Go For The Word

The Word reveals your Identity...On the twentieth day of my prescribed forty days fast in my eighteenth year of living, my feeble legs managed to bear my skeletal architecture as I went about the house chores on a Saturday morning...

While I was busy sweeping, I bent over to sweep out dirt from under my bed. My broom encountered an object that was too stubborn to submit to its leadership at that moment. I looked under my bed to find out what it was. I saw a book of large volume with a red thick leather cover having the inscription 'HOLY BIBLE' in golden color. Efforts made to get hold of the book flung it open to the book of Deuteronomy and a piece of paper fell off from its pages. My eyes caught the line "...in case of those who hate me", in the ninth verse of the fifth chapter. 

Tears rolled down my cheeks as I remembered how I have been injected severally with doses of fear without knowing that there was an exception to the decree in that verse. The trend has it that young people whose fathers served as Shrine priests die at the peak of their teenage if they refuse to follow that path and my desire not to be numbered among these folks landed me in the hands of people who told me that I had to fulfill several requirements for me not to feature in that story. The next day would mark my nineteenth birthday and I was yet to meet all the requirements.

I picked the paper on the floor that had fallen from my Bible and saw quotations I had written down years back those days as a child in my church. It was given to us to learn for recitation during Sunday services. Gal.3.13 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." (NLT) Acts.13.39 Everyone who believes in him is freed from all guilt and declared right with God--something the Jewish law could never do. (NLT)

Col 2:14 He canceled out every legal violation we had on our record and the old arrest warrant that stood to indict us. He erased it all—our sins, our stained soul—he deleted it all and they cannot be retrieved! Everything we once were in Adam has been placed onto his cross and nailed permanently there as a public display of cancellation. 15 Then Jesus made a public spectacle of all the powers and principalities of darkness, stripping away from them every weapon and all their spiritual authority and power to accuse us. And by the power of the cross, Jesus led them around as prisoners in a procession of triumph. He was not their prisoner; they were his! (TPT) My experience of encountering these words left my heart with an indelible imprint that I would live and die for. When there is a clash between human doctrine and the doctrine of Christ, go for the Word. The best place to be is in the truth.

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