Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Who will bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is the one who will condemn? Christ is the one who died and more than that, he was raised, who is at the right hand of God, and who also is interceding for us. Romans 8:33-34
LISTEN : God’s love is immeasurable and beyond compare. God loves us even when we are stained and soaked in sin. He purges our sins with the precious blood of His sinless son Jesus Christ, and therefore declares us justified. To be justified in this context is to judge, regard, or treat as righteous and worthy of salvation. Through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ God regards and treats us as righteous, and people worthy of salvation and eternal life. Truly, only the love of God can justify sinners; and whom the Lord justifies no one can bring any charge against. If you accept Jesus Christ today you are a new person. Old things are passed away and all things are now new in your life. (2 Corinthians 5 :17). Beloved, God wants you to embrace and believe what Jesus Christ has done for you. He wants you to walk in faith and knowledge of your new identity. Never allow Satan or the guilt of your past life to condemn you. Your faith in Christ has made you whole. You may have been seen as the worst of sinners, but by your faith in Christ everything has changed. You cannot be condemned anymore because Christ is standing as your lawyer against every accusation. The Bible says, ” Who will bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is the one who will condemn? Christ is the one who died and more than that, he was raised, who is at the right hand of God, and who also is interceding for us.” Romans 8:33-34. Beloved, embrace God’s everlasting love and you will not be eternally condemned. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour and do not allow anyone to condemn you anymore.
2. Confess your sin to God and believe that He has justified you through Jesus Christ.
3. Determine to walk in newness of life henceforth, and do not surrender to satanic intimidation.
4. Determine never again to live in sin, but to walk in faith and righteousness.
Prayer : Blessed Father, I thank you because Christ died for a sinner like me. He justified me by His blood. Therefore, help me to live all my life to the glory of your name, amen.
Reflection : God’s love is immeasurable and beyond compare. God loves the unlovable and forgives even the vilest of sinners.
Quote : “God’s love is uncommon and unconditional, and only the love of God can justify sinners; and whom the Lord justifies no one can condemn or bring any charge against. ”
Faith Confession : Today, I confess that God has justified me through Christ Jesus. Henceforth, I will walk in newness of life, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know Rehoboam succeeded his father Solomon as the king of Israel? (1 Kings 11:43)
Today In History : August 29, 70 The Temple of Jerusalem burns after a nine-month Roman siege.
Stunning Fact : Did you know ants can lift 50 times their own weight?
Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, it is well with you. May the Lord who justifies keep you strong in faith. May you not fall, in Jesus’ name, amen.
TOPIC : THROW YOUR WORRIES ON GOD
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Bible Verse : Casting all your worries on him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
LISTEN: Beloved, do you find it hard to take your problems to God? Like others, do you want to continue to worry about everything? People tend to worry about everything. They fail to realise that worry creates fear and pushes people to do things they are not supposed to do. This is because, when you worry, you will be unable to think or act normally. When you panic in the face of trouble you will grow weak in faith and your courage will suddenly collapse. People panic and worry because they believe that things are getting out of control. As a result, are tempted to make regrettable decisions that are likely to hurt and haunt them for a long time. Beloved, if you can grow your faith with the word of God, you can never be a victim of such. When Abraham was waiting for the child of promise (Isaac), it looks like waiting for an eternity, yet, he had to wait patiently. Not minding his age and that of his wife; he still believes that God is faithful to His word. (Romans 4:20 ,21). Beloved, how strong is your faith? Do you know faith will keep you focused when the road is “rough and narrow.? ” A person of faith never stops believing what God has promised. So, cast all your worries on God, because he cares for you. Yes he does! Never be distracted by circumstances, instead, have faith in God. (Jer 32 : 17, 27). Friend, whatever your situation is, learn to put your trust in God. Even when you cannot trace Him, yet He is trustworthy. Be wise!
1. Pray and bless God for His mercies, care and protection.
2. Confess your sin to God and ask for forgiveness.
3. Ask God to guide and protect your heart from fear and worry.
4. Pray and destroy all satanic plans against you and your family.
Today I speak into your life, may God bless you and make you strong and courageous. I command the spirit of fear and worry out of your life now, in Jesus’ name, amen.