Living Faith – Anglican Communion 21 April 2019

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The Daily Fountain Daily Devotional of the Church Of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) 21 April 2019 – Living Faith

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TOPIC: Living Faith

READ: John 20:1-18 King James Version (KJV)

1 The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.

2 Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him.

3 Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre.

4 So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre.

5 And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in.

6 Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie,

7 And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.

8 Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed.

9 For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.

10 Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.

11 But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre,

12 And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.

13 And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him.

14 And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.

15 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.

16 Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.

17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

18 Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken these things unto her.

THE MESSAGE:

Today, we are reminded again that Christianity is a living faith in a living Messiah. The resurrection of Christ from the dead, distinguishes Christianity from all other religions. No religion in the world can boast of a Messiah that loves the world enough to die for it, and is so powerful enough to rise in victory over death.

The resurrection of Jesus Christ implies many blessings for believers in Christ. These include: (i) Victory over the fear of man. Christs resurrection shows that God, not man, has the final decision over the lives and destiny of believers. (ii) Victory over the fear of death and the grave: Naturally, most people would not wish to die.

But the resurrection of Jesus shows that death is only a transition to a greater glory. (iii) Victory over the power of sin: No one who has encountered the resurrection power of Christ continues to live a purposeless, sinful life. The power of Christ in resurrection brings the believer to a place where sin loses its power over the soul.

Remember that Mary saw the risen Lord. Have you seen Him – His salvation, peace, love and compassion in your life? If not, pray fervently now; refuse to let go until you see the manifestation of His presence in your life.

Prayer: Lord, help me to know You and the power of Your resurrection and the fellowship of Your suffering.

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Joyce Meyer Devotional 21 April 2019 — Faith Has No Expiration Date

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Topic: Faith Has No Expiration Date [Joyce Meyer Devotional 21 April 2019]

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These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold…. — 1 Peter 1:7 (NLT)

Faith is the evidence of the things that we do not see and the proof of their reality (see Hebrews 11:1). Faith is what we have while we are waiting for God to answer our prayer and provide what we need. But what if God takes a long, long time to answer? That is when waiting can become difficult, and that is also when our faith is tested.

I am currently waiting on at least seven things I have prayed about, and they are all things I have been waiting on for a long time, some of them for years. As I was feeling a little disappointed yesterday about having no answers yet, I was reminded that faith has no expiration date, and if it does, then it is not faith that can endure testing.

Faith means that we not only ask God for something, but also that we must trust Him to be the head of the “ways and means committee”! He chooses the way to answer us and the timing to do so. In the meantime, we get to be patient, or we can at least learn to be patient! I am still learning, and perhaps you are also.

Let me encourage you today to know that although God probably won’t show up in your timing, He promises not to be late. Don’t just trust God for something, but trust Him all the way through the process it takes to get it. Don’t let your faith expire!

Prayer Starter: Father, thank You that I have faith while I am waiting for a breakthrough in my situation. Help me remain faithful, even as You are faithful! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

From Joyce Meyer’s Ministries.

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Risen, and Seated with Christ – Rhapsody of Realities 21 April 2019

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Rhapsody of Realities 21 April 2019 By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome – Risen, and Seated with Christ

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Topic: Risen, and Seated with Christ

If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God (Colossians 3:1).

When Jesus died on the Cross, in the mind of justice, the whole world died with Him, because He died for all men. However, Christianity didn’t start from His death, but from His resurrection. When God raised Him from the dead, you were raised together with Him, and you became a new creation, alive to God.

The new creation is the fruit of His redemption (Romans 8:23). You’ve been brought out of death—spiritual death—into life! You came alive with Christ; with His resurrection life. Knowing that you’ve been raised together with Christ, and seated with Him in the heavenly realms, the Bible says you should seek those things which are above. Have the consciousness of one who’s seated together with Christ in the place of dominion, glory and power. It’s a place where there’s no darkness, no sickness, no defeat, and no pain; a place of absolute mastery and authority.

The Bible says Jesus is seated at the right hand of God (the right hand of power). This means He has authority over all creation; over all of heaven and earth. But guess what? God has lifted us up into glory along with Christ. We sit with Him in the heavenly realms of power, dominion, and majesty (Ephesians 2:6). We occupy the same position of authority, with the power of attorney to act in His stead. What a blessed reality!

PRAYER
What an awesome privilege to sit together with Christ in the place of power, far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that’s named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come! I function from a place of glory, power, authority, and dominion, separated from the debilitating effects of sin, corruption and darkness, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY:
Ephesians 2:4-6; Philippians 2:9-10; Colossians 3:1-3

1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Luke 19:1-27 & 1 Samuel 14-15

2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Mark 4:13-20 & Leviticus 21

Rhapsody of Realities 21st April 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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Kenneth Copeland Devotional 21 April 2019 – God of Your Trouble, God of Your Heart

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Topic: God of Your Trouble, God of Your Heart [Kenneth Copeland Devotional 21 April 2019]

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Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. – Psalm 32:7

In this day and time, trouble seems to surround us on every side. If it’s not a failing economy, it’s a failing business, a failing marriage or failing health. Yet, in the midst of seemingly overwhelming problems, God has promised to deliver us.

Let me give you a word of advice though. If you want God to be God of your trouble, then you must let Him be God of your heart. God honors those who honor Him. So, if you’re facing some problems today, don’t just start kicking and screaming and begging Him to save you from them. Honor Him by going to His Word and doing what He says you should do.

Psalm 34 is a good place to start. It says, for example, that you should seek God (verse 4). As you seek Him, He will deliver you from the things that threaten you.

Secondly, it instructs you to cry out to the Lord. He will save you out of all your troubles (verse 6).

Next it tells you to fear the Lord. If you don’t know how to do that, verses 11-14 will tell you exactly what you need to know: You must keep from speaking evil and deceit; depart from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.

Remember, if you want God to be God of your trouble, let Him be God of your heart. When you do that, all of heaven will get involved in your deliverance—and your triumph will be guaranteed.

Scripture Reading: Psalm 34

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 21 April 2019 – Love And Trust

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Topic: Love And Trust [Andrew Wommack Devotional 21 April 2019]

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Matthew 9:18, ‘While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.’

MATTHEW 9:18-19

Jesus could have healed this girl by His spoken word, but He did as He was requested to do. This illustrates how the Lord ministers to us according to our faith. Jesus ministered to him at the level where his faith was and didn’t rebuke his little faith (Jas. 1:5).

There is a human faith which is limited to believing only what we can perceive through our five senses. But the supernatural, God kind of faith goes beyond what we can see, taste, hear, smell, and feel. God’s kind of faith calls those things which be not as though they already were.

We exercise faith almost daily in such things as sitting on a chair and driving a car. But our faith is no better than the object in which it is placed. If I were to sit in a chair made of cardboard, I would go crashing to the ground. Regardless of how much faith I had, my faith would fall flat because the object of my faith was faulty. Hebrews 12:2, tells us that we are to be ‘looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.’ We must transfer our faith from human self reliance and independence, to reliance upon, adherence to, and trust upon Jesus Christ in all areas of our lives. Faith, in its simplest definition, is to trust, to rely, and to depend upon the resource of another. God’s Word declares that the object of our faith, Jesus Christ, can never fail or disappoint us.

Love produces faith, or is what makes faith work. We naturally trust those who we know truly love us. A revelation of God’s unconditional love for us will make faith just naturally abound in us. Are you struggling with faith? You have a deficiency in understanding how much God loves you. Let Him reveal His love to you today.

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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Thank God for The Cross by Bishop Mike Okonkwo

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Topic: Thank God for The Cross

Dearly beloved, I bring you greetings in the name that is above every other name, Jesus Christ the Son of the Living God and our soon coming King. Today, I wish you a happy resurrection morning, as we thank God for the gift of Jesus, even more so the price that He paid on the cross of Calvary for our redemption. Like I’ve always said, Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross was perfectly perfect, and completely complete, and His resurrection from the grave, put a seal on the devil’s defeat. This distinguishes the Christian faith, from any other faith.

