[5/14, 6:47 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: *Rhapsody Of Realities Daily Devotional Study.*
*Theme: The “knowing” Of Faith.*
*Date: Thursday May 14th, 2020.*
*Author: Rev Dr Chris Oyakhilome. DSc, DD, PhD.*
*Scripture Reference:* Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1).
Our relationship with the Lord is one of faith. It makes no difference how you “feel” outwardly; physical feelings have nothing to do with it. Oftentimes, our experience of Him and with Him can’t be described with human words; but then, there’s a deep inner “knowing,” an awareness in your spirit.
It brings to mind the account of the woman with the issue of blood in Mark 5. She had suffered hemorrhage for twelve years, and the doctors weren’t able to help her. The Bible says, “When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment…And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; AND SHE FELT IN HER BODY that she was healed of that plague” (Mark 5:27-29). How did she know that the “feeling” she felt in her body was one of healing? It was her faith at work!
The Bible doesn’t say, “She saw that the bleeding had stopped,” but that “she felt in her body that she was healed.” That’s the feeling of faith. In the case of the lame man at the gate of the temple called Beautiful as recorded in Acts 3, when Peter ministered to him, the Bible says his feet and ankle bones received strength (Acts 3:7). Bones don’t feel, so it couldn’t have been a physical “feeling.” But something got injected into his feet and bones, and God knew, and said his feet and ankle bones received strength. The result was that the man leapt and walked. His faith was operational; he responded, and in his response, the power of the word spoken by Peter was manifested, and his miracle happened.
It also reminds of what we read about David; the Bible says he “perceived” that God had confirmed him king over Israel. This wasn’t mere mental or physical knowledge; it was a knowing in his spirit. There’s the knowledge of faith, the hearing of faith, the feeling or perception of faith, as you’re sensitive to the leading and guidance of the Holy Spirit, and the Word.
Dear Father, I thank you for the earnest of the Spirit which you’ve given me. I’m sensitive to your leading and guidance and know what to do at all times; my profiting through the Word is evident, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Romans 10:17 So then faith [cometh] by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
James 2:18-26 NKJV But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. 19 You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble! 20 But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? 22 Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect? 23 And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, [ “Abraham believed God, and it was] [ accounted to him for righteousness.”]And he was called the friend of God. 24 You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only. 25 Likewise, was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works when she received the messengers and sent [them] out another way? 26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
*Daily Scripture Reading Plan:*
1 Year Bible Reading Plan: John 6:60-71 & 1 Kings 12-14.
2 Year Bible Reading Plan: 1 Corinthians 9:1-10 & Proverbs 10.
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*God Bless You!*
[5/14, 6:48 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: *SEEDS 🍉🍒🍓🍇🍏🍌 OF DESTINY*
*DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY DR. PST. PAUL ENENCHE*
*THURSDAY 14th MAY 2020*
*TOPIC: THE WAY-MAKING POWER OF WORSHIP*
*SCRIPTURE*📖 : When Israel went out of Egypt,”the house of Jacob from a people of strange language; Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion. The sea saw it, and fled”: Jordan was driven back. The mountains skipped like rams,”and the little hills like lambs. Psalm 114″:1-8
*THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:*🤔 The release of worship is the creation of openings.
The worship of God is a way maker. There are truths that are repeated in Scriptures in order for us not to miss them in life. One of such truths is the truth about worship. Worship houses God
. That is to say,”worship cannot be present and God is absent. God lives in worship. Judah (which means worship) was his sanctuary…(Psalm 114″:2)
The presence of worship releases dominion. Israel was his dominion…(Psalm 114:2). Every time worship is released,”a dominion mantle is released. That was why in the midst of war, the children of Israel offered worship and dominated their enemies instantly.
The release of worship is the creation of openings. The sea fled means the sea gave way (Psalm 114″:3). Where the worship of God is released,”you do not struggle for the way to open.
The mountains skipped like rams… (Psalm 114″:4) The climate of worship is the demolition of obstacles.
*Beloved* ,”as you worship God, forget the problems that you have and focus on God and the way will open for you; dominion will be released unto you and obstacles will bow for you, in Jesus’ Name.
*REMEMBER THIS”*🤔 : The release of worship is the creation of openings.
1. Release worship to God with a clear conscience void of offense toward God and man.
2. Make the worship of God a habit in your life.
*PRAYER*🙏🏼 : Lord,”I ask for the heart of worship today. Help me to worship You in Spirit and in truth, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
*FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE”:💽 WORSHIP AND THE WAY.*
*QUOTE*🤔 : Worshipping God in unrighteousness is alien to His Presence and is tantamount to offering strange fire upon His altar. Culled from *THE PROTOCOL OF THE ARK by Dr (Mrs) Becky Paul-Enenche*
*DAILY BIBLE READING:📖 Psalm 16-18*
*AMAZING FACT* 🤔: The total weight of all the ants on Earth is greater than the total weight of all the humans on the planet.
*PROPHETIC WORD/DECLARATION*🔊 : A fresh grace/mantle of worship is released on your life in Jesus’ Name.
*Good Morning 🌹*
[5/14, 6:48 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL
THURSDAY 14TH MAY 2020.
MEMORISE: Jesus answered, Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit.
READ: Luke 10:25-28
25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
26 He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?
27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
28 And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Samuel 13-15
In today’s memory verse, Nicodemus did not ask Jesus to tell him how he could enter the kingdom of God; he merely praised Him. However, Jesus knew that Nicodemus needed to be shown, like us all, how to get to heaven, so He said….” Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.”
Jesus knew that any praise that would lead to the Kingdom of God must be packaged in the garment of salvation. He once told His audience:
“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.”
Beloved, have you been blown away by the recent wind of liberalism? Have you been engaging in endless arguments on what is not true about the kingdom of God and the hope of eternal life? It will do you no good.
Some argue that being born again may not be immediately evident- forgetting that the Bible says “by their frits ye shall know them” (Matthew 7:20). This confirms that being born again has to be evident.
Jesus queried in Luke 6:46: “And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? Our citizenship in the kingdom of Heaven is based on obedience to the kingdom “constitution” – the Bible. Anyone who says the Bible is outdated is obvious no longer a citizen of the kingdom.
1 John 3:7 says he that doeth righteous is righteous, even as He is righteous. Hence, answering Biblical names or ministerial titles are not requirements for being a Kingdom citizen, rather regeneration and a new life of holiness in Christ are
Are you a citizen of the kingdom of God?
Father, please help me to maintain the requirements for Your kingdom’s citizenship. Please, do not cast me out of Your kingdom in the mighty name of Jesus.
HYMN 23: ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIER.
1. Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus going on before.
Christ, the royal Master, leads against the foe;
Forward into battle see His banners go!
Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus going on before.
2. At the sign of triumph Satan’s host doth flee;
On then, Christian soldiers, on to victory!
Hell’s foundations quiver at the shout of praise;
Brothers, lift your voices, loud your anthems raise.
3. Like a mighty army moves the church of God;
Brothers, we are treading where the saints have trod.
We are not divided, all one body we,
One in hope and doctrine, one in charity.
4. Crowns and thrones may perish, kingdoms rise and wane,
But the church of Jesus constant will remain.
Gates of hell can never ’gainst that church prevail;
We have Christ’s own promise, and that cannot fail.
5. Onward then, ye people, join our happy throng,
Blend with ours your voices in the triumph song.
Glory, laud, and honor unto Christ the King,
This through countless ages men and angels sing.