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[8/30, 12:55 AM] 919063: 🌲🌷 *OPEN HEAVENS* 🌷🌲
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_DATE: FRIDAY 30TH AUGUST 2019_

*THEME: THE POWER OF THE TONGUE.*

*MEMORISE:*
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Proverbs 18:21

*Bible Reading: Numbers 13:25-33*
25 And they returned from searching of the land after forty days.

26 And they went and came to Moses, and to Aaron, and to all the congregation of the children of Israel, unto the wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh; and brought back word unto them, and unto all the congregation, and shewed them the fruit of the land.

27 And they told him, and said, We came unto the land whither thou sentest us, and surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it.

28 Nevertheless the people be strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, and very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there.

29 The Amalekites dwell in the land of the south: and the Hittites, and the Jebusites, and the Amorites, dwell in the mountains: and the Canaanites dwell by the sea, and by the coast of Jordan.

30 And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.

31 But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we.

32 And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature.

33 And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.

*MESSAGE*
A person’s words have enormous influence for good or evil and are a sure indicator of the person’s character. The impact of our speech cannot be over emphasized, for the Bible makes it clear that a man’s speech has power of life and death (Proverbs 18:21), and is also capable of bringing success or misfortune to the speaker, as shown in Proverbs 12:13-14, which says:

“The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble.A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth”

Job 19:12 reveals that a person’s can destroy others but it also has the capacity to give life to its hearers (Isaiah 50:4). You can easily identify the righteous by their speech. In Isaiah 50:4, this category of people are referred to as “the learned”. “Learned” in this sense does not refer to legal practice, it rather refers to those who are knowledgeable in God’s word. Such people do not speak carelessly. The understand the weight of words and use their words effectively, knowing that someday, they will have to account for every idle word they have spoken. Whenever they open their mouth, a bit of what is stored within them comes forth in line with Mathew 12:34b which says:

“for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.”

For those who are genuinely saved, our speech and actions are controlled by God’s word that is hidden in our hearts. Psalm 37:30-31 says:

“ The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.”

When God’s word fills your heart, your mouth will open in wisdom. This is why the righteous take out time to hide God’s word in their heart, and their words are like food to the hearers. If you sit by a righteous man for counselling, what you will hear within a few minutes will put you on the right path. Even the foolish hears the words of the righteous and receive wisdom. Sinners hear the words of salvation from them. The sick receives words of healing, while the hopeless receive encouragement from them. You cannot you cannot listen to a righteous man or woman and not be impacted. No wonder his mouth is called a well of life (Proverbs 10:11). There is a fountain of goodness in the righteous, so that whenever they open their mouth, living waters flow out of it. The righteous is a source of inspiration, and his words feed the faith of others, directing them to the path of righteousness. You need to be
Conscious of the manner of speech you produce. As a child of God, please watch your tongue. Wise children of God must learn to use the power in their tongue effectively to pull down the strongholds of the devil in their lives and family. I pray that your tongue will begin to yield fruits of peace and prosperity from this day in the Name of Jesus.

*PRAYER POINT:*
Father, help me to use my tongue to promote the cause of Your kingdom in Jesus’ Name.

*BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:*
2 Samuel 17-18
Ezekiel 42::-14

*AUTHOR:*
PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

*HYMN 5: LET OTHERS SEE JESUS IN YOU.*
1.While passing thro’ this world of sin,
and others your life shall view,
Be clean and pure without, within;
Let others see Jesus in you.

*Refrain:*
Let others see Jesus in you,
Let others see Jesus in you.
Keep telling the story, be faithful and true;
Let others see Jesus in you.

2. Your life’s a book before their eyes,
They’re reading it thro’ and thro’
Say, does it point them to the skis,
Do others see Jesus in you?

*Refrain*

3. Then live for Christ both day and night,
Be faithful, be brave and true,
and lead the lost to life and Christ.
Let others see Jesus in you.

*Refrain*

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[8/30, 12:57 AM] 919063: Today’s SOD – 2019-08-30
TOPIC: UNDERSTANDING TRUE WORSHIP

SCRIPTURE: But the hour cometh,”and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth”: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. John 4:23

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: True worshippers are God chasers.

The scripture confirms in Isaiah 43:21 and Psalms 150:6 that the main purpose of our existence is to worship and praise God. And from our anchor scripture,”it is confirmed that true worship is what the Father wants from us, implying that there is also false worship. So, this places a demand on us to understand what true worship is all about.

Now, what is true worship? We are looking at three definitions of true worship today. 

1. True worship is a heart chase after God. It is the pursuit of God, a state of continual longing for God. True worshippers are God chasers. In this world, everyone is chasing one thing or the other; there are those chasing after money, women, men, fame, accomplishments, etc., but true worshippers are chasers of God.

