Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : Walk in obedience to all that the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possessDeuteronomy 5:33 (NIV).

Thought of The Day : Obedience to God is the pathway to His blessings.

LISTEN : God is full of blessings. What is blessing? It’s God’s favour and protection. Beloved, what God gives, He protects. Obedience to God is key to His blessings. It’s the pathway to divine prosperity. His blessing has no compare. The Bible calls it the blessing of the Lord that makes rich and adds no sorrow (Proverbs 10:22). But when disobedience becomes a delight, destruction will become an inheritance. When God brought the children of Israel out of bondage in Egypt, He warned them against disobedience (Deuteronomy 8 :11). He emphasised on obedience to His word. He warned them against rejecting and disobeying His commandment. He told them the importance of obedience to their own success and life in general. As a matter of fact, He made them understand that, not to obey Him is to call for His wrath. My dear, disobedience to the word of God is the easiest way to invite the wrath of God. He who neglects to obey God must prepare for His wrath; because the wrath of God travels in the direction of disobedience. Beloved, God desires that you prosper. However, you can’t experience His blessing until you’re willing to joyfully obey Him. When you walk in obedience to God, God will work out things for you. Obedience to God brings success and life; but disobedience to Him brings failure and death. Our verse of the day says, “Walk in obedience to all that the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess.” (Deuteronomy 5:33). My dear, do you want to truly prosper and succeed? Then, obey God. Obey Him and you’ll prosper, live and prolong your days; disobey Him and you’ll surely regret your actions. Be wise!

What Should You Do With This Message? 
1. Walk in obedience to God and you’ll live and prolong your life.
2. Avoid evil and all manner of wickedness and you’ll escape the wrath of God.
3. Determine to honour, serve and worship God as long as you live.
4. Don’t allow anyone to deceive or cajole you to disobey God no matter what.

Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I confess that God is the only true and living God. Therefore, I will serve and worship Him as long as I live, amen!

Prayer : Dear LORD, I thank You because You’re the Almighty God. Help me to obey and serve You for the rest of my life, in Jesus’ name, amen!

A Word Of Blessing : It’s well with you. May God open your eyes and mind to know who He is. And may you serve and worship Him without reservations, in Jesus’ name, amen!

Reflection : Just as obedience to God attracts His blessings, His wrath travels in the direction of disobedience.

Quote : “When disobedience to God becomes a light thing, destruction will become a sure thing. For not to obey God is to call for His wrath.”

Biblical Fact : Did you know Abraham was 99 years old when he was circumcised? (Genesis 17:24).

Today In History : December 15, 1978 US recognizes China.

Stunning Fact : Did you know the helmeted guineafowl has a personality of its own. When disturbed, they have a distinct noisy and loud call, charging around crying out to one another?

Bible Quiz : Why was Achan and his family members stoned to death?

God bless you!

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