Read Today’s Rhapsody of Realities May 23 2023 Written by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
And Today the Topic is: A DIFFERENT TYPE OF PROMISE
Key Takeaway Rhapsody of Realities May 23 2023
- In the context of divine promises, as discussed in 2 Peter 1:4, they are not just futuristic assurances but guarantees of present availability. These promises can be ‘cashed in’ at any time by speaking words of faith in agreement with God, allowing believers to partake in the divine nature. This perspective empowers believers to actively participate in the divine experience.”
Today’s Message for Rhapsody of Realities
Pastor Chris is saying to us: A different kind of promise and our opening scripture comes from the Book of 2 Peter 1:4 (KJV) and it says:
Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust
The word translated as “promises” in our opening verse needs to be properly understood. In the New Testament, the same Greek word “epaggelia” was translated as “promise” more than fifty times. However, in 2 Peter, another Greek word “epaggelma” was translated as “promise” twice. This was a different type of promise but the Bible translators didn’t distinguish between the two.
I’ll explain The first type of promise is futuristic. It’s like when one says, “I’ll give you $200,000 tomorrow.” That’s a promise But there’s another type when someone tells you, “I’ll give you $200,000” and then proceeds to write a cheque that’s dated today. Now, that cheque is the promise, not the money.
The promise is that if you take the cheque to the bank the money will be there. So, it depends on whenever you want to cash it. If the first type of promise fails, there might be be no consequences; but not the second one; it must not fail. If it fails, that’s a criminal offence in financial terms, because it’ll be a dud cheque.
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This second type of promise is whats written in our opening verse. These aren’t futuristic promises but promises backed already with fulfillment. They’re real already, waiting for whenever you want them “cashed.” Observe again what the Bible says: “Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature…” This means that by “cashing” these precious promises, we become associates of the God-kind. Hallelujah!
It’s time to cash your cheques and start participating in the divine experience. But how do you cash them? lt’s by speaking God’s language; it’s by declaring words of faith in agreement with God.
Dear Father, I’m immensely grateful for the privilege to participate in the divine experience. I’m an associate of the God-kind, transfigured in spirit into the image and likeness of the Son of God! I function from the place of advantage, victory, dominion and power, guided and propelled by His divine wisdom to do your will and fulfil my destiny in Christ, in Jesus’ Name.
1 John 5:11-12
11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.
2 Corinthians 1:20
20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
John 11:1-16 & 2 Kings 10-12
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Mark 12:18-27 & Numbers 26
About Rhapsody of Realities
Rhapsody of Realities 2023 Daily Devotional was written by Pastor Pastor Chris Oyakhilome (D.Sc., D.D. D.D). President of Loveworld Inc. aka Christ Embassy Int’l. If you have been blessed, please share your testimony by contacting us.
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