Texts: Heb 3:1-6
The Apostle Paul was speaking to Christian Jews, who had been converted from Judaism, and were during this period being challenged in their faith in Jesus. They were facing severe persecutions, and were about to give up. They thought the Gospel of Jesus had brought them a lot of hardship, more trouble than blessings and so they were confused and started comparing Jesus to Moses, wondering about the old and new Testaments. And so the Apostle Paul encouraged them to remain focused on Jesus, instead of considering their problems, challenges and what others were saying or doing around them. Consider Him as you make your choices and decisions about your life, marriage, work, relationships, health, finances, factor Him into your considerations.
I want you to consider Him today if you need a miracle, healing and financial breakthrough; because of the blessings that will follow and the understanding you will gain. It is profitable for you to so consider Him instead of considering every other thing.
Hebrews 12:1-3 (KJV)
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,  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.  For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
Consider Him so that you will not be weary. Reflect on how He also endured trials and sufferings, so that you will be encouraged and strengthened also in your trials, tribulations and suffering. You need to grow in the revelation of Jesus, who He is, and you can only do that by the help of the Holy Spirit Who will enlighten the eyes of your understanding to know Him more and more. You need fresh insight daily, as you consider Him.
What does it mean to consider Jesus?
- It means to look into Him, look upon Him when you are going through pain, shame, trials and sufferings.
Who is Jesus?
- John 1:1 (KJV)
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
He is eternal, in the beginning, before the beginning began, He is the source of the beginning. We are limited in grasping the greatness of His eternal qualities, for indeed He caused the beginning to begin and He is eternity Himself.
- He is equal with God in power, activity, personality, intelligence, and is called the Word of God. He is not inferior to God the Father, even though we call Him God the Son; He is co-equal with the Father.
- He is enduringly the same yesterday, today and forever.
Hebrews 13:8 (KJV)
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Rev. 1:8 (KJV)
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
He is an eternal continuum, never old, always current.
- He is the Source of life.
John 1:3-4 (KJV)
All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.  In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
If anybody claims he’s alive without Jesus that means the person is too dead to realize he’s not alive at all.
John 3:36 (KJV)
He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
- He is the Sustainer of life.
- He is the significance of life
John 1:5 (KJV)
And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. The symbol of life that is significant is light. Where there is no Jesus, there is no life and where there is no life there is no light. Light is the symbol of truth. In every generation/ civilization where Jesus is preached, there is light, education and development there for righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people. We are considering an enigma, a complicated, many-sided personality- Jesus, but He is the essence of everything; so we need to discover Him.
- Consider His words. Jesus said the words He speaks are spirit and life
John 6:63 (KJV)
It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. These are not ordinary words by an ordinary man. In Luke 4:22, John 7:46, even His enemies acknowledged the power of His words.
John 14:6 (KJV)
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
If you want to get to heaven, live life and know the truth, Jesus is the only way. When you embrace Him, you have life eternal, living in abundance, in the light.
John 11:25-26 (KJV)
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:  And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
He is the resurrection and the life. A man who makes such claims is either suffering from grandiose disillusionment or He is truly who He says He is. For your own good, believe what He says.
John 16:33 (KJV)
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
He says He will be with you in trouble. The world system is hostile and desires to destroy you, but Jesus desires to save you. The woman caught in adultery was about to be stoned, but He forgave her. His grace is greater than all our sins and weaknesses. His words being seasoned with wisdom and grace, Jesus has the kindest words for the downtrodden, the rejected, the poor and the cast down. He brings good news – the Gospel message. The words of Jesus transform society and the world.
- Consider His works and miracles, so that you might believe in Him
John 10:37-38 (KJV)
If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.  But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him. The greatest work was the work of salvation of mankind.
Acts 10:38 (KJV)
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
God will cover your shame and disappointments if you will trust Him. In John 2, He attended a wedding at Galilee so He could cover their shame. In Luke 8, He raised the dead son of a widow; Jesus can raise every dead situation in your life. In John 9, the man born blind received his sight. There is no situation that Jesus cannot turn around for the better, He can heal every and any deficiency and even give you a financial miracle.
Matthew 17:27 (KJV)
Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.
- Consider His will: What is His will?
3 John 1:2 (KJV)
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
His will is that you will prosper and be in health, that you have more than enough so you can support the work of God. His will for the sick is so that you are made whole.Mark 1:41 (KJV)
And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean.
His will is that you be promoted and not live life as a non-entity.
Mark 1:17 (KJV)
And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.
He is a Maker.
Isaiah 60:15 (KJV)
Whereas thou hast been forsaken and hated, so that no man went through thee, I will make thee an eternal excellency, a joy of many generations.
He lifts up people, the poor from the dust and will deliver you from your low estate. His will is to make you an eternal excellency.
Isaiah 41:15 (KJV)
Behold, I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth: thou shalt thresh the mountains, and beat them small, and shalt make the hills as chaff.
1 Thes. 4:3 (KJV)
For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:
The will of God is that you do not sin or sexual sin. His will is that you be sanctified, be set apart, fit for His use. Living a life of compromise is not in His will for you.
Why do you consider Him?
There was a divine exchange at the cross of Calvary, Jesus took your place and you took His place. Through the divine exchange;
- He became poor that you may become rich.
2 Cor. 8:9 (KJV)
For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
- He became sin so that you may be made the righteousness of God, so there is no excuse for sin anymore.
2 Cor. 5:21 (KJV)
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
- He became sick so that you may be in health
Isaiah 53:5 (KJV)
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.1 Peter 2:24 (KJV)
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
- He bore your shame; He was stripped naked, beaten, wounded so you wouldn’t have to go through that.
- He was cursed and has redeemed us from the curse of the law.
Galatians 3:13 (KJV)
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
Therefore you are free from any curse in your family, health, finances and so on, because anything you lay your hands on is blessed.
Romans 4:24-25 (KJV)
But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead; Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.
He was crucified for your sins and was raised up because the criminal justice system of the earth had been satisfied. Since you are justified in Jesus, who can condemn you?
Romans 8:1 (KJV)
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
- Consider Him because He loved you and gave His life for you. No matter what you are going through, God is beautiful for all situations. Factor Him into that sickness, financial mess, family crises and watch Him bring you victory on every side. Trust Him today and trust what He says. Make Him your personal God, all that man has built and will continue to build has failed; it’s what the Word of God builds that will never fail. You will never be ashamed, you will have challenges and difficulties, but you will never fail, for our God is beautiful for situation. So whatever you do, factor Him into it, when you do that, your problems will dissolve, your sicknesses and diseases will dissipate, your economic situation will be a thing of the past and you will live a life of victory.