[6/27, 4:44 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: MESSAGE FROM:
*Rev. Anthony Akinmoyo,*
Lifeway Christian Centre,
*LOVE: POINTER OF SPIRITUAL GROWTH*
2 Thessalonians 1:3 (KJV)
*We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth;*
Spiritual growth means growing in love for God and humanity. The more you grow in love the more you will be able to bear all men. The more of God (love) you have in you, the more humanity will be enjoying the blessings of God through you. Your spiritual growth is important to God just as the growth of a child to his parents. When a child is not growing as expected, it becomes a concern and worry to the parents because of its negative effect on their plan for the child.
When a believer is not growing spiritually, that is, growing in love, God cannot pass through such a person to reach out to the world and humanity at large. The more love you have in you, the more God’s blessings will be oozing out of you.
*Attributes of Love.*
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (NLT) *Love is patient and kind.* *Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. Love does not demand its own way. Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record of when it has been wronged.*
*It is never glad about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out.*
*Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.*
God is love and the scripture says we are born of God. That means we are born of love. Also, we are called to imitate and follow God. You might say how can this be possible with human nature? When you received the Lord Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, the seed of love was deposited in you and as you continue to study His word, the Holy Spirit keeps releasing the love of God into your heart, thereby making it easy for you to walk in love. (Romans 5:5)
1 John 2:5 (KJV)
*But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.*
The more you are depositing the Word of God into your spirit, the more you will be manifesting His nature which is love. And as you continue to extend the love of God to other people, you are actually moving towards spiritual growth and maturity. At this point, you become a blessing to humanity and your life begins to refresh the heart of our heavenly father, because by your activities, men will be giving glory to the Lord.
Matthew 5:16 (NLT) *In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.*
1. Thank you my Lord for the blessing of a new day.
2. Thank you my Lord for the gift of life and multitude of your mercies.
3. Thank you my Father for giving me victory over all manipulations of the wicked.
4. Thank you Father for daily supply of all my needs.
5. Ephesians 3:19 (KJV)
*And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.*
O Lord my Father, release upon me grace to be rooted in love towards you and all men in the mighty name of Jesus!
6. Ephesians 4:15 (KJV)
*But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:*
Ephesians 5:2 (KJV)
*And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.*
O Lord my Father, I ask for your empowerment to always walk in love towards all men in the mighty name of Jesus!
7. Psalm 43:3 (KJV)
*O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.*
O Lord my God, release your light to guide me into perfection in the mighty name of Jesus!
8. Hebrews 12:1 (KJV)
*Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us , and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,*
O Lord my Father, grant me grace to lay aside everything that is not increasing your presence in my life in the mighty name of Jesus!
9. Psalm 71:21 (KJV)
*Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.*
i. O Lord my God, increase my greatness and your favour upon my life in the mighty name of Jesus!
ii. O Lord my Father, comfort me on every side and cause your countenance to shine on me in the mighty name of Jesus!
10. Psalm 106:4 (KJV)
*Remember me, O Lord , with the favour that thou bearest unto thy people: O visit me with thy salvation;*
O Lord my God, remember me with your goodness and favour in the mighty name of Jesus!
11. Nehemiah 13:14 (KJV)
*Remember me, O my God, concerning this, and wipe not out my good deeds that I have done for the house of my God, and for the offices thereof.*
O Lord my God, remember all my sacrifices of love towards your kingdom and your children in the mighty name of Jesus!
12. Psalm 46:9 (KJV)
*He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.*
i. O Lord my God, cause dryness to cease in my family in the mighty name of Jesus!
ii. O Lord my God, usher my family to the realm of supernatural abundance in the mighty name of Jesus!
13. Isaiah 4:5 (KJV)
*And the Lord will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defence.*
i. O Lord my God, defend your blessings in my life in the mighty name of Jesus!
ii. My Father and my God, defend my marriage, ministry, the destiny of my children and all I have received from you in the mighty name of Jesus!
14. O Lord my God, decorate my life with your goodness to continually draw multitude into your kingdom in the mighty name of Jesus!
Thank you Father for working exceedingly and abundantly above all that I ask or think.
Thank you Father for the uncommon results and answers.
Receive my thanks and praise in the mighty name of Jesus!
See you tomorrow,
1 Thessalonians 5:16-17 (KJV)
*Pray without ceasing.*
[6/27, 4:44 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL
DATE: SATURDAY 27TH JUNE 2020.
THEME: YOUR PRAYER REQUEST REVEALS THE REAL YOU.
Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. James 4:3
READ: 1 Kings 2:13-24
13 And Adonijah the son of Haggith came to Bathsheba the mother of Solomon. And she said, Comest thou peaceably? And he said, Peaceably.
14 He said moreover, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And she said, Say on.
15 And he said, Thou knowest that the kingdom was mine, and that all Israel set their faces on me, that I should reign: howbeit the kingdom is turned about, and is become my brother’s: for it was his from the LORD.
16 And now I ask one petition of thee, deny me not. And she said unto him, Say on.
17 And he said, Speak, I pray thee, unto Solomon the king, (for he will not say thee nay,) that he give me Abishag the Shunammite to wife.
18 And Bathsheba said, Well; I will speak for thee unto the king.
19 Bathsheba therefore went unto king Solomon, to speak unto him for Adonijah. And the king rose up to meet her, and bowed himself unto her, and sat down on his throne, and caused a seat to be set for the king’s mother; and she sat on his right hand.
20 Then she said, I desire one small petition of thee; I pray thee, say me not nay. And the king said unto her, Ask on, my mother: for I will not say thee nay.
21 And she said, Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah thy brother to wife.
22 And king Solomon answered and said unto his mother, And why dost thou ask Abishag the Shunammite for Adonijah? ask for him the kingdom also; for he is mine elder brother; even for him, and for Abiathar the priest, and for Joab the son of Zeruiah.
23 Then king Solomon sware by the LORD, saying, God do so to me, and more also, if Adonijah have not spoken this word against his own life.
24 Now therefore, as the LORD liveth, which hath established me, and set me on the throne of David my father, and who hath made me an house, as he promised, Adonijah shall be put to death this day.
Prayer is a special medium, a divine frequency by which Christians communicate with God. It is also a very powerful weapon of spiritual warfare. Prayer is well recognized as a means of walking with the Almighty God. Meanwhile, walking is a kind of journey, and while there are many kinds, there is none more blessed and productive than a prayer journey. Simple prayers offered by individual or a group of people were responsible for many of the great miracles and moves of God in different parts of the world as seen in history.
Today’s Bible passage shows that we could desire something even to the point of killing for it. However, fighting a war does not guarantee our getting what we desire; the only guarantee is prayer.
Access to the prayer request of individuals may betray their innermost desires, lusts, and personal ambitions. Every Christian must critically watch and tailor his/her prayer request in line with the word of God. According to the memory verse also, one major reason for unanswered prayer is the basis of human lusts.
“And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:” 1John 5:14
Today, the fruit and gifts of the Spirit are only evident in the lives of very few Christians. Many genuinely born-again Christians, though not living a sinful life, are cold and operating far below Heaven’s expectations for various reasons. We need a revival in the Church, from the very top to the last member! I pray that God will revive His Church again, break through our self-centered daily routines, and fill us with the fire of revival as of old, in the name of Jesus.
What do your prayer requests reveal about you?
Father, please kindle my fire of prayer and guide me to pray in Your will always, in the mighty name of Jesus.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Kings 20-21
AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE
HYMN 25: ROCK OF AGES, CLEFT FOR ME.
1. Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee;
Let the water and the blood,
From Thy wounded side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure,
Save from wrath and make me pure.
2. Not the labor of my hands
Can fulfill Thy law’s demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears forever flow,
All for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and Thou alone.
3. Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to Thy cross I cling;
Naked, come to Thee for dress;
Helpless, look to Thee for grace;
Foul, I to the fountain fly;
Wash me, Savior, or I die.
4. While I draw this fleeting breath,
When my eyes shall close in death,
When I rise to worlds unknown,
And behold Thee on Thy throne,
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.
[6/27, 4:46 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: Today’s SOD – 2020-06-27
TOPIC: RULING BY MENTALITY AND AWARENESS
SCRIPTURE: A lion which is strongest among beasts,”and turneth not away for any; Proverbs 30″:30
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Mentality is what determines destiny.
Lions are generally reckoned to be the undisputable kings of the jungle because of their boldness,”audacity and ferocity. Lions do not turn away for other animals, be it the elephant, hippopotamus, camel, etc. Other animals may be bigger than the lion but it does not turn away from them when confronted.
Now, what could be the reason behind the lion’s audacity? It is like something inside of it constantly tells it, “You are in charge here.” I heard that an ostrich or a giraffe can kick a lion to death; nevertheless, the lion still convinces itself that it is in charge. So, in essence, the lion does not rule by size; it rules by sense, and sense is superior to size.
You must understand that Kings rule by mentality; they rule by awareness. Mentality is what determines destiny. You must come to the point where you are convinced that you were created to be in charge. You are convinced that you are not for any other position on earth other than the top. Being in charge is by maintaining the correct mind-set and awareness of who you are.
Inferiority mentality is a very dangerous mentality. There are people who prefer to be given water instead of non-alcoholic wine because they believe they don’t deserve wine. Some are willing to sit on the floor instead of sitting on an executive chair because they see themselves less deserving of such dignity.
Beloved, you have to convince yourself that you are in charge. You know, God cannot speak to you about what is not in your heart. If prosperity is not in your heart, God can never tell you that you are a millionaire. If excellence is not in your mind, you cannot hear God speak about it. Moses knew he would be a leader; it was in his heart forty years before he heard the voice at the Burning Bush Encounter (Acts 7″:22-25). So,”reigning in life is a function of mentality and awareness.
Remember this”: Mentality is what determines destiny.
1. Meditate on your desired future,”and let the picture flood your mind out of Scripture consistently.
2. Reject any situation that is contrary to your expected future.
3. Write down your visions and review it on a consistent basis with Scripture.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE”: REIGNING BY WISDOM.
PRAYER: Lord,”thank You for creating me to excel and dominate in life. I cannot be intimidated by anything because I am above only and I triumph in all things, Lord in Jesus’ Name.
DAILY BIBLE READING”: Psalm 148-150
QUOTE: What you believe is a vehicle to where you arrive. Culled from 22 LAWS OF LIFE Vol.1 by Dr Paul Enenche.
AMAZING FACT: During the 1400s,”Africans trained killer bees to protect their villages and keep the slave traders away.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD”: The yoke of every limiting mentality is broken off your life in Jesus’ Name.
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