Morning Message of Motivation – The New Testament 17

Morning Message of Motivation
The New Testament 17
By Rev. Robert Ampiah-Kwofi
The New Birth is God’s own way of producing His children.
God’s plan has always been to fill this earth with His own children.
Adam was the first created son of God.
Luke traced the genealogy of Christ all the way to Adam.
The Scriptures call Adam the son of God.
Luke 3:38 ESV
“the son of Enos, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.”
God commanded Adam and Eve to be fruitful and fill the earth with sons of God.
Genesis 1:28 ESV
And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
Adam and Eve fell, but God still had a plan of redemption and salvation.
God had a plan for birthing His new family through Jesus Christ.
John 1:12 NKJV
“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:”
Sin entered into the world after the fall of Adam.
Man lost the nature of God, that he originally possessed.
Adam’s disobedience made all men become sinners.
Romans 5:19 NKJV
“For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.”
God still loved mankind even in our fallen state.
John 3:16 NKJV
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
God decided to adopt us back as His children by Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 1:5 NKJV
“having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will”
God, because of His great love for us, sent Christ to recreate us to become His children again.
You are God’s child.
You are engraved in the palm of His hand.
You are the apple of God’s eye.
May God power rest on you mightily for greater exploits, in Jesus’ name.

Morning Message of Motivation – The New Testament 16

Morning Message of Motivation
The New Testament 16
By Rev. Robert Ampiah-Kwofi
Among the simple but great truths of the New Testament is the truth of the New Birth.
The New Birth is a totally divine process whereby God removes the sinful spirit from a man and gives him a new spirit.
Ezekiel 36:26 KJV
“A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.”
Almighty God promised to change men’s hearts and put new spirits into men.
Jeremiah spoke about the New Covenant.
Jeremiah 31:31 NKJV
“Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah”
This New Covenant would differ significantly from the Old Covenant which the Israelites had flouted.
Jeremiah 31:32a NKJV
“Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers”
The big difference was that God would now inscribe His Law on the hearts of men.
Jeremiah 31:33 NKJV
“But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.”
Men and women would be brought into a personal relationship with Jehovah God.
Jeremiah 31:34 NKJV
“No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.”
God would work on the hearts of sinful men and make them new creations. The Old Covenant rites of circumcision would become irrelevant.
Galatians 6:15 NIV
“Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is the new creation.”
May you walk in the blessings and benefits of the New Covenant.
May you enjoy the fruits of your labour.
May God bless the work of your hands, in Jesus’ name.

Morning Message of Motivation – The New Testament 15

Morning Message of Motivation
The New Testament 15
By Rev. Robert Ampiah-Kwofi
Righteousness is our right standing with God.
It is God’s most vital provision for us in the New Covenant.
2 Corinthians 5:21 NKJV
“For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
Almighty God provided Abraham with righteousness because He wanted to enter into a covenant with him. Covenant partners must be in right standing with each other.
Genesis 15:1 NKJV
“After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.”
Abraham was however not satisfied because he still didn’t have an heir.
Genesis 15:2 NIV
“But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?”
God reassured Abraham that his own son would be his heir.
Genesis 15:4 NIV
“Then the word of the Lord came to him: “This man will not be your heir, but a son who is your own flesh and blood will be your heir.”
The God asked him to count the stars.
Genesis 15:5 NIV
“He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”
Then Abraham believed God.
Genesis 15:6 NIV
“Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness.”
Abraham didn’t have the 100% good works required to become righteous before God.
However Abraham had faith.
God counted his faith to be his righteousness.
Abraham was now righteous before God.
God made a covenant with him that same day.
Genesis 15:18 NKJV
“On the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying: “To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates—”
You are the righteousness of God in Christ.
You have a right standing with God.
You are God’s covenant partner.
May Almighty God supply all your need abundantly, in Jesus name.

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Morning Message of Motivation
The New Testament 14
By Rev. Robert Ampiah-Kwofi
Righteousness is one of the greatest provisions of the New Testament. Righteousness is defined as having a right standing with God.
It is simply having a right relationship with God.
God is the only person qualified to determine who has a right relationship with Him.
Righteousness is determined by how God sees a person.
Colossians 1:22 NIV
“But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation—”
If God sees you as righteous then you are righteous.
God has a way to make people righteous before Him, without depending on their good deeds.
Romans 4:6 NIV
“David says the same thing when he speaks of the blessedness of the one to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:”
God can credit righteousness to a person, irrespective of the persons deeds.
Abraham was the first person to benefit from this divine favour.
Romans 4:3 NIV
“What does Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”
Abraham did not become righteous because of his good deeds.
Abraham became righteous or (Right in the sight of God) because he believed God.
God credited his faith to him as righteousness.
Abraham’s faith brought him into a right standing with God.
Romans 4:5 NIV
“However, to the one who does not work but trusts God who justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as righteousness.”
This process of obtaining righteousness through faith is available to everyone, who believes in Jesus.
Romans 10:10 NKJV
“For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
The Jews failed because they rejected God’s pathway to obtain righteousness.
Romans 10:3 NKJV
“For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God.”
You are right in the sight of God when you believe and trust Him.
You are blessed.
The Lord is not counting your sins against you.
May the door of great favour be opened to you, in Jesus name.

