RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL
30TH APRIL, 2018; PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME;
WE’RE THE EXPRESSION OF THE WORD;
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves (James 1:22).
In Christianity, we’re not called to obey the Word; we’re called to do the Word. We’re Word practitioners; we live the Word. What it really means is that we’re the expression of the Word. Here’s why talking the Word is so important: Talking comes ahead of doing. What you say, you’ll do! What you say, you become, if you weren’t “it” already. Your mouth is the expression of your personality.
The speech is where the human spirit expresses himself the most in the human person. When you receive the knowledge of the Word, what you’re supposed to do is to take it and speak it.
You’re already the Word in flesh; so you’re merely expressing who you are, or what you have, as stated in the Word.
This is why you should be inundated with the Word; soaked in the Word, so that all you think, and talk, is the Word, because you’re actually the offspring of the Word.
Jesus is the Word of God in flesh; you’re also the Word of God in flesh. 2 Corinthians 3:2-3 says, “… ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ….” The epistle of Christ is the Word of Christ—the Word of God, which is who you are. This is the revelation of the new creation!
So, when the Word says, for instance, “Be anxious for nothing…” (Philippians 4:6 NKJV), He’s not telling you to try not to be anxious; it’s not a commandment for you to “obey.” Rather, He’s saying that not being anxious is a reflection of your character and personality, so live accordingly.
You’re the one that doesn’t get anxious for anything; that’s your person; it’s not something you try to obey, but a reality that you live out.
This is true Christianity: It’s the out-working of the Word in you. When you talk, it’s the Word; when you act, it’s the Word. Your life is the revelation of the Word.
I’m the icon of the unseen Christ, the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person! As I contemplate the Word of God, beholding the glory thereof, I’m metamorphosed into the same image. As Jesus is, so am I in this world: forever triumphant, excellent, and full of glory! Hallelujah!
Colossians 3:16; James 1:22-25; 2 Corinthians 3:18
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN Luke 23:50-24:1-12 & 2 Samuel 7-8 1 Corinthians 1:22-31 & Psalm 141-142