Monday, May 21, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Because of the oppression of the weak and because of the groaning of the needy, I will now arise,” says the LORD; “I will set him in safety from those who malign him. Psalms 12 : 5
LISTEN : Day and night God sees the miseries and gnashing of teeth of the oppressed. He listens to their day to day groaning and acts of wickedness meted out to them. (Exodus 3 : 7). Though, sometimes it may seem like He is taking too long to intervene, surely, He will eventually intervene. (Luke 18 : 7 , 8). He will certainly break the yoke of oppression in the neck of the oppressed. Beloved, are you oppressed physically, mentally, or spiritually? Have you been unfairly and cruelly treated? Is your heart broken and pierced with sadness or memories of afflictions and oppressions? Are you terrified because of increase of oppression in your life? Do not be afraid; God will deliver you from your oppressors. The Bible says, ” Because of the oppression of the weak and because of the groaning of the needy, I will now arise,” says the LORD; “I will set him in safety from those who malign him.” (Psalms 12 : 5). God is the voice of the voiceless, defender of the vulnerable ; and hope of the hopeless. With Him, no oppressor is too powerful to be subdued. When the oppressed acknowledges and surrenders to God, his or her battle becomes God’s battle. When God arises to defend His own, the oppressor will become the oppressed; and those who intend to cause harm to God’s children will harm themselves instead. Beloved, cheer up! God will surely rise to defend you. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Do not lose hope no matter what, instead, pray fervently to God in all situations.
2. Never forget to commit your problems to God and expect Him to answer.
3. Commit your heartbreak and unfair treatment to God and never rest until He hears you.
4. Believe you are free from oppressions, and begin to think like a victor henceforth.
Daily Prayer : Almighty God, you are God of the afflicted and oppressed. Deliver me from afflictions and oppressions, and make me a conqueror, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Task : Beloved, cheer up! God will surely rise to defend you. Do not surrender to defeat, instead, fight by faith until you overcome.
Daily Reflection : God is the voice of the voiceless, defender of the vulnerable ; and hope of the hopeless.
Daily Quote : “With God, no oppressor is too powerful to be subdued. When God arises to defend His own, the oppressor will become the oppressed.”
Daily Faith Confession : Dear Lord, I have hope in you because you are God of the oppressed. I surrender my oppression and oppressors to you. I know I am delivered from every oppression today, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may God turn your oppression to freedom. May He make your oppressors the oppressed, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Today In History : May 21, 1506 Christopher Columbus dies.
Stunning Fact : Did you know an iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes?
BELOVED, CONCLUDE YOUR DAY WITH THE EVENING MESSAGE BELOW AS YOU RETIRE TO BED TODAY:
TOPIC : ACKNOWLEDGE THE LORD’S GOODNESS
Monday, May 21, 2018
Verse Of The Day : I will sing to the LORD, because he has been good to me. Psalms 13 : 6
LISTEN : God is good, and His mercy endures forever. (Psalms 136 : 1 – 25). He is good to all both young and old. No one can deny His goodness to humanity. He created the sun to give heat (warmth) and lighten the day, the moon to lighten the night. Rain to water our vegetations and to produce food enough to sustain us. He blesses us with many water sources (sea, rivers, streams, springs, swamps, lakes, lagoon, oceans, etc.); above all, He blesses us with life. Beloved, your life today is God’s goodness to you. Never take it for granted, or complain about what you think is not good enough in your life. Learn to acknowledge and appreciate the goodness of God no matter what. If you can praise God for what He has done for you no matter how little, He will do the unimaginable for you. David understands how reasonable it is to reciprocate God’s goodness, and he said, “I will sing to the LORD, because he has been good to me.” (Psalms 13 : 6). Beloved, is God not good to you? If He is, then sing and honour Him for His goodness in your life today. Be wise!
PRAYER POINTS :
1. Pray and bless God for the day ended, and the night ahead.
2. Pray for forgiveness and restoration of your life.
3. Ask God to protect you from every evil tonight, and give you dreams that will open your eyes to His will.
4. Pray and cancel all satanic plans against your life tonight.
Almighty God, I acknowledge your goodness to me. Therefore, I will appreciate, serve and worship you as long as I live, in Jesus’ name, amen.
God bless you. See you tomorrow.