Thursday September 1, 2016.
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : But now I urge you to have courage, because there will be no loss of life among you, but only loss of the ship.- Acts 27 : 22 (NET).
LISTEN : Nobody enjoys to experience a loss. When you encounter a loss, it means that something is taken from from you or destroyed. The enemy, the devil is always happy when you experience a loss or losses as the case may be because, his joy is in your losses – frustration, confusion, heartbreak, sorrows, pains, bereavement, calamities, etc. Don’t forget that the bible states it clear that, “The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy” (John 10 : 10a). The thief here is Satan. His mission is to make sure that you lose what is dear to you, and above all your life. He wants to see you live and die in pain and misery. But today, I come to you with a prophetic word and divine mandate, ” There will be no loss in Jesus ‘ name.
The verse of the day today were the words of Apostle Paul that he said on their voyage to Rome with fellow prisoners and the soldiers that oversaw them. Prior to this journey to Rome, he was arrested for the sake of the gospel of Jesus Christ and arraigned to be prosecuted. When he appeared before Festus to be tried, he put up his defense and requested that he be brought before Caeser to be tried because of the plot of the Jews to kill him should Festus sent him to Jerusalem to be tried. Because he demanded to be tried by Caeser in Rome, therefore he was handed over to a soldier to be taken to Rome (Italy). However, their voyage was caught by a violent storm that put the lives of everyone on board in jeopardy. It came to a point when everyone had lost hope that even Apostle Paul wasn’t sure of their safety anymore and he said, ” 0 Men, I can see the voyage is going to end in disaster and great loss not only of the cargo and the ship, but also of our lives.” (Acts 27:10). But the plan of God was different. His angel came the same night and revealed to Paul that God will deliver them and there will be no loss of lives.
Beloved, are you in any form of danger? Do you sense your life being threatened by any circumstance around you? Does it appear that you’ll be doomed? Don’t worry, your help has come, and there’ll be no loss in your life in Jesus ‘ name.
Having read today’s devotional, what are you expected to do?
1. Don’t surrender to your fears, rather surrender to God.
2. Any time your feelings tells you something contrary to God’s word, speak to yourself what God’s word says about you.
3. Keep speaking to yourself what you want to see happen in your life.
4. When you’re caught in the storms of life, stay calm and follow God’s leading.
5. Always pray persistently and expectantly in the midst of your challenges and trials.
Daily Task : Are you in any form of danger? Do you sense your life being threatened by any circumstance around you? Does it appear that you’ll be doomed? Don’t worry, your help has come, God’s word says, ” There will be no loss of life”.
Daily Reflection : Faith cripples your Problems before you, but fear empowers them against you. So deal with your fears before they deal with you.
Prayer : Heavenly Father, today I accept my inabilities and powerlessness without you; I ask for your help today in my life in Jesus’ name, amen.
Prophetic Word : Today, I prophesy over your life, there will be no loss in your life this season in Jesus’ name.