Morning Devotions

[11/19, 5:04 AM] Monday Unureri: OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL

DATE: TUESDAY 19TH NOVEMBER 2019

THEME: IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GOD?

MEMORISE:

For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building. 1 Corinthians 3:9

READ: Matthew 28:18-20

18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

MESSAGE

As God’s chosen people, we need to realise that God has designed man to be His partners in His created order. Knowing this truth is essential for the easy fulfilment of our destiny in life. To understand the kind of partnership we have with God, we must go back to the beginning of creation to see the reason why we were created. Speaking on this, Genesis 1:26 says:

“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”

Our place as partners with God in ruling His created world becomes clearer when we consider the specific assignments God gave to Adam after he was created. According to Genesis 2:15 & 19:

“And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it….. And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.”

It is interesting to note that even after sin disrupted the initial arrangement of the divine partnership that existed between God and man, God still choose to work with man to execute His salvation plan for mankind. The Holy spirit revealed the nature of this partnership long before it came to be, saying in Isaiah 7:14:

“ Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”

In fulfilment of this prophesy, Jesus Christ was born into the wordl through a partnership of the Holy Spirit with a human vessel, Mary (Luke 1:35). However, God’s partnership with man on the redemption of man kind did not end there. To execute His earthly ministry, God in human form, Jesus, also entered into partnership with man. Speaking on this partnership, Mark 3:14-15 says:

“And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach, And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils:”

After His work on earth was done, He further commissioned His disciples to go into the world and preach the gospel. To populate the Father’s Kingdom, we His disciples must therefore play our part by preaching the gospel to the unsaved, even as He continues to intercede for us in heaven. Beloved, according to today’s memory verse, we are partners with God if truly we are His children. My prayer for you is that you will not disappoint His expectations in Jesus’ Name.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, help me not to fail You as we work in partnership to fulfil Your will on earth.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Job 36- 38

Amos 5:18-6:14

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

HYMN 10: I HAVE DECIDED TO FOLLOW JESUS.
1. I have decided to follow Jesus;
I have decided to follow Jesus;
I have decided to follow Jesus;
No turning back, no turning back.

2. Though none go with me, still I will follow;
Though none go with me, still I will follow;
Though none go with me, still I will follow;
No turning back, no turning back.

3. The world behind me, the cross before me;
The world behind me, the cross before me;
The world behind me, the cross before me;
No turning back, no turning back.

(2)

[11/19, 5:05 AM] Monday Unureri: Finishing strong (2)

Tuesday 19th November 2019

‘Each day I am burdened… about churches.’ 2 Corinthians 11:28 CEV

Let’s take another look at why over 50 per cent of church leaders leave the ministry. They love the crowd, but can’t handle the pressure. We like to talk about the power of the New Testament church, but what about its problems? The church is made up of human beings, and human beings have unresolved issues.

The New Testament church had: (1) Moral problems. One man was sleeping with his stepmother, and nobody in the church seemed particularly upset about it (see 1 Corinthians 5:1-2). (2) Doctrinal problems. Some Jewish converts thought the Gentile converts needed to be circumcised. The dispute became so heated that it almost split the church down the middle (see Acts 15). (3) Immaturity and ‘personality-itis’ problems. Paul writes: ‘I could not address you as people who live by the Spirit but as people who are still worldly – mere infants in Christ. I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it…For since there is jealousy and quarrelling among you, are you not worldly?…when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not mere human beings’ (1 Corinthians 3:1-4 NIV)? He goes on to say, ‘Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world’ (2 Timothy 4:10 NKJV). Then he adds, ‘Alexander the coppersmith did me much harm’ (2 Timothy 4:14 NKJV).

If you’re a church leader here’s the bottom line:if you can’t feel the pain, you can’t heal the pain!Hidden in your everyday problems and people pressures, you’ll find the wisdom to minister effectively. So don’t get discouraged – keep going!

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[11/19, 5:06 AM] Monday Unureri: Today’s SOD – 2019-11-19
TOPIC: TAMING YOUR APPETITE, TAKING YOUR INHERITANCE

SCRIPTURE: …Esau,”who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. Hebrews 12″:16b

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: If you cannot control your appetite,”you lose your inheritance; to follow the flesh is to forfeit the future 

 

One of the greatest tragedies of life is the tragedy of great potentials ending as great disasters. It has been said that the richest place on earth is the graveyard. There are people on earth who are more gifted and connected to opportunities than others. Sadly, some of these people end as colossal failures. 

What could be responsible for the failure of a man like Esau who was positioned to be the inheritor and progenitor of the Abrahamic blessing to future generations? Esau tragically ended without a trace of identity on the earth today – It was a life controlled by appetite or the flesh!

 

It was the flesh that told Esau, ‘You are hungry; sell your birthright’ and Esau said, ‘yes sir.’ What a tragedy! (Genesis 25″:29-33).

 

Get this: The leadership of the flesh is destined for failure and disaster. If you cannot control your appetite,”you lose your inheritance; to follow the flesh is to forfeit the future.

 

This is why the life of the drunkard, prostitute, seductress, thief, backbiter, liar, kidnapper, executive thief holding a public office, etc., is always upside down. The money meant to develop a whole community is misappropriated and squandered by only one person. What a demonic appetite and generational curse!

 

The truth is, you cannot be controlled by the flesh and not crash in life. Your appetite or flesh was designed to take instructions from your (spirit) and not the other way round.

 

Beloved, the way a person’s cloth cannot wear him or a car cannot drive its owner, is the same way your appetite must not control you. Tell your flesh what to do and what not to do.

 

You shall end well, in Jesus’ Name.

 

REMEMBER THIS”: If you cannot control your appetite,”you lose your inheritance; to follow the flesh is to forfeit the future

 

 

ASSIGNMENT (S)”:

1. Consciously cut off every fleshly lifestyle off your life.

2. Carry out spiritual exercises like the study of the Word of God,”praying in the Holy Ghost, fasting etc., consistently to increase the dominance of your spirit over your flesh. 

 

For Further Understanding, Get This Message”: Hindrances to a purposeful life-3

 

PRAYER: Lord,”destroy every lifestyle of flesh in me. I receive the power to have control over my appetite at all times.  I connect with Your Power for a purposeful existence, Lord in Jesus’ Name.

 

DAILY READING”: Ezekiel 39:1 to 40:27,”James 2″:18 to 3:18,”Psalm 118″:1 to 18,”Proverbs 28″:2

 

QUOTE: Character shall be your license to leaving a mark that cannot be erased in time and eternity. Culled from Who are you? By Dr Paul Enenche.

 

AMAZING FACT: The Bible is the only Book that has been translated into more than 3,”300 languages, covering nearly 95 percent of the world’s population.

DON’T FORGET TO ATTEND”: The Power Communion Service tomorrow with friends and loved ones for the preservation of your lives and destinies by 5:30pm at the Glory Dome. God bless you as you come.   

PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Power to dominate the flesh is released upon you in the name of Jesus Christ.

 

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