Theme: Christ Is Our Source And Our Sufficiency
|Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, PhD, DSc, DD|
For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills (Psalm 50:10).
Proverb 13:22 says, "…and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just"; this is nice, but as a child of God, you have to transcend that level. You should live better and higher than waiting for the wealth of the sinners to be passed on to you. Realize who you are: you’re the seed of Abraham! Your wealth and riches in Christ are inexhaustible.
Sinners don’t have what it takes to do the mighty and extraordinary things we do for the expansion of God’s Kingdom; and that’s a fact. Therefore, it’ll be amiss to wait on them. Don’t count on the wealth of the sinners to come to you; you’re an heir of the Sovereign, living by Kingdom principles. That’s your guarantee for a life of absolute abundance.
Understand that there’re blessings in the Old Testament that don’t measure up with what we have in the New Testament. We’re of the New Testament, not of the Old. You’re a joint-heir with Christ. Christ owns everything; He owns the world, and so do you. 1 Corinthians 3:21 says, "Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours."
Why then should you be waiting on the wealth of the sinners to be turned over to you? No; you’re too big for that; rather, you and your heavenly Father - the Monarch of the Universe - have become partners to bless others, including the sinners. Matthew 5:45 says, "That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust." We’re like our heavenly Father; a blessing to our world; we never run dry, because Christ is our source and our sufficiency.
Dear Lord, you’re my Shepherd; therefore, I can never lack! I’m walking in the light of my prosperity, being the seed of Abraham. I have access to wealth untold, because I’m plugged into God’s unending supply. Hallelujah!
further study: 2 Corinthians 9:8 AMP; Psalm 23:1; 2 Peter 1:3 : Colossians 2:6-23 Isaiah 48-49 : Hebrews 3:1-11 Ezekiel 1-2