Morning Devotion

[11/30, 6:51 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL

DATE: MONDAY 30TH NOVEMBER 2020.

THEME: PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING.

MEMORISE:

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonian 5:18

READ: Psalm 136:1-26

1. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

2. O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.

3. O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.

4. To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever.

5. To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.

6. To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.

7. To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever:

8. The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever:

9. The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever.

10. To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endureth for ever:

11. And brought out Israel from among them: for his mercy endureth for ever:

12. With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm: for his mercy endureth for ever.

13. To him which divided the Red sea into parts: for his mercy endureth for ever:

14. And made Israel to pass through the midst of it: for his mercy endureth for ever:

15. But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea: for his mercy endureth for ever.

16. To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endureth for ever.

17. To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:

18. And slew famous kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:

19. Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endureth for ever:

20. And Og the king of Bashan: for his mercy endureth for ever:

21. And gave their land for an heritage: for his mercy endureth for ever:

22. Even an heritage unto Israel his servant: for his mercy endureth for ever.

23. Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever:

24. And hath redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endureth for ever.

25. Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever.

26. O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever.

PRAYER:

1. Thank God for the salvation of your soul.

2. Thank God for your life. Thank Him for preserving your life. You are not better than those you started this year with but are no more.

3. Praise God for His grace that has brought you this far in life.

4. Thank God for victory over known and unknown enemies.

5. Thank God for your health. Thank Him because His stripe has healed you.

6. Thank God for His provision. Thank Him because He provides for you even when it seems all hope is lost.

7. Thank God for journey mercies every day.

8. Thank God for all your relatives, friends, neighbors and colleagues.

9. Thank God for your place of work, business or school.

10. Thank God for the Body of Christ and for the privilege to be a part of the Church.

11. Praise God in advance for all that He is set to do in your life.

12. Count your blessings, name them one by one and thank Him from the bottom of your heart.

I join my faith with yours and pray that the Lord will accept your thanksgiving, in the mighty name of Jesus.

ACTION POINT:

Make today a special Thanksgiving Day unto God. He will surely reward you for it.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Corinthians 9-11

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

HYMN 16: LET US WITH A GLADSOME MIND.

1. Let us, with a gladsome mind,
Praise the Lord, for he is kind:
For his mercies aye endure,
Ever faithful, ever sure.

2. Let us blaze his Name abroad,
For of gods he is the God:
For his mercies aye endure,
Ever faithful, ever sure.

3. He with all commanding might
Filled the new-made world with light:
For his mercies aye endure,
Ever faithful, ever sure.

4. He the gold-tressèd sun
Caused all day his course to run:
For his mercies aye endure,
Ever faithful, ever sure.

5. The horned moon to shine by night,
Mid her spangled sisters bright:
For his mercies aye endure,
Ever faithful, ever sure.

6. All things living he doth feed,
His full hand supplies their need:
For his mercies aye endure,
Ever faithful, ever sure.

7. Let us, with a gladsome mind,
Praise the Lord, for he is kind:
For his mercies aye endure,
Ever faithful, ever sure.

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[11/30, 6:51 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: *INSPIRATION*
(Giving direction to your day)
*Ola Aina*

Monday 30th November, 2020

*BREAD OF IDLENESS*

*Text: “She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.”Prov 31:27*

The scripture above is part of the traits of a virtuous woman, but I strongly believe that it’s applicable to everybody. This is a trait that must be found in anyone that will end up successful in life.

Life will present to us many idle moments which we can either waste or take advantage of. As a medical Doctor you could find yourself sometimes waiting for your patients to show up. If you add up these moments you’ll realise that you have so much time you could either work with or waste. As a student you also spend so much time within lectures with nothing doing. Instead of getting involved in endless senseless discussions you can find a book that you can read. Travelling on a very long journey could be a good time to meditate on a particular scripture that will remain stamped in your spirit forever. It could also be a time to read a book. If you are a housewife take advantage of moments when your children are away in school.

Eating the bread of idleness means allowing time to get away from you without doing anything meaningful with it. There are people who work in establishments that give them so much freedom in the course of their day. This is actually a trap in disguise if the spare moments are not filled with something reasonable. Apart from the salary that you are paid where you are working, what are you becoming in that process.
If you run a shop where you wait for customers to come read your Bible or read a book. By all means fill your time with something edifying and productive. One thing that helped me after I left secondary school as a teenager was to spend that time devouring by Bible. It really built me up. Please stop eating the bread of idleness, it will never satisfy you; it will produce a failure out of you.

*CONFESSION:*
My time is used wisely and productively.

*LEARN MORE: Eph 5:16-17*

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[11/30, 6:51 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: *RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL (DOWNLOAD THE NEW RHAPSODY APP => https://bit.ly/2Z9P6P0)*

*WE GLORIFY HIS NAME .*

Monday, November 30th .
Pastor Chris

_*Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen (Ephesians 3:21).*_

Oftentimes, in prayer and songs of worship, some Christians would say, “O Lord, glorify your Name in all the
earth.” It sounds okay, but it puts us in a position of expecting God to
glorify His Name. And that’s not His idea; we’re the ones to glorify
Him. Recall the words of Jesus in John 17:4 _*“I have glorified thee
on the earth….”*_ This is what we’re expected to do.

