THE WORD AND YOUR EXPERIENCE
RHAPSODY OF REALITIES 3RD JANUARY, 2021,
PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME;
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life,
whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before
many witnesses (1 Timothy 6:12).
There’re people who say they pray and don’t receive answers.
Some others lament that they gave so much to God, but never received much in
return. There’re also those who say, “I’ve been speaking the Word over my body
for a long time, yet I’m sick.” If you’ve found yourself in a similar
situation, here’s something you should know: Your experience should never
affect your confidence in the Word. The Word never fails.
The Word of God is truth, irrespective of what your
experiences might be. Just because it’s been several days or months and there’s
still no change as you expect doesn’t mean the Word isn’t working. You must
understand that Christian growth and maturity is progressive and there’s a
fight of faith.
There’s also the issue of your limited knowledge of the
Word. Perhaps you don’t know enough on the subject you’re dealing with.
Therefore, what you’re supposed to do is to keep feeding on the Word and
exercising your faith. It’s a training.
If, for example, at a certain time in your life, it took you
a while to use your faith to accomplish a certain goal, don’t be discouraged.
Rather, grow your faith to the level where it can produce that same result
anytime you want it! If it took you three months the first time, tell yourself,
“Next time, I’ll get it in a week or even less.” Then, begin to study and
meditate on the Word with your new goal in focus.
That’s how you train yourself in the Word and in the faith
life; you don’t give up! You stand your ground, confident that God’s Word will
prevail over circumstances and put you over all the time.
Dear Father, thank you for the veracity of your Word.
Irrespective of the adversities I face, I stay on your Word! Every unfavourable
situation aligns with my nature as an associate of the God-kind. I keep my eyes
on the Word, and I win always, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Jonah 2:8; Romans 4:18-20; Hebrews 11:6
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Matthew 3 & Genesis 6-8
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Matthew 2:1-12 & Genesis 3
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.