The Lost Son.

THE NARROW WAY DAILY DIGEST.

DATE: Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

THEME: The Lost Son.

MEMORY VERSE:
“For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.”
Luke 15:24.

TODAY’S TEXT:
Luke 15:20-21.
“And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
From the two previous editions, we have been able to see, from the scripture through the parables of our Lord Jesus Christ, of the lost of coin (Luke 15:8-10) and that of the lost sheep (Luke 15:4-6).
However, these parables reminds us of God, as a faithful and loving father, who diligently seek for the lost, and who awaits our return through repentance. However, with a genuine heart of reunion with our source, meeting with an unexpected token of God’s forgiving love from above, makes us a better vessels.
Furthermore, the mercy and grace of God in Christ, shines brightly in the tender and gentle heart of repented sinner.
In conclusion, at a point in time, although, we stray away from our source, and were exposed to ruin and destruction, beloved, it is good to key close to God’s grace and mercy available to all. And for those that avail themselves of it’s abundance, they will forever be grateful. May you and I always find our steps back to God in Jesus name. Amen.

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

DAILY CONFESSION:
The grace and mercy of God, will continue to speak for me.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, wherever I go to, may I not loose my steps back to you. Help me Lord, to remain in You, no matter how big I may seem to be, in Jesus name. Amen.

The Lost Sheep.

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DATE: Sunday, June 23, 2019.

THEME: The Lost Sheep.

MEMORY VERSE:
“And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.”
Luke 15:6.

TODAY’S TEXT:
Luke 15:4-5.
“What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
In the last edition, we observed the great value God placed on each and everyone of us in the parable of the lost coin. We saw how God meticulously seek for our return to Him in earnest, after straying away from Him.
However, our today’s text, present us with another parable told by our Lord Jesus Christ, of one sheep that got lost out of the hundred sheep, and his genuine love for the one out of hundred missing sheep; the good shepherd left the remaining ninety-nine sheep, to seek for just one missing sheep.
Furthermore, the parable of the lost sheep is very applicable to great work of man’s redemption. That the lost souls need urgent attention and care, a duty for you and me to carry out daily.
In conclusion, the lost soul, is a departed soul from God. And such soul, is exposed to certain ruin. Beloved, to go out of God’s presence is dangerous, if not brought back to God’s presence, and still not willing to return. The truth is that, Jesus Christ; the good shepherd is earnest in bringing sinner’s home. May the lost souls around us, find grace to return to the good shepherd in Jesus name. Amen.

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

DAILY CONFESSION:
I will not loose my salvation and divine security.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, give me the grace to remain in you, till the end of time. And may the good and great work of man’s redemption, not be a waste in my life in Jesus name. Amen.

The Lost Coin.

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DATE: Friday, June 21, 2019.

THEME: The Lost Coin.

MEMORY VERSE:
“Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.”
Luke 15:10.

TODAY’S TEXT:
Luke 15:8-9.
“Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it? And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
Coin is a piece of currency usually of metallic and in the body shape of a circle but sometimes polygonal or having a hole in the middle. Coin was a common currency in the past centuries, before the introduction of modern paper or poly note currency available in all countries. And this coin, serves as a legal tender to trade with, without which you cannot buy or sell.
Meanwhile, this parable told by our Lord Jesus Christ of a lost coin, which was lost, teaches us a great lesson of a great value God placed on us as individuals. Although, the coin that was lost, is small in value considering the amount of coins left with the woman.
However, the woman still put all her strength, wisdom and searching resources together till she finds it. Beloved in Christ, this implies that, God makes use of various means and methods available to bring lost souls home to Himself.
Furthermore, the saviour’s joy on their return to Him, is extremely great and immesurable. And as Christians, we must always ensure that our repentance is unto salvation.
Conclusively, until you are found in Christ Jesus, you are use less, and worth less in purpose. There will always be time to be lost and time to be found, but when you are found, please don’t stray away from the place of grace. And in case it happens, do know that there is always great joy in Heaven, when you repent and committed to holy living. You can’t afford to be lost forever in eternity. May God’s grace continue to abound in your life in Jesus name. Amen.

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

DAILY CONFESSION:
By His grace, I will be committed to holy living, I cannot afford to be lost in eternity.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, in your mercy, bring me out of anything that will make me to be lost in eternity. And let your grace be sufficient for me, that when I am lost, may I be found by You in Jesus name. Amen.

Shall I Not Visit These Things. I

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DATE: Thursday, June 13, 2019.

THEME: Shall I Not Visit For These Things? I.

MEMORY VERSE:
“Shall I not visit for these things? saith the LORD: and shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?”
Jeremiah 5:9.

