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Sunday, 23 April 2017

Ray Stedman A Daily Devotion  April 24th 2017- God's Grief, God's Grace

Ray Stedman A Daily Devotion April 24th 2017- God's Grief, God's Grace

Topic-  God's Grief, God's Grace



Read the Scripture: Genesis 6:1-12

The LORD was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain... But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord (Genesis 6:6, 8).



When the account says God was grieved, it is really the word God repented. We know from other Scriptures that it is impossible for God to repent. He does not change His mind like humans do. But this is a powerful figure to express in a vivid way God's anger and determination. When society reaches this stage of dissolution and deterioration, God's anger burns. It appears that He has changed His mind completely, even though He is but acting on principles that are entirely consistent with His own being.

Yet, in the midst of this, we read that it grieved Him, and grief is always the activity of love. What we finite human beings do not understand is that God's love and wrath are exactly the same thing. They are two sides of the same coin. What entrances us and warms us about God and draws us to Him is love. He is the God of love who loves regardless of merit. This is what attracts us. But it is because we respond that He appears to us in that way. To those who reject His love, the same quality in God becomes wrath, and it seems to be a wall of fire, burning and consuming everything.Ray Stedman A Daily Devotion  April 24th 2017- God's Grief, God's Grace


We can see this also in ourselves. It is our love that causes us to be angry at anything that injures what we love. You injure a mother's child in the mother's presence, and watch her love flame out in anger against you. Thus we have here clearly described a time when humanity, in its rejection of God, passes beyond the place of seeing God as love and begins to experience His love as wrath. But it is exactly the same thing.

But there is always the shining of grace, as in verse 8: But Noah found favor [or, literally, grace] in the eyes of the LORD (Genesis 6:8). God was calling throughout this whole age, just as He is calling in our age today, pleading with people to turn from their ways, to resist the widespread lie of Satan. One man and his family turned and found grace in God's sight. He did not deserve it, and he could equally have turned and gone the other way, but he responded to the wooing and pleading of God and found grace in His sight.

Bring this down to this century and draw the parallel between the days of Noah and the days in which we live. We must remember that if we are delivered from the wrath to come, if we escape the judging hand of God upon society, it is not because of anything we have done; it is the manifestation of God's grace.


God wooed us and won us, sought us out and, through many influences upon us, brought us at last to see that the age in which we live is an age under the bondage of a lie. He has opened our eyes to the truth, till we have turned to the Lord Jesus and rested under the grace of God.

As our age deteriorates, and our civilization nears the point of utter collapse, we can thank God that we have been snatched away as brands from the burning, like Noah and his family, if our hearts are responsive to the appeal of God's grace.

How I thank you, Father, for Your grace, which has snatched me out of the fire and brought me into a relationship with Your dear Son.
Life Application: God's love and wrath are two sides of the same coin. Are we believing Satan's widespread lie, still striving to please God, or are we walking in His grace?


Ray Stedman A Daily Devotion  April 24th 2017- God's Grief, God's Grace

Billy Graham Daily Devotional April 24  2017- He Is Alive!

Billy Graham Daily Devotional April 24 2017- He Is Alive!

TOPIC- He Is Alive!


Because I live, ye shall live also.
—John 14:19



For personal Christianity, the resurrection is all-important. There is a vital interrelation to the existence of Christianity itself, as well as to the individual believer, in the message of the Gospel. The Swiss theologian, Karl Barth, said, “Do you want to believe in the living Christ? We may believe in Him only if we believe in His corporeal resurrection. This is the content of the New Testament. We are always free to reject it, but not to modify it, nor to pretend that the New Testament tells something else. We may accept or refuse the message, but we may not change it.” Christianity as a system of truth collapses if the resurrection is rejected. That Jesus rose from the dead is one of the foundation stones of our faith.


Prayer for the day
Lord, let me live today with the constant thought that You are alive!



Billy Graham Daily Devotional April 24  2017- He Is Alive!

