GRACE FOR EVERY MOMENT
Bible Reading: Isaiah 23:1-18
Be still, ye inhabitants of the isle; thou whom the merchants of Zidon, tat pass over the sea, have replenished. Isaiah 23:2
Every moment counts. Time wasted cannot be regained. Every day is a plus for you. Each new person you meet is a plus to your life. Whatever thing you do is for the good of your life. Let the spirit lead. No knowledge is wasted. You may not know the importance of that thing now but later it will speak for itself. Don’t undermine your salvation. Your encounter with the Lord Jesus is all you need. His name and grace bring miracles and supernatural happenings. Each time you talk to someone about Jesus, you are getting closer to the grace of God. You are adding grace to grace. I make bold to tell you that grace is stronger than works. When you walk in grace you walk in favour. In God’s kingdom, your input determines your output. Grace is proportional. Service brings grace and reward. Until you upgrade yourself, Heaven will not upgrade you. The best way to please God is to win someone to Christ. May grace direct your path today.
Prayer Point: Heavenly Father, lead me in the path I should go in Jesus name.
Topic: THE MINISTRY OF ANGELS
Text: Heb 1:13-14
Memory Verse: Who have received the law by this disposition of angels, and have not kept it. Acts 7:53
THE DISPOSITION OF ANGELS: Acts 7:53, Gal 3:19, Ps 91:10-13
We find references to the ministry of angels from Genesis to Revelation and in every section of the Bible. Angels have a part in God’s Disposition of Grace as well as in the Old Testament times. When God gave the Law, it was attended by angels. The Law was given by the instrumentality of angels- “by the disposition of angels.”
God’s holy angels bring answers to prayer of the saints and make God’s Revelation known. They protect the believers and fight against their enemies, also strengthening in trial. They also lead sinners to true Gospel preachers.
APPEARANCES OF ANGELS TO MEN: Gen 16:7-12, Judges 13:8-21, Luke 1:26-38
An angel appeared to Hagar to counsel her by a spring of water in the wilderness on the road to Shur.(Gen 16:7-12)
Two angels appeared to Lot to warn and deliver him and his household from the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.(Gen 19:12-17)
An Angel of God declared a blessing on Jacob after wrestling with Him until daybreak. He changed Jacob’s name to Israel and blessed him( Gen 32: 24-29).
An Angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon to encourage and commission him. And when Gideon perceived that He was the Angel of the Lord, Gideon said, Alas, O Lord God! For now I have seen the Angel of the Lord face to face! (Judges 6)
The Angel of the Lord appeared to Manoah to inform him of the birth of a deliverer(Samson)-Judges 13
In the New Testament, Angel appeared to Zacharias to prophesy the birth of John. Angel also appeared to Mary to predict the conception of the virgin and the birth of Jesus. Angel then appeared to Joseph to confirm the supernatural conception of Mary. To the shepherds, the Angel informed them of the birth of the Saviour. And to Mary Magdalene and the other Mary the Angel assured them of the resurrection of Jesus.
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And you know in all your hearts and in all your souls that not one thing has failed of all the good things which the Lord our God spoke concerning you. Joshua 23:14
Joshua was encouraging the people to hold onto the promise that God has spoken over their head. He reminded them that the word of God over their lives has not failed, that every promise God made to them came to pass. It is encouraging to hear such words from the mouth of Joshua. All of us have received a prophecy or read a scripture promise from God to you about something good that will happen in your life. These promises whether directly from the Bible or through the inspired utterance of someone are by the spirit of God. Some of you might have given up because the promise is taken too long but I have a goodnews for you. God is working on your case that He is bringing every promise to fulfillment. Like the case of the children of Israel His promises over your life shall not fail. Just hold onto it. You will soon share your testimony that will beat your imagination.
Mention one of the promises of God concerning you from the scriptural point of view.
Bible Reading: Isaiah 24:1-24
They shall lift up their voice, they shall sing of the majesty of the Lord, they shall cry aloud from the sea. Isaiah 24:14
Fear not. Be courageous. In the midst of trouble, lift up your voice and sing of the majesty of the Lord. Your real value is not what you are outside but what you have in your mind. Don’t limit yourself by your words. Dare to do things you are afraid to do. In Josh 3:15-17, the priests stepped into the Jordan before the river divided. When you take a step, the water will divide for you and as long as your feet are on the land, the water cannot over flow you. The people that fight you are afraid of you. They are scared of you. They know what you carry. Therefore, be very bold, Hallelujah! I know who I am. You are a chosen treasure and a royal priesthood. It’s what you carry inside that makes you higher than your enemies. If you failed to take challenges you will go nowhere in life. Adventure matters a lot in life. In Matt 14:28, Peter walked on the water because he was not mindful of the dangers. He was only mindful of Jesus word: COME!
Prayer Point: In the name of Jesus I receive strength for every battle.
BE STRONG IN THE LORD
Bible Reading: Isaiah 25:1-12
And it shall be said in that day; Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the Lord; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation. Isaiah 25:9
When you wait on the Lord, He grants you your desires. When God wants to use a man, the first thing He does is to strengthen his mind. Courage boosts our faith. Bold people are Heaven’s delight. They don’t chicken out easily. Baby Christians change their song when the going becomes tough. The truth is that if the devil has given up on you he will attack you less. Let the devil know that you are a ‘no go area’ for him. Laugh when the enemy wants you to cry. Shout and rejoice when he wants you to lament. Don’t ever say or think that you are passing through some uncommon situations. There is no temptation you face today that someone has not faced and overcame before. Have the mindset of victory. God wants to see how we will react to every situation. God does not always rush into a situation. He is glorified by your stedfastness.
Prayer Point: God is my strength, I shall not be afraid what man will do to me in Jesus name.
DO NOT BE MOVED
Bible Reading: Isaiah 26:1-21
Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength: Isaiah 26:4
Happy are they that put their trust and confidence in God for He will sustain them in the say of trouble. Absolute faith in god brings you victory. In your condition never you doubt the ability of god to bring you out of any situation. God is touched by the feeling of our infirmities. Everything is naked before His eyes. He knows about what you are going through. Remember, He has power over the works of the enemy. Arise in faith and God will heal your sickness. In your weakness, continue to acknowledge that Jesus is Lord over your weakness, fear, anxiety and lack. Never confess negatively, that is a sign of defeat. When the devil tells you, you are poor, shout it loud that you are rich. He tells you you are weak and defeated, talk back to the devil that you are strong and victories. Know the God you are serving and boost with the name of the Lord almighty. Sometimes it may appear things are getting out of hand, your health is failing you, you can believe in your heart and stand on the word of God and I assure you that God’s word will never be defeated.
Declaration: I have faith in God and I declare I am strong.
GOD IS THERE FOR YOU
Bible Reading: Isaiah 27:1-13
Fury is not in me: who would set the briers and thorns against me in battle? I would go through them, I would burn them together, Isaiah 27:4
God is challenging your contenders? This is enough reason to brag about God to your enemies. Every child of God is surrounded b the enemy. The devil uses people and circumstances to attack the children of God. The scripture says “Do not be ignorant of the devises of the enemy. But the goodness is that you are not alone. God is with you as a mighty terrible one. He has promised to avenge you of your enemy. Do not be terrified by their attacks. One with God is majority. With God on your side you are more than a conqueror. Have you been battling with ill health for a long time, you are coming out of the sickness because Jesus Himself took your infirmities and carried your sicknesses by whose stripes you are healed. Have you been in the valley of stagnation that it has almost become part of your life.Whatever kind of stagnation you are experiencing, this time is the expiration of that stagnation. Enough is enough
Prayer Point: Because God is with me, I can never be defeated by the wicked one.
THERE IS NO FAULT IN GOD
Bible Reading: Isaiah 28:1-29
This also cometh forth from the Lord of hosts, which is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working. Isaiah 28:29
Very often people blame God for their woes. God can never be at fault. A man who serves the Lord should be patient. A man who is on the Lord’s side will s
erve God with all his heart. The fact that you are passing through some difficult times does not mean that God is no longer on your side. That is the time to stand tall for your faith. Don’t follow multitude to compromise your faith. Let your mind be always positive about God. Refuse to see any fault with God. Praise God for everything. No blessing or pursuit is worth your compromising your faith. If you stand for nothing, you will fall for everything. Let people know you for something. Let your faith in Jesus be known to those around you. We should have the faithfulness of Job who said that “Though He slay me, yet will I trust him…” (Job 13:15) Stand for righteousness. As a Christian, people around you should be able to trust you to some extent. Examine yourself.
Confession: Lord you are wonderful in counsel and excellent in working and I will always depend on you.
WOE UNTO THE WICKED
Bible Reading: Isaiah 29:1-24
Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and sorrow: and it shall be unto me as Ariel. Isaiah 29:2
There is no peace to the wicked. Wickedness does not pay. A wicked person may appear successful but mark the end of that man.Tragedy is inevitable. Every wicked person is under the curse of the Almighty God. Most people do not consider the end of a thing. There is a way that seems good to a man but the end is destruction. There is a reward for every action under the sun. Delay is a reward for every action under the sun. Delay in judgment does not mean a wicked person will go unpunished. There is always a day of reckoning. You don’t need to be a witch or wizard to be classified as a wicked person. It is the condition of your heart and your actions that defines you. God sees everyone’s heart. You cannot deceive God. Wicked thought and evil imagination makes a person wicked. A wicked person will always be condemned by his conscience, That is why they will never have peace. This is an opportunity for you to search yourself and change for better.
