Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : The things which you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit the same to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also. 2 Timothy 2 :2
LISTEN : No values or beliefs can ever be preserved except it is committed to others who will in turn pass it on to others. No people can preserve their values and culture except it is passed on to upcoming generations. When the link between present generation and upcoming ones is severed, values, culture and identity will be lost. In the same way, if a generation of believers cannot pass on Christian values and culture to upcoming generation of Christians, the new generation will find it hard to put their faith in God. (Psalms 78:2-7). Christianity today seems to have lost the fervour and zeal of the early church because, Christians are slack in passing on core values and norms of the Christian faith. When we pass on what we have received from Jesus Christ about the kingdom of God, the world will be won to God. Beloved, have you heard the word of God? Please pass it on! Apostle Paul said to Timothy, “The things which you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit the same to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.” (2 Timothy 2:2). Friend, do not keep the gospel to yourself. It is meant to be shared, so pass it on. We owe our own generation and the upcoming ones the gospel of the kingdom of God. Let us keep passing it on and save as much as we can save. Remember, you got the gospel because someone passed it on you. Therefore, as you read this devotional today, endeavour to pass it on to others. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. When you hear or read the gospel of Christ Jesus, pass it on to others.
2. Whatever you do today, consider upcoming generations and pass on the gospel to them.
3. Determine to spread the gospel of the kingdom of God within your capacity.
4. Encourage others to accept the gospel of Christ Jesus and to put their faith in God.
Daily Prayer : Precious Father, I thank you for your word is true. Therefore, help me to receive your word and pass it on to others, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Reflection : When the link between a present generation and upcoming ones is severed, godly values, culture and identity will be lost.
Daily Quote : Life is like a relay race, nothing is won unless we run together; and nothing is achieved unless we keep passing the baton on to others.
Daily Faith Confession : Today, I confess that I will receive the gospel of the kingdom of God, and pass it on to others until the world is full of the knowledge of God, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may God make you a zealous and passionate messenger of the gospel. May your love for God give you an open heaven, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know Abraham was one hundred years old when his son Isaac was born? (Genesis 21:5).
Today In History : July 25, 326 Emperor Constantine refuses to carry out traditional pagan sacrifices.
Stunning Fact : Did you know volleyball was invented in 1895?
BELOVED, CONCLUDE YOUR DAY WITH THE EVENING MESSAGE BELOW AS YOU RETIRE TO BED TODAY:
TOPIC : GOD’S GRACE IS WITH YOU
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Bible Verse : Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen. Ephesians 6:24 KJV
LISTEN: The grace of God is His favour to you. He lavishes it on those who serve Him in sincerity. God has never left His faithful followers without grace. His grace keeps His people going when everything threatens them. His grace or favour is the extra energy or strength given for every battle we (His people) might face. A genuine relationship with Christ will bring God’s grace (favour) to you. Favour will follow you when God becomes your priority. The Bible says, “But seek all of you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33). God owns the world, and when you honour and worship Him faithfully He can command anything or anyone to work in your favour. (Psalms 24:1). Though God’s grace is undeserved when it comes to salvation by faith through Christ; but He limits certain privileges to those who have accepted His only begotten Son Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. (John 1:12). Only those who have accepted Jesus are given the power to become sons and daughters of God who should have access to eternal life, divine protection, divine provisions, divine health, etc. Beloved, are you part of God’s family? If not, embrace Jesus Christ and become a citizen of God’s kingdom today. Be wise!
PRAYER POINTS :
1. Thank God for your life and the lives of others.
2. Confess your sin and ask God for forgiveness.
3. Ask God for grace to experience His favours and mercies
4. Intercede for believers in Christ around the world for grace to live by faith.
5. Pray against all sorts of wickedness tonight, and ask God to keep you safe.
Today I prophesy to you, may the grace of God locate you and yours, in Jesus’ name, amen.
God bless you. See you tomorrow.