Friday, January 3rd, 2020
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all" (1 Timothy 4:15 KJV)
It’s wonderful to be healed from any sickness or disease, but how about never being sick? That’s surely more sublime, and that’s the life Jesus brought; a life of divine health. Divine health for the Christian isn’t a promise; it came in the salvation package. It’s part of the result and impact of eternal life in you. The Bible says, “And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son” (1 John 5:11).
Being born again, you have eternal life, and eternal life doesn’t require healing. Therefore, it doesn’t matter what attacks your body; if you’d stir up the life of God in your spirit, your whole body will be vitalized. The Bible says, “...if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you” (Romans 8:11). Hallelujah! Christ in you—the Holy Spirit in you—is life-generating!
The Bible says you were born after the second Adam, who is a life-giving Spirit. What you need is to learn to activate this life from within you, through meditation. You have to consciously practise that life, by insisting on the Word, affirming boldly that the divine life has supplanted the human life of which you were born of your earthly parents. Every so often, say, “Eternal life is at work in me; every facet of my being is inundated with the life of God.”
The expression, “Meditate upon” in our theme verse, is Greek, “Meletao,” also meaning “to practise.” The result is that your progress and success will be undeniable and inevitable. When you feel symptoms of sickness in your body, it’s a mirage; refute them with the Word. Never succumb to the rudiments of this world; the corrupting forces of this present world of darkness. And don’t wait until there’s a challenge to affirm the Word.
PRAYER "I’m an associate of the God-kind, with the indestructible life of God in me! I live in the Christ environment, where divinity reigns; the divine life is operational in every fibre of my being, for I hail from God; born of Him. Praise God!"
FURTHER STUDY Hebrews 4:12; Isaiah 33:24; 1 John 5:11-13
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Matthew 3 & Genesis 6-8
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Acts 6:9-15 & Nehemiah 6