Thursday, 6th April, 2023
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"Through faith we understand that THE WORLDS WERE FRAMED by the word of God…" (Hebrews 11:3 KJV )
The Greek word, “aion” is what is translated as “worlds” in the verse above. It refers to course of life; an era, or the structure and administration of things as they are in the world. Every now and then, the devil tries to turn the course of this world in his direction; he likes to impose his own system on the world and force us to live in his system. But he’s subject to us, so we can’t allow him to have his way.
For example, when a city or a nation gets new leaders, Satan often attempts to make such leaders follow his agenda. Those leaders may never know when they're being influenced and caused to lie and deceive their people and nation.
Even when the people find out that they’re being deceived, they can’t reverse the damage; they can’t free themselves. But the Bible says, “For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God…. Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now” (Romans 8:19-22).
We’re the ones to deliver the world—all of creation— from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the sons of God. How? It’s with the Word of God (the “rhema” of God) on our lips. With the Word of God, you can repair, construct and reconstruct the course of your life and your world.
That’s what the men and women of faith did in Bible days. Through faith, they framed or repaired their world with the Word of God. It's what God expects of us today: we must frame our era with the Word of God through faith.
"Dear heavenly Father, thank you for giving me dominion over all things. I’ve received the dynamic ability to cause changes, repair, frame, perfect, mend, and restore everything in my world in line with your perfect will. The course of my life stays consistent with your plans and purposes, and I live victoriously over the adversary and the adversities of life, in Jesus’ Name. Amen."
Joshua 1:8 AMPC; Hebrews 11:1-3 AMPC
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Luke 11:1-13; Judges 1-2
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Matthew 27:45-54; Leviticus 6