Friday, April 19, 2019
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any double-edged sword. Hebrews 4:12
LISTEN : The word of God is mighty because God is the Almighty. His word quakes the foundation of the world because the world was formed by the same word (Genesis 1:1-31). God is the authority behind His word. He expresses His will through His words. His words do not fail because He guides it with His own name. His word carries life and power. With His word He carries out His purposes. God’s word searches our hearts and powerfully penetrates our minds more than a two-edged sword can penetrate the human body. My dear, there is no part of us that is hidden “in the eyes” of the word of God. His words penetrate into our souls and spirits, as a sharp sword can penetrate into human joints and marrow. God’s word is living and active. It performs the very purpose of God. by it God discerns all our thoughts and desires. His word exposes to us all our thoughts and desires. With His word He judges the wicked, saves the perishing, justifies the repentant, vindicates the oppressed, breaks chain of afflictions, heals sicknesses and diseases; sets the captive free, transforms sinners, etc. However, we cannot experience the benefits of His words until we have fully surrendered to Him. My dear, God’s word is for your good. So, study and obey it, and you will experience the blessings of God. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Study and meditate in the word of God always.
2. Obey the words of God and determine to live in line with the will of God.
3. If the word of God convicts you of sin, do not harden your heart, instead surrender to God.
4. Always believe the words of God and have faith in Him.
Prayer : Almighty Father, your word is true and most powerful. Help me to obey your words and surrender to you always, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : We cannot experience the benefits of the words of God until we have fully surrendered to Him.
Quote : “The word of the only true God is the only true and ever reliable word.”
Faith Confession : Today, I confess that the word of God is true, active and alive. Therefore, I will believe and obey the word of God, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know God finished creating the heaven and earth in six days and rested on the seventh day? (Genesis 2:1-2).
Today In History : April 19, 1995 A truck bomb explodes in front of the federal building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people.
Stunning Fact: Did you know the dishwasher was invented in 1889?
A Word Of Blessing : Today I speak to your life, may God cause you to experience the power of His words. May you prosper with the word of God always, in Jesus’ name, amen.
TOPIC : STUDY GOD’S WORD TO KNOW GOD’S WAYS
Friday, April 19, 2019
Bible Verse : Search the scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. John 5:39
LISTEN : My dear, do you study God’s word to know His ways? Do you have time to study and meditate in the word of God always? In His message to His audience, Jesus Christ said, “Search the scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.” (John 5:39) Beloved, we are commanded to search the scriptures. That is, to consciously read, study and meditate in the word of God. God’s word should not be handled carelessly or with a divided attention; but rather with dedication and seriousness. God’s word is key to life, hence, to ignore the word of God is to be denied of eternal life. So, give quality time to studying and meditating in the word of God. If you must know God and Jesus Christ His son, it must be by the knowledge of scriptures. So, do not neglect to study the Bible, instead, give quality time to it, because it is the key to knowing God and His ways. Be wise!
Prayer : Dear Lord, help me to search and understand your word in Jesus’ name, amen.