The Defeated Enemies: Death.

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DATE:
Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

THEME:
The Defeated Enemies: Death.

MEMORY VERSE:
“He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces…”
Isaiah 25:8.

TODAY’S TEXT:
1 Corinthians 15:54-56.
“So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
As Christians, many are the battles of life that we face on daily basis, many of which are mimics or replay of previous battles, won for us by our Commandant; Jesus Christ. Or a reflex of the enemies reprisal, in order to recapture the lost ground.
Meanwhile, our today’s text expressly declared that, time is coming when soldiers of Christ, will transcend to immortality, in order to continue living in eternity. May you and I not miss this opportunity in Jesus name. Amen.
Furthermore, through our Lord and savior; Jesus Christ, as Christians we rejoice in the face of physical death, knowing full well that, it is a gateway to our eternal inheritance. And in Christ Jesus, we defeated death’s agony and Victoriously entered into our forever joy and rewards in heaven. Beloved, Jesus died for us, that we may not die, the second death after leaving the earth.
Finally by grace, we reign not over physical death alone, but over spiritual death and agony. May you receive grace and mercy from above, to remain in God’s love. Most importantly, may you not miss the victory won for you over death in Jesus name. Amen.

God bless you.
Till He returns or call you home, do remain in the power of His love.
*Jesus is coming very soon.*
Be prepared.

DAILY CONFESSION:
In my savour, I am rejoicing and glad.

PRAYER POINT:
Father in heaven, with You I am happy and blessed. In your mercy, help me to maintain my victory over physical and spiritual death in Jesus name. Amen.

Yours in Christ,
B. J. Folorunsho.

Spiritual Depression: Dashed Hope.

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DATE:
Sunday, March 29, 2020.

THEME:
Spiritual Depression: Dashed Hope.

MEMORY VERSE:
“And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom.”
Matthew 20:21.

TODAY’S TEXT:
John 21:2-3.
“…Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples. Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
In the last part of this series, we saw there are times, God allow His faithful children to be tested. In order to prove their loyalty and respect for Him, even in the midst of heavy and severe temptations. Which is big enough to derail any carefree believer and the pressure from family and friends cannot be overemphasized.
Nevertheless, it is possible for one to be discouraged and depressed. For when what one hoped for, is shattered or unrealistic. May your hope, not be dashed in Jesus name. Amen. And our today’s text thus speak of Peter saying, *”I go fishing,”* and other fishermen disciples with him followed him, after the death of Jesus. At this point their hope was dashed, their expectations was shattered.
More so, the request of James and John’s mother is the pointer to the fact that, they were expectant, they hope for a great reward. And that, Jesus is to bring about political revolution in Israel of their time, a share of which, they hoped for.
Eventually, their hope of political gain was dashed. At a point, Peter declared that he is going back into fishing. And through the night of labour, they caught nothing. Another disappointment with failed hope. But thank God for Jesus’s intervention, hence, they would have lost out totally. May you not loose your integrity and labour in Christ Jesus in Jesus name. Amen.

God bless you.
Till He returns or call you home, do remain in the power of His love.
*Jesus is coming very soon.*
Be prepared.

DAILY CONFESSION:
Through the help of God, my hope will not dashed, neither will my faith waiver.

PRAYER POINT:
Dependable Father, help me Lord, to always trust in you. And as I trust in you, may I not miss my divine moment of restoration and intervention in Jesus name. Amen.

Yours in Christ,
B. J. Folorunsho.

Spiritual Depression: Test Of Faith.

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DATE:
Friday, March 27, 2020.

THEME:
Spiritual Depression: Test Of Faith.

MEMORY VERSE:
“So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown.”
Job 2:7.

TODAY’S TEXT:
Job 2:9-10.
“Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die. But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
Yesterday, we observed that in difficult times, the unbelievers are so quick to mock a believer, all because they are of better advantage at that point in time. And the essence of their mockery is to make a believer fret and die spiritually.
Meanwhile, our memory verse thus reveals, that God often allow His children to go through test of faith or trial in order to prove their unchanging loyalty to Him. What are you passing through in life? have you checked to know whether it is a test of faith or as a result of one sin or the other?
Furthermore, If it is test of faith, God will endowed you with enough grace to overcome. And if it is sin, repent and confess to Him today, He will forgive and restore you back to Him. At a time, Satan spoke through Job’s wife, telling Job to curse God and die. But the scripture says in Job 1:22,
*”In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.”*
Finally beloved in Christ, let’s not forget that, all the plans of the enemy is that one should die, please don’t give in, stand firm and believe that God will surely see you through and your tomorrow shall be greater than today in Jesus name. Amen.

