Morning Devotion

[6/17, 6:00 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: Today’s SOD – 2020-06-17
TOPIC: KEYS TO EXPERIENCING THE POSSIBILITIES OF GOD

SCRIPTURE: But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is,”and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Hebrews 11″:6

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: What you believe is a vehicle to where you arrive.

We serve a God of all possibilities. He is a God who cannot be limited or defeated. He cannot fail,”He cannot be tired, and He cannot be confused; He is a Master Strategist, and He knows what to do at every given point in time. Nothing goes out of control wherever He is.

Now, the question is”: what are the keys to experiencing the possibilities of God?

1. The pursuit of God

Our anchor Scripture says,”…He that cometh to God…. (Hebrews 11″:6). So,”a person who must see the possibilities of God must come to God; he must be a pursuer of God.

Beloved, you cannot be pursuing the world or the devil and be pursuing God at the same time. To experience the possibilities of God, you must come to a point where everyone who knows you knows that your number one object of pursuit in life is God.

2. Faith in God

Without faith, it is impossible to move God to work, for …he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a Rewarder…. (Hebrews 11″:6 Paraphrased). So,”faith is key to accessing the possibilities of God.

Now, there are two dimensions of faith”:

a. The possibility mind-set. 

This is coming to a point where a person believes that anything is possible. What you believe is a vehicle to where you arrive (Ephesians 3:20).

b. Possibility lifestyle. 

This is talking possibilities and acting possibility.

Beloved,”when possibility mind-set and lifestyle are in place in your life, and you pursue God fervently, you will experience His possibilities ceaselessly in your life. 

Remember this”: What you believe is a vehicle to where you arrive.

ASSIGNMENTS:

1. Spend time with God and crave to know Him more.

2. Believe everything God has spoken,”and never doubt His ability and willingness to do what He has promised.

3. Take actions based on your scriptural belief; never act contrary to your belief in the Word.

PRAYER”: Lord,”all I need is You. I receive the grace to love and trust You always. Cause me to experience the life of all possibilities in You, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE”: THE GOD OF ALL POSSIBILITIES

DAILY BIBLE READING: Psalm 118-120

QUOTE: To look up to man means looking away from God. Culled from “365 WISDOM CAPSULES” by Dr Paul Enenche.

AMAZING FACT: The tongue of a blue whale weighs more than most elephants.

PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: What has been an impossibility in your life before now is giving way for the possibilities of God in Jesus’ name.

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[6/17, 6:01 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: MESSAGE FROM:

*Rev. Anthony Akinmoyo,*
Lifeway Christian Centre,
Lagos.

*BENEFITS OF SCRIPTURAL FASTING* (Part 3)

Isaiah 58:6, 11 (KJV)
[6] *Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?*
[11] *And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.*

*DIVINE GUIDANCE AND DIRECTION*

Fasting is one of the spiritual channels to express our total dependence on the Lord. It is a process of engaging our hearts to seek the Lord. And when this is done, God will be committed to lead and guide us continually.

Proverbs 3:6 (KJV)
*In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.*

Fasting is also the acknowledgement of the supremacy of God above our flesh (natural being). Until you acknowledge Him, He will not direct your paths.

Beloved, the journey of life and destiny fulfilment is too sensitive to embark on it with the arm of flesh, because one wrong step can destroy an entire destiny or an empire built over many years. Therefore, I advise, scriptural fasting should be observed before taking any major decision in life. In such a time, pray more of prayer of enquiry and wait upon the Lord to hear what He will say. Do not take any major decision without Him. For without the Lord we can do but nothing. *John 15:5.*

Isaiah 30:29-30 (KJV)
[29] *Ye shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe to come into the mountain of the Lord , to the mighty One of Israel.*
[30] *And the Lord shall cause his glorious voice to be heard…*

When Holy solemnity (of fasting, singing, prayer) is kept that is, consecrated time and days unto the Lord. He will speak to our understanding.

Proverbs 16:3 (KJV)
*Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.*

Greatness is a function of direction and guidance. When God is the one in charge, you should be assured of goodness and mercy always. Failure and stagnation cannot be your portion when He is leading you. Let God be your Shepherd then your case is settled.

Psalm 23:1, 6 (KJV)
[1] *The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want*.
[6] *Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.*

Finally brethren, fasting should not be a religious obligation but spiritual exercise with specific aim and purpose. Fast to hear from the Lord and pick divine signals to help you navigate through the journey of life.

*PRAYERS*

1. Thank you Father for another beautiful day you have made.

2. Thank you Father for the gift of life and salvation of my soul.

3. Thank you Lord for your mercies that are new every morning.

4. Psalm 23:1 (KJV)
*The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.*

i. O Lord my Father, I surrender my entire life to your leading and guidance in Jesus mighty name!

ii. Father, lead me into greatness and fulfilment of your purpose on earth in Jesus mighty name!

5. John 10:5 (KJV)
*And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.*

O Lord my God, grant me grace to always pick your voice in order to know the right way in life in the mighty name of Jesus!

6. 1 Samuel 2:9 (KJV)
*He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.*

O Lord my God, guide my feet out of trouble in Jesus mighty name!

7. Isaiah 58:11 (KJV)
*And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.*

O Lord my Father, guide and make all my ways prosperous in the mighty name of Jesus!

8. Isaiah 65:19 (KJV)
*And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.*

O Lord my Father, wipe away my secret tears and reproach in Jesus mighty name!

9. 2 Thessalonians 1:12 (KJV) *That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.*

O Lord my Father, reveal your glory in my life in the mighty name of Jesus!

10. Isaiah 41:18 (KJV)
*I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.*

i. O Lord my God, open unto me doors and gates of lifting that no devil can shut in Jesus mighty name!

ii. O Lord my God, open my eyes to see divine opportunities in the mighty name of Jesus!