Prayer Point: Most High God, create in me a clean heart in Jesus name.
Topic: THE GREAT SALVATION
Text: Heb 2:1-4
Memory Verse: So great salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard Him. Heb 2:3
EXHORTATION TO RIGHT RESPONSE: Heb 12:25,26; Prov 4: 20-22, 2 Pet !:12-15
Christ’s message is inseparably interwoven with His Person. We cannot think of His message without thinking of His eternal pre-existence, His incarnation, His supernatural birth, His perfect, sinless life, His miraculous acts and deeds, His resurrection and ascension, His eternal exaltation. Jesus and His message are one. You cannot reject any portion of His message without rejecting Him and facing the eternal consequence.
In the original, the words, “lest at any time we should let them slip”(Heb 2:1) have a nautical sense of a ship which is drifting, one that has no anchorage. The language is both graphic and appropriate. Most people do not go headlong and intentionally into hell. They drift into it. Most people just slowly ,almost imperceptibly slip past the harbor of salvation out to eternal destruction.
CONFIRMATION OF GOD’S WORD: Heb 2:3,4 ; John 10:37,38; Rom 15:19.
This great salvation – salvation from sin- was first preached by Christ. The doctrine of salvation- justification by faith in Christ- is not a new doctrine. Our Lord, Jesus Christ, who provided it on the Cross as He died for our sins, preached it clearly before He went to the Cross. Then after His resurrection, He commanded His Apostles to preach the same message to all creatures in the whole world.
Christ, in His earthly ministry confirmed His message with “miracles and wonders and signs”(Acts 2:22). God gave similar confirming signs through the Apostles, in the first century of Gospel preaching after the resurrection and ascension of Christ. God bore witness to the message of salvation preached by the Apostles by giving them the gifts of the Spirit to do the same things that Jesus had done- miracles, wonders and signs.
The Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ’s is supremely a supernatural Gospel, attended by supernatural power. God has never left His true disciples destitute of that invaluable affirmation of the truth of His Word. God still confirms His Word with signs following.
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Now when they had escaped, they then found out that the island was called Malta. And the nations showed us unusual kindness; for they candled a fire and made us all welcome. Acts 28:1-2
The kindness of God is always beyond human ability and often goes beyond our expectations. The love that God showed upon us is a demonstration of His Kindness. This Kindness or favour or goodness of God will cause people to do things for us that they wouldn’t have done under normal circumstance. It is the kindness of God that compel strangers to fight on our behalf and even cause our enemies to bless us. “When a man’s ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him” Proverb 16:7. From the above scripture we have seen that our ways must please God before we can experience the unusual kindness of God in our lives. To achieve this we have to walk with him through a life of faith and holiness because without faith it is impossible to please God. I pray that the unusual kindness of God comes upon you now in Jesus name.
How does God demonstrate His kindness toward us?
ADVICE TO THOSE WHO HAVE EARS
Bible Reading: Isaiah 30:1-33
Woe to the rebellious children, saith the Lord, that take counsel, but not of me: and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin. Isaiah 30:1
If you must be a candidate for God’s blessing, you must always take counsel from the Lord. You must be a person with stable spirituality, that is, prosperity does not affect your discipline, simplicity and commitment to the Lord. God blesses people who will maintain their spirituality despite the blessings of God upon their lives. Prosperity should not affect your consecration. No amount of money should reduce our prayer life. Our hunger for God should be incurable. God blesses people who walk in love and not in strive. It will be a mistake to think that your prosperity is as a result of your own efforts. Bless God for every good thing you see in the lives of others. Don’t be angry at the progress of others. Be a good listener. If you cannot be advised, you cannot be advanced. You must always remember that God is the Source of your blessings
Prayer Point: Lord, give me the grace to depend on you for direction in life in Jesus name.
WHERE DO YOU GO IN TIMES OF TRIALS?
Bible Reading: Isaiah 31:1-9
Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help, and stay on horses, and trust in chariots because they are many, and in horsemen because they are very strong, but hey look not unto the Holy one of Israel, neither seek the Lord. Isa 31:1
Since the fall of man in the Garden of Eden, the earth has been characterized with challenges, trials and temptations. There is no life without challenges. They come in different forms and measures. The scripture says, “Have respect unto the covenant, for the dark places of earth are full of the habitations of cruelty” Trials come not only from the devil, they come also come God to test your faith, trust and confident in Him. God told Abraham to sacrifice his only son Isaac to Him. God gave Joseph a covenant of greatness. As a believer, where do you go when you are faced with trials? Many so called Christians move from one prophet to the other, from one native doctor to another looking for help. Where you go for help determines what you get. David said, “I waited patiently for the Lord and he inclined unto me and heard my cry. Wait upon the Lord.
Prayer Point: In times of trouble, I am rest assured God will defend me.
Bible Reading: Isaiah 32:1-20
Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high and the wilderness be a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest. Isa 32:15
Anything that stands as a barrier to frustrate or stop you from manifesting the purpose of God for your life, from achieving your heart desire is the wilderness of your life. Poverty, barrenness, sickness and disease, joblessness and sin are some of the wilderness of life. No one has the ability to overcome the problems facing him in life without help from God. Nothing can change in the life of man unless God brings change. Your knowledge can achieve nothing without God’s help. There is no miracle and there is no testimony without God. How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power, and he went about doing good and healing all that were afflicted of the devil for God was with him. If Jesus needed the presence of God to do signs and wonders in the lives of man, you can do nothing without His presence. His presence gives you assurance of every good thing of life. There is no impossibility in the presence of the Lord.
Confession: In Christ I trust, nothing can hold me bound
THE SEED OF LIFE
Bible Reading: Isaiah 33:1-24
And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of your times, and strength of your salvation, the fear of the Lord is also his treasure. Isa 33:6
By wisdom the earth and the fullness thereof was formed, by understanding, the heavens and the fullness therein were created and only by the knowledge of the word can one prevail on earth and obtain eternal salvation. A man without wisdom, knowledge and understanding is like a fig tree without fruit, he is man without future, coming from nowhere to nowhere, for out of nothing comes nothing. For if God said they are the stability of your life, the strength of your salvation and your treasure on earth then obviously you can’t become anything on earth. You can’t become anything on earth without them and heaven will be a mirage to you. Wisdom, knowledge and understanding are the seeds of greatness. They have inherent divine supernatural power to give you every good thing of life, both spiritually and physically. Whosoever possesses these supernatural gifts, possesses the world.
Prayer Point: O Lord, endow me with the spirit of wisdom, knowledge and understanding in Jesus name.
PERMANENT AND EVERLASTING
Bible Reading: Isaiah 34:1-17
Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read, no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate, for my mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them. Isa 34:16
As God is permanent, constant and everlasting, such is His word. As He is faithful and righteous such is His word. He is the word that was, that is and forever shall be. Everything in heaven and on the earth is a product of the word spoken by God. Therefore, everything we desire in this world and in heaven must be obtained by the word commanded by God. The Bible is the word commanded by God concerning all things in heaven and on earth which shall certainly come to pass. The Bible is a divine inspirational composition of God’s perfect commandment to all mankind. The Bible is a complete God’s way of life which must be adhered to, whether convenient or not. Every word of God is His covenant and it does not fail. It is written, “My covenant will I not break nor altar the thing that is gone out of my lips.” Read the word every day, for in it contains every desire of your life.
Prayer Point: Lord, let your word be a light unto my path
FEAR NOT YOUR MIRACLE IS ON THE WAY
Bible Reading: Isaiah 35:1-10
Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing, for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert. Isaiah 35:6
It does not matter how long you have been in travail of life. It does not matter how long you have been waiting, praying and weeping for a miracle for the fruit of the womb, for break through, for healing, for a good job etc. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. It is your morning, it is your turn to rejoice and celebrate, for they that wait upon the Lord shall not be put to shame. Abraham waited and saw the glory of God, Joseph waited and saw the glory of God, Israel waited in Egypt and saw the glory of God. It is your turn to see His glory. It is your turn to testify of His goodness. Job endured and refused to shift ground despite obviously terrible affliction until his change came. He said, “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him, but I will maintain my own ways before him. All the days of my appointed time, will I wait till my change come. If you can continue to look up unto him in faithfulness and righteousness, your desire change will undoubtedly come.
Thanksgiving: Lord I thank you because my miracle is guaranteed in Jesus name.
Topic: IDENTITY OF ANGELS
TEXT: Heb 1:4-7
Memory Verse: Being made so better than the angels, as He hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. Hebrew 1:4
GENERAL FACTS ABOUT ANGELS: Ps 148;2-5, Heb 12:22, Luke 2:13-15
Angels were all created before man. They do not have the infirmities that men have. They are of a higher order than man- an amazing creation of God. After the fall of all rebellious angels with Lucifer, the angels remaining in heaven were no longer subject to sin. Satan and the fallen angels will be tormented in everlasting fire at the end of this age(Rev 20:10). God’s holy angels are powerful and wise. They are innumerable. Angels do not marry and unable to procreate. They do not subject to death. Their number, therefore, neither increases by procreation or by additional creation nor decreases by death or by annihilation.