God bless you.
Till He returns or call you home, do remain in the power of His love.
*Jesus is coming very soon.*
Be prepared.

DAILY CONFESSION:
No matter what may come my way. My life is in God’s hands and He will see me through.

PRAYER POINT:
Loving and Faithful Father, nothing is hidden before You. Give me Lord, the grace not to fail you in the face of life’s trials and test of faith. In Your mercy, uphold me till the end of time in Jesus name. Amen.

Yours in Christ,
B. J. Folorunsho.

Spiritual Depression: Mockery.

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DATE:
Thursday, March 26, 2020.

THEME:
Spiritual Depression: Mockery.

MEMORY VERSE:
“And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore.”
1 Samuel 1:10.

TODAY’S TEXT:
1 Samuel 1:6, 8.
“And her adversary also provoked her sore, for to make her fret, because the LORD had shut up her womb. Then said Elkanah her husband to her, Hannah, why weepest thou? and why eatest thou not? and why is thy heart grieved?…”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
Yesterday, we considered delayed hope as one of the things that do cause spiritual depression. A situation whereby your desire was not forth coming. When you are not able to receive your expectations on time, year in and out.
However, in times of trouble and sorrow, the enemies will increase their enmity towards you, in in order to derail you from God. Hannah’s case was not an exceptions, she was provoked, mocked and ridiculed by her adversary to the extent of weeping day and night. What are the comments made to fret you or spoken against your God? Don’t be depressed, just take it to God in prayer.
Meanwhile, Hannah was scorned and derided by a member of her family, in order to terminate God’s plan for her life. And just like Hannah, men’s comments against you may get to your heart, and make your soul sick. Beloved, even at this always remember the few good ones around you.
Finally, no matter the level of the mockery hauled at you, by your mockers, please don’t give up on God. And just like Hannah, the good God will enlarge your mouth over your adversaries and you will greatly rejoice at last in Jesus name. Amen.

God bless you.
Till He returns or call you home, do remain in the power of His love.
*Jesus is coming very soon.*
Be prepared.

DAILY CONFESSION:
I will not be dismay. I refuse sorrow, agony and shame.

PRAYER POINT:
Father of all fathers, you are the one that can change fruitlessness to fruitfulness. Oh Lord, turn my sorrow to Joy. Daddy from today, make me fruitful in every area of my life in Jesus name. Amen.

Yours in Christ,
B. J. Folorunsho.

Spiritual Depression: Delayed Hope.

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DATE:
Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

THEME:
Spiritual Depression: Delayed Hope.

MEMORY VERSE:
“And Abram said, Lord GOD, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?”
Genesis 15:2.

TODAY’S TEXT:
Genesis 16:2-3.
“And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai. And Sarai Abram’s wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
Yesterday, we considered the meaning of Depression and Spiritual Depression; in relation to unanswered prayers. Today, in furtherance of this topic; Spiritual Depression, we will be looking at Delayed Hope. Delayed Hope is simply, “Not receiving your expectations as at when due.”
Meanwhile, due to delay in fulfillment of Sarai’s fruitfulness, she was not happy and she decided to help her situation, through an alternative mean, which later leads to her sorrow and shame. As many of us use to do, with the mindset of helping God for our own benefit.
Furthermore, when there is a delay, frustration will set in, through which unreasonable ideas will flood the mind, this often leads to taking rash decisions that could terminate or reduce one’s glorious destiny, in no distant time.
Finally, the psalmist says; Psalms 37:9
“…but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.” And in Psalms 62:5 he says, “My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.” Beloved, there is blessing in waiting on God and when you wait on Him, your expectations will not be cut short. May God remove every barrier on your way today in Jesus name. Amen.

God bless you.
Till He returns or call you home, do remain in the power of His love.
*Jesus is coming very soon.*
Be prepared.

DAILY CONFESSION:
I will patiently wait on God. For my expectations comes from Him.

PRAYER POINT:
Father in heaven, you rule in the affairs of men and with You, there is no iota of failure. Remove from me, every barrier on my way and send frustration far away from my dwelling in Jesus name. Amen.

Yours in Christ,
B. J. Folorunsho.

Spiritual Depression: Unanswered Prayers.

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DATE:
Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

THEME:
Spiritual Depression: Unanswered Prayers.

