Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Then large crowds came to him bringing with them the lame, blind, crippled, mute, and many others. They laid them at his feet, and he healed them. Matthew 15:30
LISTEN : What you will receive or achieve will depend on who or what you follow. To a great extent, what follows you is a function of who or what you follow. When you follow the wrong person you will travel on a wrong road, and arrive in a wrong destination. But following the right person will bring reality to your dreams and meaning to your life. When you follow Jesus Christ He will terminate every threat to your life. Sicknesses and diseases are out there trying to end people’s lives, but Jesus Christ has elected to save anyone who runs to Him. No matter the situation nothing is impossible with God (Luke 1:37). My dear, when men say they are tired of your situation, carry it to God. When the doctor tells you that you have a few days or months to live, talk to God about it. When men are tired, God is still at work. He can fix what men cannot fix. Beloved, come to Jesus Christ with your problems and He will not forsake you. He created you and He can equally recreate you. So, make your way to His presence today. Our verse of the day talks about a crowd of people who came to Jesus with their sick ones who had critical health issues, but Jesus healed them all. The Bible says, “Then large crowds came to him bringing with them the lame, blind, crippled, mute, and many others. They laid them at his feet, and he healed them.” (Matthew 15:30). Yes, He healed them! None of them went back home disappointed, instead, they went back healed and rejoicing. Beloved, it is your turn to be healed. Have faith in God and you will soon testify. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. No matter the circumstance, do not lose hope, instead keep your hope alive through faith in God.
2. Study and meditate on the word of God to build up your faith and keep your hope alive.
3. In every situation be strong and courageous and believe that God will work in your favour.
4. Come to Jesus Christ by faith and do not stop to tell Him about your problems.
Prayer : Merciful and all-powerful God, I thank you because you want me to be healed. Therefore, help me to grow in faith and in health as long as I live, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : If you try and it is not working go to God. He can fix what men cannot fix.
Quote : “When men say they are tired of your situation, carry it to God. When the doctor tells you that you have a few days or months to live, talk to God about it. When men are tired, God is still at work.”
Faith Confession : Today, I confess that God is willing to heal me if I am willing to have faith. Therefore, I will put my trust in Him no matter what, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know Elizabeth was the wife of Priest Zechariah? (Luke 1:5).
Today In History : August 28, 1941 The German U-boat U-570 is captured by the British and renamed Graph
Stunning Fact : Did you know a queen bee can lay up to 3,000 eggs in one day?
Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, you are healed of every health condition in your life. May your life not be cut short, in Jesus’ name, amen.
TOPIC : PRAY UNTIL YOU RECEIVE
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Bible Verse : Deliver me from my distress; rescue me from my suffering! Psalms 25:17 NET
LISTEN : Are you suffering and hurting? Talk to God about it. People often experience trouble and suffering in many ways (sickness, hardship, oppression, torment, persecution, injury, etc.) Truly, no one is immune to trouble and suffering; everyone at one point or the other must have a taste of it. When trouble comes it appears like we are not going to come out of it alive, as a result, we panic and worry instead of praying to God for intervention. People are too quick to forget God and go in search of alternative “solution” when suffering seems to increase in their lives. They ignore to pray, instead, follow the will of the flesh. Beloved, learn to call to God in your troubles. If your troubles and suffering increase, do not worry, instead pray to God. Pray until you receive. God’s ear is itching to hear your prayers. Cry to Him in your suffering like David cried saying, ”Deliver me from my distress; rescue me from my suffering” (Psalms 25:17). David cried out to God because the situation was more than he could handle; and because he cried to God God delivered him. The Bible says ”Surely he rescue me from all trouble, and I triumph over my enemies. (Psalms 54:7). Beloved, are you faced with danger or distress? Do not panic, rather pray to God until He hears you. If you can pray God can answer. Be wise!
1. Pray and bless God for His love and protection.
2. Ask God for forgiveness and mercy.
3. Pray God to grant deliverance to you in times of troubles.
4. Pray and destroy all satanic plans against you tonight.
May God deliver you from your distress and crown you with victory. It is well with you, in Jesus’ name, amen.