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God, OUR LIFE

Monday 30th January 2023

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for you are with me; Your rod and Your staff they comfort me – Psalms 23:4

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There is no doubt that fear precedes death (Hebrews 2:14-15), and the fear of death is the greatest terror to men today. When God leads the way, this is taken care of. The Psalmist expressed his fearlessness of the terror of death even in the ‘midst of the valley of the shadow of death’, because ‘thou art with me…’ This confession suggests a life that is completely surrendered to God in divine leadership.

An understanding of the fact that Christ died our death, rose and defeated death for us is key to living a life free of the fear of death. In Paul’s exhortation to the Colossians, he declared, “For you are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall you appear with Him in glory” – Colossians 3:3-4.  This assurance of our true life in Christ is only established if we submit to His leading (1John 5:11-12).

PRAYER: Dear LORD, thank You for Your victory over death. I pray that You’ll help me yield totally to you and deliver me from the fear of death. I ask that You’ll put an end to every spell of untimely death in my family, community and neighborhood in Jesus Name!

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ARE YOU OVERWHELMED WITH FEAR

Friday 25th November 2022

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Are you overwhelmed with fear? Do you feel trepidation and dismay? People fear almost everything. There is fear of uncertainty, fear of the unknown, fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear of people, fear of situations, fear of animals, fear of evil, fear of death and many more. In our world today, there is so much uncertainty. Terrorism, crime, violence, plagues, natural disasters etc. And In deed some of these fears can be paralysing.

But God has commanded us to fear not many times in His word. The psalmist said the LORD is my light and my salvation– whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life– of whom shall I be afraid?

As Christians God said we should not be afraid of anyone and anything, for God is our light and salvation. He offers Himself for our refuge and protection. He assures us of His presence everywhere we go, even in the valley of the shadow of death. . we should not fear, though the earth is transformed and the mountains are toppled into the depths of the seas, Psalm 23:4, 46:2.

If we allow the promise of God’s presence to fill our hearts, we will not be overwhelmed with fear. Dwell upon this promise, let it permeate your mind and heart. Pray that God will reveal His presence to you, and all fear and panic will dissolve.

Learn to meditate upon and dwell upon the promise of His Presence. Let faith replace fear, and courage dismay. Let us say today like the psalmist, The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? Psalm 118:6.

PRAYER: Father forgive me if I have made you too small in my eyes, if I have exalted fear above faith. Help me to see that you are always with me and I will never be afraid again. So help me God.

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GOD, THE VANQUISHER OF OUR ENEMIES

Thursday 24th November 2022

Thou prepare a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over – Psalms 23:5

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When God leads, He defends. Our victory over the enemy is guaranteed only if we stay consistently with God. Feasting in the presence of an enemy connotes victory and dominion, this, only God can do. The table set by God for us signifies a celebration of victory before a powerless enemy. This also implies that in no time should we take the credit for victories won over the enemy; God is the Vanquisher. 

In another Psalm, the Psalmist acknowledged God’s role in defeating the adversary, by declaring, “Through thee will we push down our enemies: through thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us” – Psalm 44:5. It is important to note that only through God are we able to sustain the victory handed to us by Christ’s death and resurrection. Are you surrounded by life’s battles? Turn them over to the Lord in prayer today, and see the enemy trampled under your feet.  

PRAYER: FATHER, thank You for the victory You won for me through Your death and resurrection. I hand the battles of my life over to You, help me to exercise that victory over the enemy of my soul. I ask that You’ll cause Your Church to stay victorious over the hordes of hell in every respect in Jesus Name!

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GOD, THE ANOINTER OF MY HEAD

Wednesday 23rd November 2022

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Thou prepare a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over – Psalms 23:5

One of the benefits of walking with God is the blessing of His Power which He bestows on us in the form of the anointing of the Spirit. As we go about our daily affairs, there is need to go with the aura of His Power, and this we can only enjoy if we abide with Him in Fellowship. The anointing of the Spirit is needed for Kingdom service, spiritual warfare and excellence in life and Ministry. Without the anointing, struggles in life and Ministry are inevitable.

