The Satanic Dragnet. III.

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DATE: Thursday, February 28, 2019.

THEME: The Satanic Dragnet. III.

MEMORY VERSE:
“The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.”
Proverbs 22:14.

TODAY’S TEXT:
Proverbs 5:3-6.
“For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil: But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword. Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell. Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
Yesterday, we observed that the love of money, is a dragnet or one of the tricks Satan mastermind to drag soul to hell with him. Though, money is important to us as human, the more reason the Bible says: “But money answereth all things.” (Ecclesiastes 10:19b) Only that the love of money is bad.
Meanwhile, today we will be looking at another dragnet of the devil, which is strange women (strange men). A strange women or men, is the person that is not your lawful spouse, that you engaged in romantic affairs or copulation.
However, at creation, the creator create them man and woman. God hates adultery: which is having coition with another married or unmarried person, besides your own spouse.
More so, our today’s text declared that, the lips of a strange woman (or man) drop as an honeycomb, and his or her mouth is smoother than oil. A wicked man or woman, will tell you fascinating words, just to sweep you off your guard and land you into destruction. Furthermore, dear friend, for those that practice adultery, will experience the reward of it. For his or her end is bitter, his or her feet go down to death and his or her step to hell.
In conclusion, beloved in Christ, our memory verse expressly stated that, ‘ _the mouth of strange women is a deep pit and anyone that disregard God’s commandments, shall fall victim.’_ Though, the attraction to a strange woman or man may be subtle and noiseless, as a net that is drag under the water, which caught up with is victim unknowingly, but a child of God, must be at alert and sensitive always. May you and I be contented with God’s gifts for our lives in Jesus name. Amen.

God bless you. *Jesus is coming very soon.* Be prepared.

DAILY CONFESSION:
By His grace, never will I cast my garment with a strange woman or man.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, help me to be sensitive and at alert always in order to wade off, every satanic manipulations against my life in Jesus name. Amen.

The Satanic Dragnet. II.

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DATE: Wednesday, February 27, 2019.

THEME: THE SATANIC DRAGNET. II.

MEMORY VERSE:
“Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me, and the gins of the workers of iniquity.”
Psalms 141:9

TODAY’S TEXT:
1 Timothy 6:9-10.
“But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
Beloved, in the opening of this series, we considered what net is all about. We saw that net is drag practically for entrapment. It is a satanic medium of bondage and captivity.
Meanwhile, our today’s text revealed that, as many that want to be rich by all means, fall into temptation and a snare. It speaks of the certainty of foolish and hurtful lusts, capable of draging men and women to destruction. It also emphasizes the love of money, as the root of all evil.
Furthermore, it says, *”Which some coveted after, and erred from faith, and pierced themselves with many sorrows.”* Nevertheless, to desire riches is a good thing, for Money is good to have and to send on positive errands. Child of God, but to be ruled by money, or to be blindfolded by riches and the desire to be rich, is one of the dragnets of Satan against humanity, a tool to drag many to the pit of hell.
Conclusively, our memory verse, pray a prayer of divine safety and security from workers of iniquity, saying: “Keep me from snares, which they have laid for me, and the gins of the workers of iniquity.” Dear friend, may satan not use our desire for a better life, to drag us out of God’s grace and presence into destruction in Jesus name. Amen.

God bless you. *Jesus is coming very soon.* Be prepared.

DAILY CONFESSION:
I shall not be caught, in any satanic dragnet to hell.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, I know in blessing, you will bless me. May my desire for a better life, not turn to a snare that will drag me out of your presence in Jesus name. Amen.

The Satanic Dragnet. I.

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DATE: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2019.

THEME: THE SATANIC DRAGNET. I.

MEMORY VERSE:
“Shall they therefore empty their net, and not spare continually to slay the nations?”
Habakkuk 1:17.

TODAY’S TEXT:
Habakkuk 1:14-16.
“And makest men as the fishes of the sea, as the creeping things, that have no ruler over them? They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their drag: therefore they rejoice and are glad. Therefore they sacrifice unto their net, and burn incense unto their drag; because by them their portion is fat, and their meat plenteous.

