Morning Devotions

[7/21, 5:11 PM] 919063: *DAILY DEVOTIONALS SUMMARY*
*July 21 , 2019*.

1. *The Daily Fountain* (Anglican Communion).
*Topic* : There Is Hope For The Just
*Text* : Psalm 17: 1 – 15
*Food for thought* : If you trust God to fight your battles, your victory is guaranteed.
*Lesson*: Your weapons of warfare are not physical but mighty from God to pulling down enemies’ fortresses. Therefore Call upon the Lord in the day of your trouble and He will answer you.

2. *Pastor Chris Oyakhilome*
*Topic* : Jesus Paid It All
*Text* : Isaiah 53:10
*Food for thought* : Because of Jesus’ vicarious suffering and sacrifice in your behalf, sin and its consequences have no dominion over you.
*Lesson*: .Through Jesus Christ, we’ve been justified—declared righteous! Now, you’re free to serve the Lord and live joyfully in His presence for eternity, all because of Jesus.

3. *Dr Pastor Paul Enenche*
*Topic* : Faith – A Force For Change
*Text* : Mark 11:24
*Food for thought* : The limit of your faith determines the limit of your change.
*Lesson*: . Decide to leave where you are to where you are meant to be. List out areas in your life where you need change and grow your faith in those areas by Word revelation.

4. *Dr D.K. Olukoya*
*Topic* : Say No To Unbelief (1)
*Text* :Hebrews 3:12,Luke 11:29-36.
*Food for thought* :Unbelief is never cheap; it costs more than it pays.
*Lesson*:If you want to be prosperous and fulfilled, you must say no to unbelief and pray it out of your life.

5. *Pastor W.F. Kumuyi*
*Topic* : Made Fellow Citizens With Saints
*Text* : Ephesians 2:10-22
*Food for thought* : Genuine salvation translates us into the saints of God.
*Lesson*: People who hold tight to religion without evidence of salvation cannot please God and be members, of His household. Genuine salvation experience helps us maintain a living relationship and fellowship with the Lord. It helps us escape God’s wrath and judgment and qualifies us for heaven.

6. *Pastor E. A. Adeboye*
*Topic* : You Will Not Be Crushed
*Text* : Nahum 1:9, Isaiah 43:1-2
*Food for thought* : When enemies come with determination to crush a child of God, the Lord promises that He will drive them back.
*Lesson*: To always live in victory over your enemies, You (i) must have the fear of God in your heart., (ii) Live in the consciousness that the Lord God Almighty is your Creator so nothing can happen by chance to destroy you, (iii) realise you are not cheap. You were redeemed at the cost of the priceless Blood of Jesus Christ.

7. *Bishop Dr Mike Okonkwo*
*Topic* : You Are Joint Heirs With Jesus
*Text* : Romans 8:17
*Food for thought* : Think of how joint account works, you will understand what being joint-heir with Christ means.
*Lesson*: The death, burial and resurrection of Jesus made you a joint heir with Him. His death became your death. His resurrection became your resurrection. And now His position is yours too. By virtue of this position, His victory has become your victory.

8 *Daily Guide*
*Topic* : Give God the honor
*Text* : Numbers 20: 1-13
*Food for thought* : Do not struggle with God for His glory. Steer clear of it.
*Prayer*: Pray for God’s help in dealing with pressure from people.

9. *The Word For Today*
*Topic* : Through The Wilderness
*Text* : Exodus 16:1
*Food for thought* : The truth is, the only way to reach the destination God has planned for you is through the wilderness.
*Lesson*: If you’re going through a wilderness experience, don’t think God is punishing you or that He has forsaken you. He’s just allowing some things to die so that other things can be born in you and grow into fruitfulness

10. *Gloria Copeland*
*Topic* : The Key To Confidence
*Text* : 1 John 3:21-22
*Food for thought* : Walking in obedience to God is the key to confidence.
*Lesson*: A life of obedience to God will give you a spiritual boldness you’ve never had before. It will give you a boldness in prayer, a boldness in faith. It will give you a confidence toward God,

