Thursday, November 18, 2021

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love its use will eat its fruit. Proverbs 18:21

Thought of The Day : Our words trigger death or life; but wisdom directs our words toward the path of life.

LISTEN : Words are powerful. It can kill and cure; it can save and sink life. Our word triggers fear or gives hope to the hearers. Because Satan controls people’s hearts through fear, we should rather work with God who controls people’s hearts through faith. We do this by giving hope to the hopeless. The truth is, when the future becomes very uncertain, fear grips the heart of people. Hope disappears when the heart is overwhelmed by negative and fear-inducing thoughts and words. But no matter the situation, you can’t be hopeless. Therefore, to overcome critical conditions and hard times, you must be positive and full of faith. Besides, you should spread the message of faith and hope to others and not message of fear. My dear, there’s power in words! Death and life are planted in the spirit of man by words. When you speak words of hope in what seems like a hopeless situation, you give people reason to live again. But when you speak words that put fear in them, you just sponsored them to give up on life. So, learn to speak words of life and hope. Jesus said,

“…The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.

John 6:63

Beloved, stop feeding on bad news and begins to feed on God’s word. God’s word produces faith, but bad news produces anxiety and fear. The truth is, we live by faith and die by fear. When your heart is full of faith in trying times, you don’t panic like others who don’t have faith, because you know that, faith doesn’t deny fact, but changes facts. Faith changes bad equation, knowing that God is in control. My dear, don’t be afraid no matter what, for God will both protect and provide for you beyond your widest imagination. Henceforth, speak hope not fear. Be wise!

What Should We Do With This Message?
1. In times of trouble and uncertainty, speak words of hope and comfort to others.
2. No matter the circumstance, never spread message of fear but of hope.
3. To overcome the power of fear, don’t give your ears to negative words and your heart to evil imaginations.
4. Always remain positive and hopeful that it will not get worse but gets better.

Prayer : Dear LORD, thank you for your words today. Help me to spread message of hope always. In Jesus ‘ name, amen.

A Word Of Blessing : Today I speak on your life. You’ll grow in faith and conquer your fears now and forever. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Reflection : When you speak words of hope in what seems like a hopeless situation, you give people reason to live again.

Quote : “He who chooses to stop feeding on bad news and begins to feed on God’s word will survive against all odds.”

Biblical Fact : Did you know Rachel, Jacob’s wife died after giving birth to Benjamin? (Genesis 35:18-19).

Stunning Fact : Did you know a lobster’s blood is colorless but when exposed to oxygen it turns blue?

Bible Quiz : How old was Enoch when God took him.

God bless you!

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