Beloved, even as we celebrate Easter on this resurrection morning, I believe it is vitally important that we have an understanding of what Christ did, and what the victory He wrought on our behalf means to us. This is very vital, so that we do not miss out on the significance of His resurrection. Easter is not a religious exercise, but Jesus’ victory over death, grave, and whatever hell has to offer. From our text this morning, Apostle Paul writing to the church in Colossae, figuratively describes what Christ’s death accomplished for the believer.

Also Read: Don’t Accept It by Bishop Mike Okonkwo

“Having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; He has taken it away, nailing it to the cross.

And having disarmed the powers and authorities, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.” Colossians 2:14-15 (NIV)

Look at verse 14; “having CANCELED the charge of our LEGAL INDEBTEDNESS”, now what does that mean? The word “canceled”, translated from the original Greek language, also means to wipe out or wash. Metaphorically, this connotes a removal or obliteration of whatever used to be. By “our legal indebtedness”, this agrees totally with scripture, as stated in Romans 3:23 (KJV), “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God”. Every single one of us, prior to receiving redemption through Christ, we were all legal slaves and captives of sin. We had the overbearing weight of sin and eternal condemnation hanging over our heads, which empowered the devil to table accusations against us before the Father.

But see what Apostle Paul is saying in light of these brief explanations that have been made; Christ through His death, has utterly destroyed every thing that gave the enemy a legal hold over your life. Child of God, by the reason of the price that He paid on the cross of Calvary, the enemy can no longer bring any accusation whatsoever against you before God. In fact, he has no case against you, and so you have been discharged, acquitted, the case is closed, and there’s no appeal! That tells you that you have total victory, hallelujah!

However, that’s not the end of it; the victory that Christ wrought for you as a believer did not stop with Him stripping the devil of the rights to waylay and harass you, He went further. Apostle Paul points this out in verse 15 of our text, and I particularly like the way the Message translation captures it.

“He stripped all the spiritual tyrants in the universe of their sham authority at the Cross, and marched them naked through the streets.” Col. 2:15 (MSG)

Did you see that? The Bible calls them “spiritual tyrants”, having “sham authority”, and not just that, they were all disgraced publicly. In the old Roman tradition, whenever victory parades were conducted after the soldiers returned from war, their captives were dragged on the streets, naked and bound in chains to show complete dominance over their enemies. That is exactly what Christ did to the devil; He has shamed and disgraced the enemy!

Child of God what does that tell you? The enemy that you’re afraid of, is totally defeated, and is afraid of you. Jesus has won total victory for you, and there’s no more battle to fight. Rather, all that you need to do is to stand on the existing victory that Christ wrought for you, and enforce it. Enforce your victory over the devil in all areas of your life, your marriage, health, finances, business, family, and spiritual life. The devil plays on the ignorance of believers, and deceives them, this is why you must know and enforce what Christ has done for you. Stand your ground against the enemy in whatever shape or form he comes against you, and enforce your victory.

I declare over your life that you will win in all competitions of life. No devil will steal or truncate the plan of God for your life. You are Above Only and you shall never be beneath. I bless you in Jesus name.

Maranatha!

In His Royal Service,
Dr. Mike Okonkwo
The Presiding Bishop

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MFM Daily Devotional 21 April 2019 – Be Ye Holy

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MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 21 April 2019 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Be Ye Holy

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TOPIC: Be Ye Holy (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 21 April 2019)

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Samuel 12-13; Luke 16

FIRE SCRIPTURE: 1 Peter 1:14-25

MEMORY VERSE: “Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.” – 2 Peter 3:14

The MESSAGE:

God’s foremost attribute is holiness. He is holier than the holiest. The spirit beings in heaven attest to this. Revelation 4:8 reveals the cry of the heavenly beings, “And the four beasts has each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.” The Bible enjoins us as believers to be holy as the Lord our God is holy. However, it is unfortunate that many believers do not pass the holiness test nowadays.

To be holy means to be sanctified and set apart for God. It means to be consecrated and to be without contamination or defilement. It also means to be without blemish, spot or wrinkle. The key to being holy is to be unquestioningly, promptly and completely obedient to God.

God’s commandment that you be holy as He is holy is of great importance to all believers. If you obey the commandment and live a holy life, your first gain is that you will have and enjoy the abiding presence of God, indwelling presence of God and the empowering presence of God. If God be for you, who can be against you? All Bible characters that did exploits for God, fulfilled their destinies and ended well had one thing in common: God was with them. Secondly, holiness puts a permanent hedge of fire around you and leaves no doorway for the enemy and his arrows to get to you or harm you.

Holiness will qualify you for divine election for great assignment on earth. Holiness will attract heaven’s angels and divine help to you whenever you need them. Holiness will give you victory in all battles and protect and preserve you in times of danger.

Holiness will also give you access to divine secrets and make you a global solution provider. It was holiness that made Daniel decode and interpret the king’s dream. Holiness put Daniel and his three Hebrew brothers in the class of God in Babylon. The unbelievers attested that the spirit of God was with them. The king proclaimed that only the God of these Hebrews should be worshipped. Had Daniel, Meshack, Shadrach and Abednego eaten the king’s sumptuous delicacies, they would have defile themselves and would have become blind bats like the magicians and wise men of Babylon. Joseph refused the adulterous advances of Potiphar’s wife. He chose to be holy and it paid off. The presence and power of God was so much with him that he gave an accurate interpretation of Potiphar’s dream and proffered solution to a mind-boggling economic problem. Pharoah acknowledged that God was with Joseph and promoted him to be prime minister. Holiness made all these possible. The Spirit of the Living God does not dwell in a dirty and unclean vessel. The reason many young people do not have ground-breaking ideas and inventions nowadays is not far-fetched: they are not holy. God’s Spirit will depart from any life that is sexually loose, worldly, carnal and defiled. Holiness within and without is not negotiable for anyone who want to go succeed in the kingdom race, assignment and make heaven. Be ye holy!

MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE:
HOLINESS WITHIN AND WITHOUT IS A MUST FOR A SUCCESSFUL LIFE IN CHRIST.

PROPHETIC WORD:
Your garment of holiness shall not be stained by sin.

PRAYER POINTS:

MORNING

  1. Power for holy living, fall upon me now, in the name of Jesus.
  2. Anything in my life opposed to holy living, come out and die, in the name of Jesus.
  3. Blood of Jesus, purge my spiritual pipe, in the name of Jesus.
    EVENING
  4. O Lord, give me the grace to live holy in his this perverse world, in the name of Jesus.
  5. Entanglement of the world pulling me down to sin, break and release me, in the name of Jesus.
  6. Holy Spirit, empower me to live a holy life, in the name of Jesus.
  7. Fire of God, purify my spiritual pipe, in the name of Jesus.

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

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DCLM Daily Manna 21 April 2019 – Storms Doth Cease

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Topic: Storms Doth Cease [DCLM Daily Manna 21 April 2019 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]

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Text: Job 7:1-11 (KJV)

Key Verse: “As a servant earnestly desireth the shadow, and as an hireling looketh for the reward of his work: So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me. The eye of him that hath seen me shall see me no more: thine eyes are upon me, and I am not” (JOB 7:2,3,8).

MESSAGE:

Lewis Thomas, an American scientist, once captured a perennial human condition when he noted: “We are, perhaps uniquely among the earth’s creatures, the worrying animal. We worry away our lives, fearing the future, discontent with the present, unable to sit still”.

Many worry over conditions they cannot change, over affliction that defy solution as Job experienced. He face severe sickness that led him almost to despair. This is apparent in his utterances which include, “months of vanity”, “wearisome nights”, “my skin is broken, and become loathsome”, “my days… are spent without hope”. He seemed to expect nothing but death. He was in utter hopelessness.

Many people who find themselves in similar situations today become so worried and give up hope as if the Lord is no longer on the throne. In the face of intense suffering, they forget the awesome power at the believer’s disposal and our inalienable right to healing deliverance, freedom, dominion over Satan and all forces of darkness, as well as assurance of God for success and victory in life.

Irrespective of the pain caused by afflictions, believers must put their conditions in the right perspective. We must never forget that God cares for us, and that if He permits suffering to come our way, He will eventually make all things to work together for our benefit. We should constantly meditate on His promises and take heart, for He says, “In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). Storms of life do not last forever. If we persevere and put our faith in the Lord, sooner or later, the storm must cease.

