “Today, you came to tell us about the one who died by execution. We now know his name is Jesus Christ. That is why we are in tears”. 

Never take for granted what Jesus Christ did for you at the cross: 

At the cross, he cancelled the curse and replaced it with the blessing. We talk a lot about generational curses but we seem to forget about generational blessings that we got through Christ. 

But Christ has rescued us from the curse pronounced by the law. When he was hung on the cross, he took upon himself the curse for our wrongdoing. For it is written in the Scriptures, “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.” Through Christ Jesus, God has blessed the Gentiles with the same blessing he promised to Abraham, so that we who are believers might receive the promised Holy Spirit through faith.

Galatians 3:13-14 NLT

At the cross, he ensured that the devil and his demons were thoroughly defeated. Your victory over the forces of hell was settled. Any believer who the devil defeats permitted him to do so. We have victory in Christ. 

In this way, he disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross.

Colossians 2:15 NLT

Walk with confidence. Talk with confidence. Do not let fear keep you in one spot. Fear not! 

Let me help someone afraid of attacks from the “village”: 

For all people walk each in the name of his god, But we will walk in the name of the Lord our God Forever and ever.

Micah 4:5 NKJV

When anyone threatens with the name of their god, you should also walk in the name of Jesus Christ who paid the price for you. 

Say with me: I am the ransomed of the Lord and I have passed over. I am the redeemed of the Lord, I shall always return! 

temilOluwa Ola, Eruwa

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