Collective Race With An Individual Reward. II.

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DATE: Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

THEME: Collective Race With An Individual Reward. II.

MEMORY VERSE:
“Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded.”
2 Chronicles 15:7.

TODAY’S TEXT:
2 Timothy 1:8-9.
“Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
The opening of this series, indicated that as Christians, our pilgrimage here on earth, is a common one. While our rewards will be based on our individual commitment to the work of the kingdom of God.
Meanwhile, our today’s text charge us as Christians: *”Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord… but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God…according to his own purpose and grace.”* So, shame is one negative feelings that can make one to relent on one’s efforts and commitment to the given assignment.
More so, as we run our race, there will be time, when you staggered and fall, a time when people will mock and abuse you. Beloved, do know that, whatever the affliction that comes your way, the power of God, will sustain you to finish your race, well and strong.
Conclusively, our memory verse expressly encourage us to be strong, diligent and committed till the end. For our work will surely be rewarded. And if we work together, we are bound to achieve great things together. Knowing full well that, our individual reward, will be great from God. May you be strong and diligent in the work of the kingdom of God in Jesus name. Amen.

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

DAILY CONFESSION:
I will not be put to shame. I will be strong and diligent in my duties.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, the good work you have called me into, by grace, I will not fail you. Help me Lord, to remain strong, diligent and committed till the end in Jesus name. Amen.

The Coming Of The King.

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DATE: Saturday, April 27, 2019.

THEME: The Coming Of The King.

MEMORY VERSE:
“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”
Revelation 3:20.

TODAY’S TEXT:
Matthew 25:5-6.
“While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
Every journey has it starting point, although the end to each differs. In life, there are numerous journey one has to make, in order to be fulfilled. And these journeys varies for an individual, for some it is short, some moderate and others may have it lengthy.
Meanwhile as Christians, our journey here is determined by our commander; Jesus Christ. And the good news is that Jesus Christ; our commander, is the coming king.
Our today’s text reveals that, “While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.” A king is a man of many parts, a man that requires the attention of every sector of his kingdom. He was on his timeline and not with individuals timetable. And whoever that requires his attention, must be ready to pay the price.
Furthermore, the King Himself expressly declared to you and I saying: “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” (Revelation 22:12-13.)
In conclusion, the king when He comes, will be standing by, awaiting your invitation to come in or not. Wellbeloved, let’s kindly examine ourselves, in line with the coming of our Lord, saviour and king. The question is, When I died or He comes today, will I meet with Him? May you and I, not miss His coming in Jesus name. Amen.

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

DAILY CONFESSION:
I will be readily prepared for the coming of my King.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, you are the King of kings. Please Lord, help me to be prepared and ready for your coming. And may my efforts in waiting not be a waste in Jesus name. Amen.

Thou Anoints My Head.

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DATE: Thursday, April 25, 2019.

THEME: Thou Anoints My Head.

MEMORY VERSE:
“Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.”
Psalms 23:5.

TODAY’S TEXT:
Psalms 133:2-3
“It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
David said, “Thou anoints my head with oil, and my cup runs overflow.” The truth is that, David experienced dryness at the tender age, while he was nurturing his father’s flock. His wilderness experience exposed him to many dangers and he was able to note, the importance of freshness and refreshing season please. The fatigue of tendering livestock in a dusty, windy environment and dangerous wilderness, full of wild animals.
Notwithstanding, Anointing is the impartation of grace and gifts, flowing from the head, to the toes. Mostly, for supernatural abilities by God.
More so, the Psalmist says: “O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, *thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.”* (Psalms 140:7) Invariably, anointing serves as a covering in the day of battle. This was David’s testimonial against the Lion and the Bear attack.
Furthermore, as anointing guarantee sure protection from God against the enemies. In it God commands His blessings. A declaration made by God concerning you and I saying: _”Touch not my anointed, and do my prophet no harm.”_(Psalm 105:15) To be anointed is to be set apart for a special assignment. It is to be endowed with virtues, opportunities, and an elevation to a higher office or position.
Conclusively, when the anointing on David’s head manifested, he moved sporadically into greater glory and fulfilled destiny. You and I need to call on God, daily to anoint our heads for greatness, once it is done, you are unstoppable. This day, may you be anointed for greatness in Jesus name. Amen.

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

DAILY CONFESSION:
Thou O Lord, anoint my head for greatness.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, please let me not run out of fresh oil. Anoints my head with grace and favour that will propelled me into greatness and destiny in Jesus name. Amen.

Key Into The Vision. IV.

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DATE: Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

THEME: Key Into The Vision. IV.

MEMORY VERSE:
“I will go down with thee into Egypt; and I will also surely bring thee up again: and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes.”
Genesis 46:4.

