Joyce Meyer Devotional 18 February 2019 — Be Proactive

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Topic: Be Proactive [Joyce Meyer Devotional 18 February 2019]

For we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus [the leaning of your entire human personality on Him in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness] and of the love which you [have and show] for all the saints (God’s consecrated ones). — Colossians 1:4 (AMPC)

Jesus warned His disciples about all that He was to go through, because He knew it would be difficult for them too.

He said, “Pray that you won’t be tempted” (see Matthew 6:13; Matthew 26:41). He didn’t say, “Wait to pray until you have been tempted, or until you have given in to temptation.” Jesus teaches us to be proactive, which Webster defines as “acting in anticipation of future problems, needs, or changes.”

Many Israelites had already died from snake bites before the rest of them finally said, “Pray for us, Moses, for we have sinned” (see Numbers 21:4–9). They should have recognized their need for God’s help much sooner than they did!

Don’t wait until you are in trouble to seek God. Ask Him to keep you from being tempted to sin today.

Prayer Starter: Father, I need Your help in every single area of my life. Please strengthen me so I can handle everything that comes my way today. Help me to be proactive when it comes to my relationship with You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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From Joyce Meyer’s Ministries.

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Be Committed To God by Pastor David Ibiyeomie

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Be Committed To God by Pastor David Ibiyeomie

Topic: Be Committed To God

Matthew 6:33 (KJV) But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Commitment according to the Cambridge English Dictionary is the willingness to give your time and energy to something that you believe in, or a promise of firm decision to do something. The quality of your commitment is what determines the magnitude of your impact in life.

It is addiction to God that qualifies you for additions from God. In Luke 5:1-7, Peter as a fisherman, was so frustrated when he went fishing until Jesus used his boat. He was a confused business man who did not know what next to do. Jesus met him and said, “Give me your boat”. He needed the platform to stand and preach.

After using it to preach, He turned Peter’s captivity. God cannot use you and you end up being useless. God used his boat and the same business man who did not have any breakthrough had a net breaking encounter. The moment Peter gave Jesus his boat, He used the boat to change Peter’s life. You cannot give God your life and your story remain the same.

Also Read: Commitment To Your Family by Pastor David Ibiyeomie

John 14:21 (KJV) He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

Commitment born out of love is the secret for all time manifestation. Love plus commitment equals manifestations. If you love God and you are committed to that love, then you manifest His glory. Love is not in singing it; it is not in writing it but in doing it. It should show that you love God in your lifestyle, then no devil can stop you. Make sure that you are holy in your lifestyle and also be involved in the expansion of the kingdom of God — kingdom prayers, soul winning, and so on.

In my study, I discovered that you attract more blessings when you are a giver than a receiver. This is because, the moment you give, receiving is sure.

Exodus 23:25-26 (KJV) And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee. There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfil.

Service to God brings God into your affairs. So, serve God all the days of your life with everything in you. When you serve God, you do not pray for sickness to leave; it will just leave. There are challenges that cannot be overcome except you serve God.

Job 36:11 (KJV) If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.

The prosperity you are looking for, is in Matthew 6:33. You will live in pleasure without pressure if you serve God. Service to God has nothing to do with age; you must serve God until you pass on. Once you stop serving God, you have retired and retirees are not qualified for promotion. The first acknowledged Billionaire in the history of America named, John D. Rockefeller, was a Sexton (sanctuary keeper).

Demonstrate your love for God by winning souls for Christ. Soul winning sustains health; you enjoy divine health once you are a soul winner. Let the kingdom of God be your priority and problems will depart from your proximity. We are saved by God to serve Him. Be committed to God with your time and He will give you His own life. Be committed to God with your strength and He will give you His health. Be committed to serving God with your intellect and He will give you His wisdom. Be committed to God with your resources and He will give you wealth. Make your choice.

The best time to begin is from where you are now. Use yourself, resources, time, talent, skill and everything in you to serve God. Be an addicted soul winner today. Talk about Jesus Christ to someone. As you put God first, I pray that your story must change from now in Jesus name-Amen!

God bless you

Also Read: Other Inspiring Messages by Pastor David Ibiyeomie

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TREM Devotional 18 February 2019 – Be A Receptacle Of The Word

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Topic: Be A Receptacle Of The Word [TREM Devotional 18 February 2019]

“So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11 KJV

The Word of God has no margin for failure and it has no margin for error. So your responsibility is to make yourself a receptacle of the Word. When the Word is being spoken, simply say: “It is for me”. Each time different vessels are being used by God to proclaim His Word, your part is to open your heart to receive. Every Word will produce after its kind. Understand also that two persons don’t carry the same anointing. God’s anointing is diverse! Therefore, don’t ever say ‘I know this person.’ Whenever anyone stands behind the sacred desk to declare God’s Word, he becomes another man. He is not the man you used to know, because he has become the oracle of God.

It is very important, therefore, that you make yourself available. Receive the Word and run with it. The Word will produce! The Word of healing will produce healing. The Word of deliverance will produce deliverance. The Word of victory will produce victory. The Word will produce a breakthrough, open doors, peace in homes, prosperity, security and the fruit of the womb. The Word will produce emotional healing. The Word will launch you into where you are going. The Word will put speed on your feet. The Word will reposition you, it will rewrite your history, it will put you on the right path and give you a fresh destiny. The Word will release the uniqueness of God that is inside you.

And this Word shall be spoken. “So shall my word be that goeth out of my mouth, it will not return unto me void…” You will no longer be confused. You will no longer be frustrated. The intentions of the wicked against you shall not stand. Evil will always bow before you and the wicked will bow at your gate.

Further Reading: Isaiah 55:1-13

Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Leviticus 23-24; Evening- Mark 1:1-22

“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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MFM Daily Devotional 18 February 2019 – Benefits of Scripture Memorisation (III)

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MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 18 February 2019 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Benefits of Scripture Memorisation (III)

TOPIC: Benefits of Scripture Memorisation (III) (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 18 February 2019)

Bible In One Year: Leviticus 23-24; Mark 1:1-22

FIRE SCRIPTURE: Psalm 19:1-14

MEMORY VERSE: “A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!” – Proverbs 15:23

The MESSAGE:

Today, we shall conclude our discourse on the benefits of meditating on the Scripture by looking at some more benefits of this highly rewarding spiritual exercise.

Storing God’s word in your mind will help to improve and enrich your communion with God as well as to enjoy your fellowship with Him and His ways. Do you want to relate with God the way He really is? Memorise His words, meditate on them and express them to Him in thanksgiving, praise, etc day by day. Memorising God’s word will make your communion or fellowship with God more rewarding.

In addition, memorising the Scripture will make your prayer more effective and result-oriented. The Bible says that the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous person avails much. One of the things that make a righteous person to avail much or produce great positive results in prayer is that it is based on and laced with the word of God. When you pray according to God’s will and speak God’s word back to Him in prayer, He is bound to answer you and give you testimonies. Believers sometimes find the need to pray in places and emergency situations where their Bibles are not available. In such a situation, anyone who has not memorised God’s word may be handicapped, but if you have stored His word in your heart, you would draw out a sword of the Spirit and triumph over the enemy as Jesus did in the wilderness.

Beloved, I strongly encourage you to store God’s word in your heart. The word of God will purify your heart and free it from the corruption and vanities of this life. The Bible says, that out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. When your heart is filled with the word of God, your words will be seasoned with grace. Let me again summarise the inestimable benefits of memorising the Scripture with Charles Swindoli’s words, “I know of no other single practice in the Christian life more rewarding, practically speaking, than memorising Scripture. . . .No other single exercise pays greater spiritual dividends! Your prayer life will be strengthened. Your witnessing will be sharper and much more effective. Your attitudes and outlook will begin to change. Your mind will become alert and observant. Your confidence and assurance will be enhanced. Your faith will be solidified.” God’s words carry His power, glory and blessings. Memorise them, use them and you will experience divine transformation.

MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE:
THE WORD OF GOD IS NOURISHMENT FOR THE SOUL; FEED ON IT REGULARLY.

PROPHETIC WORD:
Jesus, the Word of life, shall speak life to every dead situation in your life.

PRAYER POINTS:

MORNING

  1. O Lord, let Your word richly dwell in me and profit my life, in the name of Jesus.
  2. Wealth of the Gentiles, arise and locate me, in the name of Jesus.
  3. Powers of affliction and oppression, targeted against my life, die, in the name of Jesus.
    EVENING
  4. O finger of God, command my lifting, in the name of Jesus.
  5. Every power assigned against my foreign benefits, die, in the name of Jesus.
  6. Let the favour that brings repossession locate my life, in the name of Jesus.
  7. Every wealth that I have lost, return unto me now, in the name of Jesus.

