[6/16, 5:47 AM] +234 805 069 3683: SEEDS OF DESTINY DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY DR PAUL ENENCHE.

THURSDAY JUNE 16, 2022.

TOPIC: PROOFS OF A CHANGED LIFESTYLE.

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: If you claim to be a Christian and your life has not changed to reflect the character of Christ, examine yourself again.

Sometime ago, I was in an aircraft at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, Nigeria and we were about to fly. Then a man who sat close to me answered a call and said, “Oh yes, I’m speaking to you from Lagos now.”

When I heard this, I was shocked. I looked at him and said within me, “What a life!” I also thought within myself: “He is about to fly, if any disaster happened to him and he lost his life, then he would have just lied before dying.” What an express route to hellfire! This is not a character of a genuine Christian. A genuine Christian tells the truth even when no one is watching.

This is because becoming a Christian calls for a noticeable positive change in character and lifestyle. Whenever a person becomes a Christian, there should be public testimonies of his changed lifestyle. And such testimonies should come from people who used to know him before he repented.

For instance, he may be a quarrelsome person before but due to the change he has experienced after being born again, when he is offended or insulted, he would simply walk away instead of exchanging words. When people see such a change in his lifestyle, they would be amazed and say, “He has really changed. Ah! If it were before, you could not talk to him like that. You could not insult him and get away with it. He has really changed.”

It is important to know that the same people who noticed how the disciples have changed were the first to call them “Christians” because of the changed lifestyles they saw in them.

Beloved, if you claim to be a Christian and your life has not changed to reflect the character of Christ, examine yourself again.

REMEMBER THIS: If you claim to be a Christian and your life has not changed to reflect the character of Christ, examine yourself again.

ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Refuse to live a double standard life.
2. Allow God to change your lifestyle in the way you think and act.
3. Make up your mind to live the true Christian lifestyle of character, integrity, sincerity and honesty.

PRAYER: Lord, I ask that You transform my life to reflect Your Character and Image. Help me to be a Christian indeed, Lord in Jesus’ Name.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE ESSENCE OF CHRISTIANITY.

QUOTE: Integrity compels audacity and iniquity invites calamity. Guilt is a killer of faith. When you are haunted by guilt, there are times you will want to make certain decrees and the devil will say, “Shut up! Remember what you did last time!” Culled from “15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL” by Dr Paul Enenche.

DAILY BIBLE READING: Psalm 115-117.

AMAZING FACT: Infants are born with approximately 300 bones, but as they grow some of these bones fuse together. By the time they reach adulthood, they only have 206 bones.

PROPHETIC WORD/DECLARATION:
The grace to be real and to represent God well be released unto you in Jesus’ Name.
[6/16, 8:51 AM] +234 706 904 6644: OPEN HEAVEN DEVOTIONAL

DATE: THURSDAY JUNE 16TH 2022

THEME: DON’T INTERFERE WITH GOD’S PLAN

MEMORISE: For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:9

READ: Matthew 26:39 -42
39 And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.

40 And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?

41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

42 He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.

MESSAGE
Occasionally, what God has for your life may contradict everything you want, but He is your manufacturer, He made you for a certain purpose and whether you believe it or not, fulfilling that purpose is the best thing that can ever happen to you. When my Father-in-the-Lord mentioned to me, after he returned from a trip to Israel, that God told him to ordain me, my wife and I fasted for fourteen days, praying that God would not let that happen. At that time, my monthly salary was more than the entire income of the Redeemed Christian Church of God. I had just escaped poverty and I did not want to go back to it. Today, I thank God that He didn’t answer that prayer – not because of prosperity, but because of the joy of seeing how many people are blessed. There are certain things money cannot buy. Don’t interfere with God’s plan for your life, let His will be done. Be like David who said in Psalm 31:15:

My times are in thy hand…

Don’t interfere with God’s plan for your children. You may have plans for your child, but you must recognize that you did not make him or her – God did and He had a purpose for bringing that child into the world. Why don’t you pray and ask God what His plan for your child is? You can then guide the child correctly in fulfilling God’s purpose for his or her life. I know of a person whose mother said, “My child must be an engineer”. The boy spent several years in the Faculty of Engineering and just kept on failing, so he was asked to withdraw. He then decided to transfer to another faculty. His mother insisted that if he could not be an engineer, he should be an architect, so he moved to architecture. The boy kept on saying he wanted to be an artist, but the mother insisted that an architect also draws. He spent more than 8 years in the university and left with nothing.

Don’t interfere with God’s plan – either for yourself or your children. Don’t let those childhood dreams of yours that you could not fulfil dictate what your child should become. Don’t let your desire to boast amongst your friends dictate the destiny of your child; let God and God alone determine what that child will become. Ask God for His plan for that child and don’t interfere with it.

PRAYER POINT
Father, my times and those of my children are in your hands, Lord. Do with us as you please and help us to fulfill your plans for our lives in Jesus name.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Psalm 40-42

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A ADEBOYE

HYMN 28: HYMN 28: WHEN WE WALK WITH THE LORD
When we walk with the Lord
in the light of his word,
what a glory he sheds on our way!
While we do his good will,
he abides with us still,
and with all who will trust and obey.

Refrain:
Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

2 Not a burden we bear,
not a sorrow we share,
but our toil he doth richly repay;
not a grief or a loss,
not a frown or a cross,
but is blest if we trust and obey.