TODAY’S TEXT:
Genesis 18:20-21.
“And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous; I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
A merchant was told of his senior employees wickedness and nonchallant attitude towards the junior staff and customers. Many that were sacked had to travel miles to register their grievances before the merchant in his hometown, in addition to countless complaints from the customers.
Meanwhile, from time to time, the merchant do send messengers, who works directly with Him to the officials, but they returned injured or not return at all.
However, because he is a just man, He decided to go visiting, to see things for himself. And so as to establish the truth of the matter and do justice to all according to their work.
Beloved in Christ, in the same manner, our today’s text revealed God’s decision to visit Sodom and Gomorrah, in order to ascertain their punishment. Invariably, God still visit nations of the world to do justice. Dear friend, if God is to visit your nation today, what is it that can make God angry against your nation? Tell it to God today and repent on behalf of your nation.
In conclusion, our memory verse, emphasis on God’s visitation to avenged the wrong done against His people and judge the wicked in their wickedness. May the LORD visit the camp of your enemies today and avenged you of their wrongdoing against your life in Jesus name. Amen.

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

DAILY CONFESSION:
I will hold my peace, for vengeance belong to God.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, you are a just God. Jehovah LORD! Today, visit the camp of my enemies and avenge me in Jesus name. Amen.

Hold The Fort.

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DATE: Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

THEME: Hold The Fort.

MEMORY VERSE:
“And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.”
Luke 19:13.

TODAY’S TEXT:
1 Timothy 6:11-12.
“But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
To begin with, in our memory verse, the Lord declared: “Occupy till I come.” So, what is to hold? What is the fort?
To hold is take up and keep. That’s to have, to take control, to make happen, to believe, to wait, to continue, to defend and to remain strong.
Therefore, the fort can be describe as an area enclosed and heavily defended from internal or external attack. It can be a precious gems, a beautiful edifice,
or something extremely useful and important to you.
Nevertheless, beloved in Christ, your life is a fort, your faith in Christ Jesus is a fort, your family is a fort and not to forget that your future is also part of the forts that you need to hold dearly.
However, to hold the fort, we must consider the following: 1. We must believe firmly that, with God all things are possible. 2. We must wait on God’s timing for a lasting blessings. 3. We must defend our faith and the weak ones among us. 4. We must also continue the good work of love and righteousness. 5. We must remain strong in the face of hostilities.
Finally, one of our classical Hymns encourage us by saying:
“Hold the fort, for I am coming, Jesus signal still, wave the answer back to Heaven, by Thy grace we will.” And it further states that; “Fierce and long the battle rage, but our help is near, onward comes our great commander, cheers, my comrade, cheers!” Dear friend, praise God, pray to God, study the word of God, and fast to keep fit spiritually and strength will be yours always.
May the good Lord sustain you till the end in Jesus name. Amen.

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

DAILY CONFESSION:
I will hold the fort, I will not give up on God.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, sustain me in the battle of life. Help me Lord, not to give in to the pressure and attack from the enemies both within and without in Jesus name. Amen.

Wine Is A Mocker. IV.

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DATE: Tuesday, June 11, 2019.

THEME: Wine Is A Mocker. IV.

MEMORY VERSE:
“Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous.”
1 Timothy 3:3.

TODAY’S TEXT:
Luke 1:15.
“For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother’s womb.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
Yesterday, I shared a story of my old high school colleague; who was drunk, helpless, degraded and abused by his colleagues all because, he was careless with mixed wine. Thank God the colleagues were not devilish, his case would have been more pathetic and gory.
As Christians, our today’s text point our attention to some of the criteria for greatness, one of which is not given to wine or strong drink, rather to be filled with the Holy Ghost and power.
However, our memory verse declared that a man or a woman, who desire greatness, must not be given to wine. For a drunken man, can strike under the influence of wine, can be greedy, brawler and covetous of others properties or women.
Conclusively, Wine is a mocker, dearly beloved, don’t be mocked by it or by anything. Do know that, there is no crime in enjoying oneself. But, if you want to entertain yourself, do it with caution. For without caution, your enjoyment can lead to destruction of one’s divine purpose. May you not be mocked in Jesus name. Amen.

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

DAILY CONFESSION:
By the help of God, I will attain greatness.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, you purpose for my life is to attain greatness. Help me Lord, not to go against your plans for my life in Jesus name. Amen.

Wine Is A Mocker. III.

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DATE: Monday, June 10, 2019.

THEME: Wine Is A Mocker. III.

MEMORY VERSE:
“And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.”
Genesis 19:33.

