Morning devotions

[3/15, 3:34 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: Today’s SOD – 2020-03-15
TOPIC: THE ATTITUDE OF INGRATITUDE – THE TRAGEDY OF LOT

SCRIPTURE: And Abram said unto Lot,”Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren. Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me”: if thou wilt take the left hand,”then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left. Genesis 13″:8-9

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Fruitfulness ends where thankfulness ends because to be thankful is to be fruitful.

One of the most tragic accounts in the Bible is the account of Lot and his family. Lot was Abraham’s nephew who Abraham brought up in his house. A time came when there was strife between the herdsmen of Lot and those of Abraham. This led to their parting ways and the eventual crash of Lot’s destiny. Lot moved from a very solid destiny to become history. He moved from the realm of fame to the realm of shame; from the realm of popularity to irrelevance and obscurity. Lot was shamefully ordered out of Sodom and Gomorrah without carrying a penny. He lost his wife who became a pillar of salt. Furthermore,”he had immoral relationship with his two daughters and that led to the birth of the bastard generations of the Amorites and the Moabites.

Now, one reason for the tragedy of Lot was the attitude of ingratitude. It is that attitude that does not know how to say, “Thank you.” The only appreciation Abraham got from Lot was competition and quarrel.

Beloved, it is only great fools that are not grateful. God did meaningful things in the life of Lot as a result of his connection with Abraham but Lot did not appreciate God for the connection. 

I would like you to take note of these points on gratitude”:

a. Where your gratitude stops,”there your altitude stops. 

Anytime you stop thanking God, He stops lifting you.

b. Fruitfulness ends where thankfulness end. 

To be thankful is to be fruitful.

My counsel is, make the choice for gratitude. Refuse to be ungrateful to God. Be thankful to God always regardless of the condition you find yourself. 

REMEMBER THIS”: Fruitfulness ends where thankfulness ends because to be thankful is to be fruitful.

ASSIGNMENTS:

1. Always show appreciation to God and to your fellow man for what you have received from them,”no matter how little it may look.

2. Do not take anyone God has sent your way for granted; be grateful always.

PRAYER”: Lord,”I am grateful to You and to the people You brought into my life. Thank You for Who You are and What You are to me. Receive my gratitude, Lord in Jesus’ Name.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE”: THE LOT TRAGEDY – HINDRANCES TO EXISTING AS A GENERATIONAL BLESSING

QUOTE: When a man’s conscience is not alive,”his character can never be correct. Culled from WHO ARE YOU? by Dr Paul Enenche

DAILY READING”: 2 Kings 1-3

AMAZING FACT: Sir Isaac Newton was a devoted Christian,”to the amazement of many. Mathematician, astronomer, craftsman, theologian and physicist, Sir Isaac Newton, best known for his work on gravity, was a Christian since his youth and wrote passionately in defense of the Christian faith. Newton made a huge contribution to science. He laid the foundations of modern calculus and his discoveries led to several breakthroughs in recent centuries.

PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD”: Grace to avoid and escape the error of Lot is released upon you in Jesus’ Name. 

 

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[3/15, 5:57 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: What’s weighing you down?

Sunday 15th March 2020

‘Let us lay aside every weight…and let us run.’ Hebrews 12:1 NKJV

In one of his radio broadcasts, Dennis Rainey talked about Double Eagle II, the first hot air balloon to cross the Atlantic Ocean. The men piloting the magnificent craft caught an air corridor that carried them all the way across the Atlantic. But when they were just off the coast of Ireland, they flew into heavy cloud cover and ice began to form on the balloon’s outer shell. They lost altitude, dropping from twenty thousand to ten thousand feet in a matter of hours. They did everything they could to save the balloon. They threw out video cameras, food rations, and even a glider with which they had planned to land. At about four thousand feet they transmitted their location and then threw the radio overboard. Finally, at three thousand feet they broke through into sunlight. The ice came off in sheets, and the great balloon soared all the way into France.