Angels often appear as men but may also appear in other forms. Concerning the angel who appeared at Christ’s resurrection, we read, his countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow. And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men”(Matt 28:3,4)
THE NATURE OF ANGELS: Heb 2:16-18, Ps 104:4, Luke 24:39.
Angels have a superior nature to that of men. Man, in his present state, is lower than God’s holy angels. Angels are not like men who are plagued with infirmities, weaknesses, prone to tiredness, death, limited by time and physical conditions. Men, living on earth, are subject to frailties and oppression which angels, living in heaven, are free from. While men can be tempted, can sin, fail God and be lost, angels are holy and sinless. Hunger, thirst, weariness and decay, known to all men are unknown to angels. Angels are spirits, not having flesh and bones like men.
Angels are powerful and mighty, only two angels destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. A single angel smote 185,000 armed Assyrians in one night. Angels are holy and obedient to God. They are intelligent and wise, glorious, immortal, heavenly spirit beings. They need no rest, they can appear visible and invisible and can move at inconceivable speed.
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RICH IN GOOD WORKS
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good work and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16
Our lives as children of God have been programmed by God for good works and when we do that our lives shine brighter and brighter to the glory of God. Good works are inspired by the spirit of God and it reduces the suffering that people are going through and consequently draw people to God. God wants us to be rich in good works and will even bless us financially so that we can be good to other people. Command those that are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust on certain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give and willing to share” 1 Timothy 6:17-18. When we make up our mind to do good in spite of the evil that is done against us, then we are acting like our heavenly Father and the world will testify of us as the true sons of God. Even the anointing of God upon our lives is for good works. “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the holy spirit and with power who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him’ Acts 10:38
What do you understand by rich in good works?
EXCHANGING THE WORD FOR THE WORLD
Bible Reading: Isaiah 36:1-22
Now therefore, give pledges I pray thee, to my master the king of Assyria and I will give thee two thousand horses, if thou be able on our part to set riders upon them. Isa 36:8
What is your imagination, what in this world is worth exchanging for your salvation? What is your desire, what is your expectation, what do you want to be in this world that is worth a better alternative for your God? Hezekiah was told to sacrifice his people, his God, his salvation and honour for two thousand of horses. Many Christians have turned away from serving the Lord their God in pursue of worldly treasures and pleasures. Money has become a substitute for God in the lives of many people. Politics and urge for power have taken many people from the presence of God. There are many people in the church today who pretend to be believers, but are ardent chronic agents of darkness; appearing among the children of God in the day and in the night, they dine and wine on the altar of the devil. Many so called Christians shed innocent blood to acquire the things of this world. The church is fast drifting away from the word to the world.
Pledge: I will never go back to the world anymore
PRESENT IT BEFORE THE LORD
Bible Reading: Isaiah 37:1-38
And Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messenger, and read it, and Hezekiah went up unto the house of the Lord, and spread it before the Lord. Isaiah 37:14
What is your challenge in life? What is that thing that is giving you sleepless night? Is it poverty, sickness, barrenness, satanic affliction, joblessness, marital instability? No matter how hopeless the situation looks like present it before the Lord your God and have faith in His Supernatural ability to take it away. With God, all things are possible. Ps 118:6 says “The Lord is on my side, I will not fear, what can man do unto me?” Nothing can prevail over a man that put his trust in the Lord. He is the Banner, the Shield, the Buckler and Sustainer of all that trust in Him. When Hezekiah received the letter from the enemy, he did not cry or accused God of allowing the calamity over him he did not take the letter to man for assistance or advice, he took it into the house of the Lord, upon the altar of the Most High and went on his knee in prayer. God heard him and arose from him and delivered him from his enemy.
Prayer Point: Heavenly Father, I trust in you for all my needs to be met in Jesus name
YOUR WORKS SHALL TESTIFY FOR YOU
Bible Reading: Isaiah 38:1-22
And I said, remember now, O Lord, I beseech thee, how I have walked before thee in truth, and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in your sight. And Hezekiah wept sore. Isa 38:3
What is your identify before the Lord? What is your qualification, confidence or testimony before the Lord? What kind of record do you have in heaven? The scriptures confirm that whatsoever we do on earth whether good or bad is recorded in heaven. We can never be greater in heaven than what we are on earth. Your title, your position or possession are not important in your assessment in heaven, but your works, your service, your obedience to God’s commandments. Your righteousness is what determines your relationship with God and what you get from Him. Your being a Christian, your going to church alone is not a criteria to provoke blessings from heaven. Salvation is not only by confession, but also by action. Hezekiah was sure of his place in heaven, he was sure of his record. When problem came, he reminded God of his works of righteousness. God looked through the records and reversed his decision.
Prayer Point: I receive grace to make impact to my generation in Jesus name.
A MAN WITHOUT SECRET IS A MAN WITHOUT FUTURE
Bible Reading: Isaiah 39:1-8
Then said he, what have they seen in thine house? And Hezekiah answered, all that is in mine house have they seen, there is nothing among my treasure that I have not shown them. Isa 39:4
Your secret is what distinguishes you from others. It is what makes you unique. Your secret is your stronghold, your defence city and your driving force. Our God is a God of secrets. The scripture says “The secret things belong unto the Lord our God, but the things which are revealed belong unto us and our children forever, that we may do all the words of his law” (Duet 29:29). As believers, we are children of God, co-heirs with Jesus our heavenly inheritance, but God does not and cannot reveal all things unto us, but that which He feels we have need for the work of the kingdom. If God reveals all His secrets unto man, He ceases to be God. Concerning rapture, Jesus said He knew not the day nor the hour, but the Father only. When you have no secret, you expose yourself to great danger, people use it to fight and destroy you. Hezekiah exposed all his secrets to his enemy, God became angry.
Prayer Point: Lord, give me wisdom.
IT IS ALL VANITY
Bible Reading: Isaiah 40:1-31
The voice said, cry. And he said, what shall I cry for? All flesh is grass, and the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field. Isa 40:6
Life without Christ Jesus is absolute vanity. No matter how successful you may have grown, you need Jesus As the grass grows tall and greenish, and shortly dries away and returns to dust, so is the value of man on earth. Whatever the level of your achievement in this world it perishes in this world. The world and the fullness thereof is a temporal abode. Out of the dust of the earth was man formed, and unto it shall all flesh return. We came into this world with nothing and we must leave it with nothing. Life on earth and everything thereof is a passing phase. Since our days on earth are numbered and we don’t have the power to add a second to it, since we can’t leave here with anything, what then are we living for? Don’t live a wasteful life in this world. Give your life to Jesus. Surrender all unto Him. Let Him rule over your life. Salvation is the only thing man can leave this world with. Eternity in heaven or hell is determined here on earth. Make a choice now, tomorrow might be too late.
Prayer Point: Lord Jesus, give me the grace not to miss my mark in life in Jesus name
GOD OUR HELPER
Bible Reading: Isaiah 41:1-29
For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, “Fear not; I will help thee. Isa 41:13
Having read our text, it is enough courage that we should be able to face whatever negative thing or situation with confidence. No wonder the Psalmist boldly declared “If God be for us who can be against us”. One of our problems still boils down to the fact that our lack of studying the word of God which will expose us to the knowledge of the promises of God is limiting our access to God’s blessing we so desired. The Psalmist went ahead to say that “They that know their God shall do exploits. God is your Helper and He has assured you of His help in the hour of our need. What no man else could do for us God will do it. God went further in verse 21 “Produce your cause, saith the Lord; bring forth your strong reasons, saith the King of Jacob.” God wants us to bring our reasons before Him in prayers and He will grant us our hearts desires. Complaining has never and will never bring solution to our problems. The scripture says “Woe to them that go to Egypt for help.
Prayer Point: I am not afraid, God is my help
Topic: CHRIST’S VOLUNTARY HUMILATION
Text: Heb 2: 5-9
Memory Verse: For unto the angels hath He not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak. Heb 2:5
CHRIST’S TEMPORARY HUMILATION AND FINAL GLORY: Heb 2:6-8,Ps 8:4-6, Phil 2: 7-11
For a little while, Jesus Christ became man- lower than the angels. This refers to the incarnation, when Jesus became man and thus became subject to suffering and the limitations of time and space- Christ is now exalted above all angels and the whole creation. And redeemed man, much lower than the angels now, will one day be exalted as king with our great King, the King of kings.
The Jews thought that Jesus was inferior to the angels because they saw Him as a Man of a humble condition. They did not see on Him any of the apparent honour which belonged to angelic beings. It was proper, since He came to redeem man that He should be a Man, and not take on Himself the nature of angels. Yet God had never put the world to come in subjection to the angels, as He had to the Lord Jesus Christ.
