(Live From The Inside Out)
TO THE BIBLE: 2 Corinthians 4:16
“…Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.”
When you were born again, it wasn’t your physical body that was born again; it was your spirit—the inward man. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; that new creation is the inward man.
The divine nature—the God-life—is in your human spirit. Therefore, you’re to live from the inside out; function from your inward man.
The way to do this is to keep your focus on the Word of God, refusing to be moved by the dictates of your physical senses.
For example, the doctors may have diagnosed some ailment in your physical body; but your body is not you; it’s the house where the “real you,” your spirit, lives. Your real person is the recreated human spirit, and he’s fashioned after the image of Christ. Therefore, there’s no sickness, weakness, limitation, or imperfection of any kind in your spirit.
The life of faith to which we’ve been called is a call to live from inside out. 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 says, “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen.
For the things which are seen are temporary (subject to change), but the things which are not seen are eternal.” It’s only by faith that you “look” at things which your natural senses can’t perceive. Those who haven’t learnt to function from their spirits are the ones dominated by natural forces and circumstances.
Don’t let your focus be on what’s going on the outside; pay attention to your spirit. God has deposited in your spirit everything you require to live a successful and victorious life.
Health, prosperity, victory, success, excellence, and every good thing in Christ Jesus are in your spirit! Activate them from within; look inwards, and live from inside out (Luke 6:45).
2 Corinthians 5:7 AMPC
I rejoice to know that by keeping my focus on the Word and functioning from my spirit, I can bring forth prosperity, health, victory, and excellence and live by the guidance and direction given to my spirit by the Lord. Glory to God!
Daily Bible Reading
Hebrews 11:1-16, Jeremiah 26-28
John 11:47-57, 1 Chronicles 13
Speak in tongues for at least fifteen minutes and get your spirit charged up for the miraculous life today.
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.