Joyce Meyer Devotional 15 December 2018 — Leading

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Topic: Leading [Joyce Meyer Devotional 15 December 2018]

…[Love] is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly.…1 Corinthians 13:5 (AMPC)

In order to reach our goals, you and I must follow God’s leading. People will offer us a lot of advice, and some of it may be good, but some of it may not. Or it may be good advice, but simply not what will work for us.

It’s important that we always look to God first and listen for His guidance and instruction.

God has created us as unique individuals, and He does not lead us all in the same way. So, if you want to win your race, you will need to find your own running style or your own way of doing things.

Of course, we can learn from other people, but we dare not try to copy them at the cost of losing our own individuality. Appreciate the advice and example of others, but follow God’s leading in your life.

Prayer Starter: Lord, I know You have a great plan for my life, and You desire to lead and guide me every step of the way. Help me to seek and follow Your leadership in my life more than anyone or anything else. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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Our Daily Bread 15 December 2018 Devotional – Mosaic of Beauty

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Topic: Mosaic of Beauty [Our Daily Bread 15 December 2018 Devotional]

Read: Luke 1:46–55, Bible in a Year: Amos 1–3; Revelation 6

My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. Luke 1:46–47

Sitting in the courtyard of the Church of the Visitation in Ein Karem, Israel, I was overwhelmed with the beautiful display of sixty-seven mosaics containing the words of Luke 1:46–55 in as many languages. Traditionally known as the Magnificat from the Latin “to magnify,” these verses are Mary’s joyous response to the announcement that she will be the mother of the Messiah.

Each plaque contains Mary’s words, including: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. . . . For the Mighty One has done great things for me” (vv. 46–49). The biblical hymn etched in the tiles is a song of praise as Mary recounts the faithfulness of God to her and the nation of Israel.

A grateful recipient of God’s grace, Mary rejoices in her salvation (v. 47). She acknowledges that God’s mercy has extended to the Israelites for generations (v. 50). Looking back over God’s care for the Israelites, Mary praises God for His powerful acts on behalf of His people (v. 51). She also thanks God, recognizing that her daily provision comes from His hand (v. 53).

Mary shows us that recounting the great things God has done for us is a way to express praise and can lead us to rejoice. This Christmas season, consider God’s goodness as you reflect on the year. In doing so, you may create a mosaic of great beauty with your words of praise.

Prayer: Father, we praise You for the great things You’ve done in our lives this year. We rejoice in Your mercy and care for us.

Make a list of the ways God has blessed you this year and reflect on it in silence. Then share stories of His goodness with someone.

INSIGHT
The birth of Jesus was a miracle because the Holy Spirit formed the body of Jesus in the womb of a young virgin girl. That this information comes to us from Luke is significant, because Luke was a doctor (Colossians 4:14) and understood the audacity of the claims of Jesus’s virgin conception and birth. But Luke first tells of another miraculous conception that predated Jesus by six months—that of John the Baptist (Luke 1:24–26). By human standards, his parents, Zechariah and Elizabeth, were too old to have a baby (vv. 7, 18). But in both the birth of Jesus and John the Baptist we see the working of God for whom nothing is impossible (v. 37 nasb).
For more, see Mary and Joseph: Reflecting on the Wonder of Christmas at discoveryseries.org/hp074.
Bill Crowder

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TREM Devotional 15 December 2018 – Run That You May Obtain

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Topic: Run That You May Obtain [TREM Devotional 15 December 2018]

“Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run that ye may obtain 1 COR. 9:24

I want to encourage you this morning to run that you may obtain. The fact that we are involved in a race is no longer new, but what is unique about this race is that all of us can be winners. Unlike the track and field events and other competitions that produce only one winner (either a single individual or a team depending on the game), the Christian race is so designed that everyone can be a winner.

Looking at this scripture, you will understand the fact that he was writing to the whole church and encouraging everyone to run to obtain the prize. Beloved, if there is a prize, and since there is a prize, without a doubt, there is also a price. So what does it take to win in this race?

Let us look at The Living Bible translation of that scripture:

“In a race everyone runs, but only one person gets first prize. So run your race to win. ….. I fight to win. I’m not just shadow-boxing or playing around. Like an athlete I punish my body, treating it roughly, training it to do what it should, not what it wants to. Otherwise I fear that after enlisting others for the race, I myself might be declared unfit and ordered to stand aside.”

1 Corinthians 9:24-27 (TLB)

Beloved, you do not have a choice but to run the race to win. God forbid that you run the race in vain. God forbid that the devil will successfully trip you on this race. However, there are certain things to note and that is what Apostle Paul went on to highlight that we must take note of if we must obtain the prize. We will look at that tomorrow.

Further Reading: 1 Cor. 9:24-27

Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Amos 1-3; Evening- Revelation 6

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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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MFM Daily Devotional 15 December 2018 – Yoked Together

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MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 15 December 2018 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Yoked Together

TOPIC: Yoked Together (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 15 December 2018)

FIRE SCRIPTURE: 2 Corinthians 6:14-17

MEMORY VERSE: Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” Amos 3:3

The MESSAGE:

A yoke is a device that is used to connect two bulls together for farming purpose. The yoke will not allow one to go beyond the other because it is placed on their necks to keep them at the same pace. The animals yoked together must walk at the same level and drag their burden, the plough, in order to satisfy the purpose for which the farmer yoked them together. The same is applicable to a believer who is connected to an unbeliever in an intimate relationship. The weight of sin of the unbeliever will drag the believer’s holy life backward because the believer may need to compromise if he or she intends to continue in the relationship.

Bimpe’s mother placed two pots on two different stoves. She poured half a glass of water into one of the pots and poured some oil into the other pot, leaving Bimpe to wonder. She had just told her mother about her decision to marry the love of her life and all her mother had decided to do was bring her to the kitchen. She watched as her mother allowed the water boil and the oil to heat up. “Can you see that they are both hot?” her mother asked. “Yes”, Bimpe answered, wondering what that had to do with anything. She however, nearly shouted when her mother poured the hot water into the hot oil. “Can I still use this oil to fry plantain at this point?” her mother asked. “No now” Bimpe replied, “You’ve wasted the whole time the oil used in heating up”.

There are many believers like Bimpe, who allow themselves to be consumed by the passion and interests they have. Passion and attraction may however bring you to the same temperature level, but it does not necessarily indicate that you are on the right course.

Getting married to someone who is not a believer will only dampen and waste you. Quite a number of Christians may not agree with this because the cloud and influence of technology and modern living has blinded many, but the word of God remains true. A believer should not become unequally yoked with an unbeliever in marriage. This is not only about good character, or respectable family background. Christ Jesus has to be the foundation of your relationship and this trumps good character, attitude and personality, family reputation, etc. Do not make the common but unacceptable mistake of deciding to get married first and hoping to convert your spouse afterwards. You must trust God to bring you your jewel of inestimable value in due time. Stay within the kingdom. “Two will only walk together if they agree”. You have to agree, believe and know Jesus.

MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE:
CHRIST JESUS HAS TO BE THE FOUNDATION OF YOUR RELATIONSHIP AND THIS TRUMPS GOOD CHARACTER, ATTITUDE AND PERSONALITY.

PROPHETIC WORD:
May you walk with those who agree with God.

PRAYER POINTS:

MORNING

  1. Every power that is yoking me with the child of the devil, die, in the name of Jesus.
  2. Every yoke of darkness upon my life, break by fire, in the name of Jesus.
  3. Powers of my father’s house, yoking my life with bondage, die, in the name of Jesus.

EVENING

  1. O God my Father, deliver me from any evil association or relationship that I found myself in, in the name of Jesus.
  2. Every power connecting me to evil partners, die by fire, in the name of Jesus.
  3. O God my Father, connect me with my divine partners, in the name of Jesus.
  4. I plug my head into the socket of divine favour, 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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Open Heavens for Teens 15 December 2018 – Fruit of the Spirit; Goodness

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Topic — Fruit of the Spirit; Goodness [Open Heavens for Teens 15 December 2018]

Memorise: As we have therefore the opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith. Galatians 6:10

Read: Galatians 5:22-23 (KJV)

Bible In One Year: Amos 4-6, Revelation 6

MESSAGE:

Goodness is the essence of God’s nature. God is the only one that is filled with true goodness and hands it out to everyone, even people who are not in alignment with His will. Men on the other hand are naturally bad. Because of our sinful nature, it is simply impossible to exhibit true, undiluted goodness to everyone around us just for the sake of it and not for what we will get in return. Our natural urge is to defy God with sins and override fellow men into getting our own way.

However, there is good news for us! The Holy Spirit was sent to eradicate the wickedness in our flesh and replace it with goodness! Now it is very possible for a sinful man to do good and be truly goo through the help of the Holy spirit. Being good entails knowing the right thing to do and then doing it. It means exhibiting the love of God to fellow men. It means being fair, considerate and gracious to everyone at all times. And this can be possible only by relying solely on the Holy Spirit and obeying Him completely.

Prayer Point: Sweet Holy Spirit, please fill my heart with goodness.