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

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

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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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DCLM Daily Manna 18 February 2019 – Divine Distinction

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Topic: Divine Distinction [DCLM Daily Manna 18 February 2019 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]

Text: Exodus 9:1-12 (KJV)

Key Verse: “And the LORD shall sever between the cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt: and there shall nothing die of all that is the children’s of Israel” (Exodus 9:4).

MESSAGE:

Well known American pastor and Bible teacher, Warren Wiersbe said: “The safest place in all the world is in the will of God, and the safest protection in all the world is the name of God”.

Pharaoh’s heart was hardened after he seemed to relent under the former plagues. But God, determined to set His chosen nation free, warned him of other impending ones, the fifth and sixth plagues. The fifth plague for the first time targeted personal property (livestock). God would stop at nothing in His determination to accomplish His divine purpose for His own.

Following this devastation plague, Pharaoh sent out spies who confirmed that the children of Israel lost not so much as one of their cattle in fulfilment of God’s earlier pronouncement to Moses. God had bound Himself by the most solemn oath to be a God to His people and deliver them. It was in pursuance of this pledge that He was their pavilion and canopy in this awful hour. Israel stood there and was safe, not only from the hail but also from the destroying sword. He was their hiding place from the storms of judgment and condemnation.

God sets His children apart in the midst of trouble and shows Himself strong on their behalf to show forth His glory. When we trust in Christ, He becomes our Refuge. This should be a great comfort for us today. While it is true that some things happen to both believers and unbelievers alike, such as aging, death and sorrow at the loss of a loved one, sincere followers of the Lord have a Rock to stand on for comfort which others do not enjoy.

The Lord knows how to deliver His own. “The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe” (Proverb 18:10). The souls that shelter under God’s wing, do not panic in times of pestilence and plagues.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: We are secured and safe under divine covering.

THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Luke 5-6

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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Seeds of Destiny 18 February 2019 Devotional – The Exemption Power of the Blessing

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Topic: The Exemption Power of the Blessing [Seeds of Destiny 18 February 2019 Devotional]

The Blessing of God carries the force of exemption; exemption from negative circumstances or situations. One of the things the blessing of God does to the blessed is that it makes their case to be different from those of others in the land.

SCRIPTURE: Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the Lord blessed him. Genesis 26:12

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: To be blessed is to be exempted from the negative situations of life.

The Blessing of God carries the force of exemption; exemption from negative circumstances or situations. One of the things the blessing of God does to the blessed is that it makes their case to be different from those of others in the land. When a common calamity befalls everyone in the land, the blessed are exempted. This was what happened to Isaac in Genesis 26; while there was famine in the land, he was richly blessed by God with abundant harvest.

This implies that when people around you are being confronted with negative situations like chronic singleness, barrenness, poverty, stagnation, failure, premature deaths, etc., your case is different because you are a carrier of God’s Blessing.

Sometime ago, I met a young man who came from an idolatrous family; almost everyone was a native doctor in his family. He tried every effort to go to the university but it was not possible. I prayed for him and that limitation was broken by the power of the Blessing. He went on to study Accounting in the university. That was what no one in his family has ever achieved.

Beloved, the Blessing carries an exemption power; to be blessed is to be exempted from the negative situations of life; to be blessed is to be exempted from generational curses and ancestral limitations. A blessed person is not a victim of evil. Abraham was exempted from the ancestral limitation of his family by the power of the Blessing (Genesis 12:1-5).

My counsel is, press into God until He blesses you.

Remember this: To be blessed is to be exempted from the negative situations of life.

ASSIGNMENTS:

  1. Press into God for the impartation of the Blessing.
  2. Value the channels of God’s Blessings in order to be blessed by God.

PRAYER: O Lord, I ask for the impartation of Your Blessing on my life; let your blessing exempt me from every negative situation of life, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE BLESSING-CONTENT AND CHANNELS – PT1

DAILY READING: Leviticus 6:1 to 7:27, Mark 3:7 to 30, Psalm 37:1 to 11, Proverbs 10:3 to 4.

AMAZING FACT: The word “set” has the most definitions in the English language.

TODAY IN HISTORY: 18/02/1930 – Pluto was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh.

QUOTE: The Tithe is a guarantee of trans-generational Blessing. Culled from 21 UNCOMMON KEYS TO FINANCIAL OVERFLOW by Dr Paul Enenche.

DO NOT FORGET TO ATTEND: The Healing and Deliverance Service tomorrow by 9: 00am at the Glory Dome, Airport Road, Abuja. Invite your friends and loved ones.

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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Our Daily Bread 18 February 2019 Devotional – Praying and Growing

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Topic: Praying and Growing [Our Daily Bread 18 February 2019 Devotional]

Bible in a Year: Leviticus 23–24; Mark 1:1–22

Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God. – Colossians 3:17

Today’s Scripture & Insight: Jonah 4:1-11

When my friend David’s wife developed Alzheimer’s disease, the changes it brought to his life made him bitter. He needed to retire early to care for her; and as the disease progressed, she required increasingly more care.

“I was so angry at God,” he told me. “But the more I prayed about it, the more He showed me my heart and how I had been selfish for most of our marriage.” Tears welled in his eyes as he confessed, “She’s been sick ten years, but God has helped me see things differently. Now, everything I do out of love for her, I also do for Jesus. Caring for her has become the greatest privilege of my life.”

Sometimes God answers our prayers not by giving us what we want but by challenging us to change. When the prophet Jonah was angry because God spared the wicked city of Nineveh from destruction, God caused a plant to shade him from the hot sun (Jonah 4:6). Then He made it wither. When Jonah complained, God answered, “Is it right for you to be angry about the plant?” (vv. 7–9). Jonah, focused only on himself, insisted it was. But God challenged him to think about others and have compassion.

God sometimes uses our prayers in unexpected ways to help us learn and grow. It’s a change we can welcome with open hearts because He wants to transform us with His love.

Today’s Reflection
Lord Jesus, thank You for helping me grow when I pray. Help me to be sensitive to what You want for my life today.

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

This message was written By James Banks [Our Daily Bread Ministries.]

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Open Heavens for Teens 18 February 2019 – Standing Out

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Topic: Standing Out [Open Heavens for Teens 18 February 2019]

Memorise: “Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.” – Hebrews 1:9

Read: Deuteronomy 28:1-13

1 If you will listen diligently to the voice of the Lord your God, being watchful to do all His commandments which I command you this day, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth.

2 And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you if you heed the voice of the Lord your God.

3 Blessed shall you be in the city and blessed shall you be in the field.

4 Blessed shall be the fruit of your body and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your beasts, the increase of your cattle and the young of your flock.

5 Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading trough.

6 Blessed shall you be when you come in and blessed shall you be when you go out.

7 The Lord shall cause your enemies who rise up against you to be defeated before your face; they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.

8 The Lord shall command the blessing upon you in your storehouse and in all that you undertake. And He will bless you in the land which the Lord your God gives you.

9 The Lord will establish you as a people holy to Himself, as He has sworn to you, if you keep the commandments of the Lord your God and walk in His ways.

10 And all people of the earth shall see that you are called by the name [and in the presence of] the Lord, and they shall be afraid of you.

11 And the Lord shall make you have a surplus of prosperity, through the fruit of your body, of your livestock, and of your ground, in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers to give you.

12 The Lord shall open to you His good treasury, the heavens, to give the rain of your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hands; and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow.

13 And the Lord shall make you the head, and not the tail; and you shall be above only, and you shall not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you this day and are watchful to do them.

Bible In One Year: Leviticus 26-27, Mark 2

MESSAGE:

The summary of Deuteronomy 28:1-13 is that you shall be outstanding. To be outstanding, you must realise that holiness is the major ingredient you need. If you live in sin like every other person, you will end up just like them.

To be outstanding, while others are committing sin, you must remain holy. While everyone loves the things of the world, you must hate and stay away from them. God said that it is those who hate iniquity and love righteousness that He will give the anointing to be above their peers to (Hebrews 1:9).

In addition, you must be devoted to whatever assignment you are given. Then you have to study hard to show yourself approved. Ensure you put the best effort into everything that you do.

Key Point:

Holiness is central to being outstanding.

