TREM Devotional 25 October 2018 by Dr Mike Okonkwo
Topic: God Loves You Like He Loves Jesus
Scripture: “I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that thou hast sent me and hast loved them as thou hast loved me”. – John 17:23
Message: As you go about your business and daily routine, it is important that you do so knowing that you are God’s beloved. When you lie down in the bed, you are God’s beloved. He just has to take care of you. He that keepeth you does not slumber nor sleep. He has to keep you.
Jesus Christ was praying in John 17:23 and He said, “I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one, that they may know that you have sent me and have loved them as you have loved me.” Jesus was saying essentially: One of the things I want them to have implanted in their spirit as a revelation is that you have loved them as you have loved me.
TREM Devotional 25 October 2018 – God Loves You Like He Loves Jesus
And so, if He loves me the way He loves Jesus, the question is, will Jesus pray and the prayer will not be answered? No. So, you see when you understand this, you will pray with confidence because your faith will be natural. You will not struggle. You just know that heaven must respond because of your position in him.
John said in 1 John 4:16-17, “And we have known and believed the love that God has for us; God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as he is, so are we in this world.” So, how is Christ? Exalted! You also have been lifted to a place where there is no defeat. You are raised up to sit together with him at the place of power and authority. Therefore, you must have a far above mentality. You must refuse to be down. You are above sickness, above disease, above pains and above agony. Hallelujah!
Further reading: John 17:17-26; 1 John 4:11-21
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Jeremiah 6-8; Evening- 1 Timothy 5
TREM Devotional 25 October 2018 was written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.