Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo ; April 29th, 2019 Monday ;
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome D.Sc., D.D
GOD’S PRECIOUS PEARL
(Do You Know How Special You Are To God?)
TO THE BIBLE Matthew 13:45-46 AMPC
“…The kingdom of heaven is like a man who is a dealer in search of fine and precious pearls, who, on finding a single pearl of great price, went and sold all he had and bought it.”
There’re people who like to tell us that we’re not very special. Even sometimes in the church, there’re those who, when they’re called to give a testimony, would say, “God did such-and-such for me, not because I’m special.” But you’re special! People make such statements out of ignorance, and a seeming show of humility. You’re peculiar and special to God. You’re His pearl of inestimable value. It’s not pride to acknowledge and affirm that you’re special. Remember, God gave birth to you. James 1:18 says, “Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.”.
It’s absolutely impossible for God to give birth to *nonentities” or “unworthy servants” that some Christians unwittingly arrogate to themselves because He reproduces after His own kind. You’re the crown of God’s creation, the best of all that He made. Our opening Scripture says the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking goodly pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought the pearl. You’re that pearl of great price, and that makes you special before God. So, don’t look down on yourself; you’re worth the blood of Jesus.
A clear understanding of who you are, what He’s made you, and your inheritance in Christ will boost your confidence and faith in Him, and your opinion and perception of yourself. Be bold to affirm who you are in Christ. You’re God’s special possession; His anointed one, called by His Name and made in His image and likeness. Be conscious of your real personality; you’re royalty, a peculiar treasure, a king-priest unto God, appointed to reign and rule in the earth. You’re special; acknowledge it, and walk in that consciousness.
5 Now, therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine.
6 And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel.”
7But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.
14 who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.
Dear Father, I thank you for who you made me in Christ: a pearl of great price and inestimable value. I walk, conscious of who I am, as I manifest your virtues, excellence, and wisdom to my world, taking my place as a king-priest, and making manifest the character of the Spirit, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Luke 23:26-49, 2 Samuel 4-6
1 Corinthians 1:10-21, Psalm 139-140
Meditate on 1 Peter 2:9 AMPC today.