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Morning Message of Motivation
The New Testament: 13
Rev. Robert Ampiah-Kwofi
There are some simple but great truths of the New Covenant that have the power to set all mankind free.
John 8:32 NKJV
“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
The universal sinfulness of man.
All men have a sinful nature. This nature produces sinful acts.
Romans 3:23 NKJV
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
The sinfulness of mankind is a direct result of the fall of Adam and Eve. All men have gone astray.
Isaiah 53:6 NKJV
“All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, every one, to his own way;
And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.”
Man cannot make himself righteous.
Most men try to live as good a life as they possibly can, but they still cannot make themselves righteous. Some men try to do more good than evil, hoping their good deeds will cancel out their evil deeds. All these efforts are futile.
Isaiah 64:6 ESV
“We have all become like one who is unclean,
and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment. We all fade like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.”
Man needed a Saviour and Redeemer
Matthew 1:21 NKJV
“And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”
Jesus shed His own blood to redeem us.
Hebrews 9:12
“Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.”
Christ offers us righteousness as a gift.
2 Corinthians 5:21 NKJV
“For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
Christ’s salvation package is complete.
May you enjoy from Christ’s salvation table. May forgiveness, mercy and grace be yours abundantly, in Jesus’ name.

Morning Message of Motivation – The New Testament 12

Morning Message of Motivation
The New Testament 12
By Rev. Robert Ampiah-Kwofi
In summary, we note that Jesus Christ had five major witnesses of His deity and His mission as our Messiah.
Angelic witnesses
First of all were the angels that announced His conception, birth, name and mission.
The angel said to Joseph,
Matthew 1:21
“And she (Mary) will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”
John the Baptist
John boldly proclaimed Him as Saviour.
John 1:29 NKJV
“The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”
Christ’s works
The miracles and signs that Jesus worked in His Father’s name and with His power.
John 5:36 NKJV
“But I have a greater witness than John’s; for the works which the Father has given Me to finish—the very works that I do—bear witness of Me, that the Father has sent Me.”
God the Father
The Father Himself testified of Christ.
Matthew 3:17: NKJV “And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
The Holy Scriptures
Jesus fulfilled every prophecy in the Scriptures concerning the Messiah.
John 5:39 NKJV:
“You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.”
Jesus Christ came into this world to save sinners.
He took on Himself the same human nature that we have.
He became our representative.
He became our substitute.
2 Corinthians 5:21 NKJV
“For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
You are complete in Him.
You are blessed in Him.
You are righteous in Him.
May you succeed in all your endeavours, in Jesus’ name.
NB:
If you want to be Born-Again and become God’s child, and have your sins forgiven, then say this prayer aloud.
Dear Father, I come to you in Jesus’ name.
Forgive me and cleanse me of my sins. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and be my Lord and Saviour.
Amen.

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Morning Message of Motivation
The New Testament 11
By Rev. Robert Ampiah-Kwofi
The final witness of Jesus Christ is the Holy Scriptures.
Several prophets from Abraham to Moses to Isaiah to Malachi, had been inspired to speak about the Messiah.
John 5:39 NKJV
“You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.”
The Scriptures testified of Christ. Jesus told the Jews that Moses would accuse them before God.
John 5:45 NKJV
“Do not think that I shall accuse you to the Father; there is one who accuses you—Moses, in whom you trust.”
The Jews professed to be the ardent followers of Moses, but failed to believe his writings about the Messiah.
John 5:46 NKJV
“For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me.”
If the Jews had believed Moses writings, they would have seen that Jesus was the fulfillment of his prophecies.
John 5:47 NKJV
“But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?”
Those who sincerely believed the Scriptures could see Jesus fulfilling all the Messianic prophecies.
John 7:31 NKJV
“And many of the people believed in Him, and said, “When the Christ comes, will He do more signs than these which this Man has done?”
Jesus works were all a fulfillment of Scriptures.
Matthew 8:16-17 NKJV
“When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: “He Himself took our infirmities And bore our sicknesses.”
Even His crucifixion was in fulfillment of the Scriptures.
Mark 15:27-28 NKJV
“With Him they also crucified two robbers, one on His right and the other on His left. So the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “And He was numbered with the transgressors.”
May your life also be according to the Scriptures.
May all of God’s promises and prophecies for you, be fulfilled in Jesus’ name.

