Joyce Meyer’s Daily 16 August 2018 Devotional — Run to God, Not from Him

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Topic: Run to God, Not from Him [Joyce Meyer’s Devotional Thursday August 16, 2018]

When Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden, they tried to hide from God, and they sewed some fig leaves together hoping to hide their nakedness (see Genesis 3:7).

I seem to be very impacted lately by remembering that we never have to run from God, we never need to hide, and we can be totally honest with Him about everything. In fact, instead of running away, He invites us to do the opposite and run to Him! He promises to never reject anyone who comes to Him, no matter their condition.

If you feel guilty about something or have failed miserably, run to God as fast as you can and get a hug from Him. He will forgive, restore, and set you right again. God is the only one who can help us in our times of discouragement, failure, and fear, so it is foolish to run away from the only help we have. Even if you are a little angry with God because of disappointments in your life, run to Him anyway. Tell Him how you feel and ask for His help.

Jesus is able to understand us because He was tempted, tested, and tried. He shared the feeling of our weaknesses and infirmities, and yet He never sinned (see Hebrews 4:15). Jesus knows exactly how you and I feel, and we have an open invitation to come into His presence anytime. We can come just as we are!

Prayer Starter: Father, I am so grateful for Your love and acceptance. It is wonderful to know that You will never reject me. I need You! Help me to always run to You and never to run away. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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Open Heavens 17 August 2018 – Making A Spectacle

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Open Heavens 17 August 2018 Friday Daily Devotional by Pastor E A Adeboye – Making A Spectacle

Memorise: “And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.”- Colossians 2:15

Read: Luke 10:17-24 (KJV)

17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.

18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

19 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.

20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.

22 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.

23 And he turned him unto his disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see:

24 For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

Bible in One Year: Psalm 21-26, Matthew 21:28-46

Open Heavens 17 August 2018 Friday MESSAGE:

In order to show that our Father is in charge of the affairs of this world, it may be necessary for children of God to engage in some spiritual fireworks that would lead to a spectacle. To demonstrate His supremacy over Satan before the whole world, our Lord Jesus Christ made a public spectacle of Satan while He was on earth. He cast demons out with just a word, He commanded unclean spirits and they obeyed Him, and to crown it all up, He made their master, Satan, fall as lighting from heaven (Matthew 8:16, Mark 1:27, Luke 10:18). To show that His superiority over the devil was not a fluke, He also empowered His disciples to make a spectacle of the kingdom of darkness, which they did. Not only did Jesus make a spectacle of Satan in this world, He went to the domain of the kingdom of darkness when He died, and boy, were there fireworks! The highlight of this event is seen in Colossians 2:15:

“And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.”

Hallelujah! Our Lord triumphantly made an open show of Satan and his cohorts in the spirit realm to show that He reigns supreme in both the natural and spiritual world. To demonstrate the superiority of our God, we also have been mandated to make a spectacle of the kingdom of darkness and their works, just as our Master did.

Elijah was a prophet of God who engaged in a spiritual spectacle that disgraced the kingdom of darkness on Mount Carmel (1 Kings 18:21-39). Elijah had given the prophets of Baal the chance to showcase the power of Baal, whom they claimed to be supreme. Although they prayed to Baal from morning till evening, nothing happened. 1 Kings 18:27 says:

“And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.”

It was an interesting display which culminated in all onlookers confessing the lordship of the God of Elijah (1 Kings 18:39). After disgracing the devil and making a spectacle of him, our Lord Jesus Christ in Luke 10:19 fortified us with all that we need to victoriously put up a spiritual spectacle like Elijah did. He said to us:

“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.”

With this mandate, instead of the devil making a mockery of us, the reverse should be the case. In your affairs today, use your God-given authority to put the devil down and exalt our God.

Prayer Point: Open Heavens 17 August 2018 Friday

Father, prove Yourself in my life. Let those the devil is using to look down on me begin to look up to me for help as they acknowledge Your supremacy manifesting through me.

Also Read: Open Heavens 16 August 2018 – Pains without Gain

Open Heavens 17 August 2018 Friday Hymn 18: Conqueror and Overcomers Now Are We

1. Conquerors and overcomers now are we,
Thro’ the precious blood of Christ we’ve victory
If the Lord be for us we can never fail,
Nothing ‘gainst His mighty power can e’er prevail.

Chorus
Conquerors are we, thr’o the blood of Jesus
God will give us victory, thro’ the blood of Jesus
Through the Lamb for sinners slain,
Yet who lives and reigns again,
More than conquerors are we,
More than conquerors are we.

2. In the name of Israel’s God we’ll onward press,
Overcoming sin and all unrighteousness;
Not to us but unto Him the praise shall be,
For salvation and for blood bought victory.

3. Unto Him that overcometh shall be given,
Here to eat of hidden manna sent from Heaven,
Over yonder He the victors palm shall bear,
And a robe of white, and golden crown shall wear.

Open Heavens 17 August 2018 Friday Daily Devotional guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries. The Open Heavens devotional application is available across all mobile platforms and operating systems: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile and PC. Open Heaven 17 August 2018.

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MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 16 August 2018

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TOPIC: Kill Your Worries (Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries Thursday, 16 August 2018)

FIRE SCRIPTURE: Matthew 6:30-31

MEMORY VERSE: “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”Philippians 4:6

The MESSAGE:

Worry is a state of continuous deep thoughts over some unpleasant situations. It is to feel or cause to feel anxious or troubled about actual or potential problems. It is to think about problems or unpleasant things that might happen in a way that makes you feel unhappy and frightened. By these definitions, worry is an unproductive engagement of the thought faculty. You achieve virtually nothing by worrying but you lose unquantifiable things in the process. Medically, worrying releases stress hormones, which are dangerous to your health. Spiritually, worrying weakens our spiritual strength and faith in God. It makes us to carry our burdens by ourselves instead of relying on Jesus.

Jesus encouraged us to do away with a troubled heart and told us to believe in God and in Him also. Worry is an expression of faithlessness and preference to carry burdens by ourselves. It is listening to the voice of the flesh rather than the Spirit of God. It is setting aside the promises of God in the Scriptures and embracing the lies of satan. It is casting doubts on the ability of God to deliver according to His promises. It is saying expressly that God is no longer in charge nor in control of the situation. It is placing human wisdom above divine wisdom and saying you can handle your challenges better than God. In Matthew 11:28-30, Jesus said: “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” The call is for you to trust Jesus for solution to your burdens and cares. As you come to Him, you will experience His peace as He lifts your burdens. He is the Prince of Peace and our burden bearer. He said in Matthew 6:30-31 that if God can take care of the grass of the field which is a material for fire, shall he not much more take care of us that are created in His image? Let your faith and confidence in God be strengthened and you shall come out of that troublesome situation unhurt, in Jesus’ name. Rejoice in the Lord always and declare boldly to satan that he is a loser. Let your heart be merry even in the face of harsh challenges as it is written that “A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance, but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken” (Proverbs 17:22). Don’t allow worry and anxiety to dry you up and make you look older than your age. Don’t invite avoidable health challenges like hypertension and nervous breakdown into your life. If you want to enjoy good health and freedom from worries and anxiety, come to Jesus today and cast all your burden upon Him. You shall find rest unto your souls by His grace, in Jesus’ name.

MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE:
WORRYING MAKES US TO CARRY OUR BURDENS BY OURSELVES INSTEAD OF RELYING ON JESUS.

PROPHETIC WORD:
The Lord has taken care of your burdens; satan is a loser.

PRAYER POINTS:

MORNING
1. You the stronghold of worry in my life, I pull you down by force, in the name of Jesus.
2. Voices of condemnation and discouragement, be silenced by the power in the blood of Jesus, in the name of Jesus.
3. O God my Father, take over my fears and anxiety, in the name of Jesus.

EVENING
4. Peace of the Lord, come into my life unhindered, in the name of Jesus.
5. Joy of the Lord, fill me to overflowing, in the name of Jesus.
6. I receive divine strength to confront and overcome my challenges, in the name of Jesus.
7. Fearful thoughts and imaginations, I bind and cast you out of my life, in the name of Jesus.

