Topic: You Can Make It [Monday November 20, 2017]
“I can do all things through Christ that strengtheneth me.’’ (Philippians 4:13 KJV)
Today, let’s look at our text from the Message translation: “Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am.” From this translation, you can see that the ‘I can’ mentality is derivable from the One who makes you who you are. John 1:12 (KJV) clearly states who you are in Christ. In Christ, you are a son. God was not playing on words when He said in the verse “But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name:”
You are not going to become; you are the son of God. The devil keeps fighting this truth so that he can keep you intimidated, confused and put down even though you are the son of God. Can you imagine the son of the President going on the street with his shoulders drooping, his eyes down and looking every bit a failure? Of course not! The very fact that he is the son of the President confers on him a certain level of authority and grants him certain privileges, not for who he is in himself, but whose son he is. If the son of the President will walk with some springs in his feet with his head up, how much more you, the son of the King of kings and the Lord of lords?
Child of God, square up your shoulders, raise up your head, you are the covenant child of the covenant keeping God. From today, decide that there would be no limitations or impossibilities with you no matter what the enemy throws at you, and you will see God move on your behalf in a dimension you have never seen before. Remember that you can do all things through Christ and praying is part of that ability. You must pray until something shifts in the realm of the spirit. God has gone ahead of you to make crooked paths straight. So decide to stand in there until the miracle you desire manifests. Don’t give up; you can make it and guess what? YOU WILL MAKE IT!!!
Further Reading: Mark 9:23, Isaiah 45:1-3, 2 Corinthians 9:8
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Ezekiel 14-15; Evening- James 2
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.