Dearly Beloved, I bring you greetings in the name that is above every other name, Jesus Christ the Son of the Living God and our soon coming King. Welcome to the month of August, an incredible month filled with God’s goodness and grace. In this month the Lord will give you a remarkable testimony, He will give you pleasant surprises in the name of Jesus. In this month, His grace will be more than sufficient for you. I’m particularly excited about this month, because it’s our young people’s month, and our annual young people’s conference, Metathesis takes place this month. The dates are August 22-26, 2018. The theme for this year is A New Tribe I want to encourage every young person to mark their calendar. This is a conference that will reshape your future for the great and mighty things God has in store for you. I look forward to an outpouring of His Spirit at this conference; come expectant.
Today I have come to let you know that all that you require to live a successful life is inside you.
“Everything we could ever need for life and godliness has already been deposited in us by his divine power. For all this was lavished upon us through the rich experience of knowing him who has called us by name and invited us to come to him through a glorious manifestation of his goodness.” 2 Peter 1:3 (TPT)
The day you accepted Jesus as your personal Lord and Saviour, all that Jesus is, and all that He has came to live on your inside. And Jesus has everything you will ever need to live a successful life. He has wisdom, He has divine health, He has favor, He has success, He has progress in life, He has righteousness, He has everything, therefore this means as long as you have Jesus, you have everything. Declare to yourself I have everything. Child of God, you have everything, you are a carrier of God’s glory, you carry the solution to challenges of life. Don’t let any devil lie to you, and tell you that there’s nothing within, no, don’t accept his lies. The Bible says everything you need to be a success in life has been deposited on your inside.
Now the question is, why does it seem like believers are not walking in the reality of this truth? The number one reason is ignorance. If you do not get into the Word as a believer, you’ll be ignorant of your rights and privileges and when you are ignorant, you are naked, exposed to the works of the enemy. Beloved, there’s no substitute to the Word of God, you must get into the Word to find out what has been made available to you. It is in the Word that you find out who you are, your real identity is in the Word of God. If you are ignorant of who you are in Christ, then you cannot blame anyone when the devil steals your lunch. Hosea 4:6 (KJV) says “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shall be no priest to me:…” Beloved, get into the Word.
Another reason believers are not walking in the reality of this truth is because they do not acknowledge the good that’s on their inside. Philemon 1:6 (KJV) tells us “That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.” How many believers practice this word? One of the things we must understand is that we must do what the Word of God says in order to enjoy its benefits. Here in Philemon, Paul instructs us to acknowledge the good that is inside us in Christ. So clearly, it’s not about your personal mistakes, or inadequacies, but the Christ that is in you, the Christ that you carry. So why do you keep talking about your short comings, deficiencies, it’s not about you, but the Jesus that you carry. Child of God, God wants you to take your eyes off of yourself, and focus on the Christ that is in you. Christ has wisdom, favor, love, success, therefore acknowledge that you are a carrier of these things because Christ is in you. Stop parroting your difficulties , challenges, and what the devil is doing, and start talking about the good that is in you, in Christ.
Finally, you must let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus (Philippians 2:5). Be conscious of what you carry. Walk around with the consciousness of Christ in you. When you are faced with a challenge, address it from the standpoint of the Christ in you. Beloved, know this for as long as you live, because you have Jesus, you have everything. I declare to you that the Jesus you carry will manifest in your life. Success will manifest in your life, favor will manifest in your life, grace will manifest in your life in the name of Jesus. The Lord has Commanded His blessings upon you and your household, and it can never be reversed. I bless you today in Jesus’ name, Amen.
In His Royal Service
Dr. Mike Okonkwo
The Presiding Bishop