A HIGHER LIFE IN CHRIST ~ PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME.
And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life (1 John 5:11-12)
There’s a higher life in Christ; a life that’s higher and greater than the ordinary human life, sickness, disease, failure, and death. That’s the life we’ve received in Christ. In John 10:10 (AMPC), Jesus said, “The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).”
God’s purpose is for you to walk in the supernatural every day. That’s the Christian life; it’s walking in the glory of God; reigning and exercising dominion over circumstances: “For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ)” (Romans 5:17). This is God’s dream for His children.
The reason many live as ordinary men, instead of living the transcendent life in Christ is their ignorance of the Word: “They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness…” (Psalm 82:5). Imagine an eagle that grows up amongst chickens, and never learned to fly. It’ll live the life of chickens, yet it’s an eagle, with powerful wings to fly.
That’s the way some Christians are; they don’t know they have power over sickness, power over crises, power over the devil, and circumstances of life. Therefore, they live as victims. The Bible says you’re seated together with Christ far above all principalities and power (Ephesians 1:21 and Ephesians 2:6). Satan isn’t a factor. You’re superior to him and his demons.
Now that you’re born again, you’re born into a life of glory and excellence. Become conscious of who you are in Christ. It’s not possible for you to fail or be defeated in life, for the Greater One lives in you: “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4). This is the higher life in Christ.
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