RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL
KNOWING WHO YOU REALLY ARE
Friday, November 26th.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome;
For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life
which He prearranged and made ready for us to live] (Ephesians 2:10 AMPC).
Our opening verse is one of the many scriptures in the New Testament that describe who the Christian really is: a new creature; God’s excellent handiwork, recreated in Christ Jesus. Notice the word “recreated,” meaning he wasn’t refurbished, but born anew. When you understand this, you’ll better appreciate who you are.
What many have known about the Christian is that he’s the redeemed. They quote the Psalmist and sing, “Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy” (Psalm 107:2). But the Christian is much more than someone saved or redeemed from sin, from the world, from the devil and from death.
The man that was saved or redeemed from the devil was buried in the grave with Jesus. The revelation that we are the redeemed of the Lord isn’t completely true about the personality of the Christian. Remember what the Bible says about Jesus when He was raised from the dead: we were raised together with Him (Ephesians 2:6).
We were raised up as new creatures, new species of being. You don’t have an old life, because your human life was supplanted, replaced with the life of Christ when you were born again. You need to understand the progression of the revelation of the New Testament. The redemption was only the beginning of the process towards sonship: associates
of the God-kind.
The new creature was never in bondage. The new creature never sinned. He was born free, and born sinfree. That’s why the Bible says, “For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace” (Romans 6:14). This is why Paul said, “…reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ Lord” (Romans 6:11). Hallelujah!
Thank you, righteous Father, for the realization that Christianity came from the resurrection. I rejoice, being the fruit of the redemptive work of Christ, a new creation, born with the life and nature of God. I walk in the newness of life, conscious that I’ve been raised together with Christ, and made to sit together with Him in the place of victory, authority and dominion forever, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
FURTHER STUDY: ||Galatians 2:20 – I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. ||
|| Romans 6:4 –Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. ||
||Colossians 3:8-10 – But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. 9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; 10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: ||
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1 Year Bible Reading Plan=> 1 Peter 5 & Ezekiel 35-36
2 Year Bible Reading Plan=> John 15:1-10 & 1 Chronicles 26