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[10/12, 4:35 AM] 919063: 🌲🌷 *OPEN HEAVENS* 🌷🌲
*DAILY DEVOTIONAL*
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_DATE: SATURDAY 12TH OCTOBER, 2019_

*THEME: FOUNDATIONAL PROBLEMS.*

*MEMORISE:*
So Solomon thrust out Abiathar from being priest unto the LORD; that he might fulfil the word of the LORD, which he spake concerning the house of Eli in Shiloh.
1 Kings 2:27

*Bible Reading: 2 Kings 2:19-22*
19 And the men of the city said unto Elisha, Behold, I pray thee, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord seeth: but the water is naught, and the ground barren.

20 And he said, Bring me a new cruse, and put salt therein. And they brought it to him.

21 And he went forth unto the spring of the waters, and cast the salt in there, and said, Thus saith the LORD, I have healed these waters; there shall not be from thence any more death or barren land.

22 So the waters were healed unto this day, according to the saying of Elisha which he spake.

*MESSAGE:*
There are foundational problems which have the capacity of hindering the progress of a person’s life. Some people ignorantly struggle with such problems and are unable to overcome them until they die. This will not be your portion in Jesus’ Name. the story in today’s Bible reading is a good illustration of foundational problems and their consequences. The men of the city of Jericho confessed to Elisha that the situation of their city was pleasant, but its water was bad and its ground barren (2 Kings 2:19). Jericho’s problems started when Joshua cursed it after its fall (Joshua 6:26). However, God divinely intervened through Elisha, His prophet, and life was restored to it. Are you a victim of foundational problems? I decree that an end has come to those problems today in Jesus’ Name. another example of foundational problem is seen in the case of Abiathar, who was a descendant of Eli. He was stripped of his priestly office because of the sin he knew nothing about. Narrating his plight, 1 Kings 2:27 says:

“So Solomon thrust out Abiathar from being priest unto the LORD; that he might fulfil the word of the LORD, which he spake concerning the house of Eli in Shiloh.”

As a result of errors made by Abiathar’s ancestors, Solomon removed him from being a priest and sent him on forced retirement to his home town on Anathoth.

The story was told of a slave woman who was maltreated during her pregnancy by the freeborn women of the household. After she was delivered of her child, these women lied to her that she must not eat food seasoned with salt for a certain period of time. Although she sensed it was a gang-up to further maltreat her, she agreed not to eat salted food for the stipulated period. She however pronounced a curse that from that time forward, every woman newly delivered of a child in that household would also not eat salted food for a stipulated amount of time, otherwise such a woman would lose her child. The freeborn woman took her words lightly, thinking it was a joke. Some of them were delivered of their children and went ahead to eat meals with salt, only for their children to die the following day. From then on, no woman who married into that household could eat salt after having children until a certain amount of time passed. They automatically became victims of a foundational problem. However, when one of such women became born again, the power of the Blood of Jesus Christ destroyed the yoke of this curse and she was able to eat slated food after delivering their children without and evil consequences. This is what Jesus Christ can do for whoever believes in His Name. if you will believe today, you will no longer be a victim of foundational problems,

*ACTIONPOINT:*
Apply Colossians 2:14 to break the hold of every foundational problem in your household.

*BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:*
1 Chronicle 28-29
Revelation 7

*AUTHOR:*
PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

*HYMN 4: HAVE YOU BEEN TO JESUS FOR THE CLEANSING POWER.*
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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[10/12, 4:35 AM] 919063: Today’s SOD – 2019-10-12
TOPIC: WHAT IS YOUR TESTIMONY ON EARTH?