It is God’s answer to all of life’s challenges; it surmounts every obstacle and squashes barriers before the Child of God. We see this in the life of David, the Psalmist, who after his anointing by Prophet Samuel, defeated Goliath and did great exploits for the Kingdom. Likewise, it is God’s utmost desire to release His anointing upon our lives today if only we will take time to seek His face and walk in His Way. May you be filled with His anointing for Kingdom exploits in Jesus Name.

PRAYER: O LORD, thank You for the release of Your anointing upon Your Church. I pray that You’ll anoint me for greater service. I ask that you’ll release your anointing in a greater measure upon your Church for greater exploit in Jesus Name!

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GOD, OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS

He restores my Soul: He leads me in the path of righteousness for His Name’s sake – Psalms 23:3

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Monday 21st November 2022

Men have through the ages worked ‘hard’ to attain God’s righteousness, but the Holy Bible makes it clear that all such efforts will always end in futility – “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags…” – Isaiah 64:6a. Righteousness is the Nature of God we receive when we are saved, and this becomes the basis on which we are led or shepherded by Him. It is the trademark of the Believer in Christ Jesus. It is the symbol that ascertains our sonship, and God’s ownership of us.

When God leads and we yield, righteousness becomes our ‘new normal’ by default as Children of God. You will only walk in righteousness to the extent God leads and guides you. Paul puts this straight to the Corinthian Believers, thus; “For He has made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him” – 2 Corinthians 5:21. The understanding of righteousness as the exclusive work of grace saves us the endless and empty labour of seeking to please God in the flesh.

PRAYER: FATHER, thank You for the provision of Your righteousness in Christ Jesus. I receive grace to cease from my futile labour to please you in the flesh, and embrace Your righteousness today. I ask that You release upon our land Your righteousness that men may live right in all areas of life in Jesus Name!

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GOD, THE GIVER OF REST

Sunday 20th November 2022

He makes me to lie down in green pastures: He leads me beside the still waters.– Psalms 23:2

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One of the ways by which men rest is to lie down. The endless toils and turmoil of life breed weariness of the soul and body. Even in sleep, many are still restless. The rest we get from sleep and things that give us pleasure is temporary. There is a rest that is both eternal, sure and secure; and such is only found in God. Jesus drove this reality further by throwing an open invitation to all who sincerely acknowledge their weariness from the many huddles of sin and life, and desire permanent rest; “Come unto Me, all you that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” – Matthew 11:28.

In His leading is His Rest – rest from sin, rest from worries, rest from fear and anxieties; all these are resident in the opening statement of the Psalmist – “The LORD is my Shepherd…” He gives rest by making you to lie down in the best of pastures, where all you see is the beauty of His creative works. May you surrender and find true rest in the Shepherd of Your Soul in Jesus Name.

PRAYER: FATHER, thank You for the rest You provide in Your Son, Jesus. I ask that You’ll save me from everything that makes me restless and give me true rest in You. Save as many who are yet under the bondage and weariness of sin and Satan, and bring them to complete rest in Jesus Name!

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GOD, OUR SHEPHERD

Saturday 19th November 2022

The LORD is my Shepherd; I shall not want – Psalms 23:1 

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The key to unlocking the blessings of Psalms 23 lies in the opening statement of verse 1 – ‘The LORD is my Shepherd…’ This Psalms is one of the most commonly quoted in the Christian fold today. Many a Christian quickly quotes this Psalm, and ‘claims’ the blessings without taking careful look at the key condition for unlocking the blessings therein.

The key to tapping into the fullness of the blessings of this Psalm is having God Shepherd your life. God is only a Shepherd to those who are willing to be led by Him. Total submission to His leading is what guarantees His provisions, protection and deliverance as presented in Psalm 23.

It is the sheep that wanders from the Shepherd that falls prey to the devil. What a great joy to know that He is not only a Shepherd, but the Good Shepherd (John 10:11). Your profiting in life lies in totally yielding to the Lord’s Shepherding and leadership (Isaiah 48:17-18).