Thought For The Day: Look hard enough: there is light at the end of the tunnel!

The Bible In One Year: Romans 1-3

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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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.

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Seeds of Destiny 21 April 2019 Devotional — The Glory and Beauty of the Anointing

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Topic: The Glory and Beauty of the Anointing [Seeds of Destiny 21 April 2019 Devotional]

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The anointing forbids existence in shame, reproach or mockery for the anointed.

SCRIPTURE: Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. Psalm 45:7.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The anointing forbids existence in shame, reproach or mockery for the anointed.

Previously, we saw that the anointing of God carries favour and opportunity. Today, we shall be looking at other dimensions of the blessing that the anointing carries and these are, glory and beauty.

The glory and beauty of God flow with the anointing (Exodus 28:40-41). It does not matter how you look, when the Oil of God comes upon you, your look changes. In our anchor scripture, God directed that the garments that should be made for Aaron and his sons were for glory and for beauty and they were to be accompanied by the anointing.

There is a climatic change that happens around the anointed. The anointing forbids existence in shame, reproach or mockery for the anointed. You are not permitted to be anointed and be a laughingstock.

Now, what are the benefits of the anointing?

i. The anointing forbids ugliness or repulsiveness: This means that the anointing makes a life attractive, beautiful, pleasant and appealing. The anointing of God on you comes to bless you not to curse you. It comes to beautify you and not to disfigure you.

ii. The anointing establishes a change of identity on the life of the anointed: The anointing changes your life and destiny into a glorious and beautiful identity.

Beloved, receive a glorious and beautiful identity by the anointing of God! I destroy any negative identity on your life by the Blood of Jesus, in the mighty Name of Jesus Christ.

REMEMBER THIS: The anointing forbids existence in shame, reproach or mockery for the anointed.

ASSIGNMENTS:

  1. Ask God at the place of prayer to anoint you with fresh Oil
  2. Connect to the anointing services in Dunamis Church for a change of destiny

PRAYER: O Lord, I ask that You anoint me with fresh Oil today. Let Your anointing come on me to beautify my life and give me a glorious destiny, Lord in Jesus’ Name.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE BLESSING OF THE ANOINTING

QUOTE: God’s men, women, instruments and the people He uses to change generations are normally prepared in the secret; in hideouts and obscurity. Culled from GO IN THIS THY MIGHT! by Dr Paul Enenche

DAILY READING: Joshua 22:21 to 23:16, Luke 20:27 to 47, Psalm 89:14 to 37, Proverbs 13:17 to 19

AMAZING FACT: Tomatoes have more genes than humans.

TODAY IN HISTORY: 21/04/753 BC – Romulus founds Rome (traditional date).

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.

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Prayer Points on Today’s Open Heaven 21 April 2019

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Prayer Points on Today’s Open Heaven 21 April 2019 – It Is of Necessity!

1.Thank You, Father, for the salvation of my soul and for choosing and ordaining me to go and bring forth fruits into Your kingdom. (Click HERE for Open Heaven 21 April 2019)

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

3.Father, let Your fire consume anything that is hindering me to rise for the salvation of others, as You have commanded, in Jesus name.

4.Father, renew my zeal for evangelism; please, make me a compulsive, addictive and an unrepentant soul winner, in Jesus name.

5.Father, empower me to preach Your word, in season and out of season, to both the Jews and the gentiles, in Jesus name.

6.Father, let every soul I have ever preached to, or evangelized, be saved, and abide in Your kingdom, forever, in Jesus name.

7.Father, let every satanic limitation, hindering me from preaching Your gospel be destroyed; and let every opportunity that comes my way to preach Your gospel, never pass me by, in Jesus name.

8.Father, empower me to follow up on souls won, into Your kingdom, through regular visitation, prayers, guidance and counselling, in Jesus name.

9.Father, please, keep my eyes from beholding vanity and help me to live through today, without committing a single sin, in Jesus name.

10.Father, bless your son, Pastor E.A. Adeboye; let all his labours in Your vineyard be rewarded, in Jesus name.

11.Father, bless Your son, that You have been using to prepare these prayer points, beyond measures, and all those who have been rebroadcasting them, in Jesus name.

12.Father, let every challenge, hindrance and obstacle of getting these prayer points across to Your children, timely, and on daily basis be removed, in Jesus name.

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

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

15.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 21 April 2019 – It Is of Necessity!

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Wiser than your Enemies – Open Heavens for Teens 21 April 2019

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Topic: Wiser than your Enemies [Open Heavens for Teens 21 April 2019]

Memorise: “I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.” – Psalm 119:100

Read: Acts 6:8-10

8 And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.

9 Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and of Asia, disputing with Stephen.

10 And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake.

Bible In One Year: 2 Samuel 1-3, Luke 18:1-17

MESSAGE:

Today’s bible reading tells us about Stephen who was elected as one of the deacons, not because he was educated but because he was filled with the Holy Spirit. This made available to him wisdom that surpassed the knowledge of others.

Our memory verse for today shows the link between God’s word and wisdom. This means that the closer and more open your spirit is to the bible, the wiser you become. As a Christian teenager, you need wisdom to discern between right and wrong; because in this present age, the line between these two has become blurred. You need wisdom to see through the lies and traps that the devil has placed everywhere, but you cannot have that wisdom if you do not study and memorise the word of God. It’s the magnitude of God’s word that you know that will help you know how to handle the wiles of the devil.

Prayer Point: Before you read your bible daily, ask God to fill you with wisdom from the word that you are about to read.

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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Open Heaven 21 April 2019 – It Is Of Necessity!

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Open Heaven 21 April 2019 Sunday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – It Is Of Necessity!

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Topic: It Is Of Necessity! (Open Heaven 21 April 2019)

Memorise: “For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!”- 1 Corinthians 9:16

Read: Mark 16:15-18 (KJV)

15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

Bible in One Year: Genesis 24, Jeremiah 22:13-30

Open Heaven 21 April 2019 Sunday MESSAGE:

Preaching the gospel is not an optional exercise for Christians; rather, it is a necessity. This is the reason why both the vision and mission statements of the Redeemed Christian Church of God are centred on soul-winning. Winning souls is the heartbeat of God and the preoccupation of Jesus Christ. The Names of Jesus such as Messiah, Savior, Redeemer and Deliverer all connote salvation or soul winning. Every action Jesus performed during His ministry here on earth was geared towards salvation. His last wishes before ascending into heaven also focused on the propagation of the good news of His gospel to every part of the world. His desire is that even people in the remotest parts of the world will hear about Him and receive the salvation He paid for with His precious Blood.

Soul-winning is the objective of the Lord’s commandment in Matthew 28:19-20, which says:

19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

This commandment is such a cardinal aspect of what it means to be a Christian. In Luke 6:46, the Lord also said:

“And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?”

The evidence that Jesus is indeed your Lord is doing whatever he commands you to do. In 1 Samuel 15:22, Prophet Samuel told King saul that to obey is better than sacrifice in the sight of God. All that God requires from you is obedience to His commandments- not partially but totally. We cannot claim to be living holy lives if we are not preaching the gospel. You cannot claim to be holy if you are not evangelising to win souls to God’s kingdom. This is so because when Mark 16:15 tells us to go and preach the gospel, it is a command, not a suggestion. A fellow who is not walking in total obedience to God’s commandments cannot claim to be living a holy life. Preaching the gospel must therefore be a daily affair for us.

Effective soul-winning includes evangelism, follow-up and welfare. You cannot evangelise, win one or two souls and assume that you are ready for heaven; you must also follow-up the souls you have won. This is why our Lord Jesus Christ said to us in John 15:16:

“Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain:..”

Soul winning is a necessity, please take it seriously.

Open Heaven 21 April 2019 Sunday Action Point:

Think of ingenious ways through which you can propagate the message of the gospel daily.

Also Read: Open Heaven 20 April 2019 – The Great Avenger

Open Heaven 21 April 2019 Sunday Hymn 15: Must I Go, And Empty-Handed

1 Must I go, and empty-handed,
Thus my dear Redeemer meet?
Not one day of service give Him,
Lay no trophy at His feet?

Chorus:
Must I go, and empty-handed?
Must I meet my Savior so?
Not one soul with which to greet Him:
Must I empty-handed go?

