Category: Daily Word

It’s about the King not just the Kingdom Benefits

Robert Rajamani

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind – Luke 10:27

The God of all creation, who is the King of the Universe has a Kingdom of His own. He invites us to be a part of His Kingdom and experience the Kingdom benefits. He has called us into an Inheritance in Christ. Above all, He desires for us to have a personal relationship with Him.

Even though, we have a huge inheritance in Christ and unlimited Kingdom benefits, when we approach the Kingdom of God with more emphasis on the Kingdom benefits than the King Himself we miss the mark. The Kingdom is not about what we can benefit from it. It is about who the King is and what He has done to redeem us. The benefits of the Kingdom including healing, prosperous life etc. is a by-product of knowing the King, it is not what we build our life around. We build it around the King. It is very possible to have a relationship with the Kingdom Benefits rather than the King and we need to stay away from that.

The benefits of the Kingdom are very integrated with the King. He is so good that He wants to shower His children with the benefits of the Kingdom, but He also deeply desires to have a relationship with them. He wants them to know Him. He does not want his children to be like the prodigal son, who was interested only in Father’s inheritance. When he asked for His inheritance, the Father gave it to him, but He longed for His son to understand Him. The Father was at rest only when the son came back and was restored.

He is not just a King on the throne wanting to rule us as His subjects. He is a King who is our Father. He valued us over everything and willingly died to have a relationship with us. Even though He created the vast, ever expanding Universe with billions and billions of stars, He is not attached to those things, He is attached to His children, He considers us more valuable than the whole universe. Knowing this King personally should be our highest priority.

Any relationship is meant to be two ways. So is our relationship with the King. If He can do so much to have a relationship with us, it’s not too much of Him to ask us to seek Him. To know the King is Eternal Life.

Unlike the prodigal son, who just sought the Father’s inheritance, let us seek the Father. Like David said, I seek your face alone (Psalm 27: 4,8), let us desire to know Him. It delights His heart to know that we seek Him and not His benefits. Jesus said, knowing Him is eternal Life (John 17:3).
The King longs for that relationship with us, let us pursue Him and love Him with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. (Luke 10:27)

Scripture Reference
• Luke 10:27
• John 17:3
• Psalm 27:4,8

Hearing from God personally is the Key

by Robert Rajamani

Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches. — Rev 2:29
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God – Romans 8:14

Hearing from God personally and being led by His Spirit in a personal relationship with Him is the key to our Spiritual Life and how it can impact the world around us.

Living and preaching somebody else’s revelation is good but hearing personally from Him is even better. God wants us to live by hearing from Him and not by living by certain principles alone. Living by just the revealed principles can lead to legalism. It has its role just like the Law has its place but then it has to be superseded by something better and that is a personal relationship with Him and hearing personally from Him all the time.

As examples in the Bible, Noah heard from God personally, Abraham heard from God personally, Moses heard from God personally, Paul heard from God personally, None of them lived off of someone else’s revelation and they went on to change the world.

Only if every believer today will be passionate about hearing from God personally and live by being led by the Spirit of God, we can revolutionize our life and in turn change the world upside down.

Even Jesus said, I do only the things that I see my Father do (John 5:19). He was in constant relationship with His Father and did what the Father said or did.

So we need to spend time alone with Him in Prayer and in His Word and discipline our self to pursue to hear from Him. The Holy Spirit is there to help us personally. He doesn’t always speak in an audible voice, but he does speak and you can hear if we just be with Him long enough. We will know his voice in our spirit. Jesus said, my sheep hears my voice. (John 10:27)

Let us be aware of His presence all the time and develop that personal relationship with Him.

Scripture Reference:

  • Rev 2:29
  • Romans 8:14
  • John 5:19
  • John 10:27

You Enter Life by Breaking Through Death

Robert Rajamani

He is Jesus, who is crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might experience death for everyone. – Hebrews 2:9

Death was nowhere in God’s plan when He created Adam and Eve. Death cannot exist where Life is. Darkness cannot exist where Light is. Where there is no light darkness occupies. Death took over mankind when Adam disobeyed and disconnected himself from God; the source of Life. Ever since, death has ruled us. Death exist only in this fallen realm which was created as a result of Adam’s sin when He broke ways from God. It has no access to the realm of God, which is the realm of Life. Just like darkness cannot gain access into light, death cannot gain access into Life.

The only way God could redeem man from this realm of death was for Him to experience death himself. He had to enter this realm of death and darkness into which His children have fallen. When God decided to send His only begotten Son in the form of flesh, He decided to experience death. God knew, the only way His children could be brought back into Eternal Life is by Himself submitting to death. We enter into Life by God going through death on our behalf. He gladly did it for us (Hebrews 12:2).

