BE STRONG OR BE STRANGLED

MORNING

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : A person may survive a terrible sickness in his body, but if he feels his inner self is crushed, how can he survive? Proverbs 18:14 UST

Thought of The Day: When you lose your faith and inner strength, you would be crushed by troubles of life.

LISTEN : A dying man called his children together around his dying bed and said, “Listen carefully to me my children. I want you to know that, life is a battle. In a battle you either win or lose. But if you lose, never allow your loss or failure to be your end. Trust me, you can turn your defeat to victory if you want to. Therefore, if you must survive and be victorious, you must be strong and courageous. You must determine to overcome every trial or obstacle that comes your way. But if you fail to be strong you will be strangled by troubles of life.” My dear, truly life is a journey full of pressure and tension; and if you must deflect the pressures and tension of life on your life, you must believe that, you can overcome anything no matter how complicated or threatening it appears (Mark 9:23). Our anchor Bible verse today is an eye opener to surviving hard times, sicknesses and trials. The Bible says, “A person may survive a terrible sickness in his body, but if he feels his inner self is crushed, how can he survive?” Proverbs 18:14 (UST). It is difficult to survive anything you accepts as your fate; but possible to outlast your troubles when you transform your belief system. What and how you believe would determine your level of confidence and what you can survive. Yes, your faith in God is your inner strength. If you’re defeated in your mind the battle is lost already. This is why the Bible says, “Guard your heart with all vigilance, for from it are the sources of life.” (Proverbs 4:23 NET). Therefore, if you’re sick or in trouble, don’t panic, instead, pray and you will surely survive and outlast your troubles. Remember, never live as a weakling to your own ruin, instead, be strong and courageous always. Be wise!

What Should We Do With This Message?
1. No matter your circumstances, determine to be strong and courageous.
2. Never allow afflictions to swallow your acceleration, rather, Just keep moving.
3. Resist the voice of intimidation and fear, and accept the voice of faith.
4. Ask God to baptize you with strength and favour to the glory of His name.

Faith Confession : Today, I confess that life is from God. Therefore, I will not lose my life to evil, amen!

Prayer : Dear Lord, I thank You because power belongs to You. Therefore, fill me with strength, vigor and courage to overcome sicknesses and all manner of evil, in Jesus ’ name, amen!

A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. Today, I speak on your life, you will not die premature or untimely. No arrow of the enemy will pierce You, in Jesus ’ name, amen.

Reflection : Determine to be strong and courageous or be prepared to play into the hands of the devil for slaughter.

Quote : It is difficult to survive trials when you are defeated in your mind. In life, it’s either be strong and survive, or be weak and suffocate.

Biblical Fact : Did you know Rahab was from the city of Jericho? (Joshua 6:25-26).

Today In History : November 29, 1947 – Israel — Creation of The State Of Israel.

Stunning Fact : The heart of a shrimp is located in its head.

Bible Quiz : Who was the father of Jesse, David’s father?

God bless you!