2 Not at death I shrink nor falter,
For my Savior saves me now;
But to meet Him empty-handed,
Thought of that now clouds my brow.

3 O the years in sinning wasted;
Could I but recall them now,
I would give them to my Savior,
To His will I’d gladly bow.

4 O ye saints, arouse, be earnest,
Up and work while yet ’tis day;
Ere the night of death o’ertake thee,
Strive for souls while still you may.

Open Heaven 21 April 2019 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 21 April 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.

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Watch LIVE: Winners’ Easter Youth Camp 2019 – Destined For Dominion

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Watch the LIVE broadcast service of the 2019 Easter Youth Camp Meeting – Day 3, tagged “DESTINED FOR DOMINION” Morning Session from Faith Tabernacle, the headquarter of Living Faith Church a.k.a Winners’ Chapel, Lagos Nigeria. (Please, reload this page for the latest live event)

Ministering Bishop David Oyedepo and other anointed men of God.

Watch LIVE: Winners’ Easter Youth Camp 2019 – Destined For Dominion

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Joyce Meyer Devotional 20 April 2019 — No More Same Old Same Old

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Topic: No More Same Old Same Old [Joyce Meyer Devotional 20 April 2019]

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“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing….” — Isaiah 43:18-19 (AMP)

In today’s Scripture, God says He is doing a new thing. As you move into the future He has for you, you will encounter all kinds of new opportunities, and challenges. The days ahead will be full of new expe­riences, things you have never done before. You may not know how to do them, but you will learn. Everything you are doing today was new to you at one time—and look, now you can do it.

Continuing to face new challenges and develop new abilities is extremely important to your growth and maturity. As you walk with God into your future, you will hear Him say, “You have not done this before, but don’t be afraid. I’m taking you to a place you have never been before. I’m going to ask you to do something you don’t know how to do!” God has already been where He is leading you, and He has prepared the way. Step out in faith, and you will experience the faith­fulness of God.

We think and say, “It’s time for a change! I need something new,” and then we hesitate to embrace that new thing when it comes. If you are ready for something new and fresh, don’t be afraid to embrace it when it comes.

Don’t stay trapped in the past. Let go of what lies behind and press into the great future God has planned for you. I can promise you: God is with you. He will lead you. He will strengthen you. He will help you.

Prayer Starter: Father, thank You for constantly bringing about change and new beginnings. Help me to embrace every new thing You bring into my life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

From Joyce Meyer’s Ministries.

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Andrew Wommack Devotional 20 April 2019 – God Likes Us

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Topic: God Likes Us [Andrew Wommack Devotional 20 April 2019]

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Mark 5:19, ‘Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.’

MARK 5:18-20

One of the ways God’s goodness is revealed is through His mercy. We may describe mercy as ‘the readiness of God to relieve the misery of fallen creatures.’ Many times, mercy is called compassion or lovingkindness. It is expressed toward the sinner because of the misery that sin has brought upon him.

God’s mercy to the believer is revealed by His taking away the misery of sin’s consequences through the New Covenant of our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Mercy is not something merited or earned, but as the Apostle Paul states, ‘Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to HIS MERCY He saved us.’

Our Heavenly Father is the author, originator, and source of all mercy.

‘Mercy is condescending love, reaching out to meet a need without considering the merit of the person who receives the aid’ (Expository Dictionary of Bible Words [EDBW]).

‘Even when we were spiritually dead because of our sins, God’s forbearance was working on our behalf. He was tolerant, patient and kind towards us. God abounded in excessive proportion with good will, compassion, and desire to help us. His disposition was kind, compassionate, and forgiving in His treatment of us. He wanted in abundant supply to alleviate our distress and bring relief from our sins. He did this by giving us life in place of death. It was with Christ that this salvation was secured. By grace, kindness, and favor we are saved. All of this was the result of God’s extremely large degree of love wherewith He loved us, always seeking the welfare and betterment of us. God likes us’

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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Seeds of Destiny 20 April 2019 Devotional — The Favour And Opportunity Of The Anointing

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Topic: The Favour And Opportunity Of The Anointing [Seeds of Destiny 20 April 2019 Devotional]

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The anointing changes your destiny into a glorious and beautiful identity.

SCRIPTURE: And for Aaron’s sons thou shalt make coats, and thou shalt make for them girdles, and bonnets shalt thou make for them, for glory and for beauty. Exodus 28:40-41.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The anointing changes your destiny into a glorious and beautiful identity.

The anointing of God is the evident Presence of God. The Presence of God with a person is the anointing. That is why anointed men and women are carriers of the Presence of God.

It is clear from Scripture that to be anointed of God is to be favoured of God (Exodus 28:40-41). There is an unusual dimension of favour that the anointing carries. There is a natural, effortless, struggle-free favour that anointed people enjoy even from those who do not know or like them. There is something about anointed people that opens doors. Others beg for opportunities but opportunities beg for the anointed.

Favour is natural for the anointed. The anointing transforms a person into a magnetic personality; resources, persons and opportunities are magnetized. Favour is not meant for only pastors or titled men of God but for everyone who is a child of God and carries the Oil of God on his/her head.

Now, how does the anointing of God attract favour to the anointed?

i. The anointing makes the anointed to exist as a magnetic personality. The anointing of God magnetizes the right resources, persons and opportunities into your life.

ii. The anointing is the mystery behind supernatural open doors.

iii. The anointing is responsible for the supernatural suspension of protocols.

Beloved, to value the Presence of God (the anointing) is to attract favour. The Presence of God (the anointing) will give you the favour that money cannot buy.

I prophesy to you today that by the anointing of God, favour and opportunities have become your portion in life, in Jesus’ Name.

REMEMBER THIS: The anointing changes your destiny into a glorious and beautiful identity.

ASSIGNMENTS:

  1. Seek the Presence of God above every other thing in life.
  2. Spend time in the word, worship and prayer habitually to connect His presence.

PRAYER: O Lord, lay Your Hands on me. Anoint me with fresh Oil and let me experience favour and opportunities beyond human comprehension, Lord in Jesus Name.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE BLESSING OF THE ANOINTING

QUOTE: The closer you get to God, the more secured your life will be. The farther you get from God, the more vulnerable your life and destiny will be.

Culled from 15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL by Dr Paul Enenche

DAILY READING: Joshua 21:1 to 22:20, Luke 20:1 to 26, Psalm 89:1 to 13, Proverbs 13:15 to 16

AMAZING FACT: The most popular fruit in the world is the TOMATO

TODAY IN HISTORY: 20/04/1810 – The Governor of Caracas, Venezuela declared independence from Spain.

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

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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MFM Daily Devotional 20 April 2019 – Satan, You Cannot Hinder Me!

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MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 20 April 2019 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Satan, You Cannot Hinder Me!

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TOPIC: Satan, You Cannot Hinder Me! (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 20 April 2019)

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Samuel 9-11; Luke 15:11-32

FIRE SCRIPTURE: 1 Thessalonians 2:13-18

MEMORY VERSE: “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” – Philippians 4:13

The MESSAGE:

Here we see Apostle Paul and his fellow evangelist who had a very strong intention to visit the Thessalonians. In Verse 17, Paul said, “With great desire, we long to see your face.” They tried very hard to come to their place, in order to have fellowship together and encourage them in the word of God but satan hindered them.

One of the terrible weapons satan had used very well, which he is still using to limit, frustrate and waste people’s time and life is hindrance. Satan has hindered many believers from possessing their possessions. Expectations of many people were high in getting what would have transformed the totality of their lives, but the enemy did not allow it. Doors of opportunity were opened to many believers but the enemy did not allow them to enter.

In the book of 1 Corinthians 16:9 –Apostle Paul said that a great door and effectual was opened to him, and there were many adversaries. The adversaries Apostle Paul was talking about here were not just there, they were there to hinder him.

Beloved, the fact remains that whatsoever will be glorious will be challenged by the enemy. Whatsoever that will populate the kingdom of God and depopulate the kingdom of darkness will be hindered by satan. But through the word of God, through the blood of Jesus, aggressive prayers, holiness within and without, strong faith and having deep confidence in the Lord, satanic hindrances can be subdued and conquered.

MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE:
A DETERMINED SOUL CAN ONLY BE HINDERED FOR A WHILE.

PROPHETIC WORD:
Every power hindering your progress shall die.

PRAYER POINTS:

MORNING

  1. I refuse to follow evil prescription, in the name of Jesus.
  2. Let the path of the enemy into life be permanently closed, in the name of Jesus.
  3. Every power of darkness hunting for my life, be roasted, in the name of Jesus.
    EVENING
  4. All pursuers in my dreams, begin to pursue yourselves, in the name of Jesus.
  5. I paralyse all night caterers and I forbid their food in my dream, in the name of Jesus.
  6. Evil bands, release me, in the name of Jesus.
  7. I remove myself from every satanic bus stop, in the name of Jesus.

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

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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DCLM Daily Manna 20 April 2019 – Unfailing Affection

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Topic: Unfailing Affection [DCLM Daily Manna 20 April 2019 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]

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Text: John 18:1-14 (KJV)

Key Verse: “Jesus answered, I have told you that I am he: if therefore ye seek me, let these go their way: That the saying might be fulfilled, which he spake, Of them which thou gavest me have I lost none” (John 18:8,9).

MESSAGE:

It is difficult for many people to grasp God’s love. For them they started the journey of their lives in the wrong way, the relied on themselves. Thus, they question how God could really love them since they do not deserve His love. What can liberate such people is the realisation that God’s love for them does not begin with them, but begins with Him. He loves us because it is His nature and character to love us not in our own worthiness (1 John 4:8).

Such understanding will help us to appreciate the affection Christ had for His disciples and by extension for the entire human race. Our Lord protected the disciples, even when His own life was in serious jeopardy (John 13:1).

From Matthew’s account of what happened at the garden, the disciples disappointed the expectation of our Lord Jesus because they were found sleeping when they were expected to be watching and praying. Yet He was there at the time when it mattered most – to secure them against the external aggression that could have swallowed them.

Christ died and made Himself a ransom for the sins of the world. Because of His love for us, we have every reason to be filled with hope, feel secure, expect His help and blessings, enjoy salvation and abundant life, live a life of love, become more like Him, live a life of victory over sin and evil, enjoy His presence and be filled with joy and encouragement. To enjoy His love, a sinner must come out of the world by repenting and forsaking his or her sin. Remaining in sin, denies you of His care and affection.

Thought For The Day: Jesus loves at all times.

The Bible In One Year: Acts 26-28

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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Under Authority – Open Heavens for Teens 20 April 2019

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Topic: Under Authority [Open Heavens for Teens 20 April 2019]

Memorise: “Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed.” – Luke 7:7

Read: Luke 7:1-10

1 Now when he had ended all his sayings in the audience of the people, he entered into Capernaum.

2 And a certain centurion’s servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die.

3 And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders of the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal his servant.

4 And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this:

5 For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue.

6 Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof:

7 Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed.

8 For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.

9 When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.

10 And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the servant whole that had been sick.

Bible In One Year: 1 Samuel 30-31, Luke 17:20-37

MESSAGE:

One person who under stood authority and order is the Centurion in Luke 7. From the encounter he had with Jesus, it is glaring that what you know will determine the extent you can go(you can read that again). You can never grow above your knowledge. However, many people have knowledge, but they never apply it. The knowledge that is not applied is useless to the one that has it. To what extent have you applied your knowledge of God’s word in your life? Seek knowledge and apply the knowledge.

Also, that link of authority between the Father and Jesus extends to us. That is, when you command demons, sicknesses and problems and they obey, it is not because of your power or anything, it is because of the authority that you have in Jesus. This is why you must do all you can to keep the link you have with God intact.

The authority you have in Him affords you everything you will ever need or want. To be under someone’s authority means that you obey his every command. Are you under God’s authority?

Action Point: It takes you being under God’s authority to operate by His authority.

Also Read: Teen Open Heaven Daily Devotional by Pastor Adeboye

Hymn: 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Open Heaven 20 April 2019 – The Great Avenger

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Open Heaven 20 April 2019 Saturday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – The Great Avenger

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Topic: The Great Avenger (Open Heaven 20 April 2019)

Memorise: “It is God that avengeth me, and subdueth the people under me.”- Psalm 18:47

Read: Luke 18:1-8 (KJV)

1 And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

2 Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:

3 And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.

4 And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;

5 Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.

6 And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.

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

8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

Bible in One Year: Genesis 21-23, Jeremiah 21:11-22:12

Open Heaven 20 April 2019 Saturday MESSAGE:

“Avenge”, “retribution” and “recompense” are words commonly used in the Bible to mean inflicting deserved or justified punishment on a wrongdoer, either by God Himself or by an authority ordained by Him. In contrast to these, vengeance (i.e to revenge) is malicious retaliation against a perceived or real offence committed by someone or a group of people. It involves the reciprocation of an injury or insult by an aggrieved person. Whenever evil is deliberately committed against someone, the immediate human instinct is to take revenge, especially if the victim is capable of inflicting a corresponding injury on the offender. However, the lifestyle of God’s kingdom teaches that it is wrong to strike back or return evil for evil, whether by immediate retaliation or deferred action of vengeance. As citizens of heaven, we must learn to leave such matters in the hands of the Great Avenger, because the Bible insist that revenge is unacceptable to God (Proverbs 24:29, Romans 12:19).

God’s word offers us some definitive ways of dealing with the carnal desires for vengeance. First of all, we are advised to be slow to anger, because anger is at the root of every drive for revenge. We are to thoughtfully respond to situations that can lead to anger after hearing from the Holy Spirit, who resides in us (Ecclesiastes 7:9). We should also desist from plotting revenge in response to any wrongdoing committed against us. The Almighty God wants us to see vengeance as His exclusive responsibility (Romans 12:19). He also wants us to renounce anger and put it away from our minds completely (Psalm 37:8, Ephesians 4:31). May the Prince of peace send His peace like a river into your life to quench every fire of anger before it graduates into vengeance in Jesus’ Name.

Leaving matters in the hands of God and waiting for His judgment are acts of faith that demonstrates trust in God rather than human ability. That’s why children of God must not consider taking revenge or repaying evil with evil; rather, we must wait for the Lord in all situations. Persecuted and oppressed Christians must never rely on what human strength can do for them. Instead, they must pray earnestly with total reliance on the word of God, as seen in Psalm 94:1-2 and Lamentations 3:64-66. I decree that the Great Avenger will rise on your behalf today and render recompense to those who have oppressed you. God will judge your persecutors according to the work of their hands, and He will give them sorrow of heart until they are completely destroyed in Jesus’ Name. God will not rest until He has avenged you of all your enemies in Jesus’ Name.

Open Heaven 20 April 2019 Saturday Prayer Point:

Father, according to Your word in 2 Thessalonians 1:6, please reward my enemies with tribulation in Jesus’ Name.

2 Thessalonians 1:6 – Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;

Also Read: Open Heaven 19 April 2019 – He will not Forget

Open Heaven 20 April 2019 Saturday 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 20 April 2019 Saturday Daily Devotional guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries. The Open Heavens devotional application is available across all mobile platforms and operating systems: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile and PC. Open Heaven 20 April 2019 Saturday Daily Devotional.

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He’s Your Ransom – Rhapsody of Realities 20 April 2019

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Rhapsody of Realities 20 April 2019 By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome – He’s Your Ransom

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Topic: He’s Your Ransom

And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18).

The underlined portion of the scripture above shows that it was God who took the responsibility of reconciling us to Himself. He was the one behind all that Jesus Christ accomplished for us. Actually, He was the one doing it. We see that in 2 Corinthians 5:19; it says, “To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself….”

It isn’t just that God loved us so much and sent Jesus, but that He was actually doing everything that had to do with man’s salvation by Himself. He was in Christ, reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them. Hallelujah! He took the responsibility, and paid the full penalty for all your sins; He’s not mad at you at all.

Even if you got into trouble for something that you did wrong, He’s obligated to saving you, to helping you out of any trouble, for one reason: because you have a ransom in Christ Jesus!