Also Read: Teen Open Heaven Daily Devotional by Pastor Adeboye

Hymn 11

  1. Stand up! Stand up for Jesus,
    Ye soldiers of the Cross!
    Lift high His royal banner,
    It must not suffer loss.
    From victory unto victory
    His army shall He lead,
    Till every foe is vanquished,
    And Christ is Lord indeed.
  2. Stand up, stand up for Jesus,
    The solemn watchword hear;
    If while ye sleep he suffers,
    Away with shame and fear.
    Where’re yeah meet with evil,
    Within you or without,
    Charge for the God of battles,
    And put the foe to rout.
  3. Stand up! Stand up for Jesus!
    Stand in His strength alone;
    The arm of flesh will fail you,
    Ye dare not trust your own.
    Put on the gospel armour,
    And watching unto prayer;
    Where duty calls, or danger,
    Be never wanting there.
  4. Stand up! Stand up for Jesus!
    The strife will not be long;
    This day the noise of battle,
    The next the victor’s song.
    To him that overcometh
    A crown of life shall be;
    He with the King of glory
    Shall reign eternally.

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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Prayer Points on Today’s Open Heaven 18 February 2019

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Prayer Points on Today’s Open Heaven 18 February 2019 – Principle of Divine Multiplication

1.I worship You, my Father, because, You’re a covenant keeping God, who answers the prayers of Your elects, who cry to You, day and night. (Click HERE to read Open Heaven 18 February 2019)

2.Father, in anyway I have fallen short of your glory, please, have mercy and forgive me, in Jesus’ name.

3.Father, a closed mouth is a closed destiny, please, empower me to always, open my mouth in the place of prayers, and cry to You, in Jesus’ name.

4.Father, as I cry to You today (and everyday), please, hear my voice and answer my prayers, speedily, in Jesus’ name.

5.Father, let Your principle of progressive multiplication begin to work for me in Jesus’ Name.

6.Father, as I give thanks to You for Your faithfulness and all You have been doing to me, may Your accept my thanksgiving, in Jesus’ name.

7.Father, please, revive my prayer life; let every spirit of lukewarmness and prayerlessness, in my life, be consumed by Your fire, in Jesus’ name.

8.Father, bless me with the spirit of fruitfulness. I command every section of my life and family to be Fruitful, in Jesus’ name.

9.Father, I ask that You will bless the womb and reproductive organ of anyone looking for gift of a child from you, in Jesus’ name.

10.Father, please, keep the feet of Your son, Pastor E.A. Adeboye, and let all his enemies be silent in darkness, in Jesus’ name.

11.Father, bless Your son, that You have been using to prepare these prayer points, beyond measures; help him to overcome every challenge of getting these prayer points across to Your children timely, on daily basis, in Jesus’ name.

12.Your Personal petitions. (Philippians 4:6)

13.In Jesus name I pray. (John 14:13-14; 15:16)

14.Thank you Father for answered prayers. (1 Thessalonians 5:18).

These prayers have no expiry date! Please, pray them, irrespective of the time they get to you. Remain blessed, in Jesus name.

Kindly, purchase your own hard copy or online version of the Open Heavens devotional & buy for your friends too, as a potent evangelism tool. God bless you, as you sow, into Pastor E.A. Adeboye’s book Ministry, in Jesus name.

Prayer Points on Today’s Open Heaven 18 February 2019 – Principle of Divine Multiplication

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RCCG Fasting Prayer Points for 18 February 2019

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RCCG Fasting Prayer Points for 18 February 2019 – DAY 39: PRAYER AGAINST THE SPIRIT OF FEAR

DAY 39: PRAYER AGAINST THE SPIRIT OF FEAR: Text: Ps 91:5. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; [nor] for the arrow [that] flieth by day; 2 Timothy 1:17, Rom 8:15-16,Ps 23:4. (MONDAY 18TH FEBRUARY 2019)

  1. Father I thank you because you are not the author of confusion, thank you for the revelation of your word through our Daddy G.O
  2. As a member of RCCG, I refuse to fear because God has not given us the spirit of fear.
  3. I bind the spirit of fear in my life in the name of Jesus
  4. I break every evil covenant that has brought or may bring fear to my life in this year in Jesus name.
  5. I command every terror of the night that has brought fear into my life to stop in the name of Jesus
  6. You spirit of fear, lose your hold upon my life and my family in the name of Jesus.
  7. I command all human agents using spirit of fear to terrify me in the day or night to stumble and fall in the name of Jesus
  8. The fear of the unbelievers shall not be my portion this year.
  9. I bind every spirit responsible for fear of tomorrow in my life in the name of Jesus
  10. I close every negative door of fear in my life in Jesus name.
  11. I decree that every sickness, disease, oppression and depression in my life as a result of fear to disappear in Jesus name
  12. As a member of RCCG, I receive my divine boldness as lion in Jesus name.


RCCG Fasting Prayer Points for 18 February 2019 – DAY 39: PRAYER AGAINST THE SPIRIT OF FEAR

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Open Heaven 18 February 2019 – Principle of Divine Multiplication

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Open Heaven 18 February 2019 Monday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Principle of Divine Multiplication

Topic: Principle of Divine Multiplication (Open Heaven 18 February 2019)

Memorise: “But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.”- 2 Corinthians 9:6

Read: Genesis 26:12-14 (KJV)

12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him.

13 And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great:

14 For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him.

Bible in One Year: John 18-19, Isaiah 42:1-17

Open Heaven 18 February 2019 Monday MESSAGE:

From the beginning of creation, multiplication has been central to the purpose and agenda of God for humanity. The Lord in His infinite wisdom specifically chose His words when He proclaimed His first blessing upon mankind in Genesis 1:28, saying:

“And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”

God deliberately started His proclamation with “Be fruitful”. What does it mean to be fruitful? Fruitfulness is actually a form of multiplication, because when a single seed of corn or a tiny portion of some other crop is planted, at the time of harvest it usually brings forth multiple folds of what was planted. Amazingly, after God proclaimed “Be fruitful”, He thereafter commanded the multiplied fruits to be multiplied again, culminating in what is known as progressive multiplication. Surprisingly, God didn’t stop there; He went ahead to make another related decree, saying “Replenish the earth”. This implies that after getting to the end of a process, there is a need to make preparations for beginning the process all over again. To replenish the earth is to nourish and prepare the ground to produce and accommodate future harvests successfully.

Consequently, God’s principle of divine multiplication can be said to be multidimensional. Let’s consider a few of the dimensions that can usher one into the realm of divine multiplication. The first of these is thanksgiving. If you want to be blessed, learn to offer quality thanksgiving to God for His love and mercy, goodness and favor. Sing praises to God for who He is: the King of kings, the Lord of lords, the Ancient of days, and the Lord of Hosts. You cannot praise and worship God enough; therefore, keep spending quality time praising Him. The second aspect of the principle of multiplication is giving. Giving involves providing for the less privileged in our society, paying tithes and offerings, sponsoring the propagation of the gospel of Jesus, and getting involved in the work of ministry. Giving is a time tested aspect of the principle of multiplication, confirmed by the Lord Himself in Luke 6:38. The third dimension of multiplication is to be a diligent worker. God promised in several passages of the Bible to bless the work of our hands (Deuteronomy 12:7, Psalm 1:3). God does not bless emptiness (Proverbs 21:25, 2 Thessalonians 3:10)! Christians must have a livelihood and be committed to working hard before they can hope for multiplication. The fourth dimension of the principle of multiplication is holy living and prayer (Philippians 4:6). Finally, do not be satisfied with the grace that you already have. Be thankful for it but don’t go to sleep over past successes. Believe God and serve Him in holiness, and God’s principle of progressive multiplication will begin to operate in your life today in Jesus’ Name.

Open Heaven 18 February 2019 Monday Prayer Point:

Father, let Your principle of progressive multiplication begin to work for me in Jesus’ Name.

Also Read: Open Heaven 17 February 2019 – Cry out Now!

Open Heaven 18 February 2019 Monday Hymn 1: There Shall Be Showers Of Blessings

1. There shall be showers of blessing:
This is the promise of love;
There shall be seasons refreshing,
Sent from the Savior above.

Chorus:
Showers of blessing,
Showers of blessing we need:
Mercy-drops round us are falling,
But for the showers we plead.

2. There shall be showers of blessing,
Precious reviving again;
Over the hills and the valleys,
Sound of abundance of rain.

3. There shall be showers of blessing;
Send them upon us, O Lord;
Grant to us now a refreshing,
Come, and now honor Thy Word.

4. There shall be showers of blessing:
Oh, that today they might fall,
Now as to God we’re confessing,
Now as on Jesus we call!

5. There shall be showers of blessing,
If we but trust and obey;
There shall be seasons refreshing,
If we let God have His way.

Open Heaven 18 February 2019 Monday 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 18 February 2019 Monday Daily Devotional.

