Rhapsody Of Realities Sunday 27th

BEARERS OF THE KINGDOM AND
THE GLORY

That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory (1 Thessalonians 2:12).

From the teachings of Jesus, the Kingdom of God has already come. In fact, the Bible says that Kingdom is in our hearts, letting you know that it’s a spiritual kingdom: “…The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you” (Luke 17:20-21). We’re not “on our way” to the Kingdom; no! We carry the Kingdom in us. Not only are
we in the Kingdom, we’re also bearers of the Kingdom. In that Kingdom, there’s glory. The two aren’t separate.

The Bible talks about the glory of the Kingdom. We answered the calling for the Kingdom; we’ve also answered the calling for the glory: “Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the
glory of our Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Thessalonians 2:14). We’ve obtained glory. Hallelujah!

No wonder Jesus said in John 17:22 in His prayer to the Father, “And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one” (John 17:22). Paul said in Romans 8:30 that
we’ve been glorified. This glory is an eternal one, and it’s inherent in our spirits: “But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus…” (1 Peter 5:10). Blessed be God!

The Bible describes this glory as “excellent glory” (2 Peter 1:17). 2 Corinthians 3:10 calls it “…the glory that excelleth.” This is the glory of the Kingdom to which we belong and which we bear. 2 Peter 1:3 says
we’ve been called to glory and excellence.

1 Peter 2:9 (AMPC) takes it further and says we’re to “…set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” The reason
we can show forth His glory—display His virtues and perfection—is that we’re bearers of the same. Hallelujah! So, give expression to His glory in your world and impact others with the life of the Kingdom.

CONFESSION

I’m a bearer of the power, glory and dominion of the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom expands in me and through me; my world and environment are impacted by the glory of God. I walk in the consciousness and reality of my present-hour location in Christ and
manifest His righteousness to the glory of His Name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY:

Romans 8:30; Hebrews 2:10; 1 Thessalonians 2:12 ESV

1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Luke 7:1-35 & Deuteronomy 33-34

2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Romans 3:20-25 & Psalm 97

About the author

Rev. Chris Oyakhilome D.Sc., D.D, the President of LoveWorld Inc. , a dynamic, multifaceted, global ministry, is the author of Rhapsody of Realities, the world’s #1 daily devotional, and more than 30 other books. He’s a dedicated minister of God’s Word whose message has brought the reality of the divine life to the hearts of many.

 

Millions have been affected by his television broadcast, “Atmosphere For Miracles,” which brings God’s divine presence right into people’s homes. The scope of his television ministry extends throughout the world with LoveWorld satellite television networks delivering qualitative Christian programming to a global audience.

 

At the world-renowned Healing School, he manifests the healing works of Jesus Christ and has helped many receive healing through the operation of the gifts of the Spirit.

 

Pastor Chris has a passion to reach the peoples of the world with God’s presence—a divine commission he’s fulfilled for more than 30 years through various outreaches, crusades, as well as several other platforms that have helped millions experience a victorious and purposeful life in God’s Word.

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