If you missed yesterday devotional, please click to read MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional HERE

MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)

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Our Daily Bread 16th August 2018 Devotional – Heart Hunger

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Topic: Heart Hunger [Our Daily Bread 16th August 2018 Devotional]

Read: John 6:32–40, Bible in a Year: Psalms 94–96; Romans 15:14–33

I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. John 6:35

Riding along with my husband on some errands, I scrolled through emails on my phone and was surprised at an incoming advertisement for a local donut shop, a shop we had just passed on the right side of the street. Suddenly my stomach growled with hunger. I marveled at how technology allows vendors to woo us into their establishments.

As I clicked off my email, I mused over God’s constant yearning to draw me closer. He always knows where I am and longs to influence my choices. I wondered, Does my heart growl in desire for Him the way my stomach did over the idea of a donut?

In John 6, following the miraculous feeding of the five thousand, the disciples eagerly ask Jesus to always give them “the bread that . . . gives life to the world” (vv. 33–34). Jesus responds in verse 35, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” How amazing that a relationship with Jesus can provide constant nourishment in our everyday lives!

The donut shop’s advertisement targeted my body’s craving, but God’s continuous knowledge of my heart’s condition invites me to recognize my ongoing need for Him and to receive the sustenance only He can provide.

Prayer: Dear God, remind me of my need for Your daily bread of presence.

Jesus alone offers the only bread that truly satisfies.

If you missed yesterday devotional, please click to read “Our Daily Bread Devotionals HERE

This message was written By Elisa Morgan [Our Daily Bread Ministries.]

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Kenneth & Gloria Copeland 16 August 2018 Daily Devotional – A Firm Foundation

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Topic: A Firm Foundation [Kenneth & Gloria Copeland 16 August 2018 Daily Devotional]

These things I command you, that ye love one another. – John 15:17

In Luke 6:47-48, Jesus said: “Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will show you to whom he is like: He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.”

That’s probably a familiar scripture to you. But today I want you to do something new with it. I want you to put it together with what Jesus said in John 15:17: “These things I command you, that ye love one another.”

Love. That one word sums up all Jesus said for us to do. If you’ll build your life on it, even the most violent storms of this world will be unable to shake you. It will make you solid in every area of your life.

If you’ll build your family on love, you can win back those the devil has stolen from you. You can win them to Jesus with the love of God.

If you’ll build your business on love, you’ll prosper beyond your wildest dreams. I had a friend who did that. He went into a television and radio business in his church. He wanted to buy a station from a Jewish man and he offered such a good price for it that the owner was stunned.

“Why would you offer me such a wonderful price?” asked the Jewish owner.

“Because the Word of God says that if I will bless you, God will bless me. So I’m going to see to it that you get the better part of this deal,” answered my friend.

Before it was all over, that Jewish station owner had made Jesus Lord of his life. He and my friend ended up prospering and preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ together on the radio.

When love rules, prosperity can flow!

Commit to living the life of love today. Commit to building your house upon the rock. Then when the storms of life begin to blow—at home, at work or in any situation—you can enjoy the solid security of knowing that love never fails.

Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 13:8-13

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This message was written by Kenneth and Gloria Copeland, the leader of the Kenneth Copeland Ministries (www.KCM.org) that specializes in teaching principles of bible faith – prayer, healing, salvation and other biblical topics.

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DCLM Daily Manna 16th August 2018 – Divine Compassion in Full Armour

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Topic: Divine Compassion in Full Armour [DCLM Daily Manna 16th August 2018 Daily Devotional]

Text: Exodus 22:18-31 (KJV)

Key Verse: “Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt. Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child” (Exodus 22:21,22).

MESSAGE:

God’s compassion for man has been in full light even before the advent of His Son Jesus Christ. This flows from a God of love who throws His might on the side of the weak, the humble and the disadvantaged. Noticing how the wicked system of a Satan-controlled world has deprived the vulnerable his lot, He decided to roll out laws to moderate society and put oppressors in check.

Therefore, the code of conduct presented to the children of Israel shortly after the miraculous crossing of the Red Sea is just an instance of the great love God has for His people.

As they headed for the Promised Land and with more challenges ahead, the Lord put into place a divinely guided system of justice superior to what they were used to in Egypt. He demonstrated more of His love when He commanded that there should be no tyrannical treatment of widows, the fatherless, orphans, the poor and strangers. These are the class most trampled upon and deprived. But they are also creatures of the Almighty, whom Christ died for. God doesn’t want them to be denied the essential things of life.

God’s concern for the poor was repeated by Jesus throughout His earthly ministry. It was the opening point of the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:3). When there was murmuring among the disciples over the issue of leadership, He told them not to relate to each other on a master-servant basis. Both the Old and New Testaments speak volume of the love of God for man. It is a long unbreakable thread of guidelines dealing with divine compassion. This must flow freely from the hearts of saints unto others.

Thought For The Day: God is clothed in the garment of mercy.

Bible Reading In One Year: Jeremiah 32-34

If you missed yesterday devotional, please click to read Deeper Christian Life Ministry, DCLM Daily Manna HERE

DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.

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Seeds of Destiny 16 August 2018 – The Spirit of Inferiority

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Topic: The Spirit of Inferiority [Seeds of Destiny 16 August 2018 Daily Devotional]

Scripture: And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight. Number 13:33

Thought For The Day: When your mind is changed, everything is changed.

The spirit of inferiority imposes inferiority complex or mentality upon people. It is the state of feeling less important, valuable or worthy than others. The spirit of inferiority makes people feel lower in status, appearance, rank or capability. It makes people feel helpless, hopeless, worthless and miserable.

The spirit of inferiority places a terrible limitation on life and destiny; it is the spirit that makes you think that you can never make it in life. This kind of mentality fuels captivity, adversity and calamity.

Now, take note of the following:
i) Mind-set Determines outcome
Your mind-set is the engine room or manufacturing plant of your destiny. So, if failure fills your heart, failure will be manufactured for you. For instance, people easily commit the sin they have been thinking about (Proverbs 4:23).

ii) Mind-set Determines action
You behave the way you believe. You can only move about with audacity if you have an audacious mentality. You apologise to everybody because you have an apologetic mentality (Habakkuk 2:2).

iii) Mind-set is magnetic
What you meditate on determines what you magnetise. The kind of situation, people and circumstance that come your way is a product of what occupies your mind. You cannot change your life until you change your mind, and when your mind is changed, everything else is changed (Ephesians 3:20).

iii) Mind-set either facilitates or frustrates divine intervention
God answers your thinking (Ephesians 3:20). Those who are always negative, pessimistic, doubtful, fearful and timid will never see God at work.

iv) How you see yourself determines how the enemy sees you and handles you
Your evaluation of yourself is how the enemy values you (Numbers 13:33).

My counsel is, see yourself the way God sees you.

Remember this: When your mind is changed, everything else is changed.

Assignments:
1. Make up your mind to study God’s Word daily in order to understand what God says about you.
2. Reset your mind to believe what God says about you from His Word.

Prayer: O LORD, I reject every inferiority mentality; I receive grace to believe what You have said about me, LORD, in Jesus’ Name.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: DEADLY ENEMIES OF DESTINY (PART 4).

Daily Bible Reading: Nehemiah 11:1 to 12:26, 1 Corinthians 10:14 to 33, Psalm 34:11 to 22, Proverbs 21:14 to 16

Amazing Fact: African Grey parrot is the most intelligent bird in the world.

Today In History: 16/08/1930 – The first British Empire Games were held at Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The event is now called the British Commonwealth Games.

Quote: What goes on in your mind determines what flows out of your life. Culled from 10 PRINCIPAL SECRETS OF PRINCIPAL PEOPLE by Dr Paul Enenche.

