Thursday, November 26, 2020

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : Because of the oppression of the weak and because of the groaning of the needy, I will now arise,” says the LORD; “I will set him in safety from those who malign him. Psalms 12:5

Thought of The Day : You cannot be lost in the ocean of trouble or endlessly oppressed by the devil when God is your God.

LISTEN : God sees everything and everyone. Besides, He knows everything and everyone. Everyone and everything is opened before Him. As a matter of fact, day and night God sees the miseries and gnashing of teeth of the oppressed. He listens to their day to day groaning and sees the wickedness meted out to them. (Exodus 3:7). Though, sometimes it may seem like He is taking too long to intervene, surely, He will eventually intervene. (Luke 18:7,8). He will certainly break the yoke of oppression in the neck of the oppressed. Beloved, are you oppressed physically, mentally, or spiritually? Have you been unfairly and cruelly treated? Is your heart broken and pierced with sadness or memories of afflictions and oppressions? Are you terrified because of increase of oppression in your life? Do not be afraid; God will deliver you from your oppressors. The Bible says, “Because of the oppression of the weak and because of the groaning of the needy, I will now arise,” says the LORD; “I will set him in safety from those who malign him.” (Psalms 12:5). God is the voice of the voiceless, defender of the vulnerable ; and hope of the hopeless. With Him, no oppressor is too powerful to be subdued. When the oppressed surrenders to God, his or her battle becomes God’s battle. When God arises to defend His own, the oppressor will become the oppressed; and those who intend to cause harm to God’s children will harm themselves instead. Beloved, cheer up! God will surely arise to defend you. Remember, no matter the stronghold of Satan against your life, God will surely come for you. Be wise!

What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Don’t lose hope no matter what, instead, pray fervently to God in all situations.
2. Never forget to commit your problems to God and expect Him to answer you.
3. Commit your heartbreak to God and persevere in prayer until He hears you.
4. Believe you’re free from oppressions, and begin to think like a victor henceforth.

Faith Confession : Dear Lord, I have hope in You because You are God of the oppressed. I surrender my pain and miseries to You today, amen!

Prayer : Precious Father! You are God of the afflicted and oppressed. Deliver me from afflictions and oppressions and make me a conqueror, in Jesus’ name, amen.

A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. Today I speak on your life. May God turn away your captivity. May He make your oppressors the oppressed, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Reflection : God saves those who cannot save themselves. He is the hope of the hopeless and solution to impossible situations.

Quote : “God makes oppressors become the oppressed when the cry of the oppressed comes to Him.”

Biblical Fact : Did you know Jesus Christ is referred to as the bread of life? (John 6:35).

Today In History : November 26, 1789 – 1st national Thanksgiving in America.

Stunning Fact : Did you know Chameleons have long tongues which they rapidly extend from their mouth, too fast for human eyes to see properly.

Bible Quiz : Who killed the Gibeonites in Israel and why was God angry?

God bless you!

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