A YEAR IN THE NOW

On-line Interactive Devotional

March 25: HIS MAJESTY!

abundance

 

 

 

…He set it all out before us in Christ, a long-range plan in which everything would be brought together and summed up in Him, everything in deepest heaven, everything on planet earth…

All this energy issues from Christ:  God raised Him from death and set Him on a throne

in deep heaven, in charge of running the universe, everything from galaxies to governments,

NO NAME AND NO POWER EXEMPT FROM HIS RULE.

And not just for the time being, but forever.  He is in charge of it all, has the final word on everything.  At the center of all this, Christ rules the church.  The church, you see, is not peripheral to the world; the world is peripheral to the church.  The church is Christ’s body,

in which He speaks and acts, by which He fills everything with His presence.

(Ephesians 1:10, 19-23 The Message)

 

1.       Today I will live in the now!  I will live in the now because I worship the Creator—the “I AM”—revealed in the person of Jesus Christ.  My knees bow and my tongue confesses to the glory of God that Jesus Christ is Lord!

 

2.       Today I recognize Christ’s rule of the universe, and I derive confidence from knowing that I am His sibling and His joint heir, as well as His servant and loyal subject of His Kingdom that reigns over every living thing!

 

3.       Today I decree the rule of King Jesus over every name that names itself in my life today. I demonstrate His/my authority in three worlds: the earth, things above the earth and things beneath the earth!

 

4.       Today I declare the majesty and dominion of Christ the King over every second of every minute of this day.  This day must come into divine order and submit to His/my authority, as His will is done on earth as it is in heaven!

 

5.       Today I will prevail and conquer as someone who is a champion of the chosen generation, a revealer of the royal priesthood and a harbinger of the holy nation (1 Peter 2:9)!  Jesus rules and reigns through my life today!

 

6.       Today I will speak the word only and will expect to have what I say.  “Where the word of a king is, there is power” (Ecclesiastes 8:4).  I will not waste my royal vocabulary on the petty and the trivial.

 

7.       Today, as a king in the earth, I willingly worship the King of kings and, as a lord of the earth, I am eager to exalt the Lord of lords.  His praise shall continually be in my mouth today, and today I will live in the now!

 

Almighty God, my Father, I worship You in Spirit and in truth.

Help me to recognize Your majesty in my own life today.  In Jesus’ name, amen.

March 25, 2009 Posted by | A YEAR IN THE NOW, Bishop Jim Earl Swilley, Blogs by Jim Swilley, Books by Bishop Jim Swilley, Devotional, Jim Earl Swilley | , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments