Morning Devotion

[8/25, 6:04 AM] 919063: Today’s SOD – 2019-08-25
TOPIC: KEYS TO DIVINE ENCOUNTER

SCRIPTURE: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert,”and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb. Exodus 3″:1

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Passion for God is a sponsor of Divine encounter.

Having seen the benefits and products of Divine encounter previously,”it is important to explore the keys that facilitate access to Divine encounter.

So, today, we are going to see the keys that can guarantee access to Divine encounter. 

i. Passion for God

Passion for God is a sponsor of Divine encounter. This is coming to a point where you love God, and you know, people know, God Himself knows, and even the devil knows that you really love God. Passion for God was what drove Moses to the back side of the desert to the mountain of God, and he had an encounter with God.

ii. Passion for people (A heart for people)

Now, why would God give you an encounter? He would give you an encounter so that the people whose destinies are connected to yours can rise in liberty and success. There are lives that are tied to your life; when you rise, they rise and when you sink, they sink. Moses’ encounter was for the rescue of Israel.

iii. Hatred for oppression. 

When you are at a point where you feel pain because people are suffering or they are oppressed, you are a candidate for Divine encounter.

iv. Passion for service

Moses was serving in Pharaoh’s house before he was declared wanted. He also served the daughters of the Priest of Midian (Exodus 2″:16-17). That act of service serviced his destiny and led him to the encounter that changed his life.

Beloved,”go ahead and run with these keys and you will have encounters with God that will change everything about your life and destiny for the better, in Jesus’ Name.

Remember this”: Passion for God is a sponsor of divine encounter. 

ASSIGNMENT(S):

1. Draw closer to God at the place of prayer and worship and study of the Word.

2. Join a service department in church if you are not yet in any; and be committed to soul winning.

3. Show love to people,”especially the needy, the sick, and the oppressed.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE”: THE POWER OF DIVINE ENCOUNTER

PRAYER: Lord,”give me an unquenchable passion for You. Use me as an instrument of deliverance in Your Mighty Hand, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.

DAILY BIBLE READING”: Job 16:1 to 19:29,”1 Corinthians 16″:1 to 24,”Psalm 40″:1 to 10,”Proverbs 22″:1

QUOTE: Except you rise up in desperation,”somebody may take your place. Culled from UNBEATABLE PRINCIPLES OF DESPERATE PEOPLE FOR WINNING IN DESPERATE TIMES by Dr (Mrs) Becky Paul-Enenche.

AMAZING FACT”: A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue.

PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Receive this day,”the passion for God that will facilitate your encounter with Him, in Jesus’ Name.

 

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SEEDS OF DESTINY IN FRENCH”:

SEMENCE DE DESTINEE

DIMANCHE,”LE 25 AOÛT 2019

THEME”: LES CLES DE LA VISITATION DIVINE 

LES SAINTES ECRITURES: Moïse faisait paître le troupeau de Jéthro… et il mena le troupeau derrière le désert,”et vint à la montagne de Dieu, à Horeb. Exode 3″: 1.

PENSEE DU JOUR: La Passion pour Dieu sponsorise la rencontre avec la divinité. 

Après avoir vu les avantages et les produits de la rencontre avec la divinité,”il est important d’explorer les clés qui facilitent ladite rencontre. Ainsi, aujourd’hui, nous allons voir les clés qui peuvent garantir l’accès à la rencontre avec la divinité. 

i. La passion pour Dieu

La passion pour Dieu est un sponsor de la rencontre (ou de la visitation) divine. Cela consiste à arriver à un point où vous aimez véritablement Dieu ; vous le savez vous-même, les gens qui vous connaissent le savent, Dieu lui-même le sait, le diable aussi le sait. La passion pour Dieu avait conduit Moïse à l’arrière du désert, sur la montagne de Dieu, où il avait re
[8/25, 6:04 AM] 919063: You’ll be rewarded

Sunday 25th August 2019

‘Your labour is not in vain.’ 1 Corinthians 15:58 NKJV

It’s easy to forget that this world isn’t your home, that you’re going to spend eternity with Christ in a home specially prepared for you, and when you get to Heaven you’ll be rewarded for how well you fulfilled your God-given assignment here on earth. The Bible not only teaches this, it spells out the specifics.

Here are three specifics to keep in mind. (1)Your greatest reward will be in Heaven, not on earth. Yes, there are earthly rewards (see Mark 10:30), but God reserves his greatest blessings for the day when ‘each man’s work will become evident’ and ‘he will receive a reward’ (1 Corinthians 3:13-14 NAS). It’s your service now that determines your status then, so always give God your best. (2) Your reward will be based on quality, not quantity. We are impressed with size and status, but God is moved by sincerity. When he rewards you it will be based on what you did with what you had, and the ‘heart’ you put into it. That means we all have equal opportunity when it comes to rewards. (3) Your reward may be delayed, but it will never be denied. Think about that. When you’ve done what was needed yet you were ignored and misunderstood, remember, ‘Your labour is not in vain’ (1 Corinthians 15:58 NKJV). When you’ve done the right thing but received neither credit nor acknowledgment, remember, ‘Your labour is not in vain.’ When you’ve served, given, and sacrificed, then willingly stepped aside so God would get all the glory, remember, ‘Your labour is not in vain.’

Jesus said: ‘Your Father, who sees everything, will reward you’ (Matthew 6:4 NLT).
[8/25, 6:04 AM] 919063: 🦍🍚 *OPEN HEAVENS* 🍚🦍
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_DATE: SUNDAY 25TH AUGUST, 2019._

*THEME: GLUTTONY: NOT A CHRISTIAN VIRTUE*

*MEMORISE:*
And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.
–PROVERBS 23:2

*Bible Reading: PROVERBS 23:1-8*

1 When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee:

2 And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.

3 Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat.

4 Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom.

5 Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.

6 Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats:

7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.

8 The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words.

*MESSAGE:*
Gluttony is a trait that manifests itself through eating or drinking more than is needful. Indeed, this applies not only to food but to all material things.
This habit is found in people who have given their belly or body free reign over their life, such that they are unable to hold back or restrain themselves whenever food or drink is set before them.

For such people, the Holy Spirit says their god is their belly (Philippians 3:19). Gluttony causes a person to develop a deadly appetite for things that can destroy him or her.

Food can do and has indeed done great damage to the destinies of many people throughout history.
The story of Esau who exchanged his birthright for a meal of red pottage is a case in point. (Genesis 25:29-34). No wonder Hebrews 12:16 says:

“Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright”.

From Esau’s story, we see that food can sometimes be used as bait covering the hook of the fishermen. An adage in my native language says;

“The rodent is eating free bananas and rejoicing; it does not know that sweet things kills”.

One man who understood the principle enunciated in today’s Bible reading was Daniel.
One arrival in the Babylon as a captive, he determined in his heart not to forget his background and heritage, so he did not allow himself get carried away by the king’s delicacies.
He and three other Hebrews boys decided to discipline themselves in anticipation of a time when their stand in God would be tested and they would no longer have access to the king’s benefits.

Whatever a man gives to you, he can also take away from you; that is why the source of your daily bread should be God alone. Whenever someone offers you “free lunch”, try and decipher the motive behind the offer before accepting it.

When I was growing up in my father’s house, the attitude and disposition of a person offering us food determined whether we accept it or not. Proverbs 23:6 says:

“Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats.”

Indeed, it takes self-discipline not to be gluttonous, especially in the time of need. As a rule in life never allow your enemies know when you are hungry’, because they can use your need to get you down.

It is not out of place to assume that Jacob has studied the brother Esau and was only waiting for the perfect opportunity to lure him food. This is one the benefit of life of fasting. The Holy Spirit saying in Proverbs 21:16:

“Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.”

A word is enough for the wise.

*PRAYER POINT:*
Father, I submit my appetite to the restraint of Your Spirit in Jesus’ Name.

*BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:*
2 SAMUEL 7- 9.
EZEKIEL 39:21-40:4

*AUTHOR:*
PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

*HYMN 4 – TAKE MY LIFE, AND LET IT BE*
1. Take my life, and let it be
Consecrated, Lord to Thee;
Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in ceaseless praise.

2. Take my hands, and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love;
Take my feet, and let them be
Swift and beautiful for Thee.

3. Take my voice and let me sing
Always, only, for my King;
Take my lips and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee.

4. Take my silver and my gold;
Not a mite would I withhold;
Take my intellect, and use
Every power as Thou shalt choose.

5. Take my will and make it Thine,
It shall be no longer mine:
Take my heart, it is Thine own;
It shall be Thy royal throne.

6. Take my love, my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet its treasure store;
Take myself, and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee.

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