Monday, March 5, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : For thus says the high and lofty One who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also who is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite. Isaiah 57 : 15
LISTEN : A church was praying for revival, and after a couple of days, the prayer sessions became boring. As they gathered again to pray the following day, after a couple of minutes the pastor paused and ordered his congregation to pause the prayer. In curiosity they all stopped and opened their eyes expecting the pastor to give another prayer point. But tearfully, the pastor asked as he sobbed uncontrollably, ” Are we really prepared for revival? Are we not tired of spiritual dryness, dormancy and stagnation? Are we really hungry for spiritual reawakening? Brethren, are we not tired of this shameful state of ours, with no hunger for God?” As he speaks on, the congregation broke into tears and the atmosphere changed and the glory of God came down in the service. In the same way, we pray for revival without having a heart for it. Every believer needs revival, because with revival we can do much more for God as long as we live. However, this cannot be achieved unless we hunger and continue to hunger for more of Him. Beloved, revival is the way back to our spiritual liveliness. We should express genuine repentance to experience true revival. (Isaiah 57 : 15). Truly, revival will renew our relationship with God. (Luke 15 : 21 – 24 ; Isaiah 55 : 7). When revival happens, love for God will be reawakened, passion for God’s word and His church will come alive (Acts 17 :11 – 12 ; 2 : 44 – 47) ; people will be convicted of sin, and our faith will deepen and our eyes opened to fresh truth. Henceforth, let us ask for, and be desperate for revival when we discover a slack in our relationship with God. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Always hunger for more of God and don’t feel bored with His presence.
2. Pray and seek revival when you sense a disconnect from the Spirit of God.
3. Refuse to be lukewarm, spiritually dry, dormant and stagnant.
4. Once in a while, pause your activities and examine your relationship with God.
Daily Prayer : Almighty God, you are full of power, strength and glory. Help me to experience the power and joy of revival today, in Jesus ‘name, amen.
Daily Task : Beloved, don’t be spiritually dry or dead ; instead, ask for, and be desperate for revival when you discover a slack in your relationship with God.
Daily Reflection : Seek revival, for it will renew your relationship with God; reawaken your love for Him, and give life to your passion for His word and the church.
Daily Quote : “Revival is the way back to our spiritual liveliness; and he who expresses genuine repentance can experience true revival.”
Today In History : March 5, 1928 Hitler‘s National Socialists win the majority vote in Bavaria.
Say This : Today, I confess that I need grace to be strong and active in the things of God. Oh God, revive me today for kingdom exploit, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may God bless you. May He revive you for His work and purpose now and forever, in Jesus’ name.
Stunning Fact : Did you know the longest street in the world is Yonge street in Toronto Canada measuring 1,896 km (1,178 miles)?
(Only For Those who are Yet to Acknowledge Jesus Christ As Lord And Saviour)
Please Say This Prayer:
Almighty God, I thank you for this opportunity. I know I am a sinner, and I cannot help myself. Forgive my sin and accept me as your own. Today, I acknowledge Jesus Christ as my Lord and personal Saviour. The evil I used to do, I will do them no more. Henceforth, I offer myself as instrument of righteousness to you. Thank you because I am born again, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Praise God! You Are Now Born Again
THEN DO THE FOLLOWING THINGS:
> Having been saved, look for a Bible believing church and fellowship with the brethren to sustain your faith.
> Read the Bible and meditate in the word of God on a daily basis.
> Pray daily and dedicate yourself to the LORD’s service.
GOD BLESS YOU