Thursday, 31st March, 2022
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them" (Ephesians 2:10 KJV)
The Amplified Classic version of our theme verse shows us something extraordinary. It says, “For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live].”
You are God’s excellent workmanship or handiwork. It is like having a mobile device produced by, let us say, Samsung; they’ll have a brand on it showing that the phone is the workmanship of Samsung. In the same way, God has His brand on you. And remember, everything God makes and does is excellent and is forever.
If that is true, then in God’s mind, He does not expect you to succumb to sickness, disease, or the elements of this world because He made you superior to them. He made you stronger than infirmities and the corrupting influences and negativities in this present world of darkness. Nothing in this world can hurt or hinder you.
That is why one of the signs of the believing ones as listed by Jesus in Mark 16:18 is, “…if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them…” This is how He wants you to think. You are not like everyone else. You are a superior being; you are in God’s class, crated without any defect. You were made to function perfectly and excellently in life. Glory to God!
"I am fashioned for good works, and to live the good life which God prearranged for me. My life is for the glory of God; I walk in excellence, certified for success. Not only do I have the nature of my heavenly Father in me, I also have His brand on me. Glory to God!"
Ephesians 2:10 (NLT); James 1:18
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Luke 8:40-56 & Joshua 7-9
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Romans 5:1-11 & Psalm 103