Also Read: Teen Open Heaven Daily Devotional by Pastor Adeboye

Hymn 13:

  1. Is your life a channel of blessing?
    Is the love of God flowing through you?
    Are you telling the lost of the Savior?
    Are you ready His service to do?

Chorus:
Make me a channel of blessing today,
Make me a channel of blessing, I pray;
My life possessing, my service blessing,
Make me a channel of blessing today.

  1. Is your life a channel of blessing?
    Are you burdened for those that are lost?
    Have you urged upon those who are straying
    The Savior who does on the cross
  2. Is your life a channel of blessing?
    Is it a daily telling for Him?
    Have you spoken the word of salvation?
    To those who are dying in sin?
  3. We cannot be channels of blessing
    If our lives are not free from sin;
    We will barriers be and a hindrance
    To those we are trying to win.

Daily Devotional for Teen’s 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.

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DCLM Daily Manna 15 December 2018 – Sure Hiding Place

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Topic: Sure Hiding Place [DCLM Daily Manna 15 December 2018 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]

Text: Psalm 102:1-11 (KJV)

Key Verse: Hide not thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble; incline thine ear unto me: in the day when I call answer me speedily” (Psalm 102:2).

MESSAGE:

As humans, as long as we still carry this corruptible body, we are exposed and prone to different physical (health), social, financial and environmental hazards capable of inflicting injuries upon our flesh and minds. In certain instances, these afflictions are from the conditions of living in the society. They challenge our faith, confession and profession.

Afflictions come in different shades and forms. They can take the form of serious sicknesses, plague, infirmities, depression, recession, oppression, social isolation and constriction, hostile environment and incessant family squabbles. These afflictions draw tears from our eyes but we should not allow the tears to form a cloud of darkness to blind us from discerning the source of the problem and sourcing for respite. Rather, it should produce sparkles of stars to lead us to God, the One who can give us support, succour and final deliverance from affliction.

Seeking help from the wrong sources is like groping in the dark during a storm. God is the only Source of respite. He is omniscient: He knows the very source of the affliction. He knows the solution and has the power to stop the affliction.

God’s panacea has no side-effect and no strings attached. When He delivers His own, He secures them under His protection, away from the power behind the affliction. He is worthy to be called upon and awaits our call when life around us is dark and dreary.

Thought For The Day: Prayer and faith are the antidotes to the storms of life.

Bible Reading In One Year: Colossians; Philemon

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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 15 December 2018 Devotional: The Life of Sacrifice – A Way of the Covenant

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Topic: The Life of Sacrifice – A Way of the Covenant [Seeds of Destiny 15 December 2018 Devotional]

Scripture: The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee; Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion; Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah. Psalms 20:1-3

Thought For The Day: Our willingness to sacrifice is an indication of our devotion to God.

A sacrificial life is a life that is committed fully and wholeheartedly to the things of God. A sacrificial person is one that is ready to give his/her life, time, resources and energy for the purpose of the Kingdom of God. Our willingness to sacrifice is an indication of our devotion to God. This means that whatever God demands of us per time is releasable to him.

To be in covenant with God is to live the life of sacrifice.
Now, what does the life of sacrifice do in a life of a person?

  1. Sacrifice facilitates the reversal of curses
    When God saw the sacrifice of Noah, He promised not to curse the ground again for man’s sake (Genesis 8:21). This implies that your sacrifice can neutralise every generational, family or witchcraft curse against your life. A person of sacrifice is not be-witchable, curse-able or charm-able.
  2. Sacrifice and covenant living activate the intervention of God in times of trouble (Psalm 50:5, 14-15).
    God remembers your sacrifice and intervenes in times of trouble.

Beloved, my counsel is, maintain an unwavering commitment to God by living a life of sacrifice. Be so committed until God bears you witness and can even boast about you. Do not move about looking for human approval because most times, human approval does not equal Divine verdict. God can never do serious things with unserious people. Be serious with God in your covenant walk with Him.

Remember This: Our willingness to sacrifice is an indication of our devotion to God.

Assignments:

  1. Use your gift, talents, time, resources etc. to serve God faithfully.
  2. Avoid the lifestyle of grumbling and complaining

Prayer: O Lord, I ask that You help me to live a life of sacrifice. I refuse to murmur and complain. I lay my all at Your Feet, Lord in Jesus Name.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE COVERING OF THE COVENANT

Quote: Do not do anything at all, if you are not willing to do it well. Culled from 21 UNCOMMON KEYS TO FINANCIAL OVERFLOW by Dr Paul Enenche

Daily Reading: 1 Chronicles 19:1 to 21:30, Romans 2:25 to 3:8, Psalm 11:1 to 7, Proverbs 19:10 to 12.

Amazing Fact: You share your birthday with at least 9 million other people in the world.

Today In History: 15/12/1891 – James Naismith invented the sport of basketball.

Also Read: Click HERE to read Other Inspirational Messages 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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Kenneth Copeland Devotional 15 December 2018 – A Carefree Christmas

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Topic: A Carefree Christmas [Kenneth Copeland Devotional 15 December 2018]

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

Can you really have a merry Christmas even when you have a thousand and one pressures bearing down on you? Yes, you can—and you don’t have to leave the country to do it. No matter how intense or how trivial the problems are that you’re facing right now, you can have the most wonderful, most carefree Christmas season you’ve ever had in your life; and you can start having it today.

As a believer, you’re probably familiar with that scripture that says to be anxious for nothing. But, have you ever taken it seriously enough to put it into action? There’s a good chance you haven’t because you haven’t understood just how dangerous those anxieties are. You probably haven’t realized that they’re a deadly part of the devil’s strategy against you.

That’s right. Worry is one of the chief weapons of his warfare. If he can get you to worry about them, he can use the financial pressures and family pressures and scheduling problems that are just a “normal” part of everyday life to weigh you down and drag you into more trouble than you think possible.

Medical science tells us that a high percentage of the people hospitalized in the U.S.A. are there with ailments caused by worry and tension. Yet, a great many believers worry without even thinking about it. They’ll worry about being too short or too skinny. They’ll stew over this and that and not even realize they’ve been sinning.

“Sinning, Brother Copeland?”

Yes! For the born-again, Spirit-filled believer who owns a Bible—worrying is a sin. So, even if the Christmas cards are late and 45 people are coming to your house for Christmas dinner, don’t worry.

Instead, do what the Bible says to do. Pray, making your request known to God…and praise Him for the answer. Then you’ll have peace.

Now, go ahead and have a truly merry Christmas, you carefree thing you!

Scripture Reading: Matthew 6:24-34

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Andrew Wommack Devotional 15 December 2018 – Proof Of The Resurrection

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Topic: Proof Of The Resurrection [Andrew Wommack Devotional 15 December 2018]

Matthew 28:11 “Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and showed unto the chief priests all the things that were done.”

In the Jews’ efforts to prevent anything from happening that would cause people to believe that Jesus was resurrected, they gave one of the most sure proofs of His resurrection. They sealed the tomb so it would be obvious if it had been opened and they obtained a guard of soldiers to protect it.

This removes all doubt that the followers of Jesus could have stolen His body. Therefore, the enemies of Jesus became a historical witness that Jesus literally rose from the dead.

The guards told the chief priests everything that happened at the tomb. This means that they had a complete account of the earthquake, the angels rolling away the stone, and the angels giving the message to the women that Jesus was alive from the dead. They may have even seen Jesus walk out of the tomb.

The very ones that the Jews had secured to guarantee there would be no rumors of Jesus being raised from the dead, became the first witnesses and heralds of the resurrection. Yet, with the testimony of impartial, non-religious eyewitnesses, they chose not to believe (Lk. 16:31).

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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 Devotional 15 December 2018 – Not Too Young

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Topic: Not Too Young [Billy Graham Devotional 15 December 2018]

Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers . . . — 1 Timothy 4:12

Lord Chesterton once said, “I believe in bedside repentance, but I do not want to depend upon it.” During a serious illness a person’s mind does not function normally. Getting right with God is something one should do in the bloom of health. However, as far as the Lord is concerned, “His ear is not heavy that He cannot hear, nor His arm shortened that He cannot save.” He loves us equally, in sickness or in health; while we are living, or while we are dying. In my experience, I have not known of too many people who found Christ on their deathbed. When we come to Christ in our youth, a life is saved. When we come in old age, a soul is salvaged and life eternal is assured; but the opportunity to live a life for Christ has been lost.

Prayer for the day: Lord God, burden my heart to reach out to the young persons starting their adventure in life—and the old persons dreading the end of their journey. Let me tell them the message of Your saving love.

“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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Open Heaven 15 December 2018 – Pay Attention to the Heart

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Open Heaven 15 December 2018 Saturday Daily Devotional by Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Pay Attention to the Heart

Topic: Pay Attention to the Heart (Open Heaven 15 December 2018)

Memorise: “Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.”- Matthew 23:28

Read: Matthew 23:24-28 (KJV)

24 Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.

25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.

26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.

27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.