This is why the birth of Jesus means so much to us; He was born to live, die, and give His life as a ransom for many: “For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45).

The Bible says He chose us in Him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and without blame before him in love (Ephesians 1:4). You’re holy and without blame before the Father, because Christ is your ransom! He took responsibility for your sins. This is the message of the Gospel!

No wonder He calls us His righteous ones; His justified ones; meaning that we can’t be charged with sin, because not only are we righteous, we have also become the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. 2 Corinthians 5:21 says, “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”

PRAYER
Dear loving Father, thank you for expressing your love through the sacrifice of Jesus in my behalf, by which I’m presented to you faultless, holy, and unblameable. Blessed be your Name forever!

FURTHER STUDY:
2 Corinthians 5:19; Colossians 1:21-22; John 1:29

1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Luke 18:15-43 & 1 Samuel 11-13

2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Mark 4:1-12 & Leviticus 20

Rhapsody of Realities 20th April 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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RCCG Sunday School STUDENT Manual 21 April 2019 – Lesson 34

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TOPIC: Only One God [RCCG Sunday School STUDENT Manual 21 April 2019]

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MEMORY VERSE: “For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.” – Psalms 86:10 (scroll down for RCCG Sunday School 21 April 2019 HYMN)

BIBLE PASSAGE: Isaiah 43:10-15 KJV (RCCG Sunday School STUDENT Manual 21 April 2019)

10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.

11 I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.

12 I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, that I am God.

13 Yea, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it?

14 Thus saith the LORD, your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; For your sake I have sent to Babylon, and have brought down all their nobles, and the Chaldeans, whose cry is in the ships.

15 I am the LORD, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King.

LESSON INTRODUCTION:

Because we live in a world many competing truth claims and many so-called gods, the identity of the one true God matters. The one true God is distinguished from all the false gods that have been imposed upon mankind by evil spirits and misled men. Gods that are fashioned by the imaginations and hands of men are absolutely worthless (Isaiah 44:9-10), but the one true God is full of glory, grace and truth. John 1:14.

OUTLINES:

1. THE ONE TRUE GOD

2. IDOLATRY IS TERRIBLY DANGEROUS

1. THE ONE TRUE GOD

The Bible says that the one true God is the sovereign, self-existent, creator of the universe (Isaiah 42:5; Eph. 1:11), He is a Spirit (John 4:24), He is eternal (Psalm 90:2), He is personal (Deut. 34:10). The one true God possesses all knowledge (Isa. 46:10) and all power (Matt. 19:26), is present in all places (Psalm 139:7-10), and is unchanging (James 1:17). There are many false gods – Hinduism alone supposedly recognizes as many as 330 million gods – but none of them possesses the attributes of the one true God.

The Bible also says that God is just (Acts 17:31), loving (Eph. 2:4-5), truthful (Numbers 23:19), and holy (Isaiah 6:3). God shows compassion (2 Cor. 1:3), mercy (Romans 9:15), and grace (Romans 5:17). God judges sin (Psalm 5:5), but He also offers forgiveness (Psalm 130:4). Any god that is not just, loving, truthful, holy, compassionate, merciful, gracious, and forgiving is not the one true God.

2. IDOLATRY IS TERRIBLY DANGEROUS

Idolatry is simply the worship of a physical object as a god or immoderate attachment or devotion to something. As far as God is concerned, this is a sinful act and it is forbidden and very dangerous to do so too (Exodus 20:4; Lev. 26:1; Deut. 11:16; Isaiah 42:8; 1 John 5:21). They go by various names in the days of the Bible: Ashtaroth, Baal, Baalpeor, Chemosh, Dagon, Diana and Molech – (Judges 2:13; 1 Kings 16:32; Numbers 25:3; 2 Kings 23:13; 1 Sam. 5:2; Acts 19:24). In almost every nation of the world, there are numerous of such gods and by various names too (you can name some). Some have worshipped heavenly bodies, devil etc. (Deut. 4:19; Hosea 4:19; 3:4). Unlike the Almighty God who is full of life, idols are inactive, perishable, helpless, highly degrading and, therefore, unworthy of worship (Rev. 1:8; Isaiah 40:20; 45:20; Deut. 4:28; Jer. 10:5; Acts 7:29).

CONCLUSION: Acknowledging God as the Almighty, the only one true God undoubtedly qualifies a Christian life that operates in the miraculous. It is, therefore, wise to do so now, having the knowledge that God will not share His glory with another.

QUESTIONS:

  1. Justify with scriptures that there is only one God.
  2. How is idolatry dangerous?

For Further Reading: Psalm 83:18; 1 Chron. 17:20; Psalm 44:6-7; Mark 12:29; 1 Cor. 8:4; Eph. 4:6; 1 Tim. 2:5.

ASSIGNMENT: Give five (5) reasons why believers must worship only true God and flee from idolatry.

RCCG Sunday School 21 April 2019 HYMN

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

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RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 21 April 2019 – Only One God

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RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 21 April 2019 Lesson 34 – Only One God

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TOPIC: Only One God

OPENING PRAYER: Father, help me to serve you as the only one God forever. (Scroll down for RCCG Sunday School 21 April 2019 HYMN)

MEMORY VERSE: “For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.” – Psalms 86:10 (scroll down for RCCG Sunday School 21 April 2019 HYMN)

BIBLE PASSAGE: Isaiah 43:10-15 KJV (RCCG Sunday School TEACHER’s Manual 21 April 2019)

10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.

11 I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.

12 I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, that I am God.

13 Yea, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it?

14 Thus saith the LORD, your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; For your sake I have sent to Babylon, and have brought down all their nobles, and the Chaldeans, whose cry is in the ships.

15 I am the LORD, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King.

LESSON INTRODUCTION:

Because we live in a world many competing truth claims and many so-called gods, the identity of the one true God matters. The one true God is distinguished from all the false gods that have been imposed upon mankind by evil spirits and misled men. Gods that are fashioned by the imaginations and hands of men are absolutely worthless (Isaiah 44:9-10), but the one true God is full of glory, grace and truth. John 1:14.

TEXT REVIEW: ISAIAH 43:10-15 – “THE TRUTH AND THE WITNESS”

A. The true God declared His identities in the following terms:

i. “I am the Lord” and “there is no saviour”. Isaiah 43:11.

ii. “I am God.” Isaiah 43:12.

iii. “I am He.” Isaiah 43:13.

iv. “The Holy one of Israel.” Isaiah 43:14.

v. “I am the Lord, the Holy One.” Isaiah 43:15.

vi. “The creator of Israel, your King.” Isaiah 43:15.

B. In addition to these declarations the true God affirmed some of His abilities. He said:

i. “I have declared.” Isaiah 43:12.

ii. “I have saved.” Isaiah 43:12.

iii. “I have showed.” Isaiah 43:12

iv. “I am older than the days.” Isaiah 43:12.

v. “I am the only deliverer.” Isaiah 43:13.

vi. “I will work and who can challenge it?” Isaiah 43:13.

C. Therefore, all His creations and servants must:

i. Know Him. Isaiah 43:10.

ii. Believe Him. Isaiah 43:10.

iii. Understand Him. Isaiah 43:10.

iv. Be His witness. Isaiah 43:10.

D. They must know, believe, understand and bear witness that there is no God before or after Him. That is the truth and the witness. Isaiah 43:9-10.

2 LESSON OUTLINES

LESSON OUTLINE 1: THE ONLY TRUE GOD

i. He is sovereign, self-existent, creator of the universe. Isaiah 42:5; Eph. 1:11.

ii. He is spirit. John 4:24.

iii. He is eternal. Psalm 90:2.

iv. He is personal. Deut. 34:10.

v. He has all knowledge. Isaiah 46:10.

vi. He has all power. Matt. 19:36.

vii. He is omnipresent. Psalm 139:7-10.

viii. He is ever constant (unchanging). James 1:17.

ix. He is just. Acts 17:31.

x. He is loving. Eph. 2:4-5.

xi. He is truthful. Numbers 23:19.

xii. He is Holy. Isaiah 6:3.

xiii. He is compassionate. 2 Cor. 1:3.

xiv. He is merciful. Rom. 9:15.

xv. He is gracious. Rom. 5:17.

xvi. He is God of justice (He judges sin). Psalm 5:5.

xvii. He forgives sin. Psalm 130:4.

