Morning Devotions

[7/25, 7:22 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL

DATE: SATURDAY 25TH JULY 2020.

THEME: DANGERS OF BACKSLIDING II.

MEMORISE:

And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God. Luke 9:62

READ: Luke 9:59-62.

59 And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.

60 Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.

61 And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house.

62 And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

MESSAGE:

Backsliding is horrible. In 2 Peter 2:20-22, the Bible says it is better not to have tasted salvation than to have been saved once and then backslide. Hebrews 6:4-6 says:
“For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.”

The passage describes backsliding as though the backslider were actually crucifying Jesus Christ again. In Acts 1:15-20, the Bible tells us of the sorrows and torment of Judas Iscariot. Luke 15:11-17 tells us of the depression of the prodigal son. In Psalm 51, after David had lost the joy of his salvation, he cried to God for it to be restored to him. The devil knows what it is to be close to the Almighty God and then to be far from Him. He is aware of the sorrows of backsliding and losing contract with God; that is why his greatest desires is to lure you back to sin, but you will overcome him in the mighty name of Jesus. 1 Peter 5:8 says:
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:”

Just as God is looking for people to set aflame for His kingdom, Satan is looking for people to devour (John 10:10). The fact that he is seeking, however shows that he cannot devour everything. He shows you all the glitters of the world and uses them as bait. Don’t ever let those things entice you. The moment you get to the stage where the pleasures of this world do not matter to you anymore, he knows he has lost you. I pray for you just as Jesus prayed for Peter: the devil will not get you in the mighty name of Jesus.

KEY POINT:

Backsliding is like crucifying Jesus afresh and putting Him to open shame. Don’t do it.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Isaiah 40-43.

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

HYMN 8: HAVE YOU MOVED TO JESUS.

1. Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing pow’r?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Are you fully trusting in His grace this hour?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
o Refrain:
Are you washed in the blood,
In the soul-cleansing blood of the Lamb?
Are your garments spotless? Are they white as snow?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

2. Are you walking daily by the Savior’s side?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Do you rest each moment in the Crucified?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

3. When the Bridegroom cometh will your robes be white?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Will your soul be ready for the mansions bright,
And be washed in the blood of the Lamb?

4. Lay aside the garments that are stained with sin,
And be washed in the blood of the Lamb;
There’s a fountain flowing for the soul unclean,
Oh, be washed in the blood of the Lamb!

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[7/25, 7:22 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: *INSPIRATION*
(Giving direction to your day)
*Ola Aina*

Saturday 25th July, 2020

*PASSION TO LIVE RIGHT*

*Text: “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….” Daniel 1:8*

In most cases sin will present itself as an enjoyment. Something that the flesh wants desperately. Temptations are all around us. The media and the entertainment world presents sin as something normal and what everyone is doing. The only way to live victorious in the midst of all these is to have a passion to live right that is stronger than the pull for sin.
Joseph was presented with an opportunity to have an affair with his master’s wife. The woman wanted it by all means. The house was empty on that faithful day; no one would have seen them. But Joseph had a passion to live right. His passion to live right was stronger than the bait of sin (Gen 39:7-14). The power of a trap is not so much in the aroma of the bait on it; but rather in the hunger of the animal that goes for it. If the animal is not hungry it won’t be caught by the trap. When a man has appetite for sin a little temptation will get him off his feet.
Our passion to live right must be strong enough to handle the temptation that comes our way on a regular basis. Daniel too had the opportunity to mingle with the ungodliness in the land. He purposed in his heart not to defile himself.
We develop our passion to live right as we spend quality time in the word of God and in prayer. This conditions our hearts to live right. Our passion to live right is also fuelled as we spend time with godly friends and we expose ourselves to materials, music, and films etc that are godly. Eagles don’t mingle with chickens. Watch your associations closely. The company we keep determines the counsels we receive and what grows in us. Any association not adding to you will take away from you.

*PRAYER:*
Lord I declare that my passion to live right is reignited today. I overcome every motion of sin.

*LEARN MORE:* Ps 119:9, 1 Cor 15:33

*PRAYER REQUEST: Thank you Lord for diverse testomines of transformations through Inspiration. Mark 16:20*

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[7/25, 7:22 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: *LIFE AND FAVOUR*
FROM:

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

*DIVINE CONNECTION .*

Proverbs 8:4 (KJV)
*Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man.*

Psalm 19:2-3 (KJV)
[2] *Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.*
[3] *There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.*

Whatever you are looking for in life is equally looking for you. Do you know there are vacancies somewhere for the job you have been searching for? The husband you are waiting for is also looking for a wife. The world is crying for the potential and abilities that are locked up in you. All you need is divine direction and connection. That is why the voice of the Lord which gives direction is cardinal to destiny fulfilment.

The mountain of prayer is a mountain of God’s voice. When we come to the Lord in prayer, beyond immediate answers to our request, we should be sensitive to pick His voice. It is God’s voice that gives direction. When you access the voice of the Lord, you have access to unlimited blessing.

Joel 3:16 (KJV) *The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.*

Jesus prayed in Luke 3:21-23, the voice of the Lord came down. He prayed again in Luke 9:35, the voice of the Father was heard. Whenever you pray, be expectant and wait for the voice of direction. It is your access to His voice (revelation) that connects you to His leading which is the pathway to supernatural blessing.

