RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL
THE TEMPLE OF HIS GLORY
Sunday, January 2nd.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome;
Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? (1 Corinthians 3:16).
When some people talk about the glory of God that they hope to see, maybe in their meetings, or during their times of fellowship or in their personal lives, their expectations are mostly preempted by their lack of understanding of the Scriptures. They make such statements as, “Lord, manifest yourself and let your glory envelop this gathering.”
By that, they’re expecting some sort of physical manifestations of some kind, just as they had in the Old Testament. They expect a supernatural cloud above their heads, some lightnings in the room, or maybe some thunder, a deep voice, etc. Don’t live in the realm of the senses. Don’t expect to somehow see the glory of God on the outside so you can say, “Wow, the Lord was in our midst today!” Why should you be looking for some kind of manifestations as they had in the Old Testament? As long as you have that kind of mindset, you’re going to live your life expecting something that God is done with and has termed “the lesser glory.”
All of the glory that the Holy Spirit manifested in the Old Testament—the voice, the light, the amazing sights, etc—are all inside you now. The glory is in you now! The Apostle Paul so succinctly puts it; he said, “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of
us” (2 Corinthians 4:7).
Colossians 1:27 says the mystery of Christianity and the glory thereof is Christ in you. The glory of God is resident in your spirit. You’re a God-carrying vessel. Think that way. Your presence in a place means the glory of God has manifested in that place. That’s part of what it means to be the temple of the Holy Spirit. In the Old Testament, the glory was in the temple; and you’re that temple today—the temple of His glory. Blessed be God!
Dear Father, I thank you for your glory and righteousness that are fully resident in my spirit. I impact my world with your presence, and spread the bounties of your beauty, perfection and grace to everything and everyone around me. From the inner recesses of my spirit, I bring forth blessings to improve my world, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
FURTHER STUDY: || Colossians 1:26-27 – Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: 27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: ||
|| 2 Corinthians 3:18 AMPC – And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit. ||
|| Ephesians 1:3 – And [so that you can know and understand] what is the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatne Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: ||
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1 Year Bible Reading Plan=>Matthew 2 & Genesis 3-5
2 Year Bible Reading Plan=>Acts 6:1-8 & Nehemiah 4-5
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.