TOPIC: Working Against Yourself?
“What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?” – (Romans 8:31 NIV)
READ: Matthew 18:23-34 (KJV)
23. Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants.
24. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents.
25. But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.
26. The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
27. Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.
28. But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence; and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest.
29. And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
30. And he would not; but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.
31. So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done.
32. Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me;
33. Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?
34. And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.
Open Heaven February 11 2021 Devotional MESSAGE:
God is great and He has great plans for His children. However, there are many people who work against the plan of God for their lives. Romans 8:31 says:
What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
Many people answer the question above by saying “Nobody”, and I always wonder which Bible they are reading, because in my own Bible, the answer was not given. The Bible was silent about the answer. Let us therefore look at it logically, If God be for us can the devil be against us? Definitely not, because James 4:7 says that if we submit to God, then we can resist the devil and he will flee. If God be for us, can demons be against us? No way, because Mark 16:17 says we are to cast demons out. If God be for us, can witchdoctors be against us? No, because Isaiah 54:17 says no weapon formed against us shall prosper. If God be for us, there is only one fellow who can be against us: ourselves.
Disobedience is the major thing that makes many people work against themselves even when God is for them. Disobedience has destroyed many destinies in the past. God is the master sculptor. When a sculptor wants to make a masterpiece and the wood decides to break off where it shouldn’t, he may then be left with no choice than to toss it into the fire as firewood.
Unfortunately, this is the reality of many people God had destined for greatness. If you refuse to obey God, He will not force you, but your actions may make His original plan not come to pass anymore. This is why you must obey God to the letter at all times, no matter how difficult it may appear. Facing difficulties while obeying God is far better than the anguish of an unfulfilled destiny caused by disobedience to His word.
Beloved, I leave you with this passage:
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: – (1 Peter 5:6)
The cost of indiscipline is far higher than that of discipline.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
HYMN 24 – TAKE MY LIFE, AND LET IT BE
1. Take my life, and let it be
Consecrated, Lord to Thee;
Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in ceaseless praise,
Let them flow in ceaseless praise.
2. Take my hands, and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love;
Take my feet, and let them be
Swift and beautiful for Thee,
Swift and beautiful for Thee.
3. Take my voice and let me sing
Always, only, for my King;
Take my lips and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee,
Filled with messages from Thee.
4. Take my silver and my gold;
Not a mite would I withhold;
Take my intellect, and use
Every power as Thou shalt choose,
Every power as Thou shalt choose.
5. Take my will and make it Thine,
It shall be no longer mine:
Take my heart, it is Thine own;
It shall be Thy royal throne,
It shall be Thy royal throne.
6. Take my love, my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet its treasure store;
Take myself, and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee,
Ever, only, all for Thee.
Open Heaven February 11 2021 Devotional guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries
MFM Devotional 4th March 2021 – The Life of Prayer (2)
MFM Devotional 4th March 2021 Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional By Dr. D.K Olukoya
Acts 6 : 1 – 4
Acts 6:4- “But we will continue to devote ourselves steadfastly to prayer and the ministry of the Word.”
MFM Devotional 4th March 2021 Outline
Prayer is, for the most part, an untapped resource, an unexplored continent where untold treasure remains to be unearthed. Now, what is prayer? Prayer is the servicing of our relationship with our heavenly Father through the communication of our value and worship for Him as well as our thoughts and desires to Him. A renown Christian writer said that the great tragedy of life is not unanswered prayer, but unoffered prayer.
Instead of prayer to be something we do everyday, like breathing, eating and walking and talking, it seems to have become like that little glass covered box on the wall that says, “Break in case of emergency.” It is true that so very often we associate prayer with crises in our lives. Paul was somebody who understood prayer and its power. Prayer was a part of his life, and admonished that it would be a part of the life of every Christian.
You cannot really be a good Christian and not pray, just like you cannot have a good marriage if you don’t talk to your wife. Prayer is the pipeline of communication between God and those who love Him. David was a man of great exploits in the Bible. He killed Goliath and took the reproach off Israel when the Philistines engaged Israel in a battle.
According to theologians, David fought sixty-six battles and lost none. Through the power of worship, he cast out the evil spirit that tormented King Saul. He was a king, prophet, psalmist, warrior, war general, etc. What was the secret of such great exploits? Prayer was.
Apart from being a worshipper, David also prayed in the morning, noon and night. As a result of such lifestyle of prayer, he conquered both the lion and the bear; he was able to carry food (baby goat) from the mouths of lions and they could do nothing. His secret was: “Three times a day,” no matter how tight the schedule is, I must pray. Morning, noon and evening I must go before God.” That was the secret of his exceptional life.
Beloved, prayer is the secret of great exploits. No one can do great things without great prayers. Pay the price to prevail with God at the place of prayer like David. Make prayer your daily habit and exercise; then you will experience great exploits in life.
No one can do great things without great prayers.
The Lord will arise and make your captivities captives, in the name of Jesus.
Spirit divine, attend our prayer
1. Spirit divine, attend our pray’r,
And make our heart Thy home;
Descend with all Thy gracious pow’r;
Come, Holy Spirit, come.
2. Come as the light! to us reveal
The truth we long to know;
Reveal the narrow path of right,
The way of duty show.
3. Come as the fire and purge our hearts
Like sacrificial flame,
Till our whole souls an off’ring be
In love’s redeeming name.
4. Come as the wind, O Breath of God!
O Pentecostal grace!
Come, make Thy great salvation known,
Wide as the human race.