28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

Bible in One Year: Hosea 5-9, John 11:44-12:8

Open Heaven 15 December 2018 Saturday MESSAGE:

“And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.”Matthew 22:39

For us not to lose our reward from God, we need to pay close attention to the words He uses when He speaks to us. The words in the above scripture say, “Love your neighbor as you love yourself” and not “Acts as though you love your neighbor as you love yourself” I have come to observe that the Christian life of many professed Christian has become a stage play. They act out characters that are completely different from who really are. If God was to show the state of your heart to those you relate with, will they still see you the same way you have always portrayed yourself to be?

God not recognize humility by how many people you call “sir” or “ma”; He looks into your heart to see if you have a humble heart. He does not recognize love by the sweet words you say; He checks your intentions. God cannot be deceived, and even if you deceive your pastor, my God sees your heart and knows those who are His and those who are not (2 Timothy 2:19). I wonder why a person will try to look holy when looking holy does not count at all before God? Looking holy will not take anyone to heaven, but being holy will. Which is most important to you: how God sees you or how your fellow human beings see you? To me, it does not matter how holy people say I am; I am only interested in what my God says. Sometime ago, at a Christian conference, the organizers asked that soft music be played while we all mediate. While meditating, I went into a trance and saw myself in a place that looked like the throne room of God. All the angels were so pure that they were transparent, and I looked extremely dirty in their midst. When I got out of that trance, I determined that if I was to enter that room again in a trance, I would not look the way I saw myself that day. I was already a holiness preacher by then, and people all around said I was holy man, but that did not matter to me. All that matters to me now is how Jesus sees me. Stop pretending to be holy; rather, live a holy life for real!

On the other hand, some people dress and act like unbelievers, and then they turn around to say their outward appearance does not matter, because God looks inward. This is true, but what is on the inside will show on the outside. Stop deceiving yourself; if you like to look and talk like an unbeliever, then you are just the same as them. It is out of the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaks (Luke 6:45). Your outward life needs to reflect the transformation you claim has occurred inside your heart. Is your life reflecting this transformation?

Open Heaven 15 December 2018 Saturday Action Point:

Pay attention to how God sees you and not what people think of you.

Also Read: Open Heaven 14 December 2018 – The Need for Discernment 

Open Heaven 15 December 2018 Saturday Hymn 12: Take My Life, And Let It Be

1.Take my life and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in endless praise,
Let them flow in endless praise.

2.Take my hands and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love.
Take my feet and let them be
Swift and beautiful for Thee,
Swift and beautiful for Thee.

3.Take my voice and let me sing,
Always, only for my King.
Take my lips and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee,
Filled with messages from Thee.

4. Take my silver and my gold,
Not a mite would I withhold.
Take my intellect and use
Every pow’r as Thou shalt choose,
Every pow’r as Thou shalt choose.

5. Take my will and make it Thine,
It shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart, it is Thine own,
It shall be Thy royal throne,
It shall be Thy royal throne.

6. Take my love, my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet its treasure store.
Take myself and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee,
Ever, only, all for Thee.

Open Heaven 15 December 2018 Saturday 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 15 December 2018 Saturday Daily Devotional.

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TREM Devotional 14 December 2018 – Let Love Flow 2

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Topic: Let Love Flow 2 [TREM Devotional 14 December 2018]

“If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?” 1 John 4:20 (KJV)

Yesterday, I started out challenging you to let the love of God in you flow. It is so easy to say “I love you” but beyond the words are the actions.

Look at the scripture for today; please read it again and again. God did not say you should love yourself; because He knows that some people may not love themselves. He laid the example for you. The love of God is not love because of; it is love in spite God. God is calling the church to be different. In the world, you have a lot of hypocrisy, but that should not be in the church. In the world, you are constantly watching your back because you don’t know what the next person is about to do. But that should not be the case in the church. God expects us to reach out one to another in love. When Jesus came, He walk the earth as a perfect example for us to follow.

The Apostle John in our word for today is querying your profession of love for God if you cannot love your neighbour. Don’t be a hypocrite that chants the love for God but cannot tolerate his brother or sister. No! The proof of our discipleship is in our love for each other. Jesus said, by this shall men know that you are My disciples when you have love one for another (John 13:35).

Today, I am calling you to love. Love the unlovable. Where you cannot seem to love, take it to God in prayer. You remember I challenged you before to take everything to God in prayer. So, take this to God. Be sincere. Ask God for the grace to love and you will see a change in your disposition towards the brother or sister. Love also covers a multitude of sin. Therefore, when love flows, the behaviour you think you cannot tolerate becomes insignificant to you.

Further Reading: John 13:33-35; 1 John 4:16-21

Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Joel 1; Evening- Revelation 5

“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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Our Daily Bread 14 December 2018 Devotional – Heaven’s Love Song

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Topic: Heaven’s Love Song [Our Daily Bread 14 December 2018 Devotional]

Read: Revelation 5:1–13, Bible in a Year: Joel 1–3; Revelation 5

We love him because he first loved us. 1 John 4:19

In 1936, songwriter Billy Hill released a popular hit song titled “The Glory of Love.” Before long a nation was singing about the joy of doing even little things out of love for one another. Fifty years later, lyricist Peter Cetera wrote a more romantic song with a similar title. He imagined two people living forever, knowing together they did it all—for the glory of love.

Revelation, the last book in the Bible, describes a new love song that will someday lift the voices of everyone in heaven and earth (Revelation 5:9, 13). The music begins, however, in a minor key of mourning. John, our narrator, cries, seeing no answer to all that has gone wrong with the world (vv. 3–4). But his mood brightens and the music builds to a crescendo (vv. 12–13) as John learns the real glory and story of love. Soon he hears all creation praising the powerful Lion-King of Judah (v. 5), who has won the hearts of His subjects by lovingly sacrificing Himself, like a Lamb, for our rescue (v. 13).

In the most moving lyrics ever sung, we see why even simple acts of kindness rise on the wings of a song. The glory we sing about reflects the heart of our God. We sing about Him because He gave us our song.

Prayer: Father, please help us to see that even the smallest acts of love and kindness can remind us of Your love for us.

In what ways can you thank God today through simple acts of kindness?

INSIGHT
A repeated word in today’s passage is worthy (vv. 2, 4, 9, 12), which is used to describe Jesus. But what does worthy mean? While a dictionary definition is helpful, the passage itself defines it. First, Jesus is worthy because He has triumphed (v. 5) and can therefore open the scroll and break the seals. But John goes on to describe how He has triumphed. Jesus is worthy because He has triumphed by being slain and purchasing people with His blood (v. 9). J.R. Hudberg

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This message was written By Mart DeHaan [Our Daily Bread Ministries.]

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MFM Daily Devotional 14 December 2018 – Reconciled For Greater Works

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MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 14 December 2018 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Reconciled For Greater Works

TOPIC: Reconciled For Greater Works (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 14 December 2018)

FIRE SCRIPTURE: Mark 3:13-19

MEMORY VERSE:And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;” 2 Corinthians 5:18

The MESSAGE:

Reconciliation means the ending of conflict or renewing of a friendly relationship between disputing parties, who had been separated over a period of time. What this means is that there was a friendly relationship between both parties before, but as a result of one problem or another, there is now a quarrel between them. In the beginning, there was a cordial relationship between man and God which was severed by man’s disobedience to God’s instruction. However, Christ came to reconcile man to the former friendly relationship with God.

In His earthly ministry, Jesus often sent out His disciples to preach, heal, and cast out devils. Notice, however, that before He sent them out, He would have a long period of personal fellowship with them. God desires intimacy with everyone of us. He sent His Son to die for this purpose — the purpose of reconciling us to Himself. We, who are born again, have been reconciled to God through Jesus Christ. Giving your life to Jesus Christ is therefore the first step towards accepting to be reconciled to God. We become friendly and intimate again with God as He first planned it from the foundation of the world. We are separated from sin and separated unto God.

The question now is, does it end there? Is that all there is to our salvation?

NO! There is another aspect and ministry in which God would have all men to be saved. John 14:12 tells us that Jesus assures that greater works we shall do. He has done the work of reconciling us to God and calling us into ministry of reconciliation. We have been called to witness to souls, to preach, win souls and to do greater works. When we surrender our lives to Christ, we are reconciled to God and immediately as believers, it is our duty to bring the unbelievers to the knowledge of Christ so they can also be reconciled. The first point of call is at the level of personal intimacy with God, but we cannot just be selfish and be satisfied with that. Our love for God should push us to talk to our fellow men and women, so that they too can enjoy the intimacy and relationship we have with God. Get intimate with God. Develop a relationship with Him. Pray for souls. Preach Christ Jesus. Partake in the ministry of reconciliation. I assure you, the reward is immense.

MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE:
GOD DESIRES INTIMACY WITH EVERY MAN, HE SENT HIS SON TO DIE FOR THIS PURPOSE.

PROPHETIC WORD:
You have been called to reconcile sinners to God, receive the anointing for soul wining.

