Monday, September 14, 2020
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : He who overcomes, I will give him these things. I will be his God, and he will be my son. Revelations 21:7
Thought Of The Day : The Christian faith is a battle; but it’s a fight of faith with great rewards.
LISTEN : God honours overcomers. He honours those who through their faith in Christ overcomes trials and the world. My dear, those who suffer for Christ will wear the crown of life. Cross precedes crown, just as pain precedes gain. As a matter of fact, the head will not wear the crown of life if the body refuses to first carry the cross of Christ. The Christian faith is a battle; it is a fight of faith for great reward. It’s either you fight and overcome, or you fear and be subdued by the enemy. My dear, do you want to experience God in your life? Then, you must fight the fight of faith. You must be ready to overcome the world of sin and trials. God reserves His blessings for those who overcome trials, sin and everything the world throws at them. God wants to give you eternal life. He wants you to experience a life of endless bliss after your struggle in this life. However, He will not give eternal life to you by way of sympathy, but by winning the fight of faith. You must overcome to be able to receive it. You must be prepared to defend what Jesus died for. He is the author and finisher of our faith. Therefore, for us to reach the end of our life and Christian journey successfully, our eyes must be fixed on Him (Hebrews 12:2). No matter the trials or circumstances of your life, you should hold onto your faith from start to finish. Surely, if you suffer with Christ you will reign with Him in eternity. Beloved, there are better days ahead of us. The Bible says, “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”(Revelations 21:4). Isn’t that interesting? Won’t you love to enjoy eternal life? Jesus died to free you from endless woes. So, never give up on the fight of faith until you see the crown of life on your head. Remember, Be wise!
What Should You Do With This Message?
1. Receive Jesus Christ into your life and be saved from God’s wrath.
2. Resist the devil and fight the fight of faith till the end of your life.
3. Acknowledge your sin today and be reconciled to God without delay.
4. Have a sober reflection of the death of Jesus Christ on the cross and be reconciled to God.
Faith Confession : Today, I confess that Jesus Christ is the Son of the living God. He died to save and bless me. Therefore, I will not take His death for granted, amen.
Prayer : Almighty God, all powers in heaven, earth and beneath the earth belong to you. Your faithfulness is forever. Therefore, I will follow you for the rest of my life, in Jesus’ name, amen.
A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. Today I speak on your life, as you live daily, may God lead you through the paths of righteousness and eternal life, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection: Fight the fight of faith and overcome, or fear like the ungodly and be subdued by the enemy.
Quote : “Cross precedes crown, just as pain precedes gain. But the head will not wear the crown of life if the body refuses to first carry the cross of Christ.”
Biblical Fact: Did you know murmuring against God brings His judgement on people? (1 Corinthians 10:10).
Today In History : September 14, 1949 India’s Constituent Assembly adopts Hindi as an official language. Celebrated today as Hindi Day.
Stunning Fact : Did you know the study of insects is called entomology?
Bible Quiz : Why is Isaac so special from other children of Abraham…………?
God bless you!