*Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional* _Pastor Chris Oyakhilome PhD_ Wednesday, 24th July 2019. VOICE FAITH NOT FEAR Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee (Deuteronomy 31:6). Many today are in precarious situations for yielding to, and voicing their fears. Consider the important lesson from Job’s experience in the Old Testament. Job was a righteous man, a faithful servant of the Lord, but through fear, he gave Satan the opportunity to wreak havoc in his life. Satan had tried unsuccessfully to attack Job, because Job was divinely protected; there was a spiritual hedge around him (Job 1:8-10). However, the words of Job himself in Job 3:25 reveal how Satan was eventually able to penetrate the hedge to attack him. Job said, “The worst of my fears has come true, what I’ve dreaded most has happened”(MSG). Despite God’s protection over his life, which even Satan attested to, Job voiced his fears. In the twenty-sixth verse, he said, “I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came.” But he was in safety until he broke the hedge. He spoke contrary to the Word of God; God could not legally protect him beyond his confessions; and that’s just like many today, who talk fear or give voice to words inspired by fear. Never yield to fear because of an evil report. An evil report is any report that’s not consistent with the provisions of the Gospel; anything that negates your rights, privileges, ability, and heritage in Christ Jesus. For example, it doesn’t matter what the prognosis or diagnosis is concerning your health, refuse to fear. Keep declaring that you’re in health. Be like Caleb and Joshua, of the twelve leaders Moses sent to spy out Canaan, who boldly voiced their faith. The Bible says the others came back with an evil report of fear concerning the giants, but Caleb and Joshua declared, “...they are bread for us: their defence is departed from them, and the LORD is with us: fear them not”(Numbers 14:9). That’s the voice of faith, and your faith is the victory that overcomes the world (1 John 5:4). PRAYER Precious Father, your Word is my life and my rock, the solid ground on which I stand. I’m not moved by what I feel, see or hear; I’m only moved by your Word. Thus, I’m like a tree by the stream, prosperous and ever fruitful, in Jesus’ Name. Amen. FURTHER STUDY Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. Hebrews 13:5-6: [Let your] conversation [be] without covetousness; [and be] content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord [is] my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me. 1-Year Bible Reading Plan :Acts 28:17-31 & Psalms 30-31 2-Year Bible Reading Plan : Luke 10:38-42 & Joshua 22
I AFFIRM I’m living the transcendent life of dominion. God did not fail the men of faith in the areas of prosperity, He will not fail me. He makes me to lead nations. Strangers submit themselves to me. Nations that have never heard of me come running to me because of the Lord. God have given me free reign and I have no restrictions. Wealth and riches are in my house. He leads me to buried treasures and secret caches of valuables. Every favor and earthly blessings come to me in abundance. I require no external help, for I am self-sufficient unto every good work.
Prayer at 12noon and 10pm (Local/GMT) - Wed July 24 In today's Rhapsody we learn not to voice fear but faith. Study it and share with others too. Download the new Rhapsody app from the Google playstore. Psalm 100:4-5 says, "Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations". At 12noon and 10pm (Local/GMT), we'll pray in tongues of the Spirit for most of 15min; praise and thank Him for His mercy, kindness and marvelous works in your life, It's our month of Thanksgiving. Hallelujah! Remember to attend the midweek service today in church onsite or online, God bless you.
#AFFIRMATIONTRAIN 14TH JULY. I affirm that the truths of God are unveiled to my spirit, and by them, I walk in the realms of glory. Life isn’t a mystery for me because the Holy Spirit teaches me all things. God has given me His Word, to show me how to run with patience the race that is set before me. My spirit is open to correction and I have a teachable spirit! My heart is full of joy, love, kindness, and compassion. I refuse to allow bitterness, anger, or strife to take root in me. I walk in love today and always, confident that no weapon fashioned against me shall prosper. My gaze is on the Lord Jesus, and my energies are focused on fulfilling God’s plans and purpose for my life. I function from a vantage position of rest without struggles, worries, or anxieties over anything; knowing that Jesus did all that is necessary for me to have a great life. I live a life of glory, grace, favour, and expansion. Hallelujah! I refuse to compare myself with anyone else, but measure my success base on my assignment here on earth. I walk by the same principles of faith by which my heavenly Father made the heavens and the earth! Today, by my faith filled affirmations, I frame my world, causing spiritual forces and the circumstances of my life to synchronise with God’s perfect will for my life. Glory to God. Hallelujah
*RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL* *HIS LOVE-A COMPELLING FORCE* Sunday 14 July Pastor Chris *For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead (2 Corinthians 5:14).* Did you know that at the end of all things, the only thing that’ll stand is your love for the Lord Jesus? If you lived a whole life to be recognized by men, to be famous and have all that money could buy, but the Gospel of Jesus Christ wasn’t a compelling force in your life, you’d have lived an empty life. The Lord Jesus said in Mark 8:36, *“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”* Then in Matthew 6:33, He said, *“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”* What else could a Christian possibly live for, if not Christ and His Gospel? He’s all that counts. He’s the joy of heaven and earth. As Christians, we’re not to be moved by anything else, but by Christ and His eternal Word. That means His Word doesn’t just come to you without impact; it brings a conviction to your heart and compels you to act; to do things that are pleasing to the Father. No wonder the Lord Jesus said in John 14:15, *“If ye love me, keep my commandments.”* It matters that you’re compelled by the love of Christ to do the things that you do on earth. The Apostle Paul in our opening scripture shows us the motivational force behind his overwhelming passion for the Gospel; it was the love of Christ. He was constrained by this love to preach the Gospel, and do all that he did in furtherance of the Gospel. Have the same consciousness. Make Jesus your focus, and be compelled by His love in all you do. *PRAYER* *Dear Lord Jesus, I love you with all my heart. I thank you for the privilege of being a custodian of the Gospel, which has become the compelling force in my life. I’m ever afire for the Gospel, shining ever so brightly as a light in my world. Hallelujah *FURTHER STUDY* Romans 5:5; John 14:15 AMPC; 2 Corinthians 5:14 AMPC 1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN Acts 22:22-23:1-11 & Job 36-39 2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN Luke 8:40-56 & Joshua 10 *Be A Partner Of Rhapsody Of Realities Today!*
LOVEWORLD EXHIBITIONS 2019 Its Yet another time at the exhibition, and the delegates are even more excited than ever. People keep trooping in!! So Everywhere you are, Make your way down to the Port Harcourt Zone 2 exhibition stand!!! Its happening Here!!! Glory!!!