PRAYER POINTS:

MORNING

  1. O God my Father, equip me for the harvesting of souls, in the name of Jesus.
  2. Every power discouraging me from preaching Jesus Christ, die, in the name of Jesus.
  3. As from today, I become an agent of reconciliation, in the name of Jesus.

EVENING

  1. Holy Ghost fire, incubate me for soul winning, in the name of Jesus.
  2. I plug my destiny into the socket of divine power, in the name of Jesus.
  3. O God my Father, strengthen my relationship with You, in the name of Jesus.
  4. I will be a vessel unto honour, in the mighty 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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DCLM Daily Manna 14 December 2018 – Miraculous Deliverance

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Topic: Miraculous Deliverance [DCLM Daily Manna 14 December 2018 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]

Text: Acts 12:12-19 (KJV)

Key Verse: But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened the door, and saw him, they were astonished” (Acts 12:16).

MESSAGE:

The miraculous is always available for those who love and serve God wholeheartedly. In life, challenges will come before a child of God spiritually and physically in the family, workplace, neighbourhood and anywhere humans exist. Persecutions may take very serious dimensions like incarceration, threat to life and properties, deprivations and restrictions. However, none of these should move a child of God. Faith in God and complete rest upon His unfailing promises are all we need to weather all storms.

Peter was incarcerated and kept for execution as it happened to James the brother of John. But Peter’s miraculous deliverance from the maximum security prison was midwifed by the unrelenting, fervent prayer of the believers in a house-church where Rhoda and other Christians were interceding.

By divine guidance, Peter’s feet were directed to the very centre where he was being prayed for. This served to boost the faith of those believers who were praying.

We should cultivate the habit of interceding for fellow believers who are persecuted because “…the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man (and woman) avails much”. No matter who is behind the persecution of a believer, intercessory prayer to the King of kings will liberate him.

When we pray, we should believe that God hears and answers abundantly above what we can think or ask. God chooses how and when to answer. Giving of testimonies also, as Peter did, helps to strengthen and encourage intercessors.

Thought For The Day: The answer to a believer’s prayer is closer than he expects.

Bible Reading In One Year: Acts 27-28

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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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Open Heavens for Teens 14 December 2018 – Fruit of the Spirit; Gentleness

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Topic — Fruit of the Spirit; Gentleness [Open Heavens for Teens 14 December 2018]

Memorise: And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, 2 Timothy 2:24

Read: Galatians 5:22-23 (KJV)

Bible In One Year: Amos 1-3, Revelation 5

MESSAGE:

The present world is a very aggressive one, and it gets even more aggressive by the day. By default, humans will want to pay aggression back with aggression. Your classmate screams at you, the first thing that comes to mind is to scream back at the fellow. A stranger treats you harshly, and you automatically want to repay him with that same coin.

This might be the order of the day in the world, but as a child of God it is not allowed at all. The Holy Spirit within us doesn’t give room for aggression at all. You are charged to be gentle at all times to everyone you come in contact with. You must not be quarrelsome, you must not be lousy, and you must not be talkative. Your presence should never in any way cause trouble or take away the peace of another fellow. Let aura speak gentleness at all times.

Prayer Point: Sweet Holy Spirit, please teach me to be gentle at all times.

Also Read: Teen Open Heaven Daily Devotional by Pastor Adeboye

Hymn 13:

  1. Is your life a channel of blessing?
    Is the love of God flowing through you?
    Are you telling the lost of the Savior?
    Are you ready His service to do?

Chorus:
Make me a channel of blessing today,
Make me a channel of blessing, I pray;
My life possessing, my service blessing,
Make me a channel of blessing today.

  1. Is your life a channel of blessing?
    Are you burdened for those that are lost?
    Have you urged upon those who are straying
    The Savior who does on the cross
  2. Is your life a channel of blessing?
    Is it a daily telling for Him?
    Have you spoken the word of salvation?
    To those who are dying in sin?
  3. We cannot be channels of blessing
    If our lives are not free from sin;
    We will barriers be and a hindrance
    To those we are trying to win.

Daily Devotional for Teen’s 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.

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Seeds of Destiny 14 December 2018 Devotional – Breaking Forth In Fasting

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Topic: Breaking Forth In Fasting [Seeds of Destiny 14 December 2018 Devotional]

Scripture: Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?… Isaiah 58:6

Thought For The Day: Fasting comes with a force that breaks things forth and opens doors where necessary.

Fasting is a major key to breaking forth in life and destiny. The period of fasting is a period of breaking forth in many realms. Fasting comes with a force that breaks things forth and opens doors where necessary.

There are many dimensions of breaking forth brought about by fasting. Let me give you three of them:

  1. Breaking Forth into Liberty
    The period of fasting is a period for breaking of chains, ancestral and generational yokes and diverse bondages. It is a period of captivity turnaround (Isaiah 58:6).
  2. Breaking Forth of Light
    The fast period is a period of multi-dimensional explosions of light; it is the season where scriptures come alive (Isaiah 58:8).
  3. Breaking Forth in Health
    During the period of fast, diverse ailments and afflictions are healed (Isaiah 58:8).

Now, how do we fast productively?

  1. Reach out to the needy as a lifestyle
    Reaching out to the needy is a key to a productive fast. People who are hardened against the needy do not see much result from their fast (Isaiah 58:7).
  2. Avoid careless talk
    The period of fasting is the period of spiritual exercise and soberness. We must avoid vanity, loquacity and talkativeness (Isaiah 58:9).
  3. Avoid wordless fast
    We must study the scriptures while fasting. Light and revelations come out from the Word during fasting (John 1:1-5).

Beloved, make up your mind to fast often in order to deepen your relationship with God.

Remember This: Fasting comes with a force that breaks things forth and open doors where necessary.

Assignments:

  1. Take at least one day in the week to wait on the Lord in fasting, praying and studying of the Word.
  2. Let prayer flow sufficiently during fasting.

Prayer: O Lord, I ask for the grace to wait on You in fasting. Open my eyes to see and hear from You in this season, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: BREAKING FORTH IN FASTING.

Quote: Any step taken outside of God is a step unto disaster. Culled from 21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO by Dr Paul Enenche

Daily Reading: 1 Chronicles 16:37 to 18:17, Romans 2:1 to 24, Psalm 10:16 to 18, Proverbs 19:8 to 9.

Amazing Fact: A year on Mercury is just 88 days long.

Today In History: 14/12/1918 – British women voted for the first time in a general election and were allowed to run for office.

Also Read: Click HERE to read Other Inspirational Messages 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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RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 16 December 2018 – Knowing God’s In Marriage

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RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 16 December 2018 Lesson 16 – Knowing God’s In Marriage

TOPIC: Knowing God’s In Marriage

OPENING PRAYER: Father, let all our youth discover your will in marriage and help them to do it. (Scroll down for RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL 16 DECEMBER 2018 HYMN)

MEMORY VERSE: “Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.”Proverbs 18:22 (scroll down for RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL 16 DECEMBER 2018 HYMN)

BIBLE PASSAGE: Genesis 24:1-19 KJV (RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 16 December 2018)

1 And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things.

2 And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh:

3 And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell:

4 But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.

5 And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land: must I needs bring thy son again unto the land from whence thou camest?

6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not my son thither again.

7 The LORD God of heaven, which took me from my father’s house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land; he shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence.

8 And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from this my oath: only bring not my son thither again.

9 And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that matter.

10 And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed; for all the goods of his master were in his hand: and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor.

11 And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well of water at the time of the evening, even the time that women go out to draw water.

12 And he said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham.

13 Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water:

14 And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master.

15 And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham’s brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder.

16 And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up.

17 And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher.

18 And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink.

19 And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking.

LESSON INTRODUCTION:
Marriage is ordained by God and it is a legal relationship between a man and a woman that should last for a life time. Gen. 2:22-23.
The step taken before going into this journey is very important to prevent pitfalls. In knowing God’s will therefore, you do not have to rely vague feelings and strange rituals.

TEXT REVIEW: GEN. 24:1-19 “MARRIAGE TO WRATH”
i. The instruction to seek only God’s will for Isaac in marriage was followed by an oath. Gen. 24:2-3,8.
ii. In Isaac’s days it involved travelling to Mesopotamia from Canaan to the city of Major. Gen. 24 :10-11.
iii. Living in the land of Canaan did not translate to marrying the Canaanite. Abraham identified himself as a stranger Canaan. He said, ” I am a stranger and a sojourner with you”. Gen. 23:24, but thou, my servant shall go to my country and to my kindred, Gen. 24:4 and take a wife for my son, Isaac. Gen. 24:4.
iv. The effort of going out of Canaan to Nahor might look cumbersome especially in the light of verse 10 of Gen. 24, but if we consider the characters and spiritual dispositions of the Canaanite, we would prefer to follow the instruction. Psalm 106:38 indicates that blood of innocent sons and daughters were shed as sacrifice to Canaan’s idols. Sons and daughters were sacrificed to demons. Verse 37-38.
v. Canaanite represent ungodly people, therefore intermarriage with them might open the believers to the risk of mingling with the gentles. Psalm 106:35-36. Such attitude would surely attract the wrath of God. Psalm 106:40.

