Saturday, June 1, 2019
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : For all who are led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God. Romans 8:14 (NET).
LISTEN : My dear, be led by the Spirit of God. If God can’t lead you by His Spirit He can’t invest in you. God can only invest in His obedient and loyal children. Until you surrender to Jesus Christ, the Spirit of God can’t lead you. He whom the Spirit leads has already accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour (John 1:12). Beloved, are you led by the Spirit of God? What does it mean to be led by the Spirit of God? It means the same as walking by Him. However, it carries additional emphasis on His leadership. The Spirit of God is superior to every human. Therefore, walking by Him does not express that, we are walking along with Him as an equal, but follow His leading as our sovereign and divine Guide. My dear, if the Spirit of God can lead you, then, you are a child of God. God has blessed us with the ministry of His Spirit when He gave up His Son Jesus Christ for our sins. As a matter of fact, believers don’t need to pray for the Spirit’s leading, because He is already doing that. All they (we) need is willingness and obedience to follow His leading. The day a person receives Jesus Christ into his or her life, the Holy Spirit comes in immediately (Romans 8:9). The day you surrender your life to Christ Jesus, the Spirit of God comes in and begins to lead you. He will guide you to know the mind of God; and set you free from errors, sanctify you, teach you the truth, make you a witness to Christ, give you assurance of eternal life, make you fruitful for the kingdom of God, and give you access to God in prayer and dwell with you always. Beloved, submit yourself to the Holy Spirit of God and your life will not remain the same. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Surrender your life to God and allow yourself to be led by the Spirit.
2. Search the scriptures and you will be saved from the spirit of errors.
3. Walk in the Spirit and don’t make provision for the flesh.
4. Create an atmosphere for the Spirit of God and build a relationship with Him.
Prayer : Dear Lord, I thank you for your words today. Feel me with your Spirit and lead me to do your will in Jesus ‘ name, amen!
Reflection : He who constantly resist the Spirit of God has no future with God.
Quote : “If God cannot lead you by His Spirit, He cannot invest in you; for He can only invest in His obedient and loyal children.”
Faith Confession : Today, I confess that the Holy Spirit is my teacher. Therefore, I will follow His leading, amen!
Biblical Fact : Did you know that, king Josiah was made king over Israel when he was eight years old? (2 Kings 22:1).
Today In History : June 1, 1963 The U.S postmaster introduces the ZIP code.
Stunning Fact : Did you know sponges hold more cold water than hot?
A Word Of Blessing : You will make a difference. May the Spirit of God guide and lead you to a successful life. May your life be pleasing to God now and forever, in Jesus’ name, amen!
TOPIC : DO YOU HAVE A FUTURE WITH CHRIST?
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Bible Verse : Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering; for he who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:23
LISTEN : My dear, do you have confidence in God? Do you hope to have a future with Him? Then, don’t stop believing and obeying Him. Never allow your faith to grow cold and weak just because nothing seems to work as you planned it. Don’t give up hope just because you think that, there is nothing to hope for anymore. Instead, be strong and have faith in God. Don’t stop confessing Jesus Christ and your faith in Him to the world. No matter the circumstance, determine not to faint in the face of trouble. My dear, don’t forget that, God did not promise us a trouble-free life, but His help in trouble. He promises to answer, deliver, bless and honour anyone who trust in Him. So, determine to hold fast the confession of your hope without wavering; for he who promised is faithful. Surely, God is too faithful to fail. Therefore, hold unto God and consistently resist the devil and you will have a future with God. Be wise!
Prayer : Heavenly Father, I thank you because you are my hope in this life and eternity. Therefore, help me to always believe in you, in Jesus’ name, amen!