Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Author: Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day: For the Lord is upright; he is a lover of righteousness: the upright will see his face. Psalms 11:7
LISTEN: Our God is holy, righteous and loves righteousness. He is a God of justice and loves those who are just and fair to others. There is no unrighteousness in Him. And He is pleased when we behave in an honest way and maintain high moral standard no matter what. God is honoured when we live to the glory of His name. As children of God we should learn to live as sons and daughters of a holy and righteous God. The LORD our God is righteous in Himself, and in all His ways and works. His righteousness is demonstrated both in visiting and punishing the wicked, and in maintaining the righteous cause of His people. Beloved, righteousness is agreeable to the nature of God: He loves to exercise righteousness in the earth, to administer it to, and among men; this He delights to do. Friend, God has given us His righteousness through Christ Jesus. We became righteous through the death of Jesus Christ on the cross. God gave us righteousness as a gift through His Son Jesus Christ (Romans 5:17). Through Christ, God is well pleased with us as we walk in obedience to Him. By Him we shall see His favour, goodness, protection, etc. (Psalms 11:2). Beloved, God is righteous and loves righteousness. So, let us learn to live in line with His will and be blessed. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
I. Learn to live honestly and righteously no matter what.
2. Never compromise your integrity, rather, live your life on high moral standard.
3. Pursue the righteousness of God and His favour and goodness will locate you.
4. Determine to please God in this wicked world by living in line with His will.
Daily Prayer : Righteous God, I thank you for today. I ask for grace to do your will. Help me to totally surrender to you, as I grow daily in godliness, amen.
Daily Reflection: When you determine to lead a godly life as a christian, you have clearly demonstrated to the world that you belong to a holy God.
Daily Quote : Our righteous and holy God cannot be approached with unrighteousness and unholiness.
Daily Faith Confession : Today, I confess that God is holy and loves righteousness. Therefore, I will strive to live a holy life, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily prophetic Declaration: You will make a difference. Today, I prophesy over your life, may the spirit of unrighteousness be cast out of your life, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know God changed the name of Abraham’s wife from Sarai to Sarah? (Genesis 17:15)
Today In History: July 31, 904 Arabs capture Thessalonica.
Stunning Fact : Did you know the naming of tropical storms and hurricanes officially began in 1953?
BELOVED, CONCLUDE YOUR DAY WITH THE EVENING MESSAGE BELOW AS YOU RETIRE TO BED TODAY
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
TOPIC : GOD WILL REWARD EVERYONE ACCORDINGLY
Bible Verse : Wicked people earn deceitful wages, but one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward. Prove 11:18
LISTEN : Friend, let us not be deceived. God is not ignorant of our actions, hence, whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. (Galatians 6:7). The wicked will reap evil and death; but good works will return a righteous reward to the upright. No matter what the wicked gained by way of wickedness, he cannot prosper continuously with it, because God’s judgment will surely catch up with him. Just as God will punish the wicked man for his evil, He will also bless the upright for his faith and obedience to Him. No matter how long it takes, the righteous in Christ Jesus will not lose their reward. They Will certainly be rewarded. Serving God and living in accordance with His will is the guarantee for a sure reward. Beloved, do you want to be rewarded for your services to God and humanity? Do you desire the blessings of God that comes without sorrow? (Proverbs 10:22). Then, obey His words and have faith in Him. Do not be influenced by evil in the world, instead, let God’s words be your guide; I assure you, you will not lose your reward. Be wise!
PRAYER POINTS :
1. Thank the Lord for a wonderful day and the gift of life.
2. Ask for His forgiveness, Mercy and love.
3. Pray for grace to live right in the world; and ask the Lord to preserve you.
4. Pray for grace to focus on doing the will of God no matter what.
5. Ask for a good night sleep, and destroy Satan’s plans over your life.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION :
Today I prophesy to you, it is well with you. May God help you to live right and obtain the reward for a righteous living, in Jesus’ name, amen.
God bless you. See you tomorrow.