Wisdom For The Day Devotional 19 November 2023 By Bishop Mike Okonkwo – Rest On The Grace Of God
TOPIC: Rest On The Grace Of God (TREM Devotional 19 November 2023)
“And she made him sleep upon her knees; and she called for a man, and she caused him to shave off the seven locks of his head; and she began to afflict him, and his strength went from him.” Judges 16:19 (KJV)
Wisdom For The Day MESSAGE:
Today, I want to ask you a very important question. Where are you resting? Are you resting in what the newspapers say or what your tradition says? Or what one lying prophet told you? Are you resting on the lap of Delilah? Or are you resting on the infallible word of God which gives assurance and stability?
When the Philistines shaved Samson’s hair, they removed the seven locks. Seven means Sabbath, which is rest. When he was resting with his locks on his hair, the Philistines could not get him. The moment they shaved his hair; they removed the rest from him. Then, they were able to pluck out his eyes, tied him, arrested, imprisoned, and humiliated him. The church has been humiliated over the years because we have refused to rest. We are living as if Christ did not die. He died, He was buried, and He rose again triumphant over death, hell and grave. You have been quickened, you have been raised and you have been made to sit.
We are called to sit, not to struggle. He raised you to show you what He has completed before you came on the scene. He has completed the job, the business, the finance, your Christian life, ministry, family, marriage, and the babies. Our Christian life begins from ‘it is finished’. Before the battle came, the victory is already there.
When they shaved his hair, Samson got up and noticed his power had gone. He soon realized that his eyes were gone, and his freedom was gone. That is what happens when you walk in the law. Your freedom goes. You are under condemnation, accusation, and judgment when you should walk in the liberty wherewith Christ has set you free. The law cannot give you rest. Rest only comes from your knowledge of the finished work of Christ.
Judges 16:26-30; Galatians 5:1-6;
DAILY BIBLE READING:
Morning – Ezekiel 11-13; Evening – James 1
Wisdom For The Day Devotional was 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.
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