Rhapsody of Realities 1 September 2020 By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome (Christ Embassy) – Live For Christ
Topic: Live For Christ
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live (Deuteronomy 30:19).
There’re Christians who’re fretful about the rapture, uncertain about their eternal security. The Lord doesn’t want us to live in such fear or anxiety. The truth is, eternal security is real for the one who’s born again, but it’s conditioned on your living the Christ-life, living in His righteousness until the end.
If, for example, someone who’s been born again changes his mind later about following Jesus, such a person is in trouble, because his eternal security with God is in jeopardy. When you’re born again, you’re born into God’s presence; you live in God’s presence. He’s your Protector. He keeps you, and no one is able to pluck you out of His hand, according to the Scriptures.
However, life is full of choices. You’re the one to make a choice to live for Him continually. When God guides us, He presents us with the options, and then He also tells us what to choose. But He doesn’t force us in the choice we make, though He lets us understand the consequences of making the wrong choices.
What you must do, therefore, is to live according to His Word. That’s the simplest thing ever. When you’re born again, living for CHRIST is the most natural thing to do with your new nature in Christ. Living right is so natural to you that you have to be tempted to do wrong. This is also where the ministry of the Holy Spirit comes in. The Holy Spirit helps you live the Christian life, and with Him in your life, you never have to worry about missing your way.
Moreover, the Bible says, “Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy” (Jude 1:24). As you live for the Lord, serving Him passionately with absolute conviction, He’ll fulfil His purpose and ministry in your life.
I live purposefully, fulfilling my ministry and calling in Christ Jesus. I refuse to allow anything take my attention away from the Lord and His eternal Kingdom. I’m not slothful in business; I’m fervent in spirit, serving the Lord so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry which I’ve received of the Lord Jesus, to testify of the Gospel of the grace of God. Hallelujah!
2 Peter 1:5-11And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;(6) And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;(7) And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.(8) For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.(9) But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.(10) Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:(11) For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:15 And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
1 Corinthians 15:35-58 & Proverbs 8-9
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
1 Thessalonians 2:10-20 & Jeremiah 18
Rhapsody of Realities 1st September 2020 Devotional was written by Pastor Pastor Chris Oyakhilome (D.Sc., D.D.). President of Loveworld Inc. aka Christ Embassy Int’l.