Sunday, September 30, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. Psalms 33:6
LISTEN : Words are vehicles that convey a purpose. Where there is no word purpose is hard to know. But when thoughts are turned into words a result is achieved. God’s word in our hearts and mouths is the key to experiencing heaven’s best. My dear, do you have the word of God in your heart? Does the word dwell richly in you? If you do not have God’s word in your heart, you cannot declare it with your mouth. The Bible says, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom…” (Colossians 3:16). God’s word creates things and produce miracles. Natural laws are put on hold by the power of the word of God. Yes! True miracles are a product of His word. We will experience the power of His word when we acknowledge its importance. The more we read, understand, and act on the word of God, the more we will be able to move into the powerful manifestation of His presence. Understanding and believing the word of God can equally cause us to create things through the word. The same word that worked for God can work for us because we are created in the image of God. Beloved, God’s word is spirit, hence, acting on the word of God gives spirit and life to your own words. “Faith-filled” words are vehicles for a miracle. Faith gives life to your word and turns it into something supernatural. Friend, do you declare your words in faith? Do you know your word is lifeless without faith. Henceforth, speak in line with the word of God and you will begin to create things. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Use your words in line with the word of God.
2. Speak your words in faith to experience the results you expect.
3. Grow the word of God in your heart and your faith will grow.
4. Keep speaking in line with the word of God until you achieve God’s plans for your life.
Prayer : Dear Lord, your word is true and powerful. Help me to speak in line with your words, and to experience the blessings of your words, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : God’s word is spirit, hence, acting on the word of God gives spirit and life to your own words.
Quote : “Faith-filled words are vehicles for a miracle. Faith gives life to your word and turns it into something supernatural.”
Faith Confession : Today, I confess that God created the heaven and the earth by His word. Therefore, I will align my words with His words, and create good things in my life, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know Jacob was embalmed in Egypt for forty days before his burial? (Genesis 50:1-3).
Today In History : September 30, 1960 Fifteen African nations are admitted to the United Nations.
Stunning Fact : Did you know bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers were all invented by women?
Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may God’s word brings results to your life, now and forever, in Jesus name, amen.
TOPIC : WAIT AND GOD WILL ACT
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Bible Verse : Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him. Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who makes wicked plots happen. Psalms 37:7
LISTEN: Calm down and wait for God. Have faith in Him and He will act. He will grant you your heart desires. Those who wait for Him cannot be disappointed. Sadly, a lot of people feel bad when they are asked to wait for what they desired so much. They feel disappointed any time it appears like they have been abandoned. They fail to acknowledge the fact that God cannot forsake His people. (Hebrew 13:5). God is merciful and kind to His people. No matter what happens, it shall be well with those who trust and wait for God. (Isaiah 3:10). Beloved, do not worry about the “prosperity” of the wicked, instead, strive to live in line with the will of God; certainly you will not regret it. Never be in a hurry for prosperity, rather, be diligent and trust the LORD. Always lean on God even when it seems nothing is working for you. People may give up on you or reject you, yet, do not give up on God. Besides, do not envy the wicked who “prospers” in what he does, for he will not stand when God visits. Wait for the blessings of the LORD, though it may delay, but it will come, and it will come with no sorrow. (Proverbs 10:22). My dear, no matter what, do not rush to where God does not lead you to, because you will surely rush out in frustration and heartbreak. Be wise!
1. Glorify God for today no matter the challenges of the day.
2. Ask God for forgiveness, and grace to be committed to Him.
3. Pray God to help you wait patiently for Him in all situations.
4. Intercede for believers in Christ around the world for grace to live for God.
5. Pray against all sorts of wickedness tonight, and ask God to keep you safe.
Today I prophesy to you, may God keep you from falling. May the Lord show you the path of righteousness and order your steps in the right direction, in Jesus’ name, amen.