PRAYER: FATHER, thank You for Your leadership over my life. I pray that You bend me and make me live a life of total surrender to Your leadership. I also ask that You provide leadership and guidance to our leaders in Jesus Name!

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THE BENEFITS OF GOD’S PRESENCE

Saturday 29th October 2022

Surely, goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever – Psalms 23:6 

No matter how beautiful a thing is, man will always desire something newer because his taste for things is short lived. However, there is an exception when it comes to the Presence of God; the more time we spend in His presence, the more we would want to stay. David made the desire for God’s Presence his one and utmost prayer point, “One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the House of the LORD all the days of my life…” – Psalms 27:4. What is so special about God’s Presence that a man will want to spend the rest of his life dwelling there? King David, a man who understood the value of God’s Presence stated in different passages of the Psalms the benefits of His Presence.

Firstly, God’s Presence is a place of FLOURISHING (Psalms 92:13). Secondly, God’s Presence is a place of BEAUTY (Psalms 27:4b). A truly beautiful life is one which is constantly planted in God’s Presence. Thirdly, God’s Presence is a place of JOY, fullness of Joy (Psalms 16:11). Fourthly, God’s Presence is a place of STRENGTH; the more we tarry in His Presence, the stronger we become to face life’s challenges (Psalms 84:6-7). As you step out this day, may you live in and enjoy every benefit of His Presence in Jesus Name.

PRAYER: Father, thank You for the gift of Your Presence to Your Children. I ask for grace to love and continuously live in Your Presence. I ask that You will fill the earth with Your manifest Presence today in Jesus Name!

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GOD, THE GREAT PROVIDER

Monday 24th October 2022

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The LORD is my Shepherd; I shall not want – Psalms 23:1

God is a Father by Nature, and is very responsible for meeting the needs of His children. His provisions are packaged in His leading. As we walk with Him in total obedience, our supplies are assured without fail. As we look to Him in faith, we shall not want what the world runs after.

Christ buttressing this Truth declared: “For after all these things do the Gentiles seek; for your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” – Matthew 6:32-33.

In his encouragement of the Philippian Christians, Paul also assured them that, “… my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” – Philippians 4:19. May we receive grace to access our daily provision as we obediently yield to His Shepherding in Jesus Name.

PRAYER: FATHER, thank You for Your divine provision to me. I ask for grace to submit to Your leadership and be totally given to seeking Your Kingdom as I look up to You for my daily provision. May all who are in dire need (widows, orphans, victims of Covid-19, etc.) in our world today be visited by Your divine providence in Jesus Name!

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Friday 5th August 2022

Satan hindered Us

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But we, brethren, being taken from you for a short time in presence, not in heart, endeavoured the more abundantly to see your face with great desire. Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us. 1 Thessalonians 2:17‭-‬18 KJV

Satan must not hinder you. Satan knows He cannot stop God from doing what He is set to do in your life, so he will try hard to hinder you first, from praying. He knows that when we pray God answers and so what he tries to do is to hinder you from praying.

Satan hates it when we pray, because in prayers we express our utter dependence on God. He fears what God will do in our midst when they praise and pray by faith in the name of Jesus Christ and because of this he will stop at nothing in his attempts to hinder us from truly praying and communing with God.

He uses different devices to hinder us from praying. But no matter what, determine in your heart that you will always pray and praise.

But we are not ignorant of his devices, In warfare if you know the plans of your enemy you are at an advantage to stop and annul it. So rise up today in prayer and decree that Satan will not succeed in hindering you in anyway. Pray and cancel all his devices. Declare that no plans of satan against you, your family, your community and nation will prosper.

May God answer you speedily as you pray!

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Sunday April 10th 2022

God, A loving Father

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.– Psalms 23:4

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The Love and Fatherhood of God is revealed in His discipline of His Children. The Psalmist refers to this as ‘thy rod and thy staff…’ In shepherding, the rod is employed for correction, and the staff for direction; and it is the combination of these two that brings true comfort. God uses both tools to provide order and guidance while leading His Children.

