BORN OF THE LIFE-GIVING SPIRIT

RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL

BORN OF THE LIFE-GIVING

Sunday, September 19th.

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome;

And just as we have borne the image [of the man] of dust, so shall we and so let us also bear the image [of the Man] of heaven (1 Corinthians 15:49 AMPC).

Every human person born into this world comes with the natural human life. That life, however, is corruptible; it’s mortal, subject to sickness, disease and death. This was the life and nature of the first Adam and all those born after him—unregenerate men.

1 Corinthians 15:47–48 says, “The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.” Notice the tenses; it says “…as is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy,” and that’s absolutely right. That’s why Jesus, in His communication with Nicodemus, said to him, “You must be born again” (John 3:7).

When you’re born again, you’re born after the Lord from heaven. So, as Christians, we have the divine life, we have the God-nature NOW. The one who’s yet to receive this God-life is “earthy” and susceptible o the depravities and negativities of this world. He or she is subject to the elements and systems of this world and snowed-under by their corrupting influences.

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But thanks be unto God! Your ties with the first Adam have been severed completely and forever. Christ is your root and heritage; you hail from God: “Ye are of God little children…” (1 John 4:4). Whereas death works in the unregenerate man, you’re of the life-giving Spirit: “And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit” (1 Corinthians 15:45). Life works in you. Glory to God!

PRAYER

Dear Father, thank you, for I’ve been severed from perishing because I’m born of God, in the likeness of the second and last Adam—Jesus Christ. I’m not of this world; I’m heavenly, a fellow citizen with the saints, and of the household of God, bringing many into the Kingdom, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY: || John 3:3-7 – Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.||

|| John 1:12-13 – 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: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.||

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1 Year Bible Reading Plan=> Galatians 3:26-4:1-20 & Isaiah 1-2

2 Year Bible Reading Plan=> Luke 23:34-43 & 2 Samuel 11-12

Author

  • Through an anointed ministry spanning over 30 years, Pastor, teacher, healing minister, television host, and best-selling author Rev. Dr. Chris Oyakhilome Dsc. DD. has helped millions experience a victorious and purposeful life in God’s word.

    He is the author of the bestseller Rhapsody of Realities, the number one daily devotional around the world. Several millions of copies of the best-selling daily devotional and Bible-study guide have been distributed in over 2010 languages of the world including Afrikaans, Arabic, Cantonese, Croatian, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Icelandic, Italian, Mandarin, Myanmar, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili…and still counting! New languages are added regularly, making the devotional accessible to many more in different parts of the globe, thus bringing the richness of God’s Word into their lives. Little wonder the devotional, oftentimes, is referred to as the “Messenger Angel”.

    Presiding over an ever-widening network of Christ Embassy Churches and campus fellowships on all five continents, Pastor Chris also pastors one of the largest congregations in Africa. He holds massive teaching and healing crusades like the Higher Life conference and Night of Bliss with crowds of over 3.5 million in a single night’s event.

    The world-renowned Healing School is a ministry of Pastor Chris which manifests the healing works of Jesus Christ today and has helped many receive healings and miracles through the gifts of the Spirit in operation.

    Pastor Chris in the year 2003, pioneered the first 24-hour Christian Network from Africa to the rest of the world, and this gave rise to more satellite stations on other continents of the world, the LoveWorld USA in America, LoveWorld TV in the UK, LoveWorld SAT in South-Africa and LoveWorld PLUS in Nigeria and still counting. Through this medium, millions of people have been reached with the beautiful message of salvation and many lives have been transformed. These stations are also available on the mobile platform.

    Pastor Chris is also the host of “Atmosphere for Miracles”, a programme airing on major television networks in the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Asia, Europe and around the world, which brings God’s divine presence right into the homes of millions around the world. With a burning desire to bring God’s word to all men in simplicity and with the power of the spirit, the man of God, 
    Rev. Dr. Chris Oyakhilome Dsc. DD, established the International School Of Ministry, specifically to train and equip ministers of the gospel of Christ, building in them the realities of God’s word and empowering them to carry the message of eternal life in Christ Jesus to their world, with a great demonstration of the miraculous power of God.

    Pastor Chris also pioneered the establishment of the Inner City Mission of Christ Embassy, a ministry to children living in the inner cities of our world, to give them a hope and a future.

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