[7/12, 6:35 AM] 919063: 🌲🌷 *OPEN HEAVENS* 🌷🌲
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_DATE: FRIDAY 12TH JULY, 2019._
*THEME: FIGHTING GOD?*
Thus saith the LORD, What iniquity have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain?
*Bible Reading: Isaiah 45:5-9*
5 I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:
6 That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else.
7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
8 Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the LORD have created it.
9 Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?
The title of today ‘s devotion is a question we all need to answer. Is it possible for a mere mortal to fight God? The word of God makes it clear that even though it’s an exercise in futility, in reality, it is something people do. Psalm 2:1-3 says:
This scripture describes what is happening in our world today. The governments of several nations have taken counsel against God and against Jesus Christ, His anointed. Teachings about God have been thrown out of public schools, praying publicly in the Name of Jesus is forbidden, and preaching in public space in the Name of Jesus Christ is illegal in many societies. As prophesied in this scripture, some societies have cast away the Biblical cords of restraint that hitherto defined morality. In the name of freedom of though and self, they have broken off the bands of God’s commandments and created room for individuals to indulge in and advocate for all manner of profane lifestyles. People should remember that all those who towed this path in times past ended up being destroyed. You cannot fight against God without grave consequences.
Are you guilty of fighting God? Do you even believe in Him? Those who don’t believe God exist are indirectly saying that they are not answerable to His authority. This sets them in direct confrontation with God, and He can choose to prove His existence to them, pharaoh provoked God to prove Himself by this utterance in Exodus 5:2, saying:
“Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go.”
Those who provoke God to prove His existence and capabilities are fighting Him. Those who move God to jealousy by breaking the covenant they made with Him are also fighting Him (Isaiah 45:9; Jeremiah 2:5). The children of Israel broke the covenant they had with God by disobeying His ordinances. This made God jealous, causing His to fight against them. I pray that you will not provoke God’s anger in Jesus Name. what is the state of the covenant between you and the Lord Jesus Christ, which you entered into at the altar of repentance? Have you crucified Him afresh and put Him to shame by falling away from the truth (Hebrews 6:4-6)? Are abiding by the covenant to tithe, or have you joined scoffers to trample God’s commandment under foot? Beloved, in whatever area you are fighting God, repent today before it is too late.
Examine whether you have broken any part of your covenant with God and repent.
*BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:*
PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE
*HYMN 17: HOLD THE FORT*
1. Ho, my comrades, see the signal, waving in the sky!
Reinforcements now appearing, victory is nigh.
“Hold the fort, for I am coming,” Jesus signals still;
Wave the answer back to Heaven, “By Thy grace we will.”
2. See the mighty host advancing, Satan leading on;
Mighty ones around us falling, courage almost gone!
3. See the glorious banner waving! Hear the trumpet blow!
In our Leader’s Name we triumph over every foe.
4. Fierce and long the battle rages, but our help is near;
Onward comes our great Commander, cheer, my comrades, cheer!
[7/12, 6:35 AM] 919063: Today’s SOD – 2019-07-12
TOPIC: THE WORD OF GOD THE ARRANGER OF SITUATIONS
SCRIPTURE: Master,”we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing”: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. And when they had this done,”they inclosed a great multitude of fishes”: and their net brake. Luke 5:5-6
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The Word of God rearranges situations.
A story was told of a sister who was trusting God for marital establishment. She was driving somewhere and on her way,”her car had a flat tyre. She decided to change the tyre but it was not an easy task for her. While in the process, a young man pulled up and said, ‘Hello! Any problem?’ And she replied, ‘No! I just have a flat tyre.’ The man said, ‘Can I assist you?’ And she gladly accepted. He assisted her change the flat tyre, and afterwards, she expressed her gratitude to him, and requested to know his name. Unknown to her, the young man was a Christian on the road of destiny also trusting God for a wife. One thing led to another and finally, they got married. So, her husband came on the frequency of a flat tyre. God arranged that ugly situation in her favour.
In the same manner, the Word of God rearranges situations; it orchestrates, pulls situations together to favour what God has said or purposed concerning us (Luke 5″:1-10). So,”let the Word of God flow into your spirit on a daily basis and situations shall be rearranged in your favour. At times some situations may look unfavourable but God is in the business of rearranging them.
Remember this”: The Word of God rearranges situations.
1. Determine to give yourself devotedly to the Word; study the Word of God daily.
2. Always trust God to handle things His way in your life.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING,”GET THIS MESSAGE”: BLESSED BY THE WORD
PRAYER: Lord,”I trust You with my life. Let Your Will prevail in my life, and let Your Word concerning me come to pass, Lord in Jesus’ Name.
DAILY BIBLE READING”: 1 Chronicles 12:19 to 14:17,”Romans 1″:1 to 17,”Psalm 9″:13 to 20,”Proverbs 19″:4 to 5
QUOTE: God can by Himself pull relevant people towards you to command,”recommend and assist you rise to the top without your lobbying for it! Culled from PROTOCOL SUSPENDED by Dr Paul Enenche.
AMAZING FACT”: If you started with $0.01 and doubled your money every day,”it would take 27 days to become a millionaire.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD”: In this season,”God is orchestrating situations, circumstances and personalities to bring to pass His purpose in your life.
DON’T FORGET TO ATTEND”: The Home Church meeting by 6:00pm tomorrow at a Home Church near you. Also invite your friends and neighbours. God bless you as you do so.
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[7/12, 6:35 AM] 919063: Deal with the stress in your life
Friday 12th July 2019
‘My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.’ Exodus 33:14 NKJV
Is life overwhelming you? You’re not alone. Moses, one of the greatest leaders in history, got so stressed out with the responsibilities he was carrying that he wanted to die. You say, ‘Surely that wasn’t God’s will for him.’ You’re right. But it’s not enough to know God’s will, you’ve got to do things God’s way.
Moses was working from early morning until late at night, six days a week, with no holidays and no time off. He was eating on the run, planning appointments, meeting deadlines, and seeing everybody who wanted to see him. And the people close to Moses were either too busy to notice, or too needy themselves to care that he was suffering from exhaustion. But his father-in-law Jethro noticed it and said, ‘What you are doing is not good. You and these people who come to you will only wear yourselves out. The work is too heavy for you; you cannot handle it alone’ (Exodus 18:17-18 NIV).
Fortunately, Moses found the answer. And it was in two parts: (1) Delegate the work to qualified people and trust them to do it. The essence of good leadership is not about trying to do everything yourself, but getting it done through others. Or as nineteenth-century evangelist D.L. Moody said, ‘Instead of trying to do the work of ten people, get ten people to do the work.’ (2) Draw on God’s strength rather than your own. God told Moses, ‘My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest’ (Exodus 33:14 NKJV). The word ‘rest’ means ‘inner peace, well-being, security and confidence’. And God’s will is for you to live that way.Share On: