Morning devotions

[5/8, 6:37 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: Today SOD – 2020-05-08
TOPIC: YOUR PRAISE AND YOUR BLESSING

SCRIPTURE: Let the people praise thee,”O God; let all the people praise thee. Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us. Psalm 67″:5-6

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: To live a praiseful life is to live a glorious life. 

There is a connection between praise and supernatural blessings. Our anchor Scripture says,”Let the people praise thee, then our God shall bless us (paraphrased). Anywhere a man of praise is found, the God who blesses is available. 

Throughout Scriptures, there were men and women who knew how to praise and they connected the Blessing. Paul the apostle was an example. Ephesians 5″:20 shows how Paul operated; he made us to understand that in every situation,”there is something to thank God for.

How then does praise provoke supernatural blessings?

a. Praise guarantees supernatural openings and access into our inheritance. 

Your praise dismantles the opposition between your history and your destiny. It creates supernatural openings and connects you to your God-given inheritance. (Psalms 114″:1-End). 

 

b. Praise brings down the glory of God which swallows shame and reproach.

To praise God is to be lifted by God above shame and reproach (2Chronicles 5:13,”14). 

Praise is also the container of supernatural supplies. To live a praiseful life is to live a glorious life. 

 

Now, how do you praise God effectively and acceptably?

a. Determine to praise God with a sense of purpose (Psalm 146″:1-3)

b. Praise God without any form of distraction (John 4:24). 

c. Praise God with a clear conscience (Psalm 29:2).

 

Beloved,”as you make up your mind to praise God, I decree the release of the Blessing of God over your life in Jesus’ Name.

REMEMBER THIS”: To live a praiseful life is to live a glorious life. 

ASSIGNMENTS:

1. Praise God in every situation you find yourself.

2. Avoid the life of complaining,”grumbling and murmuring.

PRAYER”: Lord,”I praise You with every breath that is in me. I thank You because everything is working for my good, Lord in Jesus’ Name.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE”: YOUR PRAISE AND YOUR BLESSING

QUOTE: Learn to wake up in the morning with praise. Throughout your day,”let praise flow. In the night, let praise flow. Culled from 15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL by Dr. Paul Enenche

DAILY BIBLE READING”: Job 40-42

AMAZING FACT: A snail can sleep for three years; no wonder it is slow in everything.

PROPHETIC WORD/DECLARATION: I decree the destruction of every spirit of heaviness on your life in this season in Jesus’ Name. 

 

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[5/8, 6:40 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: Rejoice, you are in the will of God

Friday 8th May 2020

‘I delight to do your will, O my God.’ Psalm 40:8 NKJV

There’s no joy in life that compares to knowing that you’re walking in the centre of God’s will. Not fame, not riches, not pleasure. Nothing compares to knowing you have the smile of his approval on what you’re doing each day. Will doing God’s will always be easy? No; it’s enjoyable, but it’s not always easy. Indeed, your God-given assignment in life may bring many levels of resistance and attack.

But your joy comes from knowing that God is strengthening you to do – by the power of his Spirit – what you could never do on your own. So in that sense, resistance and attack may serve as confirmation that you’re truly in God’s will! Paul writes: ‘In labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequently, in deaths often. From the Jews five times I received forty stripes minus one. Three times I was beaten with rods; once I was stoned; three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I have been in the deep; in journeys often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, inperils of my own countrymen, in perils of the Gentiles, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; in weariness and toil, in sleeplessness often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness – besides the other things, what comes upon me daily: my deep concern for all the churches. Who is weak, and I am not weak’ (2 Corinthians 11:23-29 NKJV)?

So rejoice – though there is trouble, you are in the will of God!

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[5/8, 7:17 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL
FRIDAY 8TH MAY 2020.
WHAT DO YOU REALLY NEED?

MEMORISE: And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight.
Mark 10:51

READ: 2 Kings 2:9-10
9 And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.
10 And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Samuel 8-9, 1 Chronicle 18

MESSAGE
One would think that the man at the Beautiful Gate (Acts 3) would ask that his ankles be strengthened, he asked the Apostles for alms. Many of us are like this lame man; we do not know exactly what we need.

In today’s memory verse, Jesus asked the blind man crying after Him what he wanted. The question may appear needless as there should be only one pressing need for a blind man. Yet, if you look at the blind man in Acts 3, you would understand the importance of the question. That is why God is asking you today:
“What do you need? Do you really know?”

Elijah asked Elisha in 2 Kings 2:9-10 for what he needed. The later did not waste time as he quickly asked for the double portion of his master’s anointing. He knew what he wanted, did as his master required and got his blessing.

Many years ago, a mighty man of God offered us – participants at an international conference in the United States – an opportunity to ask for what we needed for our ministries. While some asked for books, tracks and financial assistance, I asked Him to lay his anointed hands on me for the work of the ministry. He was surprised but impressed about my specific and uncommon request; he did so, prayed for me and today, you are a living testimony of God’s faithfulness in our ministry.

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Matthew 6:33

As a child of God, it is better for you to go after the Giver of gifts than the gifts themselves. This is the most needful pursuit of your life – the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.

When this is settled, your Father will meet all your other needs. He will take care of you as His child. Do the needful: accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, then trust Him for everything (John 3:3,5).
He will surely meet all your needs (Philippians 4:19) in the mighty name of Jesus.

PRAYER POINT
Father, please secure a place for me in Your Kingdom. Let me seat in high places with Your Son Jesus Christ my Lord.

HYMN 20 – NEARER, MY GOD TO THEE
1. Nearer, my God to Thee, nearer to Thee;
E’en though it be a cross that raiseth me,
Still all my song shall be, nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer to Thee!

2. Though, like the wanderer, the sun gone down,
Darkness be over me, my rest a stone,
Yet in my dreams I’d be nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer to Thee!

3. There let the way appear steps unto heaven;
All that Thou send’st to me in mercy given;
Angels to beckon me nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer to Thee!

4. Then with my waking thoughts bright with Thy praise,
Out of my stony griefs bethel I’ll raise;
So by my woes to be nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer to Thee!

5. Or if on joyful wing cleaving the sky,
Sun, moon, and stars forgot, upward I fly,
Still all my song shall be, nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer to Thee!

6. There in my Father’s home, safe and at rest,
There in my Savior’s love, perfectly blest;
Age after age to be nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer to Thee!

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