Saturday, November 2, 2019
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Many there are who say of my soul, “There is no help for him in God.” Psalms 3:2
LISTEN : Lack of the knowledge of God puts people at the mercy of the devil (Hosea 4:6). My dear, if you know God, the wicked can’t prevail over you. Their threats can’t change your mind about God or shake your confidence. Have you ever been in a situation where people boasted that, you’re not going to come out alive? While facing a terrible situation, have you not been told by some persons that things will never again be the same with you? Besides, have you ever been told that you are doomed, and there is no way out of your predicaments? I have had several of such experiences, but God miraculously led me out of the pit of destruction. My dear, God is rich in mercy, and in every trouble He will make a way of escape for you. Your enemies may conclude that you’re doomed, and that God can’t even help or save you from their hands (Exodus 5:2); that is a lie from the pit of hell. It doesn’t matter who says that, there is no hope of escape for you, God will enable you to triumph over them. (Psalms 3:2,3). God knows how to disappoint the wicked and establish His own purpose instead. So, forget about enemies’ threats, boast or taunt, and anchor your hope in the living God instead; for whom the LORD decides to save and bless, even the gang up of the entire world can’t thwart His plan. My dear, be strong and remember that, with God the wicked can’t prevail over you. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. No matter the circumstance, don’t turn your back on God and He’ll preserve you.
2. Surrender your life to God and Satan won’t have your life sacrificed to him.
3. Never be afraid of what man can do to you, rather, be afraid of what God can do to man.
4. No matter how critical the situation may be, always put your trust in God.
Prayer : Almighty God, all powers belong to you. Therefore, I will not be afraid what man can do to me, amen.
Reflection : Who God wants to bless, no evil enterprise can thwart it.
Quote : “God is with the righteous; and satan can’t destroy anyone whose life is already sacrificed to God in the altar of dedication.”
Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I confess that God is my help. Therefore, no enemy can triumph over me, amen!
Biblical Fact : Did you know Jesse’s three eldest sons who follows Saul to the battle are Eliab, Abinadab and Shammah? (1 Samuel 17:13).
Today In History : November 2, 1943, Jewish ghetto of Riga Latvia is destroyed
Stunning Fact : Did you know dolphin’s can detect underwater sounds from 24 km (15 miles) away?
A Word Of Blessing : It’s well with you. May you not be defeated by the enemy. May God keep you in perfect peace, in Jesus’ name, amen.
TOPIC : I WILL PRAISE THE LORD
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Bible Verse : Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable. Psalms 145:3
LISTEN: A poor man said to a rich man who often complains of not having as much money as he wanted, “Sir, learn to praise God. As for me, I will forever praise the LORD.” The rich man replied, “Man, you’re poor! So, what’s your reason for praising God?” To his surprise the poor man replied, “I will praise God for He created the world by His word, wisdom and power.” (Proverbs 3:19 ; Jeremiah 10:12). My dear, God is to be praised with all we have, and with utmost capacities. His greatness has no end. His greatness is unsearchable; that is, the greatness of His nature, and the perfections of it; these are past finding out; and so are His ways and works, and the riches of His grace. Our God is great and worthy to be the object of our praise, day and night (Psalms 145:1-3). Those who know God’s greatness should meditate upon it and proclaim it to others. The whole earth is full of God’s greatness and goodness towards humanity. Not only is God great, but He is full of goodness, showing covenant faithfulness to His people and gracious love to people everywhere. Therefore, those who have tasted His love should show their gratitude by praising Him and telling others of His mighty works. In this way, they will help spread His rule to the lives of others. Beloved, let us bring God unending praise for all his goodness and greatness. Remember, when we deny God His praise, He will surely deny us His blessings. Be wise!
Prayer : Dear Lord, I thank you because you are good. I choose to praise you all the days of my life, amen!