The same pattern gets repeated in our everyday life. At times, He takes us through situations where we might have to go through death-like experience, so that we or others might experience Life. We enter Life through the door way of death. It could be the death of our flesh, our carnal nature, our worldly wisdom which contradicts the wisdom of God, whatever it is, if we endure, we just break through into Life. The breaking through process might be painful, but it’s worth it. God Himself had to go through it for His children.

There is always the pain of resistance when you attempt to break through from one realm to another. A pregnant mother experiences the maximum pain when she is breaking through to birth a new Life. There is tremendous sound and turbulence when a jet breaks the sound barrier, but beyond that, it cruises peacefully. There will always be resistance when you attempt to cross the barrier from death to Life. Death of self leads to the Life of Christ in us. (Galatians 2:20)

It is a daily battle to overcome the resistance we have, against renewing our mind to the ideas and concepts of God and letting go of our way of thinking. Dying to self, breaks into His Life. Ultimately when we cross over the final resistance of Death itself, we are just breaking through into Life Eternal. Jesus has already destroyed the power of death. Death has lost its gravity. There is nothing dreadful about death, Jesus destroyed it on the cross and triumphed over it on the day of resurrection. The dread of death is no more real. The enemy can only use fear to control us as long as we are ignorant that death is powerless. It is just a door-way to Life Eternal in Christ. The one who has already triumphed over death is waiting on the other side with the gift of Life.

So, when we face death, whether it is the daily dying to self that Jesus referred to (Matthew 16:24) or the final death of our flesh, we can laugh at it and say, “Death you are already destroyed, I am just passing through into Life”.

Scripture Reference:
• Hebrews 2:9
• Hebrews 12:2
• Galatians 2:20
• Matthew 16:24)

Rule from the Throne of Christ

Robert Rajamani 

..how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ! — Romans 5:17 

The life we have been gifted with, is within our sphere of authority. Challenging situations we face in our life is subject to our dominion. We are called to rule and enforce authority over the domain of our life. We also have an enemy who will come against us and challenge our authority over our domain.  

God has a unique way for us to rule and keep our life under submission. He does not want us to be in a struggle to fight the enemy on equal ground. The devil is no match for the authority of Christ. We are to be seated on the throne of Christ and rule from there. When we rest on the throne of Christ and rule with Him, we are, in reality allowing Him to rule in and through us. When we rule from His throne, He rules. He can rule in our domain only when we remain seated on His throne and abide in Him and rest in Him. As long as we are seated, His authority is in force. 

When His children are ignorant of their identity and their position in Christ, the Kingdom suffers. Every time we panic looking at a situation and get off the throne and strive to fight it, we lose our perspective and authority. We have no power in our self to handle the situations the enemy will bring, we are powerful only when we remain on the throne with Christ and rule with His Authority and Power. 

Jesus by enduring the cross and conquering Death has established a throne worthy for the Son. He is the only one worthy to be seated on that throne but He has willingly called us into that position of Sonship with Him to enjoy His privileges as a Son of God. We rule by Him and in turn He rules in us and the Kingdom of God grows. 

God has established the throne of His Son in Zion (Psalm 2:6). His rulership extends out from Zion and its domain is expanding one person at a time. As we yield to Him and sit with Him on the throne and rule, He rules and His Kingdom grows. He wants His children to take their position of authority. Every victory we take is a victory for Christ. Every mountain we conquer is a conquest for Christ. Not the victories we win by our own ability, but the ones we win by abiding on the throne of Christ and allowing His authority to flow. They are our inheritance in Christ. 

Be seated on the throne with Christ and abide in Him and let Him rule in our life. Let His authority flow through us and have dominion over our life. We are a joint-heir with Him (Romans 8:17). Let us become one with Him and have the mind of Christ and have access to His Wisdom. He reveals the mysteries of His Kingdom only to His children by the Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:10) 

Take your seat on His throne and rule by His Authority and Power and keep the enemy of your life in submission. 

Scripture Reference: 

  • Romans 5:17 
  • Psalm 2:6 
  • 1 Corinthians 2:10 
  • Romans 8:17

Why Sabbath Rest is so Important to God?

Robert Rajamani

There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God;  ..Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest.  — Hebrews 4:9,11

In the beginning after completing the creation, God placed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and rested on the seventh day. God did not rest because He was tired of work. He rested because He was at Peace. He had created His children and provided a perfect garden for them to live in. They were safe and in perfect union with Him. He had a perfect family. He was at Rest – the Sabbath Rest.