The Bible says that in order to run and win your life’s race, you must ‘lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares’ (Hebrews 12:1 NKJV). And it’s a lot easier to identify the sin you need to drop than the weight you need to drop. Why? Because often the weight is legitimate, and includes responsibilities, pressures, obligations, schedules and entanglements.

Today you need to stop and take an inventory of what you’re carrying. You need to face each thing squarely and ask yourself, ‘Did God give me this to carry, did someone else give it to me, or did I decide on my own to pick it up?’ Whatever is weighing you down today – lay it aside!

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[3/15, 6:28 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: Open Heaven 15 March 2020 Sunday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Evangelism Tips: Pray for Them

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Topic — Evangelism Tips: Pray for Them (Open Heaven 15 March 2020)

Memorise: “They said therefore unto him, What sign shewest thou then, that we may see, and believe thee? what dost thou work?” – John 6:30

Read: Luke 9:1-2 (KJV)

1 Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.

2 And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.

Bible in One Year:Deuteronomy 14-16

Open Heaven 15 March 2020 Sunday MESSAGE:

When going to speak to someone or a group of people who are religious, but are not born again, prayer is an excellent tool to draw their attention. In Nigeria for example, if you want to evangelize in a bus, because the people generally believe that prayers are effective, you can start with a short but powerful prayer asking God for journey mercies. When you have their attention, you can go ahead and preach.

“Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.” – Jo
.

When people see signs, they will believe. Ask the people you wish to evangelize if they would like you to pray with them concerning any need they have. After you have prayed and God has answered the prayer, it will be easier to convince them to accept Christ. Many years ago, I had a team of youth who I had trained in evangelism. I had taught them that, when they encounter anyone who wouldn’t listen to them, they should simply ask if there was any issue the fellow wanted them to pray with them about. One day, they got to the house of a herbalist, who was antagonistic. They said “Baba, we know you are very powerful, but is there anything at all that you have not been able to solve? We want to pray about it.” He told them that every time he got married, once the bride got pregnant, she would begin to bleed and bleed until she died. Now he had married again and his new wife was pregnant but, like all the others, she had begun to bleed and was close to death. My children prayed a simple prayer and left. They had only been gone for a little while when they heard someone calling them from afar. They looked back and saw the herbalist chasing after them, when he got to them, he said his wife had Stopped bleeding and he was ready to accept Jesus into his life.

Prayer point

Ask God for the gifts of the Spirit so that you can usthem to bring more people to Him.
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[3/15, 8:16 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: MILLIONAIRE EMBRACE|
Sunday March 15th, 2020

Korede & Esther Komaiya

It’s Time To Mind The Father’s Business

“In the same way, there is more joy in heaven over one lost sinner who repents and returns to God than over ninety- nine others who are righteous and haven’t strayed away!” Luke 15:7 NLT

In Heaven and on earth today, nothing else matters to God like soul winning; nothing moves Heaven like when a soul is saved. The Bible says the whole of Heaven rejoices even when one soul got converted, this shows how huge the salvation of souls is to God and why it must be taken seriously by all His children on the earth.

The truth is anybody that is not born again is on his/her way to eternal damnation and this is why believers cannot afford to fold our hands. It is very unfortunate to know that soul winning is the ancient path most Christians have left rather, what matters to the average christian today is his personal comfort and luxury. This is not bad and, adequate provision has been made by our Father in His Word to provide all our needs if only we will mind what He minds first; if only His priority will be our priority. Beloved nothing would make you a man after God’s own heart like committing to doing His business which is soul winning. Anyone that wins souls will never lack the abiding presence of God.You become an Ambassador for Christ when you love what He loves and you pursue what He pursues and that is soul winning.

Every Christian must be a soul winner it is the irretrievable calling of God over the life of all His Children.

Soul winning is the authentic evidence that your priorities are set right, that is you and God are pursuing the same thing. You must from today create time, make effort and spend money to seek and win souls to the Kingdom.

ACTION STEP
As you step out today, ask God to guide you and preach the glad tidings of God’s love to the unsaved.

KEEP IN MIND
Nothing makes you a man after God’s own heart like soul winning.
Good Morning

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