Friday, February 26, 2021

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : For God did not give us a Spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7

Thought Of The Day : The reign of faith creates terror in the kingdom of fear.

LISTEN : Knowing who you are in Christ Jesus helps you overcome battles of life. Beloved, you should not be ignorant of your matchless abilities in Christ Jesus. You have been delivered from the power of Satan and fear. You are to put your confidence in God and function with power, love and self-control. Our anchor Bible verse says,

“For God did not give us a Spirit of fear but
of power and love and self-control.”

2 Timothy 1:7

Beloved, why are you afraid and worried? Why are you losing hope? Fear demonstrates lack of confidence in God. And when you lose confidence in Him, you can’t obtain anything from Him. Therefore, whatever your problems are, always pray in faith and trust God to hear your prayers. The Bible says,

“But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering.
For he that wavers is like a wave of the sea
driven with the wind and tossed.
For let not that man think that he shall
receive any thing of the Lord.”

James 1:6-7.

Without faith, you can’t have anything from God (Hebrews 11:6). Faith is the cure for spirit of fear. And the power of faith is the word of God (Romans 10:17). In the face of true faith, fear is powerless. Anywhere faith abounds, fear never survives. As a matter of fact, the reign of faith creates terror in the kingdom of fear. My dear, be strong and courageous. You can overcome fear by faith. When you walk by faith, fear will suffocate and die in your life. Anywhere faith is enthroned, fear will be enslaved. Beloved, until you enthrone the Spirit of God in your heart fear will continue to torment your life. Henceforth, walk by faith, and you will not doubt what God says about you. The truth is, until you believe what God says about you, you will walk in fear and be tormented by the devil all your life. The Bible says that, you will know the truth, and the truth shall set you free (John 8:32). Be wise!

What Should We Do With This Message?

1. Use your authority in Christ over the devil and fight Him until you prevail.
2. Be serious with God and don’t be empty of faith, courage, power, Love and self-control.
3. Don’t walk in fear and be tormented by the devil.
4. Never be ignorant of the priviledges you have in Christ Jesus, instead, discover and use them.

Prayer : Dear LORD, I thank You because Your word produces faith. Therefore, help me to walk by faith and not by sight, amen.

Word Of Blessing : May your life be full of courage, power, love and self-control to the glory of God, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Reflection : Faithlessness gives birth to fear and endless worries.

Quote : “Fear is powerless and helpless in the presence of faith; for faith is the cure for fear, and the power of faith is the word of God.”

Biblical Fact : Did you know Naomi’s husband Elimelech died in the land of Moab? (Ruth1:1-3) .

Today In History : February 26, 1941, British take the Somali capital in East Africa.

Stunning Fact : Did you know the shell is 12% of an egg’s weight?

Bible Quiz : Who was the father of John the Baptist?

God bless you!

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