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We shall give account

Focus: Romans 14:11-12 - KJV

11. For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. 12. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

Genesis 50:15-20

Joseph the son of Jacob (Israel) was a special being. God gave him a dream as a young lad and he told his siblings and father to the effect that all of them would bow before him at a time to come. The siblings were enraged and meant to kill him. They mesmerized him and sold him as slave instead. He landed in Egypt and eventually became the custodian of the Egyptian Estate after much suffering. As fate would have it, all his siblings came and bowed their knees and even gave account of their deeds in the end seeking mercy. Like Joseph, Christ came carrying the assurance as the King of kings and Lord of lords that all knees would bow before Him in the end; was mesmerized and submitted Himself unto death. Like Joseph, the bowing knees come in the end. Joseph had mercy on his siblings. Christ also has shown mercy to those who “killed” Him. He particularly prayed the father to forgive them for they knew not what they did. So, for them, God is able to wink at their misdeeds for coming at the time of ignorance. But for those to whom the Light has been shown and have refused to draw near the Light, they will surely give account of themselves to God. What that presupposes is mercy is not likely to avail such people. Indeed, every one of us will give account to wit: this is what you did in the face of the Light, why? At that time the Christ comes not as a lamb for slaughter but as the Judge of the earth, the Lion of the tribe of Judah.

Today, like the siblings of Joseph, there are those gallivanting and putting themselves in the place of lords, having no thoughts about tomorrow. Even if they be lords, a day comes and very soon when all knees would bow to the Lord of lords, and everyone would give account of his works. What are your works like? Look at those people under you and be sure you are not afflicting them with pain. If you are doing so, please repent for if you don’t, what account will you give unto Christ: that you kept crucifying Him after He had been crucified for you? The Lord of lords seeks not to judge in condemnation but to receive the repentant unto Himself. What shall it be?

SOLUTION: Repent and eschew all appearances of evil in your daily conversation. Draw near unto God to deal in righteousness from now. If you never had a relationship with God before now, it is the best time for you to ask Christ to take over your life and lead it in righteousness.

The Almighty God the Father of Light will shine the light of His countenance upon you from today in Jesus name. May the light of the countenance of God lead you into righteous living better than ever from today so that when we all give account you are able to give a good one in Jesus name. Be of good cheer.

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