SCRIPTURE: Let your light so shine before men,”that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matthew 5″:16.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Your testimony on earth is crucial to your destination at the end

Today,”our study is in the form of a question, ‘What is your testimony on earth’? Life is accompanied and evidenced by testimonies. Concerning Samuel for instance, the Bible says”:

Samuel said… Whose ox have I taken? Whose donkey have I taken? Whom have I cheated? Whom have I oppressed? From whose hand have I accepted a bribe to make me shut my eyes? … “You have not cheated or oppressed us,”” they replied. “You have not taken anything from anyone’s hand”.1 Samuel 12″: 3-4. (NIV)

Incredible! What a testimony!

Beloved,”what God says about you and what men say about you are significant to your life and destiny in time and in eternity. Your testimony on earth is crucial to your destination at the end. As a boss, how do you treat people? As a husband, how do you treat your wife? As a wife, how do you treat your husband? As a public office holder or a CEO of a company, how do you treat the people who work for you? Do you deprive them of their salaries and entitlements; do you divert their allowances to your pocket? As an employee, do you do a shabby or mediocre work because you think it is not your private business? Madam, how do you treat your house girl or house boy? Is he or she an object of hate or you care for them the same way you care for your children? 

The truth is, if the people around you do not think you are a  Christian, then, you are not. Be good to people; sow the seed of good deeds in the lives of people, and you will reap the harvest of it in time and in eternity. 

REMEMBER THIS”: Your testimony on earth is crucial to your destination at the end. 

ASSIGNMENT: (S)

1. Be conscious and cautious of how you treat people in life.

2. Make up your mind to maintain a positive testimony before God and men.

3. You may not be able to please everybody but ensure your conscience is clear and clean as regards how you deal with people. 

 

PRAYER: Lord,”I ask for Your mercy wherever I might have treated people wrongly in time past. I receive the grace to be fair, unbiased and just in my relationship with the people who come in contact with me Lord, in Jesus’ Name.

QUOTE”: Who you are looking at may be who you are looking for; treat people well equally. Culled from 365 Wisdom Capsules by Dr Paul Enenche

AMAZING FACT: Koalas have finger prints like humans; they are the only animals except the primates (apes and humans) who have finger prints.

DAILY READING: Jer. 19: 1 to 21: 14,”1Thes 5″: 4 to 28,”Ps. 82″: 1 to 8,”Prov. 25″:9 to 10

For further Understanding,”get this message”: What will you do?

DON’T FORGET TO ATTEND: The Anointing Service tomorrow in any of the 3 services (6:00am,”8″:00am and 10:00am) at the Glory Dome. Invite your friends and loved ones. God bless you as you come.

PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Receive the grace to walk like the Master in dealing with people in Jesus’ Name.

 

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[10/12, 4:35 AM] 919063: Take ‘the people of war with you’

Saturday 12th October 2019

‘Take all the people of war with you.’ Joshua 8:1 NKJV

When you’re under spiritual attack, you need to surround yourself with ‘the people of war’. They are experienced in spiritual warfare and know how to deal with the enemy. They have proven strategies for victory and a tenacious faith that rises up and says, ‘If God be for us, who can be against us’ (Romans 8:31 NKJV)? The truth is, the people of war are the people of the Word. They know how to take the sword of the spirit, which is the Word of God, and use it to defeat the enemy (see Ephesians 6:17). They’re not hesitant about marching into the enemy’s camp and taking back everything he has stolen from them (see 1 Samuel 30:8).

Anybody can stand with you in the good times, but when you find somebody who can stand with you in the bad times, treasure them and build a relationship with them. The Bible says, ‘A brother is born for adversity’ (Proverbs 17:17 NKJV). Did you get that? They’re born for battle! They’re not just strong in faith, they’re strong infight. And you won’t necessarily find these people in pulpits and choir lofts; they blow no trumpets, wave no banners and demand no applause. But they know how to boldly approach the throne of grace and claim the promises of God (see Hebrews 4:16). After Joshua conquered Jericho, God said to him, ‘Take all the people of war with you, and arise, go up to Ai. See, I have given into your hand the king…his people…his city, and his land’ (Joshua 8:1 NKJV).

So if you’re in a battle today, take ‘the people of war with you’.

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