Sunday, August 12, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day: And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Genesis 1:2
LISTEN : When God moves, Satan and his agents tremble. (James 2:19). When He moves, Problems receive solutions. When God moves, those who walk in darkness will receive light; because darkness cannot survive where God’s light is present. When God moves everything falls into place, for His power will override and overturn the devil’s decisions. Beloved, when God moves in your life, emptiness will give way to abundance, and death will give way to life. Surely, when He moves, He will give life to your hopeless situations. The Bible says, “And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” (Genesis 1:2). My dear, the earth was previously without form and void. It was formless and empty. It was completely desolate; and was a complete expression of confusion and disorder. However, the move of God changed everything. God spoke His word and brought everything into existence. The Bible says, “God said, Let there be light, and there was light.” (Genesis 1:3). Friend, is your life full of confusion and disorder? Is your life empty and fruitless? Not to worry! Have faith in God, because when God moves He will fix your life. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. No matter the circumstance, always fix your eyes on God for solutions.
2. Never rely on your strength, for you can accomplish nothing without God.
3. Pray fervently and ask God to overturn your enemies’ plans against your life.
4. Never dwell on your problems, instead, labour purposefully for a better tomorrow.
Daily Prayer : Almighty God, I thank you for your presence in my life. Help me to receive the touch of your power, and to effectively represent you here on earth, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Reflection : When God moves in your life, emptiness will give way to abundance, and death will give way to life.
Daily Quote : “God moves on purpose. When He moves, everything falls into place; for His move will override and overturn every plot of the devil.”
Daily Faith Confession : Today, I confess that God has ultimate power. When He moves, everything listens to Him. Therefore, I surrender myself to Him, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may God move to deliver you. May He respond to you in every situation, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know that Terah, Abraham’s father lived two hundred and five years old and died in Haran? (Genesis 11:32).
Today In History : August 12, 2000 Russian Navy submarine K-141 Kursk explodes and sinks with all hands during military exercises in the Barents Sea.
Stunning Fact : Did you know a group of kangaroos is called a mob?
BELOVED, CONCLUDE YOUR DAY WITH THE EVENING MESSAGE BELOW AS YOU RETIRE TO BED TODAY
TOPIC : DIVINE PROTECTION
Sunday, August 12, 2018
Bible Verse : Preserve me, God, for in you do I take refuge. Psalms 16:1
LISTEN : God is a strong tower. He protects those who run to Him. When you hide yourself in God, nothing can take you away from Him. But those who reject Him will spend their lives in trouble and fear. Trouble will ruin anyone who chooses to abandon God. Friend, life will be a nightmare without God. Life without God is bankrupt of divine protection. No matter how much people try to protect themselves in this wicked world, it is practically impossible to escape the many traps of wickedness without God. (Job 14:1). This was exactly what David saw when he prayed, “Preserve me, God, for in you do I take refuge.”(Psalms 16:1). He prayed God to protect him from evil and wicked people. He acknowledged God as his refuge. He knows that God is his protection in time of danger or distress. He believes God will shield him from all arrows of Satan. David hid himself in the living God. He relied on God for protection and safety. Surely, he was not disappointed. My dear, who is your hiding place? Who do you run to in time of trouble? Henceforth, fix your eyes on God in times of troubles, and hide yourself in Him. I assure you that if you hide yourself in God nothing can take you away from Him. Be wise!
PRAYER POINTS :
1. Thank God for your day and his blessings in your life.
2. Ask Him for forgiveness and mercy.
3. Ask God to protect you from evil and bless you with peace.
4. Pray and cancel every evil judgment passed on you by wicked people.
5. Thank God for answering your prayer.
Today, I prophesy to you, may God protect you as you make Him your hiding place. May He keep you from evil and satanic manipulations, in Jesus’ name, amen.