Originally posted on October 12, 2022 @ 5:52 am
Wisdom For The Day Devotional 12 October 2022 By Bishop Mike Okonkwo – You Are No Longer A Foreigner
TOPIC: You Are No Longer A Foreigner (TREM Devotional 12 October 2022)
“Not one of all the Lord’s good promises to Israel failed; everyone was fulfilled.” Joshua 21:45 (NIV)
“Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God;” Ephesians 2:19 (KJV)
Before Christ’s perfect sacrifice, you had no access to God. Don’t forget that you were not born as a Jews and were uncircumcised. You had none of the Jewish covenants and laws. You were a foreigner to Israel’s incredible heritage. You were without the covenants and the laws. You were without the covenants and the prophetic promises of the Messiah. And you were without God.
Look at you now! Everything is new! Although you were once distant and far away from God, now you have been brought delightfully close to Him through the sacred blood of Jesus. You have actually been united to Christ! Our reconciling “Peace” is Jesus! He has made Jew and non-Jew one in Christ. By dying as our sacrifice, He has broken down every wall of prejudice that separated us and has now made us equal through our union with Christ. Ethnic hatred has been dissolved by the crucifixion of his precious body on the cross. The legal code that stood condemning every one of us has now been repealed by his command.
His triune essence has made peace between us by starting over – forming one new race of humanity, Jews and non-Jews fused together! Two have now become one, and we live restored to God and reconciled in the body of Christ.
Through his crucifixion, hatred died. Christ has come to preach this sweet message of peace to you. To those who are distant, and to those who are near. And now, because we are united to Christ, we both have equal and direct access in the realm of the Holy Spirit to come before the Father!
So, you are no more foreigners or guests, but rather you are the children of the city of the holy ones, with all the rights as family members of the household of God. This is who you are in Christ. No more delays in your life. No more interception of your miracles. You will possess your possession. You will not die but live to declare the works of God.
Daily Bible Reading:
Morning – Isaiah 39-40
Evening – Colossians 4
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.