The Consciousness Of Our Victorious Life In Christ – Pastor Chris
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place (2 Corinthians 2:14).
When you study the Epistles, you can’t but be enthused by the mentality of the apostles in the early Church, which resulted in the quality of lives they lived. They were courageous and audacious in faith. That’s the life we have in Christ, and to enjoy this glorious life, you have to walk in its consciousness.
Consider the mentality of the apostle Paul for example; in Philippians 4:13, he said: “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” What a consciousness! Christ in you is all you need in life. Notice that Paul didn’t say, “I can do all things through Christ when I pray about it”; no! Rather, he was conscious of the divine life he had received and the power of the Spirit at work in him.
The apostle John also had the consciousness of the ever-winning, overcoming life we’ve received in Christ. He said in 1 John 4:4, “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.” In 1 John 1:3, he outlined our fellowship and inextricable oneness with the Father. No wonder he was so confident and impregnable in spite of the daunting trials and persecutions he faced.
Bible history has it that during the great persecution of the Church, he was thrown into a cauldron of boiling oil and left to die, but he emerged unharmed. He must have smiled at his persecutors, saying, “Whatsoever is born of God, overcomes the world” (1 John 5:4). Hallelujah!
That’s not all. Read about Peter; he calls us associates of the God-kind; participators in the divine experience: “Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature…” (2 Peter 1:4).What life are you living today? You ought to live with the consciousness that you have the God-life; therefore, you’re absolutely indomitable, and forever victorious!
Dear Father, thank you for the consciousness of victory, success, and glory your Word infuses in me. I’m a success. I dwell in health. I’m prosperous; I’m vibrant, strong and energetic. The life of Christ in me has made me more than a man; a victor forever! Blessed be God!
FURTHER STUDY: 1 John 5:4 1 Corinthians 15:57
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: 1 Corinthians 16:1-24 Proverbs 10-11
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Luke 20:19-26 1 Samuel 21
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