TSP DAILY DEVOTIONAL
THE ROOT OF THE BELIEVER
27th January 2020
Dr. Phil Ransom-Bello
KEY SCRIPTURE/MEMORY VERSE: Revelation 5:9-10 (TPT)
“And they were all singing this new song of praise to the Lamb: “Because you were slaughtered for us, you are worthy to take the scroll and open its seals. Your blood was the price paid to redeem us. You purchased us to bring us to God out of every tribe, language, people group, and nation. You have chosen us to serve our God and formed us into a kingdom of priests who reign on the earth.”
While the month of January may be moving fast for some and slow for some others, we can all agree that it’s moving. When we do the math, 20 days is already gone from 366 days.
Think about it, this points to the consistency of time, the consistency of the movement of the earth in its orbit.
This consistency gives us a glimpse into the character of the creator but to really know the character of the creator we need to look at the man, Jesus and not as two different people because in Hebrews 1:3 and Colossians, we see that Jesus is the express image of the person of God. No inconsistencies whatsoever.
John 1:1-4 paints a clearer picture of the person of Jesus who is the Word and how He has existed from the beginning with God, That passage of scripture says the Word was God and was the life source for everything created.
The person of Jesus tells us who we really are and I say who we are, not who we are meant to be as in a future tense we may never attain but who we are. Colossians 2:9 tells us about our complete union with Christ when we became believers and in this Christ, the fulness of God is found bodily.
Jesus walked, ate, communicated, lived on earth knowing who he is, so whether you think January is slow or fast, it is important to live with an understanding of who you are, who is in you and who you are now in.
This understanding doesn’t come without believing it. Our text today, tells us that Jesus the lamb was slain for the whole world but you only come into the advantages or benefits of His sacrifice when you believe.
Your believing in the entirety of what He did on the cross is so important. This is because when you can see the effect of the work of Jesus on the cross, you will see and dwell in the consciousness of the fact that your sins are forgiven and now you have been made righteous. (1 Peter 2:24)
This is where your victory is rooted! If the passage of time can be consistent, you too can decide to live consistently from your root- the truth that your sins are forgiven. 1 John 3:9
Take a few minutes and reflect on this truth- “My sins are forgiven.”
I am in Christ
My sins are forgiven!
I am no longer bound to the dictates and bondage of sin.
I have been set free in Christ.
I have been made righteous.
How victory on the cross is my victory.
Because my sins are forgiven, I now enjoy every other life gift freely.
I am victorious!
I am blessed!
I enjoy daily benefits.
This is my reality.
HEARING BY THE WORD
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