NOTE: There are many false gods (Hinduism recognizes 330 million gods)

CLASS ACTIVITY 1: What are the characteristics of false gods?

LESSON OUTLINE 2: IDOLATRY IS TERRIBLY DANGEROUS

A. Description of idolatry.

i. Idolatry is worshipping objects (Physical or unseen) as god.

ii. Idolatry is sinful and forbidden. Exodus 20:4; Lev 26:1.

iii. Idolatry is very dangerous. Deut. 11:16; Isaiah 42:8; 1 John 5:21.

B. The following are some examples of idol/idolatry in the Bible: Ashtaroth, Baal, Ballpeor, Chemosh, Dragon, Diana and Molech. Judges 2:13; 1 Kings 16:32; Numbers 25:3; 2 Kings 23:13; 1 Sam. 5:2; Acts 19:24.

Heavenly bodies, devil, water spirit and others. Deut. 4:19; Hosea 4:19; 3:4.

C. Some characteristics of idols:

Idols are lifeless, inactive, helpless, highly degrading and therefore not worthy to be worshipped. Rev. 1:8; Isaiah 40:20; 45:20; Deut. 4:28; Jer. 10:5; Acts 7:29.

CLASS ACTIVITY 2: Mention some idols in your locality and what they claim they stand for.

SUMMARY: Flee from idolatry.

CONCLUSION: Acknowledging God as the Almighty, the only true One undoubtedly qualifies a Christian life that operates in the miraculous. It is therefore wise to do so now, knowing full well that God will not share His glory with another.

EVALUATION: Mention some identities of the true God.

CLOSING PRAYER: Pray that the power of God will uproot idolatry in your locality.

ASSIGNMENT: Give five (5) reasons why believers must worship only true God and flee from idolatry.

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RCCG Sunday School 21 April 2019 HYMN

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

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Joyce Meyer Devotional 19 April 2019 — Help Is Here

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Topic: Help Is Here [Joyce Meyer Devotional 19 April 2019]

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And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby), to be with you forever. — John 14:16 (AMP)

Many people have received Jesus as Savior and Lord. They will go to heaven, but never draw on the full capacity of the Holy Spirit that is available to them or experience the true success God wants them to enjoy on Earth. Simply put, many will be on their way to heaven, but they won’t enjoy the trip.

We often look at those who have wealth, position, power and we consider them “successful.” But many people who are considered successful still lack peace, joy, contentment, and other true blessings. Such people have never learned to depend completely on the power of the Holy Spirit.

People who are self-sufficient often think depending on God is a sign of weakness. But the truth is that by drawing on the ability of the Holy Spirit, they can accomplish more in their lives than they ever could by working in their own strength.

God created us in such a way that although we do have strengths, we also have weaknesses and we need His help. We know He wants to help us because He sent a Divine Helper, the Holy Spirit, to live inside us.

We often struggle needlessly because we do not receive the help available to us. I encourage you to depend on Him, not on your own strength. Whatever you are facing, you don’t have to go through it alone.

Prayer Starter: Holy Spirit, I invite You into my day. Please strengthen me and help me to accomplish more than I ever could in my own strength. I can’t do it without You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

From Joyce Meyer’s Ministries.

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Seeds of Destiny 19 April 2019 Devotional — The Goodness Of Vision

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Topic: The Goodness Of Vision [Seeds of Destiny 19 April 2019 Devotional]

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Vision is the vehicle that takes a person from his present location to his future destination.

SCRIPTURE: Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. Proverbs 29:18

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Vision is the vehicle that takes a person from his present location to his future destination.

I have defined vision as the picture of a preferred future. It is the ability to think about or plan the future with imagination and wisdom. Vision employs the tools of imagination, foresight, perception, inspiration, discernment, creativity, inventiveness, innovation and far-sightedness to conceive and construct both the picture and reality of a desirable future.

One of the things that greatly contributes to living a successful life on earth is vision. Vision is a guarantee of the future. Vision is the vehicle that takes a person from his present location to his future destination. Vision is critical to possession; it also enhances wellbeing and enthusiasm in life. If you know what you are living for, life becomes meaningful, valuable and exciting. Vision makes life worth living. The life of vision makes it clear that you are not wasting your life.

Beloved, understand that life without vision becomes a burden. People get tired of living if there is no reason to live for. Time becomes burdensome; they wake up in the morning tired and go back to sleep tired.

Today, I pray for you that your vision for living will always be positive, practicable and alive. May you always have something to live for, something great ahead of you to achieve, something greater yet to be realised, in Jesus’ Name.

REMEMBER THIS: Vision is the vehicle that takes a person from his present location to his future destination.

ASSIGNMENTS:

  1. Ask God to reveal to you the vision of your life if you are yet to discover it
  2. Pursue your vision passionately and wholeheartedly

PRAYER: O Lord, I ask for the grace to discover and pursue my vision passionately and wholeheartedly. I resist every distraction on the path to fulfilling my destiny, Lord in Jesus’ Name.

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QUOTE: Principles are stronger than principalities, especially when those principles are handed down from Heaven. Culled from BE WISE AND RISE by Dr Paul Enenche

DAILY READING: Joshua 19:1 to 20:9, Luke 19:28 to 48, Psalm 88:1 to 18, Proverbs 13:12 to 14

AMAZING FACT: A strawberry is not an actual berry, but a banana is.

TODAY IN HISTORY: 19/04/1839 – The Treaty of London established Belgium as a kingdom and guaranteed its neutrality.

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.

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He Paid It All – Rhapsody of Realities 19 April 2019

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Rhapsody of Realities 19 April 2019 By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome – He Paid It All

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Topic: He Paid It All

The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world (John 1:29).

Perhaps you’re familiar with this beautiful song that encapsulates the vicarious sacrifice of Jesus Christ in our behalf: “He paid a debt He did not owe, I owed a debt I could not pay, I needed someone to wash my sins away. And now I sing a brand new song, amazing grace; Christ Jesus paid the debt that I could never pay….” Yes, indeed, He paid the full penalty for our sins!

When Adam disobeyed God, the inevitable consequence was spiritual death (Genesis 2:17), which is total severance or separation from God. The Bible says, “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned” (Romans 5:12). However, God immediately introduced the sacrifice of bulls and goats as atonement for sin. This was the order with the children of Israel in the Old Testament, for without the shedding of blood, there couldn’t be remission for sin (Hebrews 9:22).

Nevertheless, the Bible lets us know that the sacrifice of bulls and goats couldn’t take away sin: “For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins” (Hebrews 10:4). God then activated a grand plan for man’s total salvation by sending Jesus Christ. Man’s salvation was consummated when Jesus Christ—the Lamb of God—was offered to take away the sins of the world (John 1:29). The Bible calls Him “the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”

By His death on the Cross, Jesus bore our sins and washed them away with His blood, once and for all time! He paid the ultimate price for sin, which man had incurred without a means of settlement. Hebrews 9:12 says, “Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.”

Christ has paid for the remission of your sins. Now, you’re washed, sanctified, and justified; free from sin, death, and destruction. Glory to God!

CONFESSION
Blessed be God! I’m washed, sanctified, glorified, and justified; I’m the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, because Jesus bore my sins and gave me His righteousness. Now, I’m an associate of the God-kind; a participator in the divine experience, walking in newness of life, and in the light of my righteousness in Christ. Hallelujah!

FURTHER STUDY:
John 3:16; 2 Corinthians 5:19; Romans 5:17-18

1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Luke 17:20-18:1-14 & 1 Samuel 8-10

2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Mark 3:20-35 & Leviticus 19

Rhapsody of Realities 19th April 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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Dead to Sin But Alive to God! – Anglican Communion 19 April 2019

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The Daily Fountain Daily Devotional of the Church Of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) 19 April 2019 – Dead to Sin But Alive to God!

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TOPIC: Dead to Sin But Alive to God!

READ: Romans 6:1-14 King James Version (KJV)

1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?

2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?

4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:

6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.

8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:

9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.

10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.

11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.

13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.

