Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional ; Thursday, 30th May 2019 ;
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome DSc., DD;
HE GAVE YOU EVERYTHING;
…all things are yours (1 Corinthians 3:21).
O, the blessedness of Jesus Christ, and all that He accomplished for us! He died for us, that we may have life. He was buried for us, and God raised Him from the dead, and we were raised together with Him (Read Romans 6:3-4). Now, He’s seated in God’s heaven, in the place of power, and were seated together with Him. However, we’re here on the earth, but our authority comes from heaven!
Thus, today, the implication of our position in Him is that we use His Name, we have His Name, and we live in His Name. His Name has exactly the same power that He has as a person. His Name represents everything that He is.
Christians who don’t understand this are the ones who pray, “O God! Please help me with this or that; give me this or give me that.” Praying like that is a waste of time, and it’s somewhat insulting to God because He gave you His Name, and you’re a joint-heir with Him; meaning you own the world with Him.
According to the Scriptures, and as we read in our theme verse, He gave you everything. But if you’re looking at circumstances, and thinking like a man, you’ll be thinking of how to pray in such a way that He’ll be “convinced” to grant whatever it is you’re asking for. How much more can you convince someone to give you anything who already gave you everything, including the Kingdom?
He said in Luke 12:32, “Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom”, and He’s done it! Today, we’re supposed to be functioning for Him, acting in His stead. We’re His ambassadors, praying for others; making good things happen for others. He gave you His life. He gave you His Name. He gave you His wealth. He gave you His seat in heaven. What more do you want? Take your place of dominion, reigning and ruling with Him. He’s a King, and He raises kings! He doesn’t want you crawling, and begging Him; that’s why He made all things yours.
I’m what God says I am; I have all He says I have, and I can do all things in His Name. All things are possible for me because I believe. I’m rich in all things because I’m a joint-heir with Christ! Praise God!
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
2 Peter 1:3
3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
John 15:1-17 & 1 Chronicles 3-4
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Mark 14:12-21 & Numbers 33