RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8TH 2017
BELIEVE AND AFFIRM
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation (Romans 10:10).
Man is a spirit being, and not a body. His physical body is his domicile, where the spirit, the real man, lives. Your body isn’t you. Your spirit is the real you, and every human spirit has the capacity to believe; you don’t have to see to believe.
This debunks the general assumption that “seeing is believing”; that’s a contradiction, because you don’t have to “believe” what you can see. If you were standing beside a red Toyota car, and there’s nothing wrong with your eyes, you won’t say, “I believe there’s a red Toyota car parked beside me”; you know that such a car is there because you can see it. You only have to believe something you haven’t seen.
The word “believe” is the verb of faith, and faith is a noun. The action of faith is believing. So, you don’t say “seeing is believing.” Believing is acting your faith; putting your faith to work. For example, 1 Corinthians 3:21 says, “Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours.” You have to believe that all things are yours just as the scripture says, then live and act accordingly, even though you’re yet to literally see all things physically in your possession. You ought to believe and voice what you believe.
For example, the Bible says, “In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins” (Colossians 1:14). Having believed this scripture in your spirit, declare, “In Christ I have my redemption; my riddance. He plucks me out of trouble; I’m rid of every pain.
I have my riddance from sin, darkness, and from all things that are inconsistent with the life of Christ.” Hallelujah!
You believe, and then you affirm. Believing is with your spirit, but the affirmation seals it: “We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak” (2 Corinthians 4:13).
Dear Father, I thank you for the entrance of your Word into my spirit; I believe, and therefore speak that I'm an heir of God and a joint-heir with Christ; the world belongs to me. I have no consciousness of lack or need, because the Lord is my shepherd; He’s made me self-sufficient. Blessed be God !
FURTHER STUDY: Mark 11:23 Romans 10:8-10
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Revelation 1 Daniel 11-12
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: John 18:28-40 2 Chronicles 17-18