Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Everyone whom the Father gives me will come to me, and the one who comes to me I will never send away. John 6:37
LISTEN : If you’re wise enough to return to God by accepting Jesus Christ today as your Lord and Saviour, He will not reject you when He comes back to the world for His people. My dear, don’t be afraid to return to God. You’re safe in the hands of God. You’re a special person that God bought for himself through the blood of His Son Jesus Christ. God loves you as much as He loves others. He wants to save other sinners no matter what they have done. He wants to forgive and receive as many that choose to return to Him. He is calling sinners everywhere to forsake their sins and come back to Him, because He knows the punishment of sin. He is warning people everywhere to return to Him today. My dear, are you wondering if God is ever going to forgive your sin? Yes, He will! All He wants you to do is to acknowledge that you have sinned against Him. He wants you to realise that He is your God. So, don’t be afraid to come to Him for He will certainly receive you. Our Bible verse says, “Everyone whom the Father gives me will come to me, and the one who comes to me I will never send away.” (John 6:37). Here are reasons why Jesus will not reject you: 1.) He died for you. Jesus Christ can’t refuse to welcome whom he died for. 2). God loves us. God’s love for us brought Jesus Christ to the world. Therefore, he can’t reject you. You’re the reason why he came. 3.) He is expecting your return to God. Jesus is waiting for you to come back to God. Yes, heaven is waiting for you to embrace Jesus Christ. He’s God’s message of peace from heaven. 4.) He doesn’t want you to perish. Come as you are. Jesus will not reject you because he doesn’t want you to perish. 5.) He has taken care of your sin. His death has taken care of your sin. So, have faith in Him and live the rest of your life for Him. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Don’t disobey God, instead, determine to serve and worship Him with all your heart.
2. Don’t be afraid to return to God because of your sin; instead, come to Him and He will show you mercy.
3. Always remember that, God is our Father and He wants you back to Himself no matter what.
4. Come to Jesus just as you are, and He will turn you into what He wants you to be.
Prayer: Dear Lord, I have sinned against you. I come today for forgiveness and restoration, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection: God will not reject anyone who comes to Him by faith.
Quote : “Faith in Christ Jesus qualifies us for salvation. Hence, those who come to Him just as they are, are changed into what God wants them to be.”
Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I confess that, Jesus Christ wants me saved. Therefore, I accept Him as my Lord and Saviour, amen!
Biblical Fact : Did you know Noah’s Ark was 300 cubits (450 feet) long, 50 cubits (75 feet) wide, and 30 cubits (45 feet) high? (Genesis 6:15).
Today In History : August 20, 1619 The first group of twenty Africans is brought to Jamestown, Virginia.
Stunning Fact : Did you know a group of kangaroos is called a mob
A Word Of Blessing : You’ll make a difference. Today I speak to your life, it’s well with you. May you live the rest of your life for God, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
TOPIC : WALK IN RIGHTEOUSNESS
Bible Verse : Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that does good is of God: but he that does evil have not seen God. 3 John 1:11
LISTEN : Walk in righteousness and obedience to God. If you live in sin and disobedience you’ve not seen God. In His message to His audience Jesus Christ said, “I tell you the solemn truth, the one who hears my message and believes the one who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned, but has crossed over from death to life.” (John 5:24). Beloved, the only way to escape Satan’s traps is to hear and obey the word of God. When we obey and believe the word of God we will never again be condemned, but will receive eternal life through Christ Jesus. Therefore, we should follow the will of God if we must escape the devil’s trap. Our verse of the day says, “Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that does good is of God: but he that does evil have not seen God.” (3 John 1:11). This means that, we should watch, examine and prove every idea, principle, opinion, trend, belief, etc., before accepting to act on, or adopt them as our own standards. We must not do anything just because everyone else is doing it, rather, we should do it because we have proven it to be the perfect and acceptable will of God. (Romans 12:2 ; Ephesians 5:10) So, surrender to God and let your mind be renewed. Be wise!
Prayer : Dear Lord, help me to walk in obedience and righteousness as long as I live, amen!