[2/13, 6:25 AM] 919063: Let them go (1)
Thursday 13th February 2020
‘Pick me up and throw me into the sea.’ Jonah 1:12 NKJV
It’s a mistake to cling to someone when God is telling you to let them go. Until you obey God, the storm you’re in will keep getting worse, as in the case of Jonah. The Bible says: ‘The sea was growing more tempestuous. And [Jonah] said to them, “Pick me up and throw me into the sea; then the sea will become calm for you. For I know…this great tempest is because of me.” Nevertheless the men rowed hard to return to land, but they could not, for the sea continued to grow more tempestuous…Therefore they cried out to the Lord and said, “We pray, O Lord, please do not let us perish for this man’s life, and do not charge us with innocent blood; for you, O Lord, have done as it pleased you.” So they picked up Jonah and threw him into the sea, and the sea ceased from its raging’ (Jonah 1:11-15 NKJV).
God has a plan for the ‘Jonahs’ you’re dealing with, and it may require them to hit the bottom before they rise again. And as long as you keep trying to rescue them, God’s plan is being thwarted and delayed. Jonah’s problem wasn’t that he didn’t love God, it was that he didn’t want to do God’s will. So God resorted to extreme measures to get his attention, push him towards his destiny, and save the city of Nineveh.
You have no idea what God has in mind for the person he’s asking you to let go of. If they are his redeemed children, he wants to prosper them (see Jeremiah 29:11). That’s why he wants to save them – so let them go!
[2/13, 6:25 AM] 919063: *INSPIRATION*
(Giving direction to your day)
Thursday 13th February, 2020
*Text: “That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man.” Eph 3:16*
Man is a spirit; he has a soul and lives in a body. The real man is actually the spirit man within. The spirit man is also referred to as the inner man, the inward man or the hidden man of the heart (2 Corinth 4:16, 1 Pet 3:4).
The body is referred to as the outward man (2 Corinth 4:16). This is the physical body that carries us about.
When it comes to the conflicts of life what really matters is the state of the inner man. The inner man is either weak or strong. Even the physical body is sustained by the strength of the inner man.
This explains why even highly intellectual and extremely strong people have failed in the conflicts of life. This is the explanation for what happened between David and Goliath. Goliath was extremely strong physically; he had all the intellectual knowledge of fighting a physical battle. David did not have all that but his inner man was strengthened. We are in a time and season of life that it takes more than physical and intellectual strength to win. We need inner fortitude.
Proverbs 24:10 says “If you faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small”. The strength here is referring to the state of the inner man. The Message bible says “If you fall to pieces in a crisis, there wasn’t much to you in the first place”. New Living Translation says “If you fail under pressure, your strength is not great.”
We acquire inner strength as we spend quality time meditating in the word of God. The word of God is the meal for the inner man. We also receive inner strength as we fast and pray in the Spirit consistently.
In the name of Jesus I receive inner strength from within.
*LEARN MORE:* 2 Corinth 4:16, Jude 20
*PRAYER REQUEST: Lord cause the entrance of your word through Inspiration to guide, lead and direct your people daily. Ecc 10:10*
[2/13, 6:25 AM] 919063: *RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL*
*EXCEL IN THE GRACE OF GIVING .*
Thursday, February 13th .
_*But just as you excel in everything–in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us–see that you also excel in this grace of giving (2 Corinthians 8:7 NIV).*_
Every Christian is supposed to be passionate about God’s work, and put their resources into the push and spread of the Gospel around the world. But there’re usually those who are more passionate than others. They’re the ones Paul referred to in our theme scripture: they excel in the grace of giving.
Giving is a grace; it’s one of the spiritual gifts in the Bible. What makes it spiritual is that it’s God who gives the ability. Romans 12:6-8 says, _*“Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith…he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity….”*_ Remember, He already said that upon receiving the Holy Spirit, we would all prophesy: _*“And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy…”*_ (Acts 2:17). However, the Word also says, _*“…to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom”*_ (1 Corinthians 12:8), even though the Holy Ghost enables everyone to prophesy and to see visions.
