Topic: It’s All In You [Wednesday September 13, 2017]
‘’That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,’’ (Ephesians 1:17-19 KJV)
As a result of the fall of man in the Garden of Eden, many believers still see themselves as ordinary in-spite of the enormous deposits of God in their lives. Many have been reduced to a second-class life because they do not have a clear understanding of the finished work of Christ and the benefits that accrue thereof. When Jesus died, he paid in full. In other words, his death did not only deliver to you the gift salvation but every other thing you would ever need. It came as a total package.
That was why Apostle Paul in writing to the Ephesian brethren, prayed that ‘the eyes of their understanding be enlightened that they may know the hope of his calling, and the riches of his inheritance and also the exceeding greatness of his power to those who believe.’ What he was saying in effect was that you cannot access what you don’t know.
Everything you would ever need to be all that God has ordained for you is already provided for in Christ. You were made in the image and likeness of God. By the new birth, you became a brand new creature, one who has never existed before. Consequently, you need to see yourself in your inner man and not in the flesh. You need to see yourself as God sees you – a winner, a victor and not a victim, an overcomer and not a failure. You are the head and not the tail. That’s who you are!
Your part is to recognize what God has put into you and appreciate it. Stop seeing your human weaknesses and frailties, but rather see yourself attaining to great heights through Christ. In Christ, you are ushered into a life of endless possibilities.
Further Reading: 1 Peter 1:2-5
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Proverbs 16-18; Evening- 2 Corinthians 6
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.