(Express The Christ-life!)
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
TO THE BIBLE: “To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
Christianity is the unveiling of Christ in you. This means that your life as a Christian should be such that the steps you take and the things you do are the outworkings of the Word of God. That’s how Jesus lived when He walked the earth; He was the unveiling of the Word: “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us…” (John 1:14). He was the manifestation of God; the express image of His person! Now that you’re in Christ, you’re the express image of Christ. You’re Christ alive in your world today!
You’re the Christ your family, colleagues, neighbours and fellow citizens see. If this is true (and it sure is), then it means that the words you speak, the things you do, and the life you live should express the Christ-life. Your goal, therefore, should be to be more and more like Christ, acting like him, talking like Him, and relating with others as He would. You’re Christ’s living tabernacle. Everything you do should manifest Christ in you.
Go Deeper: 2 Corinthians 2:14, Colossians 1:27
Speak: My life is the expression of the glory of Christ. I unveil Him to my world today! His divine life is manifested through me, and I bring others into this life through the Gospel. I live in the consciousness of my divine life and origin in Christ, knowing that His wisdom, ability, and power are working in and through me, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading: ONE YEAR Revelation 13:11-14:1-20, Daniel 7-8
TWO YEAR Acts 2:25-36, 2 Chronicles 36
Act: Be conscious of today’s lesson throughout the day, and when you’re faced with a difficult situation, remember to think, talk, and act like Jesus, so others can see Him in you