Daily Devotion

[6/27, 12:56 PM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: *Above Only Daily Devotional*

*By Archbishop M E Benson Idahosa*

Saturday June 27

*Be Diligent in Love*

*Hebrews 6:10( KJV & GNB), Hebrews 13:1b (GNB), Galatians 6:10.

For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister. *God is not unfair. He will not forget the work you did or the love you showed for him and the help you gave and are still giving to other christians . *He had always loved those in the world who were his own, and He loved them to the very end. *As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

The only way we can be diligent in showing love to others , is when we are diligent in allowing the love of God to fill our hearts. Without this, we will burn out and run dry and we will struggle to love people the way God wants us to. As the love of God fills our hearts, we will not love people because they deserve it , We will love them because we have God’s nature of love in us and we are children of God. Jesus wants us to love one another in the same way He loves us, John 15:12.

As we become more like Jesus, we will be able to love people more just as Jesus loves them. We become more like Jesus as we focus on Him, 2 Corinthians 3:18. Our desire should always be to become more like Jesus and to show the same kind of love and sacrifice that Jesus has shown to us unto others. Our desire should be that as we relate with people, they would see and feel the very love of Christ being expressed to them through us , Ephesians 5:1-2. Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; 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 sweet smelling savour.” Ephesians 4:15 says, “But speaking the truth in love (we) may grow up into him in all things, which is the head even Christ.”

God wants us to love all men , but He wants us to express His love more to fellow believers. Jesus did not love his disciples to the end because they were perfect or because they deserved His love. He loved them with the same love that God the Father has for them . He never gave up on them and His love transformed their lives. Tell people the truth, listen to them , give to them when they are in need, show mercy and forgive them when they do wrong. Treat them as you would treat Jesus, Matt 25:40. Overcome evil with good, Romans 12:21.

*Prayer Focus:*

Ask God to fill your heart with more of His love and ask Him to make you more like Christ. Thank Him for the ability to be diligent in love.

*Bible In One Year Reading Plan*

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Job 11-13, Acts 9:1-21.
[6/27, 12:56 PM] Pastor

Emmanuel Oshevire: *INSPIRATION*
(Giving direction to your day)
*Ola Aina*

Saturday 27th June, 2020

*UNDER CONTROL*

*Text: “He that hath no rule (control) over his spirit is like a city that is broken, and without walls” Prov 25:28*

Let’s imagine a new car just coming out from the factory with all the latest modern gadgets, but has no break. It is a car heading for disaster. The “break” in a car is a control device on it. imagine going on a 120Km/hour speed without a break; it’s a suicide mission.
No matter how powerful you are as a person there must be a control on your life or else you’ll be like a city with broken down walls; your life will be vulnerable and open to every attack.
So many marriages have been destroyed because the couples involved had no control over their words or emotions. So many people are in prison today because at one point or the other they could not control a provocation. If we lack control something precious will eventually go wrong along the line.
If you don’t have control over your sexual drive for example you will end up as a nuisance to yourself and to the society. It might turn you to a dog in the street. Sexual drive is God’s investment in us but must only be expressed within the context of marriage. It will be lack of control if you have to say everything that comes to your mind. Control means I have to be careful about what I say and how I say it to people. I must learn how to turn off the tap of my mouth. If you don’t have control over anger you will destroy relationships and become a repulsive person.
One major way of having control over our impulses is to allow the word of God and the Spirit of God to have control over our lives. Consciously bring yourself under the influence and control of the word of God. One attribute of children is lack of control; which is an expression of immaturity. The word of God and the influence of the Holy Spirit brings us into maturity.

*CONFESSION:*
My life is under control. I’m not a slave to any wrong habit. The Spirit of God in me is producing self-control in my life.

*LEARN MORE:* Prov 14:17, 1 Cor 9:26-27

*PRAYER REQUEST: Thank you Lord for the spread of your word all through the month of June. Psalm 92:1-2*

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[6/28, 7:03 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: SEEDS OF DESTINY DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY DR. PASTOR PAUL ENENCHE.

SUNDAY, 28TH JUNE 2020

TOPIC: FACTS ON FAITH

SCRIPTURE: We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly….2 Thessalonians 1:3

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The size of your faith determines the size of your results in life. 

Faith is a Spiritual construction that can be built or constructed. It is a spiritual seed that grows. 

Faith is in levels. We are not all at the same level of faith because we are not all committed to the growth of our faith at the same level. So, your commitment to the growth of your faith affects the degree of victory you experience in life (1 John 5:4). The results we experience in life are directly proportional to the height of our faith.

