Tuesday, 2nd May, 2023
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his " (Hebrews 4:10 KJV)
Everything that God has placed in this world isn't for the angels or for Himself, but for us! If this is true, why should any Christian labour endlessly in prayer just to get God to give him something which belongs to him in Christ? Think about it!
Sadly, I’ve heard those who gripe, “I’ve prayed for five years, with intense fasting, and even sown seeds just to get healed of this ailment!” Life, to them, has become a spiritual warfare, or as it were, an endless struggle in prayer, just to live in health, pay a meagre house rent, pass their exams, or to even have a decent job.
The problem usually stems from their ignorance of what rightfully belongs to them in Christ. Psalm 82:6-7 says, “I have said, Ye are gods, and all of you are children of the highest. But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.” Why would they die like men? Why would they fall like one of the princes? It’s because “they know not”; that is, their ignorance!
First, you belong to a great and winning Kingdom. So, square up, chest out and chin up because Jesus already paid the full price for you to walk in victory and enjoy all the blessings. How would you talk, walk, or act if you knew that you’re superior to sickness, disease and infirmities? It’ll put an end to these unnecessary health struggles!
If you found out that you’re the seed of Abraham, an heir of blessings untold, and have been imbued with a life that’s incapable of poverty or failure—a life that can’t be defeated or destroyed—wouldn’t that immediately change the contents of your prayer? Get to know the Word for yourself; be acquainted with these truths. Remember, the life of blessings is your heritage in Christ Jesus. God already blessed you beyond measure (Ephesians 1:3). Hallelujah!
"I walk in the truths of God’s Word, getting acquainted with my inheritance in Christ and enjoying all of these numerous, multifaceted blessings. I live in the fulfilment and reality of God’s blessings. I’ve been brought into God’s rest. All things are mine. I take full advantage of all that’s available to me in Christ, and by my faith, I triumph gloriously always and in every place. Amen."
1 Corinthians 3:21-22 AMPC; Hebrews 4:3 AMPC
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Luke 24:36-53; 2 Samuel 12-14
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Mark 7:1-13; Numbers 5