Also Read: Seeds of Destiny by Pastor Paul Enenche

Today’s devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities

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Lord Jesus, come into my life. I accept You as my Lord and Personal Saviour. I believe in my heart You died and rose from the dead to save me. Thank You Lord for saving me, in Jesus name Amen.

If you just prayed the prayer of salvation online please send your testimonies and prayer request to contact@faithoyedepo.org, 07026385437 OR 08141320204.

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TREM 16 August 2018 Daily Devotional

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Topic: You Need A Supernatural Strategy [TREM 16 August 2018 Daily Devotional]

“And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go round about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days.” Joshua 6: 3

Joshua had to do the unusual for the wall of Jericho to fall. How can you bring down a wall thick enough for four, five, six vehicles to drive on it? How are you going to bring down the walls the enemies have built to hinder your destiny? How are you going to fight the cabals that have positioned themselves in this country? How can you run with the horses except the Lord gives you wings? How will you make it in a country like ours if God does not give you a supernatural strategy?

God said to Joshua, you are not going to fire a shot, I want you to go round the wall once a day and the seventh day go seven times, and the wall came down. No hammer, no bulldozer. They say it cannot be done in your life, but God says don’t give up. He has already gone ahead of you. I see they have tightened the nut and to them, it is a done deal but I see someone stepping in and what belongs to you will come back to you. You will recover all.

In Exodus chapter 3, Moses was hiding when God called him. He was actually born in a time of adversity in Egypt. He was born when Pharaoh had put all the newborn babies on death row and the mother had to preserve him for months before releasing him to the river. God had to supernaturally raise him up in the enemy’s camp. It was strategic! God prepares a table before us in the face of our enemies. God didn’t save you for nothing. God is not done with you. If He is through with you, you will not be here. He has great plans for your life. Eventually, he sent Moses back into Egypt to go and confront Pharaoh. That is strategy!

Further Reading: Exodus 3:1-10

Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Psalms 94-96; Evening- Romans 15:14-33

“If you missed yesterday devotional click HERE to read “TREM Daily Devotional by Dr. Mike Okonkwo’’

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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Andrew Wommack 16th August 2018 Daily Devotional

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Topic: God Answers Prayer [Andrew Wommack 16th August 2018 Daily Devotional]

Luke 18:7 “And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? “

Text: Luke 18:1-8

This is not an exact comparison of God to this unjust judge, teaching us that we should badger God until we weary Him and He grants us our request.

Rather, Jesus is contrasting His willingness to answer our prayers with this unjust judge’s unwillingness. The parable is a contrast, not a representation.

Not only do we have God who is a just judge who will avenge His elect speedily, but we also have Jesus as our advocate or attorney who is always making intercession for us. However, we have an adversary (the devil) who is constantly accusing us and misrepresenting God (the judge). This causes men to give up (faint) and not even plead their case with God because they doubt that He will answer them anyway.

Jesus is saying that our Father is not an unjust judge that we have to pressure into doing what is right. Many times we put more faith in people and their willingness to do what is right than we do in God. Satan has deceived us about the willingness of God to answer our prayers and Jesus is countering that deception with this parable. Jesus is encouraging us to pray (petition God) and not doubt His willingness to grant our requests. To teach that we must pester God until He gives in to our pressure is not good theology.

This widow’s actions were commendable. She knew what was rightfully hers and she refused to take “no” for an answer. If we can be that confident and determined when dealing with unjust men, how much more should we persist, despite the devil’s delays, when dealing with our faithful Father. You can trust Him to always come through for you.

Also Read: Andrew Wommack Daily Devotional

This message was written by The Association of Related Ministries International (ARMI) is an extension of Andrew Wommack Ministries (AWM). ARMI is a unique partnership committed to providing resources to help like-minded ministers succeed in a spirit of excellence and to draw from the experience and expertise of both the AWM and Charis Bible College staff. (www.awmi.net).

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Billy Graham 16th August 2018 – Hunger for Righteousness

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Topic: Hunger for Righteousness [Billy Graham Daily Devotional 16 August 2018]

I will give to the thirsty the springs of the Water of Life—as a gift! — Revelation 21:6 (TLB)

God says that only those who hunger after righteousness will receive it. God thrusts this heavenly manna on no one. You must desire it, above everything else. Your yearning for God must supersede all other desires. It must be like a gnawing hunger and a burning thirst.

Prayer for the day: Almighty God, my soul is parched and I’m so hungry without the spiritual food You so desire to give me. Take away anything in my life that would cause me not to give You pre-eminence.

“If you missed yesterday devotional, please click to read Billy Graham’s Daily Devotional HERE

Written by Billy Graham, Founder of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association(BGEA). BGEA exists to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ by every effective means and to equip the church and others to do the same.

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Joyce Meyer’s Daily 15 August 2018 Devotional — Let God Interrupt You

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Topic: Let God Interrupt You [Joyce Meyer’s Devotional Thursday August 15, 2018]

“For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”Esther 4:14

Have you ever noticed that the men and women we read about in the Bible and consider “great” were all people who allowed God to interrupt their lives and were willing to make tremendous sacrifices for Him?

Joseph saved a nation from starvation, but not before God dramatically removed him from his comfortable home where he was his father’s favorite and allowed him to be imprisoned for many years. Joseph probably wasn’t planning a life of hardship and rejection, but God took him through those things in order to position him to be in the right place at the right time. But Joseph could only know that after the fact.

Esther was a young maiden who undoubtedly had plans for her future when suddenly, without warning, she was asked to enter the king’s harem and gain favor with him so she could reveal the plan of wicked Haman, who intended to slaughter the Jews. She was asked to do things that left her frightened for her life, but her wise uncle knew that God had brought her to this point in her life and allowed everything she had endured in the past to prepare her for a moment of greatness.

These people had plans, but they let God interrupt them, and they followed Him instead. If you will decide that you don’t mind having God interrupt your life, He can prepare you, too, for moments of greatness and use you in awesome ways.

Prayer Starter: Lord, interrupt my life for Your purposes at any time and in any way You see fit. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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Open Heavens 16 August 2018 – Pains without Gain

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Open Heavens 16 August 2018 Thursday Daily Devotional by Pastor E A Adeboye – Pains without Gain

Memorise: “For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.”- Hebrews 6:10

Read: Nehemiah 5:14-19 (KJV)

14 Moreover from the time that I was appointed to be their governor in the land of Judah, from the twentieth year even unto the two and thirtieth year of Artaxerxes the king, that is, twelve years, I and my brethren have not eaten the bread of the governor.

15 But the former governors that had been before me were chargeable unto the people, and had taken of them bread and wine, beside forty shekels of silver; yea, even their servants bare rule over the people: but so did not I, because of the fear of God.

16 Yea, also I continued in the work of this wall, neither bought we any land: and all my servants were gathered thither unto the work.

17 Moreover there were at my table an hundred and fifty of the Jews and rulers, beside those that came unto us from among the heathen that are about us.

18 Now that which was prepared for me daily was one ox and six choice sheep; also fowls were prepared for me, and once in ten days store of all sorts of wine: yet for all this required not I the bread of the governor, because the bondage was heavy upon this people.

19 Think upon me, my God, for good, according to all that I have done for this people.

Bible in One Year: Psalm 17-20, Matthew 21:12-27

Open Heavens 16 August 2018 Thursday MESSAGE:

God desires that we boldly come before His throne of grace to express ourselves with sincerity of heart and purpose (Hebrews 4:16, Job 38:1-3). Apostle Peter is one child of God who was sincere. He did not pretend as though he did not know what he wanted from God. After Jesus discussed the price of being His disciple, Peter boldly and sincerely asked Him what would be the gain of those who paid this high price. Here is Jesus’ response in Matthew 19:28-29:

“28…Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.”

The Holy Spirit also corroborates this truth in today’s memory verse. The essence of these promises of reward is to encourage you not to be weary in well doing.