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
When you go to the Sea or Riverside, you will see fishermen rowing their boats of different sizes and shapes on the sea: both manually and mechanically. And their being on the sea, is not for sight seeing, nor to while away time, but for serious business of fishing.
Meanwhile, to catch-up good number of fishes, they have move away from era of hooks and baits. Knowing full well that, the fishes may decide to bypass the bait or carefully and systematically eat the bait without getting caught. This achaic method is inefficient to cater for the present age needs.
More reason, men developed a more efficient and effective method, such as the use of net. Therefore, a net is A DEVICE MADE FROM SUCH MESH, USED FOR CATCHING FISH, BUTTERFLIES, ETC. IT’S A DEVICE GENERALLY USED FOR TRAPPING SOMETHING.
Furthermore, our memory verse ask of the evil one’s saying: “Shall they therefore empty their net, and not spare continually to slay the nations?” For their mission is to steal, kill and destroyed. (John 10:10)
In conclusion, beloved in Christ, the plan of Satan is to make men, like fishes of the sea, catching them with his widespread dragnet for destruction. May you not be victim of Satanic dragnet in Jesus name. Amen.

God bless you. *Jesus is coming very soon.* Be prepared.

DAILY CONFESSION:
I refuse to be a victim of Satanic dragnet.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, you are a good God. Always available to save, as many that call on your name. Save me Lord, from whatever satanic dragnet, I might be into in Jesus name. Amen.

THE CHRISTIAN PENULTIMATE.

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DATE: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2019.

THEME: THE CHRISTIAN PENULTIMATE.

MEMORY VERSE:
“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment”
Hebrews 9: 27.

TODAY’S TEXT:
Hebrews 10:22-25.
“Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
The sequence of events in the life of an ordinary man and other beings terminates at death. This is believe to marks an end to human life or whatever that has life. Dear friend, it is nothing compared to sleeping at any point in time of the day: be it morning, afternoon, evening or night time.
Nevertheless, to a genuine Christian; a child of God; for an heavenly minded individual, it is not so. Death isn’t an end, but a prequel to the end. The main reason, why our today’s memory verse, says; *”And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment”*
And sequel to the above, our today’s text, encourage us to draw near with a true heart, with faith, with love, with faithful fellowship, exaltation and preparedness for the day is approaching.
Furthermore, beloved in Christ Jesus, the scripture says, “So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; *and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time* without sin unto salvation.” Hebrew 9: 27-28. Conclusively, therefore, death is not the end, but seconded to the end, for after death, still comes judgement. And when the death comes, will it be to life eternity, or second death? Now that we are alive, let amend our way with our Maker through Christ Jesus. Ezekiel 18:32 says; _”For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.”_ May you receive grace and mercy before death come your way in Jesus name. Amen.

God bless you. *Jesus is coming very soon.* Be prepared.

DAILY CONFESSION:
I receive grace and mercy of God, to die in holiness and in peace.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, surely physical death will come. Oh Lord, help me to prepare daily for it in Righteousness, and with joy of heaven in Jesus name. Amen.

THE ISTANBUL STRADDLE

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DATE: Thursday, February 21, 2019.

THEME: THE ISTANBUL STRADDLE.

MEMORY VERSE:
“And some days after Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us go again and visit our brethren in every city where we have preached the word of the Lord, and see how they do.”
Acts 15:36.

