Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo;
Monday, May 18th,2020;
IT’S DEVOTION, NOT A PRICE
(No More Price Or Sacrifice To Pay In Christ)
👤 Pastor Chris Oyakhilome;
📖 TO THE BIBLE
Romans 5:7-8 NIV “Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
◀️ LET’S TALK
Think about this: God said to Abraham in Genesis 12:2, “I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing.” This was simply God’s choice. Abraham didn’t do anything to impress God first before God chose to make him great. The Lord said this to him even before he believed, and his believing was accounted for righteousness. No more sacrifice is required for you to walk in, and manifest the glory of God.
Coming over to the New Testament, it’s the same thing; it’s about Christ and all that He’s already accomplished for us. It’s not about our works. Yet some Christians believe they have to “pay a price” to get God’s approval, attain certain blessings or get to certain heights in their lives, but it doesn’t work that way. Some even have the notion that praying and fasting is a form of price to be paid to experience a greater measure of the anointing, but that isn’t right.
Prayer and fasting is for devotional purpose. If you’re planning on paying a price for the anointing or anything for which Jesus already died, then you don’t believe what Jesus already paid was enough. The Bible says it’s “not by works, so that no one can boast” (Ephesians 2:9 NIV). Colossians 1:12 says, “Giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light” (NIV). What a marvel this is!
We couldn’t qualify by ourselves to become heirs of God and partakers of the divine nature. Neither your good works nor your self-righteousness was good enough to qualify you for the divine heritage you have in Christ. Therefore, there’s no need striving or struggling to be good enough for God. Simply accept all that Jesus did for you. He paid the price for you to have, and enjoy all things that pertain to life and godliness. Therefore, live in His glory. Hallelujah!
🎯 Go Deeper
John 19:30; Hebrews 4:10; 1 Peter 1:10-11
I live in the glory of Christ; I have all things that pertain to life and godliness, because Jesus paid the price for me to have and enjoy life to the full. I live a life of blessings, being my heritage in Christ Jesus. Blessed be God!
📚 Daily Bible Reading
John 8:31-47, 1 Kings 22
Mark 11:1-11, Numbers 21
Thank the Lord for all His finished works for the salvation of the world.