Thursday October 29, 2020
Author: Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day: Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with you all. 2 Thessalonians 3:16
Thought of The Day : When the God of peace is neglected and despised by inhabitants of the earth, they must be prepared for endless crisis.
LISTEN: To expect peace where God is absent is to expect in futility. There is no peace where God is absent. As a matter of fact, to be empty of God’s presence is to be full of confusion. The presence of God introduces peace and joy. At the birth of Jesus Christ, when the angel of God appeared to the shepherds he said,“Fear not, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people” ( Luke 2:10). Good news brings peace and joy. God sent His son Jesus Christ to the world to reconcile the world to Him. And through Him (Jesus Christ) we have peace with God and have obtained access to eternal life by faith. Glory to God! Beloved, Jesus Christ is the peace that comes from above. He is the transmitter of God’s peace, love and forgiveness. No one will know peace where God is absent. But with the presence of God in our midst, we can enjoy peace and love in a wicked world. (John 16:33). Truly, it is an act of foolishness and a waste of time and energy to look for peace outside of God. A life that is empty of God is empty of peace. The absence of God in our families, lives, communities, states, nations, etc., are the reasons for endless crisis and conflicts in the world today. When the God of peace is neglected and despised by inhabitants of the earth, they must be prepared for endless crisis. If we must experience peace we must embrace God. Beloved, peace comes from God, not from your wealth, academic qualifications, fat bank account, prosperous business, or other achievements. The peace of God is beyond human understanding. True and lasting peace is God’s gift to those who acknowlege His sovereignty. Friend, are you in any form of crisis today? Put your trust in the God of peace. If His word abides in your heart, His peace will not be missing in your life. Remember, a life without God is a life without peace; and a life without peace is a miserable life. Be wise!
What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Cast the troubles of your life to God and He will give you His peace.
2. Do not seek peace in your possessions, rather seek it in God.
3. Submit to God and He will bless you with His peace and joy.
4. Acknowledge that you cannot experience God’s peace until you have encountered Him .
Faith Confession: In Jesus ‘ name. I declare that I have peace of mind, because I have Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour, amen.
Prayer: Dear LORD! You are the God of peace and love. Help me to experience your peace in my life, in Jesus’ name, amen.
A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. Today, I speak on your life. Anything fighting against your peace of mind is terminated. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection: Until you receive peace from above, you cannot enjoy peace below.
Quote : “To expect peace where God is absent is to expect in futility. For to be empty of God’s presence is to be full of confusion and crisis.”
Biblical Fact: Did you know Noah was 950 years old when he died? (Genesis 9:29).
Today In History: October 29, 2015 – China announces the end of One – Child Policy after 35 years
Stunning Fact : Did you know a group of monkeys is called a troop or a barrel.
Bible Quiz : How old was Noah before he had sons?
God bless you!