Main Text: Titus 1:1
The Apostle Paul, who started as one of Christianity’s most zealous enemies, was hand-picked by Jesus Christ to become the gospel’s most ardent messenger. Paul traveled tirelessly through the ancient world, taking the message of salvation to the Gentiles. Paul towers as one of the all-time giants of Christianity. Continue reading
Titus was a Gentile convert to Christianity who became a fellow-worker and assistant to Paul in his missionary work of the church. If we check critically these movement we see a gentile or probabaly we ask: what a Gentile “new believer” or baby christian as some will call it, will be doing assisting someone as powerful and influential a christian like the very revered Apostle Paul. Continue reading
Main Text: 2 Samuel 23
The king’s last words were highly attributed to what the Spirit of God wanted him to say. He made no mince of it. He said it bluntly that the Spirit of the Lord spoke through him and that his word was in his tongue.
He did not speak out of his wisdom, prior knowledge of God; experience or exploits. David was fresh in hearing and declaring what the Lord wanted him to say. Whatever wisdom he had, he attributed to God Almighty, the Rock of Israel.
Sometimes as Christians, we could get so experienced in the things of God that we take decision based on our prior knowledge of God. That should not be the case. We should wholly depend on God everyday of our lives for direction. Even as leaders, God should be our director; as directors, god should be our Executive Director.
We should always seek to hear and be very much willing to follow His instructions, no matter how simple or “foolish they may seem.”
Lastly David declared that: “The king who rules with justice, who rules in obedience to God, is like the sun shining on a cloudless dawn, the sun that makes the grass sparkle after rain.” How soothing can this be; how glorious the feeling and experience when God shines on you like the cloudless dawn and makes you sparkle after rain?
1. Thank God for today and worship Him with all your heart.
2. Spirit of God direct my words, path and ways today in Jesus mighty name.
3. In whatever way I have relied on my wisdom without resorting to God’s Spirit for direction I repent by the blood of Jesus.
4. Spirit of God I depend on you to help me, speak to me, direct me in Jesus name.
5. By Your Spirit O Lord, I will rule with justice, obedience to God in Jesus name.
6. God shall be unto me the sun shinning on a cloudless dawn, I shall sparkle IJN.
MAIN TEXT: 2 Samuel 24
In verse 1 of today’s devotional, we see God giving a directive to King David (though out of anger) to count the people of Israel and Judah. Immediately, David obeyed God’s instruction and called Joab, his Chief of Staff to start the census exercise.
In a couple of months after, the result of the census was out having about 1.3 million able bodied soldiers that could stand the gap to fight for Israel. Continue reading
Bible Verse: MARK 5: 27-28Verses 27 and 28 of today’s scripture says: “When she had heard of Jesus, she came in the press behind, and touched his garment for she said, If l may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.” Note: “When she had heard of Jesus” and “For she said.” One translation says: “for she continued to say.”That means before she touched, she HEARD, AND SHE SPOKE! Hearing The Word and then speaking and speaking before touching are secrets of virtue flow! Continue reading
Paul was particular about believers that were hypocritical: In his letter to the church in Corinth, he reported the case he heard about someone sleeping with his step mother. This was totally unbearable among Christian Believers. He was really disappointed on the level of immoral things going on and mentioned that even the heathen (the unbelievers were not as bad). He told them anyone found wanting in these immoral acts should be expelled from the fellowship. He stood for strong disciplinary action to be taken against any believer that got involved in such filthy acts. Continue reading
MAIN BIBLE TEXTS: Proverbs 22:1; James 5:1-12
The world was shocked in late 2012 when the respected Robert Kiyosaki, author of the best-selling book, “RICH DAD, POOR DAD,” filed for bankruptcy. Kyosaki made the move after being wiped out by a $24 million lawsuit that he lost to the Learning Annex. Truth is that when you make millions giving financial advice to other people, the last thing anyone expects is for you to go bankrupt. Continue reading
Theodore Roosevelt said, “The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.”Edison spent more than $100,000 to obtain 6,000 different fiber specimens, and only three (0.05%) of them proved satisfactory. Each failure brought him much closer to the solution to his problem. His friend Henry Ford was right when he said that failure was the “opportunity to begin again, more intelligently.” God runs us through various programmes according to His perfect plan for our lives and along the way, He uses mistakes and failures as part of His Road map to our destination. Continue reading
BIBLE TEXT: Luke4.37 I KINGS 19:1-4
Welcome to another prayer for success devotional encounter with the God that operates with an EVEN BALANCE in which the actions and intentions of the hearts of men are weighed on an EVEN SCALE (Job 31: 6). Continue reading
Main Bible Text: John 19:1-30
A young man, the only son of a New England farmer, fell into ways of dissipation at college and incurred debts which he could not pay. He was arrested for forging the name of a friend of his father. After he was tried, convicted, and sentenced, he escaped from the police on the way to prison and hid in the far west. His father secured money to cover the forgery, got a pardon from the governor for his son, and spent several thousand dollars to hire a private detective to flnd him. It so happened that the detective was the former police officer from whom his son had escaped. The young man’s father gave the former officer a note for his son and sent him to find him. He did find him. Continue reading