In today’s Bible reading, there is another classic example of someone who would not settle for pains without gain. Nehemiah knew that the God he served was not unrighteous as to not reward him handsomely for his labour and sacrifice in His vineyard. For this reason, he consistently prayed to God to remember him for good. He was not like the older brother of the prodigal son, who served his father without asking for his reward as a faithful son (Luke 15:11-31). Let’s take a closer look at Nehemiah’s prayer in Nehemiah’s 5:18-19:

“18 Now that which was prepared for me daily was one ox and six choice sheep; also fowls were prepared for me, and once in ten days store of all sorts of wine: yet for all this required not I the bread of the governor, because the bondage was heavy upon this people. 19 Think upon me, my God, for good, according to all that I have done for this people.”

This prayer reveals the sacrifice Nehemiah consciously made to get the project of rebuilding Jerusalem’s walls done. He boldly stated his case to the One who alone could reward him richly. This is a great lesson for children of God who are labouring day and night in God’s vineyard and have nothing to show for it because they do not ask Him for a reward. James 4:2 says “You have not, because you ask not.” I pray that the Almighty God will reward your labour of love as you begin to ask of Him today in Jesus’ Name.

Prayer Point: Open Heavens 16 August 2018 Thursday

Father, as I labour in Your vineyard, please remember me for good in Jesus’ Name.

Also Read: Open Heavens 15 August 2018 – Stay within your Calling

Open Heavens 16 August 2018 Thursday Hymn 6: A New Thing
(Tune: There shall be showers of Blessing)

1. We will soon shout Halleluyah
Because GOD will do new things
Sinners will soon be forgiven
Prodigals will come home soon.

Chorus:
Shout Halleluyah
Because God will do new things
Rivers in desert now flowing
Halleluyah to our king.

2. We will soon shout Halleluyah
Because God will do new things
Sickness and sorrow will be gone
Bondage will be forgotten.

3. We will soon shout Halleluyah
Because God will do new things
The barren will be fruitful soon
Failure will be forgotten

4. We will soon shout Halleluyah
Because God will do new things
Poverty will be forgotten
Stagnancy will soon be gone.

5. We will soon shout Hallelujah
Because God will do new things
To all miracles are given
There shall be celebrations

6. We will soon shout Halleluyah
Because God will do new things
Many will have testimonies
Of prayers answered fully

7. We will soon shout Halleluyah
Because God will do new things
One of us will chase a thousand
Two will conquer ten thousands.

8. We will soon shout Halleluyah
Because God will do new things
Songs of praises we will sing
Halleluyah to our King.

Open Heavens 16 August 2018 Thursday Daily Devotional guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries. The Open Heavens devotional application is available across all mobile platforms and operating systems: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile and PC. Open Heaven 16 August 2018.

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MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 15 August 2018

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TOPIC: Meditate On These Things (Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries Wednesday, 15 August 2018)

FIRE SCRIPTURE: Philippians 4:8-9

MEMORY VERSE: “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” – Jeremiah 29:11

The MESSAGE:

God has created you for a definite purpose. You are therefore not an accident by any standard. Despite your inadequacies, ingratitude and unbelief, He still has good thoughts for you. Despite the terribly disappointing behaviour of Adam and Eve, God still made good plans for the redemption of mankind. God prepares well in advance for our inadequacies and continually watches over us to protect us from the wicked exploits of the devil. God is concerned about your present situation and your future. His thoughts towards you are good continually, for He has engraved you in the palms of his hands. He will neither leave you nor forsake you and He will keep evil far away from you. All you need is to think of how to please Him so that you can remain as the apple of His eyes.

Our text today provides direction on how we can please the Lord in all areas of our lives. You are to engage in purposeful, positive, and productive meditation. You should meditate on things that are true and in harmony with the word of God. When you believe a lie, you enter the snare of satan. Meditate on things that are worthy of respect and right. There are many things that are not respectable, and Christians should not think about these things. We are the immigration officer of our hearts. Therefore, anytime negative thoughts come to our hearts, we should flush them out immediately. Meditate on things that are pure, lovely, and of good report, things that are holy, that possess virtue and praise. These will motivate us and spur the spirit of revival within us.

As Christians, we should not waste ‘mind power’ on thoughts that tear us down or that would tear others down if these thoughts were shared. Remember this saying: “Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.” If you concentrate your thoughts on the above, you will surely have a good Christian testimony and God shall be pleased with you. May you never miss the mark, in Jesus’ name.

MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE:
SOW A THOUGHT, REAP AN ACTION; SOW AN ACTION, REAP A HABIT; SOW A HABIT, REAP A CHARACTER; SOW A CHARACTER, REAP A DESTINY.

PROPHETIC WORD:
He has engraved you in the palms of His hands.

PRAYER POINTS:

MORNING
1. My thought life, receive Holy Ghost revival, in the name of Jesus.
2. Impure thoughts, I wash you out of my heart with the blood of Jesus, in the name of Jesus.
3. Destiny promoting thoughts, fill my life to overflowing, in the name of Jesus.

EVENING
4. Peace of the Lord, dominate my life by fire, in the name of Jesus.
5. My heart, reject witchcraft manipulations, in the name of Jesus.
6. O Lord, make me holy and acceptable in your sight, in the name of Jesus.
7. I will not displease God in my ministry and calling, in the name of Jesus.

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MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)

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TREM 15 August 2018 Daily Devotional

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Topic: A Send Forth Into Destiny [TREM 15 August 2018 Daily Devotional]

“And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and, behold, a company of Ishmaelites came from Gilead with their camels bearing spicery and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt.” Genesis 37:25

For Joseph brothers, selling him into slavery was the end of story for him. But that was the beginning of Joseph’s journey. When enemies have sealed their deal against you, they feel they have closed your case and sealed everything concerning your life, that is when your life is about to start. Child of God, I say your life will not end in the den of your enemy. It will not end because of the decision of the enemy.

They were selling him but it was a send forth. A send forth into destiny. Many things that people have done to you thinking that such will finish you but little did they know that it was your send forth. There is a destiny that God has for your life. The very people who plotted your downfall will hear your story and they will hear of your lifting. They sold Joseph because they didn’t want to bow before him. It was a wasted time because they ended up bowing before him. What God has written, is written. There is nothing anyone can do about it. Your enemy will bow before you. The Bible says evil will bow before us, the wicked will bow at our gate. That is the word of the Lord. That is your portion. It is already settled in heaven and the devil cannot unsettle it. Their portion is to bow before us. Witches will bow before you. Wizards and warlords will bow before you.

Joseph eventually became their saviour. I love God’s sense of humor. When God turns around and humiliates those who thought they want to humiliate you, only with your eyes you will see and behold the reward of the wicked. Just leave God in his class and keep loving Him. You will see what He will make of your enemies.

Further Reading: Genesis 42:1-11.

Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Psalms 91-93; Evening- Romans 15:1-13

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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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David Ibiyeomie: Dream For Outstanding Success

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Topic: Dream For Outstanding Success

The Almighty God is a dreamer; He began the entire redemption with a dream. His vision for the entire world was big and it started with a dream.

Gen 12:1 -Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:

Change your mindset; don’t think like your people but reason like a child of God. The elasticity of your dream determines how far God will take you. You are where you are right now based on your dream. Many pray but few dream; you cannot be greater than your dream level. A man’s destiny is defined by the dream he has in life.

Dream is the invisible picture within you that defines your future. We live in a dreamers’ world. The world is ruled by dreamers. A life without a dream is like taking a journey without a destination. All you need to do is to let your dream be in line with God’s word and no devil can stop you. I announce to you that as you begin to dream in line with God’s word, no force in hell can stop you!

Dream is a vision born of revelation; not an ambition. Dream is a picture of what you have been made as contained in scriptures. The Bible is a dream bank.

Gen.17:5 – Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.

God wanted to change Abraham’s lifestyle and He painted a new picture for him as a father of nations. God uses pictures to speak. You cannot catch God’s picture and not have a great future. It was a discovery of what he was made of that kept Abraham going. You cannot see a picture from scriptures and be depressed. Abraham saw that he is a father of many nations and began to celebrate it.

