Sunday, June 17, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Now this is the promise that he himself made to us: eternal life. 1 John 2:25
LISTEN : Eternal life? what a wonderful promise! God promises eternal life to those who believe in Him through His Son Jesus Christ. (John 3:16). Eternal life is a life of bliss that has no end. It goes from eternity to eternity. It is a life free from sorrow, pain, heartbreak, hardship, depression, tears, misery, tragedy, death, sicknesses and diseases, war, famine, poverty. (Revelations 21:4). The list goes on and on. Eternal life is God’s original plan for humanity. Sadly, Satan came in and altered the plan of eternal life when he deceived Adam and Eve to disobey God. Thankfully, God restores everything to us through the death of Jesus Christ. Now, we have hope of eternal life. Eternal life is in Christ Jesus alone ; and only accessible by faith in Him. Beloved, your faith in Christ Jesus is your ticket to the Kingdom of God. If you are empty of faith, you are empty of eternal life. Lack of faith disqualifies you from being part of the Kingdom of God. So, you have to make the decision to be saved if you are not yet saved. To be saved, acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, and live in line with the will of God. Beloved, hurry now for time is running out. Never forget that He who refuses to prepare for eternal life has accepted the torment of eternal judgment. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Acknowledge Jesus Christ today as your Lord and Saviour.
2. Do not delay to accept Jesus Christ because time is running out.
3. Use everyday of your life to prepare for eternity.
4. Be excited about eternal life and live each day as if it is your last in the earth.
Daily Prayer : Dear Lord, thank you for your good and wonderful plans for humanity, even eternal life. Help us to live with eternity in view, amen.
Daily Reflection : Eternal life is in Christ Jesus alone, and only accessible by faith in Him. Hence, to be bankrupt of faith is to be bankrupt of eternal life.
Daily Quote : “He who refuses to prepare for eternal life with God, has accepted the eternal torment of hell with Satan.”
Daily Faith Confession : Today, I confess that God promises eternal life to those who believe in His Son Jesus Christ. Therefore, I will serve Him as long as I live, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may you not miss eternal life. May God help you to make the right decision for eternity, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know the Ten Commandments given by God to Moses in Mount Sinai are written in “two stone tablets?” (Exodus 34:4,28).
Today In History : June 17, 1950 Surgeon Richard Lawler performs the first kidney transplant operation in Chicago.
Stunning Fact : Did you know only 4 out of 20,000 species of bees produce honey?
BELOVED, CONCLUDE YOUR DAY WITH THE EVENING MESSAGE BELOW AS YOU RETIRE TO BED TODAY:
TOPIC : GOD IS IN CONTROL
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Bible Verse : My times are in your hand, deliver me from the hand of my enemies; and from them that persecute me. Psalms 31:15
LISTEN: Fear not, God is in control. No matter the afflictions, torment, trials, persecution, etc., He will deliver you if you can trust in Him. David was under severe afflictions when he penned this psalm. He said, ” My times are in your hand” (Psalms 31:15). Although he was going through series of afflictions from the hands of his enemies – King Saul, the Philistines, etc. He still believes that God is in control of the events of his life. David’s expression in our Bible verse was that, “no danger can happen to him without God’s foresight. “He knows that God sees what is prepared for or meditated against him. He was sure that God will deliver him from his enemies. Beloved, do not be afraid of the wicked who has got some evil plans against you, your life is not in their hands, God is in control of your life. Like David, learn to say, “my life is in the hands of God.” Friend, believe me, if you can trust the LORD you will live in safety. (Romans 8:31). No matter what you are going through right now, the LORD will protect you because your time is in His hands. Be wise!
PRAYER POINTS :
1. Bless God for today no matter what.
2. Ask God for forgiveness, and grace to follow His will.
3. Pray for deliverance and protection from the hands of the enemy.
4. Intercede for the oppressed and afflicted.
5. Pray against spiritual wickedness, and ask God to keep you safe tonight.
Today I prophesy to you, may God deliver you from your enemies and protect you from evil, in Jesus’ name, amen.
God bless you. See you tomorrow.