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RHAPSODY OF REALITIES FOR THURSDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER 2021 – THE BLESSING OF THE NEW TESTAMENT

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THE BLESSING OF THE NEW TESTAMENT.

Thursday, September 23rd.

Pastor Chris

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 (Colossians 1:27).

If you’ve ever been to Israel and the Old City of Jerusalem, you’d have heard of or visited the Western Wall, or Wailing Wall. It’s one of the most significant historic sites for the Jewish people. While thousands of people from different nationalities throng the Wailing Wall every year to relish this archeological masterpiece, others religiously journey there to say or recite prayers, hoping their prayers will be answered faster at this site.

No doubt, the Wailing Wall is an iconic religious site, but God isn’t more there than He is in you. Some are carried away by the idea that if they pray at, let’s say a “prayer mountain,” a forest, or the Wailing Wall, God will hear them more. If that were true, Jesus would have taught about it; He’d have instructed us to pray at the Wailing Wall, but He didn’t.

The Apostles would have said so too, but they didn’t. In fact, Jesus said, “…believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father…But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him” (John 4:21-23). The inspiration and blessing of the New Testament is in your heart; it’s with you everywhere.

The Spirit, through the Apostle Paul, reveals the truth about Christianity—the mystery that was hidden from ages and from generations. That mystery is “Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:26-27). This is God’s vision; that’s the reason for the New Testament. Everything you’d ever need in life is in Christ, and Christ is in you; to have Christ is to have everything.

Henceforth, look into your heart, for that’s where all the answer is. Christ resides in your heart. You’ve already been blessed with all spiritual blessings in Christ (Ephesians 1:3). The totality of the character and nature of the man Jesus, all that He represents—His life, power, wisdom, majesty, glory and grace—are all tabernacled in you. This is the blessing of the New Testament. Praise God!

CONFESSION

Christ lives in me and He’s endued me with all grace and ability to reign and rule in life. Christ in me is everything; He’s my assurance of a glorious, prosperous, triumphant and quality life. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY: || Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. ||

|| Colossians 3:1-4 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, [who is] our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. ||

|| Colossians 1:26-27 [Even] the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: 27 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: ||

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DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1-Year Bible Reading Plan=> Ephesians 1:1-14 & Isaiah 11-12

2-Year Bible Reading Plan=> Luke 24:28-39 & 2 Samuel 19-20

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…His divine power has bestowed upon us all things that [are requisite and suited] to life and godliness, through the [full, personal] knowledge of Him Who called us by and to His own glory and excellence (virtue)” (2 Peter 1:3 AMPC).

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…His divine power has bestowed upon us all things that [are requisite and suited] to life and godliness, through the [full, personal] knowledge of Him Who called us by and to His own glory and excellence (virtue)” (2 Peter 1:3 AMPC).

Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome DSc, DD

LAUNCHED INTO ABUNDANCE
(Suffering Is Absolutely Unnecessary)

📖 TO THE BIBLE :
Hebrews 4:3 NASB “…We who have believed enter that rest, just as He has said, “AS I SWORE IN MY WRATH, THEY SHALL NOT ENTER MY REST,” although His works were finished from the foundation of the world.”

⏩ LET’S TALK
Robin and Andre were engaged in a hot argument. Andre held the opinion that Christ only came to save us from sin and that suffering would end only when we get to Heaven. Robin, however, affirmed that Jesus Christ has delivered the Christian from suffering and launched him into a life of absolute success, health, victory and abundance. He was eventually able to convince Andre of this truth from the scriptures.

Sadly, Christians like Andre believe suffering (sickness, lack, failure, defeat, death, etc.) is an unavoidable reality of life. The Bible, however, lets us know otherwise. Everything you would ever require for a glorious and triumphant life has already been provided by God. The works were finished from the foundation of the world. Now, when the Bible says the works were finished from the foundation of the world (Hebrews 4:3), it means you don’t have to struggle, for everything concerning your success, health, and prosperity has been taken care of.

You’ve entered God’s rest; you’re not called to suffer defeat: “…His divine power has bestowed upon us all things that [are requisite and suited] to life and godliness, through the [full, personal] knowledge of Him Who called us by and to His own glory and excellence (virtue)” (2 Peter 1:3 AMPC).

For the Christian, suffering is absolutely unnecessary. If you’d pay attention to God’s Word and make sure to do what He says, you’d live a fulfilled life. Believe and receive this truth today with faith. You’ve been established on the path of success and victory. God did it ever before you came on the scene. He made you a success and ordained your prosperity before you were born. Nothing in this life is too good for you, for you’re the seed of Abraham, called to a life of power, glory and virtue.

📖 Go Deeper
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:

Hebrews 4:10
For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.