TODAY’S TEXT:
Deuteronomy 32:32-33.
“For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter: Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
In the last part of this series, we observed that it is not for a Christian to indulge in alcohol, for it bites like serpent and stings like an adder, a poison to the soul. And that mixed wine turn your eyes to strange women, strange things and makes the heart to utter perversed things against God and man.
However, I will like to share the story of some old high school friends. It was on January 1st, year 2000. A group of high school graduates from a village in Southwestern Nigeria gathered for a reunion party. At the party, were set big plastic kettles on tables filled with mixture of Palmwine, ogogoro (Dry gin), Sprite, Rum and the likes.
Beloved, before you know it, a good number of them were drunk and started to fight with stainless steel cups, due to this, the party ended abruptly. After which, two friends that were not drunk, decided to take their drunk friend to his father’s house.
Meanwhile, before they could get to his place, he fell into drainages like three to four times, both dry and wet ones, and each time, he was able to rest his body, either in the drainages, or against the wall, he will say, ‘I have reach my house,’ with some jargon and at that instant dose off.
Notwithstanding, at about two hundred metres to his house, in the dead of the night, he was on the floor again snoring, his friends loosed his belt, drag his pants down and began to play with his manhood, passing it to one another for a period of time, catching their 21st millennium fun, later they dressed him up again. But when he was asked later in the day, he could not remember. What of if they harm him?
In conclusion, many had lose their lives, been hit by cars, or falling on sharp objects and so on. A word is enough for the wise. I pray that, for as many that are still indulge in alcohol, be set free from it grip today in Jesus name. Amen.

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

DAILY CONFESSION:
I refuse to be destroy by any negative addiction.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, I look unto you, help me. Oh Lord, give me grace to overcome and be free from any negative addictions in Jesus name. Amen.

Wine Is A Mocker. II.

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DATE: Saturday, June 8, 2019.

THEME: Wine Is A Mocker. II.

MEMORY VERSE:
“Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things.”
Proverbs 23:33.

TODAY’S TEXT:
Proverbs 23:29-32.
“Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.
Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
Yesterday, we considered a drunk, as a man or woman who is not wise. We also established the reasons while a king should not drink wine. It is, so as not to forget the law and pervert judgement, that the strong drink is to him,who is ready to perish and for those with heavy hearts.
Nevertheless, our today’s text clearly described who a drunk is and states some negative effects of wine, it says; *”Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?* However, the following are the characteristics of a drunk: They are woes, sorrow, contention, blabbing, wounds without cause, redness of eyes and so on.
Furthermore, our text further give answer to the question raised earlier saying; it is, _They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine._ As an unbeliever, if you say your Bible permit you to drink, do you tarry or mixed all kinds of wine? If yes, beware so as not to perish in no time with wine.
More so, the scripture says: “Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. *At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.”* The truth of the matter is that, wine bite like a serpent and sting like an adder. Invariably, it passes poison into your system and reduce your life span.
Conclusively, a true child of God, will not indulge in alcoholic drinks. Knowing full well that, when you are intoxicated with wine, it distort your vision, and makes perverse utterance to flow from your heart through your month. Most importantly, it can land you into trouble. May you and I not enter into trouble in Jesus name. Amen.

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

DAILY CONFESSION:
I will not be filled with wine. But with the Holy Ghost and power.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, with wine in me, I will be mocked. Fill me Lord, with Holy Ghost and power and I will not be mocked in Jesus name. Amen.

Wine Is A Mocker. I.

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DATE: Friday, June 7, 2019.

THEME: Wine Is A Mocker. I.

MEMORY VERSE:
“Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.”
Proverbs 20:1.

TODAY’S TEXT:
Proverbs 31:4-6.
“It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink: Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted. Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
To start with, today message may not be for a genuine believer, but can serves as a tool of counsel for those that are involved in alcoholic escapades. Meanwhile, what is wine? The Cambridge Advance Learner’s Dictionary, described wine thus: Wine is an alcoholic drink which is usually made from grapes, but can also be made from other fruits or flowers. It is made by fermenting the fruit with water and sugar.
However, the world all over, wine is use for celebration: be it for wedding, house warming, naming and the likes. Nevertheless, our today’s text present us a worthwhile counsel given to King Lemuel by her mother on wine, saying that, kings should abstain from wine, in order not to forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted. And she further advice that the king should rather give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish and so on.
Furthermore, memory verse expressly confirmed that, _”Wine is a mocker and whosoever is deceived by it is not wise.”_ The truth is that, when you see a drunk, you need no one to tell you that, wine is a mocker and a drink cherish by the fool.
In conclusion, beloved in Christ Jesus, one may say I will drink moderately, but do you think, it will be easy to stop, once started? Think wisely, a word is enough for the wise. May I not be enticed by the smell and colour of the wine in Jesus name. Amen.

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

DAILY CONFESSION:
I will not be fooled or mocked by wine.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, help me not to give in to pressure to go into wine. May I remain focus on the power of the Holy Spirit all the days of my life in Jesus name. Amen.

God Is Good.

John 3:16-18 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.