Morning Devotions

[4/4, 7:05 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: Today’s SOD – 2020-04-04
TOPIC: THE CORRUPTION OF INIQUITY

SCRIPTURE: But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat,”nor with the wine which he drank”: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself. Daniel 1:8

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Iniquity corrupts destiny.

Previously,”we established that the eagle does not taste corruption. Once a piece of meat is rotten, it is not for the eagle. And one reason the Eagle is the king of the birds is because of its purity. 

On the other hand, the vulture enjoys what is corrupt and rotten. In fact, the rottener a piece of meat, the better it is for the vulture; the smellier the meat, the better it is for the vulture. This is why the vulture is as “vulturous” as its name, without a future. No one likes to be identified with a vulture. For instance, if a man had a dream of the night that he saw a beautiful eagle flying over his head holding a gift towards him, it is seen as a powerful and wonderful dream to claim. But if he says that he saw a group of vultures flying over his head; that is a nightmare indeed. It would be something to bind and cast. When he wakes up from sleep, he would begin to pray aggressively”: “I bind you satan! I set you on fire!” This is because the vulture is a curse. The vulture has a neck that grows thinner and thinner even though it feeds on large quantity of food. The vulture has rough feathers and a bald head. Its hair is always scattered because of corruption.

Beloved,”this is what the corruption of iniquity can do. Iniquity corrupts destiny. Don’t allow your destiny to be corrupted by iniquity.

Remember this”: Iniquity corrupts destiny.

ASSIGNMENTS:

1. Go through today’s message once again.

2. Ask God for the grace not to be corrupted in the world of corruption.

3. Make demands on the cleansing Blood of Jesus Christ.

PRAYER: Lord,”I ask that You deliver me from the defilements of this world. I receive the grace to please You with my life, Lord, in Jesus Name.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE”: ENEMIES OF DISTINCTION AND EXCELLENCE (PART 1).

QUOTE: Someone with a character capital has a future,”even if he does not have money. It does not matter how poor he may be at present, he has a future if he has character. But nobody has a future who has no character. Culled from “21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO” by Dr Paul Enenche.

AMAZING FACT”: Male Lions defend the Pride’s territory while the female Lions do most of the hunting. 

DAILY READING: 2 Chronicles 7-9

PROPHETIC WORD: The Eagle life and destiny be your portion in this season in Jesus’ Name.

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[4/4, 7:07 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL

DATE: SATURDAY 4TH APRIL 2020.

THEME: THE AGONIES OF ETERNAL DEATH.

MEMORISE:

And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 13:42

READ: Revelation 21:8

8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

MESSAGE

Eternal death is the same as damnation to hell. It describes the condition of living in eternal without God. Eternal death is for those who die physically and depart this world without repentance from sin and acceptance of Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. This is also known as the second death, which is the final banishment of unbelievers from God’s presence. To this effect, 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9 says:

“And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:”

The agony of eternal death may be described in two major ways: (1) The loss of eternal peace of joy with God. (2) The hardship of eternal damnation in hell fire.
Romans 6:23 categorically states that eternal life is a gift from God. Romans 1:16 further tells us that this precious gift is available to those who believe in the saving power of the name of Jesus. Eternal life provides humanity with rest from the troubles of life and grants the pleasure of being in God’s presence forever. Thus, missing out on eternal life will be a major agony of eternal death. The second major agony of eternal death comes from the suffering, pain and anguish of hell itself. The Bible describes hell as an everlasting fire that is prepared for the devil and his angels (Matthew 25:41). Dwelling with the devil and his angels will be such a horrific experience. I pray that you will not partake in the agony of eternal death in the mighty name of Jesus.

To escape this agony, simply accept Christ as your Lord and Savior. If you are saved already, congratulations! Please guard your salvation diligently to the end (1 Corinthians 10:12). Acts 4:12 says “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”

KEY POINT:

Father, please don’t let me partake in the agony of eternal death, in the mighty name of Jesus.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Judges 16-18

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

HYMN 30: WHEN WE WALK WITH THE LORD.

1. When we walk with the Lord in the light of his Word
What a glory he sheds on our way!
While we do his good will, he abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

2. Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
But his smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh nor a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.

3. Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,
But our toil he doth richly repay;
Not a grief nor a loss, not a frown or a cross,
But is blest if we trust and obey.

4. But we never can prove the delights of his love
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favor he shows, and the joy he bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.

5. Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at his feet,
Or we will walk by his side in the way;
What he says we will do, where he sends we will go,
Never fear, only trust and obey.
[4/4, 7:07 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: Help for unfaithfulness

Saturday 4th April 2020

‘I am like a broken vessel.’ Psalm 31:12 NKJV

When your spouse breaks your marriage vows, it can break your heart. And after the initial shock wears off, your driving desire can be to hurt them in return. So what should you do instead? (1) Take time to process your emotions. A quick, ‘I forgive you’, or just sweeping things under the rug, will sabotage any hope of rebuilding a strong relationship. (2) If your spouse is a habitual betrayer who wants to live as he or she pleases, God’s Word gives you the right to be set free from them. But don’t move too quickly. Ask yourself if work and family pressures may have caused you to neglect each other. Did you inadvertently open a door for the enemy?

