Thursday, December 13, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : But he was pierced for our transgressions, and he was crushed for our iniquities. The punishment that brought our peace was on him; and by his stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5
LISTEN : How wonderful it is to share the love stories of God. How the Son of God became the son of man and transformed those who believe in Him to sons and daughters of God! The mission of Jesus Christ to the world was to call sinners to repentance, to cleanse and forgive the repentant and give them a future; and to heal those who are oppressed by the devil. Divine healing is part of the ministry of Jesus Christ and the Christian faith. The Bible says, “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power : who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil ; for God was with him.” (Acts 10:38). God was with Jesus Christ and He is still with us His followers today. The Bible says, “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils… they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” (Mark 16:17,18). Beloved, you can be healed in the name of Jesus Christ. Healing is the honour God gives to the name of His only begotten son. Jesus’s sacrifice on the cross nullified the stronghold of Satan (sin, sickness, death, etc. ) over humanity. When He died on the cross, He stripped Satan of his power and granted salvation, freedom, deliverance, peace, life, etc., to those who put their faith in Him. Beloved, you can be healed today. If Jesus Christ can die a painful and humiliating death for us, He can heal your body of sicknesses and diseases. So, do not be frightened by your health condition, instead, be strengthened by your faith in God. Remember, Jesus came to call, cleanse and cure. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Do not surrender to sickness or disease, rather surrender to God for your healing.
2. Never forget that if God can sacrifice for your sins, He can sacrifice for your health.
3. In sickness, resist the spirit of fear and embrace the spirit of faith.
4. Accept Jesus Christ and believe what He has accomplished for you on the cross.
Prayer : Blessed Father, I thank you because healing belongs to you. Therefore, heal me and those in need of healing today, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.
Reflection : Jesus’s sacrifice on the cross nullified the stronghold of Satan (sin, sickness, death, etc. ) over humanity.
Quote : “If Jesus Christ can die a painful and humiliating death for us, He can heal our bodies of sicknesses and diseases.”
Faith Confession : Today, I confess that God is my healer. Therefore, I am healed of every sickness, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know Jesus Christ was anointed to save and heal? (Acts 10:38).
Today In History : December 13, 2001 Terrorists attack the Parliament of India; 15 people are killed, including the terrorists.
Stunning Fact: Did you know cars were first started with ignition keys in 1949?
A Word Of Blessing : You are healed of every infirmity in your life. Today, I cancel Satan’s plans over your life, in Jesus name, amen.
Thursday, December 13, 2018
TOPIC: THE FEAR OF GOD
Bible Verse : And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding. Job 28:28
LISTEN : The fear of God is key to a fulfilled life. God loves us when we fear and honour Him. He loves us the way He loves His Son Jesus Christ. Therefore, He is worthy of fear and honour. Beloved, there is no better way to appreciate God than to fear, obey, worship and honour Him. Sadly, people tend to fear men than God. They tend to respect the rich and famous but despise God who should be honoured. Beloved, where is the fear of God in your heart? If God is your creator, where is His honour? God’s problem with the Israelites was their lack of fear and honour for Him. They were ready to fear men, than fear God. Beloved, do you know that human wisdom is measured by the fear of God? (Job 29:29 ; Pro 9:10). And anyone who lacks the fear of God is empty of real life? Friend, always examine your fear for God. How much fear and love do you have for God? Are you putting His interest above yours? Or yours above His? As a youth, are you honouring God with your body or dishonouring Him instead? Joseph was a slave boy in Potiphar’s house in Egypt, yet, he demonstrated the fear of God when his master’s wife asked to sleep with him. He clearly refused and said, “…how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (Gen 39:9).Beloved, determine to honour and fear God always, knowing that He is worthy of worship, fear and honour. Be wise!
1. Thank the Lord for today and the gift of life.
2. Ask God for forgiveness and restoration.
3. Pray for wisdom to fear and honour God.
4. Pray and cancel every evil plot against you.
A WORD OF BLESSING
Today I prophesy to you, may God give you a heart of wisdom, honour and fear for Him, amen.