KEY SCRIPTURE: John 8:23 KJV “And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.”
Jesus said to the Jews that He is from above but they are of this world. Jesus walked on this earth yet He maintained a heavenly citizenship mentality. He saw Himself as a supernatural person, who lived by a higher influence than ordinary humans. Natural unregenerated people are of this world and so are subjected to the ruling forces in this world. The god of this world 2nd Corinth 4:4 who controls the systems as well as the occurrences in this world has total influence over them. Disease, economic hardship, satanic oppression of various forms is their lot without any way out. Their only help is their raw natural ability.
Every child of God is in the same class or state as Jesus. John 17:16 KJV “They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.” Please listen to the master dear child of God. You are in this world but you are not of this world. You come from above according to Jesus. The word born again, means born from above. It means you are supernatural, just like Jesus. You would experience that heavenly life and influence if only you acknowledge it as reality. Many Christians are living and suffering with the world, because they either don’t know who they are, or they have not accepted who they are. Jesus said it boldly to the Jews. Dear child of God, do not be afraid to say that you live by a superior influence and the god of this world cannot rule or dominate you.
Bishop David Oyedepo says he always maintains a supernatural being consciousness. He says he has survived a number of deaths threatening situations because he faced them with a superior minded attitude. He said in one of the occasions he woke up in the midst of the night, to find fully armed men, in his premises, ready to attack him. Knowing who he was, he was not moved neither was he afraid. He faced them by calling on the name Jesus! They all ran away without touching him. He was saved because he knew he came from above and cannot be destroyed by the smaller evil power of this world.
Thank you, heavenly father for your supernatural life in me. I am born from above, therefore I am from above. I am superior to the god of this world. The evil influence in this age cannot Lord themselves over me. Devils, diseases, and destructive power of this age cannot mess me up. Glory be to God.
THOUGHT: MAINTAIN A DIVINE NATURE CONSCIOUSNESS, TO BE FREE OF SATAN’S INFLUENCE IN THIS LIFE.
2Pet 1:4 KJV ” 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.”
John 16:33 KJV “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”