Sunday, July 12, 2020
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : I will call on the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from my enemies 2 Samuel 22: 4
THOUGHT OF THE DAY : Prayer of faith is the key that unlocks the treasure house of God.
LISTEN : He who must pray must pray in faith. Prayer is a waste of time and effort when it is done without faith. When prayer is empty of faith, it is equally empty of results. Lack of faith frustrates efforts made toward prayer. My dear, you have not yet prayed until you have prayed in faith. Yes, faith is one act that God cannot ignore. Prayer of faith is the key that unlocks the treasure house of God. For prayer to work, you must be confident that God is able to do all things and He is too faithful to fail. Unwavering faith in God is what brings answers to prayers. As a matter of fact, faith in God makes you to accept the will of God in every prayer. If God refuses to give what you asked for, faith makes you see such denial as a gift, because God is omniscient (all knowing). Beloved, do you pray in faith? Do you know that, he who prays without faith will receive nothing from God. The Bible says, “But he must ask in faith without doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed around by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord.” (James 1:6,7) ). My dear, God rewards faith. Hence, prayer done in faith can never be ignored. God wants us to pray so that we can both receive what we asked for, and what He wants us to know. Many things are hidden from our eyes, and until we pray in faith they cannot be revealed. The Bible says, “Call to me and I will answer you, and will show you great and hidden things, which you do not know.” (Jer 33:3). So, work on your faith by feeding on God’s word (Romans 10:17), and pray in faith for results. Be wise!
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO WITH THIS MESSAGE?
1. Always pray in faith and know that prayer works.
2. Pray and trust God with your problems and worry no more about them.
3. Ask God to reveal what you need to know about your life and destiny.
4. Never give up on prayer, rather pray until you receive.
Prayer : Everlasting Father, I thank You because You answer prayers. Help me to pray in faith until I receive my heart desires, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : Prayer of faith may experience delays, but cannot be ignored.
Quote : “He who must pray must pray in faith. For prayer of faith is the key that unlocks the treasure house of God.”
Faith Confession : Today, I confess that God answers prayer. Therefore, I will pray to Him by faith until I receive, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know Seth is the third son of Adam and Eve? (Genesis 4:25).
Today In History : July 12, 1957 The U.S. surgeon general, Leroy E. Burney, reports that there is a direct link between smoking and lung cancer.
Stunning Fact : Did you know Sir Isaac Newton was 23 when he discovered the law of gravity?
A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. Today I speak on your life. May you grow spiritually. May your prayer life and faith grow and overcome your fears and weaknesses, in Jesus’ name, amen
TOPIC : KINGDOM WORKERS
Sunday, July 12, 2020
Bible Verse : And he saith unto them follow me and I will make you fishers of men Matt 4:19
LISTEN : Those who truly follow Christ Jesus do not end up as a failure, but as world changers. As Jesus Christ begins His earthly ministry immediately He ended his forty days fast in the wilderness. He encountered two brothers at the sea of Galilee, Simon called Peter and Andrew his brother as they were doing their normal fishing business, for they were fishermen. He said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men” (v.19). Beloved, Jesus called them so He could train them in winning souls to the kingdom of God. Upon hearing Him, they left all and followed Him. Jesus transformed them into useful instruments for the kingdom of God. He made them both earthly and heavenly useful. Jesus made their relevance go beyond this life. He eternalised it. He changed them from mere fishermen to soul winners. They became world changers. My dear, following Christ is not a waste of time. A walk with Jesus Christ is a walk with destiny, but walking alone makes life bitter in the end. So, determine to follow Him and your reward awaits you at His coming. (Hebrews 6:10). Be wise!
Prayer : Dear LORD, I thank you for Your words today. Help me to follow You daily and be transformed, amen!