Topic: Talk The Word Only – Pastor Chris Oyakilome [Monday, June 5th] Rhapsody Of Realities
Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all… (Galatians 4:1-2).An heir is someone who has an inheritance bequeathed to him, a legal inheritor of something: an estate or positon of high authority and wealth. However, this heir, as long as he remains a “child” (Greek: “Nepios”) will live in servitude because of his immaturity, despite being the legal inheritor of a vast estate.
The characteristic thing about a “nepios” is that he can’t talk right; he doesn’t have the intelligence of a mature person, and as a result, he’s unable to communicate sensibly with his speech. Some Christians are that way; they haven’t mastered the use of their tongue yet. Yes, the Word says they’re heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ, but they can’t live the life of an heir, because they haven’t matured spiritually.In Christ Jesus, you’ve been given dominion over circumstances. You’re superior to Satan and the forces of darkness. You have unlimited wealth, and access to limitless resources. You’ve been given the power of attorney to use the Name of Jesus and reign as a king in this world. Nevertheless, as long as you haven’t learnt to talk right and talk the Word only, you’ll live as a victim. God has already given you everything you need to live triumphantly in life: “According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue” (2 Peter 1:3). 1 Corinthians 3:21 says, “…all things are yours.” But here’s the key: 1 Corinthians 2:13 says, “Which things also we speak…” ; meaning that the same things God has said about you should be your confessions as well. However, you can’t speak them if you don’t know them, which is why you must get yourself trained in the Word of God. Be sure to be in church regularly to learn the Word of God. Study to know and apply the Word for yourself so you’ll be able to handle your inheritance, as well as know how to use the authority bequeathed to you in Christ.
Through the Holy Spirit, I’m taught and instructed in the life of Christ, and positioned to enjoy the great inheritance bequeathed to me in Him. My life is an expression of the realities of the glorious life of righteousness that I have in Christ, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
FURTHER STUDY: Colossians 4:6 Let your speech [be] alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.
|| James 3:2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same [is] a perfect man, [and] able also to bridle the whole body.
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: John 19:17-42,
1 Chronicles 17-19
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: Mark 15:1-14, Deuteronomy 3