TODAY’S TEXT:
1 Peter 1:1, 6-7.
“Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
By the way, today’s theme talks about Istanbul been a connector of two continents.
Notwithstanding, according to Google, Istanbul is a major city in Turkey, it straddles across Europe and Asia. It was at a point in time, under Byzantine, Roman and Ottoman empires. It is noteworthy, that Istanbul was formerly referred to as Byzantium, Constanstinople now Istanbul.
Meanwhile, Istanbul is an Arabic calqued of Constanstinople, with an Arabic ending meaning ‘place of’ instead of the Greek element -polis.
Nevertheless, after the Ottoman conquest 1453, it used as the most formal official name in Ottoman Turkish, and remained in use throughout most of the time up to the fall of the Empire in 1923.
Beloved, a precious vessel is always attractive to all and sundry. And it can only be maintained by the man, who cherished it most.
In the same vein, you are a precious vessel that God created, cherished and love. Although the world, Satan, fleshy desires want to possess, rob and degraded that glorious you. Dear friend, dont forget that God got your back, as long as you hold firmly to that which is from God.
Finally, in our today’s memory verse, Paul said to Barnabas, “Let us go again and visit our brethren in every city, where we have preached the word of the Lord, and see how they do.” In like manner, as Christians, it is imperative to revisit our faith level and that of our converts. Doing this often, will help to know our stand in Christian faith and guide us against double standard. May God bless you with grace to cross-examine yourself positively always in Jesus name. Amen.

God bless you. Jesus is coming very soon. Be prepared.

DAILY CONFESSION:
I am a precious vessel, created, cherished and love by God.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, help me to stand in faith. May I not loose my glory, my fragrance, my joy and my sweetness, due to double standard of living in Jesus name. Amen.

THE BROKEN EGGS.

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DATE: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2019.

THEME: THE BROKEN EGGS.

MEMORY VERSE:
“Can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt? or is there any taste in the white of an egg?”
Job 6:6.

TODAY’S TEXT:
James 3:5-6.
“Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
A story was told of a trader, who always asked her son, to deliver two eggs to a consistent customer; who buys two eggs daily. On a fateful day, the little boy was reluctant to deliver the eggs, for he was irritated by the man’s little daily purchase. But the mother encouraged him to go and said, “You can never tell, what that little purchase is to this family.”
Nevertheless, the boy in order not to be ask to deliver eggs to this man again, decided on his way, to break the eggs. And when the man inquire about the broken eggs, the young boy, abused the man and ask him not to disturb them again, and as he turned to go, the as usual gave him the daily package for his mother. He grumbly collected it.
And on getting home, “How did it go?” the mother asked. “I am sure, the man will not be buying with us again.” He replied.
“Tell me, what happened to him?” The mother asked out of curiousity. “I broke the eggs, and I told him to stop bothering you with his little purchase of two eggs everyday. He answered.
Meanwhile, the mother was perplexed, confused and angry by the time he finished speaking. However, with a motherly love and little smile on her face, the mother said, “I want you to know that, if not for that man, you wouldn’t be here today. If not for him, I will not be in business anymore. He was the one, who stood by me to defend me some years ago, when I was attacked by the bandits with you in my womb. The bandits wanted to use me for ritual, they killed your father, but this man fought them with all his strength and he prevailed. Don’t forget, it came with a price that conditioned him to that shape, and everyday he pays for your feeding from his allowance, and your taking eggs to him, is only to get your daily allowance from him. By the time, the mother finished talking, the boy was speechless and surprised by the level of this genuine love towards him, he was ashamed of himself, for his insensitive to the man condition. The thought of what the man had done for his family, love and care without knowing them from Adam overflow in his little heart.
In like manner, Jesus paid the price for our redemption, and he daily supplies our needs, and ask grateful people, we must meditate on his love daily.
While, our memory verse, expressly talk about our reaction to life differently. And what you don’t appreciate, will depreciate before you know it.
Finally, our today’s text warn us about the tongue, though small, it can set our whole body on fire. And words, when spoken is like a broken egg, that cannot be reassembled. May God bless us with grace to tame our tongues now and always in Jesus name. Amen.

God bless you. Jesus is coming very soon. Be prepared.

DAILY CONFESSION:
I will put a guard on my lips, that I may tame my tongue.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, hold me by your right hand. Help me to understand that you are busy working on my behalf, and let me, not act foolishly against your plans for my life in Jesus name. Amen.

THE ANOINTED BACKSLIDER. VII.

