Monday, 9 December 2013
Read today's Edition Of Rhapsody of Realities by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
TOPIC: Jesus manifested the God Life.
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God (John 1:12-13).
In John 10:10, the Lord Jesus informed His hearers of what He came to accomplish. He said, "…I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." He brought us eternal life. What is eternal life? Eternal life is the Godlife! It’s the nature of God.
Everyone that’s born into this world is born with the human life, but the new creation is recreated in God’s class. The Lord Jesus made it clear that to have the God-life—this supernatural life of glory—you must be born again: "Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God" (John 3:3).
Your right to God’s Kingdom and guarantee of eternal life is to be born again: to be born of the Word, through the agency of the Spirit. Romans 10:9 tells us "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." That’s how simple it is to be born again, and have the God-life imparted to your spirit. Religion teaches that you’ll get that life when you get to heaven, but the Word says, "He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life" (1 John 5:12).
The Lord Jesus is the totality and embodiment of the God-life; "For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself" (John 5:26). John 1:4 says, "In him was life; and the life was the light of men." There’s no life or light anywhere else outside of Jesus. To be in Christ, therefore, is to be fully inundated with His divine life. That means you’ve been eternally separated from darkness and death unto the life of eternal victory, in righteousness and ever-increasing splendour.
I have the life and nature of God; therefore, I live in dominion over sin, Satan and death! Christ is my life; divinity is at work in every fibre of my being! Halleluiah!
f u r t h e r s t u d y:
1 John 5:11-12;
Daily Scripture Reading
1 Year Reading Plan: Revelation 2:1-17, Ezekiel 29-30
2 Year Reading Plan: John 19:1-12, 2 Chronicles 19-20