LESSON OUTLINE 1:
RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD FIRST
i. God created/started marriage. Gen. 2:18.
ii. God will give right thing to His children who rely on Him. Her. 10:23.
iii. God does not do or allow guess game.
1 Cor. 14:33
iv. God reveals right path to His children who seek for guidance. Psalm 119:105.
v. God’s children must develop a relationship with Him first. Psalm 119:130.
vi. Believers must learn to fellowship with God and not fear. 2 Tim. 1:7.
vii. Believers must develop their God-given gift and watch their step.Psalm 85: 8; 37:23.
viii. Believers must develop their purpose through relationship with Jesus Christ. John 18:37.
ix. Discovering purpose will reduce stress and prepare one for eternity. 2 Peter 1:3-4.
x. Believers must work in God’s vineyard. They must also have source of income. Gen. 2:15-18.

CLASS ACTIVITY 1: Why do some people marry outside God’s will?

LESSON OUTLINE 2:
HOW DO WE RECOGNISE HIS WILL IN MARRIAGE?
Since God does want His children to be joined with unbelievers in marriage, ( 2 Cro. 6:14-17)then, there must be specific guidelines to be followed as indicates below:
i. Discover His will through His word. Prov. 3:5-7. His word Israel and not shadow.
ii. Pray for God’s approval. Prov. 18:22; Gen. 19:14.
iii. Be sensitive and pay attention to those doors He opens and closes with regard to the issue of marriage. Phil. 2:12.
iv. God will use circumstances and situations to perfect His will. Phil. 2:13.
v. God reveals His will through the counsel from elders or spiritual heads in the church. Psalm 1:1; Pro.19:21; 11:14; 15:22; Acts 1:24; Titus 2:3-5.
vi. Believers should not despise Godly counsel from spiritual heads. Prov. 14:29b; Isa. 52:12.
vii. Avoid pressures from peer, passion for sex, age and poverty to be cloud your reasoning or influence your decision and lead you into temptation. Matt. 26:41.
viii. Keep company with believers and avoid company with unbelievers. 1 Cor. 15:33.

CLASS ACTIVITY 2:
Identify some consequences of making marital choice with God’s will.

SUMMARY: Believers must marry only God’s will.

CONCLUSION:
Prayer, pure word of God, worship, fellowship and service for God and right environment of good spiritual nourishment are factors that aid our spiritual sensitivity. As a child of God, you have His word, His spirit within you and His ministers to guide and counsel you.

EVALUATION:
How can believers know God’s will.

CLOSING PRAYER:
Father, let your will be done in marriages in our church.

ASSIGNMENT:
Find out ten (10) attractions that could lead a person to choose a marriage partner outside the will of God.

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RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL 16 DECEMBER 2018 HYMN

  1. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    O how I love Thee well,
    I am happy, it makes me glad
    To rejoice at Thy birth.
  2. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day, Thy friendship suits me well,
    Both young and old will sing Thy song,
    We long for Sunday School.
  3. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Christ was Thy first teacher,
    The Holy Spirit, great teacher,
    Does manifest in thee.
  4. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    This testimony is sure,
    That God, the Father Almighty,
    Poured His blessing on Thee.
  5. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Though the sun be so bright,
    Or if the clouds black with rain,
    I’ll be in Sunday School.
  6. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    I rejoice to see Thee,
    Will thou pass over me today?
    Without my being blest?

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RCCG Sunday School STUDENT Manual 16 December 2018, Lesson 16

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TOPIC: Knowing God’s In Marriage [RCCG Sunday School STUDENT Manual 16 December 2018]

MEMORY VERSE: “Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.”Proverbs 18:22 (scroll down for RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL 16 DECEMBER 2018 HYMN)

BIBLE PASSAGE: Genesis 24:1-19 (RCCG Sunday School STUDENT Manual 16 December 2018)

1 And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things.

2 And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh:

3 And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell:

4 But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.

5 And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land: must I needs bring thy son again unto the land from whence thou camest?

6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not my son thither again.

7 The LORD God of heaven, which took me from my father’s house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land; he shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence.

8 And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from this my oath: only bring not my son thither again.

9 And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that matter.

10 And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed; for all the goods of his master were in his hand: and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor.

11 And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well of water at the time of the evening, even the time that women go out to draw water.

12 And he said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham.

13 Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water:

14 And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master.

15 And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham’s brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder.

16 And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up.

17 And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher.

18 And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink.

19 And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking.

LESSON INTRODUCTION:
Marriage is ordained by God and it is a legal relationship between a man and a woman that should last for a life time. Gen. 2:22-23.
The step taken before going into this journey is very important to prevent pitfalls. In knowing God’s will therefore, you do not have to rely vague feelings and strange rituals.

LESSON OUTLINES

  1. RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD FIRST
  2. HOW DO WE RECOGNISE HIS WILL IN MARRIAGE?

1. RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD FIRST
Marriage is a creation of God, it all started from Him(Gen. 2:18).God will only guide His own(Jer. 10:23). He will not play a guessing game with His people(1 Cor. 14:33). He wants us to know and do His will and He is actively involved in revealing it. Therefore, before seeking God’s will in marriage, develop a relationship with Him(Psalm 119:105,130). You must not live your life in fear but in fellowship with God(2 Tim. 1:7). Develop your God’s given gift and master how God deals with or guides your steps( Psalm 85:8; 37:23). Discover your purpose through a relationship with Jesus Christ (John 18 :37). This will reduce stress, give your life meaning and prepare you for eternity (2 Peter 1:3-4). You must be found working in His vineyard like Adam and have a source of income( Gen. 2:15-18) because marriage is not for lazy people. Marriage is for matured adults, not juveniles.

2. HOW DO WE RECOGNISE HIS WILL IN MARRIAGE?
The Scripture is clear about the fact that God does not His people to be joined with unbelievers in marriage (2 Cor. 6:14-17). How then do we recognise his will in marriage?

  1. Through the word of God. (Prov. 3:5-7)
    God has placed His words in our hands so that we can have a more objective set of guidelines to follow than dreams, feelings and impulses. Despite your dreams and your conviction, pray to have spiritual backing.( Prov. 18:22; 19:14; Gen. 2:22).
  2. God will work in you to do His will. He will use circumstances and situations to perfect His will for your life.(Rom. 8:28; Phil. 2::12-13).
  3. Through the counsel from elders or spiritual heads in the church. (Psalm 1:1; Prov.19:21; 11:14; 15:22; Acts 1:24; Titus 2:3-5). Do not despise Godly counsel from spiritual heads. (Prov.14:29b; Isa. 52:12).

However, be careful of the following pitfalls:
i. Passion for sex, peer/ parental pressure, age and poverty etc may influence your hasty decision or push you into marriage. Watch and pray to overcome temptations (Matt. 26:41)
ii. The environment you are in and the friend you keep may also influence your choice. Therefore, keep company with believers and not unbelievers (1 Cor. 15:33).

CONCLUSION:
Prayer, pure word of God, worship, fellowship and service for God and right environment of good spiritual nourishment are factors that aid our spiritual sensitivity. As a child of God, you have His word, His spirit within you and His ministers to guide and counsel you.

QUESTIONS:

  1. Why have a relationship with God before marriage?
  2. How do you know God’s will in marriage?

ASSIGNMENT:
Find out ten (10) attractions that could lead a person to choose a marriage partner outside the will of God.

For Further Reading: 1 Cor. 7:32; Prov. 20:18; Judges 14:1-3; Psalm 25:9.

Also Read: RCCG Sunday School STUDENT Manual 9 December 2018, Lesson 15

RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL 16 DECEMBER 2018 HYMN

  1. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    O how I love Thee well,
    I am happy, it makes me glad
    To rejoice at Thy birth.
  2. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day, Thy friendship suits me well,
    Both young and old will sing Thy song,
    We long for Sunday School.
  3. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Christ was Thy first teacher,
    The Holy Spirit, great teacher,
    Does manifest in thee.
  4. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    This testimony is sure,
    That God, the Father Almighty,
    Poured His blessing on Thee.
  5. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Though the sun be so bright,
    Or if the clouds black with rain,
    I’ll be in Sunday School.
  6. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    I rejoice to see Thee,
    Will thou pass over me today?
    Without my being blest?

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Kenneth Copeland Devotional 14 December 2018 – No Deposit—No Return

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Topic: No Deposit—No Return [Kenneth Copeland Devotional 14 December 2018]

…Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments…. He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord. Psalm 112:1,7

Are you ready to face a crisis? Don’t wait until one hits to find out. Prepare yourself now.

That’s what a couple of my Partners did. They faced a situation that would have made many people panic. But when the crisis hit, their hearts were so deeply established on the Word of God that their first response was not one of fear but of faith.

What affected me most when I heard their testimony was one particular phrase they kept using:

No Deposit—No Return

What they meant by that was that if you don’t take the time to deposit the Word in your heart now, it won’t be there later when you really need it. You’ll end up in a crisis with only doubt and unbelief instead of the faith and power you need to see you through. In a situation like the one this couple faced, that could be deadly.

