Friday, July 20, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth will have been bound in heaven, and whatever you release on earth will have been released in heaven. Matthew 16:19 NET
LISTEN : When Jesus Christ asks His disciples who they think He is, knowing that a lot of people did not know who He really is. Peter replies Him saying, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” (Matthew 16:16). Peter gets the revelation of who Jesus is, and that gives him access to the supernatural. Jesus says, “You are blessed, Simon son of Jonah, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but my Father in heaven! And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overpower it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth will have been bound in heaven, and whatever you release on earth will have been released in heaven.” (Matthew 16:17-19 NET) Beloved, you cannot conquer what you do not know. Revelation enables you to see what others do not see, and receive what others cannot receive. Besides, revelation brings open doors. It gives you access to where others cannot access. Revelation is key to spiritual authority. Jesus promises to give us the keys (power) of the kingdom of God that will incapacitate Satan and his kingdom. But until you catch the revelation of who Jesus is, you will not access this power. When you have a personal revelation of who Jesus Christ is, you will access His kingdom privileges. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Determine to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
2. Study the Bible and meditate in it to know God deeper and better.
3. Announce Jesus Christ to others and declare His divinity to the world.
4. Discover your authority in Christ Jesus and you will prevail over Satan.
Daily Prayer : Almighty God! Mysteries and revelations belong to you. Open my eyes to see what you want me to see, and to do what you want me to do, amen.
Daily Reflection : Catch divine revelations; for revelation enables you to see what others cannot see, and receive what others cannot receive.
Daily Quote : Those who have a personal revelation of who Jesus Christ is, can access the priviledges that His kingdom can give.
Daily Faith Confession : Today, I confess that divine revelation brings divine possession. Therefore, I will pray until God opens my eyes to see and to know His will, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may you catch divine revelations. May the Lord open your eyes to mysteries that will turn your life around, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know Jesus Christ feeds about five thousand people just with five barley loaves and two fish? (John 6:9-12)
Today In History : July 20, 1944 Adolf Hitler is wounded in an assassination attempt by German Army officers at Rastenburg.
Stunning Fact : Did you know the Hawaiian alphabet has 13 letters?
BELOVED, CONCLUDE YOUR DAY WITH THE EVENING MESSAGE BELOW AS YOU RETIRE TO BED TODAY:
TOPIC : PRAISE THE LORD
Friday, July 20, 2018
Bible Verse : Bless the Lord oh my soul and all that is within me bless his Holy name. Bless the Lord oh my soul and forget not all His benefit… and tender mercies Psalms 103:1–4
LISTEN: How often do you praise God? Do you know the meaning of life cannot be discovered until we think on what God has done for us? Pondering on the mighty works of God in the universe will open our eyes to the true meaning of life; and such knowledge will trigger a heart of praise to God. Beloved, no matter the pain, affliction, sorrow, misfortune you may go through in this life, there is still enough reasons to be grateful to God for His goodness. Let us bless the name of the LORD because through Him we have protection, deliverance, provisions, healing, forgiveness, salvation, comfort in trials, wisdom, understanding, peace, etc. No matter what we have done or achieved for ourselves, God is the one who made all things possible. Beloved, in spite of the ordeals we experience in life, we should not be blinded to the countless blessings of God in our lives. Therefore, like David, let us begin to bless the LORD today for all his benefits to us. Let us praise Him with affection and gratitude. This is what we should do as the living. (Psalms 92:1). 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 wisdom to acknowledge His blessings in your life.
4. Intercede for believers in Christ around the world for grace to love God.
5. Pray against spiritual wickedness, and ask God to keep you safe.
Today I prophesy to you, may you acknowledge and appreciate the blessings of God in your life. No matter what. May you not forget His benefits in your life, in Jesus’ name, amen.
God bless you. See you tomorrow.