God desired that Adam and Eve will remain in this state of unbroken relationship with Him and enjoy the Sabbath Rest with Him. He wanted them to be in this loving relationship with the Father as a family of God. As long as they were in fellowship with God, they had access to His provision and Life and were at Rest. Their heart was designed to find rest only in Him and so had He chosen to find His rest in His children.

But, Man decided to get out of this relationship and find his own rest outside God, which he soon realized does not exist. Since that day man has only experienced turmoil and fear. Along with man even God has been restless since. He could not be at Peace when His children were lost. Since that day, God has been striving continuously to restore His family and bring them back to His Sabbath Rest. Jesus referred to this and said, “My Father is always at His work to this very day” when He was questioned about healing on Sabbath. (John 5:16-17)

To emphasize the importance of finding Rest in their relationship with God, He commanded the Israelites to honor the Sabbath day. He asked them to rest from their work of the flesh and focus on fellowshipping with the Lord in Worship and Thanksgiving. Experiencing one day of Sabbath in a week was just a shadow and foretaste of the Eternal Sabbath they were going to enter into in Jesus. God made every effort through Joshua to lead the Israelites to the Canaan land to enter His rest, but they could not because of their unbelief (Hebrews 3:19)

Ultimately, God paid a huge price in Christ to restore this Sabbath Rest for his family. He desires that we enter His Sabbath rest in Christ. Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28). As we come to Christ and abide in Him and are led by His Spirit, we enter His Rest and experience His Peace.

The Father’s Heart cannot rest until we enter His Rest. He wants His family back, the family He lost in the Garden of Eden. . He is at Peace only after our relationship with Him is restored and we have entered His Sabbath Rest and are secure in Christ. So, let us make every effort today to Enter His Rest. (Hebrews 4:11)

Scripture Reference:

  • Hebrews 4:9,11
  • John 5:16
  • Hebrews 3:19
  • Matthew 11:28

Do not be driven by your Passion for God, but be led by Him

Robert Rajamani

‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty. – Zechariah 4:6

It is very much possible to be driven by a passion. For a believer, it will mostly be a passion which is godly. Some may have a passion to do the work of the Lord, become a missionary etc. It is very easy and convenient to be driven by the passion and convince oneself what we are doing is the will of the Lord, because passion for something gives purpose to life and can be a great motivation.

Christian life is not to be lived by clinging on to certain apparent godly things which gives a purpose to life and run with it. Christian life is meant to be led by the Spirit of God (Romans 8:14), in continuous relationship with Him and continuously hearing from Him.

It is very much possible to be driven by a Passion for the things of God and miss God. Paul was passionate for God, but he missed God when he persecuted the church. He was not in personal relationship with God, but with his religion of God. But once he got into a relationship with God, he was led by the Spirit of God.

God wants us to have a Father-child relationship in which we are in constant communication with Him in every step of our way. He is not looking for someone who hears from God and gets passionate about it and runs with it leaving God behind. Rather learn to be with Him, talk to Him all the time. Make it a lifestyle to just hang out with Him and let Him reveal you things and speak to you and guide you every step of the way. (Psalm 32:8)

Let the Holy Spirit be your guide. Talk to Him and develop an intimate relationship with Him. One Word that you hear from Him personally, can change your life upside down. Just as Jesus said, “ Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God”. (Matthew 4:4)

Scripture Reference:

  • Zechariah 4:6
  • Romans 8:14
  • Psalm 32:8
  • Matthew 4:4

Vessel of God

Robert Rajamani

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. – 2 Corinthians 4:7

The Lord is looking for vessels which can contain His Presence and His Glory. A vessel in which He can make His dwelling. The Spirit of the Lord is in the process of preparing a vessel for God. He is looking for a willing heart which will yield to the sanctification process.

Any effort of the flesh to meet the standards of God is something He abhors. He said, flesh cannot glory in His presence (1 Corinthians 1:29). He is the one who makes us a worthy vessel. Human efforts and work of the flesh will only break the vessel in pride and self-glory. He is the Potter who makes us worthy. The only thing He expects from us is our willingness to abide in Him; no matter what He takes us through to make us worthy unto Him.

We are not inanimate clay vessels with no will of our own. On the contrary, we are living vessels with a will and freedom to choose. We can choose to remain on the Potter’s wheel when He spins us or we can get off the wheel and keep our carnal self in shape. But when we choose to remain on the wheel even when it does not make sense to our carnal mind and trust in Him to shape us according to his purpose, that’s when we are transformed in to a worthy vessel. Worthy for His Kingdom. He makes us worthy, not us. Any human effort to make us worthy will only deform the vessel.

