Friday, May 18, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Genesis 1 : 2
LISTEN : “Darkness” does not survive where light reigns. When God appears, Satan trembles and disappears. (James 2 : 19). When God appears everything falls into place; because the power of God overrides and overturns the verdicts of the devil and his wicked agents. When God decides to show up, emptiness will give way to abundance, and nothingness will give way to existence. When God appears, He brings order to a disorderly condition. Our verse of the day says, “And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” (Genesis 1 : 2). The earth we humans live today was without form and void. What does that mean? It means it was formless and empty. It was completely desolate; and was an expression of confusion and disorder. However, God’s presence overturned everything; for His presence makes crooked paths straight. His words expresses His presence. When His word comes everything changes. The Bible says, “God said, Let there be light, and there was light.” (Genesis 1 : 3). Beloved, is your life shattered? Is your life full of confusion and disorder? Allow the Spirit of God to move in and fix your life; for you can accomplish nothing of eternal importance without God. So, invite Him to bring order into your life today.
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. No matter the confusion and disorder in your life, fix your eyes on God for solutions.
2. Do not rely on your strength, for you can accomplish nothing of eternal importance without God.
3. Pray earnestly and ask God to overturn Satan’s verdict against your life.
4. Do not dwell on your emptiness, rather, labour purposefully for a better tomorrow.
Daily Prayer : Everlasting Father, I thank you for your presence in my life. Help me to receive the touch of your power, and to effectively represent you here on earth, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Task : Beloved, allow the Spirit of God to move in and fix your life; for you can accomplish nothing of eternal importance without God.
Daily Reflection : When God appears, everything falls into place; His power overrides and overturns the verdicts of the devil and his agents.
Daily Quote : “Darkness” does not survive where light reigns; and when God appears, Satan trembles and disappears.”
Daily Faith Confession : Today, I confess that God has ultimate power. When He appears, everything will listen to Him. Therefore, I surrender myself to you Lord, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may God appear to you in your situations. May God give peace and directions to your life, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Today In History : May 18, 1980 After rumbling for two months, Mount Saint Helens, in Washington, erupts 3 times in 24 hours.
Stunning Fact : Did you know a banana contains 75% water?
BELOVED, CONCLUDE YOUR DAY WITH THE EVENING MESSAGE BELOW AS YOU RETIRE TO BED TODAY:
TOPIC : HIDE YOURSELF IN GOD
Friday, May 18, 2018
Verse Of The Day : Preserve me, God, for in you do I take refuge. Psalms 16 : 1
LISTEN : Life will be spent in fear where security is not guaranteed. People tend to live in fear when they do not feel safe; as a result, would do anything possible to protect themselves from harm. (Judges 6 : 2 – 6 , 11). Unfortunately, no matter how much people try to protect themselves in this wicked world, it is practically impossible to escape the many traps of wickedness without God. (Jeremiah 5 : 26 ; Job 14 : 1). This was exactly what David saw when he prayed, “Preserve me, God, for in you do I take refuge.”(Psalms 16 : 1). He prayed God to protect him from evil and wicked people. He did that, by first acknowledging God as his refuge. He knows that God is his protection in time of danger or distress. He believes God will shield him from arrows of Satan and his allies. In a nutshell, David was saying, “I will hide myself in the living God. I will depend on God for protection and none other.” Beloved, who is your refuge? Who do you run to in time of trouble? Where do you hide yourself for protection? Do you know you have no protection without God? Henceforth, fix your eyes on God in times of troubles, and hide yourself in Him. Be wise!
PRAYER POINTS :
1. Thank God for your day and his blessings in your life.
2. Ask Him for forgiveness and mercy.
3. Ask God to protect you from evil and bless you with peace.
4. Pray and reverse every evil judgment passed on you.
5. Thank God for answering your prayer.
PRAYER : Blessed Father, I thank you because you are my hiding place. Keep me from all evils and satanic manipulations, in Jesus’ name, amen.
GOD BLESS YOU. SEE YOU TOMORROW