Friday, July 6, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : But the end of all things is near. Therefore be of sound mind, self-controlled, and sober in prayer. 1 Peter 4:7
LISTEN : Wise people are careful of what they do with their time and resources. They use their time and resources to secure a future for themselves. Wisdom is vital because it enables us to think and act wisely, knowing that everything will not go on in the world forever. The generation of Noah is a clear proof that all will come to an end someday. The righteous will be saved, and the wicked will be destroyed the same way Noah and his family were saved and others destroyed. In one occasion Jesus Christ said, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will by no means pass away.” (Luke 21:33). Beloved, someday everything will come to an end, take it or leave it. Jesus Christ will return to rapture His people and Judge the world for their sins. Then there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth by evildoers ; My dear, are you prepared for Jesus’s return? The same way He ascended to heaven He will come back to the world. The Bible says, “… this Jesus, who was received up from you into the sky will come back in the same way as you saw him going into the sky.” (Acts 1:11). Beloved, are you ready for the sudden coming of Jesus Christ and the judgment of the world? Are you sure you will escape eternal condemnation? Please, if you have not yet received Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, do it today because the end of all things is near. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Examine your life daily to ascertain whether you are in tune with God.
2. Make Jesus Christ the Lord and Saviour of your life today.
3. Prepare for the coming of Christ by studying, meditating and obeying God’s words.
4. Learn to use your time, talents and treasures to the glory of God.
Daily Prayer : Precious Father, I thank you because I am blessed by your words today. Help me never to miss your will, but rather prepare for the coming of Christ, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Reflection : Wise people are careful of what they do with their time and resources. They use their time to secure a future for themselves.
Daily Quote : “Those who live for the future often deny themselves of present satisfaction ; and those who live just for the present will forever bury their heads in shame and regrets.”
Daily Faith Confession : Today, I acknowledged that the end is near. Therefore, I will prepare myself in line with God’s will, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may your eyes be opened to the will of God. May you grow in faith, obedience and the knowledge of God, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know Haman is hang on the gallows that he prepares for Mordecai the Jew? (Esther 7:10)
Today In History : July 6, 1982 President Ronald Reagan agrees to contribute U.S. troops to the peacekeeping unit in Beirut.
Stunning Fact : Did you know an area of the Sun’s surface to the equivalent of a postage stamp would shine with the brightness of over 1,500,000 candles?
BELOVED, CONCLUDE YOUR DAY WITH THE EVENING MESSAGE BELOW AS YOU RETIRE TO BED TODAY:
TOPIC : PURSUING GOD’S PURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE
Thursday, July 6, 2018
Bible Verse : Not that I have already obtained, or am already made perfect; but I press on, if it is so that I may take hold of that for which also I was taken hold of by Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:12
LISTEN : The purpose of God for our Iives is to become more and more like Jesus Christ. God wants us to have the mind of Christ in the way we live. Besides, He wants us to be the light and salt of the world as proof of our new life in Christ. The world needs the light of the gospel to escape the power of sin and Satan. People need the sweetness of the gospel of Christ to erase the bitterness experience of sin. However, that can only be possible when we surrender ourselves to God and focus on why we are called to follow Christ. A lot of believers in Christ do not know why they are called, let alone know their position in Christ. Until we are willing to reject our old nature, we cannot establish a relationship with Jesus Christ. Before his conversion to faith in Christ, Apostle Paul was a persecutor and an enemy of the christian faith. But when Christ arrested him to preach the gospel, he continued to strive to be more and more like Jesus and to pursue the very purpose he was arrested for; as a result, he served well and concluded with this comforting statement, ” I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” (2Timothy 4:7). Beloved, are you pursuing the purpose of God for your life? Discover God’s purpose for your life and follow it. 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 more and more like Jesus Christ everyday.
4. Pray and destroy all satanic plans against you and the lives of others.
Today, I prophesy to you, may God strengthen you to pursue His purpose for your life. May you not miss your way as you walk with Him daily, in Jesus’ name, amen.
God bless you. See you tomorrow.