Morning devotions

[5/16, 3:56 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: Today’s SOD – 2020-05-16
TOPIC: THE NECESSITY OF PRAYER AND FASTING

SCRIPTURE: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit,”and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; Ephesians 6″:18 

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The hour of prayer is the hour of power.

There are two things that happen in the human body without ceasing: the beating of the heart and the breathing in and out of air,”except in death. 

This is the same way prayer and fasting should be to the believer. 1 Thessalonians 5″:17 says,”pray without ceasing. This means, pray like you breathe; pray unceasingly like your heart beats. The meaning is”: prayer,”just like faith, is the livewire of the saint. 

Now, why is this so? I will give you two reasons”:

1. Prayer and fasting is doorway to the supernatural. 

In Acts 3:1,”it was at the hour of prayer that Peter and John encountered a crippled man who was lame from his mother’s womb. Power was applied on the man and the spirit of paralysis was instantly electrocuted and he was healed. The hour of prayer is the hour of power. Supernatural power answers to the key of prayer. Every decadence in prayer results in a bankruptcy of power. When the prayer altar begins to decay, power begins to escape. 

 

2. Prayer and fasting is the principal tool for the nullification of the agenda of hell against the church. Matthew 16″:18 says,”I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail; which means the gates of hell will always attempt, the only thing is that they cannot prevail. And it does not prevail because of the force of prayer (Acts 4″:29-33). 

 

Now,”what are the keys to effective praying and fasting?

1. Maintaining a private, personal praying and fasting schedule. 

It is called a consecrational prayer and fast. Peter did this in Acts 10″:9-10 and then God opened doors for him.

 

2. Participating in corporate praying and fasting. 

This is joining forces with the brethren to pray (Acts 12:5). It is good to pray on your own but it is important to pray with the saints. These two must be combined together to produce very dangerous effect against the powers of hell. 

 

REMEMBER THIS: The hour of prayer is the hour of power.

ASSIGNMENTS:

1. Pray always; that is,”without ceasing

2. Endeavour to have a fasting schedule to include fasting at least once in a week

PRAYER”: Lord,”I consecrate my life totally to You. I make demands on the mantle of intercession and the grace for supplication. I receive it Lord, in Jesus’ Name.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE”: THE NECESSITY OF MAINTAINING THE PRAYER ALTAR

QUOTE: You must travail in the closet in order to prevail in public. Culled from PRINCIPLES AND POWER OF PRAYER by Dr Paul Enenche

DAILY BIBLE READING: Psalm 22-24

AMAZING FACT: Ostriches have the largest eyes of any land animal.

PROPHETIC WORD/DECLARATION: Receive a robe of intercessory praying in Jesus’ Name. Every garment of lukewarmness and prayerlessness is set on fire in Jesus’ Name. 

 

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[5/16, 6:26 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: MESSAGE FROM:

*Rev. Anthony Akinmoyo,*
Lifeway Christian Centre,
Lagos.

FOCUS: *UNDERSTANDING THE LEADING OF THE LORD*

We are in the best and most blessed dispensation of all times because in the Old Testament, only the prophets seemed to know the will of God. But for as many as are born again now, we all have access to the Holy Spirit of God. He has the commission of leading and revealing things to us.

Romans 8:14
*For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.*

*DIFFERENT KINDS OF VOICES*
a. Voice of the Flesh.
b. Voice of the Mind.
c. Voice of the Devil.
d. Voice of the Holy Spirit.

1 Cor. 14:10
*There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification.*

There are many voices in the world and none of these voices is without significance. Some lead to destruction. That is why God gave the Holy Spirit to help us discern the personality behind every voice in order to avoid wrong decisions that lead to destruction.

a. *Voice of the Flesh*
The voice of the flesh is an expression of desire for pleasure. Feeling and desire for comfort, pleasure, relaxation, food, sleep, sex, self-consciousness are all attributes of the voice of the flesh. If you always follow the voice of the flesh, you may not be able to fulfill God’s purpose for your life. You might even end up in disaster.

Romans 8:6
*For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.*

b. *Voice of the Mind*
The voice of your mind is your reasoning and thinking. The mind is a great gift from the Lord.

1 Cor. 2:16
*… But we have the mind of Christ.*
God has given us the mind of Christ to help us to think through in life. The difference between man and animal is the mind. We must use it to think and analyze issues before we make our decisions. There are things God will not bother to tell or show us in life. We are expected to use our mind. Christianity is not a gateway to foolishness. Rather, it makes us to be wiser.

1 Cor. 1:24
*… Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.*

Christ is the power and the wisdom of God and we have the mind of Christ. Therefore, we are superior in every aspect. We must not send our minds on vacation in the name of spirituality. Therefore, the combination of the voice of the Spirit and the voice of the mind will make you a high flyer in life.

c. *The Voice of the Devil*
John 8:44
*Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.*

The voice of the devil is full of lies. It is always in opposition to the word of God. Even when he speaks the words of God, he speaks in deception to lure the person away from the truth. He always waters down the word of God in your soul if you listen to him. He tells you that what your pastor preaches from the Scripture cannot fit into our present world. The voice always discredit the word of God. It is always selfish, possessive and oppressive.

Rev. 12:9
*And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.*

We will continue the teaching tomorrow on the voice of the Holy Spirit.

*PRAYERS*

1. Jeremiah 31:3 (KJV)
*The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying , Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.*

Thank you my heavenly father for your irreversible love for me.

2. Lamentations 3:22-23 (KJV)
[22] *It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.* [23] *They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.*

Thank you my father for daily renewing your mercies in my life.

3. Psalm 68:19 (KJV)
*Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation.* Selah.

Thank you my father for the daily supply of your incorruptible word unto me.

