RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL
CHRIST ALIVE IN YOUR HEART.
Wednesday, December 23rd.
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and
to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that
they might have it more abundantly (John 10:10).
Christmas is about who Jesus is, and what He came to do. He
didn’t come to establish a religion. He didn’t come to merely
show us how to do good things; He came to give us life; God’s life. God
made us, and He wanted us to have His kind of life, and His plan was
that Jesus would be the one to give us that life.
He also planned that we would receive that life through faith,
because His kingdom is inapparent to the senses. Hebrews 11:6 says without faith, it’s impossible to please God. The Christmas carol: “Hark!
The Herald Angels Sing” puts it succinctly in its verse: “…Born that man
no more may die; born to raise the sons of earth; born to give them
second birth.” How beautiful!
However, the biggest thing is Christ born in your heart. The Bible says, “Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27). We’re
talking about the Lord, the One who was raised from the dead and ascended into heaven; the Son of the living God—taking up His abode in the quarters of your heart!
This means He’s become one with your spirit. No wonder Peter
said we’re associates, comrades of the God-kind (2 Peter 1:4). Christmas
means you’re in Christ and Christ is in you; you have the life and nature
of God in you NOW! Hallelujah! If you haven’t yet received that life, you
can do so right away. Turn to the Prayer Of Salvation on page 76 and
pray that prayer. Say those words and mean them with all your heart and
your life will immediately become the manifestation of His goodness,
glory, grace and love.
I have the life and nature of God in my spirit. He gave His life for me,
so I could live and walk in His righteousness, glory and grace.
Therefore, by my faith, I’m a partaker of God’s divine nature, having
been impacted with His life! My life is full of glory, because Christ is
in me. Hallelujah!
FURTHER STUDY: || Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin [is] death; but the gift of God [is] eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. ||
|| 1 John 5:11-13 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 He that hath the Son hath life; [and] he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. 13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. ||
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1-Year Bible Reading Plan=> Revelation 15 & Zephaniah 1-3
2-Year Bible Reading Plan=> Revelation 18:1-12 & Zechariah 1-2
EXCERPT FROM: Rhapsody Of Realities Daily Devotional
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.