Tuesday, 6th October, 2020
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and exceeding great reward" (Genesis 15:1 KJV)
The underlined words spoken by God to Abraham in our opening verse reminds of what He said later to Aaron in Numbers 18:20:“…I am thy part and thine inheritance among the children of Israel." We understand from the Scriptures that the Lord apportioned inheritance to the different tribes of Israel except the Levites, to whom He said, “I am your inheritance.”
How rich can you get when the Lord is your inheritance? How glorious would your life be? Psalm 24:1 says,“The earth is the LORD’S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.” Since this is true, then the earth and everything in it belongs to you because you’re His heir. Paul understood this and said,“...all things are yours” (1 Corinthians 3:21).
Now you can understand why your prayer times shouldn’t be spent asking God for things for yourself. What do you want to ask of one who’s already given you everything, including Himself? You have Christ, and Christ is everything. This truth should change your mentality and life forever.
Is it strength you require? The Bible says He’s your strength! Therefore, testify like the Psalmist,“…the LORD is the strength of my life...” (Psalm 27:1). Is it wisdom you think you need? The Bible says Christ is your wisdom (1 Corinthians 1:30).
You’ve been granted all that you require for life and godliness; you’ve been launched into a life of glory, excellence and superabundance. No wonder the Psalmist exclaimed,“The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage” (Psalm 16:6). All things are yours!
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed me with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ. I’ve been granted all that I require for life and godliness, and I bless my world with the unsearchable riches of Christ and His Gospel that I bear, in Jesus’ Name. Amen."
FURTHER STUDY: Psalm 23:1 GNB; Ephesians 1:2-3; 2 Peter 1:3-4
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Philippians 4:4-23; Isaiah 42-43
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Hebrews 1:1-14; Lamentations 2