Sunday, 16th October, 2022
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report" (Hebrews 11:1-2 KJV)
One day, while I was still very young, the Lord said to me, “I’m with you. I will not fail you or forsake you.” This was life-transforming for me. With this information, I was certain of one thing: God is dependable. I got up from where I was sitting that day, a changed person forever.
I was ecstatic because the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; the God of the prophets and the apostles; the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ was with me. He’s real in me and to me. He isn’t only the God of the Bible, but my God as well. Hallelujah!
Think about it: In the days of the prophets and the apostles, the Bible says they obtained a good report by their life and actions of faith. The apostles were inspired when they read of the elders like Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, David, Jephthah, Moses, Elijah, and more. We also read of the elders, but we are further inspired by the likes of Peter, James, John, Paul, and the others.
It however shouldn’t stop there. What will your days be like? What’s your story going to be? How will it be written? Just as the elders obtained a good report, we also have to obtain good reports in our day. We shouldn’t have the young generation ask us: “Where’s the God of Elijah or the God of Paul?” He’s our God as well.
We have to bring the God of Elijah to our day through our actions of faith. We have to take Christ beyond the written pages and manifest His glory to our generation, for He is the same yesterday, today and forever.
"Dear Father, thank you for faith that’s stirred in my spirit to change my world. By faith, I obtain good reports in my day, as I accomplish supernatural feats for the Kingdom. I refuse to be mediocre in any way, because my life is the manifestation of your resplendent glory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen."
1 Peter 2:9 AMPC; Romans 8:19
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
2 Thessalonians 1:1-12 & Isaiah 64-66
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Hebrews 7:11-28 & Ezekiel 12-13