Tuesday, 16th March, 2021
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen" (Ephesians 3:20-21 KJV)
In the first chapter of the book of Ephesians, the Apostle Paul, by the Spirit, began to explain who Christ is, with respect to God, and who the Church is. He also went on to explain why the Church isn’t a conglomeration of religious groups; rather, it’s the Body of Christ, full of glory.
In Ephesians 3:6 NKJV, he explained “that the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ through the gospel.” 1 Corinthians 12:27 tells us that we’re the Body of Christ and members in particular. How did we become members of the Body of Christ? It was by being baptized into Christ at the New Birth. Our theme verse says, “Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.”
The Greek word translated “ages” is “genea”; it means a generation. That means from generation to generation, the Father is glorified in the Church, by Jesus Christ. The desire and ministry of Jesus is to glorify the Father always, and this He does through the Church.
Even in the face of diverse persecution and belligerent oppositions, we remain bold and courageous for and with the Gospel, because His glory is in, and upon us. With that glory, we triumph over sickness, diseases, poverty, and reign victoriously in the realms of life. The Church of Jesus Christ is glorious, triumphant, flourishing, and full of dominion, wisdom and power. Hallelujah!
"I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ, and I bring the Lord glory every day. Christ in me is the glory-life. I manifest the perfect glory of God, the power, beauty, and excellence of Christ that’s inherent in my spirit. With that glory, I triumph over sickness, disease, poverty, and reign victoriously, in Jesus’ Name. Amen."
John 17:22; Colossians 1:26-27
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Luke 1:26-56 & Deuteronomy 5-7
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Matthew 23:13-22 & Exodus 25