RHAPSODY OF REALITIES TEEVO DEVOTIONAL
9TH MAY, 2018 ; PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME;
THE “JOINT-HEIR” LIFE
(Why No Christian Should Suffer Failure And Defeat)
TO THE BIBLE Romans 8:16-17
“The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ….”
Why should any Christian suffer defeat and pain, when he’s a joint-heir with Christ? God had a plan, to make you one with Christ, and that plan has already materialised. 1 Corinthians 6:17 says, “But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.” Now that you’re born again, you’re one with the Lord. You’ve come into union with Christ. You’re not one who’s struggling to attain God’s level; you’re already one with Him.
Therefore, sickness, disease and infirmity shouldn’t have a place in your body. Failure of any kind isn’t, and shouldn’t be, a part of your life. Satan isn’t a factor either, because you’re seated with Christ in heavenly places, far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that’s named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come. You’re superior to satan and his cohorts.
Moreover, Ephesians 1:3 says, “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.” The spiritual controls the physical. The lesser is included in the greater. So, if you’re blessed with all spiritual blessings, then you have automatically been blessed with all physical blessings. This means that there’s nothing you don’t have. No wonder Paul said, “… all things are yours” (1 Corinthians 3:21). Everything you require for the life of absolute success, victory, dominion, glory and righteousness has already been granted you in Christ.
So, as a Christian, poverty is unnecessary, because you’re the seed of Abraham. The reason many suffer is their lack of knowledge: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…” (Hosea 4:6). Get to know who you are. You were called to a life of glory and excellence, not failure and defeat. Live every day with this consciousness.
I’ve obtained an inheritance, which is imperishable and undefiled! I’ve been blessed with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ. I’m a success forever. The world is mine! My life is the testimony, and revelation of God’s grace, wisdom, perfection, and righteousness. Blessed be God!
Daily Bible Reading ONE YEAR
John 4:27-54, 1 Kings 2-3
Mark 9:2-13, Numbers 12 TWO YEAR
Meditate on Romans 8:16-17 and 1 Corinthians 3:21.