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Some people pray better when they are moving. If you’re one of them, take a walk, go for a drive, or run. You are free to use your body and posture to help you turn your mind and heart towards God. When you’re acknowledging your sins, you may find it helpful to have your head bowed and to kneel; it’ll help you to remember and experience the humility of the moment. In worship, you may want to turn y…
[7:48 PM, 6/4/2019] 919063: Above Only Devotional

Tuesday, June 4

The Gospel of Christ and the Grace of God

Romans 1:16-17 (GNB), Ephesians 2:5b

“For I am not ashamed of the Gospel (good news) of Christ, for it is God’s power working unto salvation [for deliverance from eternal death] to everyone who believes with a personal trust and a confident surrender and firm reliance, . . . For in the Gospel a righteousness which God ascribes is revealed, both springing from faith and leading to faith [disclosed through the way of faith that arouses to more faith]…*…. (by grace ye are saved.)”

The cure for sin and the freedom from every bondage of the devil is believing in the glorious gospel of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. It is not preaching about sin that saves sinners. It is …
[6:35 AM, 6/5/2019] 919063: Different ways to pray (4)

Wednesday 5th June 2019

‘He will call on me, and I will answer him’ Psalm 91:15 NIV

When we try to spend an extended period of time in prayer, our minds tend to wander. When that happens, is God upset with us? No, when your mind wanders – God’s Spirit is still with you. Sometimes your wandering thoughts can actually guide you into prayer.

One author writes: ‘I begin praying, and then I imagine myself being wildly successful at something. Or I replay a conversation with a person I’m upset with. Or I try to figure out how to solve a problem I’m worried about. I used to think of those kinds of thoughts as obstacles to prayer, but I’ve come to think of them as prayers waiting to be offered. Maybe the reason they pop into my mind isn’t simply my short attention span, but rather what my mind is really concerned about. So instead of trying to suppress these thoughts, it’s better to begin to talk to God about them. And just like that, I’m back in the flow of prayer. Indeed, we are free to pray in ways that will best help us live in the joyful awareness of God’s presence.’ Obviously, thoughts like getting your hair done or your car fixed are distractions. When these arise, just write them down and say, ‘I’ll get to that later,’ then get back to prayer.

Developing a rich and rewarding prayer life isn’t something you accomplish overnight; you have to work at it. But the rewards are more than worth the effort. You’re not unique; everybody battles distractions in prayer. Those who succeed are those who learn to deal with the distractions.
[6:35 AM, 6/5/2019] 919063: Today’s SOD – 2019-06-05
TOPIC: THE KEY TO POWER 

SCRIPTURE: And Stephen,”full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people. Acts 6″:8.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: To exercise faith is to walk in power.

Having faith in God has been confirmed to attract evidential profits to life. Those who have faith in God are candidates for unquantifiable benefits and profits. To exist in faith is to experience positive proofs and practical evidence in one’s life (Hebrews 11:1).

Now,”one of the profits of faith is POWER. Faith is key to power. From our anchor Scripture, we understand that the presence of faith is the presence of power; the fullness of faith is the fullness of power. Faith cannot be present and power is absent. That is why men of faith are men of power. Anywhere you see a woman of faith, she is also a woman of supernatural power. 

The work of faith is accompanied by power (2 Thessalonians 1″:17). Those who walk in faith never beg for power (1 Peter 1:5). You cannot be a person of faith and be a powerless entity.

We understand from Physics that power is the ability to do work. So,”things work where faith is at work, and work is said to be done when an object is moved through a distance in the direction of the force. Therefore, faith people are movers and shakers; they move things because of the availability of power. Every time you see anything around you that is not working as it ought to be, it is an indication that power is lacking. By faith, the woman with the issue of blood touched the helm of Jesus’ garment and virtue, which is the power of God left Jesus and healed her (Mark 5″:28-30). So,”faith is the switch of power. To exercise faith is to walk in power.

Beloved, my counsel is, make up your mind to walk in power and silence the devil by exercising your faith. 

Remember this”: To exercise faith is to walk in power.

ASSIGNMENTS: 

1. Make up your mind to exercise faith and walk in power in order to avoid being a cheap victim of satanic attack.

2. Be addicted to the Word and put the Word to practice in order to experience the practicality of faith. 

PRAYER: O LORD,”I ask for the grace to walk in faith in order to exercise Your Power, in Jesus’ Name.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE”: THE PROFITABILITY OF FAITH.

