Friday, March 30, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : He who overcomes, I will give him these things. I will be his God, and he will be my son. Revelations 21 : 7
LISTEN : Eternal life will not be given to people by sympathy, but by a fight of faith. One must overcome to be able to receive it. An overcomer is produced by battle or contest. Without contest, the victor cannot emerge. The contest (battle) in this regard is the fight of faith. The fight to preserve what you believe in Christ Jesus. The fight to sustain what Jesus died for. He is the author and finisher of our faith. Therefore, for us to reach the end of our life and Christian journey successfully, our eyes must be fixed on Him. (Hebrews 12: 2). Today, the Christian community is commemorating His (Jesus) sacrificial and atoning death on the cross. It is a moment of sober reflection. A moment to acknowledge our sin and be reconciled to God. Christ Jesus died to save and bless those who believe in Him. He overcame sin and death, and has given us an example to follow.
If we suffer with Him by saying no to sin (the desires of the flesh), we shall also escape eternal death and reign with Him in the end. Beloved, you must ‘fight’ to overcome, for that is the only way to be happy when your life here is ended (2 Timothy 4 : 7). Jesus says, ” He who overcomes, I will give him these things. I will be his God, and he will be my son. (Revelations 21 : 7) What does Jesus promises to give he who overcomes? He promises to give an endless bliss in the new world. The Bible says, And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” (Revelations 21 : 4). Friend, Jesus died to free you from endless woes caused by sin and Satan. Beloved, don’t you want to be free, saved and blessed? Please accept Jesus Christ today and delay no more. Fight to overcome and you will receive the crown of life. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Receive Jesus Christ into your life and be saved from God’s wrath.
2. Resist the devil and fight the fight of faith till the end of your life.
3. Acknowledge your sin today and be reconciled to God without delay.
4. Have a sober reflection on the death of Jesus Christ on the cross and be reconciled to God.
Daily Prayer : Almighty God, all powers in heaven, earth and beneath the earth belongs to you. Your faithfulness is forever. Therefore, I will follow you for the rest of my life, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.
Daily Task : Beloved, Jesus died to free you from endless woes caused by sin and Satan. So, accept Him today and delay no more. Fight to overcome disobedience and you will receive the crown of life.
Daily Reflection: Fight the ‘fight of faith’ to overcome, for that is the only way to be happy when your life here is ended.
Daily Quote : “No matter how pathetic people’s stories may appear, eternal life cannot be given by way of sympathy, but by a fight of faith” .
Today In History : March 30, 1957 Tunisia and Morocco sign a friendship treaty in Rabat.
Say This : Today, I confess that Jesus Christ is the Son of the living God. He died to save and bless me. Therefore, I will not take His death for granted, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, as you live daily, may God lead you through the path of righteousness and eternal life, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Stunning Fact : Did you know more people die from falling coconuts than from shark attacks?
(Only For Those who are Yet to Acknowledge Jesus Christ As Lord And Saviour)
Please Say This Prayer:
Precious Father, 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