MEMORY VERSE:
“Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?”
Matthew 6:27.

TODAY’S TEXT:
Matthew 6:19-20.
“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
Depression is a period of unhappiness or low morale and may include ideation of self-inflicted injury or suicide. While spiritual depression is when one is unhappy with God or the things of God. Which often leads to backsliding and spiritual death.
Meanwhile, what are the causes of spiritual depression? One is unanswered prayers. It just like a farmer that plant seeds, expecting germination and the seeds fails, the truth is that, the farmer would not be happy. When there seems to be no results from one spiritual exercise(s), one tend to be depressed spiritually.
However, our today’s text expressly admonish us to lay our treasures in a safe place (Heaven), in order not to loose our peace afterwards. Do know beloved, when you focus on heaven, earthly failure will not cut you off from God. Yet, unanswered prayers could mean, there is a sin somewhere, or it is not yet God’s time, or what you asked for, is not what you need at that moment and so on.
In conclusion, how does God weigh success? Is it by what you do with what you are given? What principle you put in place to succeed? Well, in life you need vision, passion and energy to succeed. To desire success is not wrong, but to desire good thing at the wrong time is wrong. May you not loose your joy of salvation in Jesus name. Amen.

God bless you.
Till He returns or call you home, do remain in the power of His love.
*Jesus is coming very soon.*
Be prepared.

DAILY CONFESSION:
I will focus on God. And I will not be depressed spiritually.

PRAYER POINT:
Holy and Loving Father, in You nothing is hidden. Please Lord, give me grace to remain focus on You. And help me not to be discourage in the place of prayers in Jesus name. Amen.

Yours in Christ,
B. J. Folorunsho.

Heaven Is real, Hell Is Also Real. II.

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DATE:
Monday, March 23, 2020.

THEME:
Heaven Is Real, Hell Is Also Real. II.

MEMORY VERSE:
“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat.”
Matthew 7:13.

TODAY’S TEXT:
Gal 5:19-21.
“Now the doings of the flesh are clear, they are immorality, impurity, indecency, Idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, anger (ill temper), selfishness, divisions, party spirit (factions, sects with peculiar opinions, heresies), Envy, drunkenness, carousing, and the like. I warn you beforehand, just as I did previously, that those who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
It is sadden to know that, many Christians don’t believe the reality of hell fire, for many argue that God cannot be callous to send His own creation to hell fire for destruction. Some jokingly says, “If God wants to throw them into the fire, and that because of their sins, God will angrily throw them over the fire, and they will land in heaven. And many other unthinkable utterances. What an ignorance?
Meanwhile, our today’s text, admonish us to beware of the work of the flesh, and to flee from every appearance of evil. Be yourself, for you are special and heavenly bound creation. Therefore, get prepared for heaven, leave behind you worldly competitions.
More so, many are the other things, we do as Christians, that displeases God and God is calling us out of those things: such as abortion, same sex marriage, unhealthy competitions and many other vices. And not forgetting other things we do, that compete with God’s attention in our lives. Things that we give more time, than the time we have for God and the things of God, this could be deadly.
Finally, beloved in Christ Jesus, the conclusion of the matter is that, *”Those who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”* And if they cannot inherit heaven, hell will be their abode. And, there is no forgiveness in hell, it is only here on Earth you can be forgiven in order to make heaven. Let’s amend our relationship with God, before it may be too late. May God bless you and I with the grace to come to genuine repentance now and always in Jesus name. Amen.

God bless you.
Till He returns or call you home, do remain in the power of His love.
*Jesus is coming very soon.*
Be prepared.

DAILY CONFESSION:
I will not missed heaven. I will not missed my inheritance in Christ Jesus.

PRAYER POINT:
Heavenly Father, You are who You say You are. In your mercy remove from me, anything that will condemn me to fire of hell. Help me Lord, to finish well, to finish strong and to inherit heaven at last in Jesus name. Amen.

Yours in Christ,
B. J. Folorunsho.

Heaven Is Real, Hell Is Real Also. I.

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DATE:
Friday, March 20, 2020.

THEME:
Heaven Is Real, Hell Is Real Also. I.

MEMORY VERSE:
“Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool… saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest?”
Acts 7:49.

