Morning Devotions

[3/17, 6:31 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: *DAILY MANNA*

_*TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2020*_

TOPIC: *JESUS’ LESSONS ON MULTITASKING*

TEXT: *Matthew 9:14-26*

KEY VERSE:
_*“While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.”*_ – (Matthew 9:18)

These days, employers of labour say only those who can multitask are fit for employment. Interview panelists would not entertain one-track professionals, even if they are geniuses in their field. They must effectively combine a lot of other functions while performing in their specialised area. Our generation of entrepreneurs argues that this brand of office work does not just increase productivity; it also saves money for diversification and more investment in the business.

Let them learn from Jesus Christ, Who multitasked on behalf of humanity for eternal consequences. As He calls the Pharisees to order on the weighty issues of not mixing up fasting in the old dispensation with the new way He brought, a synagogue ruler comes to Him and request that He come and heal His dying daughter. Our compassionate Healer obliges. On the way, a woman with issue of blood for twelve years touched the helm of His garment and was made whole.

The story does not end there. At the home of the synagogue ruler, they *“laughed him to scorn”* for saying, *“the maid is not dead, but sleepeth.”* But that did not deter Him from giving life to the lifeless maid.

We must learn from the spiritual multitasking principles of our Lord and apply them creatively in our evangelism work for the expansion of His kingdom. He would not shy from demands meant to bring forth the glory of God; nor would He procrastinate for the sake of self-convenience when there was work to do for the Father. He was always approachable. Our Lord had a balanced view about multitasking. Unlike the exploitative one of the world which benefits the greedy, His advances the kingdom of God, brings salvation, joy and hope to the lost.

*THOUGHT FOR THE DAY*:
Be business-minded in work for Jesus.

*THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR*:
Numbers 31-32

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[3/17, 6:31 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL

DATE: TUESDAY 17TH MARCH 2020.

THEME: THE WIND II.

MEMORISE:

He caused an east wind to blow in the heaven: and by his power he brought in the south wind. Psalm 78:26

READ: Exodus 14:21-28

21 And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.

22 And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.

23 And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.

24 And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the LORD looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians,

25 And took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the LORD fighteth for them against the Egyptians.

26 And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the sea, that the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen.

27 And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.

28 And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them.

MESSAGE

The Holy Spirit can blow like a mighty rushing wind as recorded in Acts 2:1-14. Occasionally, the Holy Spirit has to move speedily to intervene, especially when things are about to get out of hand, just as in Judges 15:14:

“And when he came unto Lehi, the Philistines shouted against him: and the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and the cords that were upon his arms became as flax that was burnt with fire, and his bands loosed from off his hands.”

When an urgent miracle is needed, the Holy Spirit moves speedily, speak His language. As you build momentum speaking in tongues, the wind of the Holy Spirit and His power will begin to build up within you. When you have felt the wind and power strongly within you, let it out by speaking a word into that situation and you will see changes.

However, do not wait for a dangerous situation before you begin to call upon the Holy Spirit to move speedily. Many times, when challenges come, they don’t give enough time for speaking in tongues. Make speaking in tongues a lifestyle. Speak in tongues for at least one hour every day. Build up the wind of the Holy Spirit in your inner man so frequently and fervently that every word that comes out of your mouth is fire. When a man of God speaks to situations in public and things begin to change, that man must have spent time building up the wind of the Holy Spirit in himself privately.

When you have the mighty rushing wind of the Holy Spirit within you, every decree you make is accomplished speedily. Make speaking in tongues a lifestyle. It is a pathetic thing to be called a child of the most powerful being in the world and not have any power. Every night when I go out on prayer walks, I am building the wind of the Holy Spirit within me by speaking in tongues for hours. Start today, the Holy Spirit will take over and make it your lifestyle.

ACTION POINT:

Make time to speak in tongues for at least one hour today.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Deuteronomy 21-23

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

HYMN 1: ALL HAIL THE POW’R.

1. All hail the pow’r of Jesus’ Name!
Let angels prostrate fall;
Bring forth the royal diadem,
And crown Him Lord of all!

2. Ye chosen seed of Israel’s race,
Ye ransomed from the fall,
Hail Him Who saves you by His grace,
And crown Him Lord of all!

3. Let every kindred, every tribe,
On this terrestrial ball,
To Him all majesty ascribe,
And crown Him Lord of all!

4. Oh, that with yonder sacred throng
We at His feet may fall!
We’ll join the everlasting song,
And crown Him Lord of all!

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[3/17, 6:31 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: Taking a sabbatical

Tuesday 17th March 2020

‘As his custom was, he went into the synagogue.’ Luke 4:16 NKJV

When someone takes a sabbatical, it’s because they need time to rest and recharge their batteries. God took a sabbatical: ‘On the seventh day God ended his work which he had done; and he rested on the seventh day’ (Genesis 2:2 NKJV). Now, the Bible says that God ‘neither slumbers nor sleeps’ (see Psalm 121:4). So if he took a day off in the week, you need one too!

