[6/14, 6:33 AM] 919063: True humility
Friday 14th June 2019
‘[He] gives grace to the humble.’ 1 Peter 5:5 NLT
There are two kinds of humility mentioned in Scripture: (1) False humility. Paul writes, ‘Do not let anyone who delights in false humility…disqualify you’ (Colossians 2:18 NIV). Whether it’s in your manner of dress, your speech or your behaviour, anything that draws attention to you and away from Christ is displeasing to God. (2) True humility. Truly humble people don’t take offence easily or fight back; they turn the other cheek. And yet their humility is not cowardice, for true humility requires courage. It makes you willing to take a lower place than you deserve, to keep quiet about your merits, and to bear slights, insults and false accusations for the sake of a higher purpose. True humility doesn’t make you think less of yourself, it just makes you think of yourself less.
Peter addresses the subject of humility in these words: ‘God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble. So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honour’ (1 Peter 5:5-6 NLT). The story’s told of a guy who entered a contest to see who was the most humble. When he won, he was given a badge of merit – but then he wore it and was disqualified!
Seriously, pride disqualifies you from enjoying the favour of God. That’s why you need to remind yourself regularly: ‘Everything I am, I owe to God; everything I have, came from God. To him be all the glory.’
[6/14, 6:34 AM] 919063: *Above Only Devotional*
Friday, June 14
_Be Rooted and Built Up in Christ_
_Colossians 2:6-7 (KJ V & GNB)_
_As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and bath up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught abounding therein with thanksgiving. *Since you have accepted Christ Jesus as Lord, live in union with him. Keep your roots deep in him, build your lives on him, and become stronger in your faith, as you were taught. And be filled with thanksgiving._
You must never grow tired of strengthening your roots and foundation in Christ. The deeper and stronger your roots are in Christ, the better off you will be. This will increase your chances of being strong and doing exploits and it will reduce the devil’s chances of cheating you and keeping you from the life that God wants you to lead. Apart from desiring to have a stronger foundation in Christ, you must also continually desire to be built up in Christ and grow into His fullness. Allow the consciousness of your oneness with Christ to manifest and reflect in every area of your life. You must desire to become just like Christ in every area of your life, Eph.4:15. That is your destiny in God, Rom. 8:29.
Beloved, let Christ be Lord indeed of your life. Do His will. Remember that your life belongs to Him. It is actually His life that you are leading now. Allow Christ to live His life through you and let your roots go deep down into His love, Eph.3:17. In Acts 20:32, Apostle Paul reminded the believers at Ephesus that it is the revelation of God’s grace that will build them up and give them access to their divine inheritance in God. The revelation of God’s grace are evidenced in the truths that God reveals to us about the glorious things that He has done for us in Christ. One thing that enhances the manifestation of God’s glory and grace in your life is your continual gratitude for the things that God has done for you in Christ. As God reveals these things to you, rejoice and celebrate them!
Heavenly Father, I appreciate you and l rejoice in the wonderful things you have done for me in Christ.
[6/14, 6:35 AM] 919063: Today’s SOD – 2019-06-14
TOPIC: THE PRODUCTS OF GODS PRINCIPLES
SCRIPTURE: God had told Abram, “Leave your own country behind you,”and your own people, and go to the land I will guide you to. 2 If you do, I will cause you to become the father of a great nation; I will bless you and make your name famous, and you will be a blessing to many others. Genesis 12″:1-2 (TLB)
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The product you see in life is a function of the principles of the Word of God that you practice.
In life,”every possibility you want to see attracts a corresponding responsibility. There can be no possibility without responsibility; there is no success without secrets, and there cannot be products without principles. The product you see in life is a function of the principles of the Word of God that you practice. There are many people who neglect the principles of God’s Word and expect to see the products; it doesn’t work like that.
For example, the Scripture makes it clear that to be in good health, a merry heart is key but a broken spirit dries the bone (Proverbs 17″:22.). So,”one cannot remain in a state of depression and anger and expects to be in good health. Also, you cannot keep someone in your heart in bitterness and expect to enjoy a healthy life, especially emotionally, and even physically in the long run (Hebrews 12″:15.). So,”to be healthy, consciously do things that guarantee Divine health.
Also, if you are trusting God for supernatural supplies, you should not sit down in one place and say, ‘My God shall supply all my needs according to his riches in glory according to Philippian 4″:19.’ If you quote only verse nineteen of the Book of Philippians Chapter Four,”it is not complete. It is important to know what was said in the preceding verses that gives the condition for attracting Divine supplies (Philippians 4″:15-18). So,”you cannot just pray and ask God for money if you don’t do the things He asks you to do in His Word.
Beloved, my counsel is, do not be like the man waiting for roasted chicken to fly into his mouth without doing anything. Rather, make up your mind to walk in the realm of faith by adjusting your walk with the Word of God.
Remember this”: The product you see in life is a function of the principles of the Word of God that you practice.