2. True worship is the submission and surrender of life to God. Submission and surrender to God implies giving God the final say in all things in your life; it is refusing to be seen or heard but allowing God to be seen and heard through you.

3. True worship is being open to God. We have so many people on earth today whose lives are not real. There are those who even try to cover up themselves in the Presence of God, but true worship is being open to God in utmost sincerity. 

Beloved, true worship is beyond singing, dancing or lifting up hands in church; it is a chase after God, total surrender to Him and being open to Him. As you yield yourself to true worship, I see God overwhelming you with His glory, in Jesus’ Name. 

Remember this”: True worshippers are God chasers.

ASSIGNMENT(S):

1. Live a lifestyle of praise and worship.

2. Let your life be a reflection of true worship.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING,”GET THIS MESSAGE”: UNDERSTANDING TRUE WORSHIP

PRAYER: Lord,”I surrender all to You. Let my life bring out the fragrance of true worship and let it rise to Your Throne, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.

DAILY BIBLE READING”: Job 34:1 to 36:33,”2 Corinthians 4″:1 to 12,”Psalm 44″:1 to 8,”Proverbs 22″:10 to 12

QUOTE: The presence of flesh in worship is disrespectful to God and must be put to death. Culled from THE PROTOCOL OF THE ARK by Dr (Mrs) Becky Paul-Enenche.

AMAZING FACT: An eagle can fly carrying a weight 4 times as much as its own body weight.

TODAY IN HISTORY: 30/08/1930 – Warren Buffett,”American businessman and philanthropist is born.

PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD”: Receive help of God to flow in true worship in Jesus’ Name.

DON’T FORGET TO ATTEND: The Home Church meeting by 6:00pm tomorrow at a Home Church near you. Also invite your friends and neighbour                                            **************************************************************************

SEEDS OF DESTINY IN FRENCH:

SEMENCE DE DESTINEE

VENDREDI,”LE 30 AOÛT 2019

THEME”: COMPRENDRE LA VERITABLE ADORATION

LES SAINTES ECRITURES: Mais l’heure vient,”et elle est déjà venue, où les vrais adorateurs adoreront le Père en esprit et en vérité; car ce sont là les adorateurs que le Père recherche.  Jean 4″:23.

PENSEE DU JOUR: Les vrais adorateurs sont des chasseurs de Dieu. 

Les Saintes Ecritures confirment dans Esaïe 43:21 et dans le Psaumes 150: 6 que le but principal de notre existence consiste à adorer et à louer Dieu. Et à partir de notre verset d’ancrage,”il est confirmé que la véritable adoration est ce que le Père veut de nous, ce qui implique qu’il y a aussi une fausse adoration. Cela nous oblige donc à comprendre ce qu’est la véritable adoration. 

Alors, qu’est-ce que la véritable adoration ? 

Nous examinerons trois définitions de la vraie adoration aujourd’hui. 

1. La véritable adoration est un cœur qui court après Dieu. 

C’est la poursuite de Di

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[8/30, 7:05 AM] 919063: *Above Only Devotional*

Friday, August 30

*Moving From Affliction to Abundance*

_Psalms 66:8-12 (NIV), Psalm 105:37 (GNB)_
_Praise our God, O peoples, … he has preserved our lives and kept our feet from slipping. For you, O God, tested us; you refined us like silver. You brought us info prison and laid burdens on our backs. You let men ride over our heads; we went through fire and water, but you brought us to a place of abundance. *… and brought his people safely out from Egypt, loaded with silver and gold; there were no sick and feeble folk among them then._

When Joseph’s dreams of the great future that God has in store for him were filling his heart, he never envisaged that his brothers would strip him of his coat, put him in a pit and sell him off to strangers. He never envisaged that Potiphar’s wife would not only tempt him, conspire against him to bring him down. But what Joseph didn’t know was that without going through all these things, his great dreams might never have come to pass. God’s plans for your life and where He is taking you to may not be an expected process, but it will be an expected end Jer. 29:11. Do not be distracted. Do not focus on the affliction, focus on God and the abundance that He is going to bring into your life. Things are not just happening to you, all things are working out together to your good, Rom. 8:28. God loves you and you will fulfil His plan and purpose for your life.

The Bible says, “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which or not seen are eternal”, 2Cor. 4:17-18. That affliction may not be easy but it is preparing you for a new level of God’s glory. Later you will compare the affliction you are facing with the glory of God in your Iife and you will see that it was light or little and it was worth it. After all the affliction in Egypt, God brought the Israelites out with great abundance. You are coming out better.

Prayer Focus:
Thank God for the great abundance that He is bringing into your life. Receive His grace to hold on and endure.

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