Have you ever wondered what makes a man or a woman to identify himself or herself as part of a family? Every person born into this world was born into a family. We studied something interesting back in school about the various families that exist in the plant kingdom and the animal kingdom.
If I could summarise the gospel in one word it would be this – “FAMILY”.
The Apostle John wrote these words:
John 3:16 – For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
God so loved the world that He wanted to create a family to live and enjoy the everlasting life that He has in Heaven. You are part of God’s great plan in creating a family. Maybe you are wondering why then things appear to be tough in this life. It is because you have not yet tapped into the power that you have as a member of the family of heaven. Not all members of a family are the same, however, if you put all members of a family as one group, they become a strong force.
A good example is the ant kingdom. They live as a family. Ants are able to built complex structures to shelter and prosper every member of the ant kingdom working together as a group. However, every individual ant is weak and fragile, but when put together, they are able to accomplish great things.
Another striking example is with the “Cat” family. Do you know that in the cat family we find animals such as tigers, lions, cheetahs, jaguar, puma, leopard and the little pussycat at home. If you attack that little cat at home, you can defeat it; but of you try and attack the “Cat family”, you will have to go through tigers, leopard, cheetahs and lions. If the little tiny pussycat is wise enough to call on members of his family when he is under attack, whoever has been holding him down will flee wildly away from the pussy cat.
This is the same with us. We have, in our family, the Lion of the tribe of Judah. Wow!!
Revelations 5:5 – Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.”
John was being tormented and left to die in the isle of Patmos. He was aggrieved, but an elder of the Lord said to him “don’t cry, see the lion of the tribe of Judah is able to open the scroll”. You are part of God’s family because the DNA of God flows in your blood.
I have a word for you today:
- The Lion of the tribe of Judah shall open your bank account.
- The lion of Judah shall open opportunities for you.
- The Lion of Judah shall break every chain holding you down.
- The Lion of Judah shall fight your battles for you.
Don’t weep believers in Christ, you are part of the family of God.
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