[5/17, 12:32 PM] Pst Emmanuel.O. Oshevire: *SEEDS 🥑🥦🍇🍏OF DESTINY*
TUESDAY, 17TH MAY 2022
Daily Devotional by Dr Pastor Paul Enenche
*TOPIC: THE NECESSITY OF SOUL WINNING*
*SCRIPTURE* : I say unto you, that likewise JOY shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons which need no repentance. LUKE 15:7
*THOUGHT FOR THE DAY* : You cannot sow joy in heaven and not reap joy on earth.
Soul-winning is a very crucial aspect of dedicated Christianity. No Christian can be confirmed to be dedicated who is not interested in wining souls into the Kingdom. Soul-winning was the bedrock of the apostolic Christianity.
When we came to the Lord in the late 70s and early 80s, it was almost a sin for a Christian to go out without evangelism tracts in his pocket. You would feel as if you have committed a sin for going out without tracts in your pocket. Paul the apostle said, “Woe is me if I preach not the gospel” (1Corinthians 9:16).
The question is: why is soul-winning necessary?
1. The salvation of souls is the priority of God. It is God’s pre-eminent priority. Soul-winning is the heartbeat of God (Ezekiel 3:11, 2Peter 3:9).
2. The salvation of souls is a trigger for joy in heaven (Luke 15:7, 10). For every sinner that repents, there is jubilation in heaven. You cannot sow joy in heaven and not reap joy on earth.
3. The salvation of souls is the reward for the travails of our Master. As we win souls, we are ensuring that our Master, Jesus Christ did not suffer on the Cross of Calvary in vain (Isaiah 53:11).
The salvation of souls is the rescue of multitudes from the torment of hell fire (Psalm 9:17). Hell is real; and everyone who does not know Jesus is on the way to hell.
The salvation of multitudes brings honour to the Almighty (Proverbs 14:28). God is honoured when multitudes gather.
Beloved, be committed to soul-winning, and God will be committed to meeting your needs.
Remember this: You cannot sow joy in heaven and not reap joy on earth.
1. Ensure that at least a soul is added to the Kingdom on your account every month.
2. Pray for the establishment of every soul won into the Kingdom.
3. Trust God for the termination of every challenge around your life as you go out for souls.
PRAYER: Lord, I receive the grace to be committed in my soul-winning effort. Help me feel a portion Jesus’ love, burden and passion for mankind, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: Dedication to God in Soul-Winning.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Psalm 25-27
QUOTE: Our destiny as a church is to colonize our generation, to disciple our generation, to change culture. Culled from “Making Full Proof of Ministry” by Dr Paul Enenche.
AMAZING FACT: People who laugh a lot are healthier than those who don’t.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Fresh passion for souls is released on you now in Jesus Name.
*Good Morning* 🍀🌸
[5/17, 12:34 PM] Pst Emmanuel.O. Oshevire: [5/17, 6:59 AM] PST Obarue: Prayer Points On Today’s Open Heavens:
Tuesday 17th of May, 2022
*The God Of Isaac*
1.I worship and adore You, my Father, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; You’re also the God of laughter and the God of multiplication.
2.Thank You, Father, for creating me in Your image and likeness; and for Your purpose and pleasure.
3.Father, in anyway I have fallen short of your glory, please, have mercy and forgive me; let Your mercy prevail over any judgement of sin in my life, in Jesus’ name.
4.Father, there is nothing that i have, that has not been given to me by You; therefore, let nothing be too big, too great or too costly for me to willingly surrender for Your use, in Jesus’ name.
5.Father, You’re Jehovah Jireh, the great provider; please, supply all my needs today and everyday, according to Your riches in glory by Christ Jesus, in Jesus’ name.
6.Father, please, give me the grace to be willing and obedient, as Abraham and Isaac, that I may be blessed and eat the good of the land, in Jesus’ name.
7.Father, let Your fire consume every spirit of doubt, double mindedness and disobedience, in my life; and, whenever the temptation to sin against You comes my way, quickly make a way of escape for me, in Jesus’ name.
