Rhapsody of Realities
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome DSc, D.D ;
(In Christ Jesus, You’re Supremely Blessed)
TO THE BIBLE John 20:28-29
“…Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
“Blessed” in the verse above is the Greek “makarios,” and it means, “to be supremely blessed.” It’s a transcendental blessing. It means you’ve been lifted beyond the ordinary realm. The believing ones are independent of circumstances. They’ve been lifted to another level. “Makarios” is a blessing of separation and lifting. This isn’t the Greek word “eulogeo,” which means things are conferred on you, but “makarios,” where you’re separated, lifted and then others take special notice of you and say, “That guy is supremely blessed; he’s not like us; he doesn’t belong here.”
This awesome blessing is something totally new from the Master about the new creation. He says, “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” He’s referring to those who have been freed from their senses or the flesh. This was what Paul was able to grasp which many of the disciples couldn’t quite comprehend. He tells us in Romans 8:1, “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.” In other words, this refers to the Church that lives in the world, but has been transported beyond this realm of human limitations; the sense-realm.
Ephesians 3:17 says Christ dwells in your heart by faith, not by feeling or sensory perception. We’re not like those who say, “I feel the presence of God in me now;” no! We’ve passed that level! We’ve been transported (“Makarios”) beyond that realm. We’ve been catapulted by faith into the realm of existence where the Word of God is the only reality; the realm where we walk by faith and not by sight. This is the new creation; we’re supremely blessed! Hallelujah!
38 Now the[a] just shall live by faith;
But if anyone draws back,
My soul has no pleasure in him.”
Redemption in Christ
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,
2 Corinthians 5:7
7 For we walk by faith, not by sight.
I thank you, righteous Father, for blessing me beyond measure and transporting me into the realm where there’re no limitations. I walk by faith and not by sight; I live in, and by the Word only. I proclaim that all spiritual blessings in heavenly places are mine, and I walk in victory, righteousness, and dominion forever, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading📚
Luke 6:1-16, Deuteronomy 29-30
Romans 3:1-12, Psalm 94
Commit Ephesians 1:3 and 2 Corinthians 5:7 to memory