If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire (1 Corinthians 3:15).
To be a leader is a great honour; whether it’s in politics, government, education, it doesn’t matter. To be called a leader of people is always a great honour. However, to be a leader in the house of God is even a far greater honour, because that’s a role that belongs to Christ. It’s about His work. It means some of His work has been given to you.
In Matthew 16:18, Jesus said, “…I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Notice that He didn’t say, “Let us build my Church”; rather, He said, “I will build my Church.” Part of how He builds His Church is through those He’s appointed to lead and teach His people; the leaders of the Church. Every part of the work that we carry out to fulfil His vision is a huge responsibility, because it means He’s carrying it out through us. If that’s the case, we’re only expected to do whatever we do in His Name and according to His will; not our will, because He’s only given us the honour of service in His house. This should let you know the level of appreciation we should have for such recognition in God’s house. Whatever assignment is given to you to carry out in the house of God, hallow it. Relish and cherish it, and do it as unto Christ. Handle it with great care, because at the end of the day, the Bible says we’ll all give account to God for all that we did.
Remember, there’re two major judgements at the end of all things. One of them is the judgement seat of Christ, which will be to receive our rewards and praises from Him; but some will have more honour than others. Some may lose on theirs due to their motives. He doesn’t want us to serve Him out of human ambitions or fleshly desires. He wants us to do His work in love, in humility, in obedience to Him, and to serve His purpose. Serve the Lord gladly with wholehearted devotion, and please Him in all things.
Dear Father, I thank you for the honour and blessedness of service in your house and in the Kingdom. My heart and mind are sanctified to produce works that are acceptable to you as I serve with love, humility and obedience to you, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
FURTHER STUDY: 2 John 1:8 – Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.
Revelation 3:11 – Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
2 Timothy 2:20-21 – But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. 21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, [and] prepared unto every good work.
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: John 2:1-25 & 2 Samuel 20-21
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: 1 Corinthians 4:1-10 & Proverbs 1
Please don’t stop at reading, join us today let’s take God’s divine presence into every man’s world.
EXTRACT FROM RHAPSODY OF REALITIES
I’m alive to God, to His wisdom, righteousness, love, and grace; His Spirit is at work in me even now, causing me to know and have deeper and fuller insight into mysteries and secrets of the Kingdom. The eyes of my understanding are enlightened to the realities the truth of the Gospel. I’m created in God’s image and likeness; therefore, I’m self-sufficient, for as He is, so am I in this world! Everything I require for the life of absolute success, victory, dominion, glory and righteousness are inside me. I live triumphantly today, and always, in Jesus Name. Amen.
I am alive to God and Christ is alive in me. I can neither have any infirmity nor be sick. Even if I was attacked, it cannot stay because the life of Christ is in me and my body is programmed to respond only to God’s Word. I am strong and I am alive with the life of God in the Name of Jesus. Hallelujah.
#TalkingSession (What you say is what you get)
5th. MAY. KINDLY SAY THESE WORDS OUT LOUD.
Thank You, dear Father, for giving me a life of greatness and excellence; I make great things happen in my life and in the lives of others, through the power of Your Word, and the ability of the Holy Spirit in me.
As I study Your Word, I see my greatness and triumphant life! I go forth in Your wisdom to accomplish great things for Your Kingdom. I declare that I am of God, and have overcome the world, because greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world.
I am a God-man; one in whom Christ literally dwells. I am God-inside minded; therefore, I have nothing to fear. I am born of God! I am a world overcomer. I have overcome the world with its troubles, failures, and darkness; I have overcome every power, every force, and everything that’s against me.
It doesn’t matter what’s out there in the world; I have overcome them all because Christ lives in me. I dwell in peace and safety; I am of good cheer because Christ overcame the world for me.
I acknowledge and walk in the reality of my divine life in Christ; who Christ has made me, and all that He’s bequeathed to me. I reign and rule over circumstances. I refuse and reject anything that’s inconsistent with the life of Christ in me.
The evidence of the indwelling presence of Christ is seen in the quality of life I live. I am living and enjoying the higher life in Christ, and my life is a testimony to those around me that indeed, there’s a higher life in Christ.
Thank You, Lord, for the indestructible and unconquerable life of Christ in me. Everything I am and represent exudes the Christ-life. The greater One lives in me! Hallelujah!
• Keep saying it, publish it everywhere; noise it abroad! In Christ, we’ve got something to shout about. Let’s flood the airwaves, internet, and print media with the reality of Christ.
Speak in other tongues now. ~ Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.
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