Receive His Word ( By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome)

RECEIVE HIS WORD 

For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart (Hebrews 4:12 AMPC).

The Word of God is powerful. If you receive and believe it today, it’ll produce wonders in your life: your body, academics, family, relationships,

finances, business—everything about you. I’m referring to the Word that created the heavens and the earth (John 1:3). That same Word is the force that holds the planets in their place (Hebrews 1:3).

The Word is incorruptible, ever living and everlasting (1 Peter 1:23). It doesn’t matter where you are, if you believe and trust God’s Word, it’ll produce results. In the parable of the Sower, Jesus described four scenarios wherein the seed was sown with different results. Then He said, “Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God” (Luke 8:11).

A seed has the power to reproduce when you

plant it in the right soil. The question is, is your heart the right soil today? If it is, the message will reproduce itself. Just as corn seed reproduces corn, and orange seed reproduces oranges, the Word of love, hope, faith, power, prosperity, truth, strength, soundness of mind and body that I bring you every day in this devotional will reproduce itself in your life, if you receive and believe it. It’ll fill your life with the manifestation of Christ.

In Jeremiah 4:3, the Lord warned His children, “… Plow up the hardness of your hearts; otherwise the good seed will be wasted among the thorns” (TLB). I give the same charge to you today. Every day, prepare your heart for the Word by speaking in other tongues. 1 Corinthians 14:4 says, “He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself….” Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom (Colossians 3:16).

      CONFESSION

I open my heart to the Word of God and receive with meekness the love, hope, faith, power, prosperity, truth, strength, soundness of mind and body that the Word brings to me today. I embrace your Word, which is able to make me wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. I live in joy, health, peace and experience victory today because I live by the Word. Hallelujah!

    FURTHER STUDY

Mark 4:3-8; Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow:And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up. And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth: But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit. And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred.

James 1:21; Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.

2 Timothy 3:15-17 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Acts 28:1-16 & Psalms 26-29

2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Ephesians 1:15-23 & Isaiah 43

PRAYER OF SALVATION

We trust you have been blessed by this devotional. We invite you to make Jesus Christ the Lord of your life by praying thus:

“O Lord God, I believe with all my heart in Jesus Christ, Son of the living God. I believe He died for me a  nd God raised Him from the dead. I believe He’s alive today. I confess with my mouth that Jesus Christ is the Lord of my life from this day. Through Him and in His Name, I have eternal life; I’m born again. Thank you Lord, for saving my soul! I’m now a child of God. Hallelujah!”

“SUMMER” IS NEAR” By Pastor Chris OYAKHILOME

RHAPSODY OF REALITIES 

FRIDAY 1ST JULY 2022

Pastor Chris OYAKHILOME

THEME: “SUMMER” IS NEAR

“Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled”  (Matthew 24:32-34).

Just how close is the Rapture? The parable of Jesus in our opening text gives a key to the timing. It talks about a fig tree whose branches are still tender. From the Scriptures, we know the fig tree is symbolic of the nation of Israel.

In 1948, Israel became a nation, which right now is still tender, It is engaged in several conflicts and surrounded by enemies who want it completely annihilated. Jesus said, “When the branch is yet tender, it means summer is near.” What did He mean, and why summer?

The bible says, “He that gathereth in summer is a wise son…” (Proverbs 10:5). This shows us something about summer: it is gathering time. So, the tender branch indicates that gathering time is near.

We see this also in the Book of Amos, where a prophetic word was given concerning the nation of Israel: “Thus hath the Lord God shewed unto me: and behold a basket of summer fruit. And he said, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A basket of summer fruit. Then said the Lord unto me, The end is come upon my people of Israel; I will not again pass by them anymore” (Amos 8:1-2). Israel was not living for the Lord, and God was going to judge them. But He said to Amos, “See, I have a basket of summer fruit.” This meant that He would gather another harvest, referring to the Gentiles.

2 Thessalonians 2:1 says, “Now we beseech you, brethren by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him.” Our gathering together unto Him refers to the Rapture of the Church, and it is closer than ever. We do not have much time left. The gathering can take place any moment from now. If there is anything you want to do for the Lord, this is the time. Do not wait; otherwise it might be too late. The time to act is now.