CHRIST’S SUBSTITUTIONARY DEATH FOR EVERYONE: Heb 2:9, Gal 4:4,5; 1Tim 2:4-6.
Christ, having pre-eminence over the angels voluntarily took on Him the form of a Savant and came to die for our sins. The time is coming when all things shall be put in complete subjection under Him. This Christ, the King, died a Vicarious (for another).
He “tasted death for every man”. The atonement made by the Lord Jesus is “for every man” whether Jews or Gentile, bond or free, high or low. God is “not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”He is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. “Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved”.
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THE GOOD SHEPHERD
I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming and leaveth the sheep and fleeth John 10:11-12
Jesus is not just a shepherd, He is the good shepherd. This means that there are bad shepherds (hirelings). People that don’t really care for the sheep that God has given them. They care for the sheep only when there is something to gain from it but when there is danger they run away. When your involvement in church is not to serve but for personal gain, you will easily walk away when the road is rough. Good shepherds on the other hand, cares very well for the sheep and even give his life for the sheep. He knows every little detail about his sheep, the life of Jesus while on earth exemplified that of a good shepherd and he continued to shepherd us today in a spiritual service. One good evidence of a good shepherd is in the quality of the life of the sheep. Good shepherd always feed his sheep that is why Jesus wants us to prosper.
1. What are the characteristics of a good shepherd?
2. Who is a hireling?
GOD WILL DIRECT YOU PATH
Bible Reading: Isaiah 42:1-25
And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not, I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them. Isaiah 42:16
You can imagine a blind man going about without a guide such man will stumble into so many things and fall several times. Yours may not be physical blindness. It could be spiritual blindness. Know for certain that you are worse off than someone that is physically blind. If you are such, I have a good news for you. God will direct your path. You have been toiling for years with nothing to show forth, God is ready to show you the way. And one of the ways to receive direction is the word of God. That is why you should always avail yourself of all the weekly activities and Sunday service for the word of God will be made known to you. Also the servants of God are available to counsel you in the area of your need. If your business is going down and gaining admission to further your education seems not forth-coming. You cannot fight the battle alone. You need help for direction in life.
Prayer Point: I receive help for direction in Jesus name.
GOD IS EVERYTHING TO US
Bible Reading: Isaiah 43:1-28
For I am the Lord they God, the Holy One of Israel, they Savior; I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee. Isa 43:3
God is with us and His love is sufficient unto us. He is not the God of the half empty or half full in our lives. He is the God f the exceeding abundantly above all we could ask or think. When He fills our cup it is to overflowing. God knows our needs. Nothing we face is too big for Him to handle and will not over look the tiniest of our needs. The enemy is the destroyer but the good thing is that God has promised to restore the things the enemy has taken from our lives. All the years of ill health, poverty, frustration, broken relationship, regrets including the pains of lost opportunities He has assured us that He will restore. God is our Father and we will not lack any good thing. When we asked for bread He never gave us stone. If He did not spare His only begotten Son but gave Him up for us, there is nothing He will with hold from us. Not only will He restore, He will protect us from the enemies within and without. God is compassionate and tender to His faithful children.
Prayer Point: Lord I ask in the name of Jesus that you restore all that I have lost.
SALVATION IS OF THE LORD
Bible Reading: Isaiah 44:1-28
I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a loud, thy sins: return unto me, for I have redeemed thee. Isaiah 44:22
The scripture has this to say in 1 John 3:1 “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.” It is a privilege to be called a child of God. If you are a sinner and yet to give your life to Christ, come to Him as you are. There is no sin that is too much for God to forgive. He sent His Son Jesus Christ to rescue someone like you. He did not come for the righteous but the sinners. Take that bold step and reconcile with your Maker so that you will be a partaker of what He has promised His children and most importantly the salvation of your soul. Are you a backslider, He is calling you back with a stretched out arms He will receive you back. He will abundantly pardon your iniquities. He will forgive and will remember your sins no more. Do not hesitate to take your decision right now and make it right with God.
Thanksgiving: Lord thank you for your saving grace upon my life.
GOD OF COMFORT
Bible Reading: Isaiah 45:1-25
Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. Isaiah 45:22
Look unto God on every aspect of your life and you shall be saved. God is never indifferent to your needs. He is always responsive to your needs. His ears are always listening to our prayers. There is never a time you are not in His thoughts. You should not allow what you face in life to dare you or rob you of the sense of God’s presence in our life. Some of the things that war against you such as disappointments, difficulties, sickness etc should never be allowed to come in between you and your God. Because God is faithful you should always depend on Him. You can lean on Him because He is the Almighty. God will never leave you empty. If you have lost anything He will replace it with something better. If He has denied you of any request it is because He wants to give you what is best. If He demands for your tithe it is because He wants to give you something greater. All you need to do is to completely put your trust on Him.
Prayer Point: God of Comfort, comfort me on every side in Jesus name.
HIS COUNCEL SHALL STAND
Bible Reading: Isaiah 46:1-13
Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure. Isaiah 46:10
It is of God’s good pleasure that you are alive and the purpose of God for your life will not die. God has ordained you for glory and dominion even before you were born. Your existence is not for fun. You are extra-ordinary. You will get to where God wants you to get to. Those that want to abort the plan of God for your life are time wasters. Your enemies do not have a say in your life. Frustrating your life is frustrating the counsel of God. You have been ordained to succeed. Your purpose is success and you must succeed. Anything short of that is ot God’s will for you. The present challenges you face are part of the divine process to bring you into your purpose. Don’t be scared of opposition. Remember what Joseph went though yet God’s counsel over his life prevailed. Those that fight you are ignorantly building you up to become the champion you are made to be. God’s purpose will be fulfilled in your life.
Prayer Point: Lord Jesus, I receive grace to fulfill my divine purpose in life.
CHANGE YOUR EVIL WAYS
Bible Reading: Isaiah 47:1-15
For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me. Isaiah 47:10
God is a loving and merciful but His anger falls on the children of the disobedience. If you are a child of God but taking the grace of God for granted, you should repent and turn back to God. Don’t put your trust on your wickedness. Those evil acts will fail you. Wicked is wickedness. Come out of it. The grace of God is there for you to stop your evil ways. When you say no to a particular bad habit you are battling with your will power will naturally comply. Take a step by reading the word of God and following the principles theren. Are you a sinner without a Saviour? It is never the will of God for you to die ad go to hell. His will is for you to repent and accept Christ as your Saviour. In so doing, God will pardon you. He will give you abundant life and His ears will be attentive to your prayers. Make your decision now for it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
Prayer Point: Lord, I ask for your grace to live above sin in Jesus name.
Topic: CHRIST’S SUPERIORITY TO ANGELS
Text: Hebrew 1:4-14
Memory Verse: But to which of the angels said He at any time, sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? Hebrew1:13
A MORE EXCELLENT NAME: Phil 2:9-11, Rev 19:12-16, Prov 30:4.
Jesus Christ is proclaimed as being “so much better than the angels”- better than all angels of every rank. Some cults and religions teach that Christ is no greater than a mere angel. Jesus cannot be compared with the greatest of angels. He is greater. “Angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto Him(1 Pet 3:22).Angels are servants of God and the Church but Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the Head of the Church. As a son has a rank in a family above servants; as he has a control over the property above that which servants have, so it is with Christ. “He hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they”(Heb 1:4).
Christ’s more excellent Name” is Son. :For unto which of the angels said He at any time Thou art My Son”. Though the angels, created by God and believers, recreated by God are referred to in general as sons of God, yet the title, “The Son of God “ has been given only to Christ. He is God’s “beloved Son”(Matt 3:17, 17:5)
CHRIST’S SUPERIOR NATURE; Heb 1:7-9, Ps 45:6-7, John 10;30-33.
Again, angels are contrasted with Christ to show that Christ is infinitely greater than the angels. The angels have inferior nature and a humble ministry. He maketh His angels spirits (like wind) and His ministers a flame of fire (like lightning). The purpose of the passage is to show that the angels serve God in a ministerial capacity, while the Son is Lord of all. While angels are referred to as servants, Christ acts as a Sovereign ax Lord over all, and is addressed and regarded as equal with God.
Both the Old Testament and the New Testament agree that the Messiah is God. The number of passages addressing Christ as God in the Scriptures is overwhelming. Anyone who sincerely reads these simple passages in the Scriptures will have no doubt that Christ is God.
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YOUR CUP WILL RUN OVER
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies: You anointed my head with oil; my cup runs over. Psalm 23:5
Over flowing blessing is the signature of God. It is an evidence that God is at work in your life and family. The God of the over flow is working in your life and it will soon be visible for every eye to see. The reason why God prepares the table in the presence of your enemies is because He wants to stop their mockery over your head. He wants to put them to shame. When Jesus was going through the agony of the cross they were laughing and making mockery of Him. But at the end He was glorified by God. All you need is to hold on to god and be faithful to Him. To experience the over flowing blessings of God you must be a lover of God. You must be a giver because God will never waste His blessings on people that do not genuinely love Him. God’s blessings always come on those who obey and serve.
1.What do you understand by your cup will run over?
2What do we need to do to experience God’s over flowing blessings.
