Saturday, August 17, 2019
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Jesus replied, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6
LISTEN : Friend, do you know you can’t go behind Jesus Christ to God? Jesus is the only way to God. If you must see God you must pass through Him. If you must go to heaven you must pass through Him. If you have alternative to Jesus Christ, you’re not yet prepared for God. Few months ago I told a story about a certain man who was making a trip to a strange land. Not quite long he came to a place with seven roads. He was confused about which one of the seven roads was leading to his destination. As he contemplates on what to do, a man walked past him. Immediately, he approached the man and told him where he was going to, and then asked, “Which way leads to my destination?” “If you trust me, follow me.” Replied the man. And he followed him and arrived at his desired destination. My dear, like the man in this story, we’re all pilgrims. Only God truly understands where we came from and where we are going to. And God has made His Son Jesus Christ the sole means of coming to Him. Therefore, you should trust Jesus Christ enough as the sole means to your eternal destination. Jesus Christ is not one of the ways to God, but the only way (Acts 4:10-12). No human can do the mediatory and sacrificial works of Jesus Christ for you. Only His sacrificial death is enough to atone for our sins, and stop the wrath of God. Friend, Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. He is the only way to God; in Him God reveals Himself to humanity. And he who follows Him cannot walk in darkness. My dear, which way have you chosen for yourself? Jesus Christ? Or someone else? Choose wisely! The choice is yours. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour without delay.
2. Don’t have an alternative to Jesus Christ, rather let Him be your Lord.
3. Follow Jesus Christ and you will not walk in ignorance and error.
4. Acknowledge Jesus Christ as the way, the truth, and the life.
Prayer : Almighty God, thank you for Jesus Christ, the way, the truth and the life. Help me to forever follow Him, amen.
Reflection : If you travel to eternity without Jesus Christ, you’ll eventually realise that, you’ve made the greatest mistake of your life.
Quote : “He who has alternative to Jesus Christ is not yet prepared for God; and he who is not prepared for God is not prepared for a glorious eternity.”
Faith Confession : In Jesus name, I confess that Jesus Christ is the only way to God. He is the truth and the life. Therefore, I will follow Him for the rest of my life, amen!
Biblical Fact : Did you know Methuselah was the father of Lamech? (Genesis 5:25).
Today In History : August 17, 1978 Three Americans complete the first crossing of the Atlantic in a balloon.
Stunning Fact : Did you know scorpions glow under ultra violet light?
A Word Of Blessing : It’s well with you. Today I speak to your life, may God bless you with wisdom and understanding to know His will, in Jesus’ name, amen.
TOPIC : BE STRONG AND FIGHT THE DEVIL
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Bible Verse : You are from God, little children, and have conquered them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 1 John 4:4
LISTEN : Don’t panic because you belong to God. Our God is mighty, therefore, be strong and courageous and fight the devil. God’s power is above all powers put together. So, there is no reason to fear or doubt when God is on your side. Never allow fear to destroy your faith. Yes, fear can’t cripple you if your heart is filled with faith. No matter the battles you are to fight in life, victory is guaranteed if you have faith in Christ Jesus. The Bible says, “For whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith.” (1John 5:4). My dear, walk by faith. Don’t allow anything or anyone to drown your faith. Because when your faith fails, your courage will collapse; and when your courage collapses, fear will certainly paralyse your life. Therefore, you must grow your faith. Don’t be afraid of what the future holds for you, instead, trust God for He is greater than whatever you might be going through. God holds the key to the future. Therefore, let Him into your life and the enemy can’t frustrate your future. My dear, walk with God, if God is with you, your victory is sure. Be wise!
Prayer : Everlasting Father, I hide myself in you today and forever, amen.