PRAYER

Dear Father, my life is guided by your live and my expectation of the soon return of the Lord Jesus Christ. I am compelled by your live to reach all men urgently with the Gospel, thereby preparing them for our great gathering together unto you, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY

Romans 13:11 (TLB) “Another reason for right living is this: you know how late it is; time is running out. Wake up, for the coming of the Lord is nearer now than when we first believed.”

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 (KJV) “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”

1 Corinthians 15:51-52 (KJV) “Behold, I shew you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”

1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN

Acts 15:22-35 & Esther 5-7

2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN

2 Corinthians 11:10-33 & Isaiah 20

There’s Enough Power In You ( by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome)

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth (Acts 1:8).

Some years ago, a young man came to me and said he suddenly woke up one day to discover half of his body had become numb. He had lost feeling on that side of his body, including his face. This happened overnight. When he talked to me about it, I knew he had to swing into action immediately.

So, I asked him to go over to a certain side of the platform, kneel there, and for an hour nonstop; he should pray in tongues as fast, hard, and as loud as he could. I told him to do this repeatedly for a few days and monitored him while he was at it. I knew it was serious business, but he didn’t need anybody to lay hands on him.

After some days of praying in the Holy Ghost like that, all the symptoms disappeared and he was completely healed. Hallelujah! After you’re born again, everything in your body is already touched by the power of the Holy Spirit. There’s life in you. You can’t be a failure or be diseased. You can’t be said to be barren.

It doesn’t matter what you go through in life, take advantage of the power in you for the change and miracle you require. That power is activated as you pray in tongues, and it’s dynamic in its working. We read in our theme verse, “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you….” That power is “dunamis” (Greek)—the dynamic ability to cause changes.

There’s no situation you can’t change by yourself! The inherent power to do exceedingly abundantly above all that you could ask, think or imagine isn’t in heaven; it’s in you. You may have been told that you were born with an incurable disease; it doesn’t make any difference now, because you can change it! Put the Word to work; activate the power in you for a miracle. Hallelujah!

PRAYER / CONFESSION

I’m not an ordinary person; I have the life and nature of God in me. I’m God’s headquarters in the earth. I bring forth good things and subdue my world with the power and glory of the Spirit of God who lives within me. I’m replete with God, full of His wisdom, glory and power. Hallelujah!

FURTHER STUDY

Colossians 1:27-29; 2 Peter 1:3-4; Ephesians 3:20

You’re Extra-ordinary ( by Fenny West)

You Are Extraordinary

Ephesians 2:10Amplified Bible (AMP)

10 For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us].

 

You’re extraordinary

Because God added His extra

His grace, to your ordinary.

You’re supernatural

Because God added His super

To your natural.

 If you’re born again, you’re extraordinary, elevated to a new class. God sees you differently. He sees you through the face of Jesus. He sees you clothe in His righteousness and purchased with a great price. He sees you as a new specie. (2Cor5:17)

Therefore, rise beyond the norm, rise beyond the natural. Rise to a new dimension. You have the divine nature and given the exceedingly great and precious promises. You’re the seed of Abraham, translated from the Kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of God’s dear Son. Creation is waiting for your unveiling, for your manifestation.

 Debunk mediocrity because you’re called to excellence. You’re packaged for purpose. Rise and fulfil your dream, your purpose and your assignment. If God before you, who can be against you? If God did not withhold Jesus but delivered Him up for you what will He withhold from you? ( RO8:31,32)

God has given you His Spirit to stand by you, intercede for you, teach you, guide you, strengthen you, comfort you each step of the way. He gives you a cutting edge, an advantage. So take full advantage of Him. If you’re not baptized in the Holy Spirit, do not waste any more time. Invite Him in. without Him you cannot live a victorious Christian life. Without Him you will be anaemic, struggling in life.

8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

14        Then Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and news of Him went out through all the surrounding region.

