Rhapsody Of Realities by PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME (18, May 2020)
TOPIC: IF HE ISN’T LORD OF ALL, HE ISN’T LORD
READING: The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all) (Acts 10:36).
certain man had just given his life to Christ but was still
being buffeted by the devil. He called on the Lord
complaining, “I thought that with you in my life, I wouldn’t have any
more problems!” The Lord, in His response, showed the man how he
had given Him only one room in his entire house. In that revelation,
God was in that one room when the devil came into the house,
fought the man and wounded him.
The man thought about it and said, “All right Lord, I give you
three additional rooms.” That night, the devil came again and
troubled him. This time, he was mad at God. He asked angrily, “I’ve
now given you four rooms and still you allowed the devil in. What
more should I do?” Then the Lord answered him kindly, “The house
isn’t mine; you gave me four rooms in your house and the devil can’t
come into any of those rooms.”
Finally, the man got the message and said, “All right, Lord, I
turn the entire house over to you; it’s all yours now.” The next night,
the devil came again, but there was a new owner. God was at the
gate and the devil couldn’t come in. That’s what happens when
Jesus has it all in your life.
Christianity isn’t just a casual acceptance of Jesus Christ as
your Saviour; He wants to be Lord (Master or Boss) of your life, not
just legally but vitally. If He isn’t Lord of your life and everything
about you, then He isn’t your Lord at all! He said in Luke 9:23, “…If
any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up
his cross daily, and follow me.” Today, this statement is largely
interpreted as enduring the persecution, ridicule, harassment and
criticism the world throws at us, but at the time of Jesus, “taking up a
cross” meant going to one’s death by crucifixion. That Jesus implied
this is obvious from His next statement: “For whosoever will save
his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake,
the same shall save it” (Luke 9:24).
True consecrated Christianity isn’t a flippant, casual
relationship but a radical commitment to Christ and His cause. You’re
to give Him your all, and live for Him fully and truly. Hallelujah!
I boldly declare that Jesus is Lord of my life; He’s the Lord over
my finances, family, career and all that concerns me. He’s my all
and my life is for His glory now and forever. Amen.
Luke 9:23-24; Matthew 6:24 AMPC; 1 John 2:15-17 AMPC
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
John 8:31-47 ; 1 Kings 22
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
1 Corinthians 10:14-21 ; Proverbs 14