These are hard questions – but they must be answered, because the decision you make is one you will live with for the rest of your life. You may not believe it right now, but God can make a good marriage out of a bad mess. Yes, it will take time – trust can only be rebuilt slowly. And that means: (a) Learning to be sensitive to one another. (b) Acknowledging that your spouse may need detailed accountability, and you may have to go the extra mile to rebuild the trust that was lost. But it can happen.

‘The righteous cry out…the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit’ (Psalm 34:17-18 NKJV). God can turn your situation around. If you’ll work with him – he’ll work with you.

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[4/4, 7:07 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL

STIR YOUR SPIRIT FOR ANSWERS .

Saturday, April 4th .
Pastor Chris

For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries (1 Corinthians 14:2).

Sometimes, people experience certain things in their lives that they shouldn’t and are completely at a loss for answers. For example, you could find that as a Christian, you seem to be experiencing a certain kind of pain or discomfort that wouldn’t go away. You might have prayed, rebuked the pain, and even rebuked the devil, but to no avail. Now, you’re wondering what the problem could be. Look to your spirit for the answer.

As God’s children, we’re never in the dark about anything. You can know anything, if you’d do what the Scripture says. Speak in tongues and receive answers from your spirit; your inner man. Before long, the mystery about that situation will come to your understanding. Jesus said, _*“…he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life”*_ (John 8:12). You’re not supposed to walk in darkness about your finances, your health, your career, business, ministry or any area of your life.

The light of God is in your spirit. The Bible says, “The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of the belly” (Proverbs 20:27). If you have concerns about your health or about anything, speak in tongues. Don’t just run to the doctors or places you think you might find help. Consult with the Holy Spirit first; you’ll be amazed how quickly His light and wisdom will well up within you, showing you precisely what to do. He’s in you to help you understand certain things about yourself and about life. He’ll show you the future and guide you to take specific steps in line with His plans for your life. Hallelujah!

PRAYER

Dear Father, thank you for the guidance of your Spirit. As I speak in tongues, the eyes of my understanding are flooded with light. I don’t walk in darkness, for I have the light of life in my spirit. With every challenge I face, your light and wisdom well up within me, showing me precisely what to do, how to do them and when to do them, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY:

Romans 8:26-27
Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what [is] the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to [the will of] God.

Jude 1:20* But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,

1 Corinthians 2:11-12
For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1-Year Bible Reading Plan=>* Luke 10:1-24 & Joshua 20-22

2-Year Bible Reading Plan=>* Romans 7:1-11 & Psalm 107

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[4/4, 7:07 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: *Above Only Devotional*

Saturday, April 04

*Our Responsibilities as the Righteous*

_Prov. 15:28 (NIV), Prov. 12:5 (NKJV), Prov. 12:26 (NIV), Heb. 10:38-39_
_The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil. *The thoughts of the righteous are right, But the counsels of the wicked are deceitful. *The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray. *Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul._

As believers in Christ Jesus, it is not our works that make us righteous, but the nature of God that we have received. However, it is expedient that this new nature of God that we have now received find expression and manifest the life, fruit and light of God in our lives. Our very first responsibility as the righteous is to reflect Christ. In Acts 3, Peter described Jesus as ‘the Just’ and in 1John 2:1, John describes Jesus as ‘the Righteous.‘ As He is, so are we in this world, 1John 4:17. We are in Him now and as such, we must walk or live our entire lives just like Him. 1 John 2:6. Allow Jesus to live His life through you. Grow in your consciousness that you are one with Him and that you have His life and fullness in you. Yield to the thoughts and leading of the spirit of God in you. For God is at work in you, making you willing and able to do of His good pleasure, Phil. 2:13. Desire that the life of Christ grows and manifests through you.

Another responsibility we have as the righteous is to be a light and example to all who are around us. God has set us up like a city set on a hill. The way that we think, talk and behave must be different from that of the world. Just like Jesus, we must love righteousness and hate iniquity, Heb.1:9. In the King James Version, Proverbs 12:26 says, “The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them. Proverbs 29:2 adds, “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beoreth rule, the people mourn.” We must be people of integrity. The word of God reminds us that “the just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him, Prov. 20:7. One other responsibility is to live by faith, Rom. 1:17. Continually keep your eyes on Christ and the wonderful things He has accomplished for you.

Prayer Focus: Thank God for making you righteous and thank Him for the life of Christ in you that causes you to manifest the life, fruit and light of God.

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