TODAY’S TEXT:
Mark 9:43-44.
“And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
Heaven is a blissful place of rest for the saints of God. God’s own throne and a paradise for His elects. Heaven is a glorious place, a place of an unending joy, love, oneness and peace. A place of rejoicing, harmony and eternal worship of the Most High God. A place free of rancour and sorrow. A lighted kingdom, where Hallelujah song filled up at all time and forever.
While hell, is a place of agony and unending torment, the place prepared for all the workers of iniquity. A place where it fire continue to burn year in and out. A place where their worms never dies, a place of total darkness and gnashing of teeth.
Meanwhile, our Bible passage, admonish us to do away with any form of attachment that may prevent us from getting to heaven, such as lies; big or small, killing, stealing, idolatry, hatred, fighting and many more. Beloved, sin is sin and any sin is capable of sending souls to hell.
Finally dear friend, let us run our earthly race with fear and trembling. Let run away from every known sin, and every appearance of evil, in order for us to inherit the kingdom of God. May we all finish our journey well and strong in Jesus Mighty name. Amen.

God bless you.
Till He returns or call you home, do remain in the power of His love.
*Jesus is coming very soon.*
Be prepared.

DAILY CONFESSION:
By God’s grace and mercy, I will finish well and finish strong.

PRAYER POINT:
Merciful Father, you don’t want the death of a sinner, but to repent and live. Give me the grace, to continue to please you always and to make heaven at last in Jesus name. Amen.

Yours in Christ,
B. J. Folorunsho.

Path To Greatness.

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DATE:
Thursday March 19, 2020.

THEME:
Path To Greatness.

MEMORY VERSE:
“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”
Joshua 1:8.

TODAY’S TEXT:
Genesis 37:15-17.
“And a certain man found him, and, behold, he was wandering in the field: and the man asked him, saying, What seekest thou? And he said, I seek my brethren… And the man said… for I heard them say, Let us go to Dothan. And Joseph went after his brethren, and found them in Dothan.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
Greatness is the state, condition, or quality of being great. And to attain greatness, is not a day job. It requires principles, exercises, disciplines and sacrifices to achieve. For a cashew seed to become a tree, it takes the process of digging, planting, watering, weeding and so on.
Meanwhile, the story of Joseph is a good example to consider. The day his father sent him to check his brothers, was the day he was officially commissioned to walk on the path to his greatness. While the process, to his greatness commenced; he was sold out by his brothers, got to a strange land, faced several and severe temptations, suffered imprisonment, before he eventually became great. May you received grace to fulfill your destiny in Jesus name name, Amen.
In conclusion, our memory verse present us, with a tested and trusted principles, that we need as we walk on the path to greatness. These are, daily meditation, profession and observation of God’s commandments. It worked for Joseph, *”For then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”* And where Joseph was expected to fall, the power of God’s word, help him through. May you not fall or fail God in Jesus name. Amen.

God bless you.
Till He returns or call you home, do remain in the power of His love.
*Jesus is coming very soon.*
Be prepared.

DAILY CONFESSION:
I am unstoppable. No matter how rough the way, I will get to my destination.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, for all your promises are Yea and Amen. Help me Lord, to daily meditate, profess and observe your commandments, all the days of my life in Jesus name. Amen.

Yours in Christ,
B. J. Folorunsho.

Love Not The World. III.

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DATE:
Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

THEME:
Love Not The World. III.

MEMORY VERSE:
“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.”
1 Timothy 6:12.

TODAY’S TEXT:
1 Timothy 6:10-11.
“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. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
Love of the world, leads to backsliding, hating what God love and loving what God hate. It is running after what this world has to offer, that had made many to lose their peace and place in the King’s business.
The scripture says, *”The love of money, is the root of all evil.”* Invariably, when a man has strong desire for money, he is dangerous and could do anything possible or evil, to have money.
Furthermore, the love of the world or money, has pierced many hearts with an unending sorrow. Many had left their first love and divine assignment. While many died prematurely, without fulfilling destiny.
In conclusion, beloved in Christ Jesus, our memory verse strictly admonish us to fight the good fight of faith, as our calling demands. And we must professed and present our lives before all, as witnesses of God’s chosen for eternal reward.

God bless you.
Till He returns or call you home, do remain in the power of His love.
*Jesus is coming very soon.*
Be prepared.

DAILY CONFESSION:
I will follow after Righteousness, Goodness, Faith, Love Patience and Meekness.

PRAYER POINT:
Father in heaven, to you all flesh shall return. Help me Lord, that my desire shall be to you and not to the world. And to fight the good fight, not to err from faith, but to lay hold on eternal life in Jesus name. Amen.

Yours in Christ,
B. J. Folorunsho.