[10/4, 5:23 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL
DATE: SUNDAY 4TH OCTOBER 2020.
THEME: ANNOINTING VS APPOINTMENT.
Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business. Acts 6:3
READ: Acts 6:5-8
5 And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch:
6 Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them.
7 And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.
8 And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.
There are clear differences between the anointed and the appointed: the former is greater than the latter and so controls it. Do not seek or lobby for an appointment, rather seek anointing. Anointing is the supernatural ability to achieve it. When you pursue an appointment that God has not anointed you for, you will live under stress and pressure. However, when you seek the anointing, the right appointment will follow and you will get great results.
In Acts 6:3, we see the correct order that things should follow. First, you must be full of the Holy Ghost’s anointing and power, then you will get the right appointment. Your focus should therefore be on the anointing and not the appointment. The appointment is merely a platform for the manifestation of the anointing. Before Stephen was appointed as a deacon, he had already been anointed by the Holy Ghost, but we did not hear him preaching the gospel or performing miracles until the appointment came. After the appointment, Acts 6:7-8 says:
“ And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith. And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.”
This tells us that when you appoint the anointed, great exploits follow. If you have the privilege of choosing people for any appointment (in Church or otherwise), ensure you select those who are anointed with the supernatural ability from God to function.
If you have been appointed into a role that you are not anointed for, then first, check if that appointment is God’s purpose for your life. If it is His purpose for your life, then you must cry to Him for anointing. Being appointed without being anointed can never produce excellence.
Seek the anointing first before appointment.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Matthew 4
1 John 1:15-51
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 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.
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 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.
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.
[10/4, 5:23 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: *SEEDS 🥑🥔🌽🍉 OF DESTINY*
4th October 2020.
Daily Devotional by Dr Pastor Paul Enenche.
*TOPIC: DEADLY ENEMIES OF DESTINY*
*SCRIPTURE*📖: Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour. 1 Peter 5:8.
*THOUGHT FOR THE DAY* 🤔: An enemy not defined can never be dealt with; an enemy not identified can never be defeated.
We saw in our studies yesterday that satan fights a God-given purpose through deadly enemies of destiny.
Today, we shall identify some of these enemies of destiny. This is because an enemy not defined can never be dealt with; an enemy not identified can never be defeated.
Now, what are these enemies of destiny? What are the things that fight the purpose of God for your life?
*1. The lifestyle of disobedience or rebellion to God* .
It is not possible to be rebellious and fulfil destiny (Gen. 3:23-24). Remember Adam and Eve.
*2. The spirit of fear (Job 3:25).*
The fear of the unknown, the fear of the future, and the fear of failure make people not to become what they are meant to be in life.
*3. The lifestyle of greed/the love of money* .
The lifestyle of greed and covetousness is a destroyer of life and destiny; it destroyed Judas Iscariot (Acts 1:15-21).
*4. The lack of self-control or discipline* .
A life of indiscipline is a destroyer of destiny. A man who cannot control his life cannot control his destiny (Genesis 25:34). Remember Esau.
*5. The spirit of depression and discouragement* .
The spirit of depression and discouragement makes people not to fulfil the plan of God for their lives (1 Kings 19:4).
Beloved, to be successful on earth, you must be deliberate in dealing with these enemies of destiny.
*Remember this*💡: An enemy not defined can never be dealt with. An enemy not identified can never be defeated.
*1. Carefully assess your life to identify the presence of any of these enemies in your life.*
*2. Surrender yourself to God and ask for the grace to live above every enemy of destiny so you can fulfil your God-given purpose on earth* .
*PRAYER* 🙏🏼: Thank You Lord for showing me the deadly enemies of destiny. I receive the grace to deal with them, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
*FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE🔊📀: “DEADLY ENEMIES OF DESTINY (PART 1)”.*
*QUOTE* : ‘Solving your problem your way can worsen and complicate your destiny’. Culled from “21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO” by Dr Paul Enenche.
*DAILY READING📖: Zechariah 12-14*
*AMAZING FACT* 😳: The shortest living animal in the world is the Mayfly. Its entire lifespan is just 24hrs. The Mayfly reproduces and then dies, during that short 24hr period of life. Some species of Mayfly only live for 8-10 hours. Be grateful for the privilege.
*PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD* 🔊🌧️: Grace to exercise victory over the deadly enemies of destiny is released for you in Jesus’ Name.
[10/4, 6:03 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: *LIFE AND FAVOUR*
*Rev. Anthony Akinmoyo,*
Lifeway Christian Centre,
*PRAYERS FOR TODAY’S SERVICE .*
Isaiah 62:6-7 (KJV)
*I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence,*
*And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.*
The responsibility of interceding for the advancement of the kingdom of God is on us. Therefore, let us pray for the move of God in all our churches this morning.
Acts 6:4 KJV
*But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.*
Isaiah 66:8 KJV
*…for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.*
> Thank you my father for another beautiful day you have made.
> Thank you my Father for another day of cooperate worship.
> Thank you Lord for your loving kindness.