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DATE: Sunday, February 17, 2019.

THEME: THE ANOINTED BACKSLIDER. VII.

MEMORY VERSE:
“For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica…”
2 Timothy 4:10.

TODAY’S TEXT:
“But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God. And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
Yesterday, we saw Judas Iscariot; an Apostle that performed signs and wonders, who later betrayed Jesus, by selling Him to the enemies. He eventually died by hanging himself.
As we consider, the last part of this series today, we will be looking at two anointed characters simultaneously: Ananias and Demas . These two individuals, were ministers of the gospel and were notable among the disciples of their time.
Notwithstanding, Ananias was a devoted man, who sold his properties to support the church, but he fell into satanic trap of fear of the unknown, he lied in order to cater for the unknown.
More so, Demas was a useful co-worker with Paul, who laboured with Paul on his various missionary journey, until when he deserted him for the worldly enjoyment.
However, Luke 11:35 warn us to, “Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.” Ananias and Demas despite their exploits in the church, did not finish well. They Backslided and their paths was closed against righteousness. Furthermore, the scripture says in 1 Corinthians 10:12,
“Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.” As christians, we must hold firm our belief in Christ Jesus, even in the face of life adversities.
Conclusively, “…know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” (James 4:4). May we be blessed with grace to remain God’s friends and not enemies, may we finish well and our reward may we not missed in Jesus name. Amen.

God bless you. Jesus is coming very soon. Be prepared.

DAILY CONFESSION:
I receive grace to finish well and strong my christian journey.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, may the attraction from the world, not take me away from your grace. Help me Lord, to make it to heaven at last in Jesus name. Amen.

THE ANOINTED BACKSLIDER. VI.

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DATE: Saturday, February 16, 2019.

THEME: THE ANOINTED BACKSLIDER. VI.

MEMORY VERSE:
“And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.”
Matthew 27:5.

TODAY’S TEXT:
Matthew 26:14-16. “Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver. And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
Yesterday, we considered Zedekiah, a national prophet of his time, who was beclouded with the king’s dainties and goodies. He failed to note, the departure of the spirit of God, and to use a much obedient and available young Micaiah. (1 Kings 22:23-25) That is, it is possible, for one to be acting in the old anointing without noticing.
Meanwhile, today we want to look at an anointed Apostle that Backslided, all because of money. Of the truth, money is good, but certainly the scripture says in 1 Timothy 6:10, “For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”
Nevertheless, our today’s text show us, how Judas Iscariot thought of swindling the Jewish authority. He asked them, What will you give me, and I will deliver him to you? With the mind of showing Jesus to them, and leave, believing that Jesus will slip away from their hand, as it happens before. (John 8:59, Luke 4:30) But, it was not so.
Finally beloved in Christ, Jesus allowed himself to be taken away. And Judas heard of it, he returned the money, but instead of asking the God, for mercy, he committed suicide and end his life shamefully. May you and I not end shamefully in Jesus name. Amen.

God bless you. Jesus is coming very soon. Be prepared.

DAILY CONFESSION:
I will not allow money or past successes to blindfold me.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, the giver of life. Help me to continue to cherish the life you gave me. In your mercy, may I not end shamefully in Jesus name. Amen

ANOINTED BACKSLIDER. V

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DATE: Friday, February 15, 2019.

THEME: ANOINTED BACKSLIDER. V.

MEMORY VERSE:
“And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made him horns of iron: and he said, Thus saith the LORD, With these shalt thou push the Syrians, until thou have consumed them.”
1 Kings 22:11.