Remain in Him as He takes us through the process of sanctification; from the spinning wheel to the furnace of fire and to perfection. He will make us worthy.

Scripture Reference:
• 2 Corinthians 4:7
• 1 Corinthians 1:29

Rise High with The Spirit of God

Robert Rajamani

If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. –Galatians 5:25

God wants His children to fly high in the Spirit. He has always wanted them to come up higher. He called Moses to separate himself and come up to a high mountain to meet Him (Exodus 24:12). God called Abraham to separate from his family and come up to God to see His plan for him (Genesis 12:1). God wants his people to rise above the flesh, above the ground and walk in the Spirit.

Man, in his fallen state has a tendency to gravitate towards the earth, toward the flesh. He prefers walking and running on the ground over flying. He is comfortable when he has solid support beneath. The flesh is comfortable being on the ground in the earth, it does not like flying, because it feels like its losing control. On the contrary, the spirit wants to fly above; soar with the Spirit of God (Galatians 5:17). It gravitates towards being led by the Spirit of God rather than being on the ground controlled by the flesh. Flesh is comfortable in the dust, spirit is comfortable soaring with God.

It is interesting to know that the snake which sneaked into the Garden of Eden and deceived Eve also lives in the ground. When you walk in the flesh and are earth-bound, you are treading on dangerous ground; where snakes lurk. When you soar high with the Spirit of God you are above the snake line, the devil has no control on you (Romans 8:13). God desires that you remain in cruising height and be always led by His Spirit.

Walking in the flesh is a dangerous place to be in, its where snakes live, its where the devil has his control and is very active. As a child of the Most High, walking in flesh is not an option. Walking in the Spirit is what He desires from us. Its where He can reveal His Wisdom and Mysteries to our heart. Its where Life flows. Its where we see and understand the Kingdom of God and reflect His glory.

Mind and the will of man is what controls whether you soar high in the Spirit of God or be grounded. Mind, if it is allowed to be controlled by the carnal nature will bring you down to the ground and make you feel comfortable there, but mind controlled by the Spirit of God and renewed by the Word of God will keep you comfortably flying (Romans 8:6). Renewing the mind with the Word and the realities of heaven will keep you afloat. Also, when you spend time with the Spirit of God and willingly yield to Him; He will carry you higher and reveal the realities of His Kingdom. You will operate on a higher dimension.

Enoch walked with God in the Spirit and was translated into God’s realm (Genesis 5:24). Abraham walked with God and was able to see the future Kingdom of God and gave up everything and lived like a nomad (Hebrews 11:8) Moses walked with God and gave up the Pharaoh’s Palace for the Kingdom of Christ (Hebrews 11:24-26). We are called to walk in the Spirit and resist walking in the flesh (Galatians 5:16)

Rise above the flesh, and cruise with the Spirit of God and keep the snake wallowing in the dust!

Scripture Reference:
• Galatians 5:25
• Exodus 24:12
• Genesis 12:1
• Galatians 5:17
• Romans 8:13
• Genesis 5:24
• Hebrews 11:8
• Hebrews 11:24-26
• Galatians 5:16

Be Anchored in God Alone

Robert Rajamani

We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain – Hebrews 6:19

God has always desired that man will live by depending on Him alone as the source of Life and Wisdom. He desired that man will develop a deep relationship with Him and live life being led by His Spirit. He wanted man to be anchored on God. But in Adam, humans chose to be not anchored on God but rather depend on their ability to know between good and evil. Man chose to be anchored on himself and his understanding instead of God.

God’s Spirit continuously strives with man to train him to depend on Him alone. Depending on one’s own ability is like being in the middle of the ocean and depend on a floating log to save one’s life, it won’t last long. One needs a firm anchor, a ship – to save life. Life cannot be lived just by depending on our flesh and its ability to save us. We need Life Himself, we need to be anchored on God.

To be able to walk with God and function with Him, you need to be depending on His Spirit. He takes us through life and its circumstances to develop and strengthen this dependence on Him. He wants to make sure that we are strongly anchored only on Him. That is how He builds His kingdom through His people. We are the stones and pillars of His city and He wants us to be firmly founded on Him alone. (1 Peter 2:5)

As a part of this process, sometimes He allows a storm around us to fine tune our dependence on Him. Storm comes to destroy everything you had put your anchor on. With nothing left to depend on; you grow your anchor on Him as your only hope. He will shake everything that you anchor your soul on, until you anchor it only on Him. Once your peace is restored in the midst of the storm just by anchoring on Him, you are tuned to Him and you are firm and secure.

