[6/25, 5:24 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: Today’s SOD – 2020-06-25
TOPIC: DESTINED FOR THE TOP
SCRIPTURE: And it shall come to pass,”if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth”: Deuteronomy 28:1
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Anywhere you find yourself,”if the hand of God is on you, you are to be on top.
Yesterday, we saw that it is God’s unchangeable plan for us to exist as kings on the earth. We also saw one of the dimensions of dominion and authority God has positioned us to occupy. Today, we are going to see yet another dimension”:
We are kings in the realm of release of potential and fulfilment of assignment.
We were created and destined to occupy the top of the ladder in our endeavours (Deuteronomy 28:1-2). And Deuteronomy 28:13 says,”And the Lord shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath…. So, if your calling is pastoring, you are to be on top spiritually. You are higher than any native doctor, witch, wizard or occultist. Daniel was in charge of the astrologers and magicians in Babylon (Daniel 5″:11). If your calling is to be a medical doctor,”lawyer, business person, etc., you are destined to be a star in that field.
Beloved, anywhere you find yourself, if the Hand of God is on you, you are to be on top. It is an abomination for a godless person to excel above you where you work. It is an abomination for a godless person to be better than you in your endeavour; it is an abuse of association with the Name of the Living God. If you look at the Scripture, you would see that in the days of Joseph, no one was better than him. In the days of Job, Job was on top. In the days of Daniel, Daniel was distinguished. Esther also stood out exceptionally in her days.
Beloved, there are two groups of people in the world”: the best of them and the rest of them. I see you move from being among the rest of them to becoming the best of them,”in Jesus’ Name.
So, you must determine today to stand out in anything you do.
Remember this”: Anywhere you find yourself,”if the hand of God is on you, you are to be on top.
1. Give God the praise for where you are now in your field and make demands on God’s help to move higher.
2. Study extensively around your profession or your field of assignment on earth.
3. Dare to take strategic steps that will leave an indelible mark on the sands of time.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING,”GET THIS MESSAGE”: REIGNING BY WISDOM.
PRAYER: Lord,”all I am and all I am going to be, is by Your grace. I ask for Your help to be the best in what I do to the glory of Your Name, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
DAILY BIBLE READING”: Psalm 142-144
QUOTE: You cannot do ordinary things and expect extraordinary results. Culled from 30 SECRETS TO THE TOP by Dr Paul Enenche.
AMAZING FACT: Bees normally buzz in the key of A,”but when they are tired, they buzz in the key of E.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD”: In the Name of Jesus, the star in you shall rise. You shall take your place in the land of the living in Jesus’ Name.
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[6/25, 5:25 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL
DATE: THURSDAY 25TH JUNE 2020.
THEME: THIRST FOR THE HOLY SPIRIT.
I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. John 15:5
READ: 2 Kings 6:1-7
And the sons of the prophets said unto Elisha, Behold now, the place where we dwell with thee is too strait for us.
2 Let us go, we pray thee, unto Jordan, and take thence every man a beam, and let us make us a place there, where we may dwell. And he answered, Go ye.
3 And one said, Be content, I pray thee, and go with thy servants. And he answered, I will go.
4 So he went with them. And when they came to Jordan, they cut down wood.
5 But as one was felling a beam, the axe head fell into the water: and he cried, and said, Alas, master! for it was borrowed.
6 And the man of God said, Where fell it? And he shewed him the place. And he cut down a stick, and cast it in thither; and the iron did swim.
7 Therefore said he, Take it up to thee. And he put out his hand, and took it.
Revival comes through total obedience to the word of God. This is why the Bible admonishes us to preach the word and spread the good news of our Lord Jesus Christ as a matter of urgency.
However, Christians should wait to be sent forth and must never go alone, that is, without the Holy Spirit. Luke 24:49 says:
“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.”
Romans 10:17 says “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” at the hearing of the word of God, the corrupt and sinful mind immediately begins to do a self-analysis, followed by personal conviction and repentance. Romans 10:14 says “How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?” however, all these will not yield the desired result unless the work is accomplished by the power of the Holy Spirit. Acts 1:8 says:
“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
As we strive to populate the Church building, we must remember our greater duty to prepare the people of God for heaven through the correct and unbiased teaching of the word of God. As you make up your mind to live in obedience to His word and take every opportunity to share the Gospel with at least one person daily, do not go without the Holy Spirit. Every Christian needs the help of the Holy Spirit to fulfil the will of God for his/her life. As you earnestly seek to be filled with the Holy Spirit, your prayers will be answered, in the mighty name of Jesus.
Father, please fill me with the power of the Holy Ghost to win souls to Christ, in the mighty name of Jesus.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Kings 15:25-16:34
2 Chronicles 17
AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE
HYMN 5: DEEPER, DEEPER IN THE LOVE OF JESUS.
1. Deeper, deeper in the love of Jesus
Daily let me go;
Higher, higher in the school of wisdom,
More of grace to know.