Rom.4:20 -He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;

Abraham did not stagger because he had a dream. So, he did not let the present circumstances distract him. When you see a man that is easily moved by life situations, know that he has no dream. People with dream get excited even when there is no food. If you dream, whatever you are passing through is only a temporary situation. Many people pray a lot but don’t dream; and a person without a dream will be doomed.

Gen.15:5-6 -And he brought him forth abroad, and said, look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, so shall thy seed be. 6 And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness.

The Bible is made up of amazing dream seeds and God is the author of dreams. The wise go to the Bible and draw from it because it is a dream bank. The Holy Spirit begins everything with an invisible picture within you. A dream seed is the invisible photograph of a desired miracle, goal or dream. God hangs photographs of something you can become, do or have in your heart for you to see it and if you can see it, the devil will have nothing to stop. Abraham nurtured the inner picture of many generations.

What do you really want in life? People set goals without having a dream first and they end up not achieving their goals. This is because you cannot set a goal without first having a dream; you can only set goals when you have a dream.

Hab. 2:2 – And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

When it comes to dream, always write it down. When you are not organized, you blame the devil for your errors. The secret of every man’s future is hidden in his daily routine. Without a dream, your future is not defined. God communicates through pictures.

Gen. 22:17 – That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;

Many pray and fast but cannot see. It was what Jeremiah saw that God performed; so, what you have not seen, God will not perform.

As your eyes begin to see, I see strange things happen in your life! Satan will try to cloud your picture with doubt; he knows if you can get the picture, he cannot stop you. Therefore, you must continually visualize your dream in your heart and mind; all you need is faith to birth it. I see you succeed in Jesus name-Amen!!!

God bless you

Also Read: Other Inspiring Messages by Pastor David Ibiyeomie 

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DCLM Daily Manna 15th August 2018 – Judgement Inescapable

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Topic: Judgement Inescapable [DCLM Daily Manna 15th August 2018 Daily Devotional]

Text: Isaiah 28:22-29 (KJV)

Key Verse: “When he hath made plain the face thereof, doth he not cast abroad the fitches, and scatter the cummin, and cast in the principal wheat and the appointed barley and the rie in their place?” (Isaiah 28:25).

MESSAGE:

Jesus drew a lot from agricultural settings to declare His parables. The stories of the sower (Matthew 13), the barren fig tree (Luke 13), the seed growing secretly (Mark 4), the sheep and goats (Matthew 25), the rich fool (Luke 12) and several others readily come to mind. He referred to settings familiar to His audience to explain weighty spiritual matters that would let them understand God and the Kingdom of heaven more.

It was a time of famine in Israel when God sent Isaiah to warn them of divine judgment; so, He used agricultural metaphor to deliver His message. The parable hints about a staggered chastisement upon Israel. He said that in the same way farmers’ work are in stages, the punishment on Israel would also come in stages.

The dramatic imagery in the passage reflects the ground being prepared for the germination of better crops. There is also a picture of weeding out unwanted plants so that they would not hinder the seed sown from growing healthily. The pruning suggests chastisement. In this wise, God was intimating the children of Israel that captivity at the hands of the Assyrians was imminent.

Since creation, God does not pour down His full wrath at once. Although He made provision for man’s restoration through the sacrificial work of Jesus Christ, the world has been rebuffing His overtures and committing more sinful acts. With God, it has been a period of seemingly endless patience. But as Apostle Peter says, “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness… not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night…” (2 Peter 3:9,10).

Thought For The Day: God is the divine Farmer, patiently waiting for the mother of all harvests.

Bible Reading In One Year: Jeremiah 30-31

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Kenneth & Gloria Copeland 15 August 2018 Daily Devotional – Evidence of a Miracle

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Topic: Evidence of a Miracle [Kenneth & Gloria Copeland 15 August 2018 Daily Devotional]

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. – Hebrews 11:1

Don’t ever short-circuit a miracle by trying to see it in progress! So many believers do that. They’ll lay hands on someone and pray for healing or deliverance and then, when they don’t see any immediate, outward change take place, they’ll withdraw their faith and assume nothing happened.

The Lord taught me an unforgettable lesson about that once when I was in Jamaica. I was preaching to a group of about 150 people in a church that was lighted only by a single kerosene lantern. It was so dark I couldn’t see anyone’s face. All I could see was my Bible and the feet of the man right in front of me.

Suddenly I realized that I’d always depended on the facial expressions of the people I was preaching to to determine how my sermon was being received. Knowing what I did about faith, I knew that was dangerous. So I made a quality decision at that moment never to preach another sermon except by faith. I would not be swayed by the expressions of people.

Before that series of meetings was over, I saw just how important that decision could be. The Jamaicans, who tend to show very little expression anyway, sat through every sermon without any outward reaction at all.

One lady was completely healed of blindness during one of those meetings. She never let on that anything had taken place. She was almost rigid when she found me outside and said simply, “Brother Copeland, I was blind, but now I can see. Thank you.” That was all! A miracle had taken place, and by watching, you wouldn’t have been able to tell anything had happened at all.

Next time you’re tempted to evaluate what God is doing by the looks of things, don’t do it. Remember instead that it is faith, not appearances, that makes miracles happen. It’s the only real evidence that you need!

Scripture Reading: Hebrews 11:1-13

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Seeds of Destiny 15 August 2018 – The Therapy For Rebellion

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Topic: The Therapy For Rebellion [Seeds of Destiny 15 August 2018 Daily Devotional]

Scripture: God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land Psalms 68:6.

Thought For The Day: If satan wants to destroy your destiny, he will send a rebellious friend your way.

The Scriptures make it clear that rebellion and disregard for spiritual authority destroy destiny. Lot, Absalom and Samson were practical examples of people who disregarded authorities and were ruined. They disregarded the authorities over their lives and they were tragically cut off from life in their primes, except for Lot whose life ended in shame.

In order not to end like them, what do we do? What is the therapy for the lifestyle of rebellion and disregard for authority?

1. Resist the spirit of rebellion
I made up my mind that I will never grow to an extent in any realm where I will not have the need for an authority over my life. Every single year, words are spoken over me by my spiritual father. Refuse the spirit of rebellion.

2. Decide to remain under authority
Decide to have a listening ear for the instructions of your spiritual authority. People who refuse to listen to spiritual authority usually end up grounded in life and destiny.

3. Avoid the company of the rebellious
Avoid the company of people who sit in church to criticize the church, preachers and their preaching’s.

Sometime ago, a young man who submits to me in ministry came to confess. He got connected to some people who disregard spiritual authority and they talked him out of submission to parental cover. As a result, things stopped working for him, so, he came back to confess and be prayed for.

If satan wants to destroy your destiny, he will send a rebellious friend your way; if he wants to ruin your future, he will send people around you who are not afraid to talk against higher authorities.

My counsel is, resist anything that will disconnect you from the higher authority over your life.

Remember this: If Satan wants to destroy your destiny, he will send a rebellious friend your way.

Assignments:
1. Fight the spirit of rebellion.
2. Avoid the company of the rebellious.
3. Decide to remain under spiritual authority.

Prayer: O Lord, I receive grace to be permanently under spiritual coverage. I reject every spirit of rebellion in my life, LORD, in Jesus’ Name.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: DEADLY ENEMIES OF DESTINY (PART 4).

Daily Bible Reading: Nehemiah 9:22 to 10:39, 1 Corinthians 9:19 to 10:13, Psalm 34:1 to 10, Proverbs 21:13

Amazing Fact: The flightless ostrich is the world’s largest bird

Today In History: 15/08/1877 – Thomas Edison wrote to the president of the Telegraph Company in Pittsburgh, PA. The letter stated that the word, “hello” would be a more appropriate greeting than “ahoy” when answering the telephone.

Quote: The humility you need to sustain your authority is connected to your memory of history. Culled from 21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO by Dr Paul Enenche.

Also Read: Seeds of Destiny by Pastor Paul Enenche

Today’s devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities

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Andrew Wommack 15th August 2018 Daily Devotional

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Topic: Like A Thief In The Night [Andrew Wommack 15th August 2018 Daily Devotional]

Luke 17:24 “For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.”