*BIBLE IN ONE YEAR*: Joshua 18-19 Ezekiel 20:27-39

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*God bless you*

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[7/22, 6:10 AM] 919063: Reasons to be thankful

Monday 22nd July 2019

‘In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God…for you.’ 1 Thessalonians 5:18 NKJV

Gratitude doesn’t come naturally to us, but grumbling does. No one had more cause to grumble than Joseph. Abandoned, enslaved, betrayed and estranged. Those are the chapter titles for his life story. Yet when he talks about it you won’t hear a tinge of bitterness. Instead, you’ll hear the opposite. In naming his two sons, he makes them living, breathing, lifelong testimonies of his gratitude to God. ‘Joseph named his older son Manasseh, for he said, “God has made me forget all my troubles and everyone in my father’s family.” Joseph named his second son Ephraim, for he said, “God has made me fruitful in this land of my grief”‘ (Genesis 41:51-52 NLT).

Notice two things. First, Joseph looked at the past and gave God thanks for what he had brought him through. And you need to do that too. Whether it’s stuff others did to you, or stuff you did to them, God’s grace brought you through it. There’s only one good reason to bring up the past, and that’s to remember how God guided, protected and blessed you in it.Second, Joseph looked at the present. ‘God has made me fruitful in this land of my grief’ (Genesis 41:52 NLT). Do you remember a time when you thought you wouldn’t make it? And when others thought you wouldn’t make it, too? Look what the Lord has done in your life! In spite of the obstacles and the opposition he has blessed and taken care of you. Turn off the complaining tap and turn on the thanksgiving tap.

‘In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God…for you’ (1 Thessalonians 5:18 NKJV).

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[7/22, 6:12 AM] 919063: Today’s SOD – 2019-07-22
TOPIC: THE RESPONSIBILITY OF FAITH

SCRIPTURE: Even so faith,”if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. James 2″:17

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Faith equals work. 

Every possibility in life is accompanied with corresponding responsibility. Every provision attracts a condition. That is why the walk of faith is a journey of responsibility. 

According to Gloria Copeland,”there is no victory for the lazy. That is, spiritually, physically and otherwise. In the same manner, faith which is the guarantee of our victory in life is not an endeavour for the lazy; it requires work. That is why the Bible says that faith without work is dead (James 2″:17). Faith,”therefore, equals work. So, faith is responsibility. It is for those who are studious in the Word.

Beloved, you must work at the Word of God, labour in the Word before you arrive at faith. And when you accept the responsibility, you can operate in faith and have victory in life.

Men of faith are hard workers spiritually. They are very studious on their approach to Scripture. They are not the kind of people who would say, ‘God, since I am your child and I have been going to church all this while, have mercy on me and cause the cooking gas that has finished to be miraculously replaced without refilling it at the gas station.’ Faith people don’t waste their prayer in that kind of way. Faith people pray based on the Word of God which they had laboured on, and the more they declare the Word, the more they are charged up, the more fire burns in them for the manifestation of God’s Power.

Remember this”:  Faith equals work. 

ASSIGNMENTS:

1. Labour in the Word of God daily,”and at times, take out a day or days to sit with the Word as your schedule would permit.

2. Pray in the Holy Ghost abundantly.

3. Never allow anything to wear out your faith.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE”: THE MYSTERIES OF FAITH

PRAYER: Father,”in the Name of Jesus, as I labour in Your Word, cause me to operate in the realm of faith that will guarantee my victory on every side, Lord in Jesus’ Name.

DAILY BIBLE READING”: 2 Chronicles 6:12 to 8:10,”Romans 7″:14 to 8:8,”Psalm 17″:1 to 15,”Proverbs 19″:24 to 25.

QUOTE: Your faith in God produces unbelievable results. Culled from 15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL by Dr Paul Enenche.

AMAZING FACT: Our galaxy,”called ‘The Milky Way’ is more than 100,000 light years in diameter. Two million light years beyond that, you will arrive at another galaxy system.

PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD”: The grace to accept responsibility of faith is released upon you in Jesus’ Name. 

DON’T FORGET TO ATTEND: The Healing and Deliverance Service by 9:00am tomorrow. Invite someone. God bless you as you do so.
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