Rhapsody of Realities 17 October 2020 By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome (Christ Embassy) — Follow The Word, Not Your Feelings
Topic: Follow The Word, Not Your Feelings
So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God (Romans 8:8).
In Christianity, we don’t judge by our feelings; we follow the Word. That you “feel” close to God or far from Him doesn’t make any difference. You live in Him and He lives in you. How much closer can you get to someone who lives in you?
God wants you to know and grow in the knowledge of His Word, and walk in the light of your oneness with Him. He wants you to live by what the Word says about you, and not by your feelings or the opinions of others. The devil may lie to you and make you feel you’re still a sinner, but don’t be deceived. The day you gave your heart to Christ, you were recreated and became the righteousness of God in Him.
2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” God had to tell you this because your mind doesn’t know it and can’t comprehend it. It’s revelation knowledge for the human spirit, through the Holy Spirit.
Irrespective of how you may “feel,” He wants you to “see,” to reckon that you’re in Christ now. The old habits are passed away; the old frustrations and struggles are passed away. You have a brand-new life of glory and righteousness. Hallelujah!
I walk by faith and not by sensory perception. I accept, affirm and live in and by the reality of the Word. I’m in Christ and Christ is in me; thank you Father for this blessed fellowship. Hallelujah!
Romans 8:7-10; Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.(8) So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.(9) But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.(10) And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
2 Corinthians 5:7; (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
Philippians 3:3; For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
2 Thessalonians 2:1-17 & Jeremiah 1-2
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Hebrews 8:1-13 & Ezekiel 14-15
Rhapsody of Realities 17th October 2020 Devotional was written by Pastor Pastor Chris Oyakhilome (D.Sc., D.D.). President of Loveworld Inc. aka Christ Embassy Int’l.