Morning Devotion

[11/28, 5:33 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: *DAILY MANNA*

_*SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2020*_

*A COMPASSIONATE FATHER*

TEXT: *Jeremiah 32:36-44*

KEY VERSE:
_*“Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, whither I have driven them in mine anger, and in my fury, and in great wrath; and I will bring them again unto this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely.”*_ – (Jeremiah 32:37)

A report was published in a local newspaper recently about a man whose only car was set ablaze by his notorious son. In an attempt to teach the stubborn boy a lesson, the man got the boy arrested and hired a lawyer to get the child tried in a law court. The case was accelerated and the boy was found guilty of a misdemeanour and was sentenced to three months in jail with hard labour or a fine of N50,000. This was an amount the court knew the boy would not be able to pay. However, to the surprise and chagrin of all and sundry, the father, who was the complainant in the case, out of filial love and compassion, dramatically and tearfully dipped his hand in his pocket and paid the fine in order to get the boy released.

Our passage x-rays how the people of Israel had sinned against God. They had gone into apostasy, disobedience and unfaithfulness to God. They were no more loyal to Him; neither did they take Him as the Lord, who delivered them from the bondage of Egypt, anymore. Therefore, God had to discipline them by allowing the enemy nations to carry them into captivity.

However, after God had disciplined them in foreign lands for some years, He decided out of His loving and compassionate heart to bring them back from captivity and re-settle them back in their land of heritage, where they would serve Him acceptably.

Are you being chastened on account of your disobedience to God? Are you now in *“the land of captivity”* for being unfaithful to God? Are you passing through a fierce furnace of affliction because of your sinful life? God, the compassionate Father, will lovingly draw you back to Himself and re-settle you in the place of your dream and desire if only you are ready to repent and put your faith in Christ today.

*THOUGHT FOR THE DAY*:
Christ loves you still; will you love and obey Him in return?

*THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR*:
Daniel 1-2

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[11/28, 5:33 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: *LIFE AND FAVOUR*
FROM:

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

*OUR NEW STATUS AND IDENTITY*

Colossians 1:13 (KJV)
*Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:*

You are no longer under the rulership of the devil. Hallelujah! Therefore, his mandate and authority has no more legal hold on your destiny. As long as you are born again, God has delivered you from the power of darkness and has translated you into the kingdom of His Son to continue to reign with Christ unto eternity.

We acknowledge the wickedness of the devil and his cohorts. In fact, the scripture says the whole world is full of wickedness.

1 John 5:19 (KJV)
*And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.*

We do not have any reason to be worried about the noise of the wicked one, for salvation has moved us out of his kingdom of plagues, affliction, poverty, stagnation, sickness etc. We are no longer in the territory of weeping and sufferings.

Hebrews 2:3 (KJV)
*How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him ;*

Redemption of our souls is the escape route that God has provided for us from all the network of wickedness in the world.

1 John 5:4 (KJV)
*For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.*

New birth (Salvation) is our enlistment into the world of victory, success, prosperity, good health, fruitfulness etc.

As long as you are saved, you are safe. Fear not!

*PRAYERS:*

> Thank you Father for the gift of life and the joy of seeing another beautiful day

> Thank you my father for the sacrifice of my salvation.

> Thank you Lord Jesus, for the shame and reproach you endured for my sake.

> Thank you Lord, for delivering me from the bondage of sin and death.

1. John 8:32 (KJV)
*And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.*

O Lord my God, grant me good understanding of all my redemptive rights in the mighty name of Jesus!

2. John 16:13a (KJV)
*Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth…*

O Lord my God, by your Spirit, let the spell of ignorance be destroyed in my life in the mighty name of Jesus!

3. Galatians 5:1 (KJV)
*Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.*

O Lord my God, grant me grace to continue to walk in the liberty that Christ has won for me in the mighty name of Jesus!

4.1 John 2:14 (KJV)
*I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.*

O Lord my God, grant me grace to love, eat and retain your word in my spirit in the mighty name of Jesus!

5. Psalms 57:8 (KJV) *Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.*

i. I command my destiny and glory to wake up and take their places in the mighty name of Jesus!

ii. I command the sleeping giant (talent, grace, blessing) in me to wake up in the mighty name of Jesus!

6. Psalm 16:6 (KJV)
*The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places ; yea, I have a goodly heritage.*

I decree and declare, lines are fallen to me in rich and pleasant places in the mighty name of Jesus!

7. Isaiah 60:3 (KJV)
*And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.*

i. I decree and declare, kings shall come to my rising in the mighty name of Jesus!

ii. My generation will see the glory of God manifesting in my life in the mighty name of Jesus!

iii. I declare I shall continue to be a light and pathfinder to humanity in the mighty name of Jesus!

8. Isaiah 60:22 (KJV)
*A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the Lord will hasten it in his time.*

i. I decree and declare, I shall never be small in the mighty name of Jesus!

ii. I declare uncommon multiplication of blessing is my heritage in the mighty name of Jesus!

