Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Author: Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day: For the word of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us who are saved it is the power of God. 1 Corinthians 1:18
LISTEN: Are you saved? Do you know you are lost without Jesus Christ. People are saved or lost by their own choices. Yes, anyone who does not make the choice to be saved will forever be lost. To be lost is to live in sin, and refusing to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. It is to reject and despise the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ on the cross: to remain an enemy of God and be condemned forever. Beloved, we all have equal opportunity to be saved through Jesus by faith. Therefore, to continue to reject Him and His gospel is to choose to perish forever. The gospel has power to bring you back to God and give you a future. Sadly, a lot of people are still spiritually blind. Satan has turned them away from God. This is why our Bible verse of the day says ” For the word of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us who are saved it is the power of God.” (1Corinthians 1:18). My dear, do you take the gospel of Jesus Christ as foolishness? Do you think, sinners and all who rejected and despised the gospel will not be punished? Beloved, accept the gospel of Christ Jesus today. Hurry now for time is running out! The more time you waste the closer you are to hell. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Never reject the gospel of Jesus Christ, rather, accept and proclaim it.
2. Accept Jesus Christ today as your Lord and Saviour, and redeem the time.
3. Put your faith in Christ and be saved from eternal destruction.
4. No matter what, never follow the crowd to reject the gospel, instead, tell it to them.
Daily Prayer: Dear Lord, you are the way, the truth and life; he who follows you cannot walk in darkness. Therefore, help me to accept the gospel and escape eternal destruction, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Reflection: The clock is ticking and time to be saved is counting down. Hence, the more time you waste the closer you are to hell.
Daily Quote: “When the gospel of Christ Jesus is accepted eternal life is embraced; but when it is rejected destruction is triggered.”
Daily Faith Confession : Today, I confess that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and life; therefore, through faith, I will follow Him and accept His words as long as I live, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration: You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, as you accept and honour Jesus Christ as the way, the truth and life, may God grant you your heart desires, in Jesus’ name.
Biblical Fact : Did you know Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, dies when he is hundred and ten years old? (Judges 2:8).
Today In History : June 3, 1962 Jackie Robinson becomes the first African American to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Stunning Fact: Did you know worker ants may live for 7 years and the queen up to 15?
BELOVED, CONCLUDE YOUR DAY WITH THE EVENING MESSAGE BELOW AS YOU RETIRE TO BED TODAY:
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
TOPIC: FEAR AND HONOUR GOD
Bible Verse : And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding. Job 28 : 28
LISTEN : God loves us and wants us to love Him in return; and there is no better way to appreciate Him than to fear, obey, worship and honour Him. Sadly, people tend to fear men than God. The fear of God is fast disappearing from the hearts of men today. Beloved, where is the fear of God in your heart? If God is your creator, where is His honour? God’s problem with the Israelites was their lack of fear and honour for Him. They were ready to fear men, than fear God. Beloved, do you know that human wisdom is measured by the fear of God? (Job 29:29 ; Pro 9:10). Anyone who lacks the fear of God is empty of real life. Beloved, always examine your fear for God. How much fear and love do you have for God? Are you putting His interest above yours? Or yours above His? Joseph, though, a slave boy in Potiphar’s house in Egypt, yet, demonstrated the fear of God when his master’s wife asked to sleep with him. He clearly refused and said, “…how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (Gen 39:9). Beloved, determine to honour and fear God always. Be wise!
PRAYER POINTS :
1. Thank the Lord for today and the gift of life.
2. Ask God for forgiveness and restoration.
3. Pray for wisdom to fear and honour God.
4. Pray and cancel every evil plot against you.
Dear Lord, I thank you for your words today. Help me to have a heart of wisdom, honour and fear for you, amen.
God bless you. See you tomorrow.