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Rhapsody of Realities 18 February 2019 – Speaking Wisdom

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Rhapsody of Realities 18 February 2019 By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome – Speaking Wisdom

Topic: Speaking Wisdom

Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect…we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory (1 Corinthians 2:6-7).

God expects you to constantly renew your mind with the Word, so you can think, talk, and live the higher life in Christ. In this higher life, we speak wisdom; and the wisdom of God is the Word of God.

For example, you may be feeling stressed or faint, yet you affirm, “I have the life of God in me!” The people of the world and the spiritually immature can’t get in on this kind of talk; they don’t understand the wisdom of God that we speak, because it’s not in their plane.

Consider this: God said to Abraham, “Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee” (Genesis 17:5). The man knew those words were the wisdom of God for it was naturally impossible for him to have a child, being almost one hundred years old, with an equally old, barren wife.

Nevertheless, he immediately aligned his confession with the wisdom of God and started introducing himself to everyone by his new name, “Abraham,” which means “father of many.” He didn’t care if the people laughed him to scorn; he maintained his confession of God’s wisdom and sure enough, Isaac was born.

As you meditate on God’s Word, continue to declare the things He has said concerning you, irrespective of the prevalent natural circumstances. It makes no difference if the theorists have said the disease is incurable; keep affirming, “Christ is my life! Christ makes me whole; Christ makes me sound! Christ in me means divine health! His divine presence makes me indomitable, refreshed, invigorated, and energised.”

Do this every day, interjecting it with speaking in tongues; and I guarantee you, that sickness will pass out of your body in no time. Hallelujah!

CONFESSION
I’m what God says I am! I’m like a tree planted by the riverside, bringing forth fruits in and out of season! I’m more than a conqueror, because the greater One lives in me. Christ is my life, and His glory is revealed in, and through me. Hallelujah.

FURTHER STUDY:
1 Corinthians 2:4-7

1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Mark 3:13-35 & Leviticus 13-14

2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Matthew 15:21-28 & Genesis 49

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Rhapsody of Realities 18th February 2019 Devotional was written by Pastor Pastor Chris Oyakhilome (D.Sc., D.D.). President of Loveworld Inc. aka Christ Embassy Int’l.

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TREM Devotional 17 February 2019 – Feed Continually On The Word

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Topic: Feed Continually On The Word [TREM Devotional 17 February 2019]

“And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God.” 1 Kings 19:8 KJV

Today, we have a generation that does not read the Word. And the devil understands and likes it. Majority of the believers don’t read the Bible. All they have done is receive Jesus and they are not doing anything to find out what the Bible says about them. You see, the devil doesn’t mind you carrying 24 translations of the Bible as long as you don’t know what is inside them. He doesn’t mind you coming to church 24/7 as long as you are ignorant of what the Word says. Remember that we err when we don’t know the scriptures.

In 1 Kings 19, Elijah was running from Jezebel. This was the Elijah that had just been used mightily by God. He had called down fire and the whole Samaria was shaken. He had just slaughtered all the false prophets and Jezebel sent him a message that his head was going to be off when he would be caught. Then Elijah took off and ran. Why did he run? He ran because he had forgotten the Word. When you let go of the Word, you will become discouraged and you will run. Just like the prophet Elijah, sometimes we grumble and complain thinking God had abandoned us in our moments of need.

When Elijah was complaining and wallowing in self-pity, the Lord knew what was happening. He said ‘This man is hungry’ and they baked for him fresh bread and gave him water as well. In this context, bread and water represent the Word and the Spirit. He ate and the Father said that he was not satisfied, ‘if we send him on this errand, as he is, he is going to mess up. Give him more.’ And they gave him another dose of the Word. Keep feeding on the Word. You will certainly need it because the journey is far.

Further Reading: 1 Kings 19:1-8, 1 Peter 2:1-2

Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Leviticus 21-22; Evening- Matthew 28

“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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Happy Family (Part 2) By Pastor Faith Oyedepo

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Happy Family (Part 2) By Pastor Faith Oyedepo

Topic: Happy Family (Part 2)

Dear Reader,

I welcome you to this exciting moment in God’s presence, in Jesus’ precious name! Do you know that joy is a function of the things that are not seen, that is an assurance in God but happiness is a function of the things that are seen and finance is a key instrument to a happy family which cannot be over-emphasised? As we go through this truth in this series, I believe that light will shine on your path. This week, we will be looking at the issue of Finance in the family.

By God’s arrangement for the family, the husband is to provide for his household. He is the source and sustainer of the home who must ensure there are food, shelter, and education for members of his family. He must ensure that his family members are well taken care of, especially his immediate family members. The Bible says: But if any provide not for his own, and especially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel (I Timothy 5:8). The man must labour with his hands, especially as a married man; he cannot afford to be lazy, else he gives the devil room for conflict in the home which is a killer of happiness in the family. As a man in the home, your hands must be working hands because there is dignity in labour. God’s Word says: Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase (Proverbs 13:11). Being a father is not just about the reproduction of babies but responsibility. The father has the core duties of earning a living to support his family.

Also Read: A Glorious Beginning (Part 1) By Pastor Faith Oyedepo

It’s the role of the man to provide for his household, to ensure peace and happiness in the family. It is unfair for the man to shift the financial responsibility of the family to the woman. He may assign a portion of it to her, but should not totally abandon it to her as a responsibility. However, the woman ought to be hardworking to assist the man in any way possible. A man who is too slothful to find gainful employment should not be caught eating …this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat (2 Thessalonians 3:10). This issue of lack of finance or insufficient finance in the family has proven to be the main cause of conflict in families today.

God is serious about the need for men to rise up to their God-given role as the provider at home, even in this day and age where women also work to help make ends meet. Thus, as the man, it is important to make adequate plans for the well-being of your family members so as to command respect in the home as the head of the family. Having gainful employment or embarking on business will bring some income to you. One major way to generate income is to be paid for the values or the services you can offer to society. There are various businesses you can start as a family man to earn income for your home and from there it becomes a big stream of income. A wise man once said, “the amount and quality of value or service you render is directly proportional to the reward (income) you get”. So, I encourage you as a father to put your hands to work and refuse to be slothful. Above all, the man must labour with his hands and expect God to bring the increase. However, if he does not work, no increase can come his way.

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

Congratulations! If you prayed this simple prayer of faith with me, you are now born again and a child of God. He loves you and will never leave you. Read your Bible daily; obey God’s Word and seek Christian fellowship (John 14:21). With this, you are guaranteed all-round rest and peace in Jesus’ name! Call or write to share your testimonies with me through contact@faithoyedepo.org, 07026385437 OR 08141320204.

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

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

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Prayer and Fasting Empowers Fulfillment of Prophecy! By David Oyedepo

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Prayer and Fasting Empowers Fulfillment of Prophecy! By David Oyedepo

Topic: Prayer and Fasting Empowers Fulfillment of Prophecy!

Welcome to another impactful week! I hope you were blessed by the last teaching. Today, we shall focus on: Prayer and Fasting Empowers Fulfillment of Prophecy!

From scriptures, we understand that prayer and fasting is a business for high level profiting but if we don’t know how to maximise it, we will get nothing out of it. So, it is not just listing our prayer items, it is aligning the prayer items with the will of God. It is written: And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business (Luke 2:49). So, it is business engaging in Word practice because it is for our profiting (2 Timothy 3:16). Thus, it is important for us to carry a business perspective of our walk with God as it will help us to be more productive in our engagement. Remember, not every prayer prayed is answered. To secure our answers on the prayer altar, we must pray according to His will. His will connotes His Word, so we pray according to His Word regarding the issues we are presenting. The Bible says: Produce your cause, saith the Lord; bring forth your strong reasons, saith the King of Jacob (Isaiah 41:21). Strong reasons will come out of strong searches.

Also Read: Engaging the Power of Sanctification for Fulfilment of Destiny! By David Oyedepo

Also, as great as these prophetic words are, we have to clear the oppositions resisting the fulfillment of prophecies. This is because every great door suffers great resistances. And if we don’t clear the resistances, we will just be singing them as a song; it will never come to reality. It will just be a slogan and that is why we are up in prayer and fasting to clear oppositions off our possessions, so we can realise them (1 Corinthians 16:9). So, there is no form of resistance that can spite the authority of the combined forces of faith, prayer and fasting.

Why Then Do We Pray and Fast?

1. To Overpower all the Opposing Forces on the Path of our Glorious Destiny in Christ: The Bible says: Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting (Matthew 17:21). So, we fast to overpower all resisting forces against our glorious destiny in Christ.

