Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo;
Friday, September 13 , 2019;
NO EXTRA CONDITIONS ;
(There’s Nothing More To Do To Make God Love You More);
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome;
TO THE BIBLE;
Ephesians 1:4 AMP C “Even as [in His love] He chose us [actually picked us out for Himself as His own] in Christ before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy (consecrated and set apart for Him) and blameless in His sight, even above reproach, before Him in love.
No Christian needs to “pay any additional price,” outside of what Christ already paid, for us to have an extraordinary life, and be all that God wants us to be. Think about it: what did David do for God to choose him and make him king of Israel? Absolutely nothing. What did Abraham do for God to choose him and say, “I’ll make you great; I’ll bless you and make you a blessing, and through you and your seed the whole world will be blessed” (read Genesis 12:1-3)? Again, like David, Abraham did nothing; it was simply God’s choice.
What did Joseph do for his father Jacob to love him and give him a coat of many colours? He was one of Jacob’s many sons, but his father just loved him. He was neither the first nor the last child of his father; therefore, his father’s love for him wasn’t preconditioned on his position amongst the siblings. It was simply a matter of choice.
God blessed the children of Israel because of His love for their fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; it wasn’t because they did anything. It was simply the result of His love. It’s the same with you today. God loves you, and He has qualified you to be a partaker of the inheritance of the saints in light (Colossians 1:12). It’s your heritage in Christ to enjoy your life and live your best to the glory of God. He didn’t create you for destruction.
When Jesus had received the sour wine on the cross, He said, “It is finished” (John 19:30). He announced the end to suffering for all humanity. Now, anyone who believes in Him and accepts His vicarious sacrifice is automatically ushered into the transcendent life of dominion. His sacrifice was enough! All He wants now is for you to take advantage of His grace. Enjoy the glory that resulted from the sufferings of Christ. There’s nothing more you need to do beyond what He already did.
Titus 3:4-5; Colossians 1:12-14
Dear Lord, I thank you for the strength that comes to me from your Word. Thank you for the life I’ve received, by the resurrection of Christ from the dead. You’ve made me the object of your love, and my prosperity and wellbeing are your delights, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
2 Corinthians 12:1-21, Ecclesiastes 3-5
1 Timothy 1:8-14, Jeremiah 31
Tell at least two people about the love God has for them today.