You see, their 2-year-old son had suffered a fall that had cracked his skull and critically injured his neck. He had no feeling in his arms and legs and was unable to move. Yet as they rushed him to the emergency room, a great sense of peace rested on them. Rather than crying with fear, they prayed in faith and declared, “By Jesus’ stripes, our son is healed!”

Sure enough, within hours, their boy was totally restored. Even the X-rays verified the fact that a miracle had taken place.

What’s important to understand about that story is this: The victory was not won when the damage to that little boy’s body disappeared. It was won all during the days and weeks and months before when his parents were listening to tapes and studying the Word and praying in the spirit. It was won because these people had spent time building a foundation on the Word so that when this storm came, they were able to stand.

Now is the time for you to build a rock-solid foundation! Don’t wait around until you’re faced with a crisis. Get the Word in your heart in abundance now, so when you really need it, it will flow out in power.

Remember: No deposit—no return.

Start making those precious deposits today!

Scripture Reading: Psalm 112

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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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Andrew Wommack Devotional 14 December 2018 – Value Christ Higher Than Self

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Topic: Value Christ Higher Than Self [Andrew Wommack Devotional 14 December 2018]

Matthew 28:9 “And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.”

Self-denial is embraced by much of Christianity today. Historically, self-denial has always been a big part of false religion. Most religions of the world teach an abasement of self, but they do it as penitence in order to obtain salvation. This is not the denying of self that the Bible advocates.

True self-denial as the scriptures promote is not self hatred or masochism, but rather an enthroning of Christ above self. We have a new identity in Christ that replaces the old self. We don’t deny self in order to obtain salvation, but it is a love response to what Christ has already done for us. He gave His all for us and we willingly give our all back to Him.

Denying self in an attempt to earn salvation is most always motivated by guilt and characterized by rigid rules. True Christianity, on the other hand, is not the observance of rituals, but a relationship that produces holiness as a fruit and not the root of salvation.

Holiness doesn’t come from the outside and work its way inside. When we are born again we become righteous, and we work that holiness out into our physical lives.

Trying to destroy the power of self through harsh laws actually arouses and strengthens sin. Christians must not let life become a set of rules, but rather a response to a loving relationship with Jesus Christ.

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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 Devotional 14 December 2018 – He Hears You

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Topic: He Hears You [Billy Graham Devotional 14 December 2018]

If we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us.1 John 5:14

God has said, “If my people . . . pray . . . then will I hear from heaven.” Before three thousand people were brought into the Church on the day of Pentecost, the disciples had spent ten days in prayer, fasting, and spiritual travail. God desires that Christians be concerned and burdened for a lost world. If we pray this kind of prayer, an era of peace may come to the world and the hordes of wickedness may be turned back.

Prayer for the day: Almighty God, burden my heart for those in the world who have not experienced Your peace in their lives.

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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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Open Heaven 14 December 2018 – The Need for Discernment

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Open Heaven 14 December 2018 Friday Daily Devotional by Pastor E. A. Adeboye – The Need for Discernment

Topic: The Need for Discernment (Open Heaven 14 December 2018)

Memorise: “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”1 John 4:1

Read: Joshua 9:1-16, Acts 16:16-18 (KJV)

Joshua 9:1-16:
1 And it came to pass, when all the kings which were on this side Jordan, in the hills, and in the valleys, and in all the coasts of the great sea over against Lebanon, the Hittite, and the Amorite, the Canaanite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite, heard thereof;

2 That they gathered themselves together, to fight with Joshua and with Israel, with one accord.

3 And when the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done unto Jericho and to Ai,

4 They did work wilily, and went and made as if they had been ambassadors, and took old sacks upon their asses, and wine bottles, old, and rent, and bound up;

5 And old shoes and clouted upon their feet, and old garments upon them; and all the bread of their provision was dry and mouldy.

6 And they went to Joshua unto the camp at Gilgal, and said unto him, and to the men of Israel, We be come from a far country: now therefore make ye a league with us.

7 And the men of Israel said unto the Hivites, Peradventure ye dwell among us; and how shall we make a league with you?

8 And they said unto Joshua, We are thy servants. And Joshua said unto them, Who are ye? and from whence come ye?

9 And they said unto him, From a very far country thy servants are come because of the name of the LORD thy God: for we have heard the fame of him, and all that he did in Egypt,

10 And all that he did to the two kings of the Amorites, that were beyond Jordan, to Sihon king of Heshbon, and to Og king of Bashan, which was at Ashtaroth.

11 Wherefore our elders and all the inhabitants of our country spake to us, saying, Take victuals with you for the journey, and go to meet them, and say unto them, We are your servants: therefore now make ye a league with us.

12 This our bread we took hot for our provision out of our houses on the day we came forth to go unto you; but now, behold, it is dry, and it is mouldy:

13 And these bottles of wine, which we filled, were new; and, behold, they be rent: and these our garments and our shoes are become old by reason of the very long journey.

14 And the men took of their victuals, and asked not counsel at the mouth of the LORD.

15 And Joshua made peace with them, and made a league with them, to let them live: and the princes of the congregation sware unto them.

16 And it came to pass at the end of three days after they had made a league with them, that they heard that they were their neighbours, and that they dwelt among them.

Acts 16:16-18:
16 And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:

17 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation.

18 And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.

Bible in One Year: Hosea 1-4, John 11:27-44

Open Heaven 14 December 2018 Friday MESSAGE:

There are so many con-artists in the Church and in the world today, so much so that the gift of discernment has become a necessity in the life of every believer. In your business dealings, if you do not want to fall victim to the cankerworm of cheats and frauds, you need to rely on the Holy Spirit to help you exercise discernment over business opportunities that are brought your way. In your job, if you do want to escape from agents of darkness looking for every opportunity to milk their employers dry and implicate innocent people along the way, you need the gift of discernment to begin to operate in your life. The stories narrated in our Bible readings are good life lessons on the need of the gift of discernment. Joshua was hasty in entering into a pact with the Gibeonites without first consulting God and he ended up falling for a lie; the impact of which continued to affect the Israelites generations after (2 Samuel 21:1-9). Be wary of any deal or matter that is brought before you which requires you to make a hasty commitment. Also, at your work place, be careful when a document is brought for your signature and pressure is being applied on you to sign it quickly without thoroughly scrutinizing its contents.

In contrast to Joshua who fell for the lies of the Gibeonites, we also read of Paul who was able to detect the spirit of divination at work in the supposed “public relations secretary” who volunteered to serve his missionary team in Thyatira. She followed Paul and his team for several days, publicizing what Paul and his team came to do in that locality. Thank God that Paul, through the gift of discernment, detected after many days that it was a demonic spirit at work in her. If this was not found out, many people would have assumed that she was operating with the same spirit as Paul and his team, luring them to follow her and enabling the evil spirit in her to make merchandize of them. This would have brought shame to the Name of Jesus Christ, and the message of the gospel would have been adulterated. This is a great lesson for evangelist and missionaries: volunteers should be handled with caution. Free services may not be free at the end of the day. We have had such experiences in our ministry, where people have come to tell us that there are openings in some countries for missions, only for us to later find out that they were just trying to use the church to realize their dream of getting out of the country, or even trying to swindle the church of her money. We therefore, need the gift of discernment to be able to detect the wily moves of the enemy. This gift is freely given when you thirst and ask God for it in prayer. Ask for it today.

Open Heaven 14 December 2018 Friday Prayer Point:

Father, please endow me with the gift of discernment so that I can always distinguise falsehood from the truth.

Also Read: Open Heaven 13 December 2018 – Year of Jubilee

Open Heaven 14 December 2018 Friday Hymn 15: Nearer My God To Thee

Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!
E’en though it be a cross that raiseth me,
Still all my song shall be, nearer, my God, to Thee. Nearer to Thee!

Though like the wanderer, the sun gone down,
Darkness comes over me, my rest a stone;
Yet in my dreams I’d be nearer, my God, to Thee. Nearer to Thee!

There let me see the sight, an open Heaven;
All that Thou sendest me, in mercy given;
Angels to beckon me nearer, my God, to Thee. Nearer to Thee!

Then, with my waking thoughts bright with Thy praise,
Out of my stony griefs Bethel I’ll raise;
So by my woes to be nearer, my God, to Thee. Nearer to Thee!

Open Heaven 14 December 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 14 December 2018 Friday Daily Devotional

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MFM Daily Devotional 13 December 2018 – Lessons From the Life of Elijah (III)

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MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 13 December 2018 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Lessons From the Life of Elijah (III)

TOPIC: Lessons from the Life of Elijah (III) (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 13 December 2018)

FIRE SCRIPTURE: Ezekiel 37:11-14

MEMORY VERSE: “And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:”1 Corinthians 2:4

The MESSAGE:

The Bible says that the kingdom of God comes by power. Elijah was a man of power and authority. That was because he had the Spirit of God in great measure. The Holy Spirit is the believer’s source of power. He is the spiritual dynamo. Elijah was Spirit-led. His word carried authority and power. With them, he could enforce dominion and the mandate of heaven. Right in the presence of Ahab the king, Elijah decreed and closed the heaven over Israel and there was nothing Ahab could do about it. For a space of three and a half years, Elijah put the whole nation in famine and proved that Jehovah ruled in the affairs of men. We can’t do much to move the kingdom of God forward and upward if we cannot demonstrate the awesome power of God in a way that unbelievers and doubting believers would say, “Indeed, Jehovah is God. There is no other.”

