Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt. There is no peace, says my God, to the wicked. Isaiah 57 : 20 – 21
LISTEN : Life will become a nightmare when wickedness is cherished and revered. Calm and peace of mind will be lost when wickedness is enthroned. (v21). Truly, evil in the heart of a man will ruin the privilege of enjoying the peace of God. There is no peace for the wicked. The wicked are like the ocean which can never be still. No doubt, whether you are watching the ocean from the beach or a boat, you expect to see waves on the horizon with the potential to travel across an entire ocean basin. Most of these waves are hazardous, like a hurricane, tornado, tsunamis, etc. Their waves rise, rage, and tumble about, and beat against the shore and sand, threatening to pass the bounds fixed for them. Like the ocean, the minds of wicked men are unable and restless through the terrors of conscience for their sins; and the malice and envy towards the prosperity of the righteous in Christ Jesus. The wicked are not in tune with God ; hence, God’s judgment is upon them because of their despicable life. (Isaiah 3 :11 ; Romans 6 : 23). Besides, their lives amount to nothing, because they have nothing good in them but the mire and dirt of sin. Beloved, there is no peace to the wicked. However, there is a great opportunity for restoration. God is willing to forgive if the wicked is willing to return. The moment the wicked returns to God, the ban on peace over his life will be lifted. Beloved, search yourself and make a U-turn today and God will forgive you. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Examine yourself and repent of any know sin and the Lord will forgive you.
2. Determine to be in tune with God and live each day to the glory of God.
3. Watch your thoughts and actions and stay away from evil.
4. Repent and return to God for forgiveness and restoration.
Daily Prayer : Most holy God, I thank you because you are holy and righteous. Help me to live a holy and righteous life through Jesus Christ our lord, amen.
Daily Task : Beloved, search yourself daily and rid yourself of evil tendencies and consequences, and make a U-turn to God for forgiveness.
Daily Reflection : God is willing to forgive if the wicked is willing to return. The moment the wicked returns to God, the ban on peace over his life will be lifted.
DAILY Quote : “Watch your thoughts and actions and you will not worry about violation of your good Conscience.”
Today In History : March 7, 1951 U.N. forces in Korea under General Matthew Ridgeway launch Operation Ripper, an offensive to straighten out the U.N. front lines against the Chinese.
Say This : Today, I acknowledge and confess that wickedness comes with severe consequences. Therefore, I will say no to evil as long as I live, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may God turn around your life for good. May you not cease to reject every invitation to do evil, in Jesus’ name.
Stunning Fact : Did you know the Moons diameter is 3,476km?
(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