“Lose The Wait” was the title of my pastor’s sermon this past sunday. When it was first read aloud, we thought he meant, “Lose The Weight.” The congregation had a nice laugh before our pastor brought forth a very powerful message that The Lord had placed on his heart. It was after service when I pondered on the title and the context of the message. I began to think further of the birth of Jesus Christ in how our ancestors anticipated his birth, life and resurrection. Think about it, our ancestors, before Jesus’ life in the body, all heard the prophecies of the Messiah through the prophets and many who believed and in hope they waited for the prophecies to be fulfilled for generations. Our ancestors anticipated The Messiah to be born of a woman (Genesis 3:15.) They expected His birth to take place in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2.) Through the words of the Prophet Isaiah, they knew The Messiah would be born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14.) They knew that He would be beaten, spat on and falsely accused (Isaiah 50:6; Psalm 35:11.) Our ancestors heard that our Messiah would be crucified and that he would be resurrect from the dead and would ascend to heaven (Psalm 16:10; Psalm 49:15; Psalm 24:7-10.) They heard that the Messiah would be a sacrifice for sin (Isaiah 53:5-12.) Our ancestors heard and they WAITED. No longer do you have to wait. Jesus has lived life in the body, died, raised and distributed His Spirit as gift to His disciples. What are you waiting for? The Messiah still LIVES! He is LIFE, TRUTH and THE WAY. Stop seeking the “truth,” from anything outside of God’s word and lose the wait.
I want to share something with anyone seeking the truth:
A few years ago, I had moved out of my childhood home and into my very first apartment. I had done so because I wanted to “clear my head” but honestly, I believe I did so because I was in search for what I would later find, a relationship with Jesus Christ. I sat on my bed in my empty apartment and I prayed to God. At the time, I was feeling foolish I was not sure how to pray or talk to God. But I wanted badly for there to be change in my life so I did not stop. That night I prayed with tears and asked for a relationship with Christ Jesus. I also prayed for a bible that was closest to what God wanted for me and a church home. Yes, I prayed for specific needs. Before I knew it, I I had a church home, a bible in my hand and I was studying God’s Word with the help of my church family. I sought truth, with an open heart and gained truth. Are you truly seeking truth? Do you really want a relationship with Jesus Christ?