2. To Generate and Build Spiritual Strength into our Spirit man against the day of Battle: We fast to build spiritual energy reserves against the day of battle. As it is written: Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint (Isaiah 40:28-31). So, waiting upon the Lord renews our strength, recharges us, re-energizes us and builds up energy reserves into our Spirit against the day of battle (Proverbs 24:10).

3. To Provoke Speedy Divine Intervention: Our God is a present help in time of need and He said He will help us. So when we experience delay, they are those forces that are against our restoration and we break them in a fast. It is written: Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the Lord shall be thy rearward (Isaiah 58: 8). Hence, things answer with speed in a fast. God can answer our prayers without fasting, but whether we take delivery of the answers is another question. So, we engage in a fast to clear off the obstructions on the way, so we can take speedy delivery of what belongs to us.

Blessings that Accrue to us in Prayer and Fasting

1. Outbreak of Revelation: Every outstanding breakthrough we notice in the Kingdom is a product of outbreak of revelation. The Bible says: Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the Lord shall be thy rearward. …then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday (Isaiah 58:8/10). Prayer and fasting provides a platform for outbreak of revelation. So, when revelation is bright enough, speed is the experience.

2. Empowers our Access to the High Places of Life: It is written: Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it (Isaiah 58:14). So, prayer and fasting is a spiritual platform for our flight into the high places of life.

3. Empowers Speedy Fulfilment of Prophecy: Jesus was declared the son of God in Luke 3:21-22. As it is written:: Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened, And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased. So, it was after fasting He took delivery of that fulfilment of prophecy. We are in the era of restoration in the body of Christ because there must be restoration of all things which were spoken by the mouth of the prophet before Jesus returns.

In conclusion, prayer and fasting will be wasteful without faith. As it is written: But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him (Hebrews 11:6). Faith is our covenant signature for taking delivery of our possessions in Christ. Therefore, we must build our faith for prophecies to be fulfilled in our lives.

However, you must be born again. Are you born again? If you are not, this is an opportunity to do so. Simply say the following prayer: Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me my sins. Cleanse me with Your precious Blood. Today, I accept You as my Lord and personal Saviour. Thank You Jesus for saving me! Now I know I am born again!”

For further reading, please get my books: Winning Prayer, Satan Get Lost, and Born to Win. I invite you to come and fellowship with us at the Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Ota, the covenant home of Winners. We have four services on Sundays, holding at 6:00 a.m., 7:50 a.m., 9:40 a.m., and 11:30 a.m. respectively. I know this teaching has blessed you.

Write and share your testimony with me through: Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Ota, P.M.B. 21688, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria; or call 01-4548070, 01-4548280; or E-mail:feedback@lfcww.org; Face book: www.facebook.com/davidoyedepoministries/; Twitter: @DavidOyedepoMin

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David O. Oyedepo is a Nigerian Christian author, architect, preacher, and the founder and presiding bishop of the mega church, Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners’ Chapel

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Law of Self Discovery by Pastor David Ibiyeomie

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Law of Self Discovery by Pastor David Ibiyeomie

Topic: Law of Self Discovery

The number one thing for you to reach your place in destiny is what I call self-discovery. Until you discover who you are, you can never recover your place in destiny. You must discover who you are, it is your discovery that determines your recovery.

Genesis 37: 11 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more. And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying.

There is no devil in this world that can steal your destiny once you have discovered your real self. Your real self is the God inside of you. Joseph’s blood brothers succeeded in stripping him of his coat of many colours, but they could not strip him of the God inside of him.

Also Read: Enjoying Distinction in Family by Pastor David Ibiyeomie

When Joseph became the prime minister in Egypt and revealed himself to his brothers, they expected him to do them harm, but he made them understand that they were only tools in the hands of God to make him unleash his destiny.

Genesis 45:5 Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.

Only a man who had discovered himself could say a thing like that. Look inwards to see who you are and discover the real you. And how do you discover the real you? It is through the word of God. There cannot be any discovery until you are able to see yourself from the scriptures. You must know yourself through the pages of the word of God. What is God saying concerning you? That is the real you.

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Paul declared that he could do all things, not some things, through Christ. You cannot have Christ and live in crises. You cannot have Christ and not do all things. You know why Paul could say that? He discovered the real person.

All you need is to discover who you are. What will make the difference between you and a child of God who suffers what the world suffer is self-discovery. Your true identity is in the word of God; go for it and your life will never be the same again.

God bless you

Also Read: Other Inspiring Messages by Pastor David Ibiyeomie

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DCLM Daily Manna 17 February 2019 – Miracles Are Of God

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Topic: Miracles Are Of God [DCLM Daily Manna 17 February 2019 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]

Text: John 9:13-38 (KJV)

Key Verse: “Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth” (John 9:31).

MESSAGE:

In Bible days, the critics of Christ challenged Him in several ways. In the Gospel of John, they questioned His miracle ministry (5:16-18), His paternity (8:41), His integrity (7:12), etc. Their criticism was not too different from what obtains today in spite of obvious pointers to the reality.

A notable miracle had taken place but the perverse reasoning of the Pharisees placed them in a dilemma from which the only way out for them was to disprove the miracle that had been performed. They put up the argument that no miracle could have occurred because it was a Sabbath day and God would not violate His law on Sabbath rest. Yet, that position was baseless as the man was healed perfectly. Unable to disprove the man’s testimony and unwilling to confess the divine nature of Jesus, the religious authorities excommunicated him. This was good for him because if he had been allowed to stay, he would have been in danger of drifting back to the traditional ways of Judaism.

There is a streak of hypocrisy in many today, which faithful saints must scrupulously avoid. Simple faith in Christ can perform wonder. It is not by upholding religious activities and traditions that we can predict the mighty hand of God to move in certain circumstances of life.

Our God can do anything, anywhere and at anytime. He is not limited by time, space or matter. They all take their existence from Him. Strive today to always hold Him by His Word. His mercies which endureth forever are the cornerstone of the blessings we receive from Him.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: It is great wisdom to avoid the leaven of the Pharisees.

THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Luke 3-4

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

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

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Our Daily Bread 17 February 2019 Devotional – Atmosphere of Encouragement

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Topic: Atmosphere of Encouragement [Our Daily Bread 17 February 2019 Devotional]

Bible in a Year: Leviticus 21–22; Matthew 28

Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up. – Romans 15:2

Today’s Scripture & Insight: Romans 15:1-7

I’m encouraged every time I visit the fitness center near our house. In that busy place, I’m surrounded by others who are striving to improve their physical health and strength. Posted signs remind us not to judge each other, but words and actions that reveal support for others’ conditioning efforts are always welcomed.

What a great picture of how things should look in the spiritual realm of life! Those of us who are striving to “get in shape” spiritually, to grow in our faith, can sometimes feel as if we don’t belong because we’re not as spiritually fit—as mature in our walk with Jesus—as someone else.

Paul gave us this short, direct suggestion: “Encourage one another and build each other up” (1 Thessalonians 5:11). And to the believers in Rome he wrote: “Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up” (Romans 15:2). Recognizing that our Father is so lovingly gracious with us, let’s show God’s grace to others with encouraging words and actions.

As we “accept one another” (v. 7), let’s entrust our spiritual growth to God—to the work of His Spirit. And while we daily seek to follow Him, may we create an atmosphere of encouragement for our brothers and sisters in Jesus as they also seek to grow in their faith.

Today’s Reflection
Lord, help me today to encourage others along the way. Guide me to say what will not discourage but will spur them toward a deeper walk with You in Your love.

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

This message was written By Dave Branon [Our Daily Bread Ministries.]

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Kenneth Copeland Devotional 17 February 2019 – Welcome to the Big Leagues

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Topic: Welcome to the Big Leagues [Kenneth Copeland Devotional 17 February 2019]

Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. – Matthew 5:11-12

When persecution comes, don’t sit around whining about it. Don’t waste your time feeling sorry for yourself. Despite what you may think, that persecution hasn’t come because the devil gets his kicks out of picking on you. It comes because you’ve become a threat to him. It comes because you’ve put the Word in your heart, and he knows that if he doesn’t get it out, you’re going to cause him more trouble than he can handle.

So, rejoice! Heavy-duty persecution means you’ve made it to the big leagues. It means the devil is taking you so seriously that he’s sending in his best players in an effort to get you out of the game!

The players that make it to the Super Bowl don’t look for some way out of it, do they? They don’t say, “Boy, I sure wish I didn’t have to be in that Super Bowl game. Those guys are the biggest, meanest players in the country. “Maybe I’ll get sick and I won’t have to play.” No! They relish the opportunity. “Let me at ’em,” they say. “I’ve worked all my life to get here and now I’m going to prove I’m the best!”

That’s how you should be when the devil challenges you. You should accept that challenge with joy, knowing you’re going to come out a winner. After all, your God is sufficient to see you through. He never stops and wonders if He’s going to have enough resources to get poor, little you over your problems this time. He knows He can beat anything the devil brings against you.

So, when persecution comes, trust Him and rejoice, knowing that you’ve made it to the big leagues now!

Scripture Reading: 1 Peter 4:12-19

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

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

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Andrew Wommack Devotional 17 February 2019 – The Chosen Ones

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Topic: The Chosen Ones [Andrew Wommack Devotional 17 February 2019]

Mark 1:16, “Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.”

Text: MT. 4:13-22; MK. 1:16-20; LK. 5:27; JN. 5:38

Jesus never chose an apostle from among the religious system. Every one of his twelve disciples were men that He chose from the secular world. It wasn’t because God didn’t have faith in those who were religious. It’s just that most of those who were part of the religious system didn’t have any faith in God.

One of the most common mistakes religious people make is to put faith in themselves. They think God will use them because of their great holiness or special abilities.

Paul said, “But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, [yea], and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are” (1 Cor. 1:27-28).

People who recognize their own inabilities are of necessity more dependent on God. That is the way God wants it. The Lord is constantly searching for someone who recognizes they are nothing so He can do something through them (2 Ch. 16:9).

Instead of thinking of your responsibilities, just respond to His ability.

If you missed yesterday devotional, please click to read Andrew Wommack Daily Devotional

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

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Billy Graham Devotional 17 February 2019 – Our Eternal Home

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Topic: Our Eternal Home [Billy Graham Devotional 17 February 2019]

I create new heavens . . . — Isaiah 65:17

What kind of place is heaven?

First, heaven is home. The Bible takes the word “home” with all of its tender associations and with all of its sacred memories and tells us that heaven is home. Second, heaven is a home which is permanent. We have the promise of a home where Christ’s followers will remain forever. Third, the Bible teaches that heaven is a home which is beautiful beyond every imagination. Heaven could not help but be so, because God is a God of beauty. Fourth, the Bible teaches that heaven will be a home which is happy, because there will be nothing to make it sad. In heaven families and friends will be reunited. God’s house will be a happy home because Christ will be there. He will be the center of heaven. To Him all hearts will turn, and upon Him all eyes will rest.

Prayer for the day: As I think of the promise of an eternal home with You and the reunion with my loved ones—I rejoice!

“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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MFM Daily Devotional 17 February 2019 – Benefits of Scripture Memorisation (II)

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MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 17 February 2019 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Benefits of Scripture Memorisation (II)

TOPIC: Benefits of Scripture Memorisation (II) (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 17 February 2019)

Bible In One Year: Leviticus 21-22; Matthew 28

FIRE SCRIPTURE: Matthew 4:1-11

MEMORY VERSE: “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.” – Proverbs 25:11

The MESSAGE:

Yesterday, we learnt that when we memorise the Scripture, we would earn the power to be like Christ and conform to His image. We also learnt that memorising the Scripture will enable us to triumph over sin every day. It is therefore, undoubtedly, an important exercise for our Christian life.

In addition to the first and second benefits we learnt yesterday, here are other benefits you will derive from memorising the Scripture. The third benefit is that you will have daily triumph over satan. In Matthew 4:1-11, when Jesus was tempted by satan in the wilderness, he recited Scripture from memory and put satan to flight. In whatever way the devil comes to you to tempt or deceive you, the word of God is still the most potent weapon to confront him and defeat him with. Memorise it and you will be able to recite it from memory both in the physical and in the dream world. Your victory over satan will be guaranteed.

Another benefit of memorising the Scripture is that you will find it easier to give comfort and counsel to people you love. As a believer, you are expected to encourage, comfort and counsel others. Your Bible may not be handy when you want to do these. If you have God’s word richly stored in your memory, you will do a good job of comforting and counselling others. You will have the right words from the Bible for every situation. Proverbs 25:11 says, “A WORD fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver”. In other words, when the heart full of God’s love can draw on the mind full of God’s word, timely blessings flow from the mouth.”

Apart from the foregoing, memorising the Scripture enables us to communicate the gospel to unbelievers. All believers are called to share the gospel and win souls for Christ. How can you fulfil the Great Commission successfully without being thoroughly armed with the word of God? Sometimes, opportunities to share the gospel come when we do not have our Bible in hand. When we memorise and white appropriate Scriptures as we share the gospel, the power of God’s word will penetrate the heart of the listeners and have great impact on them. To be effective at sharing the gospel and winning souls for God, we should all be able to sum up the gospel under four main headings: 1) God’s holiness/law/glory; 2) Man’s sin/rebellion/disobedience; 3) Christ’s death for sinners; 4) The free gift of life by faith. Learn a verse or two relating to each of these, and be ready in season and out of season to share them. Beloved, God’s words are very precious. I encourage you to memorise them.

MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE:
THE BIBLE IN THE MEMORY IS BETTER THAN THE BIBLE IN THE BOOK CASE.

PROPHETIC WORD:
God’s word in you will raise every dead thing to life now.

PRAYER POINTS:

MORNING

  1. Every commandment of darkness against my destiny, scatter, in the name of Jesus.
  2. Any satanic intermediary assigned against me, scatter, in the name of Jesus.
  3. Word of God, enter my life, give me light, order, beauty and peace, in the name of Jesus.
    EVENING
  4. Let the powers of the emptires surrounding my breakthroughs, die, in the name of Jesus.
  5. Any power assigned to demote my destiny, fall down and die, in the name of Jesus.
  6. Let infirmity magnet backfire, in the name of Jesus.
  7. Yoke of limitation upon my life, break by fire, 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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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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Seeds of Destiny 17 February 2019 Devotional – The Blessing – A Limit Breaker

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Topic: The Blessing – A Limit Breaker [Seeds of Destiny 17 February 2019 Devotional]

SCRIPTURE: Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: Genesis 12:1-2

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: When God releases the Blessing on you, what limited your father is not permitted to limit you.

It has been confirmed that the Blessing of God is a limit breaker. That is, God’s Blessing has the capacity to terminate the limits of life and destiny. God’s Blessing is a lifter of embargoes.

Now, a typical example of a person whose limit of life and destiny was broken or terminated by the Blessing of God was Abraham. In his family, there was a trinity of calamity – there was a situation of dying before time, living without relevance and starting without finishing. This calamity affected everyone in Abraham’s household until God broke this limit from the life of Abraham by the agency of the Blessing.

In Genesis 12:1, God told Abraham to come out of his father’s house because what limited his father’s house would not limit him. Beloved, when God releases the Blessing on you, what limited your father is not permitted to limit you; what limited your siblings cannot limit you. God’s blessing is the answer to ancestral limitations. Generational embargoes are lifted by the Blessing of God.

Isaac was also another person who experienced the limit-breaking Power of the Blessing of God. Even though there was famine in the land, God’s Blessing broke the impact of famine in his life and so, his case was different (Genesis 26:1).

When the blessing breaks your limits, it makes your case different. God’s blessing makes your life different from other people. While people say that they are cast down, you will say there is a lifting up.

Beloved, I decree that you will cross every limit that no one in your family has ever crossed in Jesus’ Name.

Remember this: when God releases the Blessing on you, what limited your father is not permitted to limit you.

ASSIGNMENTS:

  1. Identify any ancestral limitation or bloodline pattern in your family.
  2. Make demands on the limit-breaking Blessing of God.

PRAYER: O Lord, I make demands on Your Blessing upon my life. Let every ancestral limitation over my life be destroyed today by Your Blessing, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE BLESSING – CONTENT AND CHANNELS – PT1.

DAILY READING: Leviticus 4:1 to 5:19, Mark 2:13 to 3:6, Psalm 36:1 to 12, Proverbs 10:1 to 2.

AMAZING FACT: 160 cars can drive side by side on the Monumental Axis in Brazil, the world’s widest road.

TODAY IN HISTORY: 17/02/1971: First municipal veterinary hospital opened (Los Angeles, W.E Ziegler).

QUOTE: The blessing of God is always in search of hard workers. Culled from 21 UNCOMMON KEYS TO FINANCIAL OVERFLOW by Dr Paul Enenche.

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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Prayer Points on Today’s Open Heavens 17 February 2019

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Prayer Points on Today’s Open Heavens 17 February 2019 – Cry out Now!

1.Thank You, Father, for creating me in Your image and likeness. (Click HERE to read Open Heaven 17 February 2019)

2.Thank You, Father, for the salvation of my soul and for covering me with Your glory.

3.Father, in anyway I have fallen short of your glory, please, have mercy and forgive me, in Jesus’ name.

4.Father, as Your child, correct me when I’m wrong. Make me listen to the Holy Spirit, in Jesus’ name.

5.Father, correct me when I go wrong. Make my hesrt soft to your corrections, in Jesus’ name.

6.Father, please, cloth me with Your garment of humility and robe of righteousness, in Jesus’ name.

7.Father, please, don’t ever withdraw Your discipline from me, and grant me grace to accept your correction in Jesus’ Name

8.Father, let me never run away from Your presence. Give me the grace to abide in You as my shield, in Jesus’ name.

9.Father, please, help me to live through today, without committing a single sin, in Jesus’ name.

10.Father, uphold Pastor E.A. Adeboye, till the end; he will never fall, nor fail You, in Jesus’ name.

11.Father, bless Your son, that You have been using to prepare these prayer points, beyond measures; help him to overcome every challenge of getting these prayer points across to Your children timely, on daily basis, in Jesus’ name.

12.Your Personal petitions. (Philippians 4:6)

13.In Jesus name I pray. (John 14:13-14; 15:16)

14.Thank you Father for answered prayers. (1 Thessalonians 5:18).

These prayers have no expiry date! Please, pray them, irrespective of the time they get to you. Remain blessed, in Jesus name.

Kindly, purchase your own hard copy or online version of the Open Heavens devotional & buy for your friends too, as a potent evangelism tool. God bless you, as you sow, into Pastor E.A. Adeboye’s book Ministry, in Jesus name.

Prayer Points on Today’s Open Heaven 17 February 2019 – Cry out Now!

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Topic: Share Your Testimony [Open Heavens for Teens 17 February 2019]

Memorise: “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony:” – Revelation 12:11

Read: Mark 1:40-45

40 And a leper came to Him, begging Him on his knees and saying to Him, If You are willing, You are able to make me clean.

41 And being moved with pity and sympathy, Jesus reached out His hand and touched him, and said to him, I am willing; be made clean!

42 And at once the leprosy [completely] left him and he was made clean [by being healed].

43 And Jesus charged him sternly (sharply and threateningly, and with earnest admonition) and [acting with deep feeling thrust him forth and] sent him away at once,

44 And said to him, See that you tell nothing [of this] to anyone; but begone, show yourself to the priest, and offer for your purification what Moses commanded, as a proof (an evidence and witness) to the people [that you are really healed].

45 But he went out and began to talk so freely about it and blaze abroad the news [spreading it everywhere] that [Jesus] could no longer openly go into a town but was outside in [lonely] desert places. But the people kept on coming to Him from sides and every quarter.

Bible In One Year: Leviticus 24-25, Mark 1:23-45

MESSAGE:

Never hide your testimonies because several others can be blessed through them.

By the grace of God, I have been enjoying divine health for over 40 years now, but it was not so as of the time of my conversion. In those days, I used to have malaria practically every two weeks. Many pastors preached then that Jesus is the Great Physician, medication was unnecessary. I laughed at them saying they were looking for someone to kill prematurely, and that how would we know if they were not secretly swallowing pills in the privacy of their homes. I was of this opinion until an 86 years old man who used to walk with a stick and was bent over gave a testimony. He said, as a youth, he had a disease which gave him a burning sensation whenever he walked straight so he only felt relieved when he bent. One Sunday morning, this elder came to church walking upright without any aid, I was so shocked that I couldn’t wait to hear his testimony. After I heard his testimony of healing that day, I resolved to make Jesus my doctor and for more than 40 years now, He has kept me in divine health. That man’s testimony changed my life.

Action Point:

List 5 things that God has done for you. Make sure you share them with the next person or group of people you have the opportunity to share with.

Also Read: Teen Open Heaven Daily Devotional by Pastor Adeboye

Hymn 8:

  1. Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
    In light inaccessible hid from our eyes
    Most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of days,
    Almighty, victorious, Thy great name we praise.
  2. Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
    Nor wanting, nor wasting, thou rulest in might;
    Thy justice like mountains high soaring above,
    Thy clouds which are fountains of goodness and love.
  3. To all life thou givest to both great and small;
    In all life Thou livest, the true life of all;
    We blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,
    And wither and perish, but nought changeth Thee.
  4. Great Father of Glory, pure Father of Light,
    Thine angels adore Thee, all veiling their sight;
    All laud we would render; o help us to see;
    ‘Tis only the splendor of light hideth Thee.
  5. Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
    In light inaccessible hid from our eyes
    Most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of days,
    Almighty, victorious, Thy great name we praise.

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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RCCG Fasting Prayer Points for 17 February 2019

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RCCG Fasting Prayer Points for 17 February 2019 – DAY 38: PRAYER OF REVIVAL

DAY 38: PRAYER OF REVIVAL (SUNDAY 17TH FEBRUARY 2019)

  1. Praise and worship
  2. Thank God for a new day and for the salvation of your soul
  3. Oh Lord keep me from sin and temptation, give me grace to overcome Rev. 3:10
  4. Father remove every spirit of lukewarm in this end time church Rev. 3:15
  5. Father, remove every weight that is weighing your church down in these last days, from fulfilling her mandate. Matt. 28:11
  6. Father deliver us from the spirit of carefree life attitude and set us on fire for your kingdom Luke16:20.
  7. Our Lord we thank you for your fire burning in the life of our father in the Lord and his family. Isa 10:17
  8. Father, renew the strength of all your ministers and workers in our churches Isa. 40:31
  9. Father help me to forever be relevant and never become a man of yesterday. 1Sam 16:1
  10. Father have mercy on me and reverse every irreversible in my life this year. Ezek. 37:1-12
  11. Father, send real labourers into the field to harvest the ripped souls Matt. 9:37
  12. Oh lord, by your power eliminate the weariness in the life of your ministers Ex. 17:12
  13. Our Lord and maker, please remove every hireling among the ministers and replace them with shepherd John 10:12-13
  14. Father, help the church to make the right choices and reset our priorities Luke 10:41
  15. Father give us the grace to be effective in soul winning this year, 2018
  16. Father, help us to be faithful in giving our first fruit, tithes and offering throughout this New Year 2019
  17. Father arise, and show yourself mighty on our behalf and on the behalf of our , parishes and family members
  18. Father help me to forever be relevant and never become a man of yesterday. 1Sam 16:1


RCCG Fasting Prayer Points for 17 February 2019 – DAY 38: PRAYER OF REVIVAL

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Open Heaven 17 February 2019 – Cry out Now!

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Open Heaven 17 February 2019 Sunday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Cry out Now!

Topic: Cry out Now! (Open Heaven 17 February 2019)

Memorise: “I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill.”- Psalm 3:4

Read: Mark 10:46-52 (KJV)

46 And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging.

47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me.

48 And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me.

49 And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth thee.

50 And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus.

51 And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight.

52 And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.

Bible in One Year: John 16-17, Isaiah 41:14-29

Open Heaven 17 February 2019 Sunday MESSAGE:

I marvel at the attitude of some people who come to Christian gatherings. When given the opportunity to pray and cry to God concerning the challenges of their lives, they fail to take advantage of this to get their problems solved. Many times, I have had to cajole a lot of people to cry out to God in prayer over the problems that brought them to His presence. I often wonder why people would leave the comfort of their bedrooms to attend a prayer vigil only to doze off when the angels of God come around to distribute the answers to their needs. Such nonchalance was not the attitude of the Psalmist in today’s memory verse. He testified that after he cried unto the Lord with his voice, God heard him. This is a beautiful testimony of the reward of crying to God in prayer. In like manner, today’s Bible reading records the story of blind Bartimaeus who heard that Jesus was passing through Jericho, and he began to cry out saying, “Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me!” Although Bartimaeus was blind, he could hear the sound of Jesus coming and of the crowd following Him. He had no eyes to see Jesus, but he had a mouth with which to cry out to Him. Even when people discouraged him from raising his voice, the Bible testifies that “he cried out more a great deal” (Mark 10:48).

From the story of Bartimaeus, it is amazing that people who cannot help you can decide to discourage you from crying to God for help. In any case, it is left for you to either allow them or refuse to be silenced. Another noteworthy lesson from this story is that when Jesus eventually called Bartimaeus to Himself, He still asked him, “What will thou that I should do unto thee?” One would have assumed that Jesus Christ already knew his need. Of course Jesus knew, but He was a man walking by principles of the scriptures. He was simply applying the principle He had established in Matthew 7:7, which says:

“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:”

Finally, beloved, learn to cry to god meaningfully! In other words, there are meaningless cries to God. Our Lord describes these as “vain repetitions” (Matthew 6:7). Crying to God in prayer on issues that are against His will, amounts to vain repetition. The result of such prayers is made clear in James 4:3, which says:

“Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.”