> Thank you my Father for the provision of all things.
> Thank you my Father for giving us victory over all the works of the enemy.
1. Colossians 4:3 (KJV)
*Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:*
i. O Lord our God, open your door of utterance to your servant *(insert name)* to always and boldly declare your word in the mighty name of Jesus!
ii. O Lord my God, continually grant our Pastors access to kingdom mysteries in the mighty name of Jesus!
2. 2 Thessalonians 3:1 (KJV)
*Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you:*
O Lord my Father, let the message you have given our Pastors for this generation have free course and be glorified in the hearts and lives of multitude in the mighty name of Jesus!
3. Ecclesiastes 12:9 (KJV)
*And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs.*
O Lord my God, grant my pastor and all our leaders wisdom and grace to carry out their divine assignment faithfully in the mighty name of Jesus!
4. Ecclesiastes 12:10 (KJV)
*The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth.*
O Lord my Father, grant our Pastors and all our leaders the tongue of the learned so that they will know how to speak right words in season in the mighty name of Jesus!
5. Acts 13:44 (KJV)
*And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God.*
O Lord our God, gather multitude unto yourself in all your churches today and always in the mighty name of Jesus!
6. Acts 16:14 (KJV)
*And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul.*
O Lord our God , open the hearts of men to receive your word today
7. Numbers 11:31 (KJV)
*And there went forth a wind from the LORD, and brought quails from the sea, and let them fall by the camp…*
O Lord our God, let the wind of the Holy Ghost continue to draft souls into your house for their salvation and inheritance in Christ in the mighty name of Jesus!
8. John 6:44 KJV
*No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.*
O Lord my God, draw multitude unto yourself in all our services and save them as they come in the mighty name of Jesus!
9. Ezekiel 36:37 KJV
*Thus saith the Lord God ; I will yet for this be enquired of by the house of Israel, to do it for them; I will increase them with men like a flock.*
O Lord our God, let our generation experience unprecedented enlargement and expansion of your kingdom (church) in the mighty name of Jesus!
10. John 6:68 (KJV)
*Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.*
O Lord our God, send your life transforming words in the mighty name of Jesus!
11. Acts 6:7 (KJV)
*And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.*
Acts 19:20 (KJV)
*So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.*
O Lord our God, we ask for increase in your word that will always prevail over all situations in the mighty name of Jesus!
12. Acts 5:15 (KJV)
*Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them.*
O Lord my God, let the apostolic order of anointing be upon all your servants in the mighty name of Jesus!
13. 1 Timothy 1:15 (KJV)
*This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.*
O King of Glory, save souls today and always, let no sinner return the same way they came into church in the mighty name of Jesus!
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.
*Pray without ceasing.*
1 Thessalonians 5:16-17 (KJV)
For Further Counselling and Prayer,
[10/4, 6:03 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: Perfect morning sir & ma.
*Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional*
_Pastor Chris Oyakhilome PhD_
_Sunday, 4th October 2020._
*A HIGH CALLING .*
_And all things are of God, who hath… given to us the ministry of reconciliation_ *(2 Corinthians 5:18).*
2 Peter 3:9 tells us that God isn’t willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. He proved His commitment by sending Jesus to die for the salvation of all men (John 3:16). However, despite God’s commitment to saving the lost, He wills to do it through us—His saints—and has committed to us *“the ministry of reconciliation.”*
Jesus said in Mark 16:15, *“…Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”* We have the greatest honour on earth: the opportunity to preach the Gospel. God gave us the rare privilege of being His partners in changing the world: His partners in transforming lives.
Think about the fact that God didn’t give the charge of soul winning to angels, but to you and me. The glorious Gospel of the blessed God has been committed to our trust (1 Timothy 1:11); be faithful in it. Be on the go with the Gospel; don’t stop until the knowledge of the glory of God covers the earth as the waters cover the sea.
What a marvellous blessing, privilege and honour that the Lord would do all He did, and send us to herald the news around the world! Then to ensure you succeed at it, He gave you the Holy Spirit to be with you, and in you. The Holy Spirit makes you an able, competent, and effective minister of the Gospel (2 Corinthians 3:6). He gives you the ability to be a bold witness of the resurrected Christ and to fulfil your calling
_Taking the Gospel to the ends of the earth is my passion and high calling in Christ Jesus. I’m honoured, privileged and blessed to be entrusted with the glorious Gospel of Christ’s salvation, and today, more than ever, I preach it with power, bringing salvation to as many as hear and believe. Blessed be God!_
*2 Corinthians 6:1* We then, [as] workers together [with him], beseech [you] also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.
*1 Corinthians 1:9 AMPC* God is faithful (reliable, trustworthy, and therefore ever true to His promise, and He can be depended on); by Him you were called into companionship and participation with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
*2 Corinthians 3:5-6* Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency [is] of God; *6* Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
*1 Year Bible Reading Plan :* Philippians 2:19-3:1-11 & Isaiah 38-39
*2 Year Bible Reading Plan :* Philemon 1:1-9 & Jeremiah 52