Sunday, June 10, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : I will call on the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from my enemies 2 Samuel 22: 4
LISTEN : Beloved, do you know prayer works? God answers prayer when we pray in faith. But I am sure that, those who lack faith will argue it because prayer is not working for them. My dear, if you think prayer does not work, it is because you have failed to pray in faith. He who prays without faith will receive nothing from God. The Bible says, ” But he must ask in faith without doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed around by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord.” (James 1:6,7) ). My dear, God rewards faith. Hence, prayer done in faith can never be ignored. God wants us to pray so that we can both receive what we asked for, and what He wants us to know. Many things are hidden from our eyes, and until we pray in faith they cannot be revealed. The Bible says, “Call to me and I will answer you, and will show you great and hidden things, which you do not know.” (Jer 33:3).
Beloved, have you called to Him? Have you prayed in faith? God is our Father therefore, if we have a warm relationship with Him, talking to Him will come naturally to us. Those who know the power of prayer cannot neglect to pray. In the midst of troubles David said, ”I will call on the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from my enemies.” (2 Samuel 22 : 4). He prayed with faith and God saved him from King Saul, the Philistines, his son Absalom and many others. Therefore, like David, let us trust God with our troubles, praise him no matter what; and He will deliver us from our enemies. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Always pray in faith and know that prayer works.
2. Pray and trust God with your problems and worry no more about them.
3. Ask God to reveal what you need to know about your life and destiny.
4. Never give up on prayer, rather pray until you receive.
Daily Prayer : Everlasting Father, I thank you because you answer prayer. Help me to pray in faith until I receive my heart desires, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Reflection : If you think prayer does not work, it is because you have failed to pray in faith.
Daily Quote : “God rewards obedience and answers prayer of faith. Though prayer sometimes may experience delay, but can never be ignored.”
Daily Faith Confession : Today, I confess that God answers prayer. Therefore, I will pray to Him by faith until I receive, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may you grow spiritually. May your prayer life and faith grow and overcome your fears and weaknesses, in Jesus’ name, amen
Biblical Fact : Did you know Seth is the third son of Adam and Eve? (Genesis 4:25).
Today In History : June 10, 1916 Mecca, under control of the Turks, falls to the Arabs during the Great Arab Revolt.
Stunning Fact : Did you know Sir Isaac Newton was 23 when he discovered the law of gravity?
BELOVED, CONCLUDE YOUR DAY WITH THE EVENING MESSAGE BELOW AS YOU RETIRE TO BED TODAY:
TOPIC : TRAINING FOR KINGDOM MISSION
Sunday, June 10, 2018
Bible Verse : And he saith unto them follow me and I will make you fishers of men Matt 4:19
LISTEN : As Jesus Christ begins His earthly ministry immediately He ended his forty days fast in the wilderness. He encountered two brothers at the sea of Galilee, Simon called Peter and Andrew his brother as they were doing their normal fishing business, for they were fishermen. He said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men” (v.19). Beloved, Jesus called them so He could train them in winning souls to the kingdom of God. Upon hearing Him, they left all and followed Him. Jesus transformed them into useful instruments for the kingdom of God. He (Jesus) made them both earthly and heavenly useful. Jesus made their relevance to go beyond this life to eternity. He changed them from fishermen to soul winners; not just soul winners, but determined soul winners who understood that time is too short and sinners must be saved to God. My dear reader, are you a Christian (a believer in Jesus Christ)? As a follower of Jesus Christ, have you won a soul to Him? If not, what are you waiting for? Do you know you are called to spread the gospel of the kingdom of God? Beloved, be serious in the service of God. Do not allow anything to deter you from following Christ and saving souls to Him. Press on! Your reward awaits you at His coming. (Hebrews 6 : 10). Be wise!
PRAYER POINTS :
1. Pray and bless God for His love and protection.
2. Ask God for forgiveness and mercy.
3. Pray God to make you a committed and zealous soul winner.
4. Pray and destroy all satanic plans against you and your family tonight.
It is well with you. May God make you a committed and consistent soul winner. May your labour and service to God not be in vain; and may your sleep tonight be sweet and safe, in Jesus’ name, amen.
God bless you. See you tomorrow.