TODAY’S TEXT:
1 Kings 22:23-25. “Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil concerning thee. But Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went near, and smote Micaiah on the cheek, and said, Which way went the Spirit of the LORD from me to speak unto thee? And Micaiah said, Behold, thou shalt see in that day, when thou shalt go into an inner chamber to hide thyself.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
In the last part of this series, we saw Elisha’s apprentice by name Gehazi; who because of what man can offer, loose the possible double portion of Elisha’s anointing that await him.
Dear friend, self gratification as against God’s time and blessings, can lead to one destruction, as it was for Gehazi.
Meanwhile, Zedekiah with the other prophets could not perceive the move of the spirit of God out of their lives. Their minds were beclouded with ephemeral things, that the king supplies them daily, they most importantly, failed to warn the king. Moreover, they were with certainty of mind, that God will grant the two Kings victory.
More so, Zedekiah employ human wisdom or calculative intelligence, to make Iron horn for the king. That by plowing it, the enemies will flee. Sadly, were easily possessed by lying spirits from the spirit realm, because the connect to the spirit realm, in order to service the king and not God anyone.
Furthermore, our today’s text revealed that at one point in time, Zedekiah was use by God, but he was ignorance to the time, that he Backslides and God’s spirit departed from him. Which made him to say openly, “Which way went the Spirit of the LORD from me to speak unto thee?
In conclusion, beloved in Christ, backsliding is not a sudden act, but a gradual movement away from God. Do know that, it requires daily self examination to checkmate it. The fact that, a prophet, priest, pastor or evangelist mount the pulpit, does not warrant God’s blessings to his listener. May you and I not be replaced in Jesus name. Amen.

God bless you. Jesus is coming very soon. Be prepared.

DAILY CONFESSION:
I shall not be replaced.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, you are a Faith God. Help me, to remain faithful to my calling. And may I not be replaced in Jesus name. Amen.

Daily Digest 13 February 2019.

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DATE: Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

THEME: ANOINTED BACKSLIDER. IV.

MEMORY VERSE:
“Then he said to Gehazi, Gird up thy loins, and take my staff in thine hand, and go thy way: if thou meet any man, salute him not; and if any salute thee, answer him not again: and lay my staff upon the face of the child.”
2 Kings 4:29.

TODAY’S TEXT:
2 Kings 5:25-27.
“But he went in, and stood before his master. And Elisha said unto him, Whence comest thou, Gehazi? And he said, Thy servant went no whither. And he said unto him, Went not mine heart with thee, when the man turned again from his chariot to meet thee? Is it a time to receive money, and to receive garments, and oliveyards, and vineyards, and sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and maidservants? The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed for ever. And he went out from his presence a leper as white as snow.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
In the last part of this series, we considered the story of the young prophet from Judah to Samaria. How he did signs and wonders, that his fame spread throughout the land of Samaria. He was destroyed through the lies from a supposed old prophet of God, who deceived him and made him to go against God’s instructions. Sadly, he was killed by a ravaging Lion. (1Kings 13: 1-22)
Nevertheless, today we will be looking at another young man with prospect of having multiple of Elisha’s anointing. And perform greater works than Elijah and Elisha combined.
Notwithstanding, our memory verse, speak of him, holding Elisha’s anointed staff. However, other scriptures talk of him witnessing great signs and wonders performed through Elisha.
More sor, Gehazi would have heard, how Elisha receive double portion of Elijah’s anointing. And with the desire to take over from Elisha with double portion grace.
Meanwhile, our today’s text, show us how he allowed self gratification blindfolded him of the glory ahead. Satan use gifts and lies to robbed him of a great grace, and he successfully bring generational curse on his lineage.
Finally, beloved in Christ, we all know that gifts is good, but let’s not forget that as spiritual beings, getting gifts at the wrong time, can be dangerous and can spelt doom for our calling. Also, it is important to note, that when we did wrong, let confess our wrongdoing. Gehazi was asked of his whereabout, he denies leaving his post. How I wish, he said the truth, the storyline might have been different today. May you not loose the glory ahead of you in Jesus name. Amen.

God bless you. Jesus is coming very soon. Be prepared.

DAILY CONFESSION:
I will focus on God, and not on what man can give me, against God’s plan.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, help me to focus on the glory ahead of me. May I not like Gehazi loose divine mandate and greater opportunity to excel in all areas of life in Jesus name. Amen.