Saturday, August 25, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : For God did not give us a Spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7
LISTEN : We (believers in Christ Jesus) are fully equipped with grace for the battles of life. However, we may not enjoy the fulness of this grace if we refuse to obey God and believe what He says about us. As children of God, we have received the spirit of glory from Him. Therefore, we should walk in the glory and power of God. We should accept who He says we are in Christ. (John 1:12 ; Ephesians 1:3). Beloved, until you believe what God says about you, you will walk in fear, live in intimidation and be tormented by the devil all your life. The Bible says, “For God did not give us a Spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control.” (2 Timothy 1:7). God has blessed us with special abilities with which to live and overcome the wicked world. Satanic fear is not part of the spirit we received from God. We are designed to be very confident and fearless before danger, and to trust in God. My dear, we have divine authority to trample on the devil and his agents ; and to walk in love towards others. Besides, we should walk in self-control. We should have control over our feelings or actions and walk within what God approves. Truly, the devil and circumstances of life will ruin our lives if we choose to be empty of faith, courage, power, Love and self-control. Beloved, embrace the word of God and your life will not be ruined by the enemy. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Enforce the believer’s authority over the devil and fight Him until you prevail.
2. Be serious with God and do not be empty of faith, courage, power, Love and self-control.
3. Do not walk in fear, or live in intimidation and be tormented by the devil.
4. Do not be ignorant of the priviledges you have in Christ Jesus, instead, discover and use them.
Prayer : Blessed Father, I am happy because you have blessed the church with all manner of blessings. Therefore, help me to enjoy the blessings of courage, love, power and self-control, amen.
Reflection : Until one believes what God says about him, he will walk in fear, live in intimidation and be tormented by the devil all his life.
Quote : “The devil and circumstances of life will ruin our day, and ultimately our lives if we choose to be empty of faith, courage, power, Love and self-control.”
Faith Confession : Today, I confess that God has blessed us with wonderful blessings. Therefore, I will discover and use them to the glory of God, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know Manasseh the son of Hezekiah was twelve years old when he began to reign? (2 Chronicles 33:1).
Today In History : August 25, 1941 British and Soviet forces enter Iran, opening up a route to supply the Soviet Union.
Stunning Fact : Did you know an ostriches life span is 40-45 years?
Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may your life be full of courage, power, love and self-control to the glory of God, in Jesus’ name, amen.
TOPIC : GOD WILL NOT LEAVE YOU EMPTY
Saturday, August 25, 2018
Bible Verse : But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus Phil. 4:19
LISTEN: God will not leave you empty because He is our God, Father and Provider. He created you and knows what you need, and will provide you with your needs. God will not leave you destitute, He will surely provide for you. No doubt, people labour and make investments, but God is the one who gives the increase. If God does not bless the works of our hands it cannot prosper. God has given us the assurance of divine provision. If we can ask Him for it He will supply us with the necessary provisions. (Matthew 7:7,8). So, you must learn to trust Him with your daily needs and be confident that He will not forsake you. His supply includes all our needs, not just some needs. God is the source of all good gifts and provisions. (James 1:17). Whatever we achieved, we achieved by grace, not by our strength. Beloved, think deep and you will realise that God’s hand is in everything. So, stop worrying about what to eat, drink or wear, instead, trust God to honour the works of your hands. He will surely bless you with divine provisions. Remember, He is our Father and will not leave you empty of provision. Trust Him and He will provide for you. Be wise!
PRAYER POINTS :
1. Pray and bless God for provision and protection.
2. Ask God for forgiveness and mercy.
3. Ask God to bless you with daily provision and support.
4. Pray and destroy all satanic plans against you, your family and the churches of God.
5. Pray for peace of mind, good sleep and faith to be saved.
May the Lord bless you and provide for your needs. May you not borrow to eat, but lend to others. May this night bring you joy, peace and rest, in Jesus’ name, amen.