Thursday, May 10, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : But just as it is written, “Things that no eye has seen, or ear heard, or mind imagined, are the things God has prepared for those who love him.” God has revealed these to us by the Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. 1 Corinthians 2 : 9 , 10
LISTEN : Many will not want to die because of the influences and affluences they command. They have enjoyed enormous wealth and fame, as a result, they wish that life never ends. They want to live on, because they are used to good things of this life. They are greatly attached to this life because they do not have the revelation of “a better life” in the world to come. (Revelations 21 : 3 – 7). Thankfully, God by His Spirit has revealed this wonderful plan to us who love Him. The Bible says, ” But just as it is written, ‘Things that no eye has seen, or ear heard, or mind imagined, are the things God has prepared for those who love him.’ God has revealed these to us by the Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.” (1 Corinthians 2 : 9 , 10). Beloved, until you catch this revelation you will live in darkness, and ultimately, eternal damnation.
This is one revelation that makes the difference – the revelation that God has prepared a better place for those who love Him. A place free from worldly struggles and troubles. Beloved, do you not want to be there? If you do, I want you to know that he who wants to enjoy what God has kept for those who love Him must love God above all else. Our lives here will soon be over, hence, we need a better life in eternity. Friend, are you prepared to receive Jesus Christ at His coming? Do you have an unbroken relationship with the Spirit of God today? If not, what are you waiting for? Delay is not only dangerous but regrettable. The more you delay to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, the more narrow your chances of getting saved. (2 Corinthians 6 : 2). Beloved, yield yourself to the Spirit of God and He will open your eyes to the will and purpose of God for your life. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Do not delay to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour today.
2. Do not be deceived by the pleasures of this world, rather focus on the ones to come.
3. Pray to catch the revelation of the new world, the Tabernacle of God with us.
4. Establish an unbroken relationship with the Spirit of God and yield yourself to Him.
Daily Prayer : Blessed Father, I thank you for opening my eyes to see, and my heart to understand what you have kept for those who love you. Help me to abide in your words, as long as I live, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Task : Beloved, yield yourself to the Spirit of God and He will open your eyes to the will and purpose of God for your life.
Daily Reflection : He who wants to enjoy what God has kept for those who love Him must love God at the expense of this life.
Daily Quote : “The delay to accept Jesus Christ is not only dangerous but regrettable. The more the delay, the more narrow the chances of getting saved.”
Daily Faith Confession : Today, I acknowledged that God has prepared a better place for those who love Him. Therefore, I will prepare myself in righteousness to meet Him when He comes the second time, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may God open your eyes to see, and your heart to understand what He has kept for those who love Him. May He cause you to abide in His words, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Today In History : May 10, 1960 The USS Nautilus completes the first circumnavigation of the globe underwater.
Stunning Fact : Did you know Britain was the first country to use postage stamps?
BELOVED, CONCLUDE YOUR DAY WITH THE EVENING MESSAGE BELOW AS YOU RETIRE TO BED TODAY :
TOPIC : GOD HAS A GOOD PLAN FOR YOU
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Verse Of The Day: For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jeremiah 29 : 11
LISTEN : Do you know God’s plan for you is of good and not of evil? You may ask, “If God has a good plan for me, why am I still going through trials, pain, disappointment, heartbreak, hardship, sorrow, tribulations, crisis, rejection, persecution, and countless problems as it is today? Does He not feel my pain? Beloved, God does feel your pain. In the midst of troubles it is hard to believe that God has good plans for you. However, if you allow His Spirit into your life, you will understand better. The Israelites were in captivity in Babylon when this message of God’s goodness came through Prophet Jeremiah to them. It looks impossible and unrealistic to them because they were in captivity, yet, at the appointed time God fulfilled His good plans as promised. Beloved, learn to trust God always, and His good plans will be fulfilled in your life.
PRAYER POINTS :
1. Thank God for life and the day ended.
2. Confess your sin to God and ask for forgiveness.
3. Ask God for grace to trust Him even when it is difficult to trust Him.
4 Pray for a good night rest and divine revelations.
5 Pray and cancel every nightmare that is designed to frighten you tonight.
PRAYER : Everlasting Father, I thank you because you are good; and your plan for me is of good and not of evil. Therefore, I rest on your promises as I go to sleep tonight, in Jesus’ name, amen.
God bless you. See you tomorrow.