RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL ;
20TH JANUARY , 2019 ; BY PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME;
THE WORDS OF JESUS ;
…the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life (John 6:63).
The words of Jesus are life-giving words. His words are full of power, bringing the dead back to life (John 11:43-44), causing the blind to see (Matthew 9:27-30), and making the impotent whole again (John 5:2-9). When He walked the earth, He was a marvel. The Bible says, “…the common people heard him gladly” (Mark 12:37). His words appealed to every class with solutions to their pains and miseries. No one truly heard Him and remained the same.
When you study His speech, His communication, you have to come to one of two conclusions: He’s either God or was insane. But if He were insane, then insanity becomes wisdom, because His words were too consistent, too powerful, too gracious, too loving, and too divine to be insane. He spoke with such audacity and power that challenged the most erudite and authoritative minds.
When some officers were sent to arrest Him, rather than arrest Jesus, they were “arrested” by His words. They were so captivated by His teachings that they forgot their mission. When asked why they had come back without Him, they minced no words; they said, “…Never has a man talked as this Man talks! [No mere man has ever spoken as He speaks!]” (John 7:46 AMPC).
What did He say of Himself? Remember, as He is, so are we in this world. For example, He said, “I’m from above; I’m not of this world” (John 8:23); see yourself the same way and speak accordingly. He said, “I and my Father are one” (John 10:30); affirm the same thing. Study His words for yourself, because the revelation of Jesus is actually the revelation of the new creation. He said, “…carefully study the Scriptures because… They do in fact tell about me” (John 5:39 NCV). In Him, you see you! And like Him, your words are spirit and they are life. Hallelujah!
Gracious Father, I thank you for your words in my mouth, for they’re life indeed. As Jesus is, so am I; therefore, the words I speak are spirit and life. Even now, I declare that your righteousness is revealed and manifested in all that concerns me, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Matthew 12:35-37; Matthew 24:35; 1 John 4:17
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Matthew 14:13-36 & Genesis 49-50
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Matthew 8:12-22 & Genesis 21