A cry to God without substance is also a meaningless cry. Learn from Bartimaeus who was very precise about his request. May the Lord hear your cry today in Jesus’ Name.

Open Heaven 17 February 2019 Sunday Action Point:

Examine the areas of your needs and cry to God to come through for you today. Cry to Him until you have a witness in your spirit that He has approved your request.

Also Read: Open Heaven 16 February 2019 – Divine Chastisement

Open Heaven 17 February 2019 Sunday Hymn 13: I Am A Victor

1. Yes, I know I am a victor
For the Bible tells me so
God made me more than a conqueror
Much stronger than all my foes

CHORUS
Jesus loves me and I love Him
Together we rule the world
Christ with me I will overcome
By His Blood, His Name, His Word

2. Yes, I know I am a victor
Stronger than demons I am
To Satan I am a terror
I am free, o yes, I am

3. Yes, I know I am a victor
Stronger than lack, poverty
All my needs Jesus provides for
I have life abundantly

4. Yes, I know I am a victor
Barrenness no more indeed
Fruitful is the God I live for
All my dreams shall be fulfilled

5. Yes, I know I am a victor
By His strength I shall succeed
No more loss and no more failure
Glory to glory proceed

6. Yes, I know I am a victor
No more sorrow, no despair
Jesus Christ is my own Succour
Tomorrow is joy and cheer

7. Yes, I know I am a victor
Very soon I’ll reign with Him
His promise is my sure anchor
He’s coming to take me home

8. Jesus loves me and I love Him
We rule this world together
As He is so right now I am
Hear me shout Halleluyah

9. Jesus loves me Halleluyah
Hear me shout Halleluyah
Halleluyah, Halleluyah
Glory be to God on high

Open Heaven 17 February 2019 Sunday Daily Devotional guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries. The Open Heavens devotional application is available across all mobile platforms and operating systems: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile and PC. Open Heaven 17 February 2019 Sunday Daily Devotional.

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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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Rhapsody of Realities 17 February 2019 – Listen For His Counsel

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Rhapsody of Realities 17 February 2019 By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome – Listen For His Counsel

Topic: Listen For His Counsel

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me (John 10:27).

Many people are in a dilemma today because they ignore the Holy Spirit; they make important life decisions, inadvertently ignoring His counsel. If you would follow His counsel in all things, your life would be void of stress; much more excellent and full of glory.

Having the Holy Spirit live in you is the greatest blessing of all. He’s your advantage and the secret to a glorious and successful life. Therefore, you must recognise and take advantage of His presence and guidance.

Christ has been made wisdom unto you, and so the Holy Spirit’s voice is God’s wisdom leading, instructing and guiding you. Don’t just live and do things aimlessly; be led by Him. Romans 8:14 says, “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.”

Always listen for His counsel from within you; He speaks to us on life’s issues through the Word. However, because His counsel and voice is never strong and harsh against us, many ignore Him, to their detriment.

Practise listening to Him. He always seeks to talk to you, and does talk to you actually, even more than you want to hear His voice. He already gave you the Scripture; the complete message of the Gospel. That’s our instruction manual for life.

To hear Him, therefore, you have to become more acquainted with Him, and be familiar with His voice, through study and meditation on the Word. Remember, He’s the author of the Holy Scriptures. Also, you must learn to respond to Him the right way and promptly too!

PRAYER
Blessed Father, you’re my Wonderful Counselor, and I rely on you for counsel that puts me over at all times. Your perfect will is unveiled to me as I walk in the light of your Word and fulfil my divine destiny, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY:
Psalm 16:7; Isaiah 30:21

1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Mark 2:23-3:1-12 & Leviticus 11-12

2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Matthew 15:10-20 & Genesis 48

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Rhapsody of Realities 17th February 2019 Devotional was written by Pastor Pastor Chris Oyakhilome (D.Sc., D.D.). President of Loveworld Inc. aka Christ Embassy Int’l.

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Right Perspective by Pastor David Ibiyeomie

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Right Perspective by Pastor David Ibiyeomie

Topic: Right Perspective

The greatest enemy of man’s destiny is to have a wrong perspective. Many have wrong perspectives to life and that has affected their destinies. The Bible says that the path of the just is like a shining light that shines brighter and brighter unto the perfect day (Proverbs 4:18). Believe what the Bible says and not what people or philosophy say!

Some people say that “Marriage is full of troubles but my Bible tells me that His blessing makes rich and adds no sorrow to it (Proverbs 10:22). What you believe is what you become. What we have in God (as covenant children) are promises, not problems. Your perspective determines your bearing and consequently defines your future.

Proverbs 23:7 (KJV) For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.

What you think is what you become. Somebody is about to graduate from school and in his heart he already believes he is not going to get a job. He says “In Nigeria, only those who have connections get jobs”. What a wrong perspective! Meanwhile the Bible has assured us that if God be for us, no one can be against us (Romans 8:31). No knowledge of God can have any value in your life when you have the wrong perspective. Many are not benefiting from the word of God because of wrong perspective. Do not expect anything from God when your perspective contradicts His Word.

Also Read: Be A Soul Winner by Pastor David Ibiyeomie

Ephesians 3:20 (KJV) Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

God responds to our thoughts as well. When you are praying right and thinking wrong, your prayers will not be answered. What is your perspective? Many think wrong and they believe God can make things right for them. No! What you are looking for is not going to come from abroad but from above (James 1:17).

In the school of dominion, perspective is a vital force. You can never change your life until your perspective is right. God will respond to your thoughts the same way He will respond to your prayers. Start to think right. Your dominion is a function of your perspective, so wake up! Begin to see far.

Philippians 4:8 (KJV) Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

The things you think are the things you possess. Stop imagining evil. Stop imagining small things. Start imagining big things.

Genesis 11:6 (KJV) And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

Your imagination is what gives you your destination; it sets the pace for where you are going. Your destiny is molded by your perspective.

Genesis 13:14-15 (KJV) And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed forever.

Can you see where you are going? You have a future; do not sympathize with yourself! Whatever challenge you are facing right now is just a passing phase. Do not allow it to trouble you. No matter how meager the meal you have to take now, have the perspective of someone sitting down to a sumptuous meal. Have a perspective of a man or woman God has blessed.

Begin now to see what God has ordained for you. I command your understanding to be opened. From this day, as you read from God’s Word, whatever you see, your hands will handle! I command every wrong perspective you have had hitherto to be crushed in Jesus name. Amen!

God bless you

Also Read: Other Inspiring Messages by Pastor David Ibiyeomie

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Joyce Meyer Devotional 16 February 2019 — Tear Down Your Walls with Faith

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Topic: Tear Down Your Walls with Faith [Joyce Meyer Devotional 16 February 2019]

Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” — Psalm 126:2

To avoid pain, some of us build walls around ourselves so we will not get hurt, but that is pointless. God has shown me that it is impossible to live in this world if we are not willing to get hurt. People are not perfect; therefore they hurt and disappoint us, just as we hurt and disappoint others.

I have a wonderful husband, but occasionally he has hurt me. Because I came from such a painful background, the moment that kind of thing happened, I used to put up walls to protect myself. After all, I reasoned, no one can hurt me if I don’t let anyone get close to me.

However, I learned that if I wall others out, I also wall myself in. The Lord has shown me that He wants to be my protector, but He cannot do that if I am busy trying to protect myself. He has not promised that I will never get hurt, but He has promised to heal me if I come to Him rather than try to take care of everything myself.

If you build walls around yourself out of fear, then you must tear them down out of faith. Go to Jesus with each old wound and receive His healing grace. When someone hurts you, take that new wound to Jesus. Do not let it fester. Take it to the Lord and be willing to handle it His way and not your own.

Receive this scripture as a personal promise from the Lord to you, For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the Lord, because they have called you an outcast: “It is Zion, for whom no one cares!” (Jeremiah 30:17).

With the help of the Lord, you can survive hurt and disappointment and find your completion “in Him.”

Prayer Starter: Father, thank You for being my Protector. Help me to live today and every day in freedom—not putting up walls out of fear, but embracing the relationships in my life, knowing You will help me and heal me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

If you missed yesterday devotional, please click to read “Joyce Meyer Daily Devotional HERE’’

From Joyce Meyer’s Ministries.

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