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12 Apr 2015 02:13

RHAPSODY OF
REALITIES DAILY
DEVOTION

Absolved Of All Guilt

Sunday, 12th April
Pastor Chris

Therefore as by the
offence of one
judgment came upon all
men to condemnation;
even so by the
righteousness of one
the free gift came upon
all men unto
justification of life
(Romans 5:18).

Jesus wasn't only
delivered on account of
our sins, He was also
raised for our
justification: "Who was
delivered for our
offences, and was
raised again for our
justification" (Romans
4:25). What does it
mean to be justified? It
means to be
"discharged and
acquitted." We've been
absolved of all guilt! In
the mind of justice, in
the eyes of God, you
never sinned; therefore,
there's no charge
against you. You might
wonder, "How is this
possible?"

The reason is simple:
the Christian is a new
creation. 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." The
new creation is a brand
new species of being
that never existed
before; he's without a
past. That's why God
can declare him, "not
guilty" because there's
nothing to judge since
he has a brand new life!
This is the concept of
justification. Our
justification isn't
because Jesus "paid"
for our sins; He did that
for the whole world of
sinners, but the
Christian isn't a sinner.
He's a new creation.

The new creation isn't
a product of the death
and burial of Jesus
Christ, but of His
resurrection! Christianity came from
the resurrection. The
whole world was paid
for by His death, but
when you believe in
Jesus, you're recreated
(John 3:16); you're born
again and are made
righteous! We read in
Romans 4:25 that He
was raised
(resurrected) for our
justification; the
Amplified version says
it was for "...(our
acquittal), [making our
account balance and
absolving us from all
guilt before God]."
You're justified,
because you're a new
creation. This is the
reason we must keep
telling the unsaved to
come into Christ,
because when they do,
they'll become new
creations; their past will
cease to exist; they'll
be born into a newness
of life- absolved from
all guilt!

Confession
I walk in the light of my
justification, rejoicing in
the life of glory and
righteousness in Christ!
Having been justified by
faith, I have peace with
God, absolved of all
guilt, free to live and
serve the Lord joyously,
and gloriously, in Jesus'
Name. Amen.

Further Study:
Romans 6:4; Romans 5:1
Bible Reading Plans:
1 Year Bible Reading
Plan:
Luke 13:1-21
Judges 12-13
2 Year Bible Reading
Plan:
Mark 1:29-39
Leviticus 12

16 Apr 2015 06:53

RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL_APRIL_2015.

WITH: PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME PhD

THURSDAY, APRIL 16TH, 2015

YOUR REFUGE AND FORTRESS.

I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust (Psalm 91:2). I want you to notice the language in our opening verse as David spoke; he said, “I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress....” He was saying, “I’ll confess that the Lord is my refuge; I’ll confess that the Lord is my fortress!” His confession was positive and definite about who the Lord was to him. In Psalm 23:1, he said, “The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want” ; what a way to think! Can you dare to have this mindset about the Lord, and confess accordingly? It’ll completely change everything about your life. Say of the Lord, “He’s my refuge, and my fortress!” That means no harm or evil can befall you; the Lord has formed a protective shield around you that’s impenetrable to the enemy.

The Bible says, “Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day” (Psalm 91:5). Verse nine of the same Chapter says, “Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation.” This simply means, “No more fear!” Someone says,“Oh I’m afraid at night; I don’t know why my heart always beats so fast at night; the slightest noise terrifies me”; stop the fear! Whenever you want to go to sleep, declare, “The Lord is my refuge and my fortress; I refuse to fear the terror by night.” Understand this: You’ve come out of death! So, you can’t be threatened, even by death. The One who’s your refuge—the Lord Jesus Christ—has destroyed him that had the power of death, that is the devil! Greater is He that’s in you than he that’s in the world. Your life is hid with Christ, in God. It doesn’t matter what happens around you; fear not!

Psalm 91:1 says, “He that dwelleth in the secret
place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty." The preceding scripture is talking about where you are in the Spirit. You dwell under the cover, the protection, of the Almighty. This is why you can always be calm, and at peace, irrespective of the terror in the world today. The Most High is your refuge and fortress!

CONFESSION
The Lord is my refuge and my fortress, He’s my habitation; in Him I live, and move, and have my
being! He’s my rock, my life, and my righteousness; and by Him I reign and prevail over l adversities and win every day in life. He’s my helper, the One who upholds me with His righteous right hand; the stronghold of my life. Blessed be His Name forever!

F U R T H E R S T U D Y :

Psalm 118:5-6 I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place. 6 The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?

Isaiah 12:2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become mysalvation.

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give
unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

DAILY BIBLE READING PLAN:
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Luke 15:11-32 Ruth 1-4
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Mark 2:23-28 Leviticus 16 world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

DAILY BIBLE PLAN:
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Luke 15:11-32 Ruth 1-4
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Mark 2:23-28 Leviticus 16