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[6/18, 5:51 AM] 919063: 🌲🌷 *OPEN HEAVENS* 🌷🌲
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_DATE: TUESDAY 18TH JUNE 2019_

*THEME: IN NEED OF DELIVERANCE?*

*MEMORISE:*
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
Acts 10:38

*Bible Reading: Luke 4:18-21*
18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.

21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.

*MESSAGE*
Captivity describes the halted and confined state of an individual, community or nation by an external power. This term also denotes the state of people under the bondage of sin and demonic oppression. Only Jesus Christ has the power to set people free from all forms of captivity. Deliverance happens when a person is rescued from forces of bondage or overwhelming circumstance focuses on captives, prisoners of war, slaves, debtors, suspected criminals, condemned sinners and the oppressed, who are often treated with great cruelty and indignity. Another focus of deliverance is individuals dominated by forces of darkness. Sadly, many people are suffering because they do not know they are in bondage or see that they need deliverance they do not know they are in bondage or see that they need deliverance. Irrespective of the form of deliverance that is needed, the good news is that Jesus Christ was specially anointed for the purpose of setting captives and prisoners free. Isaiah 61:1-3 prophesied it, and we see the manifestation of its fulfilment in today’s Bible reading.

Living in oppression is especially pathetic because it is practically impossible for anyone in this state to make any progress in life or be delivered through self-help. Stagnation, disappointment, failure, fruitlessness, sickness and misfortune are all possible indications that a person needs deliverance. I prophesy to anyone experiencing such evil conditions that you shall be delivered today in Jesus’ Name.

There is hope for your deliverance because there is a powerful Savior and Deliverer who is able and willing to deliver you-His name is Jesus. All power in heaven and on earth belongs to him.

Everyone and everything is subject to his authority; even demons are powerless before Him. Once He speaks, demons obey, and at the mention of His Name, they flee and people are delivered. Once again, I decree in the Name of Jesus, receive deliverance from every form of bondage now! Do you need deliverance? The first step is to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior and join a living church. You must then make every effort to avoid self-destructive acts of immorality and sin. Finally, brethren, call upon the Name of Jesus by faith, relying on His word in Romans 10:13, which says:

“ For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Do this and you will begin to enjoy the liberty that Christ gives. Hallelujah!

*PRAYER POINT:*
Father, please set me free from any evil captivity I am in today, in Jesus’ Name.

*BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:*
Numbers 18-19
Lamentation 2:19-3:24

*AUTHOR:*
PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

*HYMN 13: I AM A VICTOR*
• Yes, I know I am a victor
For the Bible tells me so
God made me more than a conqueror
Much stronger than all my foes

*CHORUS*
Jesus loves me and I love Him
Together we rule the world
Christ with me I will overcome
By His Blood, His Name, His Word

• Yes, I know I am a victor
Stronger than demons I am
To Satan I am a terror
I am free, o yes, I am

• Yes, I know I am a victor
Stronger than lack, poverty
All my needs Jesus provides for
I have life abundantly

• Yes, I know I am a victor
Barrenness no more indeed
Fruitful is the God I live for
All my dreams shall be fulfilled

• Yes, I know I am a victor
By His strength I shall succeed
No more loss and no more failure
Glory to glory proceed

• Yes, I know I am a victor
No more sorrow, no despair
Jesus Christ is my own Succour
Tomorrow is joy and cheer

• Yes, I know I am a victor
Very soon I’ll reign with Him
His promise is my sure anchor
He’s coming to take me home

• Jesus loves me and I love Him
We rule this world together
As He is so right now I am
Hear me shout Halleluyah

• Jesus loves me Halleluyah
Hear me shout Halleluyah
Halleluyah, Halleluyah
Glory be to God on high
[6/18, 5:52 AM] 919063: Today’s SOD – 2019-06-18
TOPIC: SIN – THE REASON BEHIND MISSED OPPORTUNITIES AND WASTED LIFE

SCRIPTURE: For it is written in the book of Psalms,”Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein”: and his bishoprick let another take. Acts 1:20.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Sin makes a person miss the opportunity of being great in life. 

Sin attracts multifaceted consequences both in this life and in the life to come. One grave consequence of sin is the loss of one’s privileges and opportunities in God. Sin robs a person of his divine mandate for greatness and eminence in life. 

This was the case with Reuben,”the first son of Jacob. Reuben, by his covenant lineage, and by being the first son of Jacob, the covenant blessing carrier, had the privilege to be great in life but he missed it by sleeping with his father’s wife (Genesis 49″:1-4). So,”Judah and Joseph took his place. He missed the opportunity of being relevant in life. 

Now, take a look at the life of Judas Iscariot. Judas Iscariot had the opportunity of becoming ‘anything’ a mortal man could become in the Hands of God. He had the privilege of being born in the days of Jesus Christ; he had the opportunity to sit with Jesus Christ and heard His teachings. He interacted and ate with Jesus; he was sent out with other disciples of Jesus to win souls after receiving the power and anointing of God (Matthew 10″:1-2),”yet he did not maximize all these privileges and opportunities. He did not become a great disciple of Jesus like Peter, John and James who were his colleagues; he missed his opportunity of being great in life because of sin.

There was yet another pathetic case, the case of Samson, the supposed deliverer of Israel. Samson was meant to be a great deliverer but he ended as a great disaster. His birth was prophesied because of the greatness in him (Judges 13″:3-5); He was given unusual power of the Holy Spirit and was destined to end the captivity of Israel in the hands of the Philistines but he ended up being a captive because of sin.

Beloved,”sin is a disaster; sin is the reason behind the wreckage of life and destiny. Sin makes a person miss the opportunity of being great in life. That will not be your portion in Jesus’ Name. 

Remember this”: Sin makes a person miss the opportunity of being great in life. 

ASSIGNMENTS:

1. Make up your mind never to sacrifice the divine opportunities of life for anything.

2. Trust God to help you become everything He has in mind for you.

PRAYER: O Lord,”I ask for the grace not to miss my opportunities of life. Help me to be in touch with You always, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE”: UNDERSTANDING AND OVERCOMING THE ENEMIES OF DISTINCTION AND EXCELLENCE.

DAILY READING: 1 Kings 19:1-21,”Acts 12″:1-23,”Psalm 136″:1-26,”Proverbs 17″:14-15

AMAZING FACT: Louis Pasteur,”a biologist renowned for his extraordinary vaccine discoveries being used today in order to prevent disease and save lives, was a child of God and drew his inspiration from the spirit of God.

QUOTE”: When your favour increases with God,”your favour must increase with man. So, favour on earth is a function of favour in heaven. Culled from WHO ARE YOU? by Dr Paul Enenche.

PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD”: You shall not miss your God-ordained divine opportunities, in Jesus’ Name.

 

 

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