Morning Devotions

[10/31, 5:23 AM] 919063: Today’s SOD – 2019-10-31
TOPIC: YOUR NATURE AND YOUR FUTURE

SCRIPTURE:  Unstable as water,”thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father’s bed; then defiledst thou it”: he went up to my couch. Genesis 49:4

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Your nature determines your future; who you are determines what you can become in life. 

From our anchor Scripture,”we can deduce that as soon as Reuben had a carnal knowledge of his father’s wife, he lost his covenant destiny. This shows us clearly that there is an undeniable connection between a person’s nature and his future.

Get this”: Your character is the greatest determinant of your destiny. Who you are determines what you can become. The strength of your destiny is anchored on the strength of your character. What differentiates people’s destinies is not their money but their manners; we can have the same destiny if we have the same manners. To matter in life you must be a person of quality manners. Your manners determine your making; your nature determines your future and your habit determines your habitat.

Beloved,”your character is an expression of who you are. To succeed in life, you must first of all succeed in character. If the devil attempts to abort your destiny, he begins to tempt you to compromise in character.

Today, I prophesy upon your life the grace for a solid character that will guarantee the security of your destiny in Jesus’ Name.

REMEMBER THIS”: Your nature determines your future; who you are determines what you can become in life.

ASSIGNMENT(S):

1. Take a Conscientious Character Examination on yourself.

2. Draw closer to God in intimacy (Worship,”study of the Word, prayer etc.,) to chisel out every negative nature from your life.

3. Determine to live a life of quality character in order to avoid destiny miscarriage. 

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE”: UPHOLDING GODLY CHARACTER

PRAYER: Lord,”I repent of every negative character I may have hitherto exhibited. Uproot every negative nature in my life. Grant me the grace to uphold the Godly nature that would deliver to me a positive future Lord, in Jesus’ Name.

QUOTE”: If a person is full of self,”he is empty of substance. Culled from WHO ARE YOU? by Dr Paul Enenche.

AMAZING FACT”: An ostrich has two toes on each foot which give it greater speed.

DAILY READING: Lamentations 4:1-5:22,”Hebrews 2″:1-18,”Psalms 103″:1-22,” Proverbs 26″:23

PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Grace to say ‘No’ to wrong and ‘Yes’ to right is released upon you in the Name of Jesus Christ.

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[10/31, 5:23 AM] 919063: Your self worth

Thursday 31st October 2019

‘Be satisfied with what you have.’ Hebrews 13:5 NLT

One morning, a businessman saw a fisherman lounging on his boat drinking coffee. ‘You’re back early,’ he shouted. The sailor replied, ‘I’ve caught enough. I’m through for the day.’ The businessman said, ‘Why not go out again? If you keep going out you can catch more fish and increase your income, buy a second boat, hire a crew and become rich like me.’ The man replied, ‘Why should I do that?’ The businessman said, ‘So you’ll be free to do what you want and enjoy life.’ Grinning, the fisherman said, ‘But that’s exactly what I’m doing right now!’

The Bible says, ‘Be satisfied with what you have,’ yet many of us base our self-worth on what we own or achieve. We only feel good about ourselves when we’re involved in certain relationships or live in certain areas or reach certain goals. We tell ourselves, ‘When I earn more money, or become CEO or get fitter, etc., I’ll be okay.’

So, what’s the basis of your self-worth today? If you’re not sure, ask yourself, ‘What can I not live without?’ Is there somebody you’re afraid will leave you? A job you’re too involved in? Is there something you need to accomplish before you feel complete? It is both scriptural and wise to have goals for your life, but don’t undermine yourself by believing that you’re ‘less than’ because you’ve achieved or acquired less than someone else. The Scriptures teach that when you make God’s purposes your number one priority, ‘He will…give you all you need…For it gives your Father great happiness to give you [the benefits of] the Kingdom’ (Luke 12:31-32TLB).
[10/31, 5:50 AM] 919063:
(3) RHAPSODY OF REALITIES

WE CAN’T LEAVE THEM ALONE

PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME

Thursday, October 31st

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).

Sometimes, when we think of some people in certain conditions, we expect they’d want a change, but it’s not always the case. Some would tell you, “Please, let me be; I don’t need the Gospel; I’m okay.” But we know they’re not okay; so, we can’t let them be. We understand their problem; it’s clear in our opening text: “…the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not….”

They may do everything to stop us from bringing them the message, but we aren’t going to give up. We’ll keep praying for them and exploring every means possible to get the message to them.

In Ezekiel 3:17, the Lord said, “Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore, hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.” God has made you a watchman over the sinners in your world. Therefore, let the passion for soul winning be in your heart as a burning fire, shut up in your bones (Jeremiah 20:9).

Never turn your back on those around you who are not yet saved. The Lord is counting on you for their salvation. Some may be hostile and unreceptive to the message, but don’t give up.

For many of them, all that’s required is a little more push; a little more preaching and time of intercession on your part! Surely, one day, just like the rest of us, they too would be catapulted from darkness to light, and into the glorious liberty of the sons of God. Hallelujah!

PRAYER
Gracious Father, I thank you for making me an effective minister of righteousness. I declare that Satan, the prince of the power of the air is rebuked, and his influence is broken in the lives of those to whom your children, all over the world, would be preaching the Gospel today. Thank you for testimonies of salvation recorded around the world, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY: || 2 Thessalonians 3:1-2 NIV As for other matters, brothers and sisters, pray for us that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honored, just as it was with you. And pray that we may be delivered from wicked and evil people, for not everyone has faith. ||

|| 2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. ||

|| 1 Timothy 2:1-4 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, [and] giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and [for] all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this [is] good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. ||

1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Philemon 1:1-25 , Jeremiah 33

2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
John 8:44-59, 2 Kings 24-25.

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