Sunday, January 17, 2021
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : But since we have the same spirit of faith as that shown in what has been written, “I believed; therefore I spoke,” we also believe, therefore we also speak. 2 Corinthians 4:13
Thought of The Day : Faith speaks, because what the heart believes must be confess to trigger divine release.
LISTEN : Life is a battle field and everyone wants to win. As a matter of fact, God wants to give us victory, but it has to come through our faith in Him (Hebrews 11:6). Imagine yourself winning a sole prize in a competition where a lot of contestants participated, how will you feel? Hope, you will feel good, right? My dear, do you want to obtain victory? Then, grow your desire for it. It is difficult to become what you don’t have hunger for. Victory doesn’t come by chance, it comes by choice and a quality decision to succeed. True victory is a product of faith through God. The Bible says, “For whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith.“ (John 5:4). Our faith works the wonder! When your faith grows, your capacity to overcome battles also increase. Beloved, your faith should grow to obtain victory. What is victory? It is the overcoming of an enemy or antagonist : achievement of mastery or success in a struggle or endeavor against odds or difficulties. In life we have battles to fight; and as Christians, we have major battles to fight. The Bible says, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.“ (Ephesians 6:12). However, there is no excuse for defeat. We have no choice but to win, because we have God’s armour for every battle (see Ephesians 6:13-18). Beloved, put on the armour of God and your victory is sure. Be wise!
What Should We Do With This Message?
1. To be victorious, have passion for it and pursue it.
2. Don’t accept defeat, keep fighting the fight of faith until you win.
3. Grow your faith through the word of God and increase in the knowledge of Christ.
4. Learn to issue commands against Satan and his agents by faith and exercise your authority in Christ Jesus.
Faith Confession : Today, I confess that victory is possible with God. Therefore, I will win against all odds, amen.
Prayer : Almighty God, You’re the mighty in battles. Prepare me for battles of life and grant me victory for every battle, in Jesus ’ name, amen!
A Word Of Blessing : It’s well with you. Henceforth, recover all you have lost to the enemy and soar with the eagles and high flyers in Jesus ’ name, amen.
Reflection : He who is not driven by victory and success will always be greeted with defeat and failure.
Quote : Believe, act and confess what you want to see happen in your life; for nothing is possible with you until you believe and confess it.
Biblical Fact : Did you know Lot’s wife turned into a bag of salt? (Genesis 19:26)
Today In History : January 17, 1991 – Operation Desert Storm begins when aircraft from British, American, Kuwait, French and Saudi bomb military and strategic targets in Iraq, including an oil refinery and Baghdad airport.
Stunning Fact : Did you know most chameleons change from brown to green and back, but some can turn almost any colour?
Bible Quiz : Where was the believers first called Christians?
God bless you!