January 30, 2020 Blog Admin
In Devotionals

30th January 2020
Dr. Phil Ransom-Bello
KEY SCRIPTURE/MEMORY VERSE: ‭‭I Corinthians‬ ‭1:30-31‬ ‭(NKJV‬‬)
“But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption— that, as it is written, “He who glories, let him glory in the LORD.””

I love seeing war movies. I always glean fascinating  insights into defense systems, military arsenal and how soldiers interact with them. I discovered that one key thing that distinguishes the military system of different nations is their weapons. Another lesson I learned is that the strength of the military is directly proportional to the sophistication of their weapons and defense system.

Guess what? The only responsibility of the soldiers is to master the use of the weapons and defense strategy.

The kingdom of God is similar to a nation with soldiers. We are soldiers in God’s kingdom who have been enlisted for battle and we have been equipped with the power and  the wisdom of God in the person of Christ. This is the weapon and defense system of God and our responsibility is to learn how to wield it. And just as the strength of the military is in the strength of the weapons, so also is our strength in Christ.

We are not expected to live life by our own strength, wisdom or power. In fact, we are not expected to do the work of ministry using our own expertise. As our text puts it, Christ has become for us, the wisdom of God.

So there’s really no place for self-sufficiency or reliance. In the end, as we walk by the wisdom of God through Christ, we see that God is glorified.

As believers, we get to the fullness of who we are when we empty ourselves and take on the fullness of who Christ is to us – our wisdom, righteousness, sanctification and redemption. The more we grow in the revelation and reality of this, the more victorious we will be.

As simple as this sounds, it doesn’t come naturally. It takes a conscious and consistent effort to allow the Holy Spirit to open our eyes daily to the realities of the wisdom and power of God in Christ. And as we behold these realities, we can’t help but become.

How can I depend on Christ as the wisdom and power of God in my life today?

-I am in Christ.
-I experience all that Christ has become for me.
-By the wisdom and power of God, I establish the influence of God’s kingdom.
-I yield to the expression of the wisdom and power of God through me and I exalt it above the systems of the world.
– By the reason of use, I am skilled at manifesting the wisdom of God.
-I experience continuous victories by the wisdom of Christ.

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