The contest on Mount Carmel was a display of supernatural power by two opposing forces: the forces of God and those of the devil. Good triumphed and His servant was vindicated. Elijah’s life was characterised by the demonstration of God’s power for good works. He multiplied the last meal of the widow of Zarephath so much so that she and her son never ran out of food throughout the famine. He also demonstrated God’s power by raising the widow’s son back to life when the son died.

Beloved, Jesus said that without signs and wonders people would not believe. We are called to carry and demonstrate God’s power to heal the sick, deliver the oppressed and raise the dead. God anointed Jesus for that purpose and Jesus Himself gave us power and authority (Acts 10:38; Luke 9:1-2). I encourage you to pray for the baptism of the Holy Ghost and fire. That is the key to walking in supernatural power and doing exploits for God.

MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE:
THE HOLY SPIRIT IS YOUR SPIRITUAL DYNAMO, BEFRIEND HIM AND YOU WILL FULFIL YOUR DESTINY.

PROPHETIC WORD:
The Holy Ghost shall come upon you and the power of the Highest shall overshadow you.

PRAYER POINTS:

MORNING

  1. Holy Spirit, come upon me, power of the Highest, overshadow me, in the name of Jesus.
  2. Father, let my words carry unusual spiritual power and authority, in the name of Jesus.
  3. My Father, use me to demonstrate Your awesome power to the world, in the name of Jesus.

EVENING

  1. My Father, baptise me with Your fire, in the name of Jesus.
  2. O Lord, let Your glory manifest in my life, destiny and ministry, in the name of Jesus.
  3. Power to perform signs and wonders, fall upon me now, in the name of Jesus.
  4. I will walk in supernatural power and do exploits all the days of my life, 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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Open Doors By The Word by Pastor Paul Enenche

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POWER COMMUNION SERVICE – 12TH DECEMBER 2018
ANCHOR SCRIPTURE(S): REVELATION 3:7-8
MESSAGE TOPIC: OPEN DOORS BY THE WORD
BY: DR. PAUL ENENCHE

SERVICE OBJECTIVE: Understanding the open door power of the Word of God

The keeping of the Word of God is a qualification for open doors
Worded people are never victims of closed doors

SCRIPTURAL EXAMPLES OF OPEN DOORS BY THE WORD:

  1. The door of the prison opened for Joseph to regain his freedom when his Word came (Ps. 105:17-20)
  2. The door of liberty from captivity for Israel became a possibility when Daniel found what was written in the book of the prophet Jeremiah (Dan. 9:2; Jer. 29:10)
    When your Word comes, your chain breaks
  3. The door of manifestation and ministry fulfilment was opened for the Master Jesus when He found what was written concerning Him (Luke 4:16-21)
    When something becomes your revelation, it has become your manifestation
    When you locate what is written concerning you, you command the attention of your generation (Luke 4:20)
    When you know what is written concerning you, you can’t be written off by men
    When you know what is written concerning you, you become a living, written epistle
  4. The door of frustration was closed and the door of satisfaction was opened for Peter when the Word came to him in his distress (Luke 5:1-6)

HOW THE WORD OF GOD OPENS DOORS:

  1. The Word of God represents spiritual keys for the opening of diverse doors for God’s people (Matt. 16:16-19; Luke 11:52a)
    The knowledge of the Word is key to liberty
    Every realm where you have located the Word, in that realm you have located keys to triumph
  2. The Word of God is the same as the God of the Word (John 1:1; 1Sam. 3:21; Ps. 114:1-8)
    The Presence of God is tied to the Word of God
    The Word of God equals the Presence of God and the Presence of God equals supernatural openings (Ps. 114:1-8)
    When the Word arrives, the Lord appears and when the Lord appears, obstacles disappear
    When the Word arrives, the Lord appears and when the Lord appears, doors open
  3. The Word of God is Light and Light uncovers darkness and exposes access (John 1:5; Ps. 119:105)
  4. The Word of God opens the door to the works of God (Ps. 33:4; Gen. 1:3)
    Let the possibility of the Glory Dome enlarge your dare-ability

THE WORD THAT OPENS DOORS:

  1. The Revealed Word (Matt. 16:16-19; Ps. 119:130, 18)
    While you are studying the Bible, that Word that is revealed to you, has come to give you access
    You can ask God for the revelation of His Word (Ps. 119:18)
  2. The Sent Word (Ps. 105:17-19; 107:20; Luke 5:4-6; Ps. 43:3)
    You can ask God to send that particular Word to you for the particular situation you are going through
  3. The Kept Word (Rev. 3:8; Rom. 12:1-2)
    The Kept Word is the Word you have in your custody; it is the resident revelation – the Word you think, act and live
    The Word is made resident by continuous review (Rom. 12:1-2)
    Resident revelations make doors to open
  4. The Declared Word (Isa. 43:26; 44:26; Num. 14:28)
    Your liberation is tied to your declaration
    When you are declaring, you are not just talking, you are opening doors
    The best time to declare is when the situation looks contrary

PRAYERS
Father, I come before You to obtain keys for the opening of prison doors, the turning of captivity, the stepping into ministry, the closing of every door of frustration and opening of every door of satisfaction. Father, let Your presence appear as I open Your Word, let your light shine Lord in Jesus’ Name.

Also Read: The Profit of Uprightness By Pastor Paul Enenche

Father, open my eyes in this season to behold wonders out of Your Word. Send Your Word into my life and situation

Father, I receive the grace to review Your Word until it is resident in me; Father, I receive the discipline to continually declare Your Word, I receive it now!

COMMUNION FOCUS (LUKE 24:30-31):
Communion of victory and the opening of the eyes
By this communion, your eyes are open, and you are being connected to the Word you need; every form of blindness in your life is tackled by the Communion

  • Tonight shall be a night of Divine visitations, eye-opening visitations, mystery-dissolving visitations!
  • By the power of the Blood of Jesus, in the communion tonight, every plot of the kingdom of hell against your life and family, every organised pain for you and your family, is broken!

MINISTRATION PRAYERS:

  • Every altar from my history, family, village or community drawing me backwards, o you altar, catch fire NOW!
  • Every stranger in my life, return back to hell now!

PROPHETIC DECLARATIONS:

  • You shall not be wasted like chicken! Where blood is shed yours shall never be shed!
  • As the Book is opened to you, every captivity around your life shall break
  • The revelations coming your way tonight shall usher you into your manifestation!
  • Every frustration packaged for you by the devil is returning back to hell!
  • This Christmas shall be your best!
  • That door that you’ve been looking for shall be exposed to you tonight by light!
  • Under the next 24hours, the scriptures will speak directly to you! They shall guide and direct you accurately in this season!
  • This December, God will take the devil by surprise in your life!
  • In the Name that is above every name, you will end this year well (Eccl. 7:8)!
  • In the Name that is above every name, Jesus Christ the resurrected Lord, the Word of God is coming your way and changing your story!
  • Everything that seems impossible to men, impossible to women and impossible to all those around you, God shall make it possible in your life!
  • Every revelation, vision and wisdom needed for the opening of your doors is released upon you now!
  • Every demon that said you should end this year empty, their powers are broken!
  • Something that belongs to you that the devil has been sitting on, that devil is losing his peace until that which belongs to you is returned into your hands!
  • For a woman the door of the womb has been opened now, for a young lady the door of marriage has been opened, for a young man, that stagnation is over!
  • Every spirit of backwardness taking you back in life and destiny, that spirit is broken right now!
  • Every blessing available on this altar or any testimony you have ever heard shared that you desire, it is your portion!
  • Your life shall not end in mockery! You shall not serve God in vain!

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TREM Devotional 13 December 2018 – Let Love Flow

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Topic: Let Love Flow [TREM Devotional 13 December 2018]

“Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.” 1 John 4:7

The issue of love for the believer is not optional; God demands that we not only love one another, but that we show His love to the dying world. As believers, we are not the salt of the church, but the salt of the earth and the light of the world. If you can only show love to your friends and your inner circle, wherein is the love of God?

Remember, the love of God you are enjoying today is not earned. You did nothing to deserve it. He loved you while you were totally unlovable, you practically spat on His face, yet He loved you enough to die for you. Why then are you waiting for others to earn your love before you can reach out to them?

Beloved, the scripture for today makes it clear that love is of God and for you to claim you have God, or you are born of God, then love must be natural to you just as it is to God. The love of God is not the love that reaches out to you because you have earned it; it is love that reaches out despite your errors and shortcomings. Yes, you were unlovable, but He chose to love you and has called you as His ambassador to the world. Who have you shown His love to? Throughout this year, who is in the church today because of you?

