Sunday, January 6, 2019
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : For God did not give us a Spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7
LISTEN : Fear will die when faith rises in our hearts. Faith grows when our hearts are anchored on the infallible word of God. Beloved, there will be no room for fear if we are rooted in faith in God. Fear roars like the lion where the voice of faith is silent. But when faith speaks, fear melts away. Therefore, let us rise in faith. Believers in Christ Jesus are equipped with uncommon strength for battles of life. However, we (believers) may not enjoy the fulness of this divine help if we refuse to obey God and believe what He says to/and about us. As children of God, we have received the spirit of glory from Him. Therefore, we should walk in the glory and power of God. We should accept who He says we are in Christ (Ephesians 1:3). Beloved, until you believe what God says about you, you will walk in fear, live in intimidation and be tormented by the devil all your life against the will of God. The Bible says, “For God did not give us a Spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control.” (2 Timothy 1:7). God has blessed us with special abilities to live and overcome the wicked world. We are created in Christ Jesus to be very confident and fearless before danger, and to trust in God. Beloved, we have divine authority to trample on Satan and his agents ; and to walk in love towards others. Besides, we should walk in self-control. We should have control over our feelings and actions and walk within what God approves. My dear, rise in faith lest troubles of this life ruin your life. Henceforth, do not be empty of faith, courage, power, Love and self-control. Besides, embrace the word of God and your life will be a threat to the kingdom of darkness. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Activate your God-given authority over the devil and fight Him until you prevail.
2. Do not be empty of faith, courage, power, Love and self-control.
3. Never walk in fear or intimidation, instead be bold and contend for the faith.
4. Acknowledge the privileges you have in Christ Jesus, and discover how to enjoy them.
Prayer : Dear Lord, I am happy because you have blessed us with all manner of blessings. Therefore, help me to walk by faith, courage, love, power and self-control, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : Embrace the word of God and God will make your life a threat to the kingdom of darkness.
Quote : “Fear roars like the lion where the voice of faith is silent; but when faith speaks, fear melts away.”
Faith Confession : Today, I confess that God has blessed us with wonderful blessings. Therefore, I will discover and use them to the glory of His name, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know Elkanah had two wives; Hannah and Peninnah? (1 Samuel 1:2).
Today In History : January 6, 1987 Astronomers report sighting a new galaxy 12 billion light years away.
Stunning Fact : Did you know all the blinking in one day equates to having your eyes closed for 30 minutes?
A Word Of Blessing : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may your life be full of faith, courage, power, love and self-control to the glory of God, in Jesus’ name, amen.
TOPIC : ANGER: A MAJOR PROBLEM
Sunday, January 6, 2019
Bible Verse : Be angry and sin not; do not let the sun go down on the cause of your anger. Do not give the devil an opportunity. Ephesians 4:26-27
LISTEN: Anger is a major problem in the world. People often suffer pain and harm because of the inability to overcome spirit of anger and bitterness. What is anger? It is to make (someone) angry. It is a feeling of being upset or annoyed because of something wrong or bad. This feeling makes someone want to hurt other people, shout at them, or do other hurtful actions to them. Beloved, offenses will surely come, but you have a choice to react wisely. When you allow anger to take root in your heart it will lead to resentment and taking decisions against the will of God. When you fail to overcome spirit of anger, it will lead you into more troubles. (Eccles 7:9). Therefore, we should follow what God has done for us through Christ Jesus. God forgave us through His Son Jesus Christ. Hence, we are to extend same to others when they hurt us. God did not say we should not be angry at all, but that we should not allow anger to drag us to sin. The Bible says, “Do not let the sun go down on the cause of your anger.” (v.26b). The meaning of which is, “learn to let go of Offenses as quickly as possible ; and embrace peace when you are hurt by someone, so that the devil will not use the opportunity to lead you into a bigger problem.” (v.27). Henceforth, do not carry around grudges and resentment, instead, commit all to God. Remember, uncontrolled anger is a major problem for humanity; let us not spread it. Be wise!
1. Pray and bless God for provision and protection.
2. Ask God for forgiveness and mercy.
3. Pray for grace to deal with the spirit of anger and bitterness.
4. Pray and destroy all satanic plans against you, your family and the churches of God.
5. Pray for peace of mind and faith to be saved.
A Word Of Blessing
May the Lord bless you. May grace to deal with spirit of anger be given to you today. May the night brings you joy, peace and rest, in Jesus’ name, amen.