Yesterday’s message was titled “THE RELIABLE GOD”. Today’s message continues the series and is titled “CHRIST IN YOU” as given by Pastor E. A. Adeboye in Open Heavens Devotional (Adeboye, 2014). In today’s message, we have been asked to memorise Colossians 1:27 "Memorise: To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory" and read 1 John 4:4-6. The Bible in one year reading for today has been taken from Jeremiah 3:6 to Jeremiah 5:13 and and Psalm 44:9-16.
Quoted below is the message for today. God bless you for contributing to today's discussion, amen.
"What someone is carrying on the inside of him can go a long way in affecting his destiny and that of other people around him. Some people possess demonic spirits which empowers them to wreak terrible havoc on fellow human beings from the spirit realm. These are referred to as witches. Some others are possessed by demonic spirits in order to torment them and make life miserable for those around them. Such was the mad man of the Gadara (Mark 5:1-5). He was made mad by reason of the demons inhabiting him. According to our Bible reading today, children of God are carrying Jesus on the insider of them. As a child of God, what you have on the inside is infinitely greater than whatsoever a possessed person can have. Hence 1 John 4:4 declares:
“Greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world”
That is, Jesus in us is greater than Satan and his cohorts that are in the world. On this note, there is no cause for a child of God to be afraid of witches and wizards because there is no basis for comparing even Satan their boss to Jesus.
Having Jesus dwelling insider you gives life to every part of your body. If anything has died in your body before, the presence of Jesus now brings them back to life. Glory be to the Lord! I command that infected vital organ in your body, to come alive right now in the Name of Jesus. Furthermore, with Jesus in you, your body receives divine revitalisation and invigoration which enables you to survive any situation. Also, the child of God can always be hopeful of a glorious tomorrow. The Bible says it shall be well with the righteous (Isaiah 3:10). The righteous has the hope of reigning with Christ in His kingdom all through eternity. In this regard the scripture says:
“Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.” 1 John 3:2-3
In order not to be overcome by the enemy and miss Heaven, the believer must ensure consistent holy living and constantly enforce the victory earned from the death and resurrection of Jesus by Faith. You must resist the enemy with the authority that Christ has vested in you for him to flee."
Today's Prayer point is "Father, let the eyes of my understanding be enlightened to comprehend the experience the reality of Christ in me".
Adeboye, E. A. (2014) Open Heavens: A Guide to Close Fellowship with God, Volume 14, 2014. Nigeria: Open Heavens Media Limited