18     ” The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me,

      Because He has anointed Me

      To preach the gospel to the poor;

      He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,

      To proclaim liberty to the captives

      And recovery of sight to the blind,

      To set at liberty those who are oppressed;

19     To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD.”

38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.Acts10:38

16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever —17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. John14:16-17

20        Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, Eph3:20

14 And believers were increasingly added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women,15 so that they brought the sick out into the streets and laid them on beds and couches, that at least the shadow of Peter passing by might fall on some of them.16 Also a multitude gathered from the surrounding cities to Jerusalem, bringing sick people and those who were tormented by unclean spirits, and they were all healed.Acts5:14-16

 Let us pray:

Father, I thank you for lifting me out of the ordinary to the premier league. Help me, to see myself the way you see me.

I thank You for Your Holy Spirit Who lives in me and has come to give me an advantage, a cutting edge in all I do, wherever I go

Creation shall see my manifestation, my unveiling, in the Name of Jesus.

Reign and rule in me. I take the limits off You because as You are so I am. I am more than a conqueror. I am an overcomer. God is at works in me both to will and do according to His good pleasure. He will do exceeding abundantly far above that which I am able to ask or think or even dream of, according to the power of the Holy Spirit at work in me.  With God all things are possible and all things are possible to those who believe with God, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Focusing On Him Brings the Boon ( by Fenny West)

Focusing On Him Brings the Boon

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62   Now Isaac came from the way of Beer Lahai Roi, for he dwelt in the South.63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the field in the evening; and he lifted his eyes and looked, and there, the camels were coming.64 Then Rebekah lifted her eyes, and when she saw Isaac she dismounted from her camel;65 for she had said to the servant, “Who is this man walking in the field to meet us?”

    The servant said, “It is my master.” So she took a veil and covered herself.

66   And the servant told Isaac all the things that he had done.67 Then Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent; and he took Rebekah and she became his wife, and he loved her. So Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.Gen24:62-65

 

Isaac was meditating and God brought his joy, his harvest, his expectation, his boon, his wife, his future partner, his other half.

Biblical meditation is on God and His word, on the prophetic word that H has given to you in times past despite your current experience, the storms you face, the doubts that assault your soul.

You and I must continue to focus on God regardless of the vicissitudes of life that visit us, and as we do goo will come to us; breakthrough will break into our lives.

33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matt6:33

21     ” Now acquaint yourself with Him, and be at peace;

      Thereby good will come to you. Job22:21

1     Blessed is the man

    Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,

      Nor stands in the path of sinners,

      Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;

2     But his delight is in the law of the LORD,

      And in His law he meditates day and night.

3     He shall be like a tree

      Planted by the rivers of water,

      That brings forth its fruit in its season,

      Whose leaf also shall not wither;

    And whatever he does shall prosper.Ps1:1-3

 

It will be recalled that when Abraham commissioned his servant to go and look for a wife for his son, Isaac, he prophesied that God will go ahead of him to make a way.

The LORD God of heaven, who took me from my father’s house and from the land of my family, and who spoke to me and swore to me, saying, ‘To your descendants I give this land,’ He will send His angel before you, and you shall take a wife for my son from there.Gen24:7

 

Furthermore, the servant committed the journey into God’s hands in prayer and made specific requests and God answered him specifically.

12 Then he said, “O LORD God of my master Abraham, please give me success this day, and show kindness to my master Abraham.13 Behold, here I stand by the well of water, and the daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water.14 Now let it be that the young woman to whom I say, ‘Please let down your pitcher that I may drink,’ and she says, ‘Drink, and I will also give your camels a drink’ — let her be the one You have appointed for Your servant Isaac. And by this I will know that You have shown kindness to my master.” Gen24:12-14

And in the end we see Isaac meditating on the Lord, His word, His goodness, mercy and faithfulness and he lifts up his eyes and here comes his joy, his boon, his bounty.

When Job prayed for his friends as the Lord had commanded, God restored his losses and gave him twice as much as he had before. Job42:10

 

As you meditate on the Lord, His word, that prophetic word that He gave you, His goodness, His faithfulness, your boon and your bounty will come.

And just like Rebekah came just in time to comfort Isaac, so will your boon be.