Mr. Graham is regularly listed by the Gallup organization as one of the “Ten Most Admired Men in the World,” whom it described as the dominant figure in that poll since 1948—making an unparalleled 60th appearance and 54th consecutive appearance in 2015. He has also appeared on the covers of Time, Newsweek, Life, U.S. News and World Report, Parade and numerous other magazines and has been the subject of many newspaper and magazine feature articles and books.
Mr. Graham lost his wife of nearly 64 years, Ruth Bell Graham, in June of 2007. Together they had three daughters, two sons, 19 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Mr. Graham resides in their home in the mountains of North Carolina.
OUR Daily Bread Devotional April 24, 2017-  The Small Things

OUR Daily Bread Devotional April 24, 2017- The Small Things

TOPIC- The Small Things


Read: Psalm 116:1–9 

Every good and perfect gift is from above. James 1:17



My friend Gloria called with excitement in her voice. She had not been able to leave her home except for doctors’ appointments. So I understood why she was so happy to tell me, “My son just attached new speakers to my computer, so now I can go to my church!” Now she could hear the live broadcast of her church’s worship service. She raved about God’s goodness and the “best gift my son could have given me!”

Gloria teaches me about having a thankful heart. Despite her many limitations, she’s thankful for the smallest of things—sunsets, helpful family and neighbors, quiet moments with God, the ability to remain in her own apartment. She’s had a lifetime of seeing God provide for her, and she talks about Him to anyone who visits or calls.

God is the giver of all good gifts in our life.
We don’t know what difficulties the author of Psalm 116 was encountering. Some Bible commentaries say it was probably sickness because he said, “the cords of death entangled me” (v. 3). But he gave thanks to the Lord for being gracious and full of compassion when he was “brought low” (vv. 5–6).
OUR Daily Bread Devotional April 24, 2017-  The Small Things

When we’re low, it can be hard to look up. Yet if we do, we see that God is the giver of all good gifts in our life—great and small—and we learn to give Him thanks.


What shall I render to the Lord for all his benefits to me? . . . I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving (Ps. 116:12, 17 esv).

Praise to God comes naturally when you count your blessings.
The Small Things

INSIGHT:
This marvelous psalm celebrates the miraculous deliverance we receive from the God who comes to our rescue. Verses 1–9 recognize the call for help, the gracious response of God, and the praise and rest that come to us after a stressful time. Verses 8–9 also give us an eloquent summary of God’s deliverance: “For you, Lord, have delivered me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before the Lord in the land of the living.” These two verses are worth memorizing as a means of strengthening our faith, giving thanks for past help from God, and in preparation for future trials. Fear of death, tears of sorrow, and even stumbling feet find their comfort and restoration in the God of grace. All of these offer reasons to count our blessings.

For what can you praise God today?

| Bible in a Year: 2 Samuel 19–20; Luke 18:1–23
Kenneth Copeland Ministries Daily Devotional  April 24 2017- Inside Out With Gloria Copeland

Kenneth Copeland Ministries Daily Devotional April 24 2017- Inside Out With Gloria Copeland

TOPIC- Inside Out


But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

2 Corinthians 3:18



Have you ever thought about the fact that man is the only creature God created who has to wear clothing to cover himself? All the other creatures grow their own coverings. Some grow fur, some feathers, others scales or leathery hide. But all are clothed from the inside out!

Most people don’t realize it, but in the beginning, man was clothed that way too. He was made in the image of God. And, if you’ll look in Ezekiel 8:2, you’ll find that God is clothed in fire from the loins up and from the loins down. That fire is His glory emanating outward from His innermost being.


When man was first created, he was like that too. He was covered with the very glory of God. It radiated from his inner being outward. That’s why he had no sense of nakedness until after he sinned and the glory departed from him.

It was a tragic day when man lost that glorious covering. But I want you to know something today. It’s not lost forever. The Word of God says we can gain it back.

You see, when you put your faith in the blood of Jesus and were born again, the glory of God once again took up residence in you. It may be well-hidden right now, but believe me, it’s in there.

And the Bible says that as you gaze into the Lord’s face by studying the Word and fellowshiping with Him, as you renew your mind to understand who you are in Christ, you’ll be changed into His image on the outside as well. As you learn to hear His voice and obey it, you’ll start giving outward expression of the glory within you. Little by little, you’ll be turned inside out!