The admonition by the Author of Hebrews puts it this way, “For whom the Lord loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom he receives.  But if you be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are you bastards, and not sons” – Hebrews 12:6, 8. This Scripture clearly reveals the fact that a true mark of our Father-son relationship with God is our ability to accept His discipline, lest, we become bastards. The staff without the rod will breed a rebellious child, and the rod without the staff will produce a wandering and straying child. May we not be without these two in Jesus Name.

PRAYER: O LORD, thank You for the expression of Your Love for me through the instrumentality of Your discipline. I ask that both Your Rod and Your Staff will be employed in my relationship with You, and may I be opened to Your discipline always. I ask that You’ll restore order and discipline to Your Church in Jesus Name!

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Friday 8th April 2022

God, Our Restorer

He restores my Soul: He leads me in the path of Righteousness for His Name’s sake

– Psalms 23:3

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When God leads, He restores all that is lost, beginning from the restoration of the soul. Nothing is lost as long as the soul is saved, and everything is lost as long as the soul is lost. We see the value God places on the soul of man by the statement of Christ in Mark 8:36, “For what shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own Soul?”

Little wonder, the Devil’s central point of attack is the soul of man. The Psalmist expressed the joy of a restored soul, knowing fully well that every other restoration is tied to the restoration of the Soul. A man is first rich before God if he is rich in his soul, and poor before God if he is poor in His soul (Luke 12:16-21). The wealth of the soul is in its reconciliation and fellowship with God. Have you lost touch with God? Do you think you have come to the end of the road? There is hope in returning to the Father for total restoration. Let the cry of David be your cry today; “Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free Spirit” – Psalms 51:12.

PRAYER: FATHER, thank You for Your provision of restoration. I ask that You’ll restore my fellowship with You, and all I have lost in life today. Stretch forth Your Hand of mercy and restore every backslider and lost souls back to Yourself in Jesus Name!

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Tuesday December 28th 2021 -God Our Helper

Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth, I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe.

Psalm 61 :1

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Sometimes life can become so challenging and all hope is lost, with no friends to call on, and no helpers to beckon on. At such times we need to remember that our God is always a helper to cry out to. He listens, He cares and understands all the challenges we might be passing through. God wants his people to call upon Him for help.

Dear Saints, let us be assured that the Lord is a strength to the fainting hearts. He gives energy to his beloved who truly trust upon his name, He supplies grace to the weary hearts and fills it with gladness and Joy. He guides us through the paths of life to a safe and secured place in Him. What a relief, to know that God is guiding us through life.

God defends his people by the power of his might, The troubles, attacks and wars ravaging the nations daily are real and men and woman have been victims, but the Lord guides his own people to a Place of Refuge

Why not put your faith and confidence in God, cry unto him in faith, believe He will keep you from all troubles and lead you to his resting place.

PRAYER: Dear Lord, I cry to you to help me as I walk the narrow way in this wicked and crooked world. Help me always to put my trust in You. Amen.

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Tuesday 26th October 2021

I Will Arise

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I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father; I have sinned against heaven and before thee

– Luke 15:18

Life is about choices everyday. We make decisions and take responsibilities each day. Yesterday’s decision is today’s reality, and your ability to make the right decisions per time makes you a responsible person. The prodigal son came to a point where he needed to make a life changing decision, and Bible records that, “And when he came to himself, he said…” – Luke 15:17b. This phrase suggests him coming to terms with his present predicament. He didn’t just come to his senses, but took a decision and followed it up by taking responsibility. There was no shifting of blames for his condition, no making of baseless excuses, but he rather said to himself, “I will arise…”, and he did.

Have you fallen so low that it looks like there is no hope of rising? Take a cue from the prodigal son, and arise (Proverbs 24:16). God is saying to you today, ‘Arise from that shame’, ‘Arise from that defeat’, ‘Arise from that mess’ and so forth. In the words of a man who had firsthand experience of life’s troubles, “For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch  thereof will not cease” – Job 14:7. If there is such hope for a tree stump, much more, there is hope for you. Arise!