Oh, deeper yet, I pray,
And higher every day,
And wiser, blessed Lord,
In Thy precious, holy Word.
2. Deeper, deeper, blessed Holy Spirit,
Take me deeper still,
Till my life is wholly lost in Jesus,
And His perfect will.
3. Deeper, deeper! though it cost hard trials,
Deeper let me go!
Rooted in the holy love of Jesus,
Let me fruitful grow.
4. Deeper, higher, every day in Jesus,
Till all conflict past,
Finds me conqu’ror, and in His own image
Perfected at last.
5. Deeper, deeper in the faith of Jesus,
Holy faith and true;
In His pow’r and soul exulting wisdom
Let me peace pursue.
[6/25, 6:25 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: *RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL (DOWNLOAD THE NEW RHAPSODY APP => https://bit.ly/34exMaP)*
*LET NOTHING DISSIPATE YOUR ZEAL.*
_Thursday, June 25th_
_*For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me… (1 Corinthians 9:16).*_
_Many years back, I had some friends who were also in ministry. Though they loved the Lord, they were a little troubled by what they called my “extremes,” because I was always up and about for the Gospel. I was holding crusades in villages, in schools, organizing several programmes and seminars in churches; I was always on the go for the Gospel._
_They thought somewhere along the line, I’d find that my extreme positions and actions were misdirected, and I’d learn my lesson and come down to their level. But the years have come and gone, and I’ve had no regrets serving the Lord that way. Had I not understood the Scriptures, I’d probably have tried to be “moderate” in my service to the Lord, to satisfy such people; and the impact we’re making today wouldn’t have been there._
_Many have been dissuaded like that; so, be different. Remain focused. Serve the Lord with undivided attention. When you catch the vision to stand out from among your peers, in your passion for and sponsorship of the Gospel of Christ, stay focused. That’s the way. Be like Paul; commit to the Gospel as though it rested on you alone to evangelize the whole world! When you do, the grace of God is released upon you to achieve His dream._
_Remember, it’s His work; He’s the One seeking to do it through you. You’re just His “suit”; He’s the One inside, talking through you, looking through your eyes, working through your hands. He said in 2 Corinthians 6:16:_ _*“…I will dwell in them, and walk in them….”*_ _Hallelujah! All He wants is for you to say, “Yes, Lord! I’m ready.” Then He’ll take over and fulfil His purpose through you. Keep your passion for the Gospel ever-burning; refuse to allow anything or anyone dissipate your zeal for the Lord and His work._
*Blessed Father, you’ve called and ordained me to be a package of blessings to my world as I take the Gospel of the Kingdom to the ends of the earth. Your divine power works in me mightily, causing me to be steadfast, unmoveable, and always abounding in the work of leading people to Christ, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.*
*FURTHER STUDY:* *||* *1 Corinthians 15:58* _Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord._ *||*
*||* *Romans 12:11 AMPC*
_Never lag in zeal and in earnest endeavor; be aglow and burning with the Spirit, serving the Lord._ *||*
*||* *John 4:34 AMPC*
_Jesus said to them, My food (nourishment) is to do the will (pleasure) of Him Who sent Me and to accomplish and completely finish His work._ *||*
*DAILY SCRIPTURE READING*
*1-Year Bible Reading Plan=>* Acts 11:19-30 & Nehemiah 1-3
*2-Year Bible Reading Plan=>* 2 Corinthians 8:18-24 & Isaiah 13
[6/25, 6:25 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: *INSPIRATION*
(Giving direction to your day)
Thursday 25th June, 2020
*Text: “And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara’s womb.”Rom 4:19*
The testimony of Sarah is an example of someone that was not forgotten despite her age. The womb represents the ability of a woman to conceive and bring forth a child. In the case of Sarah her womb was completely dead. It could no longer perform the reproductive role it was meant for. The hope of conception for this woman was completely gone.
No matter how “dead” and hopeless the situation around our lives is, it can be revived and restored. We must understand that there is no circumstance that is hopeless with God. He’s a God that quickens the dead. He can bring “dead” businesses back to life. He can restore broken relationships. Restore your shattered dreams.
Restoration of hopeless situations will require a strong faith. An unwavering confidence in the ability of God. All over scripture we saw God bringing back to life the dead. We cannot afford to be weak in faith; we’ll lose everything this way. We must come to the point that God’s counsels for our lives become more real to us than the prevailing circumstances around our lives.
Refuse to consider what your pocket is saying. Don’t dwell on the doctor’s report. The great healer is still at work. Recently I heard the testimony of a woman who had never had her menstrual cycle giving birth to three children. God quickens the dead. Can you trust God to turn situations around for you? This woman in question was so strong in faith that she gave her one year salary as seed to God, just to provoke her miracle. Violent faith takes violent steps.
The Spirit of God is at work in my life. At work in my body, at work in my business, imparting life to everything about me.
*LEARN MORE:* Rom 4:17, Rom 8:1
*PRAYER REQUEST: We bring into captivity every barrier to the continuous spread of God’s word through Inspiration.*Share On: