Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against you shall fall for your sake. Isaiah 54:15

Thought of The Day : No matter the forces that are against you, if the living God is on your side, you will crush them.

LISTEN : Satan is against our faith, and he will do everything possible to cause us fear. However, God commands us not to be afraid. So, fear not! The word, “fear not” appears 365 times in the Bible. This means that, for everyday of the year, you have “one fear not capsule” to swallow to keep your faith alive. My dear, Satan and his agents can do nothing when God is with you. The Bible says,

“…If God be for us, who can be against us?

Romans 8:31

Satan and his agents will always fight though, but they will continue to lose. Beloved, don’t mind him and his cohorts. They’re defeated foes. The devil is defeated even before he attempts to fight a child of God. When he comes after us, God goes after him in our defence. Because of the redemptive work of Christ, Satan does not have what it takes to destroy us. My dear, in any battle we will ever engage in, our victory is guaranteed because of our faith in Christ Jesus. Our battle is won through Christ before it ever began. God fights for His people. The Bible says,

” The LORD shall fight for you, and you will hold your peace.”

Exodus 14:14

He promises to defeat those who are against us if we obey His words (Exodus 23:22). When we honour Him and live in obedience to Him, we will work in the authority that Christ has given us by His death. Beloved, don’t be afraid, rather, put your trust in God. When you have faith in God your enemies will surrender to you because God will be your defense. No matter the forces that are up against you, if the living God is on your side, you will defeat them as one man. So, don’t be afraid of the threats of your enemies; rather, walk with God and He will walk with you. Satan and his agents may strike us, but they can’t subdue us. And because they don’t have God’s support, they can’t break us. Beloved, hide yourself in God and you will not be humiliated by the enemy. Henceforth, don’t be afraid because the devil and his agents have failed already. Be wise!

What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Don’t be afraid of the wicked, rather put your confidence in the living God.
2. Pray in every situation and never give up no matter what.
3. Be strong, courageous and dedicated to God and He will defend you always.
4. Don’t be ignorant of your authority in Christ Jesus, rather fight the devil with it.

Prayer : Precious Father, You are my shield and defense. Help me to always overcome the battles of my life, in Jesus’ name, amen.

A Word Of Blessing : May God destroy what the devil prepares against you. I command every arrow against your life to be consumed by fire, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Reflection : Satan may strike us, but he can’t subdue us. He may include us, but he can’t conclude us.

Quote : “A war against the godly which God does not approve has failed before it began.”

Biblical Fact: Did you know Thomas Didymus was absent the first time Jesus Christ visited his disciples after his resurrection? (John 20:24).

Today In History : January May 19, 1780, near total darkness descends on New England at noon. No explanation is found.

Stunning Fact : Did you know Switzerland eats the most chocolates?

Bible Quiz : Where did the Amelakites capture the wives and children of David and his men?

God bless you!

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