Deuteronomy 32:1-2 (KJV)
[1] *Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.*
[2] *My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:*

Beloved, be quiet enough in the place of prayer so that you can access His voice of direction and instruction. Be sensitive and know when thoughts drop or flood your heart and immediately response to it. Obedience to those silent instructions and direction is the bedrock of supernatural blessing and breakthrough.

*PRAYERS:*

> Thank you my Lord for the gift of another beautiful day you have made.

>Thank you my Father for the salvation of my soul and that of every member of my family.

> Thank you for daily release of your word that is building up my destiny.

> Thank you my faithful Father for daily supply and divine protection.

1. Isaiah 30:21 (KJV)
*And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.*

O Lord my God, cause me to pick your voice of direction and instruction for my destiny fulfilment in the mighty name of Jesus!

2. Deuteronomy 4:36 (KJV)
*Out of heaven he made thee to hear his voice, that he might instruct thee: and upon earth he shewed thee his great fire; and thou heardest his words out of the midst of the fire.*

i. O Lord my Father, make me to hear and understand your voice of instruction in the mighty name of Jesus!

ii. O Lord my God, let your voice guide me continually in the mighty name of Jesus!

3. John 10:27 (KJV)
*My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:*

O Lord my God, grant me spiritual understanding to always discern your voice in the mighty name of Jesus!

4. John 10:5 (KJV)
*And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.*

I refuse to follow the voice of the devil and worldly voices in the mighty name of Jesus!

5.Deuteronomy 8:9 (KJV) *A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass.*

O Lord my God, lead me to my prepared place of blessing and glory in the mighty name of Jesus!

6. Isaiah 43:19 (KJV)
*Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.*

i. O Lord my Father, do marvellous things in my life, family, career, ministry in the mighty name of Jesus!

ii. O Lord my God, let your beauty and glory be visible in my life in the mighty name of Jesus!

7. Isaiah 60:11 (KJV)
*Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought.*

O Lord my God, open unto me doors of lifting, promotion, wisdom, prosperity in the mighty name of Jesus!

8. Isaiah 54:12 (KJV)
*And I will make thy windows of agates, and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy borders of pleasant stones.*

O Lord my God, turn my favour doors to favour gates in the mighty name of Jesus!

9. Exodus 14:14 (KJV)
*The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.*

O Lord my God, arise, take over my battle and grant me peace and victory in the mighty name of Jesus!

10. Psalm 125:3 (KJV)
*For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.*

I decree and declare, no rod of the wicked shall rest upon my family and blessing in the mighty name of Jesus!

11. Psalm 66:12 (KJV)
*Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.*

O Lord my God, put an end to the activities of the oppressors in my life and take me to my prepared wealthy place in the mighty name of Jesus!

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

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

See you tomorrow.
*Rejoice evermore.*
*Pray without ceasing.*
1 Thessalonians 5:16-17 (KJV)

For Further Counselling and Prayer,
*Contact:* 08036729207

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[7/25, 7:23 AM] Pastor Emmanuel Oshevire: SEEDS OF DESTINY DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY DR. PASTOR PAUL ENENCHE.

SATURDAY, 25TH JULY 2020

TOPIC: THE TOP IS YOUR PLACE

SCRIPTURE: Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Matthew 5:14.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: It is an abomination to associate with the Most High and dwell in the low places of the earth.

It is very important to know that as children of God, our calling is a calling unto excellence; every child of God has a calling unto distinction. As a child of God, God has destined you to be a city set on a hill that cannot be hid (Matthew 5:14).

Please understand that association with the Most High delivers a person from existence in the low places of the earth. Company with the Most High delivers people from existence at the low places of the earth. Connection with the Most High equals deliverance from low life. It is an abomination to associate with the Most High and dwell in the low places of the earth. Our destiny is in the high places of the earth. It is an abomination of covenant to be connected to the Most High and struggle with existence in the low places of the earth. In the Book of Deuteronomy 32:13, concerning the children of Israel, the Bible says, He made him ride on the high places of the earth, that he might eat the increase of the fields; and he made him to suck honey out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock.

Please take note of this: God is not trying to make us crawl on the low places of the earth. The agenda of God for your life is a ride, not on the low places of the earth but on the high places of the earth.

Beloved, you are about to take a ride unto your high places in life. I decree that whatever has incapacitated your life and kept you in the low places of the earth is broken today. I decree your drastic, dramatic and dimensional shift to the next level, in Jesus Name.

Remember this: It is an abomination to associate with the Most High and dwell in the low places of the earth.

ASSIGNMENTS:

1. Reject every low place existence in life.

2. Believe God’s promises for your life.

3. Associate properly with God at the place of prayer and take your place at the top.

PRAYER: Lord, thank You for your promises for my life. Thank You for setting me at the top. I take my place at the top from today, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: DEFINING EXCELLENCE OR DISTINCTION (PART 1).

QUOTE: QUOTE: To rise, you must be wise. To rise from any level to higher levels in life or any field of human endeavour, you must be wise. Culled from “BE WISE AND RISE” by Dr Paul Enenche.

DAILY READING: Isaiah 31-33

AMAZING FACT: With nearly 225 million Christians or about 70% of the population, the United States remains the nation with the most Christians. They are followed by Brazil and Mexico in South America, Nigeria, Russia, Philippines, Congo, Ethiopia, Italy and Germany.

PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: As you serve God passionately, go ahead and take your place at the top in Jesus’ Name

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