Thursday, April 5, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Behold, I come quickly. My reward is with me, to repay to each man according to his work. Revelations 22 : 12
LISTEN : God cannot be mocked, He will reward everyone of us according to our own works. (Galatians 6 : 7). He knows what we do on a daily basis. He is aware of every good and evil work done around the world. He is aware of all acts of love, kindness, generosity, hospitality and mercy shown to others by you, as much as He knows all acts of hate, cruelty, cold-heartedness, inhospitableness and crime against others. He knows your contributions to His kingdom projects, dreams and visions here on earth, as much as He knows your indifference towards it. Whatever we do, our individual rewards await us. In His revelations to Apostle John, Jesus Christ promises to come back the second time to the world to reward His faithful servants for their service, patience and labour for His name, and to punish sinners and unfaithful people for their wickedness and indifference towards Him. Our verse of the day says, ” Behold, I come quickly. My reward is with me, to repay to each man according to his work.” (Revelations 22 : 12).
This means that no faithful labour and service to God will be omitted when Jesus Christ returns to the earth to reward; and no act of evil will be too small to be punished. Beloved, press on in your service to God. The Bible says,” For God is not unrighteous, so as to forget your work and the love which you showed toward his name, in that you served the saints, and still do serve them.” (Hebrews 6 : 10). Friend, never give up on your service to Him and His name, because your reward outweighs your earthly labour.
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Determine to render faithful service and labour to God and His name.
2. Do not give up on your service to God, instead, be patient, strong and courageous.
3. Determine to give your best to God for your labour will not be forgotten.
4. Eschew evil at all cost and be free from eternal punishment.
Daily Prayer : Faithful Father, I thank you because you are dependable. I know that my labour and service to you are not in vain. Therefore, I will serve and continue to serve you as long as I live, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.
Daily Task : Beloved, never give up on your service to God and His name, because your reward outweighs your earthly labour.
Daily Reflection : Whatever we do, our individual rewards await us now or later.
Daily Quote : “No faithful labour and service to God will be too small for a reward; and no act of evil will be too small to be punished when Jesus Christ shall come.”
Today In History : April 5, 1792 George Washington casts the first presidential veto.
Say This : Today, I confess that God is faithful and cannot forget, but reward our labour and service to Him. Therefore, I will serve and continue to serve 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 you. May the Lord reward your labour and service to Him as you serve and continue to serve Him, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.
Stunning Fact : Did you know elephants are the only mammal that cannot jump?
(Only For Those who are Yet to Acknowledge Jesus Christ As Lord And Saviour)
Please Say This Prayer:
Everlasting 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