Wisdom For The Day Devotional 3 November 2023 By Bishop Mike Okonkwo – Rejoice In Hope
TOPIC: Rejoice In Hope (TREM Devotional 3 November 2023)
“Our faith guarantees us permanent access into this marvelous kindness that has given us a perfect relationship with God. What incredible joy bursts forth within us as we keep on celebrating our hope of experiencing God’s glory!” Romans 5:2 (TPT)
I came to tell you today that all is well with you. Are you sick in your body? All is well. Are you stranded? All is well. Are you financially frustrated? All is well. In every area of your life that you have a need, all is well. Why? We are standing by faith in the place of grace. We are standing on a favoured ground. In other words, your ground will always produce. You stand on favored ground and nothing works against you.
As a result of our standing, we are celebrating and rejoicing in hope. Hope means a joyful confident expectation that things will turn out well. So you see, we now have peace with God and stand on favored ground. What does that tell you? All is now well with the believer and nothing works against you. No challenge, no difficulty, and no circumstance work against you. All things are working together for your good. God is putting the pieces and the puzzles together in your favour.
And it is all because of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In the book of John 19:30, when Jesus made the statement: “It is finished”. He was speaking to all the challenges that can ever come against you. That statement is one of the strongest statements in the Bible. It is finished was the master stroke against the powers of hell. The devil had no answer to that statement. No wonder the scripture says if the prince of this world knew, they would not have crucified the Lord of Glory. If they understood what was taking place on the cross, they would not have crucified Jesus Christ.
Therefore, no matter what you are going through, there is hope. It is not over yet. Nothing works against the believer. It will turn out for your own good. Instead of weeping, rejoice in hope.
Psalm 30:5; Romans 8:28-37; 1 Corinthians 2:8
DAILY BIBLE READING
Morning- Jeremiah 30-31; Evening- Philemon
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.