Text: Luke 17:24-31

This scripture and the parallel scripture in Matthew 24:27 make it very clear that the second return of Jesus will be no secret to anyone. In Matthew’s account, it is especially clear that this statement about the lightning was made so that we wouldn’t be deceived by false Christs. Just as lightning is visible to everyone, so the second return of Jesus will be witnessed by the whole world. That’s the reason we don’t have to be fearful about missing His second coming and anxiously follow every report that Christ has come.

These verses completely destroy the claims of the Bahai religion and others who claim that Jesus has secretly come back the second time.

Just as Jesus had warned His disciples not to be deceived by false Christs because His second coming would be visible to everyone, He also explains that until the very day of His coming, the world will continue on its present course. People will not discern the signs of His coming just as the people during Noah’s day didn’t realize their impending judgment. This corresponds exactly with Jesus’ prophecies about His coming being like the appearance of a thief in the night. Jesus is emphasizing that the unbelievers will not recognize that He is coming until it is too late. He is stressing that His coming will take the world by surprise.

The Lord is pointing out the urgent need to be ready for His return. In the same way that a thief comes when people are the least prepared, so our Lord will return in a time when people are not looking for Him. There will be a condition of apathy in the latter days that will tend to lull even the faithful to sleep if they don’t take heed to His words. He urges us to be watchful so we will be prepared.

Also Read: Andrew Wommack Daily Devotional

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Billy Graham 15th August 2018 – Wonders of Nature

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Topic: Wonders of Nature [Billy Graham 15th August 2018 Daily Devotional]

These things that were written in the Scriptures so long ago are to teach us . . . — Romans 15:4 (TLB)

In the wonders of nature we see God’s laws in operation. Who has not looked up at the stars on a cloudless night and marveled in silent awe at the glory of God’s handiwork? Who has not felt his heart lifted in the spring of the year, as he sees all creation bursting with new life and vigor? In the beauty and abundance around us we see the magnitude of God’s power and the infinite detail of His planning; but nature tells us nothing of God’s love or God’s grace. Conscience tells us in our innermost being of the presence of God and of the moral difference between good and evil; but this is a fragmentary message, in no way as distinct and comprehensive as the lessons of the Bible. It is only in its pages that we find the clear and unmistakable message upon which all true Christianity is based.

Prayer for the day: As I read Your Word, almighty God, clear my mind of needless thoughts, so that I may be aware of Your message for me this day.

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Our Daily Bread 15th August 2018 Devotional – The Lord Speaks

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Topic: The Lord Speaks [Our Daily Bread 15th August 2018 Devotional]

Read: Job 38:1–11, Bible in a Year: Psalms 91–93; Romans 15:1–13

Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct him? Job 40:2

We can find nearly every argument in the book of Job about why there is pain in the world, but the arguing never seems to help Job much. His is a crisis of relationship more than a crisis of doubt. Can he trust God? Job wants one thing above all else: an appearance by the one Person who can explain his miserable fate. He wants to meet God Himself, face to face.

Eventually Job gets his wish. God shows up in person (see Job 38:1). He times His entrance with perfect irony, just as Job’s friend Elihu is expounding on why Job has no right to expect a visit from God.

No one—not Job, nor any of his friends—is prepared for what God has to say. Job has saved up a long list of questions, but it is God, not Job, who asks the questions. “Brace yourself like a man,” He begins; “I will question you, and you shall answer me” (v. 3). Brushing aside thirty-five chapters’ worth of debates on the problem of pain, God plunges into a majestic poem on the wonders of the natural world.

God’s speech defines the vast difference between the God of all creation and one puny man like Job. His presence spectacularly answers Job’s biggest question: Is anybody out there? Job can only respond, “Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know” (42:3).

Prayer: Lord, we have so many questions about life and its unfairness. You have shown Yourself good to us. Help us to trust You for what we cannot understand.

No calamity is beyond God’s sovereignty.

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This message was written By Philip Yancey [Our Daily Bread Ministries.]

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Open Heavens 15 August 2018 – Stay within your Calling

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Topic: Stay within your Calling [Open Heavens 15 August 2018 Wednesday Daily Devotional]

Memorise: “Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called.”- 1 Corinthians 7:20

Read: Judges 9:7-15 (KJV)

9 But the olive tree said unto them, Should I leave my fatness, wherewith by me they honour God and man, and go to be promoted over the trees?

10 And the trees said to the fig tree, Come thou, and reign over us.

11 But the fig tree said unto them, Should I forsake my sweetness, and my good fruit, and go to be promoted over the trees?

12 Then said the trees unto the vine, Come thou, and reign over us.

13 And the vine said unto them, Should I leave my wine, which cheereth God and man, and go to be promoted over the trees?

14 Then said all the trees unto the bramble, Come thou, and reign over us.

15 And the bramble said unto the trees, If in truth ye anoint me king over you, then come and put your trust in my shadow: and if not, let fire come out of the bramble, and devour the cedars of Lebanon.

Bible in One Year: Psalm 9-16, Matthew 20:20-21:11

Open Heavens 15 August 2018 MESSAGE:

There is a lesson of eternal value in the parable found in our Bible text. One of Gideon’s sons named Botham gave this parable against Abimelech, a child of Gideon’s concubine, who conspired with his mother people to kill his other brethren. Our lesson comes from the different responses of the trees in the parable when discussing which tree should be made king. First is the olive tree, which was refused to be made king over all the other trees because it felt that the demands of palace life would prevent it from using its fatness to produce oil for anointing kings, priest and prophets. The olive tree considered its calling as a producer of oil to be far superior to being a king. It knew that without fulfilling its purpose, no king, priest or prophet could be installed. The Olive tree therefore decided to stay within its calling as a producer of oil. What a great lesson! Next was the fig tree which also turned down the throne because it felt that the fruits it was producing were more important to humanity than being a King. The vine also believed that the wine made from its fruits was of greater importance to God and man than being the king of trees. How amazing! The question is, if trees of the field are so wise as to stay within their God-given roles in the divine arrangement, how come men are bereft of wisdom? The Holy Spirit says in 1 Corinthians 7:20:

“Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called.”

More than ever, it is pertinent for the Body of Christ to embrace this truth. In 1 Corinthians 12:4-7, the Holy Spirit makes it clear to us that we all have different callings:

“4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. 6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. 7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.”

More often than not, those who struggle to occupy positions that they consider to be “juicy” lose their original place in God and become unprofitable in the positions they occupy through covetousness. They even become destructive to the Body of Christ, like the bramble tree in Jotham’s parable (Judges 9:14).

Beloved, do you know your calling? Are you operating within this calling? Are you satisfied with how God has made you and the assignment He has committed to your hands to profit His Body? As you honestly answer this questions, it shall be well with you in Jesus’ Name.

Open Heavens 15 August 2018 Prayer Point:

Father, show me my place in the operation of your kingdom on earth and help me to stay in it.

Also Read: Open Heavens 14 August 2018 – Multilateral Partnership

Open Heavens 15 August 2018 Hymn 4: Trust and Obey

1. When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will, He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.

Chorus:
Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

2. Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.

3. Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief or a loss, not a frown or a cross,
But is blessed if we trust and obey.

4. But we never can prove the delights of His love
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favor He shows, for the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.

5. Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet,
Or we’ll walk by His side in the way;
What He says we will do, where He sends we will go;
Never fear, only trust and obey.

Open Heavens 15 August 2018 Wednesday Daily Devotional guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries. The Open Heavens devotional application is available across all mobile platforms and operating systems: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile and PC. Open Heavens 15 August 2018.

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Keys to Family Increase (Part 2) by Pastor Faith Oyedepo

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Topic: Keys to Family Increase (Part 2)

Dear Reader,

By God’s arrangement, the husband is to provide for his family. He is the one who must ensure there is food for members of his family. He must ensure that his family members are well taken care of; especially his immediate family members (Songs of Solomon 1:6). The man must labour with his hands, especially as a married man; he cannot afford to be lazy. Your hands must be working hands. There is dignity in labour. God’s Word says: Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase (Proverbs 13:11).

