For we walk by faith, not by sight (2 Corinthians5:7).
Romans 9:8 says, “…They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God….” The children of the flesh are ruled by their senses. Instead of walking by faith, they’re controlled only by that which they can physically see, hear, touch, taste, or smell. But Christianity is a walk of faith; it’s life beyond the senses.
Spiritual realities can’t be perceived with human senses. This is the reason the natural man doesn’t understand the things of the spirit; they’re foolishness to him (1 Corinthians 2:14). Romans 9:8lets us know that the children of the flesh—those who are sense-ruled—are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed. The children of the promise are the children of the Word.
Paul’s climactic submission in 2 Corinthians 5:7 AMPC is quite profound: He said, “For we walk by faith [we regulate our lives and conduct ourselves by our conviction or belief respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things, with trust and holy fervour; thus we walk] not by sight or appearance” Don’t live by sight or appearance; like those who say, “Seeing is believing,” no! That’s contrary to faith. Recall what Jesus said to Martha in John11:40. He said, “…if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest SEE the glory of God.” You believe to see; that’s faith.
Hebrews 11:1 (AMPC) says, “NOW FAITH is the assurance(the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].” You can’t please God until you’ve learnt to apprehend and call real, things that your physical senses can’t perceive, but are revealed in God’s Word. That’s Christianity; it’s a walk of faith.
I respond to circumstances and situations only from the standpoint of faith, not according to sensory perceptions. Now and always, I live from my spirit according to God’s Word, and I’m transfigured from glory to glory. Hallelujah!
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
“For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward [man] is renewed day by day.
17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding [and] eternal weight of glory;
18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen [are] temporal; but the things which are not seen [are] eternal.”
“But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as [in] a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker [is] God.
11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.
12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, [so many] as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.”
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: James 1;
2-Year Bible Reading Plan:
1 John 4:1-14;
Extract From Rhapsody Of Realities Daily Devotional
Good Morning Beloved.
Walk By Faith!
Have An Great Day!
You have been blessed today, now share this. Bless someone else.
By the authority given me in Christ, I keep Satan and his cohorts under my feet! I live in God’s glory, walking in divine health, peace, safety, abundance and joy. I walk in the fullness of the blessings of the Gospel today. I am what God says I am. I’m a member of His body, of His flesh and of His bones; invigorated by divinity! Greater is He that is in me than he that’s in the world! I’m on an upward and forward journey of progress and success, positioned for glory and excellence in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
You have been blessed today, now share this. Bless someone else.
DIVINE HEALTH CONFESSIONS ~ 18TH NOVEMBER, 2020
Christ dwells in my spirit and expresses Himself through my physical body. I am conscious of this reality, and I exercise dominion over sickness, disease, and infirmity. I speak life and safety to my body, and I sustain it in health with God’s Word and the power of the Holy Spirit, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
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#WORDALIVE NOVEMBER 18TH
I declare that I’m a member of the glorious and triumphant body of Christ. Therefore, I’m indestructible; no matter what happens, I win, because the Word puts me over and guarantees my victory. Greater is He that’s in me than he that’s in the world. I reign and rule with Christ, now and always. I consciously exercise my mind to focus on the spiritual realities of the Word and project myself to greater levels of success, prosperity and victory. By the power of the Spirit, I cast off worthless and unproductive thoughts, and use my mind correctly to picture the glorious and victorious life that I have in Christ. I walk in the reality of all that the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ accomplished for me. I have eternal life; the imperishable, indestructible and incorruptible life of God, and it’s at work in every fibre of my being, keeping me in divine health, and warding off everything that’s inconsistent with the provisions of the Gospel. Blessed be God! The word is alive in me.
PRAYER OF PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING – PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME
“Ye also, as lively stones are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ”(1 Peter 2:5).
Part of our ministry toward God as New Testament priests includes giving Him thanks, praising Him, presenting our bodies to Him and living holy lives before Him. These are our expressions of worship. You may have wondered, what are these sacrifices? Well, the scripture informs us that these sacrifices are “the fruit of our lips” (Hebrews 13:15). Just as the priest offered sacrifices of burnt offerings and burnt incense in the Old Testament, we in the New Testament offer sacrifices of praise to God with our words. Thus, praising God means giving thanks to His Name for definite reasons. Thus the sacrifices we should offer are the sacrifice of praise (Hebrews 13:15) and a living sacrifice of our bodies (Romans 12:1). The sacrifices of praise are the confessions, declarations, psalms, hymns and spiritual songs of the glory, grace and goodness of God that we make unto Him.
Too many times, people associate prayer with problems when ideally they don’t need to have a problem to pray. Prayer is a ministry for us as New Testament believers. This is why you can turn away from everyone and everything to worship the Lord and adore Him. As you do this, you send forth incense unto God (Revelation 5:7; 8:2-3). Anybody can pray but it takes the child of God to send forth incense by the Spirit into the presence of God. As we worship and praise God and present our bodies a living sacrifice to Him, His presence rubs upon us and overshadows us. His presence breaks us. A lot of Christians don’t know what it is to be broken. John the Baptist said, “He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30). That’s exactly what happens to us when we stay in continual contact with God through worship. Then, our flesh becomes subdued until it’s broken, and the beauty and essence of God within our spirit is fully released.
Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo – Wednesday, November 18, 2020 – WHERE’S HIS HONOUR? (You Honour The Lord By Acting On His Word) – Pastor Chris
TO THE BIBLE
Hebrews 11:8 AMP C “[Urged on] by faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed and went forth to a place which he was destined to receive as an inheritance; and he went, although he did not know or trouble his mind about where he was to go.”
“Lord, I honour you,” was Norman’s typical phrase for rounding up his prayers. In reality, however, his actions didn’t match his words. He wouldn’t give his offerings or pay his tithes, or preach Jesus to his unsaved friends, or even fellowship with other Christians. One day, he stumbled upon Luke 6:46 where Jesus said, “…why do you call Me “Lord, Lord,” and do not do the things which I say?” He suddenly realised the Lord was talking to him, and he immediately repented. He decided that he would truly honour the Lord by doing His Word and not merely pay lip service to it.
In Genesis 12:1, the Lord told Abram (later renamed Abraham) to go to a land that He would show him. It was a land He intended Abraham to inherit. However, He didn’t tell Abraham where the land was. Abraham simply obeyed and began his journey of faith, not knowing where he was going. That’s the way to honour the Lord—by acting on His Word and doing what He says to do, even when the details are not clear to your physical senses.
In Acts 8:26-40, we read about Philip who also acted like Abraham. When the Lord told him to arise and go to a specific place, not telling him immediately what he was going there to do, Philip didn’t argue. The Bible says, “…he arose and went…” (Acts 8:27). That’s acting on God’s Word! Philip’s acting on the Word is the reason the Ethiopian eunuch received the Gospel (Acts 8:27-39). The Lord is the Boss; when He tells you to do anything, don’t ask, “What’s in it for me?” or “I’ll only do it if I want to!” Simply act on what He says!
God’s Word is His will expressed, and each time you take a step according to His Word, you’re honouring Him. For example, Mark 16:15 says, “…Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” That’s a direct instruction from the Lord. Therefore, make soul winning your lifestyle; talk to people always about Jesus. Do this because the Lord said to do so, and you want to honour Him.
1 Samuel 2:30; 1 John 5:3
The Word of God is my life. I’m one with the Word because I’m born of the Word. When I hear the Word, I receive it with my spirit, and function accordingly because I have the ability to do the Word!
Daily Bible Reading
James 1, Jeremiah 36-37
John 12:42-50, 1 Chronicles 18
Take out time to win souls for the Lord today.
GOD’S DESIRE FOR YOU!
“Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favor my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant” (Psalm 35:27).
God has called you to a life of prosperity. Referring to God’s children, the Bible says: “If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures” (Job 36:11). This is your heritage as a child of God.
Prosperity transcends having money; being rich, wealthy and affluent is just an aspect of it. Prosperity means to be safe and well, to fare well in life; to live happily in rest, health, peace, safety, riches and favor. It means to experience total soundness and wholeness in every aspect of your life – to be successful in all you do.
God doesn’t just desire prosperity for you (3 John 2), He gave it to you freely in Christ (1 Timothy 6:17).
The Bible says Abraham was blessed in all things, and we are his seed; “and if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” (Galatians 3:29). You didn’t have to struggle for this blessing; it was given to you as an inheritance, because you’re the seed of Abraham (1 Peter 3:9). Praise God!
#TALKINGSESSION ~ 18TH NOVEMBER – KINDLY SAY THESE WORDS OUT LOUD.
THE ROCK THAT IS HIGHER THAN I AM…
I thank you gracious heavenly Father for the excellent life that I have in Christ! I am planted on the rock that is higher than I am, Christ Jesus! Therefore, I am not moved by circumstances. I am a victor forever because Christ is my riddance. He rids me of any trouble and leads me triumphantly from glory to glory. I have the fullness of God; I am complete in Him, which is the head of all principality and power. I have the capacity to contain the fullness of the Spirit; I carry God’s maximum load. I am unconquerable. I am not ordinary; my humanity has been supplanted by the life and nature of God.
I am God’s living tabernacle; when I move, the Spirit of God moves in me. My hands have become His hands, and my fingers, His fingers; I am completely immersed in Him and He in me. He sees through my eyes, talks through my mouth, and moves with my body. He changes lives through me. Hallelujah! Of His fullness have I received, and grace for grace. Everything that is of deity in Christ Jesus; in quality and potentialities has been granted to me. I have received all of His power, glory, might, strength, knowledge, and wisdom – everything that He represents, everything that is contained in Him. I live every day with the consciousness that I am replete with God; full of Him. I am an associate of the God-kind. As He is, so am I in this world.
Thank You blessed Father, for the wonderful privilege to be filled with Your fullness and receive of Your ability, wisdom, grace, power, and strength! It’s such an honour to be the carrier and dispenser of eternal verities. I impact my world with the power and dominion of Your righteousness that I bear, in Jesus’ Name. Amen. Hallelujah!
SPEAK IN OTHER TONGUES NOW
• 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.
ChristEmbassy – PastorChrisTeachings
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