Wednesday, August 9, 2017
TREM’s Daily 9 August 2017 Devotional by Dr. Mike Okonkwo - Be Established in Righteousness
“In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee.” Isaiah 54:14 (KJV)
Until you are established in righteousness there is no way you will be able to reign in this life. God’s design for every believer is to have dominion. There is a dominion mandate over our lives as the Bible tells us in Genesis 1:28. We are made in God’s image and likeness. Notice that it was first positioning before manifestation. You are made first in His image, then in His likeness. It means you have to first accept the position then you can now function like Him. You can’t function like God until you accept first that you are God’s authorised agent with divine credentials here on earth. If you don’t there is no way you can live for Him.
The word “establish” in the Bible means to institute into being or to cause to be accepted or to set and settle permanently. Until you are established in righteousness you can’t have the boldness to confront anything. And the devil loves it when you are not bold. The devil doesn’t mind you carrying the bible or going to church every day as long as there are some revelations you have not established yourself in. What is of interest to him is to ensure that you are not established in certain things that will enable you to stand tall in the midst of adversity. And one of such things is righteousness. But today marks the end of bondage in your life.
The devil will no longer hold you down. Your days of frustration are over. Your destiny will never be aborted. You have a colourful destiny because for whom He did foreknew He did predestinate to be first among many brethren and those who he predestinate he called. Those He called He justified and those He justified, He glorified. God called you to a glorified life. You will not see shame, neither will you see embarrassment.
Further Reading: Genesis 1:26-28, Isaiah 54:14-17
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Psalms 77-78; Evening- Romans 10
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.