Monday, August 24, 2020

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 defeat them as nothing.

LISTEN : Don’t mind Satan and his agents, 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 again 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. 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. Walk in obedience to Him and He will rise against your enemies. Don’t be afraid, always remember that God is with you. Yes, we are safe because God is with us. No matter what is prepared against us, God can defend us against any form of evil and demonic attacks. If God is with us nothing can stand in our ways (Romans 8:31). 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. Be wise!

What Should You 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 overcome the battles of my life, 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.”

Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I confess that God will fight my battles. Therefore, I will walk in obedience to Him as long as I live, amen.

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 : August 24, 1981 Mark David Chapman sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for murdering former Beatles band member John Lennon.

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

A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. 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.

Bible Quiz : Who in the Bible has four daughters that were prophetesses……….. ? (Ans. Acts 21:8-9).