In Abraham’s life God promised him and then took him through a series of circumstances to break his dependence on himself. Abraham tried to birth God’s dreams by his own ability and in the attempt, gave birth to Ishmael. God had to take him through life and its storms until he realized that he had no strength in his flesh to birth anything, he had to anchor on God in Faith and trust in His ability to make the promise come true.

In Joseph’s life God promised him of a future, and then took him through a series of circumstances to develop dependence on Him. Joseph had to trust in God alone to fulfil His promise. Joseph was anchored on God.

In Moses’ life God chose him as the redeemer of the Israelites, but then took him through a long 40 years to break his dependence on his own ability and depend only on God. God taught Moses to be anchored on Him for the task ahead.

Jesus was anchored in the Father. He was one with Him. He said and did what His Father said and did. (John 5:19, John 10:30)

How to be anchored in Him? You develop your anchor in Him by spending time with Him in the Holy of Holies. Your born again spirit is the holy of holies where He dwells. He desires that you fellowship with Him in the Most Holy. Allow His Spirit to draw you to His presence more. Spend time in His Word. Yield to His Spirit and He will take you through things which will stitch your heart with Him. You will be hooked on to the realm of God and be anchored in Him.

He is Eternal; when you are anchored in Him you become eternal in Him and this passing world loses its grip on you. He is Life; when you are anchored in Him, you flow in His Life and overcome all manifestations of death. Be anchored in Him and His Word and overcome the world! (John 16:33, 1 John 2:14)

Scripture Reference:
• Hebrews 6:19
• 1 Peter 2:5
• John 5:19
• John 10:30
• John 16:33
• 1 John 2:14

Be Anchored in God Alone

Robert Rajamani

We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain – Hebrews 6:19

God has always desired that man will live by depending on Him alone as the source of Life and Wisdom. He desired that man will develop a deep relationship with Him and live life being led by His Spirit. He wanted man to be anchored on God. But in Adam, humans chose to be not anchored on God but rather depend on their ability to know between good and evil. Man chose to be anchored on himself and his understanding instead of God.

God’s Spirit continuously strives with man to train him to depend on Him alone. Depending on one’s own ability is like being in the middle of the ocean and depend on a floating log to save one’s life, it won’t last long. One needs a firm anchor,  a ship – to save life. Life cannot be lived just by depending on our flesh and its ability to save us. We need Life Himself, we need to be anchored on God.

To be able to walk with God and function with Him, you need to be depending on His Spirit. He takes us through life and its circumstances to develop and strengthen this dependence on Him. He wants to make sure that we are strongly anchored only on Him. That is how He builds His kingdom through His people. We are the stones and pillars of His city and He wants us to be firmly founded on Him alone. (1 Peter 2:5)

As a part of this process, sometimes He allows a storm around us to fine tune our dependence on Him. Storm comes to destroy everything you had put your anchor on. With nothing left to depend on; you grow your anchor on Him as your only hope. He will shake everything that you anchor your soul on, until you anchor it only on Him. Once your peace is restored in the midst of the storm just by anchoring on Him, you are tuned to Him and you are firm and secure.

In Abraham’s life God promised him and then took him through a series of circumstances to break his dependence on himself. Abraham tried to birth God’s dreams by his own ability and in the attempt, gave birth to Ishmael. God had to take him through life and its storms until he realized that he had no strength in his flesh to birth anything, he had to anchor on God in Faith and trust in His ability to make the promise come true.

In Joseph’s life God promised him of a future, and then took him through a series of circumstances to develop dependence on Him. Joseph had to trust in God alone to fulfil His promise. Joseph was anchored on God.

In Moses’ life God chose him as the redeemer of the Israelites, but then took him through a long 40 years to break his dependence on his own ability and depend only on God. God taught Moses to be anchored on Him for the task ahead.

Jesus was anchored in the Father. He was one with Him. He said and did what His Father said and did. (John 5:19) (John 10:30)

How to be anchored in Him? You develop your anchor in Him by spending time with Him in the Holy of Holies. Your born again spirit is the holy of holies where He dwells. He desires that you fellowship with Him in the Most Holy. Allow His Spirit to draw you to His presence more. Spend time in His Word. Yield to His Spirit and He will take you through things which will stitch your heart with Him. You will be hooked on to the realm of God and be anchored in Him.

He is Eternal; when you are anchored in Him you become eternal in Him and this passing world loses its grip on you. He is Life; when you are anchored in Him, you flow in His Life and overcome all manifestations of death. Be anchored in Him and His Word and overcome the world! (John 16:33)  (1 John 2:14)

Scripture Reference:
• Hebrews 6:19
• 1 Peter 2:5
• John 5:19
• John 10:30
• John 16:33
• 1 John 2:14