Saturday, November 3, 2018
Author: Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day: For you have armed me with strength for the battle. You have subdued under me those who rose up against me. 2 Samuel 22:40
LISTEN: Beloved, you are favoured because you are divinely armed for the battles of life. You can never lose any battle when you are clothed in God’s armour. My dear, are you faced with trials and very difficult situations? Are you afraid that you may lose your peace of mind, and possibly your life? Are you confused about what else to do? Are you asking in frustration when all that will be over? Beloved, do you know you can overcome your fears by placing your hope in God? This is possible to achieve when you consistently grow your faith. When you trust God, He will arm you with supernatural strength to make it through the storm. Beloved, I may not really know what you are going through right now, but I have a God who knows and wants to help you. But you must acknowledge Him as your Saviour and source of strength. In our verse of the day, David acknowledged and revered God as his deliverer, stronghold and source of strength. (2 Samuel 22:40). He acknowledged and praised God as the hand behind his victory over all his enemies, including King Saul. (2 Samuel 22:3). David made it through the storm because his hope was in the living God. In spite of his trials and afflictions he could boldly say, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me.” (Psalms 23:4). Friend, do not be afraid, put your hope in God and you will make it through the storm of your life. Remember, you are divinely armed for battles. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Have faith in God and trust Him to see you through the storm.
2. Do not be afraid of what you are going through, instead, arm yourself with faith.
3. Acknowledge God as your source of strength and you will receive His strength.
4. No matter the situation, pray and believe that God will certainly answer you.
Prayer : Dear Lord, I know that life is full of ‘thorns and thistles.’ Therefore, protect me from evil and all the plans of the wicked, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : Stop asking in frustration when the trials and afflictions of your life will be over, and start trusting God for intervention.
Quote : “He who God calls He equips. And you can never lose any battle when you are clothed in God’s armour.”
Faith Confession : Today, I confess that God is able to guide and protect me through the storm. Therefore, I will not be afraid, but trust Him for deliverance and victory, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know Joshua was the son of Nun? (Joshua 6:6).
Today In History : November 3, 1912 The first all-metal plane flies near Issy, France, piloted by Ponche and Prinard.
Stunning Fact : Did you know a barometer is a scientific instrument used to measure atmospheric pressure?
Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may God bless and arm you with supernatural strength. May He see you through your storm and order deliverance for you, in Jesus’ name.
Saturday, November 3, 2018
TOPIC: SEED OF RIGHTEOUSNESS BRINGS A GOOD REWARD
Bible Verse : Wicked people earn deceitful wages, but one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward. Proverbs 11:18
LISTEN : God will amply reward the righteous for their labour, and punish the wicked for their evil works. The Bible says, “Do not be deceived. God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” (Galatians 6:7). Wickedness will produce evil and death to the wicked ; and good works will return a righteous reward to the upright. (Isaiah 3:10-11). No matter what the wicked gains by way of wickedness he will surely lose, because God’s judgment will surely caught up with him. Just as God will punish the wicked man for his evil, He will also bless the upright for his faith and obedience to Him. No matter how long it takes, the righteous in Christ Jesus will not lose their reward. They Will certainly be amply rewarded. Serving God and living in accordance with His will is the guarantee for a sure reward. Beloved, do you want to be rewarded for your services to God and humanity? Do you desire the blessings of God that comes without sorrow? (Proverbs 10:22). Then, obey His words and have faith in Him. Do not be influenced by the wickedness of men, instead, let God’s words be your guide and principle. Surely, a good reward awaits you soon. Be wise!
1. Thank the Lord for a wonderful day and the gift of life.
2. Ask for His forgiveness, Mercy and love.
3. Pray for grace to live right in the world; and ask the Lord to preserve you.
4. Pray for grace to focus on doing the will of God no matter what.
5. Ask for a good night sleep, and destroy Satan’s plans over your life.
Today, I prophesy to you, may God help you to live right and obtain the reward for a righteous living. It is well with you, in Jesus’ name, amen.