In the same way, everyone is enabled to give, but the grace of giving is also a gift. And the Bible says, _*“…earnestly covet the best gifts…”*_ (1 Corinthians 12:31). So, it’s okay to covet and desire to excel in the grace of giving. In every gift of God, you get better by practice. So, practise giving your best; it comes with its myriads of blessings and promotions of the Spirit. Praise God!
*Precious Father, I thank you for the understanding of your Word granted me even now; thank you for making all grace—every favour and earthly blessing—come to me in abundance, so that I may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need, be self-sufficient, possessing enough to require no aid or support, furnished in abundance, for every good work, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.*
*FURTHER STUDY:* *||* *Romans 12:6-8* Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, [let us prophesy] according to the proportion of faith; 7 Or ministry, [let us wait] on [our] ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; 8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, [let him do it] with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness. *||*
*||* *Luke 8:1-3* And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve [were] with him, 2 And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils, 3 And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto him of their substance. *||*
*||* *2 Corinthians 8:9-10 AMPC* For you are becoming progressively acquainted with and recognizing more strongly and clearly the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (His kindness, His gracious generosity, His undeserved favor and spiritual blessing), [in] that though He was [so very] rich, yet for your sakes He became [so very] poor, in order that by His poverty you might become enriched (abundantly supplied). 10 [It is then] my counsel and my opinion in this matter that I give [you when I say]: It is profitable and fitting for you [now to complete the enterprise] which more than a year ago you not only began, but were the first to wish to do anything [about contributions for the relief of the saints at Jerusalem]. *||*
*DAILY SCRIPTURE READING*
*1-Year Bible Reading Plan=>* Matthew 28 & Leviticus 4-5
*2-Year Bible Reading Plan=>* Acts 17:22-34 & Psalm 17-18.
[2/13, 6:40 AM] 919063: Today’s SOD – 2020-02-13
TOPIC: THE IMPACT OF GODS POWER
SCRIPTURE: Say unto God,”How terrible art thou in thy works! Through the greatness of the power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee. Psalm 66″:3
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: When a person is loaded with power,”there is nothing in the future to be afraid of.
Yesterday, we saw that being a carrier of God’s power is a non-negotiable requirement for every child of God especially in times like this where wickedness is on the increase.
Now, what is the impact of God’s power as far as preservation is concerned?
1. The power of God causes God’s people to prevail over the threats of their enemies and the fear of the future (Genesis 32″:28).
Jacob was going to face the threat of Esau,”a 21-year old threat, and he was also faced with an uncertain future. He stood in the place where he wrestled with God until he prevailed by power; he also prevailed over the threat of Esau. That means, it takes the power of God to prevail over the threat of the enemy and the fear of the future. Maybe they threatened that they will take your name to a witch doctor, occult altar or hired killers; you can prevail over them by the power of God. When a person is loaded with power, there is nothing in the future to be afraid of.
2. The power of God brings our enemies into submission and defeat (Psalm 66″:3).
It does not matter how arrogant,”braggadocios, ostentatious the enemy may sound; they can be made to bow by the power of God. If they have not bowed yet power is lacking; if they have not submitted yet there is a shortage of power.
But I announce by the power of God, every enemy daring you shall bow, in Jesus’ Name.
REMEMBER THIS”: When a person is loaded with power,”there is nothing in the future to be afraid of.
1. Spend time with God at the place of worship.
2. Take up some dangerous missiles from the scripture against the enemy.
3. Speak and command every enemy of your life,”family and destiny to bow.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE”: PRESERVED BY HIS POWER
PRAYER: In the Name of Jesus,”every agent of darkness standing against my life and destiny, I set you on fire. The Blood of Jesus is against You, in Jesus’ Name.
DAILY BIBLE READING”: Joshua 13-16
QUOTE: Those who refuse to bow to the threat of the enemy secure the help of the Almighty. Culled from PRINCIPLES AND POWER OF PRAYER by Dr Paul Enenche.
AMAZING FACT: Axolotls can regenerate their body parts.
PROPHETIC WORD/DECLARATION: Every force of the enemy arrayed against your life and destiny is sentenced to destruction now in Jesus’ Name.
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