Thursday, 17th November, 2022
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory" (Colossians 1:27 KJV)
The essence of Christianity, the glory and joy of all that Jesus came to do, is Christ in you. Christ in you is everything. Christ in you is heaven in you; it’s divinity in you. Now that you have Christ, you have everything. No wonder Paul said, “Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours” (1 Corinthians 3:21). Hallelujah!
Here’s something remarkable to ponder on: Romans 6:23 says, “…the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” That’s a fundamental truth of the Gospel. However, as you get higher in the understanding of the Gospel, you’d discover that Jesus really doesn’t stand away and give you eternal life; He’s Himself eternal life. In giving you eternal life, He actually gave you Himself. Hallelujah.
The moment you come to terms with this reality, it’ll change your thinking and prayer life. You’d stop asking God for things. If it’s true that you have Christ (and thank God it’s true), what then could you possibly be in need of? Christ is everything, and everything is in Christ.
Stop asking God for what you already have in Christ. For example, don’t ask God for healing; take divine health, for it’s your nature in Christ Jesus. The victorious life is yours in Christ. Everything you require for an extraordinary life of glory and righteousness is already yours in Christ (2 Peter 1:3).
Now, you can understand why the Lord Jesus said in Luke 12:22, “...Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on.” He’s your sufficiency; in Him, you have all things. Hallelujah!
"Blessed Father, I thank you for giving me all things in Christ Jesus. Christ is my all; in Christ I have all that I require for life and godliness; I have all that I require to live triumphantly and please you in all things. Hallelujah!"
2 Peter 1:3; 1 Corinthians 3:21-22 AMPC
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Hebrews 13 & Ezekiel 16
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
1 John 3:13-24 & Ezekiel 48