Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : He sent darkness, and made it dark; and they rebelled not against his word. Psalms 105:28
LISTEN : Everything listens to God. Nothing is too powerful to flout His orders and go unpunished. When God seems to ignore humans’ abominable acts and wickedness, it is because He wants people to acknowledge their sins and come to repentance. When the Egyptians enslaved the Israelites (God’s people) for a very long time, God ordered the king (Pharaoh) to let Israel go, but he would not listen until God sent the plagues to invade the land of Egypt. (see Exodus chapters 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12). God’s wrath was so severe on them and the Bible says, “He made it dark; they did not disobey his orders. He turned their water into blood, and killed their fish. Their land was overrun by frogs, which even got into the rooms of their kings. He ordered flies to come… He sent hail along with the rain… He ordered locusts to come, innumerable grasshoppers.
They ate all the vegetation in their land, and devoured the crops of their fields. He struck down all the firstborn in their land. He brought his people out enriched with silver and gold. Egypt was happy when they left, for they were afraid of them.” (Psalms 105 : 28 – 38). Oh, what a mighty God! Beloved, I may not know what you are going through, but I know that God will fight for you if you can surrender to Him. Your enemies will be glad and desperate to let you go, because the wrath of God will not allow them to keep you any longer. Beloved, do not be afraid of troubles around you, just cry to God and put your trust in Him. Be strong and remember that everything listens to God. I assure you, your case will listen to Him. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Do not be afraid of enemies, rather, be afraid of God and surrender your worries to Him.
2. Be humble and faithful to God and He will humble your enemies.
3. Do not allow anyone or anything to stop your faith, instead, stop every opposition by your faith.
4. Do not lose hope when you suffer afflictions or oppression ; rather, pray fervently for divine intervention.
Daily Prayer : Dear Lord, I thank you because everything listens to you. I commit my worries to you, help me to overcome all, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Task : Beloved, do not be afraid, rather be strong and courageous because everything listens to God. Call on Him and He will intervene.
Daily Reflection : Everything listens to God. Nothing is too powerful to flout His orders and go unpunished.
Daily Quote : “When God ignores humans’ abominable acts and wickedness, it is because He wants them to acknowledge their sins and come to repentance.”
Daily Faith Confession : Today, I acknowledge and therefore confess that everything listens to God. Henceforth, I will speak to my situations in His name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, as you surrender to God, may your enemies surrender at your feet. It is well with you, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Today In History : June 6, 1985 The body of Nazi war criminal Dr. Josef Mengele is located and exhumed near Sao Paolo, Brazil.
Stunning Fact : Did you know your brain uses 25% of all the oxygen in your breathe?
BELOVED, CONCLUDE YOUR DAY WITH THE EVENING MESSAGE BELOW AS YOU RETIRE TO BED TODAY:
TOPIC : BE CAREFUL HOW YOU LIVE
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Bible Verse : Therefore be very careful how you live – not as unwise but as wise, taking advantage of every opportunity, because the days are evil. For this reason do not be foolish, but be wise by understanding what the Lord’s will is. Ephesians 5:15-17
LISTEN : We are living in a wicked world, as a result, God wants us to live with wisdom. Without wisdom life will be miserable and tragedic. Wisdom (the ability to apply relevant knowledge in an insightful way, or know and apply spiritual truth) is important to living wisely in a wicked world. The bible states categorically that, “Wisdom is the principal thing” (Proverbs 4:7). ; hence, no right thinking person can afford to live without wisdom. In Apostle Paul’s epistle to the Ephesians, he admonished them to live wisely and not foolishly in this ungodly generation. In the same way, we are to be very careful how we live, not as unwise but as wise people, taking advantage of every opportunity, knowing that the days are evil. We should live wisely by understanding what the will of God is in every situation. Beloved, “the present times” are dangerous, full of trouble and temptations, and only those who are watchful and diligent can escape it. (Romans 13:11). Finding the will of God in a time like this is what guarantees security, success and deliverance. My dear, God wants you to live in a way that His will, will not be difficult for you to follow. Beloved, be careful how you live. Use your time well, it is the greatest asset you need to have a blissful eternal future. (2 Corinthians 6:2). Be wise!
PRAYER POINTS :
1. Pray and bless God for His love and the gift of life.
2. Ask for forgiveness and mercy.
3. Pray God to give you a heart of wisdom, grace to shun sin, obey and seek after God.
4. Pray and destroy Satan’s plot against you, your family and your nation.
5. Ask God to grant you a good night rest and sleep.
Today I prophesy to you, may God give you grace to live wisely no matter what, in Jesus’ name, amen.
God bless you. See you tomorrow.