CHRIST THE GIVER OF TRUE LOVE
Bible Reading: Song of Solomon 3:1-11
I will rise now, and go about the city in the streets, and in the broad ways I will seek him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not. Song of Solomon 3:2
The book of Solomon is a poetry indicating Christ as the Bridegroom seeking for HisBride through love, we the church. We are the maid, the wife, bride and sweet love of Christ described in this book. In this chapter we see Christ going in the street looking for us His true love and sometimes described the beauty of the church with body Amdahl comely beauty figure of a woman. Sometimes our Lord allows us to search and seek for awhile before He makes Himself known to us again (Proverbs 1:28). Is He playing games with us? Not at all. He’s teaching us not to take our relationship with Him for granted. Verse 4 “I held him, and would not let him go.” It tells us to maintain an unbroken fellowship with Christ. It is easy to let other interest crowd into our lives so that we lose the sense of His presence. You need to seek the Lord personally. “And you shall seek Me and find Me when ye shall search for Me with all your heart.”
Prayer Point: I receive grace to maintain an unbroken fellowship with Christ.
THE SPOTLESSNESS OF THE CHURCH
Bible Reading: Song of Solomon 4:1-16
Thou art all fair, my love; there is no spot in thee. Song of Songs 4:7
As we read this chapter, we should see that the Spirit of God is trying to show us Christ’s love for us. It is expressed through this very wonderful and personal relationship. It shows to us the love of Christ for the church and His love for the individual believer. This is the love song of the Bridegroom, the Lord Jesus Christ.It is obvious that He speaks of the church when He says, “Thou art all fair, my love; there is no spot in thee” (v. 7). In Ephesians Paul says, “… as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word” (Eph. 5:25–26). He’s already cleansed us by the blood; through His sacrifice we have the forgiveness of sin, so that there is no charge brought against us. But He is also going to sanctify us and cleanse us by the Word of God. “That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish” (Eph. 5:27). He will be the One who will make the church without spot or wrinkle, we will be seen in Christ.
Prayer Point: Lord, we are thankful for your love for us.
FOR HIS LOVE HE SHED HIS BLOOD
Bible Reading: Songs of Solomon 5:1-16
I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night. Song of Solomon 5:2
Christ shed His Blood because of His love for the church. This is a tool for atonement from time immemorial. Christ’s heart still bleeds for the sinners who refused His love by not repenting from their sins. He paid a huge price. It is the Blood of Christ that brought about our redemption. His Blood brings life through salvation. If you join someone’s blood with your own, the properties of that person are transferred to you. So also is the Blood of Jesus. It is the Blood of Jesus that empowers and authenticates our covenant with God. If you are yet to pass through His blood, you are a non-starter. A living sacrifice must be based on the blood of Jesus and must be firmly connected to Him.
Prayer Point: Lord Jesus, I thank you for you undeniable love for the church.
GOD IS LOVE
Bible Reading: Songs of Solomon 6:1-13
Whither is thy beloved gone, O thou fairest among women? Whither is thy beloved turned aside? That we may seek him with thee. Song of Solomon 6:1
The love God has for the church is indescribable. Even while we were still sinners Christ died for us. This shows you the kind of love God has for us. For those who have not taken the decision to give their lives to Christ, Christ is looking for you. You need to reciprocate that love Christ has given you. Don’t let anything take you away from the love of God. When the devil is close to you to deceive you just know that Christ is closest to you with His abundant grace. Holdfast to your confession that Jesus is your Lord and Savour. He came to set youfree and to reconcile you to God. Do not allow His sacrifice to be in vain. Grab this opportunity. Do not lose your salvation Hold unto Christ for He is with you. Now that you are living the life of Christ you are covenanted with success. You will have wealth and be in good health. Failure becomes far away from you. Whatever you lay your hands on becomes prosperous.
Prayer Point: Heavenly Father, circumcise my heart that I may love you more than ever before in Jesus name.
TOPIC: MINISTRY OF OUR GREAT HIGH PRIEST
TEXT: Hebrew 4:12-16
Memory Verse Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. Heb 4:14
PERFECTION OF OUR GREAT HIGH PRIEST: Heb 7;25-28, Isaiah 53:9, 1 John 3:5
Having called attention to the inescapable, searching light of God’s Word, next is to redirects our attention to our desperately needed High Priest, Jesus Christ, the Son God. The Holy Spirit here designates Christ the “great High Priest”. This emphasizes the supreme dignity, excellency and sufficiency of our High Priest. We are reminded of the holiness and purity of Christ. The prince of this world came, but found nothing in Him. Christ is such a great and glorious High Priest, yet He is full of sympathy andtender compassion for His people. He is merciful as well as Omnipotent.
Let us hold fast our profession, let us persevere, in running the race that is set before us. Our great High Priest loves and watches over us. He prays for us and He is willing and able to hold us fast. Jesus, our perfect High Priest, is able to keep us victorious over sin. What a great and glorious High Priest. He knows what it means for us to be tempted. He overcame all temptations and “He is able to succor them that are tempted(Heb 2:18).
PROVISION FROM THE THRONE OF GRACE: Heb 12:18-24, Rom 8:15-17, Phil 4:6,7
“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace”. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, our merciful High Priest, our Mediator and Intercessor, is seated on that throne. He, at the Father’s right hand, having totally fulfilled and displaced the Mosaic order, offers grace and mercy to us. We come boldly. Our boldness is only in and through Jesus Christ. Coming boldly to the throne of grace in prayer and faith, we find grace to help in time of need.
The Saviour knows how weak His disciples are. He knows what we need to overcome the flesh, the world, sin and Satan. We can come to Him expecting full, tender, deep sympathy and strength. He is ever ready to strengthen and comfort, to restore and empower us. He says to everyone of us “My grace is sufficient for thee” His all-sufficient grace is ever available
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OBEDIENCE THE PROVE OF LOVE
Jesus answered and said unto him, if a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him and will come unto him and make our abode with him John 14:23
The proof of love is beyond mouth confession. We have too many Christians that always profess theirlove for God but in reality they don’t love him. Jesus told his disciples in the above scripture that if you claim to loveme, then you must keep my commandment. Obedience to God’s instruction is the proof of our love for Him. Your love for God is questionable if you walk in disobedience. The reason we don’t see more of God’s manifestations in our lives is because we are walking in disobedience. Let’s go beyond confessing our love for God and prove it with our actions. Let thelife we live, the way we dress and our conduct represent the gospel. Blessings of God can be accessible through obedience. If ye are willing and obedient ye willeat the good of the land.If our earthly parents love their obedient children, how much more our heavenly Father? Obedience is a proof that you trust God.
What is the proof of your love for God?
LOVE: THE TREE OF LIFE
Bible Reading: Songs of Solomon 7:1-13
I am my beloved’s, and his desire is toward me. Song of Solomon 7:10
Love is the nature of God. They that live in live in God. Except you live in love, true love without dissimulation, the spirit of God is not in you. The Scripture says “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone that loveth is born of God and knowth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God, for God is love.” Everything about God and heaven is hanged on love. Nothing works in heaven without love. There is no righteousness without brotherly love.. Heavens are closed against a man who lives in malice, hatred, strife, unforgiving spirit, constant anger and the likes. You can’t say you love and hate your brother or neighbor for whatever reason. There are many liars in the church, they claim to love God but have evil intheir hearts. Love is the master key that can open every door in heaven.. Love the Lord thy God with all your heart and love your neighbour as yourself.
Prayer Point: I receive grace to love God and my neighbor with all my heart.
LOVE: THE MASTER KEY
Bible Reading: Songs of Solomon 8:1-14
Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned. Song of Solomon 8:7
Love is the key that opens every door. Prayers, tongues and visions are good but the greatest is love. What can take you from where you are to a high ground is love. It is love that brought Jesus from Heaven and made Him to endure the agony of torture and death. We are not blessed because of our righteousness but the love of God upon us. God heals and delivers us because of his love for us. Without love we cannot enjoy any spiritual experience. God expects that nothing should separate us from His love even when things go wrong. The love of Christ is supreme. If you love God and are passionate about Him, you will enjoy a lot of blessings from Him. If you cannot give your tithes and offerings to Him, you have not started loving God.
Prayer Point: Let the love of Christ dwell with me richly.
RETURN TO GOD
Bible Reading: Isaiah 1:1-31
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. Isaiah 1:18
Man has often turned away from God because of one reason or the other. So many times had the children of Israel turned their backs on God because of lack of trust and disobedience to God’s word. Times without number they paid dearly for their actions. God does not turn away from man, nor forsake him except on account of disobedience and quest for other gods. But the moment you return to God He accepts you back and command His blessings upon you. You may be suffering from untold hardship or even sickness and you begin to look elsewhere for solution. Remember, you cannot serve God and devil at the same time. You can only get God’s attention when you focus your faith and trust in him. And if you have wondered far away from God because of the things of the world, the Lord is calling you back. Return to Him and He will be your God and He will fight your battles for you.
Prayer Point: In the name of Jesus I will never serve other gods.
