Month: January 2018

Our Daily Bread 1 February 2018 Devotional – National Treasure

Topic: National Treasure [Our Daily Bread 1st Thursday February, 2018] Read: Matthew 21:12–16, Bible in a Year: Exodus 27–28; Matthew 21:1–22 Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Matthew 21:9 When an advertiser altered a photo of Michelangelo’s famous marble sculpture of the biblical hero David, Italy’s government and gallery officials objected. Picturing David with a military rifle slung over his shoulder (instead of his slingshot) would be a violation—“like taking a hammer to it or worse,” a cultural official said. In first-century Jerusalem, David was remembered as the shepherd-songwriter and soldier-king of Israel’s fondest memories and greatest hopes. Prophets foretold that David’s descendant would finally defeat the enemies of Israel. So, centuries later, when crowds welcomed Jesus as the Son of David (Matthew 21:6–9), they were expecting Him to lead the revolt that would overthrow their Roman occupiers. Instead Jesus knocked over the tables of temple money-changers to restore His Father’s house as a house of prayer for all nations. Israel’s leaders were furious. This wasn’t the kind of Messiah and Son of David they were looking for. So without realizing what they were doing, they called for Roman executioners to take a hammer to the hands and feet of the true glory of Israel. Instead of stopping them, Jesus let Himself be lifted up on a cross...

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Open Heavens 31st January 2018 – One With God Is Majority

Topic: One With God Is Majority [Open Heavens Wednesday 31st January 2018] Memorise: “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?” – Romans 8:31 Read: 2 Kings 6:11-17 (KJV) 11 Therefore the heart of the king of Syria was sore troubled for this thing; and he called his servants, and said unto them, Will ye not shew me which of us is for the king of Israel? 12 And one of his servants said, None, my lord, O king: but Elisha, the prophet that is in Israel, telleth the king of Israel the words that thou speakest in thy bedchamber. 13 And he said, Go and spy where he is, that I may send and fetch him. And it was told him, saying, Behold, he is in Dothan. 14 Therefore sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great host: and they came by night, and compassed the city about. 15 And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do? 16 And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. 17 And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray...

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Joyce Meyer’s Daily 31 January 2018 Devotional: Take Challenges One Day at a Time

Topic: Take Challenges One Day at a Time [Joyce Meyer’s Daily Wednesday January 31st, 2018] Then this Daniel was distinguished above the presidents and the satraps because an excellent spirit was in him, and the king thought to set him over the whole realm. — Daniel 6:3 (AMPC) I strongly urge you to face your challenges one day at a time. Looking too far down the road only tends to overwhelm us. Trusting God requires that we believe He gives us our “daily bread”; that is, we receive what we need as we need it and usually not before. Sometimes challenges can seem impossible and overwhelming, but God is always with us. We just need to be courageous and receive the strength He gives us. Remember that God will give you the grace to do what you need to do today, so it’s important to focus on living in the moment, rather than worrying about tomorrow. This principle applies to many other areas of life—getting out of debt, cleaning and organizing your house, solving marriage problems, disciplining your children, being on time for work or completing a project. Whatever you need to do in life, you can do it. Philippians 4:13 says you are ready for anything and equal to anything because God gives you strength. Nothing is too much for you when He is on your side. Prayer...

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Teens’ Open Heavens 31 January 2018 by Pastor Adeboye – You Can Overtake

Topic: You Can Overtake [Teens’ Open Heavens Wednesday 31st, January 2018] Memorise: …for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married woman, saith the LORD. Isaiah 54:1b Read: 1 Samuel 2:20-21 (KJV) 20 And Eli blessed Elkanah and his wife, and said, The LORD give thee seed of this woman for the loan which is lent to the LORD. And they went unto their own home. 21 And the LORD visited Hannah, so that she conceived, and bare three sons and two daughters. And the child Samuel grew before the LORD. Bible In One Year: Exodus 25-26, Matthew 21:1-22 MESSAGE: A single contact with God can make the difference in the life of an individual. There are people who study hard for exams, but their results still don’t show the hard work put in. If you are in such a situation, may God bring about a positive change in Jesus’ name. When the hand of God was on Elijah in 1 Kings 18:41-46, he outran King Ahab who had earlier taken off with the speed of his horse drawn chariot. How can ordinary legs overtake horses? When God lays His hands on you, your progress will be so rapid that no one will be able to catch up with you. From the above quoted scripture, it is obvious that when God’s hand is upon...

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Dunamis Seeds of Destiny 31 January 2018 by Pastor Paul Enenche – Prophetic Cover And The Mountains Of Life

Topic: Prophetic Cover And The Mountains Of Life [Seeds of Destiny Wednesday January 31st, 2018] Scripture: Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it. Zechariah 4:7 Thought For The Day: The unction of your spiritual cover determines the mountain you can level. Some time ago, a woman gave a testimony in our church: a child in her neighbourhood was electrocuted and she went to the accident scene and declared, ‘Our Pastor, Dr Paul Enenche said that ‘There Shall Be No Loss’’. Immediately she made the declaration, the electrocuted child regained consciousness and came back to life. You see, the woman was bold to take a step towards the raising of the child because there was an unction backing her. She was operating under a prophetic cover. A young lady in our Church who had only the Senior School Certificate went for an interview some time ago. Now, apart from her Senior School Certificate, she presented her Foundation Class Certificate (Certificate for new converts and first timers training in our church), Discipleship and Leadership Training Certificate (another certificate of training in our church) and the Dunamis School of Ministry Certificate, to the interview panel when she was asked to present her credentials. The panelist asked her, ‘Do you mean you...

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