Instead of simply staring into your closet every morning, spend some time gazing at Jesus and beholding His Word. Let Him clothe you in His radiant presence. Once His glory starts shining through, anything you wear will look beautiful on you.

Scripture Reading:
Psalm 8




About UsHello, we’re Kenneth and Gloria Copeland. For the last 49 years, we’ve been passionately teaching Christians all over the world how to apply the principles of faith found in God’s WORD to their lives.We have seven ministry offices around the world: United States, Canada, Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Ukraine and Latin America. Our God-given directive is to preach and teach the uncompromised WORD of God on every available voice, which is being accomplished through a variety of channels, including our Believer’s Voice of Victory TV and radio broadcasts, podcast and magazine; Believers’ Conventions, Victory Campaigns and Living Victory meetings; published books, website, and social media channels, to name a few. Kenneth Copeland Ministries Daily Devotional  March 8 2017- Meet the Living WordWith the expansion of technology, we have more work to do now than ever. We are determined to let the world know Jesus is LORD, and we’re not slowing down anytime soon!
Dunamis Daily Devotional Monday, 24 April 2017- THE NON–NEGOTIABLE REQUIREMENT

Dunamis Daily Devotional Monday, 24 April 2017- THE NON–NEGOTIABLE REQUIREMENT

TOPIC- THE NON–NEGOTIABLE REQUIREMENT


(FROM APRIL 2017 SEEDS OF DESTINY DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY DR. PASTOR PAUL ENENCHE)

SCRIPTURE: By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice…By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son. Hebrews 11:4, 17


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: If you do not hold back your sacrifice from God, God will not hold back your harvest. 

It has been established that faith is a non-negotiable requirement for seeing Divine Proofs in our lives. Therefore, maintaining a solid faith makes us to experience the inexplicable, incredible, incredulous and the incomprehensible manifestations of God.

Now, what do we do in order to empower our faith?

It is living a life of sacrifice!


A person of faith is a sacrificial person.

The following thoughts on sacrifice are noteworthy: 
1. Sacrifice is an avenue for both the expression and amplification of faith.  When you release what you can, you can expect God to do His part. 
2. Sacrifice is an act of faith that increases confidence in God’s response and it is the step of faith that commits God to act in the life of a person.
3. The move of God is triggered by the move of man. When a man moves in sacrifice, God is committed to move in his life.

If you do not hold back your sacrifice from God, God will not hold back your harvest from you. 

I prophesy the release of the spirit of sacrifice on you in Jesus’ Name.

Remember this: If you do not hold back your sacrifice from God, God will not hold back your harvest. 

ASSIGNMENT(S):
1. Live a life of sacrifice.
2. Ask God to break the power of greed from your life.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: BOOSTERS AND ENEMIES OF FAITH – (PART 3)

PRAYER: O LORD, I ask that You baptize me with the Spirit of sacrifice. Break the power of greed and stinginess from my life, LORD, in Jesus’ Name.

DAILY READING:  Judges 2:10 to 3:31, Luke 22:14 to 34, Psalm 92:1 to 93:5, Proverbs 14:1 to 2.

QUOTE: You can never reap until you have sown. Culled from 21 UNCOMMON KEYS TO FINANCIAL OVERFLOW by Dr Paul Enenche.

AMAZING FACT: 10% of the World’s population are left handed.

TODAY IN HISTORY: 24/04/1704 – The first regular newspaper in British Colonial America, The Boston News-Letter, is published. 

DON’T FORGET TO ATTEND: The Power Communion Services tomorrow by 4:45pm and 6:30pm. Invite your friends and loved ones.

Dunamis Daily Devotional Monday, 24 April 2017- THE NON–NEGOTIABLE REQUIREMENT


SEEDS OF DESTINY IN FRENCH:
SEMENCE DE DESTINEE

LUNDI, LE 24 AVRIL 2017.

THEME: LA CONDITION NON-NEGOCIABLE

LES SAINTES ECRITURES: C’est par la foi qu’Abel offrit à Dieu un sacrifice plus excellent que celui de Caïn; c`est par elle qu’il fut déclaré juste, Dieu approuvant ses offrandes; et c’est par elle qu’il parle encore, quoique mort. --- C’est par la foi qu’Abraham offrit Isaac, lorsqu’il fut mis à l`épreuve, et qu’il offrit son fils unique, lui qui avait reçu les promesses. Hébreux 11:4, 17

PENSÉE DU JOUR: Si vous ne privez pas Dieu de votre sacrifice, Dieu ne vous privera pas de votre récolte.

