Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. Romans 4:20,21

THOUGHT OF THE DAY : Every step of faith is a step towards victory and joy.

LISTEN : A woman got married when she was seventeen, but was still childless at her forthieth birthday (23 years after). When her loved ones and well wishers came to celebrate with her, they requested that she made a speech as the celebrant. Contrary to expectations of her guests, she stood up with tears in her eyes and said, “Thank you all for coming to celebrate with me. But I must say that, life is unfair to me. All these years I have had countless heartbreak, humiliation, gossip, mockery, etc. Once again, I must say that life is unfair to me.” One of the quests, a Christian woman went to her and consoled her with these words. “My dear, I was once like you. I thought God had forsaken me. But His word gave me hope. I refused to give up on life. Today, I am a joyful mother of five. So, be strong and walk in faith.” Similarly, we tend to worry and grow weak in faith when our expectations fail. But faith keeps hope alive. When Abraham was waiting for the child of promise (Isaac), truly, it looks like waiting for an eternity, yet, he had to wait for him patiently. Not minding his age and that of his wife as at then; he still believes that God is faithful to His word. The Bible says, He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.” (Romans 4:20,21). Abraham was not moved by his condition, but strengthened by the power of faith. My dear, faith will keep you focused and believing when the road is “rough and narrow.” Yes, a person of faith never stops believing what God has promised. (Romans 4:20 ; Luke 1:37). So, be strong and walk in faith and you will walk into victory and freedom. Be wise!

Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Grow your faith in God and you will not be a victim of Satan’s manipulation.
2. No matter what, do not waver at the promises of God in unbelief, instead, be strong in faith.
3. Learn to give glory to God in all situations and be positive minded.
4. Determine to overcome spirit of impatience and learn to wait patiently for God.

Prayer : Almighty God! I thank You for Your word today. Help me to walk and continue to walk in faith, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.

Reflection : He who is not moved by circumstances around him or her, will be propelled to victory by the power of faith.

Quote : “Staggering at the promises of God in unbelief is a sure way to forfeit your blessings and ends in misery.”

Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name! I confess that my faith is in God. Therefore, no matter the situation, I will put my trust in Him, amen!

Biblical Fact : Did you know figuratively speaking, Jesus Christ is referred to as the second Adam in the Bible? (1 Corinthians 15:21-22).

Today In History : June 23, 1894 The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne, Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin.

Stunning Fact : Did you know a 1/4 of your bones are in your feet?

A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. Today I speak on your life. May your faith in God not fail. May the Lord strengthen you and keep you from falling, in Jesus’ name, amen.



Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Bible Verse : Therefore watch, for you do not know either the day or the hour in which the Son of man comes. Mathew 25:13

LISTEN: Behold he comes! Hope, you are wondering who is coming, right? Our Lord Jesus Christ is the one we (the saints) are expecting to come for his people. My dear, watch for the return of Christ to the world. The second coming of Jesus Christ to the world will shock the people of the earth. His coming will be a mixture of joy and sorrow. Joy to God’s children, and sorrow to the unfaithful and wicked (Daniel 12:1,2). His second coming will break the hearts of many, but put smiles on the faces of those who faithfully served God. Beloved, Jesus Christ will certainly return to judge the wicked world (Acts 17:30,31). He will judge the world in righteousness. Those who received Him would not be condemned, but those who reject Him are condemned already. Beloved, are you prepared for His return? Do you know that He will come to the world unannounced? Our verse of the day says, “Therefore watch, for you do not know either the day or the hour in which the Son of man comes.”(Mathew 25:13). Friend, our duty is to watch and wait for His return. So, be careful how you live because you might miss his coming due to reckless lifestyles. Be wise!

Prayer : Everlasting Father, I believe in the second coming of Christ Jesus. Therefore, I would live wisely, amen.

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