RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL
STAY IN THE WORD .
Saturday, October 21st , 2017
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like: He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock (Luke 6:47-48).
A dear minister of the Gospel once asked me, “How come some ministers serve God for so many years and then somehow end badly? How can we get to finish gloriously and not fail?” My response was to refer him to the words of Jesus in our theme scripture. If we pay attention to His Word, we’ll always win. He told us to hear and live by His Word.
Preaching the Word and living the Word are two different things. Just because you’re preaching it doesn’t mean it’s working in your life; you must live the Word. The Word of Godis the answer to every question and the solution to every problem. That’s why we share and teach the Word, to help God’s people understand the Word and live the Word.
The Apostle Paul was very successful as a minister of the Gospel. At the end, he declared, _*“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith…”*_ (2 Timothy 4:7). He proved and lived the Word for himself. In Acts 20:32, he acknowledged and reiterated the efficacy of God’s Word, in his parting remarks to the brethren in the church at Ephesus. It’s about staying in the Word.
God has already given you everything you could ever need in your life. He’s given you righteousness, health, success, peace, prosperity, joy, victory, and all things in Christ Jesus. Seize them and make them yours. Don’t try to get “anything” from God; you already have all things that pertain to life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3).
Therefore, every so often, declare, “I’m the righteousness of God in Christ. I have the life of God in me. I’m a success. I walk in health, prosperity, peace, and joy!” Your confession of the Word manifests realities. Stay in the Word, and your success in life and ministry shall be guaranteed for all time. Hallelujah!
My life is renewed and refreshed as I stay on the Word through meditation. My path is flooded with light, and I walk in righteousness, prosperity, health, success and victory at all times. The lines are indeed fallen unto me in pleasant places and I have a goodly heritage. Glory to God!
FURTHER STUDY: Psalm 119:105 Thy word [is] a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
James 1:21-25 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. 22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. 25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth [therein], he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: 1 Timothy 3:1-16,
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: John 6:61-71,
2 Kings 7-8