SEEK THE LORD
Bible Reading: Isaiah 2:1-22
O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the Lord. Isaiah 2:5
We have often taken some vital decisions without seeking for wisdom to go about our business. No matter how insignificant a matter may be take it to the Lord in prayer and know what He is saying to you about the situation. That is why sometimes we get stuck in a spot. Wisdom is profitable to direct. Don’t go about your life living in a game of changes. A young man who is desiring to get married should first seek the face of God to get the right life partner so as to avoid marital problems in the future. The choice of institution should also not be taken for granted because when God is with you, He will preserve you all through your academics. Be like David who never did anything without consulting God that is why he recorded so many victories during his reign as king. Seek God early and He will be found. Don’t wait until it is late before you consult God. To avoid unnecessary hardship, you should not make God your last resort. When you make God your business partner, you will succeed.
Prayer Point: Lord as I seek you, may I be found of you.
SOWING IN RIGHTEOUSNESS
Bible Reading: Isaiah 3:1-26
Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings. Isaiah 3:10
We are not slaves to circumstances. Whatever a man sows he reaps. That is why we should be careful how we treat others. If you treat people with respect, they will respect you. If you love people, you will be loved. If you give to God, he will give back to you. If you sow bountifully in the vineyard of God you will reap bountifully. If you are generous and considers the poor, God says He will remember you in the day of trouble. It is only a thieve that will go to harvest where he did not sow and a terrible consequences awaits him. Any wicked man that sows in unrighteousness, know for sure that evil will not depart from his abode. As a member of a church you are expected to visit your church members and get acquainted with them. Don’t wait for people to visit you. Be the one to visit both new and old members in the church you belong to. Do not cease in doing good. The scripture admonishes us that we should not be weary in well doing for in due season we shall reap if we faint not.
Prayer Point: Lord, give me the grace to live a righteous life in Jesus name.
Bible Reading: Isaiah 4:1-6
And the Lord will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shinning of a flaming fire by night for upon all the glory shall be a defence. Isaiah 4:5
You should be able to tell yourself that even if the worst happens, God is there for me. We have to be still to have victory. You cannot hear the voice of victory when your heart is troubled. Don’t let the devil push you to a corner. It is when we are alive that the devil tempts us. If God must intervene in our situation we must be still. Trying times are not times to open our mouths and begin to talk anyhow because this can cause virtue to drain from us and we will be lacking in spiritual energy. Be calm in the midstof troubles. See troubles as if they are not existing. You should know and be conscious of the protecting power of God. The presence of God is with you right there in the midst of the storm. Stop thinking in a way that will depress you. When the devil attacks you with an array of depressing challenges and attacks, just open your mouth and laugh the devil to scorn.
Prayer Point: I shall be still and see the salvation of the Lord upon my life.
Topic: IMMUTABILITY OF GOD’S PROMISE
Text: Hebrew 6:9-20
Memory Verse: That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us. Hebrew 18
FOUNDATION OF GOD’S PROMISE: Heb 6:13-15, Ps 105:9-11, Luke 1:73-75.
The promises of God are not based on our unstable feelings and emotions but on the faithfulness of God who cannot lie. Who can we trust? Not Satan, who is “the father of lies”. Not men in our society who make lying the norm of human behavior. Who can we trust? The only One who can be trusted without reservation is God. Why? Because it is “impossible for God to lie”. This holy nature of God is the foundation for our faith in the promises of God.
God’s promise to Abraham was confirmed by an oath. Abraham knew that God could not fail. He had God’s word of promise, and he knew that He must keep it. He believed and waited patiently until the promises were fulfilled. We know that God cannot fail. Let us believe and wait patiently until the promises are fulfilled (Heb 10:36).
FAITHFULNESS TO HIS PEOPLE: Heb 6:16-20, Ps 33:11,12; Jer 33:20-22.
God has given us the guarantee of His faithfulness. All angels and redeemed men in all generations confirm that God is always faithful. He cannot deny Himself. He cannot deny His Word. What He has promised, He will do. There are two immutable (unchangeable) things revealed I Hebrews 6:18: God’s promise and His oath. They are without any possibility of change or variance. We can flee for refuge in Christ and “lay hold upon hope” in Christ which is a “sure and stedfast” “anchor of the soul”. He is faithful. He cannot fail.
There is no question about the faithfulness of God. The question is how much faith do we have in God. Let us be diligent and prayerful, following and obeying the Lord in all things, at all times.
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DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GOD AND SATAN
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10
It is important for us to understand the nature of God so that we can start enjoying his goodness in ourlives. The acts of God are different from that of Satan. A lot of people are confused about this and they end up attributing a lot of Satanic activities to God. We should always remember that God is a good God and the devil is a bad devil. There is nothing good that comes from the devil. Everything God does comes from a good motive and is designed to have a good outcome. We may not really understand the working of His plans and dealings, but we can be rest assured that he is bringing something good out of them. On the other hand we must understand that everything the devil does is from an evil motive and is designed to cause death, loss and distraction. It is not the Lord’s doing that you are sick, that you had an accident, it can never be God. If it is not good then it can never be God.
Differentiate between God and Satan
PLEASURE THAT LEADS TO DESTRUCTION
Bible Reading: Isaiah 5:1-30
Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine influence them. Isaiah 5:11
Alcoholism is a destructive and retarding spiritual wind blowing like a wild fire across the world among the old and the young. The word ‘woe’ above means troubles, problems, great unhappiness, and misery. In other words, drunkenness is a curse. When a man or woman is addicted to alcohol, both his physical and spiritual life are greatly afflicted. Many men and women who were born great, who were supposed to affect and influence their generation positively, have passed through the world un-noticed, because of their addiction to alcohol. They drink about from one place to another, from morning to evening, they have abandoned the Lord, their God. Why are you living in pleasure that is leading you to eternal destruction? What is your hope here on earth? What is your hope hereafter? Life is a decision. Come out of that deadly path. You can do it.
Prayer Point: Father, deliver me from every destruction in Jesus name.
DOING THE KINGDOM ASSIGNMENT
Bible Reading: Isaiah 6:1-13
Also I heard the voice of the Lord saying, whom shall I send, and who shall go for us? Then said I, here am I, send me. Isaiah 6:8
God created the earth and created man in His image, likeness and spirit and handed over the earth and its fullness therein unto him, to enjoy every good thing thereof. Man out of the insatiable lust of his heart, negotiated God’s creation and handed over the earth to the devil. God needed to regain his lost glory. Somebody had to come down from heaven to restore and reconcile the world unto God. There was none qualified but for his redemptive blood, we would not be qualified to be called sons of God. He redeemed us from the hands of the devil and gave us everlasting life. His assignment to every believer is to go into the world and win souls unto the Father. What have you done to this call? Soul winning is the heart beat of God. The scripture says “And they that be wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever. The question is, are you a soul winner?
Prayer Point: Lord, I declare that nothing will stop me from carrying out my Kingdom assignment in Jesus name.
CONSTANT AND EVERLASTING GOD
Bible Reading: Isaiah 7:1-25
Thus saith the Lord, it shall not stand, neither shall it come to pass. Isaiah 7:7
Your destiny is not subject to negotiation, neither can it be changed by some diabolical negative forces. When God decrees anything saying, it shall not stand nor come to pass; it is conclusive. There is no power in heaven or on earth that can contend with the word of God to change it. You are what God says you are. You are whom God says you are; you will get to the level God has purposed for you and possess your possession so long as you remain in the covenant of the word. What causes destinies and promises of God to change in the lives of believers is not the devil or the activities of witchcraft as orchestrated by some people. Rather, it is as a result of the failure of the believers to keep faith with God, working in the light of the word and keeping and obeying the conditions there. Every blessing of God has condition attached to it. It is the obedience to the condition that gives access to the benefits. Devil has the right to afflict any life that is living in disobedience of God’s word. Let your hand be clean.
Prayer Point: Lord, I depend on you for my better tomorrow in Jesus name.
ENJOY DIVINE ASSURANCE
Bible Reading: Isaiah 8: 1-22
Speak the word and it shall not stand, for God is with us Isaiah 8:10B
Be still and know that I am God, says the Lord, Nothing can be more promising and certain than this. Every believer is insured in the Blood and supreme name of Jesus. Jesus said, “Behold I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy and nothing shall by any means hurt you” His thoughts concerning you are for good to give you an expected end, to lift you to your dreamed haven. You are a product of tremendous miracle. It is your time to shine. Don’t be intimidated by the false and imaginary manifestation of the devil around you. God said, why do the heathen rage and the people imagine vain things, they intended evil against you, they imagined a mischievous device which they are not able to perform. Be strong in the Lord and look unto him with faith and see an unbelievable transformation in every sphere of your life. If God says you are promoted, you are healed, you will have your baby, let all the demons gather together in protest, it will change nothing.
Confession: God’s divine assurance covers me.
