Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which will be revealed toward us. Romans 8 : 18
LISTEN : Our earthly struggle is temporary, but our eternal glory is endless. God has prepared a better life for those who suffer for the sake of Jesus Christ and the kingdom of God. It is the paradise of God. A place of complete happiness and free from all regrets and woes of life. A place meant to end all heartbreak and sorrow forever. The Bible says, “God will wipe away from them every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; neither will there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain, any more. The first things have passed away.” (Revelations 21:4). What a wonderful promise! There will be no more tears and weeping of any kind. No more mourning for losses, tragedies and heartbreak, because all sorrow will be over, as God will introduce a perfect life, and ending all miseries and pain. Therefore, as children of God, let us not consider our momentary troubles and sufferings, for they will soon be over. Let us hang on, and the crown of glory will be ours. Beloved, be strong and courageous. Do not give up the fight of faith. Surely, we will overcome and the crown of life will be won. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Do not be distracted by troubles of life, instead, focus on future glory of the saints.
2. No matter what, do not give up the fight of faith. Just press on and you will overcome.
3. Give your sorrow and heartbreak to God by faith and He will take care of you.
4. Accept Jesus Christ today and sustain your relationship with Him as long as you live.
Daily Prayer : Precious Father, I thank you because you have a good plan for those who love you. Therefore, I will serve and worship you for the rest of my life, amen.
Daily Reflection : No place is like the paradise of God. Even the most beautiful place of the world cannot compare with its perfect glory.
Daily Quote : “When our eyes are fixed on eternal glory, earthly suffering will not stop our work and walk of faith.”
Daily Faith Confession : Today, I confess that eternal glory has no compare, and it is reserved for those who love God. Therefore, I will follow God’s will and obey His voice as long as I live, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today, I prophesy to you, may God end your battles. May the devil and enemies of your life surrender at your feet, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know if you faint in the day of trouble your strength is small? (Proverbs 24:10).
Today In History : July 10, 1993 Kenyan runner Yobes Ondieki becomes the first man to run 10,000 meters in less than 27 minutes.
Stunning Fact : Did you know cheetahs can accelerate from 0 to 70 km/h (43mp/h) in 3 seconds?
BELOVED, CONCLUDE YOUR DAY WITH THE EVENING MESSAGE BELOW AS YOU RETIRE TO BED TODAY:
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
TOPIC: GOD’S WORD PRODUCES SPIRITUAL GROWTH
Bible Verse : As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that you may grow thereby: 1 Peter 2:2
LISTEN : We eat food not just to satisfy our hunger, but to be strong, grow healthy and stay alive. Growth and life generally cannot be sustained without food. In the same way, our spiritual life cannot be sustained without spiritual food (the word of God). To grow spiritually we should thirst after God. When we hunger and thirst after God and His righteousness, nothing will satisfy our hungry soul but God. Only His words can truly satisfy our spiritual needs. Beloved, your hunger for God begins when you realise your emptiness without Him, and the need to desire His words. (John 15:5). We are to hunger for God’s word the way we hunger for physical food. God’s word is key to spiritual growth and maturity. Sincerely, we cannot attain God’s expectations if we do not desire His words. Our Bible verse says, ” As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that you may grow thereby:” (1 Peter 2:2). Beloved, to be spiritually strong and matured, you must desire God’s word the same way a baby would desire his or her mother’s breast milk. So, embrace, study and meditate on God’s word to grow in line with His will. Be wise!
PRAYER POINTS :
1. Thank God for protection and daily provisions.
2. Ask for His forgiveness, cleansing and restoration of your life.
3. Pray for grace to hunger and thirst after God and His words.
4. Pray against every mountain of your life, and cast them into the sea forever.
5. Ask God for a good night sleep, and command every demonic spirit out of your life.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION :
Today I prophesy to you, may God cause you to grow as you study and meditate on His word daily, in Jesus’ name, amen.
God bless you. See you tomorrow.