PRAYER: FATHER, thank You for past victories in my most trying times. I pray that You will grant me grace to take responsibility and make the right decisions daily in Jesus Name!

GOD – THE JUST REWARDER

Monday 6th February 2023

Behold, the Lord God will come with might, and His arm will rule for Him. Behold, His reward is with Him, and His recompense before Him – Isaiah 40:10

The continuous emphasis on the coming of the Lord indicates that His coming is nearer than we may think. The clause, “…the Lord God will come…” is an expression of the fact that His coming is certain. The Bible went on to say, “His reward is with Him…” Worthy of note is the fact that God is a just rewarder, one who will reward everyone according to his or her works. He is coming to reward both the good and the evil men have done over time. 

For us as children of God, we look forward to our eternal reward of righteousness like the Apostle Paul – “[As to what remains] henceforth there is laid up for me the [victor’s] crown of righteousness [for being right with God and doing right], which the Lord, the righteous Judge will award to me on that [great] day – and not to me only, but also to all those who have loved and yearned for and welcomed His appearing (His return)” – 2Timothy 4:8. 

The way we live our lives on earth will determine the kind of reward we look forward to. When we live with the consciousness of the fact that we shall give account for every deed done on earth; that will keep us on our feet as we walk and work in righteousness. It is also important to note that our reward (whether for good or bad) begins here (on earth). What kind of final reward do you look forward to? Are you ready for His coming? May the Lord help us.

PRAYER: Father, thank You for that which You have prepared for me. I ask for grace to hold on till the end in Jesus’ Name!

A SEASON OF COMFORT

Sunday 5th February 2023

“Comfort, yes, comfort my people!” says your God. Speak comfort to Jerusalem,… Isaiah 40:1-2a

In a season of incessant challenges and a world where the daily happenings are geared towards making men live sorrowful lives, God declares comfort for His children. Knowing the times we are in, this Scripture finds full relevance and provides solace for our many trials. 

God does not only proclaim comfort to His people but provides comfort through the ministry of the Holy Spirit. This was clearly stated by our Lord at the verge of His passion – “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever” – John 14:16. He proceeded to assure us that “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you – John 14:18. The implication of this statement to us is that we are not alone in the many battles and trials of life. We are not alone in a world of rejection and persecution of the true followers of Christ; His assurance still holds sway: ‘I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you’. It is by this comfort of the Spirit that we’re preserved in time even as we await our eternal comfort. May you remain blessed and comforted in Jesus’ Name.

PRAYER: Father, thank You for the comfort you have provided for me in Christ Jesus. May I always enjoy Your arm of comfort in Jesus’ Name.

GOD OF JUSTICE

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Saturday 4th February 2023

For I the Lord love justice; I hate robbery and iniquity. In my faithfulness I will reward them and make an everlasting covenant with them – Isaiah 61:8

One of the attributes of God is that He is just. The justice system of God is revealed in all His dealings with man. He rewards each person according to his or her deeds. Part of His justice system is to deal with sin; therefore, He declares “…I hate robbery and iniquity…”  Even though God is love, He abhors and punishes sin

Having this understanding that God in His fairness will reward both good and evil accordingly, let us live each day a life well pleasing to Him.God also wants us to live justly by being impartial in our dealings with men. Are you in a position of authority? Do you have people who are answerable to you? God expects you to deal justly with the people you lead. Are there some feeble and destitute looking up to you? Rather than taking advantage of them, God requires a fair dealing with them. Remember, God loves justice; and He hates robbery and iniquity. Shalom!

Prayer: Father, thank You for You’re a just God. Help me to deal justly in all I do in Jesus’ Name!

