Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo; Wednesday, 7th August 2019 ;
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome DSc., DD;
“BEHOLD” THE WORD
(Behold And See All The Beautiful Things Christ Says About You) ;
TO THE BIBLE 1 John 3:1
“Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.”
Our opening scripture is just so powerful! It begins with the word “Behold,” which means, “See!” The same word is used in 2 Corinthians 5:17; it’s a rather emphatic word, so read the entire verse: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” In other words, now that you’re in Christ, “see” that all things are now new; behold it. Glory to God!
The word is akin to a Hebrew word in the Old Testament, “chazah,” which means to see with the eyes of a prophet, something that others couldn’t see. So, He says, “see it,” because ordinarily, from the natural standpoint, with your physical eyes, you may not see what He’s showing you or telling you, but He wants you to see with the eyes of the Spirit. He wants you to “see” that you’re now strong; “see” that you’re healthy; “see” that you’re sound; “see” that you’re righteous and prosperous. See!
It matters what you see. See that God has lavished His love on you so superfluously that you should be called His very own, His beloved. No wonder Ephesians 1:6 says, “…He has made us accepted in the Beloved.” See yourself in this light and you’ll never live in fear or condemnation. The Word of God is the True Light; the same Word is saying to you now, see that you’re loved of God! See that you’re not abandoned and forsaken! See that He’s with you, and in you, to lead and guide you triumphantly through life. Hallelujah!
Joshua 6:2; Psalm 121:1-2; 2 Corinthians 4:17-18
I’m strong and courageous! I see glory, victory, success and triumph all around me. I see with the eyes of the Spirit, through the Word, my glorious heritage in Christ, and my heart greatly rejoices, for in Him I see my salvation, strength, courage, victory, and righteousness! Hallelujah!
Daily Bible Reading
Romans 9:30-10:1-21, Psalms 78
Ephesians 6:21-24, Isaiah 58
See yourself enjoying what God said about your health, excellence, family, and all the blessings you know are stated in His Word.