Pray-A-Thon 2020 - Fri April 10 What do you believe of the gospel of Christ? Bring it to your consciousness by putting it in writing. Learn more in this Friday's Rhapsody. Get the April edition and several other books, including children's books from the store on your Rhapsody app. Psalm 2:1-4 says, "Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision". At our prayer times, we'll pray fervently in tongues of the Spirit, also interceding for all nations and praising the Lord for their deliverance from wicked and unreasonable men. Declare the unhindered advancement of the gospel and Churches of Christ around the world. Remember to tune in to 'Your Loveworld' at 7pm GMT+1 today, on all Loveworld TV and Radio Networks, ministry websites, Ceflix and the LiveTV mobile app. God bless you.
RHAPSODY OF REALITIES THURSDAY 9 WE’RE CHRIST’S EPISTLES PASTOR CHRIS You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everybody (2 Corinthians 3:2 NIV). When you study the verse above in the Amplified Classic Version, you’d notice a bit of difference. It says, “[No] you yourselves are our letter of recommendation (our credentials), written in your hearts, to be known (perceived, recognized) and read by everybody.” Notice the underlined phrase; in the NIV and the KJV, it says “our hearts” while the Amplified says, “your hearts.” Why is there such a difference? When the translators work, they don’t always focus on all the points that are required. Sometimes, they focus on principle, context, message or pure language. It depends on what their vision was and their readiness to review complexities in the text. When you find some complex areas, what you need is the ministry of the Spirit to really give you guidance. The verse above is a complex area; not the verse itself, but the truth packaged therein; it’s such a powerful reality, but a bit complex. It says, “…you yourselves are our letter of recommendation (our credentials), written in your hearts…” (AMPC). Now, when you read the epistle of Paul to the Corinthians, for example, you probably got excited at the truths. But that was a written epistle; and here the Bible says you’re a living epistle, known and read by everybody; a letter from Christ! This is amazing. Who is Jesus? He’s the living Word; the Word who became flesh. To be Christ’s epistle, therefore, means you’re Christ’s Word in flesh, and Christ’s Word is God’s Word. So, you’re the Word of God in flesh. Some people can’t handle this with their religious mind, but it’s simple to understand when you realize that in life, everything gives birth after its kind: dogs give birth to dogs; humans give birth to humans; the Word gives birth to the Word. 1 Peter 1:23 says, “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.” As offsprings of the Word, we’re the epistles (word) of Christ. Hallelujah! CONFESSION I’m born of God; therefore, I’m a living epistle, a letter from Christ, known and read by all. I live the life of the Word, full of glory, virtue and honour. I express the divine nature, living the Kingdom life of victory, prosperity, peace and joy now and always, in Jesus’ Name. Amen. FURTHER STUDY John 1:12-14 1 Peter 1:23 AMPC 2 Corinthians 3:3 DAILY SCRIPTURE READING 1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Luke 12:1-21 Judges 7-8 2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Romans 8:29-39 Psalm 114-115 #cekano #nnwz2
*Dívíɳҽ 卄ealtɧ ɌeaƖítíҽs* April 9th, 2020 I declare that my body is under obligation to respond to the Word of God at all times; my body is regulated by God's Word and every part of my body aligns to what God says. I am not one who continually requires healing; I am born of the life-giving Spirit of God; therefore, I am also a life giver. #cekano #nnwz2
*DIVINE HEALTH CONFESSIONS - APRIL 8TH 2020* I’m the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus; I'm dead to sin but alive unto God. My members are yielded to God as instruments of righteousness; therefore, sin cannot reign in my body, for the nature of sin has been supplanted by God’s nature of righteousness. #cekano #nnwz2
RHAPSODY OF REALITIES WEDNESDAY 8 CONSISTENT PROGRESS Pastor Chris But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day (Proverbs 4:18). Being born again, you’ve been commissioned to preach the Gospel; to take the message of Christ’s salvation to your world and beyond. But did you know that much more than the things you say as you witness for Christ, your life is the real message? When people see you, what would be their testimony of you as it pertains to Christ? Your life is the real message. In other words, what you preach and teach must first be evident in your own life One of the things you want to see in your life is consistent success. When I say, “I’m always moving upward and forward,” it’s not an exaggeration or a confession of something that I want to happen; no! It’s the reality of my life, made possible by the power of God’s Word. I’m always making progress; that’s our life in Christ. You can be very consistent, making progress in your work, in ministry, and in every area of your life. For the Christian, being circumstantially prosperous isn’t prosperity. Some people can be prosperous because of the conditions of the time. When the economic conditions are favourable, they do well, but when there’s a change, their prosperity takes a nosedive. That’s not good enough. Study Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; they prospered, walking with God, irrespective of the economic conditions of the times. Genesis 26:12- 14 talks about Isaac, and how he prospered so much at a time of famine, that the entire country envied him: “Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him. And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great: For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him.” This is how it ought to be for every one of us, because we’re the seed of Abraham. Everything about God and the life He’s given us depicts consistency. Therefore, refuse to settle for undulating success. Declare, “My life is upward and forward only,” and then stick to the Word. Practise the Word; that’s the secret to a life of unending success. 