Monday, July 30, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, because the glory of God lights it up, and its lamp is the Lamb. Revelations 21:23
LISTEN : Apostle John was privileged to see the revelations of the new world that God has prepared for those who love Him. A world where God will make all things new, beautiful and blissful. The Bible says, “I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth have passed away,… I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God,… I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘Behold, the tabernacle of God is with man, and he will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.”‘ (Revelations 21:1-3). What a wonderful experience it will be to be part of the new world of righteousness, peace, prosperity, life and the likes! When God is with a people, He surrounds them with His glory; and those who walk in the glory of God cannot be disgraced by circumstances of life or the wickedness of men. Where God’s glory abounds, darkness of any sort can never survive. The Bible says, “The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, because the glory of God lights it up, and its lamp is the Lamb.” (Revelations 21:23). Beloved, do you have a personal relationship with God? Without a relationship with God, you can never be imparted by this awesome glory of God. But when you have a relationship with Him, no matter how miserable your life is, the glory of God will beautify you. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Establish a relationship with God and experience His amazing glory.
2. Take your problems to God and He will cause a change in your life.
3. Accept Jesus Christ today and prepare for the new world full of bliss and beauty.
4. Embrace Jesus Christ and let His glorious light shine into your heart.
Daily Prayer : Blessed Father, power and glory belong to you. Therefore, help me to honour you and be covered with your power and glory now and forever, amen.
Daily Reflection : Where God’s glory abounds, “darkness” of any sort can never survive.
Daily Quote : When God is with a people, He surrounds them with His glory; and those who walk in the glory of God cannot be disgraced by circumstances of life or the wickedness of men.
Daily Faith Confession : Today, I acknowledged that the glory of God changes situations. Oh Lord, let your glory lighten my path today, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may God bless and cover you with His glory, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know Prophet Hosea got married to Gomer a prostitute to demonstrate God’s judgement on the children of Israel? (Hosea 1:2-9).
Today In History : July 30, 2012 Blackout in India as power grid failure leaves 300 million+ without power.
Stunning Fact : Did you know Australia has the largest sheep population?
BELOVED, CONCLUDE YOUR DAY WITH THE EVENING MESSAGE BELOW AS YOU RETIRE TO BED TODAY
Monday, July 30, 2018
TOPIC: BECOMING BETTER
Bible Verse : A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels. Proverbs 1:5
LISTEN : Friend, learn to become better. The wise never stop learning; rather, they learn to increase in knowledge. Nobody is too learned and wise to stop learning. Learning is a lifetime project. The more you learn, the more you know and become wiser and increase in knowledge. You will become refined and know how to think better and act better when you acquire knowledge, whether theoretical or practical knowledge. Sadly, a lot of people do not want to learn new things, because they believe they know everything; as a result, have nothing more to learn from others. (Proverbs 26:12). Friend, never stop learning; instead, labour painstakingly for more knowledge, especially knowledge about God. Keep searching for knowledge and open your ears and heart to it. You will become better when you acquire and apply true knowledge. As you search for knowledge, strive to know the word of God. The word of God is the source of true wisdom. God’s word brings about increase in knowledge. Learning the word of God (Scriptures) is the best learning. It is the most profitable and profound knowledge in the earth. Beloved, are you a wise man? Be a good listener and you will increase in learning. (James 1:19).
PRAYER POINTS :
1. Thank the Lord for today and the gift of life.
2. Ask God for forgiveness and restoration.
3. Pray for knowledge, wisdom and grace to learn and increase in learning.
4. Ask for a good night sleep, and destruction of Satan’s plans over your life.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION :
Today I prophesy to you, may God help you to hear and increase in knowledge and wisdom all the days of your life, amen.
God bless you. See you tomorrow.