1. My stones of prayer, locate the head of my Goliath, in the name of Jesus
2. I shall not pray amiss, in the name of Jesus
3. Spirit of prevailing prayer, fall upon my life, in the name of Jesus.
4. Arrow of prayerlessness, go back to your sender, in the name of Jesus
5. Birds of darkness assigned to eat up my prayers, be wasted, in the name of Jesus
6. My prayer altar shall not die, in the name of Jesus.
7. I refuse to be discouraged in the place of prayer, in the name of Jesus.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
MFM Devotional 4th March 2021 Message. The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) is a Pentecostal denomination founded in Yaba, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria in 1989, now with churches in several countries. It was founded by Daniel Kolawole Olukoya.
Seeds of Destiny 4th March 2021 Devotional – Useful Guide to Profitable Relationships
TOPIC: Useful Guide to Profitable Relationships (Scroll down for Seeds of Destiny 4th March 2021)
SCRIPTURE: Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. 1 Corinthians 15:33.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Relate with people who influence your life positively and not those who influence your life negatively.
Seeds of Destiny 4th March 2021 Devotional Message
Having established previously, that relationship is key to destiny fulfilment, I will like you to take note of the following guide to profitable relationships:
i. Relate with the future in mind and not just for the moment (Matthew 4:19-20)
Relate with the future in mind and not just for the moment. To have a successful relationship, ask yourself questions like: “Does this relationship have a future? If I continue to hang around this person, will I go to heaven or end in hell? Should this person become my life partner, would he/she assist me to please or displease God?”
Beloved, when you relate, do so with the future in mind.
ii. Relate with positive influences, not negative influences (1 Cor. 15:33)
Relate with people who influence your life positively and not those who influence your life negatively. Relate with people who bring out the best in you, and not those who bring the worst out of your life.
Relate with those who turn your lukewarmness into spiritual fervency; those who assist you from staying at home on Sunday morning to going to church on Sunday morning.
Do not relate with people who ask you to taste cigarette and tell you that it will not kill you. Do not relate with people who tell you to indulge in substance abuse.
Beloved, relate with people with positive influences over your life.
REMEMBER THIS: Relate with people who influence your life positively and not those who influence your life negatively.
1. Relate with the future in mind.
2. Relate with people of positive influences.
PRAYER: Lord, Thank You for Your Word to me today. I receive the grace to engage in, and maintain the right relationships, Lord in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: CRITICAL WISDOM FOR SUCCESSFUL LIVING (PT1)
QUOTE: Watch your Association. People die before their time because of who they call friends. Culled from “15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL” by Dr Paul Enenche
DAILY READING: 2 Samuel 13-16.
AMAZING FACT: The eagle has always been considered as the king of birds, on account of its great strength, rapidity and elevation of flight, natural ferocity, and the terror it inspires into its fellows of the air.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Wisdom for positive relationship is released upon you in Jesus’ Name.
Seeds of Destiny 4th March 2021 Devotional Message was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities
Our Daily Manna 4th March 2021 ODM Devotional – Crashed From Skyscraper: Avoid Deportation Now!
TOPIC: Crashed From Skyscraper: Avoid Deportation No
Scripture: GENESIS 12
Our Daily Manna 4th March 2021 ODM Devotional Message
Welcome! Recently, a young Nigerian man whose identity was not fully disclosed at the time of this report reportedly died after jumping from a skyscraper in Jakarta, capital of Indonesia, to avoid deportation. It was reported that the incident happened when immigration officers visited his residence.
In order to escape what would have led to his being deported back home, he took refuge at his balcony but slipped off from a very high pedestal of the building and crashed down. He was quickly rushed to the hospital, but couldn’t make it. He died from fear of being deported! So sad! I believe this young man left his country and travelled to Indonesia for greener pastures.
God told Abraham in today’s scripture Verses 1-2: “Now the LORD had said unto Abram, ‘Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing.” Please, note the words: “And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing.”
So Abraham emigrated without expired papers/visa because he had a DIVINE MANDATE! But if countries of this world place so much emphasis on who enters their borders through certain checks, rules and criteria, how much more the FOURSQUARE CITY called heaven?
The Holy Ghost wants you to know that earthly deportation is not final or fatal. If any country deports you for any reason, you still have another chance in the future. You can still go back and put your papers/documents together and try again. But if you are deported from heaven or if the gate of the Foursquare City is shut against you on the last day, it is final and fatal; there is no going back! There is no RESIT! That is why you must watch and pray daily.
Live right! Yes, get your valid, heavenly credentials of salvation, holiness, forgiveness, practical Christian love and consecration, etc, to be assured of your visa, else, the “immigration officers” of the Foursquare City will be waiting at the city gate to deport any soul with EXPIRED PAPERS!
Watch and pray! Keep your FIRE aglow! FOR UK/EUROPE RESIDENTS! ANY ODM USER LIVING IN THE UK OR EUROPE, SEND YOUR WHATSAPP NUMBER AND E-MAIL TO +44-7448-117-504 NOW. I AM LED TO HAVE PROPHETIC MEETINGS WITH YOU SPECIALLY. I HEAR THE SOUND OF ABUNDANCE OF TESTIMO- NIES IN JESUS NAME!
Our Daily Manna 4th March 2021 ODM Devotional Prayer Points!
1. Take Song 3: Amazing grace…
2. In your own words, pray about today’s word as led now.
3. Rededicate your heart to Jesus today.
4. You demonic powers that are determined to EXPIRE MY SALVATION; CATCH FIRE AND SCATTER in Jesus name.
5. Repent from whatever would be used to deport you from heaven now.
6. LORD, do for me what You did to Abraham; change my location in 2021 by Your mercy! I reject deportation, whether physically, economically, maritally, financially or concerning my health in Jesus name
7. Pray about any other issue(s) affecting your peace.
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