Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Bible Verse : Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he comes and rain righteousness upon you. Hosea 10:12
LISTEN : Though, we cannot be counted righteous merely by our good works, yet, good works are demanded from us as a proof of our new life and faith in God (Titus 2:14). God wants us to invest in doing good and maintaining a right standing with God. God’s blessing is released when we pursue righteousness. (Isaiah 1:19 ; Joel 2:25,26). Righteousness is key to divine blessing; and it is produced when people walk in faith and obedience to God. In the days of Prophet Hosea, God urged the children of Israel to act righteously and to faithfully love Him with all their hearts. He further asked them to repent and dedicate their time to trying to know Him. He promised to pour out many blessings on them if they will delight in doing His will. Surely, God will not fail to bless those who love and obey Him. He who is committed to doing the will of God is connected to receiving His blessings. Beloved, it is time to seek God. Enough time has been spent on following your own will and interests; it is time to seek the will of God. So, rise from your spiritual sleep and seek God until you find Him. When you find God you have found His blessings – deliverance, peace, joy, divine health, divine supply, divine protection, mercy, hope, prosperity, life and everything He promises to give to those who love Him (Proverbs 10 : 22). Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Determine to invest in doing good no matter what.
2. Always seek to do the will of God in every situation.
3. Obey God, have faith in Him and embrace His righteousness.
4. Learn to live righteously and be good to others.
Daily Prayer : Dear Lord, you are good and righteous, help me to live righteously and be good to others, in Jesus’ name, amen
Daily Reflection : Righteousness is key to divine blessing; and it is produced when people walk in faith and obedience to God.
Daily Quote : “He who is committed to doing the will of God is connected to receiving His blessings.”
Daily Faith Confession : Today, I confess that God is good and righteous, and wants me to live the same way. Therefore, I accept to live like Him, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may you be committed to doing the will of God, and be connected to receiving His blessings, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know the two Hebrew midwives, assigned by Pharaoh of Egypt to deliver Hebrew women of their babies, and kill at birth every male child are called Shiphrah and Puah? (Exodus 1:15).
Today In History : July 4, 1826 Two of America’s founding fathers–Thomas Jefferson and John Adams–die.
Stunning Fact : Did you know a lion feeds once every 3 to 4 days?
BELOVED, CONCLUDE YOUR DAY WITH THE EVENING MESSAGE BELOW AS YOU RETIRE TO BED TODAY:
TOPIC : GREATER IS HE THAT IS IN YOU
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Bible Verse : You are from God, little children, and have conquered them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 1 John 4:4
LISTEN : Do you know who you are? Cheer up! You belong to God who created the universe. Beloved, our God is from above, and He is above all, and so we are. His power is above all powers put together. So, there is no reason to fear or doubt when you are walking with God. Fear cannot cripple you if your heart is occupied with faith. No matter the battles you are to fight in life, victory is guaranteed by faith in Christ Jesus. The Bible says, “For whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith.” (1John 5:4). My dear, faith is important to the outcome of your battles in life. When your faith fails, your courage will collapse; and when your courage collapses, fear will dominate and paralyse your life. Therefore, you must endeavour to grow your faith. Do not be afraid of what the future holds for you, instead, trust God for He is greater than whatever you might be going through. Let Him into your life and the enemy will surrender. If God is with you, your victory is guaranteed. 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 help you to be strong, courageous and put your faith in Him.
4. Pray and destroy all satanic plans against you and your family today.
Today I prophesy to you, may you receive grace to be strong, courageous and believing as long as you live, in Jesus’ name, amen.
God bless you. See you tomorrow.