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RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome PhD.

THE LIFE AND NATURE OF GOD

Friday; September 22nd, 2017.

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23).

Eternal life is the life and nature of God. It’s the transcendent life, which we have in Christ Jesus. He gave His life for us, so we could live and walk in His righteousness, glory, and grace. But until a man is born again, he can’t have eternal life, no matter how much he tries. There’re people who are struggling to please God; they’re struggling to live right, but don’t know how to go about it. You can’t live right until you have first received the life and nature of God into your spirit.

True Christianity is fellowship with the divine; having your human life supplanted by the life and nature of God. Until you have His life in you, you can’t live it. The Lord Jesus, addressing Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews, said, “…Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the…
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THE GIFT OF HIS NAME 

Thursday, September 21st, 2017.
Pastor Chris

And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it (John 14:13-14).

The Lord Jesus gave us the power of attorney to use His Name. That Name belongs to you today; you have the legal authority to use the Name of Jesus. You can do anything in His Name.

Just before His ascension, Jesus said, “...All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost” (Matthew 28:18-19). All authority in heaven and earth has been given to Jesus. Everything that exists in this world and beyond is subject to the Name of Jesus.

The day you were born again, you ceased to live in your name; you inherited the Name of Jesus. You’re therefore supposed to function in His place, with His authority and in His character. Your words carry th…

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PUT IT ON YOUR LIPS.

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017.
Pastor Chris

This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success (Joshua 1:8).

The primary principle for success and prosperity is clear in our opening verse: keep the Word on your lips! That means you’ve got to talk it. It’s not enough to have the Word in your heart; it must come out of your mouth. The Lord Jesus said in Luke 6:45, “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good…The proof that you have the Word in your heart is that it comes out of your mouth.

Only “talking” Christians win in life.
 And by that I don’t mean loquacious Christians; I mean those who talk the Word. You can’t talk God’s Word consistently and be weak, poor, broke, sick or defeated. It doesn’t matter that you were bo…

RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL

Stabilizing Yourself At YourHighest level Of Faith

Tuesday, September 19th 2017.
Pastor Chris

But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holyfaith, praying in the Holy Ghost (Jude 1:20).

   There’s a big difference between the verse above andwhat Paul said in 1 Corinthians 14:4 which reads, “He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself….” The word “edify” in 1 Corinthians 14:4 means to build yourself up; it also means to charge yourself. However, what Jude was talking about is akin to building a super structure,when he said, “... building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost” (Jude 1:20).

   The Greek word translated “building up” is
“epoikodomeo,” and it means to build on something that already exists. So Jude, by the Holy Spirit, is talking about building a super structure on something that’s already there. So, by telling you to build up yourself on your most holy faith,it means the most holy faith that he was referring to is already the…

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YOU'RE A LEGAL AND VITAL CHILD OF GOD.

September 18th, 2017
Pastor Chris

Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not (1 John 3:1).

The Christian is the legal and vital child of God—a bona fide child of God. In 1 Corinthians 6:20, the Apostle Paul declared, “For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”
 That’s the legal aspect of redemption: you’re bought with a price. And now, God has brought us to live in His class of being, and has poured Himself into us, thereby making our physical bodies His tabernacle of witness; His living temple: “…know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God ,and ye are not your own?” (1 Corinthians 6:19). This is the vital aspect. The legal aspect made the vital experience of the God-life possible!

It’s like our righteousness, …

HOW TO MAKE GOD’S BLESSINGS REST ON YOUR HOME

The LORD’s curse is on the house of the wicked, but He blesses the home of the righteous. Proverbs 3:33 NIV

There is nothing to envy in or about ungodly men because no matter how successful they are in the eyes of men they are not blessed by God because the blessing of God don’t rest on them. When anything or the life of a man lacks the blessings of God what is present is a curse, though it’s not God who brings this curse but the absence of His blessings always attracts the opposite which is curse.

God doesn’t bless the wicked and the ungodly because their ways are evil as they don’t do what the word of God says, their lives are always contrary to what the word of God says and it is doing the word of God that always brings the blessings of God that is why the blessings of God don’t rest on them and on what they do. Their ways are evil and perverse. The ways of the wicked don’t please God and can never attract His blessings. Curse don’t only rest on the wicked, it also rest on their ho…

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THE LIFE OF VICTORY.

Friday, 15th September, 2017.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome

But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15:57).

When God raised Jesus from the dead, you were raised together with Him. Now, you’re seated with Him, “Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come” (Ephesians 1:21).

It makes no difference what happens in this world, you’re more than a conqueror; you’re a success. God has given you a life greater than sickness, disease, failure and death; a life of peace, strength, health and prosperity; the victorious life.

The knowledge of these realities should evidently change the way you talk, walk or act.
Don’t ask God to give you peace, strength, health, prosperity or make you a success. These and more are all encapsulated in the glorious life you have in Christ. I’ll give you examples.

First, the Lord Jesus said in…