Wisdom For The Day Devotional 19 April 2023 By Bishop Mike Okonkwo: Develop A Far-Above Mentality
TOPIC: Develop A Far-Above Mentality (TREM Devotional 19 April 2023)
“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 1:18-19 (KJV)
When I check the scriptures, I found out that every time God restores, He restores not just what you have lost. Usually, He restores more; both in quality and quantity. He doesn’t give you the same thing you lost. The God we serve is a God of progression.
When Adam fell in Genesis and lost the dominion mandate, God put a plan in for redemption and total restoration. And when God decided to restore mankind through His Son, the bible declares that He restored us far above.
“But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) and hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:” (Ephesians 2:4-6 KJV)
“… which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: and hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,”(Ephesians 1:20-22 KJV)
We are not on the same level as Adam. In Christ, we are far above. This is what Apostle Paul was teaching in the book of Ephesians.
As a believer, you should have a far above mentality. You are not low. You are far above. You are far above every challenge in life. You should develop a far-above mentality. You have been restored to that position. It is now left for you to exercise that dominion. It doesn’t matter what the enemy is doing, you are far above it!
DAILY BIBLE READING:
Morning – 2 Samuel 6-8
Evening – Luke 15:1-10
Wisdom For The Day Devotional was 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.