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“All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world” (Rev. 13:8) (NKJV)

Sacrifices are powerful especially when it is accepted, because it unleashes power (2 Kings 3:26-27).  We must never fail to appreciate the sacrifice that God made on our behalf at the foundation of the world (Rev. 13:8) to secure, preserve and to protect our destiny.  God offered Jesus Christ as a sacrifice for our redemption and once it was accepted power was unleashed (Matt 28:18).

Sacrifice in this context means everything that has to do with our life, is to be offered to God in a way that He will accept it.  God is no longer interested in the kind of sacrifice offered to Him under the Old Testament.  What He wants in this new dispensation is for us to respond to the ultimate sacrifice offered by Jesus Christ.  He wants us to offer ourselves as a living sacrifice to Him.  We are now the sacrifice which is our acceptable act of worship (Rom. 12:1).

It is not every sacrifice that God is obliged to accept (Mal. 1:8).  When God accepts your sacrifice your situation can never remain the same.  When we offer quality sacrifice to God and it is accepted by Him, what we see as a challenge becomes a solution.  There is something about an accepted sacrifice.  It unleashes power (Col. 2:15).

There are simple but fundamental sacrifices that God will accept.  God accepts the sacrifice of our lips (Heb. 13:15-16).  The fruit of our lips must continually give Him praise, by allowing the words that come out of our mouth praise His name, because we are life distributing spirits (1 Cor. 15:47).

God accepts the sacrifice of our life when we make ourselves available for Him to use (Rom. 12:1) when it is given to Him to use, above everything else.  God cannot use your life and leave you empty.

The sacrifice of our possession is a sacrifice that God accepts when done with a good heart.  God loves a cheerful giver (2 Cor. 9:6-7).  Our God is merciful (Ps. 103:8, 116:5 & 117:2).  He expects us to also love sacrificially.  God is well pleased with a sacrifice of love.  A love that is sincere and without hypocrisy (Rom. 12:9).  A love that is masked or superficial is not acceptable to God.

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