Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against you shall fall for your sake. Isaiah 54 : 15
LISTEN : God promises to defeat our “enemies” when we obey His words. (Exodus 23 : 22 ; Isaiah 45 : 2). Satan is our archenemy. He is the one who recruits myriad of demons and all manner of enemies against us. He is the accuser of believers. (Revelations 12 : 10). His mission is to kill, steal and destroy; but thankfully, we are conquerors because, we know our rights and privileges in Christ Jesus. We understand the authority we have in Christ Jesus. Through Him (Jesus), God has elevated us to an enviable position. He (God) has made us too tough for the enemy. When we follow His will, our enemies will be naturally subdued because, He will not give us up to the wishes of our enemies, but carry us safely in “His wings.” (Psalms 91 : 4). Our verse of the day is about the glory of Israel, their reconciliation to God, and God’s promise of protection to them. Having restored them to fellowship with Him after years of separation and enemies’ rule over them, He (God) promises to defend them all the way.
Beloved, this promise of divine protection and deliverance is not limited to the Israelites, but extends to all of God’s people around the world. Our verse of the day says, ” Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against you shall fall for your sake. (Isaiah 54 : 15). No doubt, there are enemies from within and without. They fight you without a cause, but God promises to defend you. They may go on with their evil plans, but they cannot succeed because God is involved. When God is on your side, He will bring the plan of your enemies against you to nought. However, you must not give any chance to the devil. Our spiritual fight is not only against wickedness of men, but wicked spirits too. Therefore, as a servant of God, I command every arrow against your life; every evil altar against you, every ancestral and generational curses following you, and evil seeds planted against you and yours to be destroyed today, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Do not be afraid of enemies’ threat, rather, put your faith in the power of God.
2. Be persistent in prayer and never give up no matter what.
3. Do not be bothered about evil plans of the enemy, rather, rejoice for God is with you.
4 Never forget your authority in Christ Jesus, rather, fight the enemy with it.
Daily Prayer : Heavenly Father, I thank you because you are with me. I know enemies will surely gather together, but because their gathering is not of you, they shall surely scatter for my sake, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.
Daily Task : Beloved, you must not give any chance to the devil, for our spiritual warfare is not only against wicked spirits but, wickedness of men too.
Daily Reflection : When we follow God’s will, our enemies will be naturally subdued; for God will not give us up to the wishes of our enemies, but carry us safely in “His wings.
Daily Quote : ” When you fall before God in humility and honour, enemies will fall before you in defeat.”
Today In History : May 1, 1937 President Franklin Roosevelt signs an act of neutrality, keeping the United States out of World War II.
Say This : Today, I acknowledged that God will fight my enemies when I walk with Him in obedience. Henceforth, I will walk with Him in obedience and humility, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may God scatter what is prepared against you, and lift you up above your enemies, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Stunning Fact : Did you know paper originated from China?
(Only For Those who are Yet to Acknowledge Jesus Christ As Lord And Saviour)
Please Say This Prayer:
Blessed Father, I thank you for this opportunity. I know I am a sinner, and I cannot save 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