Sunday, August 5, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Ask, and it will be given you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and it will be opened for you. Matthew 7:7
LISTEN : You may not receive until you ask, seek and knock on God’s door of favour. Learning to ask is learning to receive. God gives answer when we ask. He reveals and releases hidden things when we seek; and He will let us into His chambers and home of abundance and mysteries when we knock on His door. God honours those who are importunate in prayer. He blesses those who are tenacious in seeking to discover His will and receive His blessings. He will not ignore those who refuse to give up on knocking on the door of mercy and blessings. He promises to respond when we sincerely ask, seek and knock on His door of grace. The Bible says, “For everyone who asks receives. He who seeks finds. To him who knocks it will be opened.” (Matthew 7:8). My dear, stop complaining and begin to ask, seek and knock on the door you want to open up in your life. Never forget that “not to ask is not to receive, not to seek is not to find ; and not to knock is to have yourself locked out of God’s blessings.” (James 4:2,3). Never miss any opportunity to ask, seek and knock on God’s door through prayer. Whatever your needs are, pray fervently and expect confidently, and God will cause you to receive His abundant and endless blessings. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Stop complaining about your problems, and begin to pray fervently and trust in God.
2. Always ask, seek and knock on God’s door and you will receive His blessings.
3. Have faith in your prayers and keep praying until you receive.
4. Never stop praying because of delay in answer, rather pray knowing that God will hear you.
Daily Prayer : Dear Lord, I thank you because you answer prayer. Help me to trust in you, and to ask, seek and knock until I receive, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Reflection : God honours those who are importunate in prayer. He blesses those who are firm in seeking His will and blessings; and let in those who sincerely knock on His door of grace.
Daily Quote : “When the heart is too weak to believe God, the mouth will be silent to ask for His blessing; and when the mouth is silent, the hands cannot receive His blessings.”
Daily Faith Confession : Today, I confess that God is willing to give us our requests if we are willing to ask in faith. Therefore, I will ask until I receive, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may God grant your heart desires to you. May your life not be miserable, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know Adam lived a total of nine hundred and thirty years old? (Genesis 5:5).
Today In History : August 5, 1815 A peace treaty with Tripoli–which follows treaties with Algeria and Tunis–brings an end to the Barbary Wars.
Stunning Fact : Did you know unless food is mixed with saliva you cannot taste it?
BELOVED, CONCLUDE YOUR DAY WITH THE EVENING MESSAGE BELOW AS YOU RETIRE TO BED TODAY
Sunday, August 5, 2018
TOPIC: TAKING REVENGE
Bible Verse : Do not say, “I will pay back evil!” Wait for the LORD, so that he may vindicate you. Proverbs 20:22 NET
LISTEN : Friend, do you want to take revenge on your offenders? Do you want “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth”? Everyone wants to take revenge against his or her offender(s). No one wants to forgive. Everyone wants to take his or her own “pound of flesh.” What a world! No peace, no forgiveness, no love, but violence, killing, destruction and all manner of evil. We want to revenge every evil no matter what. Beloved, why seek private revenge instead of seeking God’s vindication? The bible says, ”Do not say, “I will pay back evil!” That is , do not do an injury to one that has done one to you. The Bible commands that private revenge is not to be taken, but should be left to God, to whom vengeance belongs. You should learn to wait on the Lord, and He shall save you; commit yourself and cause to God; leave it with Him to avenge your wrongs, and wait for His own time to do you justice. He will at the proper season, and in His own way, save you from your enemies, and make a righteous retribution to them (your enemies). The word of God declares, ”Be sure of this: the wicked will not go unpunished, but the descendants of the righteous will go free” (Proverbs 11:21). Beloved, do not waste your time seeking revenge, instead, seek the will and help of God. Be wise!
PRAYER POINTS :
1. Pray and bless God for provision and protection.
2. Ask God for forgiveness and mercy.
3. Ask God to heal your broken heart and remove the thoughts of vengeance.
4. Pray and destroy all satanic plans against you, and the body of Christ around the world.
5. Pray for peace of mind, good sleep and faith to be saved.
May the Lord heal your wounded and bleeding heart, may He quench the desire for revenge in your heart, amen.
God bless you. See you tomorrow.