Sunday, November 19, 2017.
Author: Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day: The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runs into it, and is safe. Proverbs 18 : 10
LISTEN: Our God saves and protects. He is a fortified place for us in times of troubles. God is our only hope in this world of wickedness, frustrations, misfortunes, heartbreak, etc. Without Him, no matter how secured or fortified we claim we are, we are very much exposed to enemy’s attacks and invasions. Every single day around the world, people are always on the run for their lives, for there is no safe place for anyone. Virtually everyday we hear about bombing in one place or the other. Terrorism, cultism and militancy rapidly spreading across the world. Kidnapping, killing, rape, armed robbery and countless crimes happen everyday. In the same way, natural disasters such as: flooding, earthquakes, fire, violent winds, etc., often occur to worsen the already worsened situation. Beloved, everything going on around the world is enough to tell us that without God, there is no security in this world. It is only God who can truly save and protect.
Our verse of the day says, ” The name of the Lord is a strong tower.” What does that mean? It means that the name of the Lord is as great as God, because the name of God is God himself; whatever God is, He expresses it in his name. God is a strong tower, a refuge, and place of complete safety to all that trust in him (2 Samuel 22 : 3). He is a strong fortress to his persecuted, tempted and afflicted followers. Whatever situation we find ourselves in, let us use the part of God’s name that can address that particular case in our lives. The name of the Lord should be everything to us. (see Psalms 61 : 3, 4 ; 91 : 2). God’s name works for all situations. To the sick, God is ‘JEHOVAH Rapha’, the LORD that heals. To the needy, His name is the great provider, ‘JEHOVAH Jireh.’ To he that is afraid, confused and troubled, His name is ‘JEHOVAH Shalom,’ God our peace. To the helpless, His name is ‘JEHOVAH EBENEZER,’ God our help. etc. Beloved, God is a strong tower; He is sufficient for our protection in times of great dangers. Beloved, let us run to the LORD, HE is our fortified place, our present help in times of trouble; surely, He will save and protect us.
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Never put confidence in man, rather put your confidence in God.
2. When you are in any form of danger, just run to the LORD for safety.
3. Always remember that you are not protected without God, and therefore to seek refuge in Him.
4. No matter how terrified you are, always trust the Lord to help you overcome your fears.
Daily prayer: Everlasting Father, I thank you for a brand new day. I bless your name for being my help in times of trouble. Keep me from evil and protect me from satanic invasions, in Jesus‘ name, amen.
Daily Task: Beloved, whatever situation you find yourself, remember that God can handle every case in your life. So invite Him today and He will deliver you.
Daily Reflection: God is a strong tower, a refuge, and a place of complete safety to all that trust in him. He is a strong fortress to His persecuted, tempted and afflicted followers.
Daily Quote: He who trust in the God of divine protection cannot be devour like a prey by his enemies
Today In History: November 19, 1905 100 people drown in the English Channel as the steamer Hilda sinks.
SAY THIS: Today, I confess with my mouth, that I am save and protected. I cannot be a prey to Satan and his agents. I have been delivered by the blood of Jesus Christ, thank you Lord because I am saved and preserved, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily prophetic Declaration: You will make a difference. Today, I prophesy to you, may God not forsake you in times of troubles. May He make a way for you where there seems to be no way, in Jesus ‘ name.