RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL
MONDAY, JANUARY 22nd 2018.
DOMINION OVER THIS PRESENT WORLD.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.
Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father (Galatians 1:3-4).
As new creations in Christ Jesus, we’re engaged in three different worlds at the same time. The first one is what our theme scripture calls this present evil world. Jesus Christ gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil world. It’s a world of evil, because it’s being dominated from another world.
2 Corinthians 4:3-4 calls Satan the god of this world; this present evil world. The Greek word is aion, meaning this age, this present system. He became the god of this world as a result of Adam’s high treason against God in the Garden of Eden. Adam forfeited his authority over the earth to Satan, because he (Adam) disobeyed God. Sadly, the unregenerate man lives today, under Satan’s dominion and servitude in this world.
Ephesians 6:12 gives us some further insight. It says, we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. This shows there’s another world of darkness in this world; it’s called the kingdom of darkness. This present evil world has a spiritual kingdom of darkness that’s dominating it. This kingdom of darkness harbours all the spiritual forces of evil that contend with men in the world.
But thanks be unto God! Colossians 1:13 informs us that God hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son. Thus, in Christ Jesus, we’ve been delivered from the powers of this present evil world, and transferred into the kingdom of God’s dear Son. We live in, and operate from that kingdom NOW.
This should help you further understand what Jesus meant when He said, you’re in the world, but not of this world, because we belong to another realm. We’re only in this world to dominate it, and rule over the powers of darkness, in the same way that Jesus dominated the world in the days of His earth walk. Hallelujah!
Dear Father, I thank you for showing me beautiful realities in your Word. I'm not of this world; I dominate, live about and beyond its system economies and economics. I operate by higher principles of your kingdom, for greater is He that's in me that he that's in world. Amen .
FURTHER STUDY: 1 Peter 2:9 1 John 4:4
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Matthew 15:1-28 Exodus 1-2
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Acts 11:4-14 Job 15-16