DON’T DRIFT AWAY

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Friday 3rd February 2023

But you must continue to believe this truth and stand in it firmly. Don’t thrift away from the assurance you received when you heard the Good News. The Good News has been preached all over the world, and I, Paul, have been appointed by God to proclaim it – Colossians 1:23

There is an assurance we have from the gospel of Jesus Christ when we believed. It is this assurance that the author of Hebrews calls an anchor of the soul (Hebrews 6:19). Knowing that our adversary, the devil doesn’t give up in his sly to get men enslaved in sin, the Apostle Paul charges us to continue to believe this truth and stand firmly in it.

The tendency to drift stares us in the face on a daily basis as our faith is regularly confronted to yield to Satan’s craftiness. Satan does this by making God’s Word look untrue. But the Apostle Paul encourages us to hold on to the assurance of our faith from when we believed. Knowing the authenticity of the Word of God, we are told, “That by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us” – Hebrews 6:18.

Friend, is your faith under the pressure of the world? Are you pressed hard to compromise your faith on a daily basis? The charge to you today is: Do Not Drift Away! God who delivered you from the power of sin and Satan is able to keep you steadfast till the end. Be blessed!

PRAYER: Father, I thank You for delivering me from the power of sin and Satan. Help me Lord not to drift away from the faith, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

MESSENGERS OF GOOD NEWS

Thursday 2nd February 2023

Messenger of good news, shout to Zion from the mountaintops! Shout louder to Jerusalem—do not be afraid. Tell the towns of Judah, “Your God is coming!” – Isaiah 40:9

What joy it is to know that we’re God’s messengers bearing witness to His love for mankind. We are given a mandate by our Lord, and are commanded to shout from the mountaintop as we publish the good news of salvation. The mountaintop signifies your sphere of influence, vocation or profession. The command to ‘shout’ speaks of the urgency of this assignment. It also indicates that our world is getting busier by the day, and in order to get men’s attention, there’s the need to ‘shout’ (intercede) in prayer and all-out evangelism.

Added to this command to publish the good news is a caution – “…Do not be afraid.” God knowing that the world will become more antagonistic to the gospel, charged us to not fear. We are assured of His abiding Presence as we go about executing our Kingdom mandate – “Teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you, and behold, I am with you all the days (perpetually, uniformly, and on every occasion), to the [very] close and consummation of the age. Amen (so let it be)” – Matthew 28:20. 

PRAYER: Father, thank You for the privilege of being Your Messenger on the earth, I ask for grace to be fully devoted to soul winning in Jesus’ Name! 

THE ALL-CARING GOD

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Wednesday 1st February 2023

Like a Shepherd, he will care for his flock, gathering the lambs in his arms, hugging them as he carries them, leading the nursing ewes to good pasture – Isaiah 40:11

There is a yearning in every man’s heart to be loved and cared for. Care-giving is gradually fading out of our world as many a man is consumed in trying to make ends meet and satisfy his army of competing needs. Here we find the One whose care for us is endless and unconditional; He never tires of bearing His own even in old age – “And I’ll keep on carrying you when you’re old. I’ll be there, bearing you when you’re old and gray. I’ve done it and will keep on doing it, carrying you on my back, saving you”(MSG). In another rendition, this Scripture reads: “I will be your God throughout your lifetime—until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you” – Isaiah 46:4NLT. 

When the elderly are seen as liability by some individuals today, we have a God in whose eyes our value never diminishes, even in old age His care is constant. God’s care is the singular reason why life is worth the living. The whole world may despise you but if God cares for you, the world’s verdict concerning you is inconsequential. The Apostle Peter counsels us to “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about what happens to you” – 1Peter 5:7. Burdened with this world’s many troubles? Take it to the Lord in prayer, for He cares for you.  

PRAYER: Father, Thank You for letting me know that You care for me. Give me the grace to keep trusting You in Jesus’ Name.

FEAR NOT

Tuesday January 31st 2023

You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day, Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday – Psalm 91:5-6

Fear Not. This is God’s command for you today.

God’s intention is that His children should not be afraid of anything that the devil may bring their way. 

Several times in scripture we are instructed not to be afraid and today’s verse gives us a list of some of the things that may want to cause us to be afraid.

