Friday, June 15, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : We are of God. He who knows God listens to us. He who is not of God does not listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. 1 John 4:6
LISTEN : Truth is the cure for falsehood. It is the key to freedom. It saves and gives directions to life. Truth opens our eyes to the will of God. Jesus Christ is the Truth. He came to do the will of God. Truth is associated with God and falsehood is associated with Satan. To embrace truth is to embrace God; and to embrace God is to experience freedom from sin, sorrow and Satan. The Bible says, “You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” (John 8:32). Beloved, acknowledging Jesus Christ as one from God brings spiritual freedom, understanding and insight. Sadly, not everyone believes the testimony of Jesus Christ concerning Himself. They have rejected Him and the messengers of His gospel. Those who reject Jesus Christ and His message through us does not belong to God, as a result, cannot listen to us. They are possessed with the spirit of error (falsehood), and they belong to Satan the father of lies; that is why they cannot listen to the gospel of the kingdom of God. (John 8:44). Beloved, are you of God? Have you received the spirit of truth? If not, do that today. Never forget that the spirit of truth will lead to eternal life; but the spirit of error will lead to hell. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Open your eyes to the tricks of the devil and resist it always.
2. Study the word of God to know the truth and be free.
3. Receive Jesus Christ into your life and tell others about Him.
4. Embrace the gospel of the kingdom of God and spread it around the world.
Daily Prayer : Dear Lord, I thank you today for your word. Save me from error and help me to always obey your word, because your word is truth, amen.
Daily Reflection : What you follow will lead you to a destination. The spirit of truth will lead to eternal life; but the spirit of error will lead to hell.
Daily Quote : “Truth is the cure for falsehood; the key to freedom, the light that shines in the path of darkness, and the force that opens our eyes to the will of God.”
Daily Faith Confession : Today, I confess that there are spirits of truth and error. The spirit of truth belongs to God, while the spirit of error belongs to Satan. I will follow the truth and be free, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may God save you from the spirit of error. May you obey the truth and be saved. It is well with you, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know Pharaoh names Joseph the son of Jacob, “Zaphnathpaaneah?” (Genesis 41:45).
Today In History : June 15, 1877 Henry O. Flipper becomes the first African American to graduate from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Stunning Fact : Did you know honey enters your blood stream within 20 minutes of being eaten?
BELOVED, CONCLUDE YOUR DAY WITH THE EVENING MESSAGE BELOW AS YOU RETIRE TO BED TODAY:
TOPIC : LEAVE YOUR BATTLES TO GOD
Friday, June 15, 2018
Bible Verse : The LORD shall fight for you, and you shall hold your peace. Exodus 14:14
LISTEN: Life is full of endless battles. Most times we are empty of strength to handle them. We often faint and fall in the midst of these battles because our strength cannot handle them as we should. Obviously, there are things you cannot overcome without divine help. Humans are limited in many ways therefore, we need the help of God to be able to overcome these battles. When we invite God to fight our battles, He will certainly frustrate, humiliate and dislodge the devil. The Bible says, “The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name”. (Exodus 15:3). When Pharaoh of Egypt decided to torture the Israelites and to keep them beyond God’s plan for their lives. God moved into action and eventually delivered them because He is a man of war. At the Red Sea when they (Israelites) were confused and afraid of the Egyptians who were relentlessly pursuing to recapture them; Moses spoke to them by the command of God and said, ”The LORD shall fight for you, and you shall hold your peace”. (Exodus 14:14). Beloved, I have a good news for you. The LORD will fight for you this season, and you will watch Him in amazement as He delivers you in Jesus‘ name. Henceforth, do not fight alone, rather invite God and your victory is sure. Be wise!
PRAYER POINTS :
1. Glorify God for today no matter what.
2. Ask God for forgiveness, and grace to be committed to Him.
3. Pray God for divine help in your battles today.
4. Intercede for the traumatised, afflicted and oppressed around the world.
5. Pray against all sorts of evil designed against you, and ask God to keep you safe.
May God fight your battles for you. May He keep you from shame and defeat, in Jesus’ name, amen.
God bless you. See you tomorrow.