3 But we never can prove
the delights of his love
until all on the altar we lay;
for the favor he shows,
for the joy he bestows,
are for them who will trust and obey.

4 Then in fellowship sweet
we will sit at his feet,
or we’ll walk by his side in the way;
what he says we will do,
where he sends we will go;
never fear, only trust and obey.

: POWER TOUCH DAILY DEVOTIONAL

THURSDAY 16TH JUNE 2022.

TOPIC: RESURRECTION POWER

TEXT:ACTS 2:1-2 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

WORDS OF WISDOM:

The greatest demonstration of God’s power was during the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

You must make sure that the reality of the resurrection is made manifest in your life and one of the realities is the power of God. The kingdom of God is about power.
Lk 24:49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.
Power is not only to be talked about but must be manifested in your life.

You need this power for you not to suffer affliction from the camp of the enemies.
Lk 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
You need power so that you will not be hurt by evil people.

You need the power of the Lord for you to prevail in the combat of life. Gen 32:28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.
This world is a battleground if you don’t prevail, you will travail.
The last battle you lost shall be the last forever in the name of Jesus.

You need this power of resurrection to prove that God is the owner of power and not the devil.
Ex 9:16 And in very deed for this cause have I raised thee up, for to shew in thee my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.
You are the ambassador of Christ on earth and anywhere you are to do what Jesus would have done.

ASSIGNMENT

Be connected to Jesus genuinely.

Passionately ask God for this power.

PRAYER POINTS

1.Father, I thank you for sending your word of power unto me in the name of Jesus.

2.Father, let the power of resurrection and its benefits be made manifest in my life in the name of Jesus.

3.Father, by the power of resurrection I shall no longer be a casualty of the devil in the name of Jesus.

4.Father, empower me and my family members to successfully defeat all our enemies in the name of Jesus.

5.Arrows of the wicked fired into my direction, I return you back to sender in the name of Jesus.

6.Father, terminate the era of want, scarcity and empty handedness in my life in the name of Jesus.

7.Father, I receive supernatural protection and preservation against arrows of the wicked in the name of Jesus.

8.Father, by your power show to all my adversaries that you have the highest power in the name of Jesus.

9.Father, let all our waiting mothers receive supernatural touch that will result in fruit of the womb this month in the name of Jesus.

10.Father, your Church GCIC shall continue to grow in leaps and in bounds thereby becoming a city without wall and a nation without border for the multitude of people in the name of Jesus.

The Senior Pastor’s prophetic declaration:

The Holy Ghost shall turn your darkness to into light.
He will make ways for you where you lack access and turn your obstacles to miracles in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.

BIBLE IN A YEAR
NEH 4-6

SEEDS OF DESTINY DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY DR. PASTOR PAUL ENENCHE.

THURSDAY, JUNE, 16TH. 2022.

TOPIC: PROOFS OF A CHANGED LIFESTYLE.

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: If you claim to be a Christian and your life has not changed to reflect the character of Christ, examine yourself again.

Sometime ago, I was in an aircraft at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, Nigeria and we were about to fly. Then a man who sat close to me answered a call and said, “Oh yes, I’m speaking to you from Lagos now.”

When I heard this, I was shocked. I looked at him and said within me, “What a life!” I also thought within myself: “He is about to fly, if any disaster happened to him and he lost his life, then he would have just lied before dying.” What an express route to hellfire! This is not a character of a genuine Christian. A genuine Christian tells the truth even when no one is watching.

This is because becoming a Christian calls for a noticeable positive change in character and lifestyle. Whenever a person becomes a Christian, there should be public testimonies of his changed lifestyle. And such testimonies should come from people who used to know him before he repented.

For instance, he may be a quarrelsome person before but due to the change he has experienced after being born again, when he is offended or insulted, he would simply walk away instead of exchanging words. When people see such a change in his lifestyle, they would be amazed and say, “He has really changed. Ah! If it were before, you could not talk to him like that. You could not insult him and get away with it. He has really changed.”

It is important to know that the same people who noticed how the disciples have changed were the first to call them “Christians” because of the changed lifestyles they saw in them.

Beloved, if you claim to be a Christian and your life has not changed to reflect the character of Christ, examine yourself again.

*REMEMBER THIS* : If you claim to be a Christian and your life has not changed to reflect the character of Christ, examine yourself again.

*ASSIGNMENTS* :
1. Refuse to live a double standard life.
2. Allow God to change your lifestyle in the way you think and act.
3. Make up your mind to live the true Christian lifestyle of character, integrity, sincerity and honesty.

*PRAYER* : Lord, I ask that You transform my life to reflect Your Character and Image. Help me to be a Christian indeed, Lord in Jesus’ Name.

*FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE* : The Essence of Christianity.

*QUOTE* : Integrity compels audacity and iniquity invites calamity. Guilt is a killer of faith. When you are haunted by guilt, there are times you will want to make certain decrees and the devil will say, “Shut up! Remember what you did last time!” Culled from “15 Kingdom Strategies for Survival” by Dr Paul Enenche.

*DAILY BIBLE READING* : Psalm 115-117.

*AMAZING FACT* : Infants are born with approximately 300 bones, but as they grow some of these bones fuse together. By the time they reach adulthood, they only have 206 bones.

PROPHETIC WORD/DECLARATION: The grace to be real and to represent God well be released unto you in Jesus’ Name !

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