Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo;
Saturday, November 9th, 2019;
FACE THE FIRE!
(Square Up To Challenges And Win Victoriously)
👤 Pastor Chris Oyakhilome;
📖 TO THE BIBLE
James 1:2-3 TLB “…Is your life full of difficulties and temptations? Then be happy, for when the way is rough, your patience has a chance to grow.”
◀️ LET’S TALK
There’re some Christians who, even though they’ve been born again for a long time, still love to be “babied.” When facing challenges, rather than squaring up to those challenges by putting their faith to work, they go seeking prayers and encouragement. They like to hear such words as, “Don’t worry; God is going to make a way where there seems to be no way.” That’s not good enough! Don’t stay where you’re always being pulled up; always looking for someone to encourage you. Square up to the problem!
The Bible says, “You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4). Romans 8:35- 37 declares, “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?…Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” You’re more than a conqueror; you’re a victor in Christ Jesus; no circumstance or situation can overwhelm you, because you’re born to win, reign and rule over circumstances. It’s your heritage in Christ Jesus. So, stop asking God to make the challenges go away, because they’re for your promotion. That’s why He says, “Count it all joy when you go through diverse tests.”
You’re in God’s army; you can’t afford to be a sissy. Face challenges and win. He knows you’ll come out unscathed. He already declared, “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you” (Isaiah 43:2). Don’t pray to God to protect you from the devil; you’re superior to the devil. The devil and all his demons are under your feet. So, square up; win, reign, and rule your world every day with the Word.
🎯 Go Deeper
2 Corinthians 4:17-18; Philippians 4:13; Hebrews 5:12-14
Dear Father, I count it all joy when tests and challenges come my way. I remain joyful irrespective of contrary situations and circumstances, for I’m assured that the story has already been told, the end determined, and my testimony of victory assured in the Word, in Jesus’ Name. Amen
📚 Daily Bible Reading
Hebrews 9:1-10, Lamentations 1-2
2 Peter 1:1-12, Ezekiel 40
Speak in tongues fervidly and embolden yourself for the day’s challenges