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FRIDAY, 01 APRIL, 2022
Daily Devotional by Dr Pastor Paul Enenche
*TOPIC: ARE YOU A CHRISTIAN?*
SCRIPTURE: And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch. Acts 11:26
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The essence of Christianity is change or transformation into the nature of Christ.
You are welcome to the Month of April 2022. It is our Year of Overflowing Grace and Glory. This month shall deliver into your hands, previously withheld rewards in Jesus’ Name.
The Scripture makes it clear that Christianity is a lifestyle that is rooted in the person and teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 11:26).
Jesus’ disciples were called Christians, which means ‘Christ-like’ or little ‘Christs’, first in Antioch according to our anchor Scripture.
The truth is, when the people saw the disciples of Jesus Christ, they noticed that they had undergone character transformation by associating with Jesus Christ. The lifestyle of the disciples reminded the people of Jesus Christ. So, they concluded that the disciples must be called Christians, that is – little Christs or Christlets.
This means, religious activities, socialization, miracles, blessings or breakthroughs are not the essence of Christianity. The essence of Christianity is change or transformation into the Nature of Christ. That means, if you are a Christian, your life must reflect the character of Christ just like the lives of the Apostles of old. You cannot claim to be a Christian even if you go to church, when your lifestyle is opposite that of Jesus Christ.
Beloved, the crucial question to ponder is, are you a Christian? Does the way you live define you as a Christian?
My counsel is, allow Jesus to manifest His character and lifestyle through your life. Receive the grace to be a Christian by lifestyle in Jesus Name.
Remember this: The essence of Christianity is change or transformation into the nature of Christ.
1. Refuse to be a nominal Christian.
2. Yield yourself to God to transform your life so you can be like Jesus Christ.
PRAYER: Lord, my greatest desire is to be like Jesus Christ. I ask that You transform my life to reflect the image of Jesus Christ, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE ESSENCE OF CHRISTIANITY.
QUOTE: If you are going to reign in this life as a king, one of the major ways you will do that is by the power of character and integrity. Culled from “WHO ARE YOU?” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY BIBLE READING: 1 Chronicles 27-29.
AMAZING FACT: An ant, on its own, can carry an object that weighs fifty times its own body weight. It is like a 250-pound person lifting a 13,000-pound African Bush Elephant on his own. When they work in groups, ants can lift even larger weights to show the power of unity. Imagine our impact on earth if we harness our gifts and potentials for the service of the Kingdom. Incredible!
PROPHETIC WORD/DECLARATION: The LORD cause your Impact to be felt in your generation in very positive and impactful ways in Jesus’ Name.
*Happy New Month* 🌸
[4/1, 5:59 AM] Pst Emmanuel.O. Oshevire: OPEN HEAVEN DEVOTIONAL
DATE: FRIDAY 1ST APRIL 2022
THEME THERE IS HOPE
MEMORISE: For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion. Ecclesiastes 9:4
READ: Job 14:7 -9
7 For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.
8 Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground;
9 Yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant.
One of the major things I have come to learn in my decades of walking with Christ is that there is no hopeless situation with God. It does not matter how bad the circumstances are, my God can reverse the seemingly irreversible. In 2 Kings 4:1-7, the Bible tells us of a woman who was so poor and deep in debt that her creditors only hope of recovering their money was to sell her sons. However, in just one day, God turned her story around and she not only had enough to pay off her debt, she also had money to live on for the rest of her life. It doesn’t matter how poor you are now; I decree: God will prosper you, in Jesus’ name.
Your problem may be one of sickness. There is no one so sick that God cannot heal, I was in Ireland a few years ago when a Pastor brought a handkerchief to me to pray on. The lady he wanted to lay the handkerchief on was in the hospital and the doctors had said that she only had a 0.01% chance of surviving. I prayed on the handkerchief and the Pastor took it to her, My God then took the 0.01% chance of survival the doctor had mentioned and used it to give her a 100% healing. Beloved, it does not matter what report the doctors have given concerning you; as long as you can read this or listen to someone else read it to you, I decree that you are healed in Jesus’ name.
In the Redeemed Christian Church of God, we have witnessed several miraculous conceptions and childbirths. In some cases, the women were over sixty years old and some had been declared by medical doctors as unfit to conceive and deliver children. Sarah was 90 years old when she had Isaac. It doesn’t matter how old you are now, those who called you barren will soon be attending the naming ceremony of your children, in Jesus’ name.
God says in Jeremiah 32:27
Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?
The question is “Do you believe that He can do it?” James 1:5-7 says whoever comes to ask God for anything without having faith should not expect that he will receive answers to his prayers. A song writer once sang, “Don’t give up on God because He won’t give up on you”. There is hope that all things will turn around for your good if you keep your faith active and live according to God’s will.
Do somethings today that will really show God that you believe He can turn your situation around for the better.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
1 Samuel 31-2 Samuel 2
AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A ADEBOYE
HYMN 12: MY FAITH LOOKS UP TO THEE
1 My faith looks up to thee,
thou Lamb of Calvary,
Now hear me while I pray;
take all my guilt away;
O let me from this day
be wholly thine!
2 May thy rich grace impart
strength to my fainting heart;
my zeal inspire!
As thou hast died for me,
oh, may my love to thee
pure, warm, and changeless be,
a living fire!
3 While life’s dark maze I tread,
and griefs around me spread,
be thou my guide.
Bid darkness turn to day,
wipe sorrow’s tears away,
nor let me ever stray
from thee aside.
4 When ends life’s transient dream,
when death’s cold, sullen stream
shall o’er me roll,
blest Savior, then, in love,
fear and distrust remove;
O bear me safe above,
a ransomed soul!