Daily devotion

[7/4, 6:32 AM] Emm: MESSAGE FROM:

*Rev. Anthony Akinmoyo,*
Lifeway Christian Centre,
Lagos.

*WALKING WITH HIM*

Amos 3:3 (AMP) *Do two walk together except they make an appointment and have agreed?*

The major requirement of walking with God is to begin to live a life of faith. Believing in His person and His word is the sure way of walking with Him and pathway to destiny fulfilment.

Hebrews 11:6 (NLT) *So, you see, it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that there is a God and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.*

You must be willing to commit the totality of your being to His hand before it can be said that you are walking with Him.
Ramona Carol says *”faith is putting all your eggs in God’s basket, then counting your blessing before they hatch”*

The hard truth is, God will not manifest His greatness to anyone who can’t believe and trust in Him. Any generation or a person who is not looking up to Him cannot access His face.

Deuteronomy 32:20 (KJV) *And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end shall be: for they are a very froward generation, children in whom is no faith.*

My beloved, locate all that are written concerning you (your health, finance, longevity, marriage, children etc) and put your trust in His word because God cannot fail. For instance, Psalm 91:16 says, *”With long life will I satisfy you…”* That means you cannot leave this earth until you are satisfied with life. Like Simeon said, *”now your servant can depart in peace…”* Lks 2:29.

Too many people expect little from God, they ask little while thier hearts are somewhere else. Sherwood Eddie said *”Faith is not trying to believe something regardless of the evidence; faith is daring to do something regardless of the consequences.”* Just as Esther said *” If I perish, I perish.”* Esther 4:16.

Beloved, God can be trusted for He is extremely reliable. Therefore, locate His words that established your victory and dominion over all the works of the enemy and rest on the word.

2 Chronicles 32:8 (KJV) *”…And the people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.”*

Rest upon the word to find your rest in this world. Men are restless and troublesome because they are not resting on God’s word.

*PRAYERS*

1. Thank you Father for this beautiful day you have made.

2. Thank you Father for your mercies and loving kindness towards me.

3.Thank you my father for the joy of knowing you.

4. Thank you Father for daily sending your word to me.

5. Ezekiel 36:26 (KJV)
*And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.*

i..O Lord my Father, put in me a strong desire to please you always in Jesus mighty name!

ii. O Lord my Father grant me grace to walk with you in absolute trust in the mighty name of Jesus!

iii. O Lord my God grant me grace to always walk in the light of your word in Jesus mighty name!

6. O Lord my Father, take away the stony heart from me so that I can walk with you in absolute trust in the mighty name of Jesus!

7. Colossians 4:6 (KJV) *Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.*

O Lord my Father, pour fresh grace upon my lips so as to speak right words always in Jesus mighty name!

8. Isaiah 7:15 (KJV) *Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.*

O Lord my God, deliver me from wrong decision in life in the mighty name of Jesus!

9. Psalms 1:3 (KJV) *And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.*

O Lord my Father, prosper the works of my hands in Jesus mighty name!

10. Esther 6:1 (KJV) *On that night could not the king sleep, and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king.*

i. I decree whosoever is holding my blessings, promotion and wealth will not sleep until they are released in the mighty name of Jesus!

ii. O Lord my Father, cause my destiny helpers to locate me in the mighty name of Jesus!

11. Job 20:15 (KJV) *He hath swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again: God shall cast them out of his belly.*

In the name of Jesus, I put every authority or individual that is holding my blessings, joy and promotion under pressure to vomit them in the mighty name of Jesus !

12. 1 Chronicles 29:19 (KJV) *And give unto Solomon my son a perfect heart, to keep thy commandments, thy testimonies, and thy statutes, and to do all these things, and to build the palace, for the which I have made provision.*

i. O Lord my God, grant our children a perfect heart to keep your commandments in the mighty name of Jesus!

ii. Cause them to be committed to you to the end in Jesus mighty name!

13. Proverbs 4:18 (KJV) *But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.*

i. O Lord my Father, let me not have a better yesterday in my life in the mighty name of Jesus Christ!

ii. O Lord my God, let this second half of the year be better than the first half in Jesus mighty name!

14. Matthew 11:28 (KJV) *Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.*

O Lord my God, grant me rest from all my labour in the mighty name of Jesus!

Thank you Father for the working exceedingly and abundantly above all that I ask or think.

Receive my thanks and praise in the mighty name of Jesus Christ!

See you tomorrow,
*Always be joyful.*
*Keep on praying.*
1 Thessalonians 5:16-17 (NLT)

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[7/4, 6:32 AM] Emm: *Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional​​*

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome PhD

Saturday, 4th July 2020.

