Thursday, November 29, 2018
Author: Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day: Jesus said to him, “Go your way. Your son lives.” The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way. John 4:50
LISTEN: Faith is the channel by which answers are released from above. With faith, everything is made possible. “Faith is to be confident that God cannot fail to do what we asked for, which He promises to do.” My dear, do you have faith? Do you believe the word of God? Do you believe to see the Lord’s goodness in your life? Do you believe that with God nothing is impossible? (Jeremiah 32:27). When you have faith in God you will obey Him and trust His word completely. Our bible verse of the day talks about a nobleman from Capernaum who came to Jesus Christ in Cana of Galilee because of his sick son (v.46). He pleaded with Jesus to come down to his house and heal his son. But Jesus frowned at his unbelief and urged him to trust in God. The Bible says, “When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to him, and begged him that he would come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. Jesus therefore said to him, “Unless you see signs and wonders, you will not believe…” (vv.47-49). However, Jesus spoke the word, “Your son lives” and asked him to go home. This time the nobleman acted in faith, for the bible says, “Jesus said to him, ‘Go your way. Your son lives.’ The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way. As he was now going down, his servants met him, saying that his son was alive” (vv.50,51). Beloved, do you believe God’s word for your life or still doubting it? Do you know that faith precedes miracle? To experience God’s touch you must first expect it; because what your faith cannot grab you cannot experience. Friend, end your doubt today and start believing God. Henceforth, determine to grow your faith because faith makes all things possible.
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Stop doubting God and start believing His word.
2. Grow your faith and refuse Satan’s deception and manipulation.
3. Always believe God’s word and know that nothing is impossible with Him.
4. Determine to grow your faith and you will receive from God.
Prayer: Blessed Father, I thank you today for your word. Help me to increase my faith daily and to receive what you have freely given to us through Christ Jesus, amen.
Reflection: What your faith cannot grab you cannot experience. So, end your doubt today and start believing the word of God.
Quote: “Faith is the channel by which answers are release from above. And he who refuses to walk in faith has accepted to have the heaven shut against him.”
Faith Confession : Today, I confess that faith is key to a miracle. Therefore, I will grow my faith through the word of God as long as I live, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Biblical Fact: Did you know Queen Jezebel attempted to kill Prophet Elijah for killing the prophets of baal? (1Kings 19:1-3).
Today In History: November 29, 2007 Armed forces of the Philippines besiege The Peninsula Manila in response to a mutiny led by Senator Antonio Trillanes.
Stunning Fact: Did you know your most active muscles are in your eye?
A Word Of Blessing : You will make a difference. Today I speak into your life, may God bless you. May God help you to increase your faith daily and to receive what He has freely given to us through Christ Jesus, amen.
Thursday, November 29, 2018
TOPIC : THE WORD OF LIFE
Bible Verse : I understand more than the aged, because I have kept your precepts. Psalms 119:100
LISTEN : God’s word is the word of life. His word gives wisdom, and wisdom is key to life. Wisdom is the principal thing (Proverbs 4:7). And we get nothing if we lack wisdom. Life as a whole is empty without wisdom and understanding. A lost of wisdom is a lost of direction. The Bible says, “Wisdom is profitable to direct.” (Ecclesiastics 10:10).However, earthly wisdom does not qualify for this kind of wisdom ; because earthly wisdom is characterised by jealousy, bitterness, selfish ambition, corruption, hate and the likes. The wisdom that God approves is kingdom–based. The Bible says, “But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceful, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, without hypocrisy.” (James 3:17). Beloved, that is God’s kind of wisdom. It comes from paying attention to the words of God. When you study, meditate and apply the information you gathered from God’s words, it will set you apart from others. You will think God’s way and not your own way. You will shun evil and follow the will of God. In this kind of wisdom, what matters to you is the will of God and nothing else. Beloved, study and meditate in the word of God and you will be enabled to live wisely. Remember, the word of God is the word of life. Be wise!
PRAYER POINTS :
1. Thank God for today and the gift of life.
2. Ask God for forgiveness, mercy and restoration.
3. Pray for wisdom and understanding of His will and purpose for your life.
4. Pray and condemn every tongue or demonic force that is risen against you.
5. Pray and bless God for answering your prayer.
A WORD OF WISDOM
Today I prophesy to you, may God endow you with wisdom and understanding to live for Him and His kingdom purposes, in Jesus’ name, amen.