Now, we are going to explore seven key facts about faith.

1. Faith is in Levels or Sizes. 

Faith is in various levels and degrees. There is the level of no faith (Mark 4:40); there is another level called a measure of faith (Romans 12:3); there is also the level of little faith (Matthew 14:31, Matthew 16:8), and then the level of great faith (Matthew 15:28). This is very important because the size of your faith determines the size of your results.

2. Faith differs in strength or capacity. 

There is a weak faith (Romans 14:1), and there is a strong faith (Romans 4:20).

3. Faith can be sound or sick (Titus 1:13). 

A sound faith is a functional, effective, working, agile, energetic or healthy faith. A sick faith is a lethargic and afflicted faith.

4. Faith can fail (Luke 22:31). 

There can be faith failure. And faith failure can be worse than brake failure and heart failure. Faith failure can make disaster in life and destiny inevitable.

5. Faith can be dead or alive (James 2:20). 

There is a living faith and a dead faith. When a man’s faith is dead, life is in danger. When faith dies destiny is buried.

6. Faith attracts fights (1 Timothy 6:12). 

As we approach the end of the age, faith in God is an endangered species but it must be preserved. You must contend for your faith (Jude 1:4). Determine to fight consistently to ensure that the devil does not dilute your faith with doubt, fear and compromise.

7. Faith requires work for building and growing (2 Thessalonians 1:11).

Faith is work. It takes work to walk the walk of faith. It takes work to build and grow faith. 

Remember this: The size of your faith determines the size of your results in life.

ASSIGNMENTS:

1. Build your faith by studying and meditating on God’s Word daily in search of revelations, and praying abundantly in the Spirit to install the revelations in your spirit.

2. Exercise your faith by taking appropriate actions to confirm your faith in God’s Word.   

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE CONSTRUCTION OF STRONG FAITH

PRAYER: Lord, give me the grace to build my faith in order to access my inheritance in Your Word, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.

DAILY BIBLE READING: Proverbs 1-3

QUOTE: Anywhere you eat material; in that area you have faith. Culled from “22 LAWS OF LIFE” Vol.2 by Dr Paul Enenche.

AMAZING FACT: Earth has just one moon whereas Jupiter has 67 moons. 

PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: The grace and discipline to work on the construction of your faith is released in Jesus’ Name.

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[6/28, 4:18 PM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL.
DATE: SUNDAY 28TH JUNE, 2020.
THEME: DIVINE ENABLEMENT AND DILIGENCE.

MEMORISE:
So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy. Romans 9:16

BIBLE READING: PSALMS 127:1-5

1. Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.

2. It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.

3. Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

4. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.

5. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.

MESSAGE:
Many people think they can succeed by their strength but this always leads to failure in their life’s pursuits.

Our Bible reading for today is directly passing an eternal truth to us, that God is the secret of our prosperity. The Bible says further:

“But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day. Deuteronomy 8:18”

Looking through the lives of Biblical heroes, you would find some human frailty in each, like the perfect Noah who became drunk to the point of casting a curse upon his own child.

Our Lord Jesus Christ said in John 14:6 I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. It is equally written that the Holy Spirit assigns and empowers us to perform some specific assignments (1 Corinthians 12:6 ).

However, we must not be lazy under the guise that it is God who will work through us. While it is true that He works in us, we must be diligent and obsessed with soul winning no matter what it may cost.

The Holy Spirit crowned Pauls efforts with success by granting him divine enablement but we must also note that he was very diligent and obsessed with soul winning.

Diligence encapsulates executing your assignments with care, consistence, vigour and at the right time.

Obsession is an excessive devotion to someone or something, to the point of personal loss, injury, or death.

Obsession made Paul go as far as he did, teaching his children-in-the-Lord to do likewise. To Timothy he wrote:

“Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 2 Timothy 4:2”

I pray that the Almighty God will grant you the enablement to achieve His purpose for your life in the matchless name of Jesus.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, please give me the enablement to do all that you require of me, in the mighty name of Jesus.

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A ADEBOYE.
BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR:
1 Kings 22:1-53 ,2 Chronicles 18:1-34
HYMN 29: WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS.

VERSE 1
What a Friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Ev’rything to God in prayer!
Oh, what peace we often forfeit,
Oh, what needless pain we bear-
All because we do not carry
Ev’rything to God in prayer!

VERSE 2
Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged,
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a Friend so faithful
Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our ev’ry weakness,
Take it to the Lord in prayer.

VERSE 3
Are we weak and heavy laden,
Cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Saviour, still our refuge,
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
In His arms He’ll take and shield thee,
Thou wilt find a solace there.

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