YOU ARE NOT A FAILURE
Bible Reading: Isaiah 9:1-21
The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones, the sycamores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars. Isa 9:10
Life is a social ladder, full of activities. Some are at the top of the ladder, some are at the middle, some at the foot of the ladder and many more are yet to get to the ladder. But all have one common interest, to get to the top. The ladder is so wide that it can never be full at any time in life. Everybody has a space in it. That you have not gotten to the ladder yet does not mean that you cannot get to the top of it. Everybody has an opportunity to get there. It all depends on you. That you have tried several times and failed does not make you a failure. Nobody in life is a failure until he falls and refuses to rise again. God said, if you fall six times, even in the seventh time he will raise you up. Nobody is created for the top, the ability, the strength and the potential to get there is inherent in you. Shake off the dust, strengthen yourself in the word, arise and occupy your place. You can make it in life, you are not a cast away. You are a giant.
Confession: Because Christ lives, I can face tomorrow.
DELIVERANCE FROM THE POWERS OF DARKNESS
Bible Reading: Isaiah 10:1-34
And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off your neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing. Isa 10:27
The anointing is the power of God, His presence, His strength and supremacy, without which it is impossible to prevail over the forces of darkness. The scripture admonishes us to look unto God and be saved, for without Him, we can do nothing. The devil does not respond to any authority on earth outside the name of Jesus. What you need to come out of every hopeless situation in life, what you need to come out of poverty, sickness, bad dreams and demonic attacks is the Mighty Hand of God. Until He stretches His hand to the source of your problem, you cannot come out of it. But you must have a relationship with Him before He can take over your matter. For you to live a life free from satanic molestation you must accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour and live a righteous life and have faith in Him.
Prayer Point: Lord, I receive power to over-come the powers of darkness in Jesus name.
Topic: PERPETUAL BABES
Text: Hebrew 5:11-14
Memory Verse: “For every one that useth milk unskillful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe” Hebrew 5:14
DESCRIPTION OF PERPETUAL BABES: Heb 5:12,13 ;1 Cor 13:11, Eph 4:14
The Corinthian Christians as well as these Hebrews had been believers for many years, yet they had not passed the state of infancy. These spiritual babes were weak, ignorant, immature, inexperienced, unskillful, unable to teach others. A person may have been a Christian for twenty or thirty years, but if he is not growing, not forgetting the things which are behind, and constantly pressing on to higher consecration, he is a “babe” in actual experience.
Christians who are perpetual babes remain in the lowest class of learners. Instead of walking by faith, they are influenced by things of sight, they seem to always have a need to be taught afresh “ the first principles of the oracle of God” (that is, the first lessons, the rudiments, the elementary truths of Scripture). Our spiritual maturity or immaturity determines how much the Spirit of God would reveal to us from Scripture.
DISTINQUISHING MARKS OF PROGRESSING BELIEVERS: Heb 5:14, Ps 84:7, Eph 3:17-19
Growing Christians, progressing to “full age” outgrow baby talk, baby motivation, baby diet, rudiments and elements of earthly comfort. The strong meat of gospel teaching is appreciated and assimilated by those who have left the state of spiritual infancy. They have grown in knowledge, in faith, in love, in self discipline, in endurance, in understanding, in consecration, in usefulness and service.
The spiritually mature Christians “have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil”(Heb 5:14). It is only by constant, diligent study of the word, constantly setting our affections on things above, daily meditating on the work, office and glories of Christ, earnestly supplicating the Spirit for grace and love, absolutely leaning on God, that we attain and maintain spiritual growth and maturity.
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THE SOURCE OF ALL TEMPTATIONS
Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: For God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempt he any man: James 1:13
The goal of every temptation is to lead a man into wrong doings and if that is true then temptation can never originate from God. Sometimes you hear people say that they are tempted by God but this is incorrect. The problem is that they mix up the terms “temptation” and “test”. These two words are translated differently. To tempt a person is to lure him or her into committing sin or into doingsomething that they should not be doing. To test a person on the other hand is to prove the person, it’s a way of checking if a person is qualified for a particular task or not. The Bible said in 1Timothy 3:10 “But let these also first be tested: then let them serve as deacons, being found blameless. Throughout the Bible God will always test people before He entrust them with Kingdom resources. This is different from tempting people to do evil 1 Cor 10:13 the devil will always ride on our lust for the things of this world to tempt us into committing sin. James 1:14-15 “But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
Question: What are the sources of temptation?
YOU NEED THE SUPERNATURAL
Bible Reading: Isaiah 11:1-14
And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. Isa 11:2
Christianity without the supernatural is just another religion. Christianity is not just a religion, but the power of God dwelling in the lives of men on earth for the work of the kingdom. Right from creation, God purposed that man should possess His qualities to enable him have dominion over His creation. That was why God created man in His image, likeness and spirit. Though sin robbed man of his privileged position, Jesus came and restored same unto man. Col 2:10 clearly states that we are complete in Jesus who is the head of all principality and power. If there is anything a child of God should look for in life, it is the power of the supernatural. Wisdom, understanding counsel, might and the knowledge of the word are the spirits of God. If the spirit of the Lord abides not in the life of a believer, he walks in emptiness and is prone to spiritual manipulation of the forces of darkness.
Prayer Point: I receive God’s supernatural power to do exploit in Jesus name
JOY, PEACE AND RIGHTEOUSNESS ARE PRICELESS
Bible Reading: Isaiah 12:1-6
Therefore with joy shall you draw water of the well of salvation. Isaiah 12:3
Joy has a driving, magnetic pulling force that draws good things unto the life of him that possess it. Joy is the pathway of life to greatness, to pleasure and good health. It is the manifestation of the presence of God in the life of a believer. A joyful heart manifests peace, love and kindness which are the spirits of God. As honey is sweet in the mouth of men, so is the face of a joyful man in the eyes of men. As good perfume attracts the attention of men so does a joyful man attracts people to himself. Joy attracts favour, mercy, grace, divine connection and help work where there is joy, peace and righteousness. But a contentious heart, an aggrieved spirit, a squeezing face is repulsive in the presence of God and to people. No one will want to have a deal, or be attracted to someone that is always angry, unaccommodating and unsubmissive. Do you want to experience uncommon favour, mercy and help then tune to joy. Redesign your heart and your spirit of rest on joy.
Prayer Point: In the name of Jesus I command good things to come to me always.
FOR EVERY ACTION THERE IS A REACTION
Bible Reading: Isaiah 13:1-22
Behold the day of the Lord cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate, and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it. Isaiah 13:9
Sin brings reproach, limitation, hindrances, stagnation, failure and ultimately eternal death. Though God loves the sinner, He hates sin. Sin is not only when you commit adultery and fornication, rob or steal. When you do the work of God deceitfully, when you are unfaithful in dealings with people, when you are disobedient to constituted authorities, both spiritually and physically you are sinning against the Lord. Uncontrollable anger, malice, lust for worldly life, lustful dressing that causes others to fall are sin before the Lord. Every action of man on earth, whether good or bad, attracts a proportional reaction in heaven. There is no secret before the Lord. Christianity or the church is not a hiding place for spiritual misdemeanor. God is not a respecter of man. A sinner is a sinner whether inside or outside the church. Search yourself and amend your ways.
Prayer Point: Lord, give me power to live above sin in Jesus name.
THE FINALIST GOD
Bible Reading: Isaiah 14:1-32
The Lord of hosts has sworn saying, surely, as I have thought, so shall it come to pass, and as I have purposed, so shall it stand. Isaiah 14:24
His word is not only final, it is everlasting. He that created the heaven and the earth all by Himself and for Himself has the final say in the works of His hand. He does not need counsel from anyone in heaven or on earth to do what pleases Him. He does not work according to the thoughts, but according to the mystery of His will and His good pleasure which He had purposed in Himself. When God says yes concerning any matter, no man can say no, and when He says no, no one can say yes. When He raises you up, no one can bring you down. For the Lord of host has purposed and who shall disannul it and His hand is stretched out and who shall turn it back? With God, there is no hopeless situation. In Him and with Him, all things are possible. The impossibility of every man is only but the imagination of his own heart. Impossibility and failure are alien in heaven. You must carry the spirit of God to see things the way He sees them and act the way He acts.
Confession: O Lord, my trust is in you.
NO ESCAPE ROUTE FOR YOUR ENEMIES
Bible Reading: Isaiah 15:1-9
For the waters of Dimon shall be full of blood; for I will bring more upon Dimon, lions upon him that escapteth of Moab, and upon the remnant of the land Isa 15:9
People live their lives anyhow as though they will not give account of their lives. Some have taken laws into their hands. They no longer have the fear of God. Because of the position they are occupying, they have made themselves gods. They oppress you on all sides. Have they also denied you of your promotion? They have pursued you non-stop. Some have even threatened to take your life. Dear Reader, they may have used their evil means to dry you to zero level or even tempered with the lives of your loved ones. The Lord is telling me to tell you that the wickedness of the wicked has come to an end in your life. The enemies terrorizing you all these years, the judgment of God will rain upon them and there shall be no way of escape for them. God has given them room enough to repent but they would not. They have hardened their hearts but like Pharaoh they shall all be drowned in the sea of their wickedness.
Prayer Point: O Lord, let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end in my life.
