YOU ARE BLESSED

“…And if ye be Christ’s, then ye are Abraham’s seed and heirs according to the promise

Galatians 3:29

LIGHT FOR NOW: God is not WITH you; God is IN you.

Our text for today says, “…And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and an heir according to the promise”. This debunks the general assumption that everybody cannot be successful. Although, in a sense; everybody cannot be successful. But this is not amongst God’s people, because we are heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ. We are already successful and prosperous.  Peradventure you get into trouble, because you are the seed of Abraham, the blessing will bring you out of the trouble. It will locate solutions for you. You must understand that the blessing is the effect and result of God’s divine presence in your life. The Bible records that Joseph was a prosperous man because God was with him (Genesis 39:2). As a believer in Christ, it’s even better for you. God is not WITH you, God is IN you. Many of God’s children need to come to the full knowledge of Christianity. They need to know what God has done for them and in them, in Christ. Ephesians 1:3 says, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ”.

You have already been blessed with all spiritual blessings in Christ. Victory, joy, peace, success, breakthroughs and every blessing from God is yours in Christ. Live everyday with the consciousness that you are blessed. You have been chosen and called into the life of blessing. Think blessing, talk blessing, and walk in blessings. You have been already blessed.

INSTRUCTION: Think blessing, talk blessing, and walk in blessings. You have been already blessed.

PRAYER: Lord, I declare that all things are mine. I live and walk in blessing, because I am the seed of Abraham, in Jesus Name.  Amen.

QUOTE: You are not about about to be blessed; you have already been blessed.

DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: GENESIS CHAPTER 10; EVENING: MATTHEW CHAPTER 10

WE ARE COMPLETE IN CHRIST

“…And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power

Colossians 2:20

LIGHT FOR NOW: You are the temple of the living God; He lives and walks in you.

As a born again believer in Christ, when you received the Holy Spirit, you received the fullness of God. There is nothing of God that is supposed to be in you that is not already in you. This is makes you unconquerable. You are not a mere man. Your humanity was supplanted by the very life and nature of God. As a believer in Christ, you have advantage over the prophets in the Old Testament because you have what they never had: the capacity to house the Holy Spirit. You are God’s living tabernacle; when you move, that is the Spirit of God moving in you. Your hands have become His Hands, and your fingers, His fingers. You have become immersed in Him and He dwells in you. God sees through your eyes, talks through your mouth, and moves with your body. God touches lives and impacts the world through you. There is nothing lacking in a born again man. You are complete and perfected in Him. 

The Bible says in John 1:16, “of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace”. As a believer in Christ, you have received in all fullness, everything that’s of deity in Christ Jesus. This is not just in measure, but also in the quality of life available in Him. You have received whatever that makes God to be God. You have all of His glory, might, strength and wisdom. You represent everything that God represents. You have been made an associate of the God-kind. No wonder Apostle John in 1John 4:17 says, “…as he is, so are we in this world”.

INSTRUCTION: Be conscious that you are complete in Christ.

PRAYER: Lord, I thank you for making me a carrier and dispenser of your glory, wisdom and might, in Jesus Name.  Amen.

QUOTE: You have been made an associate of the God-kind

DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: GENESIS CHAPTER 9; EVENING: MATTHEW CHAPTER 9

ALL THINGS ARE NEW (3)

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new – 2 Corinthians 5:17

LIGHT FOR NOW: Focus on the new. Forget the old.

To behold that all things are become new is to change your affections and appetites too. As a born again believer in Christ, you are to change the areas of your focus and desires. You are to behold the new things and not still the old things. In Colossians 3:1-3, Apostle Paul says, “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God: set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God”. The scripture above shows that when you got born again, even your location changed. Your life is now hid with Christ in God. Ephesians 2:6 says, “And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus”. Spiritually, you are now seated together with Christ in heaven. You must therefore begin to behold the new things you have in Christ Jesus rather than the old you had in the world.

Now, in Christ we behold the righteousness of God which is in Christ Jesus; we behold justification by faith; we behold Divine life, mercy, grace, health, prosperity, success, healing, fruitfulness, blessing, love etc; and not the opposite which comes from Satan. We focus on what Christ has done for us and not on what Satan is trying to do to us. “if ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affections on the things above, and not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: …in the which ye also walked sometime, when ye lived in them. But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. Lie not to one another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him…  Colossians 3:1-10).

INSTRUCTION: Focus on what Christ has done for you and not on what Satan is trying to do to you.

Prayer: In Christ, I have all things. Therefore, I refuse to be distracted by the suggestions of the enemy, in Jesus Name!

QUOTE: What you see determines what you get.

DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: GENESIS CHAPTER 8; EVENING: MATTHEW CHAPTER 8

ALL THINGS ARE NEW (2)

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new – 2 Corinthians 5:17

LIGHT FOR NOW: A born again man is not a renovation, or a rebranding or a correction of Adam.

To behold or see that all things are new is to see things well and see it the way God sees it. When your focus or vision is right, your destination in God will be certain, because it is God who will hasten His word to perform it. By the reason of your new birth in Christ, everything about you in the eyes of God has become new. When God sees you, he sees Christ. Remember, a born again man is not a renovation or a rebranding or a correction of Adam. He is a new breed created in Christ. The new man in Christ has no past record. As a matter of truth, he has no record at all. A new man in Christ has no business with generational curses or limitations. His generation starts and ends in Christ. And in Christ, there is no curse or limitation; only blessings. For Christ hath redeemed us from the curse already (Galatians 3:13-14); and he has blessed us with all spiritual blessing in Christ (Ephesians 1:3).

In the flesh, a man can have parents or generations, but a born again man is no longer in the flesh but in the spirit (Romans 8:10). John 3:6 says, “For that which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit”. You must see yourself as a new man, born after the Spirit of God and who is already blessed in Christ. For “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, cursed is everyone that hangeth on a tree: that the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith” (Galatians 3:13-14)

INSTRUCTION: See yourself as a new man born after the Spirit of God and who is already blessed in Christ.

Prayer: I am born of God. In this New Year, I am blessed without any curse or limitation, in Jesus Name!

QUOTE: When your focus is right, you arrive at your destination.

DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: GENESIS CHAPTER 7; EVENING: MATTHEW CHAPTER 7

ALL THINGS ARE NEW (1)

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new – 2 Corinthians 5:17

LIGHT FOR NOW: A man created in Christ is not ordinary.

To behold, is to see. As a new man in Christ, you have the responsibility to see that all things are now new. For you to be able to see well as a believer, you must begin to see things the way God sees things. You must also see yourself the way God sees you. Our text for today tells us that if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation, made in the image and likeness of God. You are not an ordinary man. A man created in Christ is ordinary. If God says that you are now born again in His image, having been conformed to the image of His son Jesus Christ by adoption, then you must see yourself that way. “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the first born among many brethren. Moreover, whom he did predestinate, them he also called, and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified” (Romans 8:29-30).

God is seeing you as a son, His special creation in Christ Jesus (John 1:12). Apostle Peter in 1Peter 2:9-10 says, “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy”. Therefore, you must see yourself as a son of God specially created to show forth his praise and his word will find expression in your life.

INSTRUCTION: Acknowledge that all that are become new.

Prayer: I am born of God. In this New Year, I will show forth his praise, in Jesus Name!

QUOTE: You are not an ordinary man.

DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: GENESIS CHAPTER 6; EVENING: MATTHEW CHAPTER 6

THE GOSPEL: THE POWER OF GOD UNTO SALVATION

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth: to the Jew first, and also to the Greek   – 2 Corinthians 5:17

LIGHT FOR NOW: The Gospel is the power of God.

The gospel is about the forgiveness of sins. It makes possible our translation from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light. Nothing changes the situation of a man other than the gospel. The Gospel is centered on the person of Christ. It is the only message that has the ability or power to save. Faith in Christ is faith in the gospel. It is faith in the resurrection. Until you have faith in Christ, salvation is far from you. The gospel of God is the news that was announced in the Old Testament. It is the promise in the Holy Scriptures (Romans 1:1-3). The promise announced in the scriptures was about a person – Jesus Christ. The gospel is the power of God. It is about the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. The gospel brings salvation. A saved man is a victorious man. He is not a man looking for victory, but he is victory personified. A saved man is not the man looking for healing but he is the man that has already been healed. He does not go about looking for things; He already has all things. A saved man is not the man whose sins are about to be forgiven; but he is one whose sins have already been forgiven.

The gospel makes faith in Christ possible. It is the faith in Christ that saves. The gospel brings faith for salvation. Any message that does not testify or witness about the resurrection of Christ is not the gospel. It is in the gospel that the righteousness of God is revealed. The summary of the life of the believer in Christ is faith in His resurrection. There is no way a man can be saved or reconciled back to God outside the gospel.

INSTRUCTION: Go after the Gospel. It is the power of God unto salvation.

Prayer:  Lord, I thank you for the salvation of my soul, in Jesus Name!

QUOTE: it is in the gospel that the righteousness of God is revealed.

DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: GENESIS CHAPTER 5; EVENING: MATTHEW CHAPTER 5

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