Monday, March 4, 2019
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against you shall fall for your sake. Isaiah 54:15
LISTEN : God will take care of our enemies if we live in obedience to Him; for he who rises against the LORD’S anointed rises against God himself. God promises to deliver us from evil when we eschew evil and put our trust in Him. God never promise what He cannot give. One of His rewards to those who love Him is protection. He protects those who love and obey Him. He promises to defeat those who are against us if we obey His words (Exodus 23:22). God’s power is supreme. Therefore, no matter what or who is against us, God is there to defend us. My dear, when you put your faith in God your enemies will submit to you because God will be your defense. No matter the forces that are against you, if the living God is on your side, they will be defeated for your sake. The Bible says, “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31). Friend, if you follow and serve God faithfully He will not allow you to play into the hands of your enemies. He will keep you because He promises to keep those who love and fear Him. When we obey God and put our trust in Him, He will fight our battles and make us more than conquerors. Henceforth, do not be bothered about who is against you, rather be bothered about your relationship with God. If you are in good terms with God, no power can snatch you out of His hands. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Stop being afraid of the wicked, rather put your confidence in God.
2. Just pray in every situation and never give up no matter what.
3. Be focused and dedicated to God and He will defend you always.
4. Awake to your privileges in Christ Jesus, and fight the devil with the believer’s authority.
Prayer : Heavenly Father, you are my shield and defense. Therefore, help me to overcome the devil and his agents, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : Do not be bothered about who is against you, rather be bothered about your relationship with God.
Quote : “God will take care of our enemies if we live in obedience to Him; for he who rises against the LORD’S anointed rises against God himself.”
Faith Confession : Today, I confess that God is my defence. Therefore, I will not be afraid, but walk in obedience to Him all the days of my life, amen.
Biblical Fact: Did you know Adam was 130 years old when Seth was born? (Genesis 5:3).
Today In History : March 4, 1793 George Washington is inaugurated as President for the second time.
Stunning Fact : Did you know the hyoid bone in your throat is the only bone in your body not attached to any other?
A Word Of Blessing : Today I speak to your life, may God fight your battles. May your enemies be put to shame now and forever, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.
Monday, March 4, 2019
TOPIC : DIRECT YOUR AFFECTIONS TO GOD
Bible Verse : Set your mind on the things that are above, not on the things that are on the earth. Colossians 3:2
LISTEN : Where your eyes are, your heart goes. And if you are not careful with what you behold, it will affect what you attract. When you are overly attached to this life you will miss the real purpose of life. The real purpose of life is to live for God and be with Him in eternity. And until we direct our affections to Him we will miss it. My dear, eternity with God should be your topmost concern. Think about eternity and reflect on God’s word and let it drive your affections. When you think in this direction, God will help you to act wisely. Do not be distracted by this life, instead, constantly desire the wonderful blessings that God has prepared for those who love Him. (1 Corinthians 2:9,10). My dear, do you not want to be part of the eternal bliss reserved for the obedient sons and daughters of God? If you want to be there, then, delight yourself in God. Rather than live for just this life, direct your affections to God. Be wise!
Prayer : Everlasting Father, I thank you for given up your Son Jesus Christ for my sake. Therefore, help me to set my mind on the things that are heaven, amen!