THE MERCY OF GOD
Bible Reading: Isaiah 16:1-14
And in mercy shall the throne be established; and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David judging and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness. Isa 16:5
The mercy of God has brought us this far. If not for the mercy of God we would have been long devoured by the devil and his agents. They could not hold us bound because of God. God says “He knows the thought He thinks towards us, thoughts of peace and not of evil” The fact that God is thinking of you should give you enough boost to face each day. A child of the Most high God should not be living at the mercy of the devil. You must take charge and live up to the expectation as a child of God. Be a terror to the devil and not the opposite. Don’t be a disappointment to God. Jesus has paid the price for you to live in abundance. He has paid the price for you to live a victorious life. Anything short of these is not God’s fault. You need to examine yourself. Be positive about life. Talk life into every dead situation confronting you. A closed mouth is a closed destiny. Change your mentality and face your future with confidence and trust in God.
Prayer Point: Have mercy on me O Lord.
GOD WILL TROUBLE YOUR TROUBLERS
Bible Reading: Isaiah 17:1-14
And behold at eveningtide trouble; and before the morning he is not. This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that rob us. Isaiah 17:14
Many a times we cry and grumble about the pursuit of the enemies. But do you know that sometimes they pursue you into your miracle.No wonder,David knew the God he trusted and that was why he confidently said “God prepared a table before me in the presence of my enemy”. I want to tell you now, that even in the midst of the crises you are facing God can still elevate you. What the enemy meant to bring you down will lift you up. Not only that, your enemies will not escape the wrath of God. It may seem they are having upper hand on your life because of various disappointments which hadtrailed you over the years. They cannot over take you, for they that know their God shall do exploit. How do you do exploits, how do you fight your enemy? First and foremost, you must be born again, confess your sins and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and personal Saviour. Having done this, you must hold the word of God in high esteem.
Prayer Point: God is with me, He will fight my battle.
Topic: APOSTACY: FALLING AWAY FROM FAITH
Text: Hebrew 6: 4-8
Memory Verse: Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God Heb 3:12
DESCRIPTION OF APOSTATES: Heb 6:4-6, Jer 2:3, Luke 11:24-26
The people described in Hebrews 6:4-6 were once enlightened, tasted of the heavenly gift, were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, tasted the good word of God, tasted the powers of the world to come before they fell away from the faith-falling away and became rebellious and blasphemous.
These once knew the Lord, and later backslide to the point of sinning habitually, defending sin, actively promoting, encouraging sin, denying Christ, causing backsliding of others. Apostates do not take a single leap into apostacy but many steps that eventually lead to that state. First, backsliding and repeated backsliding. Second, there is a deliberate rejection of God’s Word and mercy. Third, they have love for deceit and false doctrine. Fourth, they deny Christ and His atoning sacrifice. Fifth, they preach error and doctrines of demons. Finally, they attempt to corrupt God’s people and cause others to backslide. In their apostacy, they close the door of eternal life against themselves and seal their doom.
Backsliders who fall have hope of restoration: apostates who fall away have no hope of restoration and final salvation.
DAMNATION OF APOSTATES : Heb 6:7,8 ;Matt 7:19, 25:41 ;Rev 20:15
Rejection, cursing and burning are the words used to describe the doom and damnation of apostates. Backsliders and apostates are warned and reminded that :it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God”(Heb 10:31). Rebels should tremble and repent before it is too late, “ for our God is a consuming fire” (Heb 12:29).
Severe and stern judgment of God is awaiting impenitent sinners and apostates. Their punishment is vivid and terrifying. Apostates will suffer in hell. Hell fire or the lake of fire is described as “ outer darkness where there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Matt 8:12). Those who fall away from the faith will finally “go away into everlasting punishment”(Matt 25:46)
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OVERCOME EVIL WITH GOOD
Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst give him drink: for in so doing thou shall heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good” Romans 12:20-21.
Good will always overcome evil because the forces of good are superior to and more powerful than the force of evil. We have to be careful not to yield to the temptation of using evil to respond to evils. That is, doing evil things back to those who have done evil things to us. If we resort to using evil to contend with evil, the result is that darkness will prevail and the devil will win in such cases. This is why the devil consistently temptus to get back at people who hurt us. But God always want us to be good to those thatare wicked to us. We must cultivate and practice good works as a life style. If we are to maintain the flow of God’s goodness in and through our lives. Good deeds are like seeds that will grow one day and yield result. The solution to evil is not guns and bullets, we have so much of them but evil is on the increase. The solution that the Bible gave us is “Be not overcome of evil but overcome evil with Good” As much as you can please help people around you.
How can we overcome evil?
THE SIGN OF HIS COMING
Bible Reading: Isaiah 18:1-7
All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see ye, when he lifteth up an ensign on the mountains; and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye. Isaiah 18:3
There are so many signs in the world pointing to the fact that the end is near. What are some of these signs. Many shall be lovers of money and of themselves. Evil shall abound. Parents shall be against their children and children against their parents. Because of these the love of many shall wax coldBut as a child of God, this is the time for you to be vibrant for the things of God. You should not allow the evil day to take you unaware. Study the word of God as never before. Reading God’s word is one thing. Following its instruction and putting it into practical application in your life is another thing. The word will make you steadfast. Remember to preach to others about Christ. You cannot afford to let your relations and neighbors to be outcasts and leaving as though they have no Saviour. Someone has to share the love of God and the sacrifice God as made for them already. And it is your responsibility to do that.
Song: Make me ready x2 Make me ready O Lord, in the morning in the night, any time you will come, make me ready O lord.
THE ANGER OF GOD
Bible Reading: Isaiah 19:1-25
And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians; and they shall fight every one against his brother, and every one against his neighbor; city against city, and kingdom against kingdom. Isaiah 19:2
The scripture says it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of God. God is a merciful God and also an angry God especially to the sinners because He hates their sinful ways. I pity those who take the love and mercy of God for granted. Because He is not quick to judge, most believers live their lives as if there is nothing at stake. Some see sin as part and parcel of life. When the children of Israel were misbehaving during their wilderness journey, God threatened to withdraw His presence from following them to the promised land. And because they knew the implication, Moses had to quickly intervene, “If your presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here (Ex 33:15) And they repented immediately. Do not wait for the anger of God to fall on you before you change from your sinful ways. Young ladies, beware of those things that stand on your way to serving God. Without Christ you can’t make the best of life.
Prayer Point: Lord, may I not take your love for granted in Jesus name.
DO NOT BE MOVED
Bible Reading: Isaiah 20: 1-6
So shall the King of Assyria lead away the Egyptians prisoners, and the Ethiopians captives, young and old, naked and bare foot, even with their buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt. Isaiah 20:4
Happy are they that put their trust and confidence in God for He will sustain them in the day of trouble. Absolute faith in God brings you victory. In your condition never you doubt the ability of God to bring you out of any situation. God is touched by the feeling of our infirmities. Everything is naked before His eyes. He knows about your barrenness, joblessness, hardship and your marital crisis. He has power over the works of the enemy in your life. Arise in faith and God will heal your sickness. Even in your weakness, continue to acknowledge that Jesus is Lord over your weakness, fear, anxiety and lack. Never you confess negatively, that is a sign of defeat. When the devil tells you, you are poor, shout it loud that you are rich. If he tells you, you are weak and defeated, talk back to the devil that you are strong and victorious. Know the God you are serving and boast with the name of God almighty.
Confession: Have faith in God, declare that you are strong.
BE CAREFUL WITH WHAT YOU HEAR
Bible Reading: Isaiah 21:1-17
Therefore are my loins filled with pain: pangs have taken hold upon me, as the pangs of a woman that travaileth: I was bowed down at the hearing of it; I was dismayed at the seeing of it. Isaiah 21:3
What we hear affects us either ways. God created the ear so that we can effectivelycommunicate with the world but what we hear matters. The people you listen to matters. The church you attend matters too. A man is controlled by what he hears. Some people have died because of the type of information they heard. What you hear can either build your faith or destroy it. Wrong words dry up the bones. Wrong words can lead to hypertension or HBP. Whatever you don’t want, don’t talk about it. Wrong words can affect your spirit. Every negative word you hear will be interpreted to your spirit and can give you depression. The devil often uses this evil tool to steal believer’s blessings. Wrong words can make you afraid of your family, your parents and you start running away from them. You can make your neighbor better people by not provoking them. Use the right words on people.
Declaration: I shall not be afraid of evil tidings for God is with me.
GRACE FOR EVERY MOMENT
Bible Reading: Isaiah 22:1-25
And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and non shall open Isaiah 22:22
Every moment counts. Time wasted cannot be regained. Every day is a plus for you. Each new person you meet is a plus to your life. Whatever thing you do is for the good of your life. Let the spirit lead you. No knowledge is wasted. You may not know the importance of that thing now but later it will speak for itself. Don’t undermine your salvation. Your encounter with the Lord Jesus is all you need. His name and grace bring miracles and supernatural happenings. Each time you talk to someone about Jesus, you are getting closer to the grace of God. You are adding grace to grace. I make bold to tell you that grace is stronger than works. Words that Noah spoke became words of prophecy even when he was drunk. When you walk in grace you walk in favour. In God’s kingdom, your input determines your output. Grace is proportional. Service brings grace and reward. Until you upgrade yourself, Heaven will not upgrade you.
Confession: The grace of God is sufficient for me.