Saturday, January 8, 2022

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter into the kingdom of heaven – only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven. Matthew 7:21

Thought of The Day : God knows those who love, obey and serve Him faithfully.

LISTEN : This is a new year, and I believe that lots of people made new year resolutions before last year finally ended. This is what people do year after year with no determination to keep it. What a waste of life! Beloved, do you mean to serve God? Then, get serious about it. Serve Him with all your heart and shun pretense. As a matter of fact, those who serve God in pretense will eventually attract His wrath. God knows those who love, obey and serve Him faithfully. Genuine service to God is everyone’s responsibility. We should be genuine to the profession of faith in Christ Jesus. If Jesus Christ is truly our Saviour we should worship God in truth and spirit. My dear, be wise and get it right lest you lose your reward in the end. If you claim to serve God, serve Him in spirit and in truth. Be real to your claims. Don’t call Jesus Christ your Lord, yet, you disobey His will. It’s the height of foolishness and self-deception to claim to believe in Jesus Christ when your heart is with the world and Satan. Jesus said, 

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter into the kingdom of heaven – only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.”

Matthew 7:21

This means that, no matter your titles or contributions to the things of God, if you refuse to obey His words He has no business with you. Friend, life outside God is life in hell. And those who live for themselves will eventually lament their torment in hell. The Bible says, 

“And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”

Revelations 20:15

Beloved, have you made Jesus Christ your Saviour and Lord? Is your relationship with Him beyond “Lord, Lord expression?” Are you following His instructions? If not, fix it right away. Remember, you don’t have a relationship with God if you enjoy to disobey His words. So, get it right now, or you’ll lose your rewards and be denied eternal life in the end. Be wise!

What Should We Do With This Message? 
1. Examine your relationship with God and make it better.
2. Determine to follow God’s instructions and never flout His orders.
3. Make Jesus Christ the Lord of your life and be determined to follow Him always.
4. No matter what, don’t lose focus on eternity; instead, invest in it daily

Prayer : Everlasting Father, You’re the Creator and Judge of the world. Help me to obey and serve You in spirit and in truth, in Jesus’ name, amen.

A Word Of Blessing : Today, I speak on your life, you’ll not end up in hell. May God help you to live wisely, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Reflection : No one disobeys God and hope to maintain a sweet relationship with Him.

Quote : “He who chooses to fake his loyalty to God will soon discover that, unfaithfulness is the doorway to divine rejection.”

Biblical Fact : Did you know Satan is referred to as ‘the thief’ in the Bible? (John 10:10).

Stunning Fact : Did you know Britain was the first country to use postage stamps?

Bible Quiz : How long did water stay on earth after the flood in the days of Noah?

God bless you.