LOOKING UNTO JESUS (1) – Apostle Joshua Talena

(Hebrews 12:2) Looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Once again, Happy New Year. In this Year of New Dimension in Christ, we have to look unto Jesus, who is the Author and Finisher of our faith. The word “looking” comes from the Greek word “aphorao” meaning “to consider attentively.” It is derived from the Greek root word “apo” meaning “off, to look away.” This term is also synonymous with the Greek word “horao”, which means “to stare”.

So how can it make sense to both “consider attentively” and also to “look away?” It means, when we look to Jesus, we are to behold Him in a way that we cast down all distractions. Jesus is saying “look to me, with your undivided attention, purposefully looking away and putting off everything else that will serve as a distraction, and I will make a way because I am the Way, The Truth, and The Life” (John 14:6).

Focus on Jesus, who is the Author and the Finisher of our faith. He is the Great ‘I Am’, the Beginning and the End. He is the one who defeated the enemy once and for all!. Our Lion from the tribe of Judah even made a pit stop in hell on His way up to Heaven and snatched the keys out that that dirty devil’s hands! He is saying, give me your undivided attention, purposefully looking away and putting off everything else that will serve as a distraction, and I will make a way because I am the Way, The Truth, and The Life” (John 14:6).

Beloved, this year, make up your mind not to be distracted. This year is not the year to focus on any human being, look unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith. This Year, you shall be ten thousand times better than you have been. May the year favour you. As you look unto this year, you shall not be disappointed. Lines shall fall unto you in pleasant places. You shall excel in all that you have made up your mind to do and in all that you have placed your hands to do. I bless you. This Year 2022, carry your blessings in Jesus name, Amen. Happy New Year.

Meditation: This year 2022, look unto Jesus.

RM: Covenant of Possibilities

Prayer: Lord, help me to look unto you in Jesus name, Amen.

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