Thursday, September 10, 2009

DAY 22 - I Have Been Consecrated into A New Genealogy Today

Today’s Reading: Matthew 1

(Please read Matthew 1: 1 – 25 and listen to what the Lord Jesus Christ would like to tell you before reading my Spiritual Journal below. If you would like to learn a simple and good way of Daily Devotion method please read my “Count Down 5” from this blog.)
Please click the links below to Matthew 1:

“A record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of Abraham.”
Matthew 1: 1

Many times when I read Matthew 1 I was not interested at all those names and it seemed have nothing to do with me. This morning(Usually I write this journal one day ahead of time so this morning was September 9, 2009 – the day of my consecration as a missionary bishop) was very striking as Jesus helped me to connect to what was going to happen tonight. By tonight’s consecration and the reality of “Apostolic Succession”, I have been consecrated into a new genealogy trace back to St. Peter. Pastor Rick Warren who preached at my consecration tonight used Hebrews 13:7 and the three key words: Remember, Consider and Imitate. I am being consecrated into this new line of genealogy of so many bishops laying hands for the past two thousand years. I have lots of good living examples of bishops to remember, to consider and to imitate.

Jesus then told me, “Have you thought of the most important thing is when you were born again, you have been born to my genealogy and like Hebrews 13: 1, “You are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses.”

Am I aware that I am in this new genealogy of Jesus and also a new genealogy of Peter. The Lord has prepared for me to start a new chapter today.

Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank you for giving me this honor to start a new chapter in my life and being consecrated into a new genealogy as well as in your own genealogy. Help me to live out a life worthy of this new genealogy. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.

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