9. Psalm 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.*

i. I decree and declare, everything I do or touch shall prosper in the mighty name of Jesus!

ii. I declare, I am flourishing on every side in the mighty name of Jesus!

iii. I declare the blessing of God upon my family in the mighty name of Jesus!

iv. I declare the blessing of God upon my community and nation in the mighty name of Jesus!

10. Zechariah 2:5 (KJV)
*For I, saith the Lord, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her.*

i. I am untouchable by the forces of darkness because the Lord has put the wall of fire round about me and my household in the mighty name of Jesus!

ii. Shame on you satan for I know what belongs to my peace.

iii. I declare and call forth the angel of favour to carry me into higher realms of favour in the mighty name of Jesus!

11. Joel 2:26 (KJV)
*And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed.*

i. I declare, I shall eat in plenty and be satisfied in the mighty name of Jesus!

ii. I declare the doors of greatness opened unto me in the mighty name of Jesus!

iii. I declare, this is my season of glorious manifestation in the mighty name of Jesus!

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

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

See you tomorrow.
*Rejoice evermore.*
*Pray without ceasing.*
1 Thessalonians 5: 16-17 (KJV)

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*Contact*: 08036729207.

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[11/28, 5:33 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: *RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL (DOWNLOAD THE NEW RHAPSODY APP => https://bit.ly/2Z9P6P0)*

*HIS FULLNESS IN YOU .*

Saturday, November 28th .
Pastor Chris

_*And of his fulness have all we received, and
grace for grace (John 1:16).*_

Before Jesus came, the Holy Spirit only came upon men in
part and for a temporary purpose, after which, the unction
lifted. For instance, the Bible says, _*“And the Spirit of the LORD
came mightily upon him*_ (Samson), _*and he rent him*_ (a young lion)
_*as he would have rent a kid, and he had nothing in his hand…”*_
(Judges 14:6). It was the same with David; the Old Testament folks
didn’t have the fullness of the Spirit.

With Jesus; the Bible says, _*“For it pleased the Father that in
him should all fulness dwell”*_ (Colossians 1:19). The word,
“fullness” is from the Greek, “plēroama” which means repletion or completion; the total or complete content of a vessel in its maximum capacity and entirety. That means everything the Father is, and has,
is in Jesus. Colossians 2:9 says, _*“For in him*_ (Jesus) _*dwelleth all
the fulness of the Godhead bodily.”*_ When Jesus walked the
streets, God Almighty, in His fullness, was in Him. Hallelujah!

The most amazing part of this is that as read in our opening
verse, we’ve received this same fullness. That means everything the Father is, and has, is in you, because He lives in you. Have this consciousness. Colossians 2:10 says, _*“And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power.”*_ There’s
nothing of God that’s supposed to be in you that’s not in you.

Your humanity has been supplanted by the life and nature of
God. This is the difference between you and the one who isn’t born
again; you’re a God-carrying vessel. Through you, He manifests
Himself—His life, wisdom, grace, righteousness, excellence, glory
and perfection—for He lives in you in His fullness. Glory to God!

*CONFESSION*

*I’m a God-carrying vessel; Christ in me is glory realised, victory assured and prosperity guaranteed. No fears or confusion in my
life. Irrespective of the tests, trials or challenges that may come
against me, I’m a victor and a champion for life. Hallelujah!*

*FURTHER STUDY:* *||* *1 John 4:4* Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. *||*

*||* *John 3:34* For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure [unto him]. *||*

*||* *Ephesians 3:17-19* That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what [is] the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. *||*

*DAILY SCRIPTURE READING*

*1-Year Bible Reading Plan=>* 2 Peter 2 & Ezekiel 39-40

*2-Year Bible Reading Plan=>* Revelation 3:1-10 & Hosea 9-10

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[11/28, 5:39 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL

DATE: SATURDAY 28TH NOVEMBER 2020.

THEME: FROM MILK TO BONE.

MEMORISE:

For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. Hebrews 5:12

READ: Hebrews 5:12-14

12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.

13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.

14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

MESSAGE:

The Christians life is in stages. A baby Christian first feeds on milk- the soft word of God. This is when he/she just has just become born again and is being introduced to the ways of God. After this new believer has been taking milk for a while, it is expected that he/she begins to crush bones. That is when a believer can take in deeper things of the word of God without being confused. At this stage of crushing bones, he/she can also begin to feed some new converts with milk.

There is time to be a regular member of your church and there is a time to join the workforce. There is also a time at which you must also start raising disciples for God. In your Christian walk, you should never remain on the same level, you must keep growing.

Since you got born again, how many souls have you won for Christ? If you have been born again for some years now and you have only been getting fed, not feeding others and helping them grow spiritually, then you need a revival. Jesus’ mandate for all Christians is clearly stated in Matthew 28:19:
“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:”

God’s desire is that every disciple grows to the level of raising other disciples for Him. Paul told Timothy:
“And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.” 2 Timothy 2:2

If you have been a Christian for long and you have not started raising disciples for God, what are you waiting for? Jesus has given us the mandate and He expects us to be faithful to it. Don’t disappoint Him.

REFLECTION:

Are you growing in the things of the Kingdom? How many souls have you won for Christ since you became born again?

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Corinthians 1-4

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.
o Refrain:
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.

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