Monday, October 21, 2019
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : God is faithful, by whom you were called into fellowship with his son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 Corinthians 1:9
LISTEN : Are you truly in fellowship with Christ Jesus? Is your relationship with Him warm and glorious? Every believer in Christ Jesus is called into fellowship with Him. God called us to be joined to His Son Jesus Christ to fulfill His eternal plans. God who called us to this purpose is dependable. He chooses us to become intimately associated with His begotten Son Jesus Christ, whom He enthroned as the Lord of all. (Philippians 2:9-11). My dear, God called us into everlasting fellowship with His Son. That is, He wants us to partake in His grace, and to be heirs of glory with Him. He wants us to enjoy communion with Him in private and public exercises of faith as an evidence of being in Him. Friend, as a child of God, it’s not enough to be part of the church of Christ, you must be in union with Jesus Christ and join Him to fulfill His eternal purpose in the world. We should grow in His knowledge, share in His suffering and give up ourselves completely to His will. Surely, those who truly value their fellowship with Jesus Christ will God preserved and presented to Him faultless; and ultimately have everlasting life. (Hebrews 3:14). My dear, are you with Jesus or against Him? Are you joined to Him or separated from Him? Don’t forget that, to be against Christ is to be in support of Satan; and to be joined to Satan is to be eternally separated from God. Thankfully, fellowship with Christ is open to everyone who is hungry to know God. Beloved, rise today and embrace Christ. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Embrace Jesus Christ and grow in the knowledge of God and in fellowship with the Holy Spirit.
2. Determine to know Jesus Christ and share in His suffering and spreading of the gospel.
3. Reject Satan and what he has to offer and be joined to Jesus Christ and be saved.
4. Never delay your return to God. Instead, come back to Him today.
Prayer : Heavenly Father, I thank you for choosing me to fellowship with your son Jesus Christ. Help me to be perfectly joined to Him as long as I live, amen.
Reflection : He who is united to Christ is one with God.
Quote : “Hunger for God produces fellowship with Him. For he who is hungry for God can never neglects to fellowship with Him.”
Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I acknowledged that God called us into fellowship with his son Jesus Christ. Therefore, I will fellowship with Him as long as I live, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know the rain that brought the flood in the days of Noah fell forty days and forty nights? (Genesis 7:12).
Today In History : October 21, 1917 The first U.S. troops enter the front lines at Sommerviller under French command.
Stunning Fact : Did you know Scotland has the most redheads?
A Word Of Blessing : It’s well with you. May God strengthen and guide you to fellowship with His son Jesus Christ. May He bless you abundantly, in Jesus’ name, amen.
TOPIC : YOU ARE VERY DEAR TO GOD
Monday, October 21, 2019
Bible Verse : And today the LORD has declared you to be his special people as he already promised you so you may keep all his commandments. Deuteronomy 26:18
LISTEN : My dear, do you know you’re very dear to God? Yes! God loves you because you’re a member of His family. You’re a partaker of His covenant with Abraham. The Israelites became a special people to God by way of God’s covenant with Abraham. (Galatians 3:7). In the same way, we believers in Christ Jesus have been made a special people through the covenant blood of Jesus Christ, and we’re now seeds of Abraham. Therefore, never allow anyone or anything to make you feel less of yourself. No matter the circumstance, believe that you are what God says you are. Satan wants you to believe the opposite of God’s good plans for your life. He wants you to doubt God’s promises and ability to provide for you. He wants you to believe that you are rejected and forsaken (Psalms 27:10). He wants you to believe that all hope is lost, and your life is worthless. (Psalms 27:14 ; Psalms 130:5). He wants you to believe that your condition has no solution. He wants you to be depressed and die worrying. My dear, be strong and courageous and declare to yourself that you’re very dear to God. The devil knows it, that is why he wants to deceive you. Therefore, you must resist him. You’re dear to God, therefore, God will give you a special treat. Jesus Christ has made you special, and the devil can’t destroy you. (1 John 4:4). Henceforth, remember that you’re dear to God. Be wise!
Prayer : Everlasting Father, your word is true, and your promises are sure. Help me to truly rely on your words at all times, in Jesus‘ name, amen.