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[7/6, 5:30 AM] 919063: 🌲🌷 *OPEN HEAVENS* 🌷🌲
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_DATE: SATURDAY 6TH JULY 2019_

*THEME: GIVE, GIVE & GIVE AGAIN.*

*MEMORISE:*
Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
-Luke 6:38

*Bible Reading: Proverbs 3:27-28*
27 Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.

28 Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee.

*MESSAGE:*
These days, many children of God do not pay attention to giving. For many, their experience with false prophets has made them averse to giving, while some are now tired of giving because they have been ignorantly sowing on infertile ground and have not reaped their expected harvest. Have you chosen not to give for one reason or the order? Whatever the reason may be, your experience does not change the validity of God’s word. If the word of God is not working for you, you must have gotten something wrong somewhere. Examine you past actions on giving and make appropriate adjustments where required. The question is, how much and how often should you give?

According to Proverbs 3:27-28, we are to help anyone who is in need, just as Jesus taught in the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:29-37). When I was in kindergarten, my teacher taught us a song which says “whosoever you have the power to help is your neighbor; so help him or her”. Furthermore, this scripture teaches that we should not postpone the good deeds of today till tomorrow. Tomorrow might be too late! The story was told of a man who delayed to help his younger brother get the medical treatment he needed. When he later made up his mind to help, he took the money to the hospital, only to meet his brother’s lifeless body on the way to the mortuary! His help was late. In other words, giving is time-bound. Esau is another example of someone who gave belatedly. By the time he brought his father the meal, needed to procure his blessing, someone else had carted the blessing away already. We must be quick to respond to calls to give, especially when it comes to projects that have to do with God’s kingdom. Another lesson we should learn from our Bible text is that for as long as you still have anything to give, you must not stop giving. God id telling us today to give, give and give again. The good thing about giving is that the giver can never lack something to give. Proverbs 11:24 says:

“There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.”

Beloved, give, give and give again, because you will be adequately rewarded.

*ACTION POINT:*
Reach out to missionaries in the fields, find out their needs and give what you can to help the spread of Christ’s gospel.

*BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:*
Deuteronomy 18-20
Ezekiel 12:7-20

*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*
[7/6, 6:09 AM] 919063: Understanding your desires (1)

Saturday 6th July 2019

‘He shall give you the desires of your heart.’ Psalm 37:4 NKJV

Your capacity to desire certain things is a gift from God; it’s a powerful motivator. Picture two children taking swimming lessons. One does it because he watched the Olympic Games and wants to win a gold medal when he grows up. The other takes lessons because his dad said he had to. Which child do you think is likely to make it to the Olympics?

In Genesis we read: ‘Jacob served seven [more] years to get Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her’ (Genesis 29:20 NIV). What kind of person would see seven years’ hard work as a mere few days? Someone working towards his or her dream! Jesus told the story of a man with a ‘got-to-have-it’ desire. When he discovered treasure buried in a field, he ‘went and sold all he had and bought that field’ (Matthew 13:44 NIV). Similarly, the people who listened to Jesus were so drawn to his peace, courage and wisdom that they thought, ‘I must have what he has.’

Do our desires sometimes lead us astray? For sure! In order to be able to trust them, you must do two things: (1) Desire a relationship with God above all else. ‘Delight yourself also in the Lord, and he shall give you the desires of your heart’ (Psalm 37:4 NKJV). (2) Make sure your desires are in harmony with his will. ‘I delight to do your will, O my God, and your law is within my heart’ (Psalm 40:8 NKJV). When you centre your life around God and his Word, you can trust ‘the desires of your heart’. And God will give them to you!

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[7/6, 6:12 AM] 919063: Daily Bible Inspirations
Some One Hears
by Margaret Michel

Out of my distress, I called on the LORD. The LORD answered me with freedom.

Psalm 118:5
As I look back, I realize that the naiveté of my childhood was peppered with distress calls.

The calls were not my own; they came from the adults in my life. Their concerns weren’t shared with us children, but we knew that as the atmosphere became more dense with concern, we would soon be gathered together for prayer, followed by a noticeable drop in the emotional pressure around us.

The gatherings were predictably coupled, for without fail we would again be herded together for a second meeting: this time for thanksgiving and praise. Levity and freedom replaced the earlier oppressive bounds. Once sullen faces now radiated with relief and joy.

My young mind absorbed the contrasting scenes. I had no clue what the causes of the adults’ distresses were, but the repeated pairings cemented in my mind that the One they called upon in the grip of their anguish both heard and answered their prayers.

That is how I began a trust journey that has continued into adulthood. Cycles of distress, call for help, and praiseworthy freedom developed the realization that my “go-to” God had impeccable “how-to” in hearing and freeing me from problems of any kind.

You, too, can enjoy freedom in God!

Pray

God,
Grant me freedom.
Grant assurance that when I call, You both hear and answer.
Help me recognize and give thanks for Your answer.
In Christ’s name I pray, Amen.

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[7/6, 6:16 AM] 919063: Today’s SOD – 2019-07-06
TOPIC: THE WORD, OUR INHERITANCE REVEALED

SCRIPTURE: And now,”brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified. Acts 20″:32

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The Word of God is the Container of the Will of God.

In our quest to explore how the Word of God blesses a person,”we saw, previously, that the Word of God imparts faith and faith attracts the Blessing of God.

Today, we are looking at the fact that the Word of God reveals our inheritance in God.

The Word of God reveals our inheritance in God, and revelation precedes possession.

Our anchor Scripture confirms that the Word of God is pregnant with our inheritance; Paul was saying, I encourage you to connect with the Word because inside the Word is the detail of your blessing, your inheritance in God (Acts 20″:32 Paraphrased). 

Beloved,”if you want to know what God has blessed you with, if you want to know the inheritance that is yours, it is located in the Word of God. So, the Word of God is the container of the Will of God; it is the container of the plan and blessing of God for His people.

When the Bible talks about being joint-heirs with Christ (Romans 8″:17),”it confirms that God has allocated inheritances for His sons to inherit and every one of us are joint-heirs with Christ; so the manifestations that Christ experienced is a confirmation of what we are expected to experience.

The truth is, once the Will of God is revealed to you, it can belong to you (Deuteronomy 29″:29).

Remember this: The Word of God is the container of the Will of God.

ASSIGNMENTS:

1. Make demands on God for the revelation of His Word to You.

2. Locate Your inheritance in the scripture,”pray, war and work towards its manifestation.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE”: BLESSED BY THE WORD

PRAYER: Lord,”open my eyes to my inheritance in Your Will. I receive what is mine Lord, in Jesus’ Name.

DAILY BIBLE READING”: 1 Chronicles 2:18 to 4:4,”Acts 24″:1 to 27,”Psalm 4″:1 to 8,”Proverbs 18″:16 to 18

QUOTE: Revelation is the secret of elevation. Culled from 30 SECRETS TO THE TOP by Dr Paul Enenche.

AMAZING FACT: Coconut water can be used (in emergencies) as a substitute for blood plasma.

DON’T FORGET TO ATTEND: The Sunday Service by 9 am tomorrow at the Glory Dome,”the lord’s garden, airport Road, Abuja. Endeavour to come to Church with your friends and loved ones. God bless you.

PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD”: Your eyes shall be opened in this season to see every detail of your inheritance in God in Jesus’ Name.
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