DAILY READING: 2 Samuel 23:24-24:25,”Acts 3″:1-26,”Psalm 123″: 1-26,”Psalm 123″: 1-4,”Proverbs 16″:21-23

AMAZING FACT: Christianity is the fastest growing religion in Iran.

QUOTE: Revelation Word is the food of faith; nothing builds faith like the insight you get out of the Bible. Culled from ‘15 Kingdom Strategies for Survival’ by Dr Paul Enenche.

PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Receive a fresh baptism of power in this season, in Jesus’ Name.

 

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[6:35 AM, 6/5/2019] 919063: 🎈🎀 OPEN HEAVENS 🎀🎈
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DATE:  WEDNESDAY JUNE 5, 2019

THEME: A STRANGE HINDRANCE TO PRAYER

MEMORISE:
And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
Mark 11:25

Bible Reading: Matthew 18:23-35 (KJV)
23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants.

24 And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents.

25 But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.

26 The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.

27 Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.

28 But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellow servants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest.

29 And his fellow servant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.

30 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.

31 So when his fellow servants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done.

32 Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me:

33 Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellow servant, even as I had pity on thee?

34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.

35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.

MESSAGE
Through the span of history, God has demonstrated again and again that He answers petitions.

As individuals of confidence, we are certain that at whatever point we call upon the Name of the Lord for anything, as long as it is His will, the appropriate response will come. He guaranteed us of this in John 14:14, saying:

“On the off chance that ye will ask anything in my name, I will do it.”

To leave us with no uncertainty, the Holy Spirit further says in Psalm 50:15:

“What’s more, call upon me stuck in an unfortunate situation: I will convey thee, and thou shalt laud me.”

Showing the petition noting intensity of our God, there was at one time a challenge between God’s prophet and 450 prophets of a symbol called Baal (1st Kings 18:17-40). Each side was to approach their God or god, to see whose power would demonstrate forward. The prophets of Baal approached their god from morning till evening, however there was no reaction. Nonetheless, the minute God’s prophet called upon Him, fire tumbled from paradise. Brethren, God is still in the matter of noting petitions and quieting the furious tempests of life! He should simply talk over you, and quickly, harmony like a waterway will stream into your life and family. The inquiry is, would we say we are still in the matter of calling upon His Name in sacredness and honorableness? On the off chance that wrongdoing is expelled from our souls, we will call upon Him stuck in an unfortunate situation and He will reply as He did in times past, in light of the fact that He is a similar yesterday, today and until the end of time.

Darling, one specific deterrent to supplication that we have to distinguish and manage is the soul of un-pardoning. Instructing about this in Mark 11:25, Jesus says:

“What’s more, when ye stand supplicating, excuse, if ye have should against any: that your Father additionally which is in paradise may pardon you your trespasses.”

In Matthew 5:23-24, He further stated:

“Thusly if thou bring thy blessing to the special raised area, and there rememberest that thy sibling hath should against thee; Leave there thy blessing before the special raised area, and go thy way; first be accommodated to thy sibling, and after that come and offer thy blessing.”

These sections shows that God won’t acknowledge blessing, offering or thanksgiving of any individual who harbors sharpness and un-absolution, to talk less of noting any supplication made by such an individual. Subsequently, disposing of harshness is basic to carrying on with the Christian life adequately and effectively. Leave retaliation to God. Wipe out harshness by the intensity of affection, pardoning and discharging the individuals who have harmed you to God. When you do this, you can make sure that any supplication you make to God will be replied by flame. May God hear your petitions from His position of authority of effortlessness today in Jesus’ Name.

ACTION POINT
Search your heart for any form of un-forgiveness and let go of it today with God’s help.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR :
Leviticus 25, Jeremiah 49:23-50:1

AUTHOR :
PASTOR E. A ADEBOYE

HYMN 5 : LET OTHERS SEE JESUS IN YOU
1. While passing thro’ this world of sin, and others your life shall view,Be clean and pure without, within; Let others see Jesus in you.

Refrain:
Let others see Jesus in you, Let others see Jesus in you. Keep telling the story, be faithful and true; Let others see Jesus in you.

2. Your life’s a book before their eyes, They’re reading it thro’ and thro’ Say, does it point them to the skis, Do others see Jesus in you?

Refrain

3. Then live for Christ both day and night, Be faithful, be brave and true, and lead the lost to life and Christ. Let others see Jesus in you.

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