TODAY’S TEXT:
Genesis 46:2-4.
“And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said, Here am I. And he said, I am God, the God of thy father: fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation: I will go down with thee into Egypt; and I will also surely bring thee up again: and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
Vision preempts success that is borne out of revelation or conception. Yesterday, we considered Habakkuk’s determination to watch and get set, moreover his preparedness for the vision of great time to come.
However, our desire to be the best, we want to be, is of no doubt that we believe greatly in ourselves. Knowing that, _”if we can think it, we can achieve it.”_
Meanwhile, at a time pass, Jacob after learning of Joseph’s demise, would have wished that the hands of time, could be turned back, and him seeing Joseph again, hale and hearty in his arms. Beloved, there is hope, you just keep hope alive, you can never tell, what surprise God has in-store for you.
Furthermore, in our today’s text, God reiterates his plans to make Jacob, a great nation, even in a strange land. Dear friend, what is that good vision of yours concerning your life, your family, your community and the church of God? Beloved in Christ, be determined to key into it, till it comes to pass.
Conclusively, no matter how long it takes, for your good vision to be realised, don’t forget that God is with you. He is ready and willing go with you, all the way. May God continue to be with you always as you desire greatness in Jesus name. Amen.

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

DAILY CONFESSION:
If God be with me, who can be against me.

PRAYER POINT:
Father please, continue to keep me in your love all the days of my life. May I not loose the sight of your presence, as I pursue my vision of greatness in Jesus name. Amen.

Key Into The Vision. III.

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DATE: Monday, April 22, 2019.

THEME: Key Into The Vision. III.

MEMORY VERSE:
“For there shall be no more any vain vision nor flattering divination within the house of Israel.
Ezekiel 12:24.

TODAY’S TEXT:
Habakkuk 2:1-3.
“I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved. And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
The last part of this series, dwelled on the divine purpose concerning vision. We highlighted two of this purposes: They are directional purpose; basically to give directive on the way to go, at any given time and charge purpose; which is to admonished and encourage the beloved not to relent, but to continue the good work.
However, our today’s text reveals prophet Habakkuk’s determination to watch and get set for what God is set to do. And how to key into God’s instructions.
Nevertheless, God informed him to take good note of the already given divine revelations. For its manifestation, is for a set time. A time allotted for its fulfillment and realisation.
Furthermore, although it may seem eternity to be realised, just wait for it. It will surely come to pass, wait patiently for it. God will not lie and that He had promised to do, He will do at the appointed time.
In conclusion, our memory verse expressly stated the mind of God. Saying: “In the midst of the people of God, there will be no vain vision. A vain vision, is that vision, that has no purpose, a vision that has no positive impact, and it is not from God. May God bless you with a purposeful vision this season in Jesus name. Amen.

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

DAILY CONFESSION:
I have a purposeful vision with a set time to manifest.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, you are the God of purpose. Help me Lord, to wait patiently for my purposeful God-given vision to manifest in Jesus name. Amen.

Key Into The Vision. I.

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DATE: Thursday, April 18, 2019.

THEME: Key Into The Vision. I.

MEMORY VERSE:
“After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.”
Genesis 15:1.

TODAY’S TEXT:
Acts 16:9-10.
“And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us. And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavoured to go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
Vision is an ideal or a goal toward which one aspires. Also, it can be defined to be: A religious or mystical experience of supernatural appearance. Therefore, in this new series, we shall be looking at vision from both angle of personal idea and mystical experience.
Vision can be referred to as, ” _What you perceives to be a great ideal, you aspire to achieve.”_
More so, vision can be, “Divine revelation, about the things to come, given in preparedness for its fulfilment.
Furthermore, vision can be classified into categories: Divine Vision, Personal Vision, Community Vision, Inherited or Acquired Vision and so on.
Conclusively, as children of God, vision serves to align us, with the divine plan and purpose. It acts as a guide to a better future, if properly followed and embraced. May God help us, to continue to key ourselves to divine relevation and vision in Jesus name. Amen.

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

DAILY CONFESSION:
I am a visionary leader in my generation.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, help me to uphold the divine revelation through vision. And may I not loose my vision in Jesus name. Amen.

The Haunted Ones. VI.

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DATE: Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

THEME: The Haunted Ones. VI.

MEMORY VERSE:
“And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.”
Acts 7:60.

TODAY’S TEXT:
Acts 7:57-59.
Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord, And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man’s feet, whose name was Saul. And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
Yesterday, we saw a group of zealous people; who openly professed that they will not eat nor drink, till they had killed Paul. However, Paul used to be this zealous, going from one place to the other killing people who followed the new way.
Moreover, before Paul’s conversion, he was an ardent supporter of the Jewish tradition, that kicked against the new way. And Paul was the commandant that signed Stephen’s death warrant and confirmed it’s execution.
Meanwhile, at the point of death, Stephen’s death seems inconsequential to his executors, but the effect of it was severe on them, in no distant time.
Notwithstanding, Stephen was stoned, he was in great agony, he saw the end of his life coming faster and he prayed to God to receive his spirit, a prayer which God honour immediately.
Conclusively, our memory verse, points out the great virtue portraits by Stephen. He emulates Jesus on forgiveness by forgiven his executors. The truth is that, _’When you forgive those who sinned against you, you receive forgiveness from God.’_ (Matthew 6:14) May you receive grace to forgive those, who haunts or persecute you in Jesus name. Amen.