🔊 Pray
Dear heavenly Father, I praise you and rejoice in your Word that has made me realise your eternal plans of success, prosperity, progress and victory for my life. I’m grateful to know that you’ve already ordained me to a life of victory and triumph, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

📚 Daily Bible Reading
ONE YEAR
Philippians 4:4-23, Isaiah 42-43

TWO YEAR
Hebrews 1:1-14, Lamentation 2

🔊 Act
Study Hebrews 4:1-11, and learn about the life of rest that the Lord has brought you into and embrace it today.

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And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son (1 John 5:11)

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And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son (1 John 5:11)

RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL

PRACTISE ETERNAL LIFE.

Thursday, October 7th.

Pastor Chris

And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son (1 John 5:11)

Oh, how the Church needs to teach and preach eternal life! Most have never understood it, because they’ve never been taught. In 1 John 5:13 NIV, John said, “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.” He wanted them to know they had eternal life, because just like today, many don’t know. So, you find a lot of Christians living as victims, buffeted by the vagaries and elements of this world.

It’s the reason for the colds, headaches, fevers and all the sicknesses and diseases many suffer from. Sadly, some even think it’s okay to be sick. No; not for the Christian! The life we have is divine. If an injury happens in your body, remind yourself that you’ve got divine life in you; it works in you—in every fibre of your being. Then, heal the wound! Command it to close up and be normal. You’ve got to practise this.

1 Timothy 4:15 says, “Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them….”. The expression “Meditate upon” is “Meletao” (Greek), and it also means to practise. Many years ago, as I started learning this, I had a cut on my hand and it was bleeding profusely. But I wasn’t agitated. I had the consciousness of eternal life. So, I placed my finger over the cut and said, “stanch and be healed, in Jesus’ Name!”

Guess what? Not only did the bleeding cease, there was no trace of a wound whatsoever. Hallelujah! It’s important you learn to live the life that God has given you; practise it. Remember, when you were a child, you had to be taught how to talk and walk like humans, and you didn’t perfect it overnight but grew through practice into perfection.

Likewise, now that you’re born again, practise living the divine life. Superimpose the power of that life over your physical body by meditation, prayer (especially praying in the spirit), and by constant affirmation of the Word of God.

CONFESSION
Eternal life is at work in me; every facet of my being is inundated with, and supplanted by the divine life. I live above the rudiments and corrupting forces of this present world of darkness, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY:
1 John 5:11-13 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; [and] he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

Romans 8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1 Year Bible Reading Plan : Colossians 1:1-23 & Isaiah 44-45

2 Year Bible Reading Plan : John 4:19-29 & 1 Kings 13

EXCEPT FROM: Rhapsody Of Realities Daily Devotional

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When the LORD shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory (Psalm 102:16).

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HIS SPIRITUAL TEMPLE

Friday October 8th, 2021.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.

When the LORD shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory (Psalm 102:16).

Zion in the scripture above doesn’t refer to Israel at the Millennium but to the Church of Jesus Christ. When you read about the millennial reign from the beginning to the end, whatever the Bible says will happen at the Millennium must first happen with the Church; the reflection is in the Church. So, before building the temple in Jerusalem, which is going to be at the Millennium, He’s going to build His temple, which is the Church.

In Zechariah 6:12, the Bible says, “And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD.” Jesus is the One referred to as “The BRANCH,” and He’s going to build the temple of the Lord, and it started from the day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit came upon the apostles. Ephesians 2:22 shows the veracity of the ongoing building; it says, “In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.”

Jesus is already building His spiritual temple of the Church, and He says we’re members of that very building. Hallelujah! Hebrews 12:22-23 says, “But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect.” The Church is Zion in this context, spelt “Sion.”

In building His Church, He gave some to be apostles, and some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip His people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up (Ephesians 4:11-12). When He’s done building His Church, He’ll appear in glory! Until then, the Church will reign in His Name, over the powers of darkness and the elements of this world, for He said, “…I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18). “…Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven” (Matthew 18:18).

CONFESSION

Dear Father, what a blessing it is to be your habitation through the Spirit. I acknowledge your divine presence in me, as you lead me by your Spirit, through your Word, in your perfect will. Thank you for beautifying my life with the glory of your presence, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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FURTHER STUDY: || Ephesians 2:21-22 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: 22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. ||

|| Acts 20:32 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified. ||

|| 1 Peter 2:5 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. ||

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1-Year Bible Reading Plan=> Colossians 1:24-2:1-5 & Isaiah 46-47

2-Year Bible Reading Plan=> John 4:30-42 & 1 Kings 14

EXCEPT FROM: Rhapsody Of Realities Daily Devotional

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