Saturday, January 25, 2020
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against you shall fall for your sake. Isaiah 54:15
LISTEN : The devil is defeated even before he attempts to fight a child of God. When he comes after us, God goes after him in our defence. Because of the redemptive work of Christ, Satan does not have again what it takes to destroy us. My dear, in any battle we will ever engage in, our victory is guaranteed because of our faith in Christ Jesus. Our battle is won through Christ before it ever begins. God fights for His people. He promises to defeat those who are against us if we obey His words (Exodus 23:22). When we honour Him and live in obedience to Him, we will work in the authority that Christ has given us by His death. Beloved, don’t be afraid, rather, put your trust in God. When you have faith in God your enemies will surrender to you because God will be your defense. No matter the forces that are up against you, if the living God is on your side, you will defeat them as one man. So, don’t be afraid of the threats of your enemies; rather, walk with God and He will walk with you. Walk in obedience to Him and He will rise against your enemies. Don’t be afraid, always remember that God is with you. Yes, we are safe because God is with us. No matter what is prepared against us, God can defend us against any form of evil and demonic attacks. If God is with us nothing can stand in our ways (Romans 8:31). And because God is with us He can never support our enemies. Satan and his agents may strike us, but they can’t subdue us. And because they don’t have God’s support, they can’t break us. Satan couldn’t succeed with Job because he was working within the limit God allowed him (Job 1:12). In the same way, he can do nothing to us because he doesn’t have the support of our God. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Don’t be afraid of the wicked, rather put your confidence in the living God.
2. Pray in every situation and never give up no matter what.
3. Be strong, courageous and dedicated to God and He will defend you always.
4 Don’t be ignorant of your authority in Christ Jesus, rather fight the devil with it.
Prayer : Dear Lord, you are my shield and defense. Help me to overcome the battles of my life, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : No matter the forces that are against you, if the living God is on your side, you will defeat them as one man.
Quote : “Satan may strike us, but he can’t subdue us. He may include us, but he can’t conclude us.”
Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I confess that God will fight my battles. Therefore, I will walk in obedience to Him as long as I live, amen.
Biblical Fact: Did you know Thomas Didymus was absent the first time Jesus Christ visited his disciples after his resurrection? (John 20:24).
Today In History : January 25, 1904 Two-hundred coal miners are trapped in their Pennsylvania mine after an explosion.
Stunning Fact : Did you know Switzerland eats the most chocolates.
A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. May God destroy what the devil prepares against you. I command every arrow against your life to be consumed by fire, in Jesus’ name, amen.
TOPIC : LEAVE YOUR BURDENS WITH GOD
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Bible Verse : Throw all your worry on him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
LISTEN : My dear, leave your burdens with God. We don’t serve a God who is inconsiderate and insensitive to the sufferings of His people; rather, we are serving the God who is caring and loving. The God that feels the pain and needs of His people. He created us for His own glory, and therefore will sustain us. Beloved, because God created us and give us life daily, let him also take care of all the things that we are worried about. Why should I doubt God’s ability to meet my needs, fix my problems and better my life when I know He created me with no mistakes? My dear, God cares about you as much as He cares about me. So, if I know God cares about me, what should I do? I should have faith in Him, quit worrying myself, trust His promises, determine never to give up on Him, refuse to fear or faint in the face of troubles, and wait patiently for Him. Friend, why worry when you have God’s shoulders to lean on? Why destroy your life when you can trust God for intervention? Therefore, throw all your worry on him, because he cares for you. Be wise!
Prayer : Blessed Father, thank you for you are faithful, caring and loving. Therefore, I will trust and serve you always, in Jesus’ name, amen!
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