14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

THE MESSAGE:

Paul’s main point in today’s passage is: Consider yourselves to be dead to sin but alive to God through Christ Jesus” (verse 11). When Jesus died to sin on the cross, we died to sin too! His death on the cross paid and atoned for our sins. The old, fallen, wicked and sinful nature was put to death on the cross and rendered ineffective. The flesh, the world and the devil have no control over the children of God. Sin’s penalty is cancelled and its dominion and power broken. When Jesus arose in victory, we also arose in victory – alive to God! The resurrection power makes it possible to live outside sin’s dominion.

Many Christians live in a state of defeat and misery. But this does not have to be true in your life! A man who has received the forgiveness of sins on account of Christ’s crucifixion but who goes back to sin is crucifying Christ all over again. You have been set free by the Lord Jesus Christ and eternally liberated from the power of sin! Do not present your body to be used in any way by the enemy of your soul. To do so is spiritual treason! Instead, yield your life to the Lord Jesus (verses 12-13), as an instrument of glory in His hands today.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, help me to reckon myself dead to sin and to live a victorious life by the power of Your resurrection.

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Basis for Divine Healing By Pastor Paul Enenche

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APRIL 2019 ANOINTING SERVICE – 14TH APRIL 2019
ANCHOR SCRIPTURE(S): ISAIAH 53:1-5
MESSAGE TOPIC: BASIS FOR DIVINE HEALING

SERVICE OBJECTIVES:

  1. Understanding Divine healing
  2. Understanding the causes of ill health
  3. Understanding the scriptural basis for Divine healing

Divine healing is confirmed by Scriptures and verified in contemporary times.

WHAT IS DIVINE HEALING?

  1. Divine healing is the restoration of the body to the state of health and vitality by the Power of God
  2. Divine healing is the recovery of the body from the state of ill health or disease by the Power of God
  3. Divine healing is the repair of damaged system or organ by the Power of God

DIMENSIONS OF DIVINE HEALING:

  1. The reversal of disease process (Acts 10:38)
  2. The rebuke and release of afflicting spirits (Acts 10:38; Luke 4:38-39)
  3. The repair of damaged body parts (John 4:52)
  4. The replacement of destroyed body parts (Matt. 15:30-31)
  5. Restoration to original state (2Kings 5:14)

Also Read: Accessing the Anointing of the Holy Spirit for Conquest! By David Oyedepo

THE CAUSES OF ILL HEALTH:

  1. Enemy attack (afflictions or oppressions) (Acts 10:38: Luke 4:38-39; Ps. 107:20)
  2. Sinful activity (Ps. 107:17; 119:67; 103:1-3; Mark 2:5; Jam. 5:14-16)
  3. Personal negligence or carelessness (Ps. 107:17; Acts 27:34)
    When natural laws are broken, the consequence can be ill health. For example, when people neglect hygienic practices it can bring ill health.
  4. Negative emotion (Prov. 17:22; 14:30; Heb. 12:15)
    The state of your mind affects the state of your health.
  5. Inherited liabilities (Parental/ancestral transfers) (1Pet. 1:18; Gen. 29:31; 25:21; 11:30; Gal. 3:13-14)

THE BASIS FOR DIVINE HEALING:

  1. God the Father identifies Himself as the Physician of His people (Ex. 15:26)
  2. God the Father promised His people restoration for their health as often as it would be needed (Ps. 103:1-3; 107:20; Jer. 30:17)
  3. The Master Jesus is identified as the Healer (Heb. 13:8; Acts 10:38; Matt. 14:14)
  4. The Holy Spirit is identified as Channel of Divine healing (Acts 10:38; Mark 6:13; 1Sam. 16:13)
  5. The church leaders have a God-given responsibility for the healing of the sick in Church (Jam. 5:14-15)

CONCLUSION:

  1. Divine healing is both a possibility and a reality today
  2. Every avoidable cause of ill health must be avoided for the sustenance of healing and health
  3. Strong faith for Divine healing and health must be developed through the possession of strong scriptural revelation

PRAYER
Father, I receive my miracle today

PRAYER FOR THE TEACHERS/TEACHING PROFESSION:

Father, visit the teaching profession in Nigeria and around the world and give us a reformation oh Lord in Jesus’ Name.

Father, visit our government to make policies favourable for the distinction of education in Nigeria, in Jesus’ Name.

Father, breathe upon the teaching profession in Nigeria and upon the teachers here present, use them to impact their generation, and Father uplift them and positon them where they belong, in Jesus’ Name.

PROPHETIC DECLARATIONS FOR THE TEACHING PROFESSION:

  • May God lift your head and engrace you to impact your profession and impact the children that will come in contact with you!
  • May God position you where you belong. You will be a light in your career and you will be positioned in the right place!
  • We use you as a point of contact for a revolution in our education system!
  • May God use you to bring about policies that will revolutionise the teaching profession and the education system in Nigeria.

ANOINTING FOCUS (JEREMIAH 8:22; ISAIAH 10:27):

  • I take authority over every satanic yoke, witchcraft yoke, sickness and disease, inherited liability, everything working on your life not of God, by this anointing, it is broken!
  • By the authority if the One that releases the Balm in Gilead, I declare your liberty today in Jesus’ Name!
  • Today is the day the burden is lifted from off your shoulder and the yoke destroyed by reason of the Anointing

PROPHETIC DECLARATION:

  • Every form of sicknesses in finance, in business and in life is arrested in Jesus’ Name

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Andrew Wommack Devotional 19 April 2019 – Worship Is Warfare

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Topic: Worship Is Warfare [Andrew Wommack Devotional 19 April 2019]

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Mark 5:6, ‘But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him.’

Matthew 8:28-34; Mark 5:1-17; Luke 8:27-39

The word ‘worshipped’ is taken from the Greek word ‘proskuneo’ which means ‘to prostrate oneself in homage to; do reverence to; adore.’ The fact that this tormented man ran to Jesus, and not away from Him, indicates that even ‘demon-possessed’ people have a free will and Satan cannot control an individual without his consent.

Many battles have been fought over whether or not a Christian can be demon possessed. The Greek word for ‘possessed’ literally means ‘to be demonized.’ The Bible makes no clear distinction between degrees of demon activity (such as oppressed, depressed, possessed, etc.), but simply refers to people as being ‘demonized.’ All Christians are fighting against spiritual powers. If we don’t put on the whole armor of God, Satan can certainly affect us or even control us.

The best way to administer deliverance is through God’s Word. As a person receives the Word, it will set him free and also help guard against this situation when the demon tries to come back in with seven other spirits. In severe cases of being demonized, the individual clearly needs the help of a believer, and that’s the reason why Jesus equipped all believers with authority over evil spirits.

Anointed praise and worship will also drive off evil spirits. One thing reserved for God alone is worship, and the devil has always sought that. If he can’t be the one to receive worship, then he seeks to turn others away from giving true worship to the most High God. Praise and worship to the Lord is such a powerful tool against Satan. He can’t stand to see God worshipped. Worship God today in spirit and in truth. The Father seeks those who will worship Him this way. He’s waiting for you.

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 19 April 2019 – Depend on Him

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Topic: Depend on Him [Billy Graham Devotional 19 April 2019]

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I advise you to obey only the Holy Spirit’s instructions. He will tell you where to go and what to do, and then you won’t always be doing the wrong things your evil nature wants you to. — Galatians 5:16 (TLB)

To walk in the Spirit is a challenging and inspiring exercise, for it combines activity with relaxation. To walk means to place one foot in front of the other. If you stop doing this, you are no longer walking-you are standing still. Walking always implies movement, progress, and direction. Sin shall no longer rule or dominate you when you are allowing the Holy Spirit to live Christ’s life through you. It is living by faith, living by trust, living in dependence upon God.

If we look to our own resources, our own strength, or our own ability, as Peter did when he walked on the water, we will fail. You cannot live the Christian life by yourself. The Holy Spirit must live in you and express Himself through you. Living for Christ is a day-by-day experience. It is a continuous dependence upon the Spirit of God. It is believing in His faithfulness.

Prayer for the day: Lord, so often I have walked on my own instead of walking in Your Spirit. Guide my footsteps this day, I pray in Jesus’ name.

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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