RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL
THE ADVERSITIES DON’T COUNT .
Friday, September 8th . 2017
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
And do not [for a moment] be frightened or intimidated in anything by your opponents and adversaries, for such [constancy and fearlessness] will be a clear sign (proof and seal) to them of [their impending] destruction, but [a sure token and evidence] of your deliverance and salvation, and that from God (Philippians 1:28 AMPC).*_
As a Christian, you’re a victor forever; therefore, never be concerned about who’s against you or the challenges that you face. For example, anyone who sets himself up as your adversary will of necessity stumble and fall. You don’t have to pray about it; the Word says so: _*“…When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell”*_ (Psalm 27:1-2). So you see, the adversaries and adversities that you face are not a factor.
The Bible says, “Greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4). You’re unconquerable. James 1:2 says, _*“My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations.”* You may be faced with challenges in your academics; count it all joy, because no matter what happens, you’re coming through with a testimony. Refuse to faint or lose heart in the day of crisis; God believes in you! He believes that He’s trained you enough to face challenges and win.
Even when you’ve prayed and the trouble seemed not to have gone away, refuse to give up. We never buckle under trouble! We never cry when we face challenges. Eyeball the devil and say, “Devil, no matter what you do, I’m more than a conqueror, because greater is He that’s in me than he that’s in the world.”
We have the comfort of the Scriptures; we have the assurance of the Holy Ghost in our lives that we can never be defeated. Refuse to be terrified by anything. There’re no adversaries or adversities on earth or in the heavenlies that can overpower you as long as you function in God’s Word. Glory to God!
*Greater is He that’s in me than he that’s in the world. I refuse to worry or fret over anything, because the Lord is in me and with me always. No weapon formed against me shall prosper. I dwell in the secret place of the most High God, and function with the ability of the Spirit always, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
*FURTHER STUDY:* *|| *Psalm 91:3-7* Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, [and] from the noisome pestilence. 4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth [shall be thy] shield and buckler. 5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; [nor] for the arrow [that] flieth by day; 6 [Nor] for the pestilence [that] walketh in darkness; [nor] for the destruction [that] wasteth at noonday. 7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; [but] it shall not come nigh thee. *||*
*||* *Isaiah 54:17* No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue [that] shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This [is] the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness [is] of me, saith the LORD. *||
*||* *Proverbs 24:10 CEV* Don’t give up and be helpless in times of trouble. *||
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
*1-Year Bible Reading Plan:* 2 Corinthians 7:2-16,
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: Luke 21:29-38,
1 Samuel 27