Wednesday, July 31, 2013

CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST





2 Tim 2:11-12
This is a trustworthy saying:
If we die with him, we will also live with him.12 If we endure hardship, we will reign with him. If we deny him, he will deny us.

There is a truth in the gospel that I had  a hard time understanding, and this truth is that ‘I have been crucified with Christ, that it is no longer I that live but Christ that lives through me’ I learnt as a young Christian that this truth was the key to living a victorious and a consistent Christian life. The only reason we are not judged as the law of God stipulates is because we are dead to the law and this is literal. The only people that the law can lose its effect and power on are those who are dead. For example, when a man who is alive enters water and he does not know how to swim, that man is bound to sink; he will sink in the water because of a physical law on earth called the law of gravity. When the man dies, his body begins to float on the water, thereby disobeying the law of gravity. The law of gravity stops working on the man after he is dead.
The spiritual law of life stipulates that a soul that sins shall die. This death is not just the physical death; it also implied the spiritual death, the kind of death that the devil and his angels will experience because they sinned. It also is not just a physical death because sin is not just physical but also spiritual. That law applies to everyone living.
We had to be put to death with Christ (in the realm of eternity that is void of time) in order for us as humans to be free from the law that sentences us to death. Jesus came to save the whole world in that He came to remove the conditionless sentencing of all mankind to spiritual death and this also happened in the realm of eternity; This means that this happened in a realm that is not in time but passes through time, So when He did it in the realm of eternity, it was as if it was done in the realm of time before the beginning of creation yet if He did not do it, we would have remained enslaved to the fate of spiritual death, because we all sinned.
Go into today with the assurance that your old self has been put to death on the cross and that you are no longer under the limitation of any course but are under the grace of God.
Prayer: Dear lord, please help me to carry my cross daily and follow you; help me to walk circumspectly and be filled with your Spirit at all times. Amen
Written By Abraham Arigi Jr

YEARLY BIBLE READING= Genesis 12-15 OR LISTEN

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

GROW IN WISDOM



   

Prov 8:1
Doth not wisdom cry? And understanding put forth her voice?
KJV

When a man is said to be foolish, it is because he has chosen to ignore the voice of wisdom and understanding.
We may say a man does not have wisdom because he didn’t have the opportunity and training other wise of his peers have, but we may not have the right to say his lack is because he had not the chance to heed its(wisdom’s) voice.
The existence of darkness is only because there is the option of light. The existence of foolishness and simple heartedness is only because there is option of wisdom.
Riches honor and righteousness are accompaniments of wisdom (see proverbs 8:18).
There is always that voice that tells you to do what is right. The strength of that voice is drawn from a fear of the lord God.
Let the wisdom of the lord lead you into all truth today and determine from this day on to follow the voice of right and growth and ignore the voice of ‘me and stupor’. God give you grace in Jesus name.
Prayer: Father in heaven. I thank you for this day you have made for me to manifest in wisdom and grow therein. I ask that you give me grace to grow in my knowledge and understanding. In Jesus name I pray. Amen
Written by Abraham Arigi Jr

YEARLY BIBLE READING= Genesis 12-15 OR LISTEN

Monday, July 29, 2013

ALL THINGS ARE MADE BY HIM



   

John 1:3
All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
KJV

Don’t mind those who say that this world has no creator; they can only explain so much. As a scientist, I have observed that those explanations always get to the point where they stop. If you say it all started with a big bang, what caused the bang?
Science also shows that you cannot absolutely make something (in the material world) out of nothing.
The universe is a product of God’s existence. He existed, so He could cause the universe to exist.
Every physical element was created by the lord God. His word caused the worlds to exist. He created this world from nothing physical but from something spiritual- His word. His word is spiritual energy.
You know science shows us that our words emit physical energy. That is the reason why if you can shout loud enough, something light around you will vibrate.
God’s word is power and this power is so constructive that it brings life.
Go into today knowing that the word of God has spoken good concerning you.
Prayer: Father in heaven, I thank you for creating this good world for me to exist in and worship you. I pray that I will never lose focus from your plan for my life, in Jesus name. Amen
Written by Abraham Arigi Jr

YEARLY BIBLE READING= Romans 7-8 OR LISTEN

Sunday, July 28, 2013

HE SAVES YOU FROM DESTRUCTION



   


Ps 103:4
Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
KJV
The lord did only save you from destruction when you were born again, He also continues to save you because you are His possession.
If you pluck a wild flower and then take it to your backyard because you want to beautify your yard with it, you will prevent weeds from the flower even though it is now in your backyard.  You redeemed this flower from the wild and brought it to your backyard, yet you still continue to redeem it from weeds because you have a great plan in bringing the flower.
God has redeemed us from the world and brought us into His kingdom. He has made us His own. He still redeems us daily from destruction by putting His holy Spirit within us who is our seal and guarantee (see Ephesians 1)
The fact that you are reading this devotional today is a testament to God’s redeeming power.
I want you to go into today with a thankful heart to the lord for redeeming your life from destruction.
Prayer: thank you heavenly father for saving me and making me your own. I pray that you give me the grace to abide in your will and grow. In Jesus name I pray.
Written by Abraham Arigi Jr

YEARLY BIBLE READING= Matthew 5-7 OR LISTEN

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