It is so easy to profess love. Many believers are simply professors; but God does not want you to profess love, He wants His love to radiate through you. He wants you to reach out to those around you in love. You may not be able to give money, but you can give a smile, you can give a word of encouragement, you can give moral and physical support. Love is not just a function of words, actions they say, speak louder than words. The world is watching and waiting to see Jesus in you; will you deny them?

Further Reading: 1 John 4:7-12

Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Hosea 12-14; Evening- Revelation 4

“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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Seeds of Destiny 13 December 2018 Devotional – Prayer and Preservation

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Topic: Prayer and Preservation [Seeds of Destiny 13 December 2018 Devotional]

Scripture: And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the Lord God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word. 1 Kings 17:1

Thought For The Day: Let prayer become an attitude instead of an action, an atmosphere instead of an incidence.

Prayer is a tool for Divine preservation. It is instrumental to the preservation of life and destiny. The lifestyle of prayer is a guarantee for the preservation of life and destiny.

Just as darkness cannot overcome light, so, prayerful people are not easily wastable. One example of a prayerful personality in Scriptures was Elijah. A major identity of Elijah was the identity of prayer. Elijah could not be killed by King Ahab and his wife, Jezebel; he enjoyed so much preservation that he went to Heaven bodily without tasting death.

To have an identity of prayers is to have the security of the future.
Now, one way in which prayer preserves is that prayer establishes the prayerful in the Presence of God. Prayerful people carry unmistakable Divine presence. When you are around them, you feel God.

So, prayer establishes you in the Presence of God and the Presence of God is a defence for life and destiny (Psalm 91:1-2). The Presence of God is a preservative of life and destiny. Prayer keeps you beyond the reach of harm because places of high authority are places of high security.

Beloved, my counsel is, let prayer become an attitude instead of an action, an atmosphere instead of an incidence. Let your heart be in a permanent mood of hunger for God.

Remember This: Let prayer become an attitude instead of an action; an atmosphere instead of an incidence.

Assignments:

  1. Be a praying Christian.
  2. Separate yourself from everything that would distract your prayer and devotion to God.

Prayer: O Lord, I ask for more hunger for You. Help me to be more committed and devoted to You, Lord in Jesus’ Name.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: PRAYER AND PRESERVATION.

Quote: Those who pray to God are never preys for the devil. Culled from PRINCIPLES AND POWER OF PRAYER by Dr Paul Enenche.

Daily Reading: 1 Chronicles 15:1 to 16:36, Romans 1:18 to 32, Psalm 10:1 to 15, Proverbs 19: 6 to 7.

Amazing Fact: Venus is the hottest planet in our solar system.

Today In History: 13/12/1835 – American clergyman and composer Phillips Brooks was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He wrote the lyrics for the popular Christmas Carol, O Little Town of Bethlehem.

Also Read: Click HERE to read Other Inspirational Messages 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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Open Heavens for Teens 13 December 2018 – Fruit of the Spirit; Long Suffering

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Topic — Fruit of the Spirit; Long Suffering [Open Heavens for Teens 13 December 2018]

Memorise: Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2

Read: Galatians 5:22-23 (KJV)

Bible In One Year: Joel 1-3, Revelation 4

MESSAGE:

Long suffering comes from a place of deep strength; emotional, spiritual, intellectual and even physical strength. It is the courage to bear harsh realities of life. It means self-restraint in the face of anger, hunger, frustration or any other bad situation. Long suffering is the ability to patiently forebear and wait for the promises to God to come to pass even when all the signs say otherwise.

Long suffering also comes with the ability to quickly let go, forgive, and move on no matter how much we are being treated unfairly. In this present world, long suffering is very far-fetched, but it is an attribute that every Christian must possess to be able to run the race successfully to the end. The good news is that the Holy Spirit is ever present to help us, and absolute obedience to His leading births long suffering in us. Every time you choose to go with the prompting of the Holy Spirit rather than the promptings of your flesh, you build up your long suffering.

Prayer Point: Sweet Holy Spirit, please fill my heart with patience and strength.

Also Read: Teen Open Heaven Daily Devotional by Pastor Adeboye

Hymn 5:

Onward, Christian soldiers,
Marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus
Going on before!
Christ, the Royal Master,
Leads against the foe;
Forward into battle,
See His banners go!

Chorus
Onward, Christian soldiers!
Marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus
Going on before!

At the Sign of triumph
Satan’s host doth flee;
On, then, Christian soldiers,
On to victory!
Hell’s foundations quiver
At the shout of praise;
Brothers, lift your voices,
Loud your anthems raise!

Like a mighty army
Moves the Church of God;
Brothers, we are treading
Where the saints have trod;
We are not divided;
All one body we
One in hope and doctrine,
One in charity.

Onward, then, ye people,
Join our happy throng,
Blend with ours your voices
In the triumph song;
Glory, praise and honour,
Unto Christ the King;
This, through countless ages
Men and angels sing.

Daily Devotional for Teen’s 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.

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DCLM Daily Manna 13 December 2018 – Shun Inordinate Ambition

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Topic: Shun Inordinate Ambition [DCLM Daily Manna 13 December 2018 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]

Text: Mark 9:30-37 (KJV)

Key Verse: “And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all” (Mark 9:35).

MESSAGE:

It is truism that “pride goes before a fall”. The Christian life is filled with various paradoxes such as ‘the way up is down’, ‘the way to live is to die’, and ‘the way to receive is to give’. The uniform teaching of the word of God is against self-seeking, self-projection, self-exaltation, inordinate ambition and pride of life.

The projection of self in every endeavour describes what sin itself is: Selfishness In Nature. No doubt, God is interested in our progress, success, breakthrough and advancement. He says, “we shall be the head and not the tail, above only and not beneath”, that “whatsoever we do shall prosper”, and many more! However, our motives, modes and methods of actualising this are of great concern to God.

In the world today, people seek a place of prominence in the workplace and the neighbourhood. In several instances, they take steps that are ungodly to attain the desired position, thereby losing the presence and favour of God. This reminds us of a certain young man who coveted the position of his boss and felt that the boss had stayed too long there and must give way to him. He travelled to the village and mentioned it before his fetish father. His father promised to look into the case. Back in the place of work the following week, his boss just got to his office in the morning, slumped and died. His father called him and told him he had “finished” the work. What a world!

Bribing our way to success, cutting corners to reach the top and defying all Christian ethics including using undue influence popularly called “long leg”, run contrary to God’s word. His word, way and time are the best in achieving the desired best for our lives.

Thought For The Day: Making haste outside God’s plan attracts His displeasure.

Bible Reading In One Year: Acts 24-26

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.

Flatimes’ Notice Board: Until you are born again, God ever abiding presence will never be with you. You must be born again to enjoy continuous victory. Please say the displayed prayer below in faith:

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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Our Daily Bread 13 December 2018 Devotional – The “Hope for a Baby” Tree

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Topic: The “Hope for a Baby” Tree [Our Daily Bread 13 December 2018 Devotional]

Read: Lamentations 3:1–3, 13–24, Bible in a Year: Hosea 12–14; Revelation 4

His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22–23

After wrapping the tree with clear twinkle lights, I tied pink and blue bows on its branches and christened it our “Hope for a Baby” Christmas tree. My husband and I had been waiting for a baby through adoption for more than four years. Surely by Christmas!

Every morning I stopped at the tree and prayed, reminding myself of God’s faithfulness. On December 21 we received the news: no baby by Christmas. Devastated, I paused by the tree that had become a symbol of God’s provision. Was God still faithful? Was I doing something wrong?

At times, God’s apparent withholding results from His loving discipline. And other times God lovingly delays to renew our trust. In Lamentations, the prophet Jeremiah describes God’s correction of Israel. The pain is palpable: “He pierced my heart with arrows from his quiver” (3:13). Through it all, Jeremiah also expresses ultimate trust in God’s faithfulness: “His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness” (vv. 22–23).

I left the tree standing well beyond Christmas and continued my morning prayer. At last, on Easter weekend, we received our baby girl. God is always faithful, though not necessarily on our timeline nor always according to our desires.

My children are now in their thirties, but each year I set up a miniature version of the tree, reminding myself and others to hope in God’s faithfulness.

Prayer: Dear God, help me trust You today even when I can’t see what You are doing. You are faithful.

The best reason for hope is God’s faithfulness.

INSIGHT
The book of Lamentations expresses the grief of Jerusalem following the 587 bc invasion of Babylon. With her walls broken, her children exiled, and survivors living in the rubble of better times, it bares the soul of a once-proud people.
In its original Hebrew language, the book is composed of five chapters of carefully constructed poems. Its finely polished composition provides literary relief to the overwhelming confusion of a nation that has lost control of its own emotions and destiny. The only hope left is in the belief that above the clouds of this dark night of a nation’s soul, there is a God who has in the past shown that His mercies and love will never end.
Mart DeHaan

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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