Thursday, October 11, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : And the gospel must first be published among all nations. Mark 13:10
LISTEN : Jesus Christ came to the world with a good news, and the news must be heard by all. He (Jesus Christ) said to His disciples, “And the gospel must first be published among all nations.” (Mark 23:10). Declaring the word of God to nations of the world is a mission that must be accomplished. Every believer in Christ Jesus is saddled with the responsibility to share the message of the kingdom of God to the world. And what is the message? The Bible says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16). Isn’t that wonderful! Beloved, you are created to enjoy eternal life with God when you exit this life, but that will not be possible without the gospel of Jesus Christ. We must receive it and repent of our sins to be saved. The gospel is the message of eternal life. It tells us about God’s love for humanity through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ His only begotten Son. Now, if we can tell the ‘unsaved’ about the good news, He (God) will pardon the repentant and give them a place in His kingdom. Therefore, to accept to spread the gospel to nations of the world is to believe God’s eternal plan for humanity. My dear, are you sharing the gospel of Christ Jesus with others, or neglecting the mandate of the believers to spread the gospel of the kingdom of God? Remember, every believer is “a person on a mission for Christ.” So, rise and let us tell the world about Christ until the entire world is filled with the knowledge of God. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Are you a christian? Be passionate about spreading the gospel of the kingdom of God.
2. Have you made Jesus Christ the Lord of your life? If not, do it today.
3. Wake up from your slumber and advance with the mission of the gospel of Christ Jesus.
4. Use every means available to you to propagate the gospel of the kingdom of God.
Prayer : Dear Lord, I thank you because I believe in your Son Jesus Christ who you sent to saved us. Therefore, I will tell the good news of your kingdom to others, in Jesus name, amen.
Reflection : Jesus Christ came to the world with a good news; hence, declaring the good news of God’s kingdom to nations of the world is a mission that must be accomplished.
Quote : “Repentant sinners are saved when the gospel is published. and to publish the gospel to nations of the world is to believe God’s eternal plan for humanity.”
Faith Confession : Today, I confess that we Christians are a people on a mission for Christ. Therefore, I will preach the gospel of Christ Jesus to the world, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know Simeon and Levi the sons of Jacob, kill the people of Shechem because Shechem the son of Hamor defiled their sister Dinah? (Genesis 34:1-27)
Today In History : October 11, 1968 Apollo 7, with three men aboard, is successfully launched from Cape Kennedy.
Stunning Fact : Did you know an egg contains every vitamins except vitamin C?
Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, it is well with you. May the Lord bless you with wisdom to be desperate and willing to tell the world about Jesus Christ, amen.
TOPIC : GOD ACCEPTS THE REPENTANT
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Bible Verse : The sacrifices God desires are a humble spirit – O God, a humble and repentant heart you will not reject. Psalms 51:17 (NET)
LISTEN : God honours repentance and accepts the repentant. God is happy when a sinner acknowledges his sin, asks for forgiveness, and turns from his wicked ways. When a sinner is saved joy is provoked in heaven. The Bible says, “ I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repents, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.” (Luke 15:7). God is concerned about the state of our hearts and what we do with our lives. He wants us to be humble in our sinful state and come to Him for mercy. Our Bible verse says, ” The sacrifices God desires are a humble spirit – O God, a humble and repentant heart you will not reject.” (Psalms 51:17). Beloved, God cannot be bought with money or material possessions. The sacrifice that attracts Him to man are humility, repentance, obedience, faith, faithfulness, love for Him, etc. Beloved, God will not reject you if you can sincerely come to Him today. His arms are wide stretched to receive you. So, humble yourself today and come to God for mercy. He will not reject you, but receive and bless you instead. Be wise!
1. Bless God for His faithfulness in providing for you and protecting you from evil.
2. Ask for His forgiveness and mercy in your life.
3. Pray for grace to be faithful to Him as long as you live.
4. Cancel every activity and plan of the devil on your life and thank God for answer to your prayer.
Today, I prophesy to you, it is well with you. May you humble yourself to God and come to Him for forgiveness, in Jesus’ name, amen.