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Morning Message of Motivation
The New Testament 10
By Rev. Robert Ampiah-Kwofi
God the Father Himself, was the greatest witness for Christ.
He testified of Christ.
John 5:37 NKJV
“And the Father Himself, who sent Me, has testified of Me. You have neither heard His voice at any time, nor seen His form.”
The Father spoke audibly from heaven concerning Christ.
This heavenly confirmation from the Father came after Jesus had been baptized by John the Baptist.
John had initially objected to baptizing Christ.
Matthew 3:14 NKJV
“And John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?”
Jesus however insisted it was right for John to baptize Him.
Matthew 3:15 NKJV
“But Jesus answered and said to him, “Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed Him.”
Jesus entered the water praying.
Luke 3:21 NKJV
“When all the people were baptized, it came to pass that Jesus also was baptized; and while He prayed, the heaven was opened.”
The Father then testified of His Son.
Luke 3:22 NKJV
“And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven which said, “You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased.”
On the Mount of Transfiguration, the Father again testified of His Son.
Luke 9:35 NKJV
“And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son. Hear Him!”
Peter later wrote about hearing this voice of God.
2 Peter 1:17 NKJV
“For He received from God the Father honour and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
Peter said this voice came in the holy mountain.
2 Peter 1:18 NKJV
“And we heard this voice which came from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain.”
The Father God greatly honoured and glorified Christ by speaking audibly from heaven to confirm who He was.
You are God’s child.
You are the apple of His eye.
May God glorify, honour and approve of you in all your endeavours, in Jesus’ name.

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Morning Message of Motivation
The New Testament 9
By Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi
Our Lord Jesus received the witness of angels and also of John the Baptist.
He received even greater witness from the works that the Father gave Him to perform on the earth.
John 5:36 NKJV
“But I have a greater witness than John’s; for the works which the Father has given Me to finish—the very works that I do—bear witness of Me, that the Father has sent Me.”
The many wonders that Jesus Christ did perform, were a positive proof that God sent Him.
Nicodemus recognized this fact.
John 3:2 NKJV
“This man (Nicodemus) came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.”
Nicodemus was a Pharisee, a group that was very much opposed to Christ, but he became convinced by the demonstrations of the power of God in Christ’s ministry.
Acts 2:22 NIV
“Fellow Israelites, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know.”
Jesus Christ received divine accreditation through the miracles which He performed.
Acts 10:38 NKJV
“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.”
Jesus often pointed to His works to persuade doubters.
John 14:11 NKJV
“Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves.”
The works of Jesus were a physical proof of His relationship with the Father.
The Jews wanted Jesus to identify Himself.
John 10:24 NIV
“The Jews who were there gathered around him, saying, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.”
Jesus pointed to His works.
John 10:25 NIV
“Jesus answered, “I did tell you, but you do not believe. The works I do in my Father’s name testify about me,”
Jesus said His Father who lived in Him, was the one who did the works.
May you also work the works of God.
God is in you.
God is with you.
You are a winner, in Jesus name.

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Morning Message of Motivation
The New Testament 8
By Rev. Robert Ampiah-Kwofi
John the Baptist provided prophetic witness of Christ.
John 5:31-32 NKJV
“If I bear witness of Myself, My witness is not true. There is another who bears witness of Me, and I know that the witness which He witnesses of Me is true.”
Jesus knew that John the Baptist was a true witness for Him.
John 5:33 NKJV
“You have sent to John, and he has borne witness to the truth.”
John witnessed of things that God revealed to him in visions.
John 1:32 NKJV
“And John bore witness, saying, “I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and He remained upon Him.”
John didn’t know Jesus in the natural way that we know our friends and relatives.
John 1:33 NKJV
“I did not know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘Upon whom you see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, this is He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.”
God revealed Christ to John by the Holy Spirit.
John 1:34 NKJV
“And I have seen and testified that this is the Son of God.”
John’s testimony of Christ was purely supernatural.
John 1:29 NKJV
“The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”
John’s whole mission in life, was to make Jesus known to Israel.
John 1:31 NKJV
“I did not know Him; but that He should be revealed to Israel, therefore I came baptizing with water.”
Jesus is the Light.
John 1:6-7 NKJV
“There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe.”
Jesus however had greater witnesses than John.
John 5:36 NKJV
“But I have a greater witness than John’s; for the works which the Father has given Me to finish—the very works that I do—bear witness of Me, that the Father has sent Me.”
May you also know who you are in Christ Jesus.
May God give you several confirmations of His purposes for your life.
May you fulfill your destiny, in Jesus’ name.