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[8/20, 5:32 AM] 919063: 🐎🐋 *OPEN HEAVENS* 🐋🐎
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_DATE: TUESDAY 20TH AUGUST 2019_

*THEME: YOU ARE NOT THERE YET.*

*MEMORISE:*
Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12

*Bible Reading: Philippians 3:10-16*
10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.

12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.

13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,

14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.

16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.

*MESSAGE*
In today’s Bible reading, Apostle Paul’s example stands as a shining light on the importance of the role that our mind-set plays in determining whether we succeed or fail in life. His persistence and tenacity contributed to his success, coupled with a mind-set that was content but not complacent. Till he went home to be with the Lord, he was ever desirous of attaining new heights in God, regardless of his prior achievements. Like Paul, we should realize that it is not over until it is truly over. Many of us seem to be celebrating the victory we are yet to win, relaxing as if we have arrived. Beloved, I am using this medium to tell you that believers in Christ are continuous “work-in-progress” in the hands of the Almighty. Therefore, run the Christian race with the mindset that is never complacent, always remembering the words of the Holy Spirit in 1 Corinthians 10:12, saying:

“Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.”

Beware of the spirit of pride and all the subtle ways it manifests itself. If given room to operate, pride will stop you from seeing yourself as a work-in-progress that needs to be examined and re-examined from time to time before the day of delivery and commissioning. Let Jesus remain your Master-builder and allow Him work on you until you see him in glory.

If we look at our Christian race in the light of sporting activities and apply the lessons learnt to our lives, it will give us a fair understanding of how well we are faring in our journey. We should not be athletes who are satisfied to just participate and enjoy the support and encouragement of spectators. Our ultimate goal should be to make heaven and receive the crown of righteousness, and so we must be prepared to undergo vigorous training in the word of God and persevere through the process of sanctification. Like the eagle, we should focus on our flight to heaven and ignore the multitude around us. Our minds must be fixed on the crown of righteousness and the glory that awaits the saints in heaven. So that we can go through our course in this world with joy. Let us submit ourselves to the discipline, control and regimented lifestyle required of us from time to time by our divinely appointed Coach, who is the Holy Spirit, and strive to live by the mind-set enunciated in Philippians 3:13-14, which says:

“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”

God bless you as you do so. Amen.

*PRAYER POINT:*
Father, help me to always be focused on the ultimate goal of making heaven, in Jesus’ Name.

*BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:*
1 Samuel 26-28
Ezekiel 36:33-37:14

*AUTHOR:*
PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

*HYMN 12: DEEPER, DEEPER IN THE LOVE OF JESUS*
1. Deeper, deeper in the love of Jesus
Daily let me go;
Higher, higher in the school of wisdom,
More of grace to know.

*Refrain:*
Oh, deeper yet, I pray,
And higher every day,
And wiser, blessed Lord,
In Thy precious, holy Word.

2. Deeper, deeper, blessed Holy Spirit,
Take me deeper still,
Till my life is wholly lost in Jesus,
And His perfect will.

3. Deeper, deeper! though it cost hard trials,
Deeper let me go!
Rooted in the holy love of Jesus,
Let me fruitful grow.

4. Deeper, higher, every day in Jesus,
Till all conflict past,
Finds me conqu’ror, and in His own image
Perfected at last.

5. Deeper, deeper in the faith of Jesus,
Holy faith and true;
In His pow’r and soul exulting wisdom
Let me peace pursue.

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[8/20, 5:33 AM] 919063: How to solve problems (6)

Tuesday 20th August 2019

‘I told you… (these things) so you can have peace.’ John 16:33 NCV

Sixth, you must try to keep your problems in perspective. You’ve probably heard the saying: ‘I grumbled because I had no shoes, then I met a man who had no feet.’ In a Peanuts cartoon, Snoopy looks in and sees the family sitting around the table enjoying Thanksgiving dinner while he’s outside eating dog food. ‘How about that?’ he thinks. ‘Everybody’s eating turkey today, but because I’m just a dog I get dog food.’ Then he suddenly regains his perspective. ‘Of course, things could be worse – I could have been born a turkey!’ How big or how difficult our problem appears to be is often a matter of perspective.

Most difficulties we face are pretty insignificant in the larger scheme of things. When a friend gets cancer or loses a loved one, we’re reminded of just how petty our issues are. Author James Agee recalled how he once struck up a conversation with an impoverished elderly woman in the heart of Appalachia during the Great Depression. She lived in a tiny shack with dirt floors, no heat and no indoor plumbing. ‘What would you do,’ he asked, ‘if someone gave you some money to help you out?’ The woman thought for a moment and answered, ‘I guess I’d give it to the poor.’

Realising there are people around you who have much bigger problems than yours bringsgratitude and perspective. Jesus told his disciples, ‘These things have I spoken to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world’ (John 16:33 NKJV).

