RHAPSODY OF REALITIES TEEVO DEVOTIONAL;
7TH JUNE , 2018 ; PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME;
YOU CAN’T WEAR OUT;
(You’ve Got God’s Abilities, Strength, And Sufficiency)
TO THE BIBLE 2 Corinthians 3:5-6
“Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God, who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.”
Have you wondered what it’d be like to have the strength of a god? Perhaps, while you watch or read about your favourite fictional superhero in action, you find that he or she possesses and portrays somewhat divine abilities. Well, reading today’s opening scripture, you’ll discover that you have, infused into you, God’s divine abilities! His divine energy and strength is at work in you. You’re therefore up to any task.
The Greek word for sufficiency is “hikanotes,” which means to have competence or ability, the quality of being adequately fortified and enabled physically, intellectually, mentally, and spiritually for any task! The Apostle Paul made a striking remark to this effect when he said, “That’s what I’m working so hard at day after day, year after year, doing my best with the energy God so generously gives me” (Colossians 1:29 MSG).
No wonder he lived such an inspiring and extraordinary life as an Apostle of Jesus Christ. He acknowledged and took advantage of the power—the energy of God—that was at work in him powerfully.
In Philippians 4:13 AMPC, he said, “I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].” By that, he wasn’t saying, “God is able; so He’s going to help me do all things,” no! He was referring to an inherent ability in him! He understood that the glorious anointing of the Holy Spirit was at work in him mightily. You’re sufficient in God’s sufficiency. This means that your abilities are unlimited; nothing is impossible unto you. Nothing can put you down or wear you out.
2 Corinthians 9:8; 2 Corinthians 12:9
Dear Father, I thank you for being my strength and my glory; I’m stirred and ready for anything, and competent to excellently accomplish any task, through your Spirit that infuses inner strength into me! I’m sufficient in your sufficiency! Glory!
Daily Bible Reading
John 20:19-31, 1 Chronicles 23-25
Mark 15:25-32, Deuteronomy 5
Speak in tongues fervently today for at least fifteen minutes, meditating on and declaring 2 Corinthians 3:5-6.