Friday, October 5, 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 : Transformation is a complete or major change in someone’s or something’s appearance, form, etc. The power of God is the power of divine transformation. He changes what cannot be changed. He brings light out of darkness; beauty out of the ugly, joy out of sorrow, relief out of pain, fortune out of misfortune, peace out of war and crisis ; wealth out of poverty, wisdom out of foolishness, etc. God is light to them that walk in darkness. In His presence darkness does not survive. Satan and his agents tremble and bow at His presence. (James 2:19). God’s power brings change to ugly situations. Yes! His power can override and overturn the devil’s decision on people’s lives. Where the power of God is present, positive change is inevitable. Where His power reigns lives are transformed and situations are changed. Out of nothing God created something; and out of confusion He brought order. 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). Wow! By His power (His Word) , the earth that was formless and void was made beautiful. His word overturned everything; for His presence makes crooked paths straight. When His word is released everything changes. The Bible says, “God said, Let there be light, and there was light.” (Genesis 1:3). Beloved, is your life shattered and full of confusion and disorder? Just allow the Spirit of God to move into your life and fix it for you ; with God positive change is possible. 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. Do not rely on your strength, for you can do nothing of eternal value without God.
3. Pray earnestly and ask God to frustrate Satan’s plots against your life.
4. Do not dwell on your problems, rather, labour purposefully for a better tomorrow.
Prayer : Almighty Father, I thank you for your presence in my life. Help me to receive your power of transformation, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : God changes what cannot be changed. He brings light out of darkness; beauty out of the ugly, joy out of sorrow, relief out of pain, fortune out of misfortune, peace out of war and crisis ; wealth out of poverty, and wisdom out of foolishness.
Quote : “Where the power of God is present positive change is inevitable; and where His power reigns, lives are transformed and situations are changed.”
Faith Confession : Today, I confess that God has transforming power, and everything responds to Him. Therefore, I surrender myself to you Lord, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know the consequences of sin is death? (Romans 6:23).
Today In History : October 5, 1938 Germany invalidates Jews’ passports.
Stunning Fact : Did you know India has the most post offices than any other country (over 100,000)?
Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may God appear to you and bring a change to your situations, in Jesus’ name, amen.
TOPIC : YOU ARE PROTECTED IN GOD
Friday, October 5, 2018
Bible Verse : Preserve me, God, for in you do I take refuge. Psalms 16:1
LISTEN : God protects those who run to Him for security. His eyes are on those who make Him their refuge. But those who abandon Him will spent their lives in fear because their security will not be guaranteed. Destruction will hit anyone who chooses to abandon God. Beloved, life is a nightmare without God. Yes, people tend to live in fear when they do not feel safe; as a result, would do anything possible to protect themselves from harm. (Judges 6:2 – 6,11). Unfortunately, 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 did that, by first acknowledging God as his refuge. He knows that God is his protection in time of danger or distress. He believes God will shield him from arrows of Satan and his allies. In a nutshell, David was saying, “I will hide myself in the living God. I will depend on God for protection and none other.” Beloved, who is your refuge? Who do you run to in time of trouble? Where do you hide yourself for protection? Do you know you have no protection without God? Henceforth, fix your eyes on God in times of troubles, and hide yourself in Him. Those who hid themselves in God cannot be snatched by the devil. Be wise!
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 reverse 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.