8.Father, in blessings, please, bless me; in multiplying please, multiply my seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and let my seeds possess the gates of their enemies; in Jesus’ name.
9.Father, please, give me a heart of sacrificial giving, and let me reap a hundredfold for all my labours in Your vineyard; let all Your promises for my life be fulfilled at the time appointed for them, in Jesus’ name.
10.Father, bless your son, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye; and, uphold him by Your right hand of righteousness, till the end, in Jesus’ name.
11.Father, bless Your son that You have been using to prepare these prayer points, beyond measures, and all those who have been rebroadcasting them, in Jesus’ name.
12.Father, let every challenge, hindrance and obstacle of getting these prayer points across to Your children, timely, and on daily basis be removed, in Jesus’ name.
13.Your Personal petitions.
( Philippians 4:6)
14.In Jesus’ name I pray.
(John 14:13-14; 15:16)
15.Thank you Father for answered prayers.
(1 Thessalonians 5:18).
*These prayers have no expiry dates! Please, pray them, irrespective of the time they get to you. Remain blessed, in Jesus’ name.*
[5/17, 6:59 AM] PST Obarue: OPEN HEAVENS DEVOTIONAL 2022
DATE: TUESDAY MAY 17TH 2022
THEME: THE GOD OF ISAAC
MEMORISE: That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; Genesis 22:17
READ: Genesis 22:1 -18
1 And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.
2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.
3 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.
4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.
5 And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.
6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together.
7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?
8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.
9 And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.
10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.
11 And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.
12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.
13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.
14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.
15 And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time,
16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:
17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;
18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.
The God of Isaac is the God of laughter (Genesis 21:1-7). He is not just the God of laughter, but also the God of multiplication. Our Bible reading today tells us how God asked Abraham to offer Isaac as a sacrifice and how he (Abraham) was about to do so before God stopped him. God later on blessed Abraham:
*”…in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies”* Genesis 22:17
How does He multiply? In Genesis 26:12-14, the Bible tells us that when Isaac sowed, in the same year, he had a hundredfold return. This therefore means that the God of Isaac is the God of a hundredfold returns. When you look at the last promise in Genesis 22:17, you see God saying that Abraham’s seed will possess the gate of his enemies. In those days, the gate was the centre of a city’s economy.
This means that when the God of Isaac is your God, you will become so prosperous that whether nations like you or not, they would have to do whatever you say.
It is unfortunate however, that many Christians are not this prosperous and this is because they are not like Isaac. When Abraham was going to offer a sacrifice to God, Isaac asked his father, “I can see the wood, I can see the fire, where is the animal to be sacrificed?” (Genesis 22:7). Abraham said God would provide the lamb. The moment Abraham started binding him, Isaac know he was the sacrifice. Abraham bound him and laid him on the wood, yet Isaac cooperated all the way. If he had decided to struggle just a little, he would have won because there is no way a man who is over a hundred years old can hold a teenager down. However, Isaac was ready to give himself as a sacrifice to the Most High God. Only those who can sacrifice their all can enjoy the kind of multiplication that the God of Isaac gives. Solomon sacrificed what no man ever did and God blessed him more that every other man. Sow a seed that will really cost you – a sacrificial offering. If you want to be so prosperous that you will control the economies and politics of nations, then nothing must be too big for you to give to God.
Give a sacrificial offering to a church , person or project that you are sure is for God.
HYMN 25: TO GOD BE THE GLORY GREAT THINGS HE HAS DONE
1 To God be the glory, great things He hath done,
So loved He the world that He gave us His Son,
Who yielded His life our redemption to win,
And opened the life-gate that all may go in.
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
Let the earth hear His voice;
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
Let the people rejoice;
Oh, come to the Father, through Jesus the Son,
And give Him the glory; great things He hath done.
2 Oh, perfect redemption, the purchase of blood,
To every believer the promise of God;
The vilest offender who truly believes,
That moment from Jesus a pardon receives.
3 Great things He hath taught us, great things He hath done,
And great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son;
But purer, and higher, and greater will be
Our wonder, our transport when Jesus we see
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Nehemiah 2-5
AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A ADEBOYE