Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : Although a righteous person may fall seven times, he gets up again, but the wicked will be brought down by calamity. Proverbs 24:1

Thought of The Day : The fall of the righteous doesn’t mean his end, but the beginning of his success.

LISTEN : You can’t be defeated if you’re determined to conquer your battles. As a matter of fact, no trouble can end your life when victory has become your ‘standard of living.’ That’s the beauty of serving God. Beloved, what brings down or destroys the wicked can’t pull down the righteous. The righteous survives what suffocates the wicked. In life, anyone can fall, but not everyone can fall permanently. A fall in this context talks about trials, troubles, problems, crisis, misery and the like. A fall is just a stage in life and not the destination of the righteous. God is with the righteous. He is always with those who love Him (Isaiah 43:1-2) His presence is with those who are bought by the blood of Jesus Christ through faith. When they fall, they shall rise again. They shall rise again because the Almighty hand of God will help them up. They’re too grounded in faith to remain down after a fall. They’re not ignorant of the words of God (John 8:32). Therefore, it’s impossible for them to fall cheaply to the lies of the enemy. When the devil makes them think they can’t come out of their troubles, the word of God gives them assurance of divine intervention. My dear, it’s not possible for you to fall and not rise again if you’re faithfully walking with God. Beloved, I see you rising from your miserable fall. You’re rising from your financial crisis, academic and career failure, family conflicts, marital and relationships crisis, in Jesus’ name. So, determine to rise anytime you fall. For no one would remember how many times you have fallen if you’re not down and defeated after the fall. It’s not about how many times you fall, but how many times you get up and keep going. So, no matter the fall, get up and keep going. Never surrender to defeat, because you can’t be conquered when you refuse to give up the fight for victory. Be wise!

What Should We Do With This Message?

1. Don’t be discouraged when you fall, rather determine to rise again.
2. Always remind yourself that, trouble is just a stage in your life and not your destination.
3. When it appears like you’re not going to overcome your troubles, be strong and act in faith.
4. No matter the crisis in your life never give up. Rather determine to overcome your fears and obstacles.

Prayer : Blessed Father, I thank You because you’re with me always. Therefore, help me to rise from my fall, amen!

A Word Of Blessing : Today I speak on your life, you’ll not be defeated. Receive grace to rise from your fall, in Jesus’ name, amen!

Reflection : The righteous are too grounded in faith to remain down after a fall in life.

Quote : “He who gives up on life because of pressure and circumstances of life has shown how unwise and shortsighted he or she is.”

Biblical Fact : Did you know Joshua commands the sun and moon to stay still? (Joshua 10:12-13).

Stunning Fact : Did you know Giraffes spend most of their lives standing up; they even sleep and give birth standing up.

Bible Quiz : Where did Judas Iscariot find Jesus Christ to betray him?

God bless you!

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