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DAY 11 WEDNESDAY: DECEMBER 2019

TAKE YOUR HERITAGE BY FORCE!

And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force (Matthew 11:12).

Every Christian is a rightful citizen of the kingdom of God. As a rightful citizen of God’s kingdom, you are the apparent heir of the kingdom. Therefore, you are expected to take your heritage by force. In the opening text, the Bible tells us that from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force. Of course, every Christian should endeavor to take note of the fact that God wants him to take his heritage by force in the Holy Spirit. Do not fold your arms and allow the devil to take what belongs to you in life forever.

Even though Jesus Christ came to give us victory; we need to fight the good fight of faith in order to obtain the victory in Christ Jesus. That is why Apostle Paul said in 1 Timothy 6:12 thus, “Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.” Therefore, whenever a Christian learns to fight the good fight of faith, directly or indirectly he is taking his heritage by force through Christ Jesus in life. Christian race is a battle of warfare and not fanfare in life; therefore, he is expected to stand his ground in faith and take his heritage by force in Christ Jesus forever.

Jesus Christ took away your infirmities (1 Peter 2:24); your poverty (2 Corinthians 8:9) and your death (2 Corinthians 5:15). But you need to rise as a Christian to take your heritage by force. God has already done and put in place everything necessary for your freedom and victory in Christ Jesus. Therefore, you should never live a life of defeat and fear. The Bible tells us thus, “…for all things are yours.” (1 Corinthians 3:21). In fact, it is only when a Christian fight the good fight of faith and takes his heritage by force that all things will truly be his in life through Christ Jesus forever.

Daily Tip: A Christian should not be ignorant of his rights and privileges in Christ Jesus. He should rise and take his heritage by force in life forever. Shalom!

Golden Text: Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them (Mark 11:24).

PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED

  1. Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
  2. Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
  3. Lord Jesus Christ! I receive today all my privileges, rights and heritage in life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! I bind the spirit of Satan that wants to rob and cheat me of my heritage in life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  5. Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.

For Further Study: Romans 5:17; 1 Peter 2:24.                      RBT: 2 TIM. 1-4

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