Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea. Habakkuk 2:14 (Kjv).
Thought of The Day : Where God is, glory naturally appears; and man is created to declare the glory of God.
LISTEN : We’re created to both manifest and declare the glory of God in the earth as long as we live. God gave us (humanity) the earth to inhabit (Psalms 115:16). Therefore, we should spread the knowledge of His glory in the earth. In so doing, we can personally experience the weight of His glory. Our theme verse says,
“For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.”
The glory of God is what announces His power. Where God is, dwells his glory. The glory of God speaks of His reputation, dignity, splendour, riches, and His unmatchable greatness. This part of God is what the world should know. They should know how great, weighty and glorious God is. With Him are riches, fame, long life, honour, wisdom, strength, knowledge, glory; the list goes on and on. Everyone needs to know God for himself. Until you know God for yourself you’re still roaming the earth aimlessly no matter how ‘successful’ you are. You must have the knowledge of who God is and have a personal experience and relationship with Him. You must confess His glory, honour, dignity, reputation and revere Him as the only true God. When you are empty of personal relationship with God you’re empty of real life. The Bible says,
“But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD
shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.“
Beloved, God should be at the centre of our homes, marriages, businesses, relationships, etc. Everything around us should feel the weight of God’s glory. Therefore, let’s strive to make the knowledge of God’s glory known to the world and save humanity from destruction. When people forget or reject God, destruction is inevitable. The Bible says,
“The wicked shall be turned into hell,
and all the nations that forget God.”
However, when we spread the knowledge of God’s glory, lots of people will be saved and God will be glorified. Besides, when you spread the knowledge of God’s glory you’ll attract his glory into your life. Be wise!
What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Tell the world and everyone you see about Jesus Christ.
2. Wherever you go, determine to speak of the gospel and persuade people to accept it.
3. Always talk about the greatness of God when opportunity presents itself.
4. Pray for God to touch people’s heart and direct them toward himself.
Prayer : Dear Lord, I thank You for Your words today. Help me to touch lives around the world with Your word, in Jesus’ name, amen!
A Word Of Blessing : May the weight of God’s glory fill your life, your home and the world around you, in Jesus’ name, amen!
Reflection : When you’re empty of personal relationship with God, you’re empty of everlasting life.
Quote : “No matter the amount of success recorded, until there’s personal relationship with God, you just only succeeded in fooling yourself.”
Biblical Fact : Did you know the kingdom of Israel split into two – northern and southern kingdoms in the reign of Rehoboam? (2 Chronicles 10:1-19).
Stunning Fact : Did you know, Elephant’s calves can stand within 20 mins after birth, and can walk within 1 hour?
Bible Quiz : Why did Jacob and his family travel to Egypt?
God bless you!