Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : Although a righteous person may fall seven times, he gets up again, but the wicked will be brought down by calamity. Proverbs 24:16.

Thought Of The Day : You will rise if you fall when God is on your side and your faith in Him is unwavering.

LISTEN : Beloved, you can rise if you fall. It is impossible to be defeated when you fly in the wings of righteousness and faith. No matter what hits you, you can’t remain down and miserable. You may be down now for whatever reasons, but you can be up again on your feet if you put your trust in God. Faith in God lifts people from the dungeon and places them in the palace. Yes, no matter the pressures in your life, if you trust in God you can’t be pressed beyond remedy. In life, anyone can fall, but not everyone can be down perminently. A fall could be trials, troubles, problems, crisis, misery and the like. But a fall is just a stage in life and not the destination of the righteous. God is with the righteous. He is always with those who love Him (Isaiah 43:1-2) His presence is with those who are bought by the blood of Jesus Christ through faith. When they fall, they shall rise again. They shall rise again because the Almighty hand of God will help them up. They are too rooted in faith to remain down after a fall; because they are not ignorant of the words of God (John 8:32). When the devil makes them think they can’t come out of their troubles, the word of God gives them assurance of divine intervention. My dear, it is not possible for you to fall and not rise again if you are faithfully walking with God. Beloved, I see you rising from that fall. You’re rising from your financial crisis, academic and career failure, family conflict, marital and relationships crisis, in Jesus’ name. My dear, determine to rise if you fall. No one will remember how many times you fell if you’re not down after the fall. So, no matter the fall, get up and keep going. Remember, God is able to make you rise when you fall. Be wise!

What Should You Do With This Message?

1. Don’t be discouraged when you fall, rather determine to rise.
2. Always remind yourself that, trouble is just a stage in your life and not your destination.
3. When it appears like you’re not going to overcome your troubles, be strong and act in faith.
4. No matter the crisis in your life don’t give up; rather determine to overcome your fears.

Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I confess that, God helps His people to rise when they fall. Therefore, I will rise when I fall, amen!

Prayer : Everlasting God, I thank you because you’re with me always. Keep me from temptations, in Jesus’ name, amen!

A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. Today, I speak on your life. You will not be defeated by evil. Henceforth, receive help to rise when you fall, in Jesus’ name, amen!

Reflection : Faith in God lifts people from the dungeon to the palace; fear takes people from the palace to the dungeon.

Quote : “Faith makes you resilient, for no matter what hits you, you can’t remain down and miserable.”

Biblical Fact : Did you know the shortest verse in the Bible is ‘Jesus wept’? (John 11:35).

Today In History : September 15, 1853 First US woman ordained a minister, Antoinette Blackwell

Stunning Fact : Did you know England’s first great industry was wool?

Bible quiz : Who did the Bible refer to as ‘a might hunter?”

God bless you!

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