(Live From The Inside Out)
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
TO THE BIBLE: “…Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.”
(2 Corinthians 4:16)
When you were born again, it wasn’t your physical body that was born again; it was your spirit—the inward man. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; that new creation is the inward man.
The divine nature—the God-life—is in your human spirit. Therefore, you’re to live from the inside out; function from your inward man.
The way to do this is to keep your focus on the Word of God, refusing to be moved by the dictates of your physical senses.
For example, the doctors may have diagnosed some ailment in your physical body; but your body is not you; it’s the house where the “real you,” your spirit, lives. Your real person is the recreated human spirit, and he’s fashioned after the image of Christ. Therefore, there’s no sickness, weakness, limitation, or imperfection of any kind in your spirit.
The life of faith to which we’ve been called is a call to live from inside out. 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 says, “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary (subject to change), but the things which are not seen are eternal.”
It’s only by faith that you “look” at things which your natural senses can’t perceive. Those who haven’t learnt to function from their spirits are the ones dominated by natural forces and circumstances.
Don’t let your focus be on what’s going on the outside; pay attention to your spirit. God has deposited in your spirit everything you require to live a successful and victorious life.
Health, prosperity, victory, success, excellence, and every good thing in Christ Jesus are in your spirit! Activate them from within; look inwards, and live from inside out (Luke 6:45).
Go Deeper: 2 Corinthians 5:7 AMPC
Speak: "I rejoice to know that by keeping my focus on the Word and functioning from my spirit, I can bring forth prosperity, health, victory, and excellence and live by the guidance and direction given to my spirit by the Lord. Glory to God!"
Daily Bible Reading: ONE YEAR Hebrews 11:1-16, Jeremiah 26-28
TWO YEAR John 11:47-57, 1 Chronicles 13
Act: Speak in tongues for at least fifteen minutes and get your spirit charged up for the miraculous life today.