4. Deuteronomy 4:36 (KJV)
*Out of heaven he made thee to hear his voice, that he might instruct thee…*

O Lord my Father, cause me to hear your voice always in Jesus mighty name!

5. Guide me O Lord unto your truth in Jesus mighty name!

ii. Guide me out of errors in Jesus mighty name!

6. O Lord my God, led me into greatness and destiny fulfillment in the mighty name of Jesus.

7. Daniel 1:9 (KJV)
*Now God had brought Daniel into favour and tender love with the prince of the eunuchs.*

i. O Lord my God, open doors and gates of favour unto me in Jesus mighty name!

ii. Father, let stagnation come to an end in my life in Jesus mighty name!

8. 1 Chronicles 12:22 (KJV)
*For at that time day by day there came to David to help him, until it was a great host, like the host of God.*

i. O Lord my Father, send helpers of destiny to my life in Jesus mighty name!

ii. O God, let my destiny helpers locate me in the mighty name of Jesus!

iii. O Lord my Father, open my eyes to see my helpers as you are sending them to me in Jesus mighty name!

9. Psalm 18:16-17 (KJV)
[16] *He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.* [17] *He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me.*

i. O Lord my God, arise and rescue me from all unpleasant situations and circumstances in Jesus mighty name!

ii. Draw me out of the water of problem (barenness, sickness, joblessness, poverty) my God.

10. O Lord, deliver me from water of destruction and enemies that are stronger than me in Jesus mighty name!

11. Psalm 18:14 (KJV)
*Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them.*

O Lord my God, release your arrows against every gang-up that is against my destiny, ministry, children, marriage, finance in Jesus mighty name!

*Declarations:*

1. I take authority over every strong man that has been working against my progress in Jesus mighty name!

2. Job 5:14 (KJV)
*They meet with darkness in the daytime, and grope in the noonday as in the night.*

I frustrate all the devices of the wicked around my family and career in the mighty name of Jesus!

3. Galatians 6:17 (KJV) *From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.*

I decree, the Lord frustrate and trouble all that have been troubling me in Jesus mighty name!

Ephesians 3:20 (KJV) *Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us*

Thank you my Father for working exceedingly and abundantly above all that I ask or think.

Thank you my father for uncommon result and answers

Receive my thanks and praise in the mighty name of Jesus!

See you tomorrow,
Stay strong,
Stay safe.

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[5/16, 6:26 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL

DATE: SATURDAY 16TH MAY 2020.

THEME: ALL ROUND SUCCESS.

MEMORY VERSE:

This BOOK OF THE LAW shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt MEDITATE therein day and night, that thou mayest OBSERVE TO DO according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make THY WAY PROSPEROUS, and then thou shalt have GOOD SUCCESS.”

Joshua 1:8

BIBLE READING: James 2:22-25

22• Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?

23• And The Scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the FRIEND OF GOD.

24• Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.

25• Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?

MESSAGE:

A. I believe everyone desires ALL-ROUND SUCCESS but do we all know the condition required to get it?

1• “But his delight is in The Law of The LORD; and in His Law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.” Psalm 1:2-3

2• According to the text above, the condition for COMPLETE SUCCESS is living by THE BOOK OF THE LAW- THE WORD OF GOD.

3• This is why God ask Joshua to get acquainted with it (Joshua 1:8).

4• Today, it is painful that many “Children of God” have abused Grace so much that The Law of God does not matter to them anymore.

5• THIS IS A DECEPTION OF THE DEVIL.

6• To succeed, you must BE WISE because FOOLISHNESS LEADS TO FAILURE.

7• Proverbs 14:24 “The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.”

8• If you would be wise, you must be Bible compliant

2 Timothy 3:16 “All Scripture is given by Inspiration of God, and is profitable for Doctrine, for Reproof, for Correction, for Instruction in Righteousness:

9• There is no negotiation; GOD’S WORD IS THE SUREST WAY TO ALL-ROUND SUCCESS.

10• James 1:25 says “ But whoso looketh into The Perfect Law of Liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.”

B. It was through The Word of God in Malachi 3:10 that I discovered why my salary was not enough for me- I WAS NOT PAYING MY TITHE.

1• It was The Word of God that taught me TO TAKE CARE OF MY FLOCK AS A PASTOR.

2• For many years as the General Overseer I had to stay at the Headquarters Building God’s Word Was the source of My Ministration before launching into other parts of the world.

3•. Even now, The Word of God teaches me that it is not over until it is over.

4• The secrets of All-Round Success are inexhaustible in The Word of God.

5• Beloved, STUDY, MEDITATE, HEAR and LIVE by THE WORD OF GOD and from now, you will begin to experience ALL-ROUND SUCCESS.

ACTION POINT:

MAKE THE BIBLE YOUR SUREST AND FINAL JUDGE IN ALL OF LIFE’S MATTERS.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Samuel 16-18

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

HYMN : THERE SHALL BE SHOWERS OF BLESSING.

1. There shall be showers of blessing:

This is the promise of love;

There shall be seasons refreshing,

Sent from the Savior above.

Refrain:

Showers of blessing,

Showers of blessing we need:

Mercy-drops round us are falling,

But for the showers we plead.

2. There shall be showers of blessing,

Precious reviving again;

Over the hills and the valleys,

Sound of abundance of rain.

Refrain:

3. There shall be showers of blessing;

Send them upon us, O Lord;

Grant to us now a refreshing,

Come, and now honor Thy Word. Refrain:

4. There shall be showers of blessing:

Oh, that today they might fall,

Now as to God we’re confessing,

Now as on Jesus we call!

Refrain:

5. There shall be showers of blessing,

If we but trust and obey;

There shall be seasons refreshing,

If we let God have His way.

Refrain:

EMMANUEL=GOD WITH US!

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