1. Study the scriptures to understand the principles that attract the products of God’s Word.
2. Make up your mind to apply the principles of God’s Word in order to see His products in your life.
PRAYER: O Lord,”I receive the grace and discipline to obey Your Word, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE”: THE PROFITABILITY OF FAITH.
DAILY READING: 1 Kings 11:1-12:19,”Acts 9″:1-25,”Psalm 131 1-3, Proverbs 17″:4-5
AMAZING FACT: As of 2017,”the entire Bible is translated into 670 languages, giving nearly 5.4 billion people access to the Bible in their native language.
QUOTE”: The Scripture is guaranteed to increase the anointing,”results and miracles. Culled from MAKING FULL PROOF OF MINISTRY by Dr Paul Enenche.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD”: The grace to walk in the light of Divine principles and character is released upon you this day in Jesus’ Name.
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[6/14, 10:59 AM] 919063: *DAILY DEVOTIONALS SUMMARY* *June 14, 2019*.
1. *Dr D.K. Olukoya*
*Topic* : A New Man
*Text* :Galatians 5:22-23,Philiippians 2:2-8
*Food for thought* :A Life is truly safe when it is saved by Jesus.
*Lesson*: A new man is that man that has been purchased by Christ, has the mind of Christ, and is totally yielded to Christ. Are you a new man?
2. *Dr Pastor Paul Enenche*
*Topic* : The Products of God’s Principles
*Text* :Genesis 12:1-2
*Food for thought* :The product you see in life is a function of the principles of the Word Of God that you practice.
*Lesson*: Make up your mind to walk in the realm of faith by adjusting your walk with the Word Of God.
3. *Pastor E. A. Adeboye*
*Topic* : Conditions For The Anointing
*Text* : Hebrews 1:9, Acts 8:18-24
*Food for thought* : The anointing makes you a terror to the kingdom of darkness and a notable representative of the Most High God.
*Lesson*: If you want to activate God’s anointing in your life, you must first rebuild the altar of God and present yourself before Him as a living sacrifice without any blemish, You must be a true worshipper who worships God in spirit and in truth, making sure to adhere strictly to His pattern and instructions as revealed in the Bible. Finally, you must learn to wait patiently for God.
4. *Pastor W.F. Kumuyi*
*Topic* : Freedom After Servitude
*Text* : Deuteronomy 15:12-23
*Food for thought* : Real Freedom Comes From Christ.
*Lesson*: Are you enslaved by perpetual bad habit, besetting sins, sickness, affliction, ancestral bondage? You can be free from any and every bondage today if you allow Christ to set you free.
5. *Pastor Chris Oyakhilome*
*Topic* : Don’t Hope For Luck
*Text* : Deuteronomy 28:3
*Food for thought* : Being born again, you don’t function by luck; you walk in the Word.
*Lesson*: God has already blessed you with everything you require for life and godliness. He has got everything fixed in your behalf. He has the right people to help you, at the right time, and in the right place. Live as a blessed man or woman. don’t hope for luck.
6. *Bishop Dr Mike Okonkwo*
*Topic* : Divine Wisdom Is Yours
*Text* : 1 Corinthians 1:17-30; Luke 21:11-15
*Food for thought* : Every believer has the mind of Christ, which is true wisdom.
*Lesson*: As a child of God, whenever you are faced with any situation, you do not start looking at the challenge as a problem. No! You start with the solution; that’s how it works in the Kingdom. What is the solution? Whatever the Word of God says; that’s the solution! Stand on the Word and the problem will submit to what the Lord has said.
7. *C.A.C: The Living Water*
*Topic* : The Efficacy Of Recommendation
*Text* : 1 SAMUEL 16:15-19,
*Food for thought* : Without the needed recommendations, one’s skills and capability can remain untapped, redundant and unutilized.
*Lesson*: Do not forget to excel in your God-given duty, and wherever you are placed, always do your best with humility and passion; someone who would recommend you later without consulting you is watching.
8 *Daily Guide*
*Topic* When In Distress:
*Text* : Psalm 77:1-20
*Food for thought* : Be still and know that” I Am the Lord”.
*Lesson*: The Lord our God (was our help) in ages past, is our hope for now and for years to come. Let us not allow the current circumstance to cause us to forget God’s power and his promise never to leave or forsake us.
9. *Our Daily Bread*
*Topic* : Clear Communication
*Text* :Romans 8:18-27
*Food for thought* : Better than any computer program, The Holy Spirit clearly communicates your thoughts and desires in harmony with the Father’s purposes.
*Lesson*: Lean on the Holy Spirit as you seek to pray more passionately to God. The work of the Spirit makes prayer work!
10. *Kenneth Copeland*
*Topic* : Know God’s Will
*Text* : Psalm 127:1
*Lesson*: God is rearranging things, lining them up for the end-time move of the Spirit. If you’re going to keep up, you must know God’s perfect plan for your life—and how to carry it out in His power!
*BIBLE IN ONE YEAR*: Numbers 10-11 Jeremiah 52:24-34
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