Saturday, April 15, 2017
Author: Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day: Look, God is my deliverer! I will trust in him and not fear. For the LORD gives me strength and protects me; he has become my deliverer. Isaiah 12 : 2
LISTEN: God is our dependable deliverer. He is the solution to our fears, troubles and miseries of life. He gives strength and protects those who trust in him. God was in the crucified Christ reconciling the world to himself.(2 Corinthians 5 : 19). No one can deliver like him. Whosoever he sets free is free indeed (John 8 : 36). Who then is a deliverer? A deliverer is a person who rescues you from harm or danger. The name deliverer is synonymous with a rescuer, a saviour, and a helper. That is who Christ is to us – a rescuer, a saviour and a helper. At the cross of calvary God through Christ rescued us from the hands of sin and Satan, and saved us from his eternal judgment.
We are eternally secured and protected by his saving grace. Beloved, true security, protection, deliverance and salvation is in Christ alone. Nothing is secured or protected which the Lord does not secure and protect; and nothing is safe which the Lord had decreed to be vulnerable. You need God the dependable deliverer. You cannot be victorious in the battles of life without his help. There is no victory in battle if the Lord does not order it. It does not matter the strength of your armory, the skills, expertise and preparedness of your military personnel, only God can decree victory. The bible says, ” A horse is prepared for the day of battle, but the victory is from the LORD.” (Proverbs 21 : 31).
Beloved, the deliverance God secured for us through Christ is not just for our spiritual lives only, but for our physical life too. He wants us to prevail over life’s challenges through his help. He wants us to trust in his strength not ours. The bible says, ” Some trust in chariots and others in horses, but we depend on the LORD our God.” (Psalms 20 : 7). Those who trust in the living God cannot be put to shame. Our verse of the day says, “Look, God is my deliverer! I will trust in him and not fear. For the LORD gives me strength and protects me; he has become my deliverer.” (Isaiah 12 : 2). Beloved, let us make the LORD our trusted deliverer by making Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. In life, do not rely on physical weapons, rather rely on the saving power of the living God.
2. Make Jesus Christ your Lord and Saviour today and be received into His loving and protective arms.
3. Learn to trust in the LORD even when you do not feel like. Remember, he is always present.
4. Never give up on your faith in God, rather rely on Him and He will deliver you.
Daily Task: Know that God is our dependable deliverer. He is the solution to our fears, troubles and miseries of life. He gives strength and protects those who trust in him.
Daily Reflection: He who acknowledges God as the Deliverer cannot be lost or defeated in the battles of life like those who have chosen otherwise.
Daily prayer: Most high God, I acknowledge your power in the universe, help me to trust absolutely in you for salvation and deliverance, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration: Today, I prophesy over your life, may the Lord give you grace to trust in Him. May He protect and keep you from every evil designed against you, in Jesus’ name.
Daily Quote: Nothing is secured or protected which the Lord does not secure and protect; and nothing is safe which the Lord had pronounced vulnerable.
Today In History: April 15, 1865. Abraham Lincoln dies from John Wilkes Booth‘s assassination bullet.