1 Cor 8:5-6 (KJV) For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,) But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.
Odogwu was very afraid of the demons and gods in his village. Even though he was now a Christian, he found it difficult to believe that his village gods no longer had power over him. This belief in his heart made it very difficult for him to walk in spiritual liberty. He was indeed still under the fear of demons, and this gave them power over him.
What you believe is very important. Even your salvation is received because of what you believe: you believe that Jesus is Lord, and you confess this.
In today’s Bible text, Apostle Paul acknowledges that many gods and demons exist. Some of them operate from this earth, and some of them operate from the heavenly bodies. But what Paul is saying is that to us Christians, there is but one God.
A god is a being people revere as having great spiritual power and physical influence through their power. We Christians are gods (see Ps 82:6), and are not under any god, nor do we fear any gods. We only have one God above us; He is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Our Lord has authority over all gods, and we share in this authority as members of His body.
Go into today knowing that you are not under the authority of any god if you are a Christian living under the authority of Christ.
Thank God for His divine nature that he has given you through Christ. Ask God to bring you into the revelation of who you are in Christ.
—Abraham Damilola Arigi
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