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[8/20, 5:33 AM] 919063: WISDOM FOR THE DAY
Tuesday, 20th August, 2019

GOD IS LOOKING FOR DEAD MEN

“I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our LORD, I die daily.”
1 Corinthians 15:31 KJV
 
If you will walk in victory as a Christian, you must allow yourself to die. Apostle Paul fully understood this when he said in 1 Corinthians 15:31 “I die daily!”  He also said in 1 Corinthians 9:27: “But I keep under my body, and bring it unto subjection; lest by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.”(KJV)
 
In the book of Matthew 3:13, it was Jesus who came to John to be baptized. Though John was older than Jesus, John had enough sense to know that the anointing was upon Jesus. There are some people who don’t know who the anointing is upon and as a result they can’t walk in dominion. Beloved, if I notice that God uses you to teach more in the area of holiness, I’ll call you to come and teach holiness for me. If God uses you to teach in the area of warfare more than me, I will say ‘come and teach it, so that the whole body will be blessed.’ But there are people who will never allow this.
 
John recognized the anointing on Jesus. He said ‘why do you want me to baptize you? No, I can’t do it.’ He said: Jesus please baptize me. The book of Romans 12:10 says “in honour, preferring one another”. Jesus responded:  “John, thank you for honouring me and for recognizing me to baptize you even though you’re older than me. But John, baptize me. As at now, the will of God is that you John should baptize me, though the anointing is upon me.’ He said, suffer it to be so now, so that I will fulfil all righteousness. I want to ensure that there is no stain in me, no stigma, so that there will be nothing hindering the flow of power. God is looking for dead men. That is how to release the power of God upon your life.
 
Further reading: Matthew 3:1-17.
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Psalms 105-106; Evening- 1 Corinthians 3
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[8/20, 5:35 AM] 919063: Today’s SOD – 2019-08-20
TOPIC: LIVING A LIE – A HIGHWAY TO DESTRUCTION

SCRIPTURE: And he said unto him,”What is thy name? And he said, Jacob. And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel”: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men,”and hast prevailed. Genesis 32″:27-28

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Until you open your life to God,”God does not open your destiny to you.

Our anchor Scripture confirms that the admission of truth is one of the factors that determine the fulfilment of destiny. When Jacob’s father asked Jacob who he was at the time he wanted to get the blessing, he said that he was Esau (Genesis 27″:32). That was a lie. But when the angel asked him who he was,”he had to open up to the angel by saying that he was Jacob. That truth led him into destiny fulfilment.

Today, we live in a generation where many people live a lie in everything. Some people get involved in an arranged marriage in order to travel abroad, some people forge documents in order to get a job. For some people, the different parts of their body are mobile lies. Sometime ago, I heard that a woman did an artificial silicone implant of the breast and while she was in an aircraft travelling, one of the breasts exploded in the aircraft. What vanity!

Beloved, take note of the following”:

a. Until you open your life to God,”God does not open your destiny to you.

b. Cover-up is the way to a closed life. Truth is key to triumph. Until people are set for the truth, they are not set for their future.

Beloved, you should be able to open up to God and say, ‘Lord, I lie, I cheat, I deceive, I masturbate, I am a lesbian, a homosexual, a smoker, or a drunkard,’ if that is what you find yourself in. Tell God, ‘Lord, I know this can destroy my life and take me to hell. Lord, please help me destroy this wrong desire.’ Ask God for mercy and He will intervene, change you and open up your destiny.

Remember this”: Until you open your life to God,”God does not open your destiny to you.

ASSIGNMENT(S)”:

1. If you have committed a sin,”confess it and ask God for mercy.

2. Live a life free of sin; live with the consciousness of eternity.

3. Make demands on God for the grace to walk in righteousness.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE”: PATHWAY TO DESTINY

PRAYER: Lord,”have mercy on me. Lead me away from things that keep me from You, and separate me from those things that hinder me from accessing Your glory, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.

DAILY BIBLE READING”: Esther 8:1 to 10:3,”1 Corinthians 12″:27 to 13:13,”Psalm 37″:1 to 11,”Proverbs 21″:23 to 24

QUOTE: When you begin to enjoy sin,”God turns His eyes away from you. Culled from 15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL by Dr Paul Enenche. 

TODAY IN HISTORY”: 20-08-1917 – Kenneth Erwin Hagin, an American preacher known as Apostle of the “Word of Faith” movement,”was born in McKinney, Texas.

AMAZING FACT”: Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke,”a German Pentecostal evangelist was born again at the age of nine after his mother spoke with him about a sin that he had committed. He left for missionary work in Africa at the age of 10 and said that he had the experience of Baptism in the Holy Spirit. He is the son of a pastor and ex-serviceman in the German Army; he has overseen 75 million recorded conversions to Christ.

PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD”: Grace for total deliverance from a life of falsehood is released upon you,”in Jesus’ Name.

DON’T FORGET TO ATTEND”: The Power-packed Communion Service tomorrow with friends and loved ones for the preservation of your life and destiny by 5:30pm. God bless you as you come. 

 

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SEEDS OF DESTINY IN FRENCH:

SEMENCE DE DESTINEE

MARDI,”LE 20 AOÛT 2019

THEME”: VIVRE DANS LE MENSONGE – UNE AUTOROUTE DE LA DESTRUCTION 

LES SAINTES ECRITURES: Il lui dit: Quel est ton nom? Et il répondit: Jacob. Il dit encore: ton nom ne sera plus Jacob,”mais tu seras a

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