Tuesday, 17 December 2013
READ TODAYS EDITION OF RHAPSODY OF REALITIES.
TOPIC: YOU CAN RECOVER YOURSELF
Opening Text: In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will (2 Timothy 2:25-26).
The word "recover" above is the Greek "ananepho," an interesting word. Figuratively, it means to become "sober again," to "recover self" or "regain (one’s) senses." It somewhat describes a situation where one is awakened from a drunken state into soberness: Picture someone who’s been drunk, and generally acting and talking in an indecorous manner. After a while, the effect of the alcohol wears off and he suddenly comes back to his senses, and even apologizes for being drunk and acting in an undignified manner. What happened? The fellow "recovered" himself. A similar ‘recovery’ occurs when one has been drugged to sleep and the effect of the drug finally wanes..
Taking the time and patience to teach such people the Word will help them recover themselves out of the snare of the devil. You can recover yourself from every attack or misfortune the adversary throws at you. You can come out of that trap of your own volition without anyone having to pray for your "deliverance." Whenever Satan tries to ensnare you: just walk out!
"Deliverance" meetings shouldn’t be for Christians, but for sinners, because Christians are deliverers: "And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD’S" (Obadiah 1:21). We’re the ones the Spirit of God uses to deliver men and women around the world. If for any reason, a Christian finds himself under demonic oppression, he can come out of the devil’s hold anytime he chooses. He can walk out of sickness, disease, and fear, without having to cry for help. How? You might want to ask
It’s simple; just act on the Word. Say "Yes" to your new identity in Christ Jesus and call yourself what God calls you. If you’ve been living in fear, just say, "In the Name of Jesus Christ, I reject fear; for the Lord has not given me the spirit of fear, but of love, power, and a sound mind!"
I live by the Word of God and so I live in safety. I have the Spirit of love, power, and a sound mind! Christ lives in me; He’s my life and my righteousness; He has set me on the path of life, to walk in the way of glory, honour and victory. Glory to God!
f u r t h e r s t u d y: Colossians 1:13; 2 Corinthians 5:17
Daily Scripture Reading
1 Year Reading Plan: Revelation 9:1-21, Ezekiel 45-46
2 Year Reading Plan: John 21:13-25, 2 Chronicles 31