Rhapsody of Realities 30 March 2019 By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome – Know Who You Are
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Topic: Know Who You Are
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new (2 Corinthians 5:17).
Knowing who you are in Christ is so vital; it’s a prerequisite to having the right attitude towards the challenges you might face in life, and living above circumstances. There’re many who aren’t enjoying the blessings of Christianity, because they don’t know who they are in Christ; they don’t understand who the Christian is. They think, for example, that a Christian is a religious person; someone who goes to church; no! He’s much more.
A Christian is someone in whom Christ dwells; someone in whom, and through whom, the Kingdom of God is manifested; a carrier of divinity. Once you come to terms with this reality, your life will take on a new meaning, and you’ll live joyfully every day, irrespective and independent of circumstances. This is why it’s so important that you understand God’s Word, what He says about you, and then live accordingly.
The Bible says Jesus wasn’t only delivered to death on account of your sins, He was also raised for your justification (Romans 4:25). What does it mean to be justified? It means to be declared “not guilty”; meaning that in the mind of justice, in the eyes of God, you never sinned; therefore, no charges against you.
Now you can further appreciate why the Bible says you’re holy, unblameable and unreproveable in the sight of God (Colossians 1:22). It’s because the Christian is a new creature: “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17).
You’re a brand new species of being that never existed before; that’s why God can declare you acquitted, because there’s nothing to judge since you have a brand new life.
Your justification isn’t because Jesus “paid” for your sins; He did that for the whole world of sinners, but the Christian isn’t a sinner; he’s a new creation; a product, not of the death and burial of Jesus Christ, but of His resurrection! You came from the resurrection.
You’re the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, graced to reign and exercise dominion over Satan and circumstances. Hallelujah!
CONFESSION I walk in the light of my justification. My life is an expression of God’s righteousness; I’m the seed of Abraham; therefore, I live above lack, sickness, disease and defeat! I’m victorious all the way, serving the Lord joyously and gloriously, in Jesus’ Name. Amen!
FURTHER STUDY: 1 John 5:4; 1 Corinthians 6:11; 1 Peter 2:9 AMPC
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Luke 8:22-39 & Joshua 5-6
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Matthew 26:47-56 & Exodus 39
Rhapsody of Realities 30th March 2019 Devotional was written by Pastor Pastor Chris Oyakhilome (D.Sc., D.D.). President of Loveworld Inc. aka Christ Embassy Int’l.
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