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

DAILY CONFESSION:
Forgive us as we forgive, those who trespass against us.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, you are a loving God. Help me to show love to all, irrespective of their attitude towards me. And oh Lord, give me grace to forgive those who sins against me in Jesus name. Amen.

The Haunted Ones. IV.

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DATE: Monday, April 15, 2019.

THEME:
The Haunted Ones. IV.

MEMORY VERSE:
“And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.”
Acts 12:7.

TODAY’S TEXT:
Acts 12:1-3.
“Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church. And he killed James the brother of John with the sword. And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.)”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
In the last part of this series, we considered Jeremiah’s good work and patience. We saw conspiracy against his good work and ministry. How people, he cared for repaid him with lies, with uproar, with imprisonment, with scourging and so on.
Notwithstanding, our today’s text further informed us of how a certain King Herod, rose against the church, in order to please a group of over zealous people. He killed Apostle James Zebedee, to haunt the early church. More so, he wanted to kill Apostle Simon Peter; who he put in prison, to be executed on a particular feast day.
Furthermore beloved in Christ, this is a pointer that the enemy is never satisfied, he is always wanting to cause more havoc. However, if we don’t take our rightful place in Christ Jesus, by standing in the gap for one another, the enemy may continue to have it’s way.
Conclusively, reading the passage further, you will realise that God sent an Angel to liberate Peter. An answer to the prayer of the church for him. When you pray for me, and I pray for you, together we destroy the devices of the haunter. May the good Lord intervene in our situation: as we move in one accord in Jesus name. Amen.

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

DAILY CONFESSION:
Holy Spirit; the Comforter, set me on fire, for the unity of the body of Christ.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, help the church to be in one accord, with unity of purpose. Oh Lord, may the enemy not sieve me away before my time in Jesus name. Amen

The Haunted Ones. IV.

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DATE: Monday, April 15, 2019.

THEME:
The Haunted Ones. IV.

MEMORY VERSE:
“And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.”
Acts 12:7.

TODAY’S TEXT:
Acts 12:1-3.
“Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church. And he killed James the brother of John with the sword. And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.)”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
In the last part of this series, we considered Jeremiah’s good work and patience. We saw conspiracy against his good work and ministry. How people, he cared for repaid him with lies, with uproar, with imprisonment, with scourging and so on.
Notwithstanding, our today’s text further informed us of how a certain King Herod, rose against the church, in order to please a group of over zealous people. He killed Apostle James Zebedee, to haunt the early church. More so, he wanted to kill Apostle Simon Peter; who he put in prison, to be executed on a particular feast day.
Furthermore beloved in Christ, this is a pointer that the enemy is never satisfied, he is always wanting to cause more havoc. However, if we don’t take our rightful place in Christ Jesus, by standing in the gap for one another, the enemy may continue to have it’s way.
Conclusively, reading the passage further, you will realise that God sent an Angel to liberate Peter. An answer to the prayer of the church for him. When you pray for me, and I pray for you, together we destroy the devices of the haunter. May the good Lord intervene in our situation: as we move in one accord in Jesus name. Amen.

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

DAILY CONFESSION:
Holy Spirit; the Comforter, set me on fire, for the unity of the body of Christ.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, help the church to be in one accord, with unity of purpose. Oh Lord, may the enemy not sieve me away before my time in Jesus name. Amen

The Haunted Ones. III.

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DATE: Saturday, April 13, 2019.

THEME: The Haunted Ones. III.

MEMORY VERSE:
“…When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.”
Isaiah 59:19.

TODAY’S TEXT:
Jeremiah 18:18, 20.
“Then said they, Come, and let us devise devices against Jeremiah… Come, and let us smite him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words. Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have digged a pit for my soul. Remember that I stood before thee to speak good for them, and to turn away thy wrath from them.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
In the last part of this series, we saw the righteous Job; a man that fear God and eschew evil. Notwithstanding, Satan haunted him to the level, that his wife was fed up and she asked him to curse God in order to die and be free of his predicament.
However, our today’s text, present us with the evil counsel established against prophet Jeremiah to haunt him. The enemies devised means to silence him, rendered him useless and fruitless.
Meanwhile, despite their lies, their uproar, their imprisonment and beating, Jeremiah remain good to them and he focused on what God has to say, to his generation.
Furthermore, the scripture says: “Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.”
(Matthew 23:31) So, this is the pointer that the children of the wicked one, inherits wickedness, therefore, children of the righteous, should definitely inherits righteousness. Let ensure our wards, inherits from us, the fear of God and righteousness.
Finally, our memory verse expressly stated that, “…When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.” Dear friend, be rest assured that you are not alone, God got your back. May the spirit of God, continue to raise a standard against every flood, the enemies sends your way in Jesus name. Amen.

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

DAILY CONFESSION:
God is for me, let no man trouble me.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, you never leave your own helpless, you are instant help in time of need. Oh Lord, no matter how bad is the situation, let help arise for me instantly in Jesus name. Amen.