Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
MEMORIZE: “My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,” (Gal. 4:19).
READ: 1 John 3:8-10
“To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:” (Col. 1:27).
The person in you has great effect on your performance. Whether your potentials will be realized or not, depends to a large extent on who is in you. If Christ is in you, it means the Anointed One is in you. It also means the Baptizer in the Holy Spirit, the fire generator is in you. With the presence of Christ in you, there is great power inside you. 1 John 4:4 says, “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”. Although the greater One: the Lord Jesus Christ is the Almighty God, yet, inside some of His children, He is only a little seed which has no impact on them. If after receiving Christ, you refused to grow in His grace, He will remain a seed in you. As long as Jesus is not growing in you, He is limited in your life. In that limited state, your external enemies would appear bigger and in control. To take charge of your situation, you must daily make efforts to grow in the grace of Jesus Christ. Grow in His Word. Fill yourself with the Scriptures. Regularly attract His presence and be a carrier of it.
If those around you find it difficult to identify you as a Christian, it simply means the Jesus in you is still in His infancy. If Christ, the Anointed One, is the one inside you, He will surely manifest. You cannot hide the anointing. It will surely speak. Many believers are yet to exploit the possibilities of blessings inherent in Jesus Christ. Are you in that situation today? Wake up! It is time to grow the One inside you so as to take charge of the one outside. It took a young David carrying the Lord of Hosts on the inside of him to defeat the Goliath outside. Until Christ is fully formed in you, you may not see Him manifesting in His glory. His goodness and grace may remain a mystery. When He is fully formed in you, however, He will radiate through you and bring everything else under control. Is Christ formed in you?
Christ needs to take His rightful place inside you in order for Satan and his cohorts to accept their place under your feet. Make maximum room for Him in your life
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