THURSDAY , SEPTEMBER 1 ST
“Just Walk Out!”
And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness (Romans 8:10).
he Bible tells us how on a certain day, the Apostle Peter went through the quarters, visiting the saints at Lydda. There he found a certain man named Aeneas, who was sick of the palsy and was bedridden for eight long years. He had received the Gospel in that condition and believed in Jesus Christ. But when Peter came to him and saw him lying paralyzed on the bed, he said: “Aeneas, Jesus maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed” (Acts 9:34), and immediately the man stood up healed. Peter didn’t pray for the man; he didn’t have to. All he did was to give him the Gospel in a nutshell; he said “Aeneas, Jesus makes you well.” That’s what the Gospel message can do in the life of anyone who receives it. Peter realized that the life of Christ in Aeneas was all the latter needed to overcome paralysis. No wonder our opening scriptures says, “And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness” (Romans 8:10). As a Christian you can walk out of any condition that’s contrary to the Word of God concerning you. You don’t have any business remaining one more day in that painful, pitiful or unfavourable condition! Just get up and walk out of it. You can walk out of that sickness, poverty, lack and want! All you have to do is stop thinking, talking and acting
like the man who’s sick, poor or in lack. On the contrary, start thinking and talking and acting like the man who is healthy, strong, rich, prosperous and victorious in Christ Jesus! That’s the way to walk out of your limitations. Those around you may have known you as the man or woman who always complained of being broke or sick, but now, you’ve changed your language and mannerisms! All they hear you say now is who you are in Christ; you’ve walked out on the devil and the limitations of life! Glory to God!
Dear Father, I rejoice exceedingly for the grace and ability you’ve given me in Christ Jesus. By that ability I’m able to do all things and walk out of every unpleasant circumstance. Christ in me is my hope and assurance of a life without limits—a life of righteousness, victory and faith in Christ Jesus. Blessed be God!
FURTHER STUDY Philippians 4:13; Mark 9:23 DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1 Year Bible reading plan 2 Year Bible reading plan
1 Corinthians 15:35-58 Proverbs 8-9 Luke 20:9-18 1 Samuel 20