Morning Devotion

[8/8, 7:06 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: *LIFE AND FAVOUR*

*Rev. Anthony Akinmoyo,*
Lifeway Christian Centre.


Job 22:28 (KJV)
*Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.*

John 6:63 (KJV)
*It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.*

In the beginning, God created all things: land, sea, heaven, stars, moon etc. He created all by His word. He spoke the entire universe into being.

Hebrews 11:3 (KJV)
*Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.*

Psalm 33:6 (KJV)
*By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.*

God’s word is a spiritual force that puts all things, either visible or invisible, into existence. By His spoken word, all things came to existence and also He sustained all things by His word.

Hebrews 1:3 (KJV)
*Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power…*

God created us in His image and likeness. What that means is that He created us with the same ability of speaking Spirit-filled words. God has put the same capability in us to create and form what we want to see in line with His will (Word).

The words of our mouth are not ordinary but spiritual forces that determine where our lives and destinies will end. God always says what He wants to do and sees it before the manifestation. The same is expected of us. The type of life (marriage, children, home, business etc) we desire can be deliberately created by speaking them to be.

Remember, *”God calls forth those things which be not as though they were”* Romans 4:17b. You are expected to continually form your world by speaking the words of faith into your life and family. Beloved, don’t speak failure and lack again, don’t call your spouse or children abusive names. Also, don’t report the activities of the devil, but be filled with the word of faith and continue to declare it, it will not be long before you enjoy the manifestation. Remember *”the word was made flesh”* John 1:14.


> Thank you my father for the gift of life and of a new day.

> Thank you Lord, for daily renewing your mercies in my life.

> Thank you Lord, for daily supply and protection upon my life and family.

1. Psalms 34:13 (KJV) *Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.*

O Lord my God, let no corrupt words be found on my lips again so that I will not use my tongue to destroy my destiny in the mighty name of Jesus!

2. O Lord, by your Spirit, keep my tongue from speaking guile and evil words in the mighty name of Jesus!

3. Proverbs 13:3 (AMP) *He who guards his mouth keeps his life, but he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.*

O Lord my Father, grant me fresh grace to guard my mouth in other to keep my life in Jesus mighty name!

4. Job 22:28 (KJV)
*Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.*

i. This is my season of new and glorious beginning in the mighty name of Jesus!

ii. I shall not be visited by evil of any kind in the mighty name of Jesus!

iii. I decree and declare, the angel of favour shall take me to an uncommon realm of favour in the mighty name of Jesus!

iv. My eyes shall not see evil in the mighty name of Jesus!

5. Psalms 118:17 (AMP)
*I shall not die but live, and shall declare the works and recount the illustrious acts of the Lord.*

I cancel the spells of death around my life and family in the mighty name of Jesus!

6. Exodus 23:26 (KJV) *There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfil.*

I decree and declare I shall not cast my young in the mighty name of Jesus Christ!

7. Genesis 15:15 (KJV) *And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.*

I declare I shall live to see good old age, full of riches and honour in the mighty name of Jesus!

8. Psalms 66:12 (KJV) *Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.*

O Lord my Father, put an end to the activities of the oppressors in my life and take me to my wealthy place in the mighty name of Jesus!

9. Psalms 29:11 (KJV) *The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.*

O Lord my Father, bless my life and family with peace in Jesus mighty name.

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

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

See you tomorrow.
*Rejoice evermore.*
*Pray without ceasing.*
1 Thessalonians 5:16-17 (KJV)

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_Saturday, August 8th._
*Pastor Chris*

_*But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them (2 Corinthians 4:3-4).*_

_In our day, activities of demons are rampant in many cities, with a bid to stopping people from receiving the Gospel. Part of our theme verse says,_ _*“…the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not….”*_ _That’s Satan at work; he’s the god of this world and has his agents in different nations, with a mission to stop people from receiving the Gospel._

_When you notice a slowness in people heeding the call to salvation in certain places in spite of the vigorous preaching of the Gospel, do what Jesus said to do: cast out devils (Mark 16:17). Cast them out of the cities, towns, villages, localities and nations, as you pray fervently in the Spirit. Until and unless you act and put a stop to the works of these demons, they’ll keep running rampage, making the inhabitants of such regions less and less receptive to the Gospel. But thanks be unto God! We have the authority in the Name of Jesus to dislodge and dispossess them of their hold over these regions and reassign the desolate heritages. We have the right to reassign these regions, formerly destitute of the Spirit of God, to angels._

_It makes no difference what obtains in the city or nation where you live or the demons in that particular region that hold sway over men’s lives; cast them out! Once you do, the hearts of many in those regions will become open to receive the Gospel gladly and heed the call to salvation._

_Make it your life’s work that the Gospel of Jesus Christ would grow mightily and prevail where you are. Let the desire for His righteousness to be established in your city, locality and country cause you to intercede and break the cords of bondage over men’s lives; let it mean everything to you._


*Thank you, blessed Father, for all the nations are yours. I proclaim the Name of Jesus over every city, every nation, and every government. The power of evil is broken over the cities and the nations of the world, and the Gospel grows mightily, prevailing gloriously, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.*

