Rhapsody Of Realities 13 May 2022 By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome (Christ Embassy): Christianity And The Resurrection
TOPIC: We Don’t Live By Blood (Rhapsody of Realities 13 May 2022)
“But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you” (Romans 8:11).
Rhapsody Of Realities For Today MESSAGE:
Leviticus 17:11 says, “For the life of the flesh is in the blood…” Before you were born again, your body lived by blood. But from the day you were born again and received the Holy Spirit, you received the God-life that does not require bood for its sustenance. Now, you can better appreciate what the Bible says in John 1:12-13: “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God…Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”
When you are born of God, you are not human; you are divine. That old system of having life in your body through your blood ceased to be; it was replaced by the life of the Holy Spirit. No wonder Jesus said in Mark 16:18, “…if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them…”
There is no poison that gets into your system through the blood vessels that is potent enough to wreak a havoc. This is because the life in you is indestructible – it is the life of the Holy Spirit! Those who do not understand this truth live the ordinary human life. That is the reason they can be buffeted and affected by sickness, disease, infirmities, failure, lack and the corrupting influences of this present world of darkness.
Refuse to think, talk, and act or live like a mere human being; otherwise, you’ll suffer what humans suffer. Don’t let the lamentation of the Psalmist in Psalm 82:5-7 describe the reality of your life. It says, “They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course. I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.” Rather, live the God-life, the divine life, because you are born of God, which makes you a god. Gods do not live by blood! Hallelujah!
I live above this world and its systems, above sickness, disease and the corrupting forces of this present world of darkness. The power of the Spirit that raised Christ from the dead has vitalized and given life to my physical body. I live the transcendent life of glory in Christ Jesus. Amen!
Luke 10:19 (KJV) “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
Romans 8:10-11 (TPT) “Now Christ lives his life in you! And even though your body may be dead because of the effects of sin, his life-giving Spirit imparts life to you because you are fully accepted by God. Yes, God raised Jesus to life! And since God’s Spirit of Resurrection lives in you, he will also raise your dying body to life by the same Spirit that breathes life into you!”
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
John 6:25-59 & 1 Kings 10-11
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
1 Corinthians 8:1-13 & Proverbs 9
Rhapsody of Realities 2022 Devotional was written by Pastor Pastor Chris Oyakhilome (D.Sc., D.D.). President of Loveworld Inc. aka Christ Embassy Int’l.