[1/26, 4:04 AM] 919063: Today’s SOD – 2020-01-26
TOPIC: THE RICH POOR MAN
SCRIPTURE: “I have shewed you all things,”how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive” Acts 20″:35
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: What is the use of prosperity that is devoid of charity? The essence of prosperity is generosity.
It has been confirmed that poverty many times is not the shortage of money but the shortage of the right mentality to manage resources. And a major mentality in sustaining prosperity is GIVING.
Please understand that giving is living,”and quality giving equals quality living. You don’t know the joy of living until you know the joy of giving. You may be a rich man in the eyes of people but as long as no one is feeling the impact of your wealth, you are a poor man with some money.
The truth is, life is a seed; what you sow does not go away, but gives you a way. Those you impact in times of progress are those who may impact you in times of problems (Acts 14″:19-20).
What is the use of prosperity that is devoid of charity? You are a rich man yet your mother is looking for what to eat in the village,”your brothers cannot pay their school fees, your close friend, neighbour or relative died because there was no money to go to the hospital. You are not a rich man at all; you are actually a poor man with some money.
Beloved, the purpose of riches is outreach; the essence of prosperity is generosity.
Today, be delivered from every spirit of stinginess and receive the grace to be a giver, in Jesus’ Name.
REMEMBER THIS”: What is the use of prosperity that is devoid of charity? The essence of prosperity is generosity.
1. Refuse to be comfortable where there is a need and you do nothing. You can’t have it without giving it.
2. Do not wait until you have billions in your bank account before you begin to give; start giving from what you have.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING,”GET THIS MESSAGE”: MAKING THE MOST OF LIFE PART 3
PRAYER: Lord,”I break free of every grip of stinginess in my life. I refuse to have it and not give it. Grant me the grace to be a blessing to the Kingdom of God and to humanity O Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
DAILY READING”: Numbers 7-10
QUOTE: Riches without outreach is wretchedness; money without meaning is mourning in disguise. Culled from ‘365 WISDOM CAPSULES’ by Dr Paul Enenche
AMAZING FACT: Babies don’t shed tears until they’re at least one month old.
PROPHETIC WORD/DECLARATION: The grace for generosity and the spirit of giving is released upon you in Jesus’ Name.
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[1/26, 5:38 AM] 919063: OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL
DATE: SUNDAY 26th JANUARY 2020.
THEME: MAKE JESUS TREND.
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. Mark 16:15
READ: Matthew 24:12-14
12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
This present time is often called the digital age. The internet possesses great benefits, but it is also fast becoming a curse. You can hardly visit the internet without a worldly picture popping up; they are either asking you to register on a dating site or advertising something with a half-naked woman. It is probably not so harmful for mature Christians, but what of our children who visit this same internet regularly? Less than fifteen years ago, we had magazines which were untouchable to children because of their explicit content, but today, the children have access to everything through their smart-phones! May God protect our children from the perversion of this world in the mighty name of Jesus.
The internet allows everyone to voice what they believe in. *The* problem is not with the people putting Christian content there. Many Christians are into advertising, yet they champion advert campaigns with half-naked models. In other words, they have been recruited by the devil to voice his own beliefs. If the children of the world are posting dirty things on the internet and you are joining them to do so, it is a shame.
On the other hand, if you have a social media account and you are not posting godly messages, then you are handing the world over to the devil on a platter of gold. I wonder why we Christians can’t ensure that no one goes on the internet without something concerning Jesus popping up. The devil is using the internet to corrupt our children; are you going to sit back and just watch? Won’t you fight for the spiritual sanity of our children? If there are five sets of explicit content on the internet, let us outmatch them with ten godly ones. 2 Timothy 4:2 admonishes:
“Preach the word; be instant in season……”
Use everything you have to present Jesus to the world.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Genesis 41-42
AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE
HYMN 25: THERE SHALL BE SHOWERS OF BLESSING.
1. There shall be showers of blessing:
This is the promise of love;
There shall be seasons refreshing,
Sent from the Savior above.
Showers of blessing,
Showers of blessing we need:
Mercy-drops round us are falling,
But for the showers we plead.
2. There shall be showers of blessing,
Precious reviving again;
Over the hills and the valleys,
Sound of abundance of rain.
3. There shall be showers of blessing;
Send them upon us, O Lord;
Grant to us now a refreshing,
Come, and now honor Thy Word.
4. There shall be showers of blessing:
Oh, that today they might fall,
Now as to God we’re confessing,
Now as on Jesus we call!
5. There shall be showers of blessing,
If we but trust and obey;
There shall be seasons refreshing,
If we let God have His way.
[1/26, 12:18 PM] 919063: MILLIONAIRE EMBRACE: Sunday January 26, 2020 | Korede & Esther Komaiya
“In the first year of his reign, I Daniel understands by book the number of the years [Specified] by the word of the LORD through Jeremiah the prophet, the He would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.” Daniel 9:2
A wise man once said, “A man’s result is a function of three things: the books he reads, his associations and his environment.” Your height in life is determined by your depth of self-development. One sure way to unfathomable depth of knowledge and irresistible level of illumination is Books. You reflect, display, speak and behave the content of your readings. A person who develops a reading culture will become more productive. It is often said that readers are leaders. In Luke 4:16-17, Jesus was depicted as having a custom of reading books. What are your plans for Books this year?
You cannot grow above the level of knowledge you acquired from your last reading. Show me a man who never reads; I will show you a man who is not far from ignorance. Reading good books equip you with the scepter of authority and leadership. Go after books and tapes. Can you imagine if Daniel had not read? They would have stayed longer than prophesied in captivity. Pick that book and discipline yourself to read through, the solution you are looking for might be lying in there.
Develop a reading culture.
KEEP IN MIND
A person who develops a reading culture will become more productive.