Thursday, August 20, 2020

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. Revelation 3:20

THOUGHT OF THE DAY : He who refuses to let Jesus Christ into his life, will watch the devil walk into his life uninvited.

LISTEN : The meaning of life is in knowing God. When there is no knowledge of God there is no real life in you. Friend, God is the source of our existence; hence, to exist without Him is to be empty of real life. My dear, let Jesus Christ into your life for we have no life without Him. A Christian woman asks her son this question, “Son, if Jesus Christ practically comes knocking on your door now, what will you do?” Her son replied, “Mother, I will gladly open my door to Him and leave it open even after He has gone.” My dear, in the same way, you should gladly receive Jesus into your heart. Your heart is the doorway to your life. This is why the Bible is concerned about the state of our hearts. What happens in your heart can affect your life positively or negatively. We should be conscious of what goes on in our hearts. The Bible says, “Keep your heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” (Proverbs 4:23). My dear, Jesus Christ is standing and knocking at the door of your heart. But one thing is certain, He is not going to stand and knock forever. Either you open your heart now and receive Him, or harden your heart and reject His words and perish later on. Never forget that anyone who cannot hear the voice of God and open his or her heart to Him has chosen to perish. Beloved, open your heart to God. He wants to come into your life and abide with you. He wants to bless you both in this life and eternity. So, do not delay anymore, rather say yes to Him today and live. Be wise!

What Should You Do With This Message?
1. Never harden your heart to Jesus Christ, rather let Him into your heart right now.
2. Guard your heart with all diligence and eschew evil at all costs.
3. Take pleasure in the word of God and know that God is waiting for you to let Him in.
4. Remember that Jesus Christ will not plead with you forever, and that His grace will soon be over.

Prayer : Dear LORD, I thank You for Your Son Jesus Christ. Help me to accept Him today as my Lord and Saviour, amen.

Reflection : He who chooses to reject Jesus Christ has chosen to hurt his or her own soul.

Quote: To exist without God is to be empty of real life; and to be empty of life is to be doomed forever.”

Faith Confession : Today, I confess that Jesus Christ is knocking at the door of our hearts through the word of God. Therefore, I will hear and obey Him, amen.

Biblical Fact : Did you know Gehazi out of greed, brought leprosy upon himself and his generations? (2Kings 5 :20-27)

Today In History : August 20, 1955 Hundreds killed in anti-French rioting in Morocco and Algeria.

Stunning Fact : Did you know there are no rivers in Saudi Arabia?

A Word Of Blessing : Today, I speak on your life. May the Lord bless you and open your heart to the message of truth and salvation, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Bible Quiz : How many years was Abraham when he was circumcised………..?

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