Terror by night; arrow that flies by day; pestilence that walks in darkness; destruction that lays waste at noonday. What a formidable list, yet God says you shall not be afraid.

There is no situation you will ever find yourself in, or challenge that may come your way, which God has not taken into consideration before giving the instruction, ‘Fear Not’.

Paul in 2 Timothy 1:7 says “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind”

So, as you meditate on today’s scripture, reject every spirit of fear and thank God for giving you boldness, power and a sound mind. Also give God thanks for granting you victory over every issue or challenge that you are facing right now.

PRAYER POINT

Thank God for not giving you a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but a spirit of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline.

THE ALL-POWERFUL GOD

Sunday 29th January 2023

Why would you ever complain, O Jacob, or, whine, Israel, saying, “GOD has lost track of me. He doesn’t care what happens to me”? Don’t you know anything? Haven’t you been listening? GOD doesn’t come and go. God lasts. He’s Creator of all you can see or imagine. He doesn’t get tired out, doesn’t pause to catch his breath. And he knows everything, inside and out – Isaiah 40:27-28

The Omnipotent nature of God reveals His All-Powerful character; He can neither increase nor diminish in power, He is eternally powerful. David the Psalmist attests to this – “God has spoken once, twice I have heard this: that power belongs to God” – Psalms 62:11.  The prophet affirms that “…He doesn’t get tired out, doesn’t pause to catch His breath”. Huh! What an awesome God we serve. Paul the Apostle also reveals God’s supremacy by charging the Christians in Rome to be “subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God” – Romans 13:1.  This implies that God alone has power to enthrone and dethrone because He alone is supreme over all things (Daniel 2:21).

Are you presently in Israel’s condition who said God had lost track of them, neither does He care what happened to them?  Remember that your mountain of challenges cannot limit God’s power in anyway. He neither faints nor is weary, says the prophet Isaiah. He is powerful over every affliction. He is powerful over every sickness and disease. He is powerful over every mountain because He created them. So, your case cannot be different, for there is hope for you. Job’s friend acknowledged God’s All-powerful nature, and His care for the innocent; “God is all-powerful, but He doesn’t bully innocent people” – Job 36:5 (MSG).

Our ability to grasp the Omnipotence of God, will determine our capacity to exercise dominion over the earth and over the forces of darkness. We are meant to be channels of God’s power, bringing healing and deliverance to men and nations. This power is received when the Holy Spirit comes upon us (Acts 1:8), then can we be His witnesses unto the uttermost part of the earth. Stay blessed!

PRAYER: Father, Thank You for Your All-surpassing power. Fill me Lord, with Your Spirit afresh, that I may be Your effective witness in the earth in Jesus’ Name!

OTHER’S CENTERED PRAYER

Friday January 27th 2023

Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for Christians everywhere, I have never stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly – Ephesians 1:15-16 NLT.

What joy and encouragement is it to know that someone is constantly praying for you. It is common to always pray for oneself, but it is not a very common practice to see many Christians constantly channel their prayer to God for others. The Apostle Paul was an exception; with so much ministerial demands, he still made praying for other Believers his primary duty. Paul’s commitment to praying for other Believers was a consistent practice he observed all through his life and ministry. We find him express his prayer commitment to the Churches in Philippine, Colossae and Thessalonica (Philippians 1:3-4; Colossians 1:9; 1Thessalonians 1:2-3). It is a spiritual duty to pray for yourself, but it is spiritual maturity (to an extent) to constantly pray for others. As much as it is important to pray for ourselves, we must also make it a duty to remember others in our prayers. Christ also modeled this lifestyle. A good example is in John 17, where He dedicated the whole chapter to praying for us. We are more fulfilled in the place of prayer when we assume an intercessory role by praying for others. May the Lord strengthen you to make this a part of your life in Jesus’ Name

.PRAYER:Father thank You for the privilege to call on You in prayer. I ask for grace to take up the responsibility of intercession for others in Jesus’ Name!