Not long ago most families went to church on Sunday morning, came home and ate lunch together, and spent the afternoon resting and enjoying one another. Now we huff and puff seven days a week, hurtling down the road towards burnout or even an early demise. Scientists say that our bodies are genetically wired to require one day out of every seven for physical, emotional and spiritual restoration in order to perform at our highest potential. When Truett Cathy opened his first restaurant in 1946, The Dwarf House, he established the tradition of closing on Sundays. Back then that was an accepted practice, but now it’s extremely unusual, especially for a restaurant chain with hundreds of outlets in malls. But Cathy, a committed Christian, never wavered. And rather than costing him, it paid huge dividends. He built one of the most popular and profitable food chains in the USA – Chick-fil-A.

God knows that the fastest way to burn out is to burn the candle at both ends. The Bible says, ‘The seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work’ (Exodus 20:10 NKJV). Every week you need a one-day sabbatical, so take it!

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[3/17, 6:31 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: WISDOM FOR THE DAY
Tuesday, 17th March, 2020

HOOK UP WITH THE SUPERNATURAL

“The righteous cry and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.”
Psalm 34:17 (KJV)
 
Many people are wondering why they have not succeeded. “Why did things not fall through for me?” They are quick to ask. My question is: Are you hooked up with God or are you doing your own thing? Do you take time to inquire from God in the place of prayer, or do you run off doing your own thing and expecting His blessing?
 
You must understand that He is God. He is not a man! He knows how to slow down the clock in order to fulfil His divine purpose for your life. He is God and when you hook up to Him in the place of prayer, you have hooked up with the supernatural and He ensures that all things work together for your good. Sometimes, it looks like God’s timing is slow and you want to run all by yourself; beloved, don’t fall for that temptation. God knows the end from the beginning and His timing is never late.
 
I recall while growing up in ministry as a young man, a businessman in our church who ordered trucks from Lagos, South-West Nigeria, for sale in the Eastern part of Nigeria called in a frenzy that the trucks had been diverted to an unknown destination. We had a choice to either run helter-skelter or to go back to God who gave the business idea. Of course, we did the latter, we called on God, the owner of heaven and earth to intervene. We prayed that the Holy Spirit will arrest them wherever they were. By mid-afternoon, news got to us that they had arrested all the people who diverted the trucks. God went ahead and arrested them. Do you know what gave us confidence? We knew God was in the business; He gave the idea and He will perfect what He has started.
 
What are you involved in? Don’t waste time running in circles; learn to listen to the word from God and obey Him totally. Be assured that when you are hooked on Him, the supernatural will be the order of the day.
 
Further Reading: Psalm 46:1-11, Psalm 34:1-22
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Deuteronomy 30-31; Evening- Mark 15:1-25
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[3/17, 6:32 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: Today’s SOD – 2020-03-17
TOPIC: LIFTED TO SHINE BY REDEMPTION

SCRIPTURE: But God,”who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus”: Ephesians 2:4-6

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: To be a failure is a Kingdom abomination; to be a struggler is inconsistent with Redemption.

A major outcome of Redemption is the elevation of humanity from the fallen state. When Adam rebelled against God in disobedience at creation,”humanity crashed from glory to groaning, from authority to captivity, from triumph to travail, from power to pressure and from success to struggles.

But Jesus Christ came to take us from the realm of shame to the realm of glory to sit with Him in heavenly places (Ephesians 2″:4-6). It is the destiny of man to shine through Redemption. Redemption does not just only lift a man up,”it lifts him up to shine; it is an elevation unto distinction. To shine means to be outstanding; to exist in distinction, prominence and glory. 

To be a failure is a Kingdom abomination; to be a struggler is inconsistent with Redemption.

Now, what does it take to shine in Redemption? I will state two things you can do”:

1. Release the light you carry (Luke 9:29).

Release your God-given potential and internal gifting; do not hold them back. As Jesus prayed,”the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering. That is, from inside out.

2. Reflect the light you receive. 

When you come in the vicinity of light carriers, you connect light (Judges 7″:17). Take steps after your God-ordained pastor or mentor. The outcome is,”people feel something when they come near you. Wherever you are living must be saturated, infiltrated, penetrated, animated and percolated with the power, presence, and anointing of God through valuable spiritual connectivity. 

Today, I decree that as you abide by these instructions, your shining is confirmed, in Jesus’ Name.

REMEMBER THIS”: To be a failure is a Kingdom abomination; to be a struggler is inconsistent with redemption.

ASSIGNMENTS:

1. Determine to be a success in your generation; avoid mediocre existence.

2. Let your lifestyle draw people close to God.

PRAYER: Lord,”I thank You for Your Redemption power over my life. Help me to live for You all the days of my life, Lord in Jesus’ Name.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE”: LIFTED TO SHINE BY REDEMPTION

QUOTE: The knowledge of who you are ends timidity. Culled from GO IN THIS THY MIGHT by Dr Paul Enenche

DAILY READING: 2 Kings 7-9.

AMAZING FACT: Each year approximately 78.5 million Bibles are distributed worldwide.

DON’T FORGET TO ATTEND: The Power Communion Services tomorrow by 6:00pm for the preservation of your life and destiny. Invite your friends and loved ones.

PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Every spell of failure and struggles is broken off your life now in Jesus’ Name. 

 

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