Our theme verse says, _*“Unto him be glory in the church…,”*_
meaning that He expects the Church to give Him glory. Your life is for
the glory of God. He’s glorified as you consistently live out His Word,
bearing fruits of His divine life and nature in you. As you walk in health, prosperity, and impact your world with His righteousness, greatness, beauty and wisdom; as you produce Word-based results,
the Lord is glorified.

No wonder Jesus said in Matthew 5:16, _*“Let your light so
shine before men, that they may see your good works, and
glorify your Father which is in heaven.”*_ He’s glorified by your
works of righteousness. In John 17:4 that we read earlier, the latter
part shows that Jesus glorified the Father by doing what the Father wanted Him to do: _*“I have glorified thee on the earth: I have
finished the work which thou gavest me to do.”*_ This is one of the reasons you must study the Word to know what He wants, so that
every day, and in every place, you glorify Him by living out His Word. Praise God!

*CONFESSION*

*God has glorified Himself in me; now, I carry that glory everywhere. There’s no shame in my life; I walk in glory, and my
life is full of honour, splendour, greatness, beauty, favour! I walk consistently in divine health, prosperity, and impact my world
with His glory. Praise God!*

*FURTHER STUDY:* *||* *John 2:11* This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him. *||*

*||* *John 15:8* Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. *||*

*||* *Colossians 1:27* To whom God would make known what [is] the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: *||*

*||* *Matthew 5:16 AMPC* Let your light so shine before men that they may see your moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and recognize and honor and praise and glorify your Father Who is in heaven. *||*

*DAILY SCRIPTURE READING*

*1-Year Bible Reading Plan=>* 1 John 1-2:1-14 & Ezekiel 43-44

*2-Year Bible Reading Plan=>* Revelation 4:1-11 & Hosea 13-14

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[11/30, 6:51 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: *Morning Showers* 🌦
With Kingsley and Kemi Tobi
*Monday 30/11/2020*

*Understanding Spiritual Warfare*
*Text:* 2 Corinth 10:3-6
_”For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.”_

As believers, we are constantly at war with the enemy of the Cross. Although Jesus, our Captain and Commander has won the victory, we must maintain the victory. One way to ensure that we constantly walk in the victory is by understanding spiritual warfare.
The next step in understanding spiritual warfare is to:

*# Submit your weapons to God #*
The weapons of our warfare are mighty only through God and by God.  In Ex 4:2, the Bible says, _”So the Lord said to him, “What is that in your hand?” He said, “A rod.”_ To Moses, what he had in his hand was just a rod but God saw a weapon with which He would confound the whole of Egypt. The Lord said to him, “Cast it down.” That was a practical demonstration of submission. Moses submitted his rod to God, it became the rod of God. Until the rod of Moses became the rod of God, it was just a walking stick.

David confronted Goliath with stones he picked from the ground. But in 1 Sam 17:45, he said to Goliath, _“You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.”_ David had put his hands in the hands of the Lord. In essence, the stone became the stone of God and no wonder, it hit it’s target without fail.

Your weapons through God do great things. To succeed therefore in the battles of life, submit yourself and your weapons. When you submit yourself to the Almighty God, you will see the hand of God. Eph 6:13 says, _”Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”_ The weapons of our warfare are the armours of God and not ours.

Shalom !
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[11/30, 6:51 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: *Above Only Devotional*

Monday, November 30

*Take Your Stand*

_Ephesians 6:10-11 (NlV), Romans 4:19-21 (LB)_
_Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. *And because his faith was strong, he didn’t worry about the fact that he was too old to be a father at the age of one hundred, Abraham never doubted. He believed God, for his faith and trust grew ever stronger, and he praised God for this blessing even before it happened. He was completely sure that God was well able to do anything he promised._

One of the greatest battles we face in life is the battle to stand for what God has said about us until it comes to pass. This is what spiritual warfare is really about. In 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (NKJV) the Bible says, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.” Whenever a thought comes to your mind that is contrary to what God says about you, you have a responsibility to cast it down. You have to overcome and arrest that thought and make it align with and obey your reality in Christ. That thought is coming into your mind to cripple your faith and stir up doubt within you. It wants to cause you to sink the way Peter started to sink when he took his eyes off Jesus and placed them on the wind and the waves, Matt. 14:30. The fiery darts of the wicked that we quench with our shield of faith (Eph. 6:16) usually surface as negative thoughts.

Sometimes, a delay in our expectation can cause negative thoughts to arise in our minds. It is not what happens to us that matters, but how we choose to see and respond to what happens. Our first response is in our minds (thoughts). Our thoughts will then affect our words, followed by our actions, which will impact the way our lives turn out. Abraham did not stagger at God’s promise to him, even when all physical evidence was pointing in the negative. He stood on God’s promise to him and he started calling himself what God was calling him a father of many nations even before the manifestation of a son. He was praising God, even before the promise manifested because he had already received it as his reality. Stop trying to get victory. Take your stand in the victory Christ has already won for you.

Action Point: Receive the victory of Christ into every challenging area of your life. Pray and declare God’s promises until joy is stirred up in your heart.

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