*FURTHER STUDY:* *||* *Acts 19:11-20* _And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul: 12 So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them. 13 Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth. 14 And there were seven sons of [one] Sceva, a Jew, [and] chief of the priests, which did so. 15 And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye? 16 And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. 17 And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified. 18 And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds. 19 Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all [men]: and they counted the price of them, and found [it] fifty thousand [pieces] of silver. 20 So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed._ *||*

*||* *Mark 16:15-17* _And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. 17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;_ *||*


*1-Year Bible Reading Plan=>* _Romans 11:1-24 & Psalms 79-81_

*2-Year Bible Reading Plan=>* _Philippians 1:1-8 & Isaiah 59_

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[8/8, 7:06 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL



1 Corinthians 10:12 “Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.”

READ: Matthew 5:27-30
5:27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: 5:28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. 5:29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. 5:30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.


A fire-quencher is something that reduces your zeal and heat for God. They are in three categories as listed in 1 John 2:15-17:

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.”

Beware of the lust of the eyes. Samson saw and kept coveting what he had no business desiring (Judges 14:1 , Judges 16:1). In Joshua 7:21, Achan saw and coveted what he had no business touching. It also led to the destruction of himself and his family. Colossians 3:1-2 says:

”If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.”

Beware of the lust of the flesh. Paul said if we live by the flesh, then we would die.

”Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.”
Romans 8:12-13

Like Paul, you must keep your flesh under (1 Corinthians 9:25-27). It was the lust of the flesh that destroyed Gehazi and Eli’s family.

Beware of the pride of life. The devil is the father of pride. He was the first to exhibit pride (lsaiah 14:13-14). Where pride is, you will find the devil. Pride quenched his fire when he was an archangel and he is using it now as a tool to quench the fire of many people. When your sentences are filled with so many ’I’s, beware!

Do not tolerate fire-quenchers in your life because their ultimate goal is to cause eternal death.

Watch out for the basic fire quenchers – lust of the eyes, lost of the flesh and the pride of life.

Jeremiah 7-9



1.Take my life and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in endless praise,
Let them flow in endless 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,
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,
Filled with messages from Thee.

4. Take my silver and my gold,
Not a mite would I withhold.
Take my intellect and use
Every pow’r as Thou shalt choose,
Every pow’r 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,
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,
Ever, only, all for Thee.

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SCRIPTURE: For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark. Matthew 24:38

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The devil keeps people busy with the fleshly pleasures of this life to the detriment of their souls in hell fire.

Earlier, we established that existence in pleasure is a sign of the end time. In the end time, people will exist just for fleshly pleasure. We already highlighted some manifestations of existence in fleshly pleasure as signs of the end time in our previous study.

Today, we shall explore more dimensions of the vanity of fleshly pleasure.

Sometime ago, a young man, under the influence of alcohol, sat at an alcoholic joint and began to boast about how he kidnapped someone. That was how he was picked by the police. The question is: what did he use the ransom he was paid for kidnapping people for? He obviously used it to drink alcohol. God will deliver our generation from the trap of carnal pleasure.

As a Christian, it is not a sin to have money but it is a sin to allow money to have you. God is not against you possessing money but never come to a point where you are possessed by money. Many people troop to hell because they are possessed by money.

One reason why many Americans, Europeans and people from other civilized parts of the world hardly believe in God is that everything is made easy for them. For example, if they are sick, there is medical insurance available to them. Young ladies prefer to give birth to children outside wedlock because the government welfare will take care of both them and their children.

To them, it is better to have children outside marriage than having children in a legal marital union. So, the system encourages such kind of wayward and immoral lifestyle. Everything that satisfies their carnal and fleshly pleasure is available to them, so there is hardly a place for God in their lives. In the end time, the devil keeps people busy with the fleshly pleasures of this life to the detriment of their souls.

Today, there is a rat race of who buys the latest thing in town – who drives the latest car, who builds the latest house, etc. All these are for self-pleasure. They are signs of the end time.

These days, people experiment with all manner of things. They mix cocaine with other addictive substances and drink; man sleeping with another man; woman sleeping with her fellow woman; human beings sleeping with animals; adults sleeping with children and babies, and all manner of evil being perpetrated in our generation. It is a sign of the end time. I believe the Lord will cause us to escape the destructive pleasure of the end time in Jesus’ Name.

Beloved, make up your mind not to take part in the destructive pleasures of this world.

Remember this: In the end time, the devil keeps people busy with the fleshly pleasures of this life to the detriment of their souls in hell fire.

1. Don’t allow money and the things of this world to possess you.

2. Make up your mind not to allow anything take the place of God in your life.

3. Be determined to serve God with all diligence.

PRAYER: O Lord, I ask for the grace to follow You diligently. Deliver me from the fleshly and harmful pleasures of this world Lord, in Jesus’ Name.


QUOTE: To conquer anything in this world, you must first conquer yourself. Culled from “21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO” by Dr Paul Enenche.

DAILY READING: Jeremiah 7-9

AMAZING FACT: Female bats give birth while hanging upside down, catching the baby in their wings as it drops.

PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Grace to escape the trap of the pleasures of this life is released for you in Jesus’ Name.

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