RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26th 2017
THE REVELATION OF THE WORD IN YOU
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you (1 Peter 1:23-25).
In our previous study, we learned that the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory. But guess what? The Word came, not just so we could have knowledge or information about Him, but so we could become the Word. Christianity is the revelation of divinity in a human person; the revelation of the Word in you.
The Bible says we’re the epistles of Christ (2 Corinthians 3:2); in other words, your very life is a message; it’s the manifestation of God’s Word, because you’re born of the Word of God; that makes you an offspring of the Word. Every living thing reproduces after its kind and you’re born of the same living Word that became flesh and dwelt amongst us. This means you’re also the Word of God in flesh.
2 Corinthians 3:2-3 says, “Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men: Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stones, but in fleshy tales of the heart. You’ve been manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ. This is the revelation of true Christianity!
True Christianity is the out-working of the Word in you. When you talk, it’s the Word; when you act, it’s the Word. We read that we’re manifestly declared to be the epistles of Christ, known and read of all men. Meaning that, as the world look at us, they literally can read the Word of God. No wonder we’re the effulgence of His glory, the manifestation of His righteousness. When you show up, Christ shows up, for as He is, so are you in this world (1 John 4:17).
I’m born of the incorruptible Word of God. Therefore, I’m the epistle of Christ, the effulgence of His glory, the manifestation of His goodness and righteousness. I'm a message read of all men, through whom many are coming to the glory, beauty, perfection, liberty, joy, and the knowledge of Christ. Hallelujah !
FURTHER STUDY: John 1:14 AMPC. James 1:18. 2 Corinthians 3:18
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Revelation 18 Zechariah 4-6
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Acts 4:1-12 Ezra 5