Thursday, February 25, 2021
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : … but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits. Daniel 11:32
Thought of The Day : You can’t be strong in God and for Him until you are acquainted with Him.
LISTEN : God is powerful, and His children are clothed with same nature. However, it is hard to function on the frequency of God’s presence without a quality relationship with Him. Besides, you cannot be strong in God until you are acquainted with Him. Beloved, how much you know God would determine how far you are prepared to go for or with Him. Those who know God less are usually frustrated and powerless in the face of confrontation, trials, persecution and the like (Matthew 13:20,21). They are strangers to the power of God. My dear, the pressure we children of God go through in the world will either result in staying dedicated to God, or renouncing Him. Those who are not strong and committed will renounce God when the going gets tough. The truth is, no person can stand pressure in the name of God when he or she is chicken-hearted. We need to be determine and dogged to be the kind of people God wants us to be for His kingdom. The Bible says,
“And from the days of John the Baptist until now
the kingdom of heaven suffers violence,
and the violent take it by force.”
My dear, you can be strong and do exploits for God. You can be on fire for Him. What does it mean to be on fire for God? It means to sustain one’s commitment and dedication to God (Daniel 3:16-18); to keep burning the incense of prayer; to do exploits for God and to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ with passion (see Acts 8:1-8,40). But what creates the atmosphere of being on fire for God? The atmosphere for being on fire for God is created through love and fear of God; spiritual knowledge; self-discipline; right association, etc. When others are weak in faith, you are strong and doing great things for God. Our anchor Bible verse says.
“… but the people that do know their God
shall be strong, and do exploits.”
My dear, God wants you to be on fire for Him. So, strive to catch the fire now and always; for this is the time to offer your best to God. Remember, you can be strong and do exploits. Be wise!
What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Determine to dedicate yourself to God as long as you live.
2. Create atmosphere for the Spirit of God to operate in your life.
3. Open your heart to God and pray for His presence to fill your heart.
4. Demonstrate your faith and loyalty to God by spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Prayer : I thank You LORD for Your word today. I pray that You strengthen me to be on fire for You now and always, amen!
A Word Of Blessing : Today, I speak on your life, henceforth, catch the fire of dedication and receive strength to do exploits for God, in Jesus’ name, amen!
Reflection : It takes a lion’s heart to stand alone for Christ.
Quote : “It is hard to operate on the frequency of God’s presence without a quality relationship with Him; and you cannot be strong in God until you are acquainted with Him.”
Biblical Fact : Did you know James and John are the sons of Zebedee? (Matthew 4:21).
Today In History : February 25, 1964, Muhammad Ali becomes world heavyweight champion.
Stunning Fact : Did you know hummingbirds are the only bird that can fly backwards?
Bible Quiz : Why was Israel defeated in Ai?
God bless you!