Thursday, September 24, 2020

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me? Psalms 118:6

Thought Of The Day : The presence of God is the devil’s frustration and a big threat to his kingdom.

LISTEN : “Relax, there is nothing to fear!” Says a man to his son. His son replied, “Dad, what do you mean?” “Because God is with us always, we have nothing to fear.” replied the father. My dear, fear is a natural response to danger. But faith is developed by hearing the word of God and walking in line with it. When fear comes, the only thing that can truly arrest it is faith in God. Faith in God grows our courage and confidence where darkness and hopelessness abound. Beloved, you can prevail over situations when God is on your side. When you walk with God fear will disappear. God is Light and light drives away darkness. In the same way, faith drives away fear. Your walk with God will cast away your fears. David said, “The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do to me” (Psalms 118:6). Faith in God gives courage and confidence. When God is with you, no matter what is against you, you will surely prevail. You can’t be crushed or terrified by pestilence or wickedness of men. In a wicked and sin-ridden society, people tend to live in fear as life seems so scary because there are threats to human life. Yet, he who fears the LORD can’t live in fear of men. For he who is already buried inside Christ Jesus, no power can turn him or her into a prey. My dear, when you anchor your hope in God your faith will swallow your fears. David said,“When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.Though an host should camp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.” (Psalms 27:2-3). Brethren, let’s put our trust in God and stop being afraid. When we fear God we’ll have no need to be scared of anything or anyone, for the presence of God is the devil’s frustration and a big threat to his kingdom. Be wise!

What Should You Do With This Message?
1. Be strong and courageous and rise in faith to overcome your fears.
2. Walk with God and surrender your concerns to Him.
3. When you are afraid, determine to trust in the living God.
4. Fear God and you will not have reasons to be afraid of anything.

Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I confess that I belong to God. Therefore, I will not be afraid of evil. I am more than a conqueror, amen!

Prayer : Dear Lord, You are my defence and refuge in time of trouble. Therefore, help me to trust in You for the rest of my life, amen!

A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. May God help you to conquer your fears and trials, in Jesus’ name, amen

Reflection : You are safe with God. For when God sides with you everything in opposition becomes apprehensive.

Quote : “Kill your fears. He who fears everything expresses lack of faith in God. For faith arrests fear through the power of God.”

Biblical Fact: Did you know Jacob married two sisters, Leah and Rachel? (Genesis 29:15-28).

Today In History : September 24, 1948 The Honda Motor Company is founded.

Stunning Fact : Did you know when you gain or lose weight, your fat cells don’t disappear – they just change their size?

Bible Quiz : Who was the first christian martyr to die for his faith in Christ.

God bless you!

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