Summary: This devotional is based around Hebrews 13:8. It talks about a Savior who never changes. Some of the thoughts on this devotional were taken off a sermon I heard preached by Pastor H.B.Charles Jnr.
Jesus Christ Never Changes
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever". (Hebrews 13:8)
This is one of the most powerful verses in the scriptures and one that almost every Christian knows by memory!
In a world where things change so fast, where life seems to move so fast and where we often feel left behind, it's tremendously comforting to know that we have a Savior who never changes. We see change all around us, including in our own bodies. Talking about change, I am reminded of the old Beatles song, 'The Night Before'. The lyrics say,
'Love was in your eyes, the night before,
Now today I find, you have changed your mind'
That's how fast things can change!!
In this devotional, I would like to share the following 3 thoughts from this scripture.
1) The Power of Jesus’ Name Never Changes – ‘Jesus Christ…’
What an amazing name!! It carries so much power and that power is still the same. In 30 years of ministry, I have seen broken lives renewed, strained relationships restored, sick bodies healed and hearts transformed through the name of Jesus Christ!! I have prayed in that name in hospitals, emergency rooms, funeral parlors, church services and teaching classes and even at the bedside of my father when he was passing away. It has always brought comfort and strength to people.
The name Jesus Christ has been used through the centuries and it still remains the most powerful name ever known!! So, whatever struggles you may be going through, call on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and allow Him to bring great change and healing into your life.
Someone said that the beggar asked for arms (alms) and got legs!!
There is great power in the name of Jesus Christ and that power is available to us TODAY!!
2) He Never Changes – “Jesus Christ is the same…”.
Since the present tense is used here, it means that Jesus’ claims, teachings and promises will never change. That’s why he constantly used the term “I am” to refer to Himself!! He is a Savior who is always present to guide, comfort and strengthen us. Psalm 68:19 says, “Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who DAILY bears our burdens”. Therefore, He is with you, right now, today. And of course, besides His powerful claims, His love and faithfulness never changes too!!
Here are just 3 of His many claims.
“I am the resurrection and the life” (John 11:25).
“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full (abundantly)” (John 10:10).
“My grace is sufficient for you” (2 Corinthians 12:9)
Are you willing to hold on to the claims and promises of the Savior, Jesus Christ, who always 'Is the same"?
3) He Never Changes in All Seasons - “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever”.