1 Timothy 4:15 (GNB) lets us know that meditating on the Word of God is the guarantee for sustainable progress. Paul wrote to Timothy: “Practice these things and devote yourself to them, in order that your progress may be seen by all.” Hallelujah! PRAYER Dear Father, thank you for the reality of your Word in my life that causes me to make consistent progress. My life is upward and forward only, irrespective of the dwindling and erratic economic systems of the world. I declare that I walk in absolute and continual victory, in the Name of Jesus. Amen. FURTHER STUDY Joshua 1:8 AMPC; Genesis 26:12-14 AMPC 1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Luke 11:37-54 ; Judges 5-6 2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Romans 8:20-28 ; Psalm 112-113 EXCERPT FROM: Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional #cekano #nnwz2
#TALKINGSESSION 31ST MARCH. KINDLY SAY THESE WORDS OUT LOUD. Dear Heavenly Father, I thank You for the gift of Your Word, and the blessings that I experience for affirming Your Word in consent. I am flourishing in every area of my life, even as I grow in grace and in the knowledge of the truth. Thank You for enriching my life with Your precious Word and for enabling me with the ability to meet my needs supernaturally and be totally independent of man and circumstances. I experience supernatural increase in every area of my life as I put Your Word to work. I am up and alive; the Word of faith that changes things is in my heart and in my mouth, it’s sharper than any two-edged sword; therefore, the situations and circumstances of life conform to God’s destiny for me; my success is guaranteed and unstoppable because I live in the Word. I am unique; fearfully and wonderfully made. I am the only one of me You have, and I’ve made the choice to be the best for You. There’s no failure with me, because I am Your product, and Your product doesn’t fail, because You don’t fail. I prosper in all things, and bring You pleasure in all that I do, in Jesus’ Name. Amen. • Keep saying it, publish it everywhere; noise it abroad! In Christ, we've got something to shout about. Let's flood the airwaves, internet and print media with the reality of Christ. Speak in other tongues now. ~ Pastor Chris Oyakhilome. #monthofsongs #wehavemoved #songs #blessings #perfection #talkingsession #affirmationtrain #loveworld #imcc2020 #prayathon2020 #europaforjesus #prayingnow #thankyoupastorchris #ministry #supernatural
*RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL *THE WORD IS EVER SURE .* Thursday, March 19th . Pastor Chris _*Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away (Matthew 24:35).*_ God’s Word is ever sure; surer than your experiences. Psalm 18:30 says, _*“As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.”*_ One of the things that you have to consciously practise is taking God at His Word; acting on His Word, no matter the circumstances or situation you find yourself in. His Word has integrity. He said in Isaiah 55:11, _*“So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”*_ Maybe it’s a health crisis you’re confronted with; the Word guarantees your divine health. There’s no need to cry and beg God for healing; He already gave you something better than healing—His life in you. That’s your right and assurance for a life of dominion over sickness, disease and infirmities. Have faith in God’s Word. Accept that whatever He says is true, and then act accordingly. The entire Scriptures chronicle everything that’s involved in Christ’s redemptive work, the implication of all that He accomplished in your behalf, and the testament sealed in His death. Not only are these accounts authentic and trustworthy, they were delivered to us to live by. Therefore, it makes no difference what you feel, hear, see or what your experience has been; the Bible says, _*“We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts”*_ (2 Peter 1:19). There’s something more trustworthy than your experience; than the pain you may be going through; it’s the Word of His grace. Hold on to God’s Word. Things may not seem to be changing on the outside, but keep affirming the Word concerning that situation, until faith rises in you like a giant. Faith accepts and exalts the Word above the natural circumstances of life. This is why it’s vital for you to regularly meditate on the Word and build your faith strong. When your faith is strong, it doesn’t matter what you see, hear or feel—it doesn’t matter how negative or impossible things may look in the natural—you’ll always win. *PRAYER* *Dear Father, I thank you for your Word that’s ever sure. Even now, your Word prevails in me, producing fruits of the message therein. I win today, and every day, by the power of your Word. I live in your glory always, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.* *FURTHER STUDY:* *||* *Acts 20:32* And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified. *||* *||* *Matthew 24:35 NIV* Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. *||* *||* *Psalm 119:89* For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven. *||* *DAILY SCRIPTURE READING* *1-Year Bible Reading Plan=>* Luke 2:21-52 & Deuteronomy 13-15 *2-Year Bible Reading Plan=>* Romans 1:1-12 & Psalm 85-86 #cekano #nnwz2