Topic: Above Only [TREM Devotional 1 January 2019]
“And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them:” – Deuteronomy 28:13 KJV
As we looked forward to 2019, the Lord gave me this word for you and it is prophetic – in 2019, you will be above only. That means that there will be many opportunities to go under, but keep your head up because you cannot sink in the journey of life, for God is with you.
Many times, when believers read the scripture above, they get excited with the promise and then the last phrase dampens their spirit because they suddenly feel unworthy of the blessings of God. But Child of God, when Jesus said “It is finished” on the cross, He paid the full price, thereby fulfilling the law on your behalf. In other words, if you are in Christ, you have fulfilled the law.
“But Bro. Mike, I made a mistake yesterday.” Yes, I know you made a mistake yesterday, and even today, no matter how early it is, you have committed one sin or the other. However, when you gave your life to Christ, there was a divine exchange and your life was hidden in Christ, in God. He has exchanged His righteousness for your unrighteousness, so when you stand before God, you stand faultless before Him and the blessings in the Bible are yours to appropriate, without fear of condemnation.
So, as you go through this year, know and be fully convinced that the Lord has made you the head and not the tail, you are above only and not beneath, because Christ has fulfilled the law on your behalf. Go into this year rejoicing, knowing that your victory is guaranteed.
Further Reading: Deuteronomy 28:1-13
Daily Bible Reading: morning Gen 1-3; Evening Mathew 1
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Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.