This week, we will be looking at the role of the man in providing for his household.It is unfair for the man to shift the responsibility of handling family finances to the woman. He may assign a portion of it to her, but should not abandon his responsibility; only to turn around and blame her half way in the month, if the money does not stretch. However, the woman ought to be hardworking and assist the man in any way possible.

A man who is too slothful to find gainful employment should not be caught eating … This we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat (2 Thessalonians 3:10).

God is serious about the need for men to rise up to their God-given roles, even in this day and age where women also work to help make ends meet. A man who is too slothful to find gainful employment should not eat. Bishop T.D. Jakes said in one of his teachings. “The first thing God gave the man was not a wife but a job, a vision, an assignment”. Right from the time Adam was blessed with a wife, the man has had to head the marriage union. This has also placed upon him the responsibility of providing for his household. God’s Word says: But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel (I Timothy 5:8).

As the man, you must be working towards a goal of some sort. You should have some gainful employment. The only time we are permitted to stop working is when we don’t want to eat anymore and that is either when you are asleep or dead. But as long as you are awake and alive then work must continue.

Look at this testimony:

“For well over three years, whatever form of business I did eventually ended me in debts, as I went into businesses without any capital. During this time, the devil would put me into one problem or another (either my children would fall sick or something else), which always disturbed and disgraced me.

The miracle came just after the Breakthrough Seminar. We were advised to do whatever was laid in our minds, and it occurred to me to start selling ice water. I prayed and started it. Since then, I had been able to pay up a major part of my debt, and now I enjoy rest of mind!” – Nagberi, R.

The man is given the responsibility to cater for his wife and children. If he fails in this duty, he is a failure! It is a curse if the wife takes up this responsibility of the man permanently in the home. For a couple to ensure they are shame-free, the man must understand this truth and rise to the occasion. When the money comes in and the man selfishly spends it on new clothes for himself, etc, he cannot win his wife’s trust. From then on, she will take money from the feeding allowance to buy her personal effects.

So, according to God, the man is the provider. He is the one who must look for food and provide for members of his family. This is in keeping with divine order. Therefore, the man must labour with his hands and expect God to bring the increase. If he does not work, no increase can come his way.

The grace to carry out your responsibility in your home can only be given by God. Do you need God’s grace in your life? Then, surrender your life to Christ. However, if you are already born again, rejoice because your case is settled. If you are not yet born again and you desire to do so right now, please pray this prayer with faith in your heart: Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. I accept You as my Lord and personal Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for delivering me from sin and satan to serve the living God and thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.

Congratulations! If you prayed this simple prayer of faith with me, you are now born again and a child of God. He loves you and will never leave you. Read your Bible daily, obey God’s Word and seek Christian fellowship (John 14:21).

With this, you are guaranteed all-round rest and peace in Jesus’ Name! Call or write to share your testimonies with me through contact@faithoyedepo.org, 07026385437 OR 08141320204.

For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Building a Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).

“Please click HERE to read other inspiring articles by Pastor Faith Oyedepo

Pastor Faith Oyedepo is the wife of Bishop David Oyedepo, the founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide a.k.a. Winners’ Chapel, and Senior Pastor of Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Ota, Nigeria.

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Our Daily Bread Devotional 14 August 2018 – Riding the Rapids

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Topic: Riding the Rapids [Our Daily Bread 14th Tuesday August, 2018]

Read: Isaiah 43:1–7, Bible in a Year: Psalms 89–90; Romans 14

When you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. Isaiah 43:2

The rafting guide escorted our group to the river’s edge and directed us all to put on life jackets and grab paddles. As we climbed into the boat, he assigned us seats to balance the boat’s weight, providing stability when we encountered rapids. After highlighting the thrills the watery voyage ahead would hold for us, he detailed a series of directions we could expect to hear—and would need to follow—to effectively steer the boat through the white water. He assured us that even though there might be tense moments on the way, our journey would be both exciting and safe.

Sometimes life feels like a white-water rafting trip, one that contains more rapids than we might like. God’s promise to Israel, through the prophet Isaiah, can guide our feelings when we fear the worst is happening: “When you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you” (Isaiah 43:2). The Israelites faced an overwhelming fear of rejection by God as they went into exile as a consequence of their sin. Yet instead, He affirms them and promises to be with them because He loves them (vv. 2, 4).

God won’t abandon us in the rough waters. We can trust Him to guide us through the rapids—our deepest fears and most painful troubles—because He also loves us and promises to be with us.

Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for being my guide through troubled waters. Help me to trust You even when the journey is wild and scary.

Has the Lord guided you through a difficult time? Share your story at Facebook.com/ourdailybread.

God steers us through difficult times.

If you missed yesterday devotional, please click to read “Our Daily Bread Devotionals HERE

This message was written By Kirsten Holmberg [Our Daily Bread Ministries.]

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Kenneth & Gloria Copeland 14 August 2018 Daily Devotional – Don’t Underestimate Your Prayers

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Topic: Don’t Underestimate Your Prayers [Kenneth & Gloria Copeland 14 August 2018 Daily Devotional]

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; for kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. – 1 Timothy 2:1-2

That verse is clear, isn’t it? The instruction is plain. Yet even in these tumultuous days when our nation is so desperately in need of God’s guidance, most of God’s people don’t do what that verse commands.

Why not?

I believe it’s because most of us are overwhelmed by the problems we see around us. How could my prayers make a dent in the national debt? we think. How could my faith affect foreign policy?

In other words, we fail to pray because we fail to realize just how powerfully our prayers can affect this country.

It’s time we caught hold of that. It’s time we realized that if we’d just be obedient to 1 Timothy 2:1-2, there’s no council of any kind on earth, no king, no president, no congress, no anything that could overthrow God’s purpose for His people.

God has called us to intercede. He has commanded us to pray for those in authority. He has given us His Word, His power, His Name, His authority and His faith. We have all the tools necessary to pray effectively for our government and its leaders.

I urge you to intercede. It is your responsibility as a believer to get involved in the affairs of your country. God wants this great land of ours, and the only way He’s going to get it is through His ambassadors—you and me.

Pray for your nation. Every day. And never again underestimate the world-changing power of those prayers.

Scripture Reading: Daniel 2:1-30

If you missed yesterday devotional, please click to read “Kenneth and Gloria Copeland’s Daily Devotional Here’’

This message was written by Kenneth and Gloria Copeland, the leader of the Kenneth Copeland Ministries (www.KCM.org) that specializes in teaching principles of bible faith – prayer, healing, salvation and other biblical topics.

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TREM 14 August 2018 Daily Devotional

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Topic: Your Restoration Is Coming [TREM 14 August 2018 Daily Devotional]

“And the man increased exceedingly, and had much cattle, and maidservants, and menservants, and camels, and asses”. Genesis 30:43 KJV

According to the scriptures, Jacob labored for Laban for 14 years and Laban cheated him. Jacob was going to leave the house of Laban without anything. His wage was changed ten times. He was already in a very difficult situation. He was frustrated and discouraged. Then Laban came to him and said look I have cheated you but this time around let’s strike a good deal. I want you to determine what your wages will be. Jacob said to him that’s okay by me. Every spotted and every coloured sheep, goat, and ram will be my portion. Let us separate them and in the night, Laban, therefore, sent his sons to remove the ones that were coloured which were to be Jacob’s wages.

Think of it. I don’t know if you have worked under cheater masters before. But God did what has never been done before. My God will fight your battles. They will restore what has been taken from you. The bible says when a thief is caught he will restore seven folds what he has taken. I declare restoration in your life. Never give in to anyone on the face of this earth. Who told you that the enemy will finish you when Jesus had already said it is finished? That declaration ended anything that will finish you. Sickness and diseases will not finish you. Disappointment will not finish you. Fear will not finish you.

God revealed to Jacob a strategy on how to transfer the wealth of Laban. And suddenly the whole cattle and sheep began to give birth to coloured rams and goats. All the weak animals became Laban’s and the strong ones became Jacob’s.

