Monday, 1st May, 2023
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ " (Ephesians 1:3 KJV)
I would to God every Christian grasps the import and profundity of what we just read in our opening verse! In 2 Corinthians 6:16, the Apostle Paul quoted God’s promise in the Old Testament to indwell man and the ensuing fulfilment of that promise. He said, “…for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.”
What a blessing! What glory it is to have the Holy Spirit in our lives today! He’s the greatest blessing of all; your greatest advantage. He knows everything and owns everything. Having Him in you means you’re made for life. He’s all you need to be everything God destined you to be and fulfil your destiny in life and in the Gospel.
1 Corinthians 2:12 says, “Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.” Without Him, you can’t know all that God has blessed and endowed you with in Christ. There’re blessings and benefits from God for you every day (Psalm 68:19, Matthew 6:11, Luke 11:3). The Holy Spirit guides you into these blessings and sees to it that you enjoy them.
Live every day with the consciousness that you’re indeed the temple of the Holy Spirit. He’ll perfect His work and ministry in your life. He’s the Spirit of grace; He’s the Spirit of excellence. His joy is to make your life excellent and full of glory, and to perfect everything that concerns you.
The Holy Spirit in you is your assurance of an extraordinary life of victory, dominion, abundance and infinite possibilities. He’s the power and glory of your life. Become more conscious of Him, and of His presence in you. In you abides all the graces, blessings, wisdom, and goodness of heaven, because the Holy Spirit lives in you. Therefore, live from within. Praise God!
"In me abides all the graces, blessings, wisdom and goodness of heaven, because the Holy Spirit lives in me. I’m His living tabernacle. Everything I require for life and godliness is in me by the Holy Spirit. He’s the power and glory of my life. Hallelujah!"
Ephesians 1:3 AMPC; 1 Corinthians 3:21-23; 2 Peter 1:3
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Luke 24:13-35; 2 Samuel 9-11
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Mark 6:45-56; Numbers 4