Friday, March 16, 2018

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : God made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that in him we would become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5 : 21

LISTEN : Death is the greatest tragedy of humanity. It has been a threat to human existence. It is the major source of human misery, pain and sorrow. When it strikes, It leaves its victims helpless and the living mourning and heartbroken. No tribe, race or people in human history have not tasted the bitter pills and venom of death. The great and small, poor and rich, strong and weak ; young and old, whites and blacks alike, have been stung by death at one point or the other. However, the death of Jesus Christ restored hope to mankind. Though, Jesus’s experience on the cross was not palatable, but that was the only appeasement and atonement for sin God can truly honour. It was necessary for Him to die for us to be forgiven, redeemed and saved. Beloved, it is really surprising, yet thrilling, that the sinless Son of God should die for sinful man. He died to save even the vilest and worst of sinners. Amazingly, His death pleased the LORD. What a privilege to have the sinless Son of God take our place on the cross! He knows no sin, yet He died for our sake to redeem and restore us back to God. Therefore, I am happy to inform you that no sinner is too sinful and defiled to be saved. All depends on you. You can seize or miss the opportunity to be saved today. (Luke 23 : 39 – 41 ; 2 Corinthians 6: 2). God’s arms are wide spread to welcome anyone who is willing to come back home. Perhaps you have made peace with God and therefore think you no longer need this; however, you can help others embrace Jesus Christ today. Be wise!

Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Accept Jesus Christ today as your Lord and Saviour without delay.
2. Confess every known sin to God and forsake them as quickly as possible.
3. Exercise faith in God henceforth and give yourself away to His service.
4. Do not miss the opportunity to be saved today, rather seize it now.

Daily Prayer : Heavenly Father, I thank you for your mercy, love and kindness towards me. I know that Jesus died for me, therefore, help me to embrace and serve Him for the rest of my life, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Daily Task : Beloved, if you have made peace with God and think you no longer need salvation, you can help others embrace Jesus Christ today and be saved.

Daily Reflection : You can seize or miss the opportunity to be saved by your own choice. Jesus Christ is the right choice.

Daily Quote : “No sinner is too sinful and defiled to be saved, if the opportunity to be saved is grabbed with utmost urgency.”

Today In History : March 16, 1190 The Crusades begin the massacre of Jews in York, England.

Say This : Today, I confess that God gave up His Son Jesus Christ for my sake. Therefore, I am saved and redeemed from the bondage of sin and Satan. Henceforth, I will serve and worship Him as long as I live, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.

Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may God bless and make known to you His will. May you not fall or faint on the way to your God – given destiny, in Jesus’ name.

Stunning Fact : Did you know roosters cannot crow if they cannot fully extend their necks?


(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

> 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.