Rhapsody of Realities
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome D.Sc, D.D ;
JESUS NEEDS A RESPONSE
(Always Be Quick To Respond In Faith)
TO THE BIBLE Ephesians 1:3 RSV
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.”
Do you know that if Jesus appears to you right now and tells you that you’ve been blessed, just as Ephesians 1:3 says already, you’ll miss the blessing if you don’t respond to Him in faith? You might say, “If it’s the Lord, I’ll definitely walk in the blessings,” but no, that’s not the way it works. You’ve got to respond to His Word by saying the same thing He said in consent and walking accordingly. Jesus said in Revelation 3:20 MSG, “Look at me. I stand at the door. I knock. If you hear me call and open the door, I’ll come right in and sit down to supper with you.” What if you don’t respond by opening the door? He’ll simply go away! So, just because God has said something to you doesn’t mean it’s going to come to pass; you’re the one to make it come to pass through your faith-response.
The Word of God that produces blessings for you is the one you put to work in your personal life. It’s akin to how you received salvation. Jesus already paid the price and saved everyone in the world. But then, the Bible says, ..if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10:9).
From God’s point of view, legally, salvation has been made available for everyone in the world, following the substitutionary work of Christ on the cross for all men. However, until and unless the sinner responds by believing in Jesus Christ, and confessing His Lordship, he’ll not be catapulted into the vital aspect of his salvation. Your response to the Word matters. The Bible says He has said, so that we may boldly say (Hebrews 13:5,6).
2 Corinthians 4:13
And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak,
By Faith We Understand
Now faith is the [a]substance of things hoped for, the [b]evidence of things not seen.
My spirit responds to the Word, and my faith produces the desired results. I walk in divine health, victory, dominion, and in the power of the Spirit today. Hallelujah
Daily Bible Reading
Luke 9:37-62, Joshua 16-19
Romans 6:12-23, Psalm 106
Memorise Hebrews 13:5-6: “…For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we may boldly say: “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?””