Saturday, March 10, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of self-control. 2 Timothy 1 : 7
LISTEN : What a wonderful combination we have in today’s bible verse; power, love and self-control (sound mind)! These three are given to equip us for battle against Satan’s Deception, enticement, temptation, anxiety, depression and ultimately, fear. God has put His Spirit within us, hence, when you have His Spirit you cannot be afraid no matter what. (Psalms 27 : 1 ; 1 John 4 : 4 ). His Spirit enables us to be powerful and willing to work for Him, and helps us to love others and to control what we say and do. When we work powerfully for God, love others sincerely and unconditionally, and control what we say or do, fear will have no place in our lives because we can confidently hold our heads high, knowing that all things are possible to God. Fear can only reign where self – control is undermined, love is neglected and God’s power is rejected. The power to overcome fear is given to those who have received Jesus Christ into their lives. (John 1 : 12). What a privilege to be delivered from spirit of fear! Fear is a terrible thing. This kind of fear is not fear for God which is reverential and full of awe, but fear of uncertainty, fear of circumstances, guilt – induced fear, and anything that causes people to worry and doubt God’s ability to fix their problems. Beloved, is your life been wrecked by fear? Have you lost the control of your life? Are you depressed and fainthearted? Not to worry! Just believe and act on God’s word. Remember, God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of self-control. Henceforth, rise to confront Satan and His demonic activities in your life today. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Do not succumb to fear, instead, surrender to God through faith in Christ Jesus.
2. Embrace the power of God, love for others and self – control.
3. Break the chain of fear over your life by confronting it with God’s words.
4 Be strong and courageous in all circumstances, knowing that God will intervene.
Daily Prayer : Almighty God, you are loving and full of power, strength and glory. Fill me with your power to live in love, self-control and divine authority, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.
Daily Task : Beloved, is your life been wrecked by fear? Have you lost the control of your life? Are you depressed and fainthearted? Believe and act on God’s word.
Daily Reflection : When we work powerfully for God, love others sincerely and unconditionally, and control what we say or do, fear will lose its hold in our lives.
Daily Quote : “Fear can only reign where self – control is undermined; Love for others is neglected, and God’s power is rejected.”
Today In History : March 10, 515 BC The building of the great Jewish temple in Jerusalem is completed.
Say This : Today, I confess that I have received from God the spirit of power, love and sound mind. Therefore, I am an overcomer through Jesus Christ my Lord, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, you are more than a conqueror. Henceforth, may you not be overwhelmed by spirit of fear, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.
Stunning Fact : Did you know the $ sign was introduced in 1788?
(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