Saturday, May 15, 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 : God is full of power, and we (His children) must not be anything less. We should be bold and powerful as our God. Fear should not reign over us. Fear makes people unable to think and act normally. Fear paralyses people, but faith strengthens. Beloved, why are you afraid and worried? Why are you losing hope? Be courageous! Fear demonstrates lack of confidence in God. And when you lose confidence in Him you can’t obtain anything from Him (James 1:6-7). Faith is the cure for spirit of fear. And the power of faith is the word of God. The Bible says,
“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
Faith conquers everything. In the face of true faith, fear is powerless. Yes, where faith abounds fear never survives. 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. Where faith is enthroned fear will be enslaved. The reign of faith creates terror in the kingdom of fear. Beloved, until you enthrone the Spirit of God in your heart fear will continue to torment your life. So, walk by faith and you’ll not doubt what God says about you. The truth is, until you believe what God says about you, you’ll walk in fear and be tormented by the devil all your life. Thankfully, we have been greatly empowered to overcome fear by the power of God, love and self-control. The Bible says,
“For God did not give us a Spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control.”
2 Timothy 1:7
My dear, God has blessed us with His Spirit to live boldly and overcome this wicked world. Spirit of fear is not part of what we received from God. We are designed to be very confident and fearless before danger, and to trust in the ever living and faithful God. The Bible says,
“The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?“
So, embrace the word of God today and your life won’t be ruined by Satan through fear. 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, or live in intimidation and be tormented by the devil.
4. Never be ignorant of the priviledges you have in Christ Jesus, instead, discover and use them.
Prayer : Eternal God. Thank You because Your word produces faith. Help me to walk by faith and not by sight, in Jesus ’ name, 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. Watch it!
Quote : “Fear is powerless and helpless in the presence of faith; for faith is the cure for fear, and the power of faith is in 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 : May 15, 1948, The First Arab-Israeli War was initiated by Israel’s proclamation of independence on the day before the invasion. It lasted nearly 10 months and caused thousands of casualties on both sides.
Stunning Fact : Did you know the shell is 12% of an egg’s weight?
Bible Quiz : Why did Cain kill Abel, his brother?