Thursday, 21st October, 2021
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness" (Romans 8:10 KJV)
It doesn’t matter what your life was like before you gave your heart to Christ; the old, weak, sickly, poor and struggling “you” died with Christ on the Cross. A new you came alive when He resurrected. So, don’t look at the physical anymore; see through the Spirit. Now that you’re in Christ, and Christ is in you, glory, wholeness, perfection, success and prosperity are guaranteed in your life.
The Bible says, “...Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27). The assurance that there’s nothing missing or broken in your life is Christ in you. Someone may say, “But I’ve given my life to Christ; Christ is in me now, but I’m still blind” or “I’m still crippled.” I have news for you!
In Acts 9, Peter the Apostle went visiting the churches and came to a place called Lydda. There, he met a man named Aeneas who had been paralyzed for eight years. Even though Aeneas had become a Christian, he was still paralyzed. But guess what? All Peter said to him was, “...Aeneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed…” (Acts 9:34). The Bible says he jumped right out of bed, completely made whole.
If you have Christ inside you, that’s the end of paralysis! That’s the end of blindness, deafness, any kind of sickness or disease, failure and death! Hallelujah! Christ in you is the answer. Our theme verse says if Christ be in you, though your body be dead because of sin, the Spirit gives it life because of righteousness. Why would you accommodate asthma if Christ is in you? You ought to boldly declare, “I refuse to be sick, diseased or afflicted.”
There’re not enough epidemics in the world that can withstand the life of Christ in you. You’re shielded in Him. No wonder He said, “…nothing shall by any means hurt you” (Luke 10:19). Your life is divine. Make up your mind you’re going to live the life that Christ has given you, and you’ll be everything He’s called you to be. Hallelujah!
"Christ is in me, in every fibre of my being, in every bone of my body, and in every cell of my blood! I walk in victory and in glory. I’m a success; I’m a victor, because greater is He that’s in me than he that’s in the world. I’m shielded from all evil, with dominion over sickness, disease and the powers of darkness, for I’m in Christ and Christ is in me! Hallelujah!"
Colossians 1:27; 1 John 4:4
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
1 Timothy 3:1-16 & Jeremiah 9-10
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
John 6:61-71 & 2 Kings 7-8