Sunday, 22 December 2013

RESTORED TO GLORY

Spirit & Life Devotional
Sunday, December 22
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim

RESTORED TO GLORY

Acts 20:9-10 NKJV "And in a window sat a certain young man named Eutychus, who was sinking into a deep sleep. He was overcome by sleep; and as Paul continued speaking, he fell down from the third story and was taken up dead. But Paul went down, fell on him, and embracing him said, “Do not trouble yourselves, for his life is in him.”

In my opinion, the above is one of the most amazing passages of the Bible! Something happens in me every time I read it. What a manifestation of power! What a revelation of grace! Raising the dead without stress and sweat! Wow! Glory to God!

That story gives hope: you know, there are times when we sleep and fall as believers, and the fall is so great that it seems we'll never recover from it. I counsel you not to give up at such times: Eutychus came back to life; you too will come back to life in Jesus' name! Amen.

And that's exactly what Jesus came to do on earth. Man had fallen deep in sin and very far away from God; man had fallen from the exalted position where God placed him, down into the captivity of Satan and sin; but Jesus came and restored us, not only to life, but also to our inheritance and to our position! Today, we are far above principalities and powers, seated together with Christ in heavenly places! Hallelujah!