RHAPSODY OF REALITIES TEEVO DEVOTIONAL ;
26TH JUNE, 2018 ; PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME;
(The Expression Of The Christ-life!)
TO THE BIBLE Colossians 1:27
“…The mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations, but has now been manifested to His saints, to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
Christianity is the unveiling of Christ in you; it’s the outworking of the Word of God in a human person. When you’re born again, you become the expression or image of the Word of God, so much so that all the steps you take—all the things you do—are the “outworkings” of the Word of God. When Jesus walked the earth, He was the unveiling of the Word. He was the manifestation of divinity; the effulgence of the glory of God (Hebrews 1:3). You’re the express image of Christ today.
Everywhere you go, you’re “Christ alive in the world.” In your home, at school and in your neighbourhood, you’re the Christ they see. Your communication, therefore, shouldn’t be at the ordinary level of life; when you speak, speak the wisdom of God. The words you speak, the life you live, the way you do what you do should communicate the presence of Jesus. That way, when people look at you, they’ll see the glory of the new creation. This is the higher life in Christ! Become conscious of it; carry that awareness with you everywhere. Practise it consciously until it works out in you unconsciously. Don’t say, “You know I’m still human!” Being in Christ, your humanity has been supplanted by His divinity. You ought to give vent to the divine life in you: expressing the Christ-life is God’s dream for you.
Become conscious that as the Father has life in Himself, so do you (John 5:26). That life is the transcendent life; it’s not susceptible to sickness or defeat. If you feel pressures from the adversary, say, “I’m strengthened; I’m empowered; greater is He that’s in me, than he that’s in the world. I’m the healed of Christ. I’m born of God, and I’ve overcome the world!”
John 1:14; Colossians 1:27
My life is the expression of the Christ-life. Christ is unveiled in me to my world today; His divinity is manifested through me, and I live in the consciousness of the higher life in Christ! Thank you Lord, for your wisdom, ability, and power, that’s inherent and revealed in, and through me today, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Acts 12:1-25, Nehemiah 4-6
Luke 4:14-32, Deuteronomy 24
Declare Colossians 1:27 to yourself, personalising the scripture as you speak.