I declare that your years of toiling are over. It is your moment of restoration and rest. I will certainly hear your testimony.

Further Reading: Genesis 30:25-43, Joel 2:23-27

Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Psalms 89-90; Evening- Romans 14

“If you missed yesterday devotional click HERE to read TREM Daily Devotional by Dr. Mike Okonkwo’’

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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DCLM Daily Manna 14th August 2018 – Not A Tea Party

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Topic: Not A Tea Party [DCLM Daily Manna 14th August 2018 Daily Devotional]

Text: MARK 10:35-45 (KJV)

Key Verse: “And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all” (Mark 10:44).

MESSAGE:

Jesus Christ launched into a foundational teaching on heaven-approved leadership when James and John asked Him to give them key positions of authority in His coming Kingdom. It was a carnal request based on the misguided assumption that Christ’s reign will be similar to what characterised worldly standards.

On the contrary, Jesus’ Kingdom was not of such base character. His was spiritual, to be peopled by converted souls He had died for. He would not force them to serve Him. Rather, they will serve Him willingly in gratitude for leaving His heavenly abode to redeem them. Leadership in His Kingdom would be patterned after His own style which entails leading by service, not by forced obedience as the world practises.

The request of the Zebedee brothers also caused disaffection among the other ten apostles. Our ever-patient Lord rose to douse the tension by gently rebuking the position-seeking disciples, admonishing them that among His followers, there should be no lords who demand carnal submission from others.

As Christians, we must demonstrate this humble spirit everywhere we found ourselves. We must display a spirit of readiness to serve in meekness and in honour to God. We must exhibit a servanthood disposition that reveals the Spirit of Christ in us. Where leadership is thrust on us, we must humbly discharge our duties as co-workers and partners. We must be seen in the forefront of the work.

Thought For The Day: A true leader leads by precept and force of character.

Bible Reading In One Year: Jeremiah 26-29

If you missed yesterday devotional, please click to read Deeper Christian Life Ministry, DCLM Daily Manna HERE

DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.

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Seeds of Destiny 14 August 2018 – Dealing With the Lifestyle of Iniquity

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Topic: Dealing With the Lifestyle of Iniquity [Seeds of Destiny 14 August 2018 Daily Devotional]

Scripture: Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. 1 Corinthians 6:18

Thought For The Day: Secrecy is the strength of iniquity.

It has been established that iniquity destroys destiny. We have seen the dangers of iniquity previously; we saw that iniquity reduces the quality of a person’s life and destiny; iniquity attacks spirituality; iniquity attacks mentality; iniquity diverts energy and iniquity increases vulnerability in life.
Knowing the dangers of immorality alone is not enough; it is very important to know how to deal with it.

Now, how do you deal with immorality?
1. Flee Iniquity
Flee adultery and fornication. To flee is to run without looking back; flee like Joseph did. You can even leave your shirt or shoes behind; it is better to move about shoeless than to come out graceless.

2. Destroy every undefinable closeness or association that leaves you vulnerable to iniquity
If you are in courtship, for instance, do it well by involving the church. Even if you are in a courtship, minimize undue closeness because it breeds both the tendency and temptation for immorality which is a setup for immediate and future disaster. Do not be inside a room alone with the opposite sex when the door is closed. Secrecy is the strength of iniquity. If secrecy can be destroyed, its strength can be ruined.

3. Receive the help and grace of the Holy Spirit
God’s grace makes us to say No to sin (Titus 2:11). We need grace because there is an escalation of the spirit of lust and seduction in our generation.

Beloved, avoid the lifestyle of iniquity; flee iniquity and receive the grace of God to stay pure.

Remember this: Secrecy is the strength of iniquity.

Assignments:
1. Decide to avoid the lifestyle of iniquity.
2. Cut off every association that invites the temptation of iniquity.
3. Ask for the Help of the Holy Ghost to stay pure.

Prayer: O Lord, I receive Your grace to live in righteousness and not to fall into temptation. I ask for Your help to say ‘no’ to sin or every appearance of iniquity, LORD, in Jesus’ Name.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: DEADLY ENEMIES OF DESTINY (PART 3).

Daily Bible Reading: Nehemiah 7:73b to 9:21, 1 Corinthians 9:1 to 18, Psalm 33:12 to 22, Proverbs 21:11 to 12

Amazing Fact: The Eagle builds the largest tree nest of all birds, measuring about 9.5 ft. (2.9 m) across. The largest nest ever found was nearly 10 ft. wide and weighed close to 3 tons.[11]

Today in History: 14/08/1936 – The first basketball competition was held at the Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany. The U.S. defeated Canada, 19-8.

Quote: This is the time when you do not need to look for sin to sin. Sin looks for you, whether on the internet or wherever. Culled from WHO ARE YOU? by Dr Paul Enenche

Don’t Forget To Attend: The Power packed communion service tomorrow by 4:45pm & 6:30pm. Invite someone as you come.

Also Read: Seeds of Destiny by Pastor Paul Enenche

Today’s devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities

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If you just prayed the prayer of salvation online please send your testimonies and prayer request to contact@faithoyedepo.org, 07026385437 OR 08141320204.

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Andrew Wommack 14th August 2018 Daily Devotional

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Topic: Give Thanks Daily [Andrew Wommack 14th August 2018 Daily Devotional]

Luke 17:18 “There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.”

Text: Luke 17:11-18

Relatively few people who receive the goodness of the Lord return to give Him thanks for what He has done. That does not keep the Lord from doing what is right for us. He healed all ten of these lepers according to their request – not just the one who was thankful. However, there was only one out of the ten that was made “whole.”

The Lord desires that we prosper in spirit, soul, and body. He wants us to be whole – not just healed. Part of the reason God meets our physical needs is to prove to us His willingness and ability to meet our emotional and spiritual needs. The Lord is concerned about our temporal needs (Mt. 6:30), but He is even more concerned about our eternal needs. All of these lepers needed physical healing and the Lord was moved with compassion and met their need.

He was also desiring to meet their spiritual needs, but only one out of the ten came back for that.

Being unthankful is always a sign that self is exalting itself above God. A selfless person can be content with very little. A self-centered person cannot be satisfied. Thankfulness is a sign of humility and cultivating a life of thankfulness will help keep “self” in its proper place.

Thankfulness to the Lord for what He is and what He has done is a very important part of the Christian life. One of the many benefits of thanksgiving and praise is that they keep us from being “self” oriented.

Giving thanks is a totally unselfish action and is a key to relationship with the Father that makes us “whole” and not just “healed.”

Also Read: Andrew Wommack Daily Devotional

This message was written by The Association of Related Ministries International (ARMI) is an extension of Andrew Wommack Ministries (AWM). ARMI is a unique partnership committed to providing resources to help like-minded ministers succeed in a spirit of excellence and to draw from the experience and expertise of both the AWM and Charis Bible College staff. (www.awmi.net).

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Billy Graham 14th August 2018 – The Beginning of Wisdom

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Topic: The Beginning of Wisdom [Billy Graham Daily Devotional 14 August 2018]

But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom . . . — 1 Corinthians 1:30

I believe we ought to get all the education we can, but we dare not make it our god. John Dewey once defined education as the systematic, purposeful reconstruction of experience; but so much of modern education leaves out God. What we are actually doing is reconstructing our sins. We expand our sins, enlarge them, multiply them. We need education, but not just for the mind and the body; we also need education for the spirit. Man has a spirit, and in our educational system today we need a spiritual emphasis. If we bring up a generation that lacks the wisdom that God can give, they can turn into educated savages and fools. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” and education. Let’s make sure our rock is God.

Prayer for the day: Almighty God, I am grateful to You that Your Word educates my spirit and makes me whole.

“If you missed yesterday devotional, please click to read Billy Graham’s Daily Devotional HERE

Written by Billy Graham, Founder of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association(BGEA). BGEA exists to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ by every effective means and to equip the church and others to do the same.

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