GREAT PEACE

Wednesday, March 21, 2018



Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : Great peace have they which love your law: and nothing shall offend them. Psalms 119 : 165

LISTEN : Peace is priceless and wonderful. Nothing is secured where peace is absent. Prosperity and development thrive in the ‘soil of peace.’ Sadly, peace has become a rare virtue in many families, towns, communities, states and nations of the world today because of wickedness of people. Many are driven by selfishness and greed, as a result, they can do anything to achieve their selfish aims, including instigating crisis and war. They enjoy crisis and war, and forget that loss of peace can result in loss of life. Absence of peace will create insecurity, fear, anxiety, untimely death, stagnation, backwardness, frustration, killing, pain, sorrow and all manner of heartbreaking experiences. However, in a world of evil and wickedness, lovers of God can still find peace. When the world cannot find peace because of troubles, lovers of God can experience abundant peace in the midst of troubles.

Does that sound strange to you My dear? Peace is possible in Christ Jesus. Jesus said to His disciples, “I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In the world you have trouble and suffering, but take courage – I have conquered the world.” (John 16 : 33). The mystery behind the peace of God the believer enjoys in the midst of troubles is based on his relationship with God. He (believer) understands that all power belongs to God and therefore cannot be afraid of anything. He derives comfort and peace from the word of God. As a result, nothing can hurt or offend him. He is not afraid of bad news because his God is in control. Beloved, is your life characterised by crisis and war? Believe God and His word and you will enjoy great peace no matter the circumstance. Be wise!

Having read today’s devotional what is expected of you?
1. Believe the word of God and never doubt or resist it.
2. Grow your faith in God and stop being afraid of bad news because they are always there.
3. No matter what the crisis of your life may be, do not allow them to cripple your faith.
4. Determine to be an ambassador of peace and not of crisis and war.

Daily Prayer : Dear Lord, I thank you because you are the God of peace. Help me to find peace in my heart daily, for I trust in you, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Daily Task : Beloved, is your life characterised by crisis and war? Cheer up! Just believe God and His word and you will enjoy great peace no matter the circumstance.

Daily Reflection : Absence of peace will create insecurity, fear, anxiety, untimely death, stagnation, backwardness, frustration, killing, pain, sorrow and all manner of heartbreaking experiences.

Daily Quote : “Peace is priceless, precious and wonderful. Hence, nothing is secured where peace is absent.”

Today In History : March 21, 1851 Emperor Tu Duc orders that Christian priests be put to death.

Say This : Today, I confess that peace is priceless, precious and wonderful. I will pursue and embrace peace 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 you with peace. May you not fail to pursue peace wherever you go, in Jesus’ name.

Stunning Fact : Did you know rubber bands last longer when kept refrigerated?

ALTAR CALL

(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

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