Friday, July 27, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : But to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God. 1 Corinthians 1:24
LISTEN : Those who do not truly know Jesus Christ are limited in understanding. Like most ignorant Jews of His days, they still do not know Him as the Son of the living God, but the son of Joseph and Mary. The Bible says, “And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence has this man this wisdom, and these mighty works? Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then has this man all these things?” (Matthew 13:54-56 NKJV). They failed to acknowledge His divinity, purpose and mission to the world. His gospel till today seems foolishness to them because they are headed towards destruction. But to us who are called according to His purpose, Jesus is the wisdom and power of God. His mission to the world opens our eyes to the plans of God, gives healing to the sick, hope to the hopeless, freedom to the bound, peace to the troubled, life to those who are doomed to die, salvation to sinners, etc. Thankfully, His door is not yet closed to anyone who desires to be saved. He will save anyone who acknowledges His Lordship. Friend, come today and be saved. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Study the word of God to understand who Jesus Christ truly is.
2. If you have not received Jesus Christ, do not hesitate to do that today.
3. Never take Jesus Christ as a mere man, but the wisdom and power of God.
4. Confess Jesus Christ and His power and glory to the world and never stop saying it.
Daily Prayer : Dear Lord, I thank you for granting me salvation through your Son Jesus Christ. Help me to know Him more and more through the wisdom and power of your word, amen.
Daily Reflection : Jesus is the wisdom and power of God. His mission to the world opens our eyes to the plans and goodwill of God.
Daily Quote : Those who do not truly know Jesus Christ as the Son of God are limited in understanding; they ignorantly choose not to acknowledge His divinity, purpose and mission to the world.
Daily Faith Confession : Today, I confess that Jesus Christ is the power and wisdom of God. Therefore, I will walk in this truth all the days of my life, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may the power and wisdom of God’s Word open your eyes to the will of God. May you not be dull in spiritual understanding, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know John the baptist was beheaded by Herod, on Herod’s birthday celebration? (Matthew 14:6-11).
Today In History : July 27, 2002 The largest air show disaster in history occurs when a Sukhoi Su-27 fighter crashes during an air show at Lviv, Ukraine, killing 85 and injuring more than 100 others.
Stunning Fact : Did you know in 1900 the average life span in the US was 47?
BELOVED, CONCLUDE YOUR DAY WITH THE EVENING MESSAGE BELOW AS YOU RETIRE TO BED TODAY
TOPIC : FOLLOW THE VOICE OF GOD
Friday, July 27, 2018
Bible Verse : Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light for my path. Psalms 119:105
LISTEN : The word of God carries His voice, and His voice expresses His will. Those who hear and obey the voice (words) of God can never miss their way. God’s word is the light that shines in our paths. It is the light with which we can see the right path in this wicked world. Without the light of His words we are limited. Truly, speed is limited when sight is impaired. Without sight, one will stumble and grope for directions. (Mathew 6:23). Beloved, what good sight is to you, God’s word is to your life. God’s word guides people to the right path. It is the key to a righteous and holy living. Those who keep step with the word of God cannot stray from God’s purpose. They are protected from dangers and traps of the devil. Their thoughts are weighed and refined by the word of God, as a result, their actions are in line with His will. They are not limited by forces of darkness because they receive light (insight, direction, revelation, knowledge understanding and wisdom) from the word of God. (Psalms 119:99,100). With God’s word in your heart, you are sure to follow His eternal purpose for your life. Beloved, follow the voice of God. God’s voice is hidden in His words. When you follow His voice you will discover His will. Be wise!
PRAYER POINTS :
1. Thank God for protection and daily provisions.
2. Ask for His forgiveness, cleansing and restoration of your life.
3. Pray for grace to hunger and thirst after God and His words.
4. Pray against every mountain of your life, and cast them into the sea.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION :
Today I prophesy to you, may God cause you to grow as you follow His voice, study and meditate on His word daily, in Jesus’ name, amen.
God bless you. See you tomorrow.