Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content (Philippians 4:11).
One of the attributes of God is that He’s self-sufficient. He doesn’t need anything from anyone or anywhere. Everything is in Him. He doesn’t “need” power; He is power. He doesn’t “need” wisdom; He is wisdom. He doesn’t “need” righteousness; He is righteousness. He’s the self-existent and self-sufficient God. Did you know that’s the life He’s given you as well?
Like Him, you don’t have to depend on external forces or factors. Everything you require to fulfil all that God wants you to do, and to be all that He created you to be is in you. Consider the Greek rendering of the word “content” in our theme scripture; it’s “autarkes,” from where the English derived the word “Autarchy.”
Autarchy is the policy of economic independence on external forces; to be self-sufficient. When you study 2 Corinthians 9:8 (AMPC), you see this clearly as God’s will for His children. It says, “And God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need be self-sufficient [possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation].”
This is simple to comprehend because truly, a Christian is one in whom Christ dwells, and Christ is everything. When you have Christ, you’re full; you have it all. This was something I meditated on much in my youth, and I made up my mind it was going to be my experience and it’s been ever since.
Make up your mind to live in blessings and abundance, because it’s the life God has given to you in Christ. Refuse to allow circumstances determine or dictate the outcome of your life. Live in God’s Word. Even if it’s power you thought you needed, the Holy Spirit Himself, who is the power of God, lives in you. His power in you is inherent; self-generating. Your responsibility is to activate and put it to work at all times. Get to know who you are and live accordingly, independent of circumstances. Hallelujah!
Dear Father, I thank you, for you’ve granted me all things that pertain to life and godliness. No matter what happens, I’ll always be on top, because everything I require for absolute victory and supernatural prosperity is in my spirit. I bring forth success from within me, and I’m moving from glory to glory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
2 Corinthians 3:5 AMPC
“Not that we are fit (qualified and sufficient in ability) of ourselves to form personal judgments or to claim or count anything as coming from us, but our power and ability and sufficiency are from God.”
1 John 4:4
“Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”
2 Peter 1:3
“According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that [pertain] unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:”
“To whom God would make known what [is] the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:”
1-Year Bible Reading Plan:
1 Corinthians 15:1-34;
2-Year Bible Reading Plan:
1 Samuel 19
Extract From Rhapsody Of Realities Daily Devotional
Good Morning Beloved.
Make Up Your Mind To Live In Blessings And Abundance!
Have A Beautiful Day!
#KeepSayingIt – Tuesday 31st August 2021
I’m fortified daily by the Word. Death has no part in me and I refuse any condition that is not consistent with God’s Word in my spirit, soul and body. I’m alive to God and to the Word of His grace, which preserves me at all times. In me dwells the Word of God richly and this Word ministers life to all my flesh. Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. My life is not controlled by the conditions of this earthly realm. The Holy Spirit directs my steps by the Word in every area of my life. I live in perfect health by reason of the life-giving Spirit of God in me. I refuse to allow disease in my body today in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
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#AFFIRMATIONTRAIN 31ST AUGUST.
I affirm that I am attuned to the voice of the Spirit; His voice guides and directs me in all affairs of life. I am conditioned rightly to know His perfect will and walk therein! My steps are ordered of the Lord because His Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. I am a thousand times ahead! I am far ahead of any competitor or distractor. The Word of God has infused into me the consciousness of victory, success, and glory. I am a success, I operate from the standpoint of advantage. I am so rich; vibrant, strong and energetic. The life of Christ in me has made me more than a man; I am a superman! God is the One at work in me, both to will and to do of His good pleasure. His power in me is activated to bring forth blessings and miracles today. My life is as a well-watered garden, and I bring forth fruits, in and out of season, because I live by the Word. There’s no uncertainty, confusion, or darkness in my life; for the true light shines in my heart. Hallelujah!
I am the planting of the Lord, 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. Blessed be God. Hallelujah!
SPEAK IN OTHER TONGUES NOW!
• Be bold to say the same things that God has said concerning you in His Word. That is what takes you beyond salvation, to enjoy the benefits of salvation ~ Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.
#TALKINGSESSION 31ST AUGUST. KINDLY SAY THESE WORDS OUT LOUD.
Dear Father, I thank You for the power of the Holy Spirit that resides and is fully operational in me. When I show up, burdens are lifted, and yokes destroyed. I am a God-carrying vessel and a dispenser of eternal verities. I am a big-time financier of the Gospel, and doors of opportunity are open unto me right now in different parts of the earth. I thank You for the privilege to use and live in the Name of Jesus. I’m always assured of answers, knowing that the Holy Spirit immediately goes to work on my behalf! Thank you for this wonderful blessing. Hallelujah!
I am not helpless but empowered to effect changes in the circumstances of life by faith and in the Name of Jesus. My faith in God and in the power of His Word prevails today, and always, and I rejoice, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Nothing is impossible unto me, and no level of success, victory, and progress are unattainable for me because I live by faith in the Word. Hallelujah!
I am alive unto God; excellence, glory, virtue, and success are the hallmarks of my life because the grace of God is superabundant upon me. I grow in grace and in the knowledge of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The beauty of God in my spirit is showing forth on the outside, evidently, manifest for all to see! Blessed be God. 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.
GIVE HIM THE “WHOLE HOUSE” ~ PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME.
And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 5:23).
Did you ever hear the story of the man who had a large house, but gave God only one room? When Satan came to the house, he ravaged everything and buffeted the man. Then, in frustration, the man said to God, “I brought you into my house, thinking that with you here, I’d be safe, secure, and protected against the enemy. Why didn’t you stop the devil?” God answered him and said, “You gave me only this room, so I stayed in here and Satan couldn’t come in. I can only take as much as you give me.” “O, I get it now; take these two additional rooms,” the man said. The following night, the devil came again and pummeled him. He went again to God in utter frustration, “I’ve given you three rooms now, how come you still let the devil in?” Then the Lord said, “The devil didn’t come to the rooms you gave me. ”The man finally received wisdom and said, “Okay, Lord, the whole house is yours; take everything!” Then the devil came again, but this time, God’s angels were at the gate, and he couldn’t come in. For once, the man slept so peacefully. When he woke up, he said, “Lord, I had a wonderful sleep. Did you see the devil at all?” God said, “I stopped him at the gate, because the house is now mine.”
You shouldn’t only give the Lord your spirit, but also let Him have the dominion over your body and your soul. If you let Him only into your spirit, He’d be there, but you’ll still think the wrong thoughts, and do the wrong things. You may not obey Him when He tells you, “Go to such and such a place and witness to so-and-so.” You’ll not follow His perfect will, though He lives in your spirit. Your body may be bruised and afflicted, because you haven’t allowed Him to take over your body. If, on the other hand, you give Him your whole spirit, soul, and body, He’ll prove Himself to you and show Himself strong on your behalf.
Dear Father, thank you for blessing me with your Word, I yield my whole life to you, and declare that your perfect will is fulfilled in me today; Christ is exalted in my spirit, soul, and body! My life is eternally for your glory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
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