CREATED WITHOUT DEFECT For we are his workmanship, created
in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we
should walk in them (Ephesians 2:10).
The Amplified Classic version of our theme verse shows us something extraordinary. It says, “For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do
those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready
for us to live].”
You’re God’s excellent workmanship or handiwork. It’s like having a mobile device produced by, let’s say, Samsung; they’ll have a brand on it showing that the phone is the workmanship of Samsung. In the same
way, God has His brand on you. And remember, everything God makes and does is excellent and is forever.
If that’s true, then in God’s mind, He doesn’t expect you to succumb to sickness, disease, or the elements of this world, because He made you superior to them. He made you stronger than infirmities and the
corrupting influences and negativities in this present world of darkness. Nothing in this world can hurt or hinder you.
That’s why one of the signs of the believing ones as listed by Jesus in Mark 16:18 is, “…if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them….” This is how He wants you to think. You’re not like everyone
else. You’re a superior being; you’re in God’s class, created without any defect. You were made to function perfectly and excellently in life. Glory to God!
I’m fashioned for good works, and to live the good life which God prearranged for me. My life is for the glory of God; I walk in excellence, certified for success. Not only do I have the nature of my heavenly Father in me, I also have His brand on me. Glory to God!
Ephesians 2:10 NLT; James 1:18
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Luke 8:40-56 & Joshua 7-9
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Romans 5:1-11 & Psalm 103
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.