CHRIST PURPOSE IN YOU
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
From Jeremiah Chapter 1:5, it is obvious God knew you even before you were conceived by your Mother. This means you are not an accident in the world. You are not God’s experiment, in other words, He didn’t send you here to the world to find out what you will do or become. You were part of His “plan” right from the foundation of the world. He has a “Purpose” In You.
It’s important that you locate yourself in God’s plan for your life. When that happens, it gives you a special type of boldness and audacity to be what God made you to be. When you discover your purpose, your struggles will be over, and you will be on cruise-control as you go about fulfilling your destiny in Him. Nothing could be more fulfilling than a life with purpose. To be anything else other than what God has destined you to be is a Failure.
Too many people in the world suffer for nothing; and the reason for their suffering is IGNORANCE. Some think they have to suffer because of the country where they live, their lack of education, or because of their family background. If only they knew that none of these factors should control the circumstances of their existence.
In John 15:19 Jesus said “ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. That means you have been hand picked out of the world; you have been selected out of this world where there’s pain, misery, hardship and turmoil, and translated into God’s Kingdom, where there is rest, peace, joy and prosperity. This is the Spiritual reality of your life in the mind of God.
You don’t have to suffer. In the book of Hosea 4:6, it says “My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge. God chose you for a life of glory, honor, dignity and excellence. You don’t have to struggle for anything in life; you have been brought into His glory and His excellence. This is your calling. The day you became a Christian, you accepted that call; you endorsed the call to an extraordinary life of success, victory, honor, dignity and excellence.
The Bible says that Jesus was made sin for us, who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him (2 Corinthians 5:21). The idea of the salvation Jesus wrought for us is one of total substitution. He took our place of sin and gave us His righteousness. He took the place of the condemned man. That’s the salvation that we have in Christ. He saved us by giving Himself in our place so we could go free.
Jesus didn’t just come to save you from sin; He also gave you His life. The realization of the importance of the sacrifice of Christ on your behalf will make you appreciate His vicarious death.
When Moses sent twelve spies into the land of Canaan, ten of them brought back a negative report. “The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eats up the inhabitants thereof…and there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers and so we were in their sight.” (Numbers 13:32-33) In other words, they were saying to Moses, “Forget about it; we can’t take the Land.
However, Caleb and Joshua had a different view of the situation and thus said: It is a wonderful country ahead and the Lord loves us. He will bring us safely into the land and give it to us…do not fear the people of the land, for they are but bread for us to eat. In other words, they said, “come on people, let’s go and eat up those guys! They saw those giants the same way God wants you to see the challenges you face: they are bread for you.
When God created the world, everything He made was good and He gave man dominion over all things. However, when sin entered the world through Adam’s transgression, death also came in and from that point on everything in the world became subject to denigration, decay and death.
That’s why today, everything that exists in the world, living and non-living, is crying out for liberation. Men are groaning under the weight of sickness, disease, and poverty. Even money is crying out to be delivered from those who use it for evil. We are the only hope for the world. That’s why the whole of creation is waiting, gazing earnestly with outstretched necks, for the manifestation of the “sons of God”
In Romans 4:24-25, it says “But for us also to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on Him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead; Who was delivered for our offences, and raised back to life for our justification. How could that be? How could we be suddenly declared justified?
The answer can be found in Romans 3:26. The Greek word translated justification is “dikaiosis” and it means acquittal, not guilty. It’s a legal declaration of innocence. Jesus was delivered to death for our offences, and raised back to life for our justification. God is not charging you with any wrong, because to Him, you never sinned.
This is what makes it the Gospel, the “Good News”. How could God say you never sinned? It’s because being born again, born a new man, with the life and nature of God, having no past. The Bible says “therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new (2 Corinthians 5:17). When Jesus was raised from the dead, He was born again. God said “this day have I begotten you” (Acts 13:33), that’s the same life He has given to us.
As a new creation, you have a new life in Christ; you are a brand new man! You are not merely a forgiven man; you’re a justified man. You’ve been declared not guilty of any sin. You have, in other words been discharged and acquitted.
In Romans 5:17 it says: “For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ. The Apostle Paul said “they which receive abundance or overflowing bring to mind a cup running over. He talks about an overflowing of Grace that belongs only to those who can receive it, and then he lets us know that this grace is what you need to “Reign” in life.
It’s those who receive the abundance of grace that will reign in life, not those who are given. Many people interpret the word “receive” with some passive connotation—thinking of it as that which comes to you without any effort on your part, such as receiving a letter in the mailbox.
The word “receive” is from the Greek word “lambano” which means to “take” or “catch” something and make it yours; to get hold of something; to seize it.
When the woman with the issue of blood touched Jesus’ garment and received her healing, she took the power out of Him (Mark 5:29). The Roman soldiers stripped Jesus of those same garments and received nothing because they did not believe. So it’s not a question of God’s ability, but who can receive.
The Bible says in 1 Peter 2:9 “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a Holy Nation, a peculiar people that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into the marvelous light.
This is your set time to reign in life; it’s your season to manifest the glory of God everywhere you go. Take advantage of the Grace of God, for that grace has been lavishly poured out upon all men.
God has ordained you to reign and rule as a King in life. This is your time, this is your season; this is the set time for you to walk in victory over the devil, sickness, disease and infirmities. It’s your time to manifest your superiority over Satan and the negative forces of darkness.