VICTORY OVER DEVILS

_”For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places”_ *(Ephesians 6:12).*

There’re people who’d like to convince themselves that demons aren’t real, they are mere figments of our imagination. But they’re wrong! Demons are real and oftentimes, Satan, who thrives on the ignorance of many, proliferates the deception that he doesn’t exist. But our theme verse tells us that we wrestle against *”…principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”* These are evil spirits.

Until their appointed time of judgement, Satan and his demons are going to do everything they can to get at you, to destroy your work and try to frustrate you. But have no fear; they’re not a factor. In Christ, you have the victory over Satan and the cohorts of darkness. They are mere rebels, running rampage and trying to wreak havoc and bring frustrations to those who let them. This is why you must know and stay in the Word and maintain your victory in Christ. The Bible says to resist the devil, and he will flee from you (James 4:7). How do you resist the devil? With the Word!

It makes no difference if it’s a health condition that can’t be medically explained, or issues with your job, business or family; affirm the Word! Ephesians 6:13 says, *”Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in THE EVIL DAY, and having done all, to stand.”* The evil day is when Satan throws his darts at you. It’s the day of crisis; the day when you’re the target of the adversary. That evil day will come, and it doesn’t come only once. But as long as you’re in the Word—fully dressed with the whole armour of God—you’ll always be victorious!

You live and function in the Kingdom of light where Satan has no chance. You live in the victory and authority of Jesus Christ. You have something that the devils can’t withstand—the Name of Jesus. Use it, and triumph gloriously, always!

CONFESSION

I live and function in the Kingdom of light, with authority over Satan and the cohorts of darkness. No weapon fashioned against me shall prosper. I live in the victory and authority of Jesus Christ, and my faith is a weapon of defence against the fiery darts of the wicked; an instrument of victory over and against the adversary and adversities. I live triumphantly in Christ, every day. Hallelujah!

FURTHER STUDY:

Luke 10:17-19* And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. *18* And he said into them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. *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.

*James 4:7 AMPC* So be subject to God. Resist the devil [stand firm against him], and he will flee from you.

*Matthew 10:1* And when he had called unto [him] his twelve disciples, he gave them power [against] unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.

*1 Year Bible Reading Plan :* Acts 17:1-15 & Job 3-5

*2 Year Bible Reading Plan :* 2 Corinthians 13:1-6 & Isaiah 23-24

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[7/4, 6:32 AM] Emm: *Above Only Daily Devotional*

*By Archbishop M E Benson Idahosa*

Saturday July 04

*The Link between Focusing on Christ and Productivity*

*2 Corinthians 3:18 ( AMP & GNB )*

And all of us, as with unveiled face, ( because we ) continued to behold ( in the Word of God ) as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; ( for this comes ) from the Lord ( Who is ) the Spirit. *All of us , then, reflect the glory of the Lord with uncovered faces; and that same glory , coming from the Lord, who is the Spirit, transforms us into his likeness in an ever greater degree of glory.

God does not just want us to be just productive, He wants us to be as productive as Christ is. That is why He sent Christ to save and redeem us and that is why He had given us the very same life that Christ has, 1 John 5: 11-12. Therefore, one vital reason why we need to continually keep our focus on Christ is because He is our standard. As you study the scriptures, do not only see how productive Jesus is. See yourself in Jesus being as productive as Him , because you are in Him ( 2 Corinthians 5:17 ) and you are one with Him ( 1 Corinthians 6:17, 1 John 4:17 ).

Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith, Heb 12:2 . As we keep our eyes on the revelation of Jesus and all He has done for us, the life of God is stirred up and we are empowered to live by faith and not by sight. We are empowered to live the supernatural and productive life of Christ. We are empowered to live the glorious and above only life. The fullness of God dwells in Christ, we are complete in Christ and we share in His authority over all principalities and power, Col 2:9-10. When Jesus was walking on water , all that Peter had to do was to keep his eyes on Jesus and he too was able to walk on water, Matt 14 :26-31. Jesus did not only come to reveal the love of God the Father to us . He also came to show us the level of life we can walk in when we have the life of God in us. One of the greatest things that happens as we keep our focus on Jesus, is that is that like our text above, shows us , the Spirit of God continually transforms us into the image of Christ that we see, from glory to glory. As the Spirit of God transforms us more and more into the image of Christ,we will find ourselves being as fruitful and productive as Christ is. The grace to focus more on Christ is upon you today

*Prayer:*

Heavenly Father, I thank You for giving me the same productive life that is in Christ and I thank You for the grace to keep my focus more on Christ

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