Monday, April 1, 2019
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : For I the LORD your God will hold your right hand, saying unto you, Fear not; I will help you. Isaiah 41:13
LISTEN : My dear, are you afraid, confused, helpless, depressed or downtrodden? There is a call to courage today. God says you should not be afraid, for He will help you. He promises to help you when you believe His word. This means that, to experience the help of God, you must raise your faith to believe His word. Don’t try to figure out how it is going to work, rather work on your faith. If you can believe, He can intervene. He promises to hold your right hand. This means that, He will give you safety and security. My dear, you are safe when you trust in the power of God. He will hold you as a child in the hand of his or her parents, who is then not afraid of anything. The Lord holds the right hand of his people, teaching them to walk by faith, leading them into his presence, and to fellowship with himself, and keeps them from falling.You will not fall if you are determined to stand on the foundation of the word of God. And God will not fail to fulfill His promises to you, if you will not fail to put your confidence in Him. God is willing to help anyone who is willing to have faith in Him. Beloved, God will help you when you put your trust in Him. The Bible says, “…Whosoever believes on him shall not be ashamed.“ (Romans 10:11). Faith in God cancels shame and breaks satanic yokes. It makes the power of God very real and visible in your life. When you believe every bit of God’s word, you attract Him to intervene in every bit of your problems. Truly, you cannot be a carrier of faith and be abandoned by God. Therefore, believe God and you will see His glory. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Don’t be afraid, rather have faith in God and be courageous.
2. Learn to walk by faith and soak up your heart in the word of God.
3. Don’t give up hope, rather remember that, God has promised to help you.
4. Acknowledge the presence of God with you and you will not be disappointed.
Prayer : Everlasting Father, I thank you for your words today. You are a helper of those who are helpless. Therefore, help and bless me today, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : To experience the help of God, you must raise your faith to believe His word. And not try to figure out how it is going to work, but rather work on your faith.
Quote: “Faith in God cancels shame and breaks satanic yokes. It makes the power of God very real and visible. For when you believe every bit of God’s word, you attract Him to intervene in every bit of your problems.”
Faith Confession : Today, I confess that God is willing to help anyone who trust in Him. Therefore, I will trust in Him, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know Keturah Abraham’s wife gave birth to six sons after the death of Sarah? (Genesis 25:1-2)
Today In History : April 1, 2011 Osama Bin Laden is killed in Abbottabad Pakistan by US Navy SEALS in Operation Neptune Spear.
Stunning Fact : Did you know Australia has the largest sheep population?
A Word Of Blessing : May the Lord bless you. May you receive ability to overcome your challenges and trials, in Jesus’ name, amen.
TOPIC : RECEIVE THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST JESUS TODAY
Monday, April 1, 2019
Bible Verse : For the word of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us who are saved it is the power of God. 1Corinthians 1:18
LISTEN : God is calling you through the gospel of Christ Jesus today. He wants you to receive His message and not reject it. My dear, anyone who rejects the gospel of Christ is lost. To be lost is to live in sin against the will of God. It is to reject and despise the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ on the cross: to remain an enemy of God and be condemned forever. My dear, we all have equal opportunity to be saved through Jesus by faith. Therefore, to reject Him and His gospel is to choose to perish forever. The gospel has power to save and to give you a future with God. Sadly, a lot of people are still ignorant of this truth. Satan has turned them away from God. This is why our Bible verse says “For the word of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us who are saved it is the power of God.”(1Corinthians 1:18). Friend, do you take the gospel of Jesus Christ as foolishness? Do you think that he who rejects and despises the gospel will not be punished? Beloved, accept the gospel of Christ Jesus today. Delay no more for time is running out! Be wise!
Prayer : Dear Lord, help me to receive the Gospel of Christ Jesus, and to serve Him for the rest of my life, in Jesus’ name, amen.