11. O Lord my Father, convert my shame, misery and reproach to testimonies in the mighty name of Jesus!

12. Isaiah 32:15 (KJV)
*Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness be a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest.*

O Lord, let my wilderness be turned into a fruitful forest in Jesus mighty name!

13. Isaiah 51:3 (KJV)
*For the Lord shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the Lord ; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.*

O Lord my Father, comfort me on every side and let my life be filled with joy and gladness in Jesus mighty name!

Thank you Father for working exceedingly and abundantly above all that I ask or think.

Thank you Father for the uncommon results and answers.

Receive my thanks and praise in the mighty name of Jesus!

See you tomorrow,
Philippians 4:4 (KJV)
*Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.*

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[6/17, 6:01 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: *INSPIRATION*
(Giving direction to your day)
*Ola Aina*

Wednesday 17th June, 2020

*CHURCH CONSCIOUS 2*

*Text: “…You will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of truth.” 1 Tim 3:15 (NIV)*

I want us to begin today by understanding that the Church belongs to God. It is administered by men but it belongs to God. This is clear from our opening scripture. No man has a claim on it. We all have equal access to the Church. What men do should never discourage you from Church.

The Church is the pillar and foundation of truth. It’s a place we receive constant spiritual nourishment for our roles in life. Life is essentially spiritual and as far as our spiritual life is concerned Church is indispensable.

No matter how smart you were at birth you were still required to go to school. Not all your teachers were that good but you stayed there. There were so many days you felt like not going to school but you went anyway. So also Church is a necessary part of our lives to grow spiritually. The truth is that your state spiritually affects every other part of your life.
If you are missing Church you are missing on your destiny. For every man there is a natural destiny and a divine destiny. The most important of them all us the divine destiny. Natural destiny is based on who your parents are, what you studied in school, where you work and all that. Beyond all these is a unique divine destiny God called us into even before we were born, Paul called it the “high calling” in Christ. No matter how great your natural destiny is it cannot compare with what God has in store.
At the end of your life you’ll realise that the most important thing in life is not whether you were a Carpenter or an Engineer, a bricklayer or an architect but rather how much of God’s purpose you fulfilled.

*PRAYER:*
Lord I receive grace to place the right value on Church. If am presently in a wrong place order my steps Lord.

*LEARN MORE:* Jer 3:15, Eph 4:11-14

*PRAYER REQUEST: Lord cause everyone reading Inspiration to come into the reality of divine purpose. Rom 8:28*

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[6/17, 6:03 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL

DATE: WEDNESDAY 17TH JUNE 2020.

THEME: SPIRITUAL INTIMACY.

MEMORY VERSE:

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.” Matthew 11:29

BIBLE READING: Acts 2:41-47

41• Then they that gladly received His Word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

42• And they continued stedfastly in The Apostles’ Doctrine and Fellowship, and in Breaking of Bread, (Holy Communion) and in Prayers.

43• And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.

44• And all that believed were together, and had all things common;

45• And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.

46• And they, continuing daily with One Accord in The Temple, and Breaking Bread from house to house, did Eat Their Meat with Gladness and Singleness of Heart,

47• Praising God, and having Favour with all the people. And The Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

MESSAGE:

A. Knowing God is not the same as going to church or even Being born again.

1• The knowledge of God is first made evident through LOVE.

2• If you LOVE God, it will show in the way you live and even interact with others.

3• God is calling us into an intimate relationship with Him.

4• If your life is in disagreement with God’s Word, no matter how much you participate in Church activities or give offering to God, you would not be acceptable to Him, and your services would be in vain.

5• Philippians 2:5-8 “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

6• And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of The Cross.”

7• 1 John 2:6 also says “He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.” Jesus Himself enjoins us to follow His example in all things.

B. An INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP WITH JESÚS would lead to SELFLESSNESS, HUMILITY, SERVICE to HUMANITY, and TOTAL OBEDIENCE To God.

1•. When you live according to the standard of God, He will be pleased with all you have to offer.

2• Do you know that you can come before God with generous offerings, yet stir up His anger?

3• This is because the offering of an unrepented sinner is an abomination before Go.

4•. Proverbs 15:8 “The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.”

5• AN INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD would help you fashion your life very closely after the example of Our Lord Jesus in all things.

6• THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD must bring us to the point of WISDOM and ENLIGHTENMENT far beyond the ordinary.

7• Above all, THE KNOWLEDGE OF JESÚS must lead to Overflowing JOY and PEACE.

8• I pray that your knowledge of Jesus will grow greatly this season In The Mighty Name of Jesus. Amen 🙏!

PRAYER POINT:

Father, Please help me to grow in Intimacy with You, In The Mighty Name of Jesus. Amen 🙏!

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Proverbs 27-29.

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

HYMN: WHEN WE WALK WITH THE LORD.

1. When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,

What a glory He sheds on our way!

While we do His good will, He abides with us still,

And with all who will trust and obey.

Refrain:

Trust and obey, for there’s no other way

To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

2. Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,

But His smile quickly drives it away;

Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear,

Can abide while we trust and obey. Refrain:

3. Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,

But our toil He doth richly repay;

Not a grief or a loss, not a frown or a cross,

But is blessed if we trust and obey. Refrain:

4. But we never can prove the delights of His love

Until all on the altar we lay;

For the favor He shows, for the joy He bestows,

Are for them who will trust and obey. Refrain:

5. Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet,

Or we’ll walk by His side in the way;

What He says we will do, where He sends we will go;

Never fear, only trust and obey. Refrain:

EMMANUEL= GOD WITH US!

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