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Rhapsody of Realities, Thursday, March 23rd. 2023, By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome PhD DSc DD

THE KEY IS YIELDING TO THE WORD

But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth (James 3:14).

The verse of scripture above was written to God’s people. It shows that it’s possible to find a Christian who could be walking in bitterness, envy and strife. According to our theme verse, when you notice bitterness, envy, and strife in your heart, take a stand against them. Don’t deny them; deal with them, because they’re devilish.

In the ensuing verse 15, still referring to anger, bitterness and strife, it says, “This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish” (James 3:15). The word “devilish” above is the Greek, “daimonio‌de‌s” which means “demonic” or that which is inspired by a demon.

Don’t allow your life to be influenced by demons; don’t get into strife. Ordinarily, Satan can’t force his will upon anyone, except those who yield to his antics and influence. Sadly, some people yield themselves to the devil without realizing it. It’s the reason you must walk in the Spirit and in the knowledge of the Word at all times. This is vital for a victorious Christian life.

Galatians 5:16 says, “This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.” The same James who wrote what we read in our theme verse also wrote in James 4:7, “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” You submit yourself to God by yielding to the Word.

Then, being yielded to the Word, resist the devil and he’ll flee from you. That’s the key: it’s being yielded to the Word; giving yourself to the Word by doing the Word! It’ll rid you of envy, strife, pride, jealousy, bitterness, anger and everything unwholesome or unclean. It’ll bring you into a place of sanctification. Praise God!

Prayer

Dear Father, thank you for the impact of your Word in my spirit, soul and body. My life is filled with the joy and glory of your righteousness as I walk in the light of your Word. Every darkness is dispelled from my path because I walk in the Spirit and light of your Word, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Further Study:

Ephesians 4:31
“Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:”

James 1:22-25
“But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was
25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.”

1-Year Bible Reading Plan:
Luke 5:1-16;
Deuteronomy 25-27

2-Year Bible Reading Plan:
Matthew 25:1-13;
Exodus 32

Extract From Rhapsody Of Realities Daily Devotional

Good Morning Beloved.
Have A Great Day!

#KeepSayingIt, Thursday, 23rd March 2023, https://loveworldlyrics.com/medley-3-february-2023-loveworld-singers/

Weakness is not an option in my life because the Holy Ghost dwells in me. I am empowered with might from within; therefore, I’m victorious at every count and in everything. I refuse to live or function by natural abilities or within human capacities. I make full proof of God’s limitless power that has been deposited in my spirit; thus, I reign, rule, and dominate my world. The joy of the Lord is my strength. Joy overflows in my heart always, and I am strengthened with might in my inner man. I refuse to be weak and I reject anything that represents darkness or inferiority. I live over and above sickness, disease, poverty, and the world. Anything that causes sorrow and depression is far from me. Jesus is Lord over my life; therefore, satan has no claim over me.

I declare that I am full of life. I do not walk in darkness, for I have the light of life. The devil has nothing in me, for I am born of God. I live in health continually. I’m alive! The Word of God is working in me! I have authority over death, sickness, disease, and infirmity because I have passed from death to life. The Holy Spirit quickens and makes my body whole. I believe what the Word says concerning me! Glorious things are spoken of me. I refuse to be sick! My faith is active, working, and generating great results for me. I’m alive unto God and my body is vitalized by the Spirit of the Living God. I am impregnable to infections, sicknesses, or diseases. The plan of the enemy against me is completely null and void. I have peace all around me! I am never without strength because the Strengthener – the Holy Spirit – is in me. He ministers to my body and energizes me in health, strength, and vigour in the mighty Name of Jesus. Amen.

NzeIkay
NzeIkayhttps://nzeikayblog.com
Nigeria is an Enigma. The capacity to gain an accurate and deep understanding of her is undoubtedly God’s endowment to us, her citizens. As a citizen of this lovely nation, I’ve spent decades of my life trying to understand this, Mirage. Hope someday, this Mystery that houses about 250 million blacks will be globally understood, widely accepted, and given the opportunity to play its vital role in the world stage. So, help us God! #NigeriaDeservesBetter #AfricaDeservesBetter

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