PROPHETIC WORDS FOR YOU TODAY “Fear not for I am with you, I am your strength. I am the rock on which you stand, the rock on which you are founded. Fear not, for I am God, saith the Lord. For I have made the heavens and the earth, and everything that has been made. The world is mine, and I have given it to you. I have given you my Word and I am your strength. I am your life. Have no fear, for I am with you. Have no fear. Fear not the night, nor the darkness. For the darkness has no power over you, and the wicked shall not overcome you. For you are mine saith the Lord, the evil shall bow before the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous. For I am your strength, saith the Lord. I have enabled you and I have empowered you. My hand is upon you, and I have exalted you with my hand of righteousness; for thou art mine saith the Lord. Thus saith the Lord, I have given you an understanding heart and my wisdom is perfected in you. Walk in the light of my Word. I have made you victorious in all things, therefore walk in victory. Walk in the consciousness of your victory. Do not look at the shadows for I have laughed at the enemy. I have laughed at the adversary therefore consider him not. Consider not your adversaries, for they are fallen before you. I have exalted you, saith the Lord; I will demonstrate my glory before you and men shall know that you are mine. For you shall show forth my praise, saith the Lord, and your mouth shall be filled with testimonies of my goodness.” Hallelujah! Glory to God!!
HBD TO OUR AMIABLE AND PRECIOUS BIG MUMMY, YOU HAVE BEEN SUCH A GREAT BLESSING TO ALL OF US. WORDS ARE NOT ENOUGH TO EXPRESS OUR PROFOUND GRATITUDE FOR THE GREAT IMPACT YOU HAVE MADE ON OUR LIVES THROUGH YOUR PRAYERS , SPIRITUAL COUNSEL, AND YOUR SOOTHING SMILES THAT ENCOURAGE EVERY ONE THAT COMES AROUND YOU. WE PRAY THAT GOD WILL GRANT YOU MORE YEARS OF GLORY AND STRENGTH IN JESUS NAME. WE LOVE YOU DEARLY. #CEPHZONE2
What will heaven be like? The Lord is so beautiful... - Pastor Chris Get enraptured by the Word as Pastor Chris expounds on scriptures in this insightful message. Watch again by 3:00PM Nigerian Time. www.loveworldplus.tv/watch Download Loveworld Plus Mobile App Today! Available on Google PlayStore, Apple Store and on the Windows Phone Store. #ongoing #loveworldplusshines #pastorchristeaching #pastorchris
Higher Life Conference Port Harcourt Grand Finale A Panoramic View of the Mammoth Crowd Gathered @ #HLCPH No doubt Jesus still pull the largest crowd. More UPDATES to come on LoveWord News. Stay connected!
Higher Life conference PH with our Man of God, Pastor Chris was indeed a resounding success. We are grateful to God for the 3 days of impartation of grace and revelation of the knowledge of God's word we received. It's for a life time. Thank you to our very own father , Pastor, life coach and mentor. We love you dear Sir
Man is a spirit that was given a terrestrial body( terrestrial bodies are neither mortal nor immortal ); Side note Listen to Christ Consciousness Vol 2 Part 1. #HLCPH2019 #CEMAIDUGURI #NNWVZ2 #PSZ #LAM
In the News, Reverend Ray Okocha shares expectation ahead of the Higher Life Conference, Port Harcourt. Catch the latest news now on Loveworld News & find out what the Lord is saying & doing in our day! Showing now on Loveworld Plus Monday to Friday from 5:30PM - 6:30PM GMT+1 www.loveworldplus.tv/watch #loveworldnews #pastorchris