THE CHIEF CORNERSTONE
“‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’ Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”
Acts 4:11-12 NIV
The Psalmist David talks about the stone that the builders rejected that later became the chief corner stone. Here the builders were the house of Israel who rejected Jesus the Messiah when He came in the flesh and crucified Him on the cross. Apostle Peter reveal the identity of the stone to be Jesus; the Son of God who was rejected by his brethren has become the cause of salvation to all mankind. (Psalm 118:22)
Then He continues by saying salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved. Apostle Paul taught the same thing to Philippians, He said: Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, Philippians 2:9. This Jesus, who was despised and rejected by mankind, was given the name above all names because He obeyed the will of His Father.
There are folks in the church who have been facing rejections since the day there were born. Some were rejected by their male parents and found themselves living difficult lives in the most part of their early lives. Some found themselves facing rejection in every corner they turn in life; they experienced rejection even in the body of believers and they don't understand why rejection has been following them for years.
This morning, make Jesus to be the chief cornerstone of your life. Lay the foundation of your life in that stone and make Him to be a hiding rock in the times of trouble. He has the ability to cast away that spirit of rejection that has been following your life; He was rejected so He knows how it's like to walk in your shoes. Ask Him to cast it out and He will set you free from that bondage.
Lay the foundation of your marriage in that stone; lay the foundation of your ministry, work and business in that stone of help. Jesus is your Ebenezer, the stone of help that has helped you until this day, 1 Samuel 7:12. Jesus through His Holy Spirit will help you in all things that you will ask His help; He will never let you down if you will completely put your trust in Him.
Pray this prayer with me by faith and God is going to answer your prayer....
Dear Father, I lay the foundation of my life in the stone of help; Lord I'm asking that You may help me in every point in my life. In Jesus' Name, Amen.