Rhapsody Of Realities 2 May 2023 By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome (Christ Embassy): Quit The Struggle
TOPIC: Quit The Struggle (Rhapsody of Realities 2 May 2023)
I For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his (Hebrews 4:10).
Rhapsody Of Realities For Today MESSAGE:
Everything that God has placed in this world is not for the angels, the demons, or for Himself, but for us! If it is true, why should the Christian labour endlessly in prayer just to get God to give them 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. The psalmist said, “They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course. I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the Most High. But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes” (Psalm 82:5-7). 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 on 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: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:” (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 in every place. Amen.
1 Corinthians 3:21-22 (KJV); 21 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are your’s; 22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are your’s;
Hebrews 4:3 (AMPC); For we who have believed (adhered to and trusted in and relied on God) do enter that rest, [a]in accordance with His declaration that those [who did not believe] should not enter when He said, As I swore in My wrath, They shall not enter My rest; and this He said although [His] works had been completed and prepared [and waiting for all who would believe] from the foundation of the world.
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Luke 24:36-53 & 2 Samuel 12-14
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Mark 7:1-13 & Numbers
Rhapsody of Realities 2023 Devotional was written by Pastor Pastor Chris Oyakhilome (D.Sc., D.D.). President of Loveworld Inc. aka Christ Embassy Int’l.