Sunday, October 25, 2020

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : … but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits. Daniel 11:32

Thought of The Day : Those who know God are not scared of Satan’s threat, but are battle ready to the glory of God.

LISTEN : God is not looking for strong people, He is looking for the weak to personally make them strong. The weak are made strong by faith and the knowledge of God. However, those who choose to be mediocres are not prepared to walk with God. Yes, no one can go anywhere with God with a chicken heart. God is powerful, and we, His children are clothed with same nature. However, it is difficult to operate on the frequency of divine power without a quality relationship with God. You can’t be strong in God until you are acquainted with Him. How much you know God will determine how far you’re prepared to go for or with Him. Those who know God less are usually frustrated and powerless in the face of confrontation, trials, persecution and the like. They’re strangers to the power of God. My dear, the pressure we children of God go through in the world will either result in staying dedicated to God, or renouncing Him. Those who are not strong and committed will renounce God when the going gets tough. The truth is, no person can stand pressure in the name of God when he or she is chicken-hearted. We need to be determine and dogged to be the kind of people God wants us to be for His kingdom. My dear, you’re to be on fire for God. What does it mean to be on fire for God? It means to sustain one’s commitment and dedication to God (Daniel 3:16-18); to keep burning the incense of prayer; to do exploits for God and to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ with passion (see Acts 8:1-8,40). But what creates the atmosphere of being on fire for God? The atmosphere for being on fire for God is created through love and fear of God; spiritual knowledge; self-discipline; right association, etc. My dear, God wants you to be on fire for Him. So, strive to catch this fire now and always; for this is the time to offer your best to God. Beloved, when you’re on fire for God you can’t stop burning for Him. So, stop being cold and inactive and begin to do exploits for the kingdom of God. Be wise!

What Should We Do With This Message
1. Determine to dedicate yourself to God as long as you live.
2. Create atmosphere for the Spirit of God to operate in your life.
3. Open your heart to God and pray for His presence to fill your heart.
4. Demonstrate your faith and loyalty to God by spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name. I confess that, henceforth, I will be on fire for God and do exploits now and always, amen!

Prayer : Almighty God, I thank You for Your word today. I pray that You strengthen me to be on fire for You now and always, amen!

A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. Today, I speak to your life, henceforth catch the fire of dedication to God and receives strength to do exploits for Him, in Jesus’ name, amen!

Reflection : It takes determination and a lion’s heart to stand alone for Christ in trying times.

Quote : “To operate on the frequency of divine power, quality relationship with God is inevitable; for no one can be strong in God until he or she is acquainted with Him.”

Biblical Fact : Did you know James and John are the sons of Zebedee? (Matthew 4:21).

Today In History : October 25, 2009 – The October 2009 Baghdad bombing kill 155 and wounds at least 721

Stunning Fact : Did you know hummingbirds are the only bird that can fly backwards?

Bible Quiz : Why was Jesus Christ referred to as ‘Jesus of Nazareth’?

God bless you!

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