Wisdom For The Day Devotional 12 December 2022 By Bishop Mike Okonkwo – You Need God

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TOPIC: You Need God (TREM Devotional 12 December 2022)

“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” Genesis 2:7 (KJV)

Wisdom For The Day MESSAGE:

In our present-day, Churches have become benefit-oriented. As a result, our relationship has become mechanical. We must return to God’s original intention right from creation, which is intimacy. You will notice that in the book of Genesis, before man was made, God had already created everything that will make man comfortable. So, the material things that we seek are not the issue. So, it is really surprising how many people are killing, manipulating, and stopping other people just to get material things.

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It was after everything had been put in place that God now said in Gen 1:26-28, let us make man in our image and after our likeness, and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the fowl of the air, over the cattle and all the earth. And God blessed them. This means He empowered man to succeed, subdue, step on the devil, and recover all and to multiply, not to be a failure. Man was empowered from the beginning to be successful on the earth and to dominate creation.

Remember that God is a Spirit. If we were made in the image of God, then we are first of all spirit before we were given a body. When man became active or alive to his environment, the first thing he saw was God and not the created things, not the benefits which God had already put in place. This means that the first focus of man was God and not things. But these days we focus too much on things and we are missing it. Why would God reveal himself first to man before exposing him to the things that he created? So that man can see his true image. God was saying, you are like me and we need to fellowship with one another. He was saying, man needs Him to succeed and man needs Him to control what He has provided. You need Him to overcome and to navigate your life on earth.

Further Reading:
Genesis 1:26-31; 2:7-17

Daily Bible Reading:
Morning – Hosea 9-11
Evening – Revelation 3

DAILY CONFESSIONS: December 11th – December 17th

The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He is my keeper, the shade upon my right hand. The sun will not smite me by day; neither will the moon by night. The Lord will keep me from all evil, He will keep my life. The Lord will keep my going out and my coming in from this time forth and forever. The Lord girds me with strength and makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like hinds feet and sets me upon high places. He teaches my hands to war so that a bow of steel is broken by my arms. (Psalm 18:32-34, Ps. 23:1, Ps 121:5-8)

The Lord will cause my eyes to see the hidden riches in secret places; I will be sought after. This is my season of recovery; everything the locust, the cankerworm, the palmer worm has eaten shall all be restored unto me. I will pursue, overtake and recover all (Is. 45:3, Joel 2:25; 1 Sam 30:8)

Every day and in every way I am getting better: spiritually, physically, financially, mentally, morally, and in all my endeavours.

I am called for a purpose. I will fulfill this purpose and I will arrive at God’s ordained destiny for my life. Nothing will cut me short. I will make a formidable impact in my world for the Kingdom.


Wisdom For The Day Devotional was Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.

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