Sunday, May 20, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined. Isaiah 9 : 2
LISTEN : The gospel of Christ is the message of truth, and truth is key to freedom. The Bible says, “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8 : 32). However, truth can not be known until it is revealed. That is what Jesus Christ comes to do. To reveal the truth to us through the gospel of the kingdom of God. Jesus is the light of the world that comes from above to lighten our paths. (John 1 : 4 , 5). He comes to open our eyes to the will of God and to save us from the power of sin and Satan. Prophet Isaiah prophesied of His (Jesus’) works of salvation and transformation that will take place in the lives of those who will accept His gospel. Isaiah said, “The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them has the light shined.” (Isaiah 9 : 2). Beloved, the gospel of Jesus Christ brings light and life. It gives insights and directions to those who are spiritually blind and led astray. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the only light that can expose the devil and his evil works in the world. He who obeys the gospel cannot walk in darkness. But he who rejects the gospel of Jesus (the kingdom of God) will walk in darkness and end up in hell. Beloved, if you have not accepted Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord of your life, do it today. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Make Jesus Christ your Lord and Saviour today.
2. Tell others that Jesus Christ saves even the worst of sinners.
3. Read and study the word of God daily to discover truth and mysteries for yourself.
4. Walk in the revelations of the gospel and pray for God to touch people around the world.
Daily Prayer : Heavenly Father, I thank you for your son Jesus Christ who came to earth with the gospel of light, and to die for me. Help me to accept Him as the Saviour and Lord of my life, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Task : Beloved, do you know you will face God in eternity? So, if you have not accepted Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord of your life, do it today.
Daily Reflection: The gospel of Jesus Christ is the only light that can expose the devil and his evil works in the world. He who obeys the gospel cannot walk in darkness.
Daily Quote : “The gospel of Christ is the message of truth, and truth is key to freedom; but where the gospel is rejected, ignorance and destruction will reign.”
Daily Faith Confession : Today, I confess that Jesus Christ is the Son of the living God. He died to save me from sin and eternal death. Therefore, I will serve and worship 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 Jesus Christ reign as King, Lord and Saviour in your life, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Today In History : May 20, 1775 North Carolina becomes the first colony to declare its independence.
Stunning Fact : Did you know there are no rivers in Saudi Arabia?
BELOVED, CONCLUDE YOUR DAY WITH THE EVENING MESSAGE BELOW AS YOU RETIRE TO BED TODAY:
Sunday, May 20, 2018
TOPIC : GROW IN INTEGRITY
Verse Of The Day : The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the unfaithful destroys them. Proverbs 11 : 3
LISTEN : Integrity is one of the major problems the world is facing today. A lot of things have gone wrong because, integrity has been relegated to the background. Many believe that the world systems do not support integrity; but as Christians we should live with integrity. What then is integrity? In the Old Testament, integrity means “the condition of being without blemish, completeness, sincerity, uprightness and wholeness.” In the New Testament, it means “honesty and keeping with a pattern of good works.” This is what children of God stand for. We should live like our Master Jesus Christ. Jesus is the perfect example of a man of integrity. Satan tempted Him repeatedly to break His integrity and corrupt Him, yet, He never sinned (Hebrews 4:15). Jesus is the only one who lived a perfect life, and always showing a pattern of good works. We (Christians) are called to be like Jesus. We should bear fruits of repentance and stop living like people of the world. (Luke 3 : 7 – 14). In Jesus, we are new creations and can be considered perfect before God because of what He has done for us. (2 Corinthians 5:17, 21) . No doubt, living with integrity in a corrupt world is challenging, yet, we should be those who cannot be twisted or compromised because we serve a holy God. Henceforth, let us line up our lives with our belief in God as we follow Him daily with integrity. Be wise!
PRAYER POINTS :
1. Thank the Lord for your day and the gift of life.
2. Pray for His forgiveness and mercy on your life.
3. Pray against following evil practices in the world; and ask the Lord to preserve you.
4. Ask for a good night sleep, and cancel Satan’s agenda over your life.
Precious Father, I thank you for your words to me tonight. Help me to live with integrity no matter what, in Jesus’ name, amen.
God bless you. See you tomorrow.