Il a été établi que la foi est une condition non négociable pour voir des preuves de l’action divine dans nos vies. Par conséquent, garder une foi ferme nous permet de découvrir les œuvres inexplicables, incroyables, inimaginables et incompréhensibles de Dieu.

Alors, que faut-il faire pour garder une foi ferme?
Il faut avoir une vie de sacrifice!

Une personne de foi est une personne sacrificielle.


Je vous exhorte à noter les pensées suivantes sur le sacrifice :

1. Le sacrifice est un moyen d'expression et d'amplification de la foi : Lorsque vous libérez ce que vous avez à cœur de donner, vous pouvez vous attendre à ce que Dieu fasse Sa part.

2. Le sacrifice est un acte de foi qui augmente la confiance envers Dieu, pour l’exaucement. Et c'est le pas qu’on fait dans la foi qui engage Dieu à agir dans la vie d'une personne.
3. L’action de Dieu est déclenchée par l’action de l'homme. Quand un homme s’engage à faire un sacrifice, Dieu s’engage à agir dans la vie d’un tel homme.

Je prophétise l'esprit de sacrifice sur vous, au Nom de Jésus.

Rappelez-vous ceci: Si vous ne privez pas Dieu de votre sacrifice, Dieu ne vous privera pas de votre récolte.

DEVOIRS
1. Vivez une vie de sacrifice.
2. Demandez à Dieu de briser le pouvoir de l'avidité dans votre vie.

PRIERE: Seigneur, je Te demande de me baptiser de l'Esprit de sacrifice. Brise le pouvoir de la cupidité et de l'avarice de ma vie, au Nom de Jésus.

LECTURE QUOTIDIENNE: Juges 2:10 à Juges 3:31, Luc 22:14 à 34, Ps. 92: 1 à 93: 5, Prov. 14: 1 à 2.

CITATION: Vous ne pouvez jamais récolter avant de semer. Échappé de 21 CLÉS UNCOMMUNES À L'OVERFLOW FINANCIER par le Dr Paul Enenche.

FAIT SURPRENANT : Les 10% de la population mondiale sont gauchers.

AUJOURD'HUI DANS L'HISTOIRE: Le 24 avril 1704 - Le premier journal régulier dans l'Amérique Coloniale Britannique, The Boston News-Letter, est publié.


SEEDS OF DESTINY IN SPANISH:SEMILLA DE DESTINO



LUNES, 24 DE ABRIL DE 2017.

TEMA: EL REQUISITO NO NEGOCIABLE.


LA ESCRITURA: Por la fe Abel ofreció a Dios más excelente sacrificio ... Por la fe Abraham, cuando fue probado, ofreció a Isaac; y el que había recibido las promesas ofrecía su unigénito. HEBREOS 11:4,17.

PENSAMIENTO PARA EL DÍA: Si usted no retiene su sacrificio de Dios, Dios no va a retener su cosecha.

Se ha establecido que la fe es un requisito no negociable para ver pruebas divinas en nuestras vidas. Por lo tanto, mantener una fe sólida nos hace experimentar inexplicables, increíbles, incrédulas e incomprensibles manifestaciones de Dios.

Ahora, ¿qué hacemos para fortalecer nuestra fe?

¡Es vivir una vida de sacrificio!

Una persona de fe es una persona de sacrificio.

Me gustaría que usted tomara nota de las siguientes ideas sobre el sacrificio.
1. El sacrificio es una vía para la expresión y la amplificación de la fe. Cuando usted entrega lo que usted puede, usted puede esperar que Dios haga Su parte.
2. El sacrificio es un acto de fe que aumenta la confianza en la respuesta de Dios y es el paso de fe que compromete a Dios a actuar en la vida de una persona.
3. El movimiento de Dios es desencadenado por el movimiento del hombre. Cuando un hombre se mueve en sacrificio, Dios está comprometido a moverse en la vida de ese hombre.


Si usted no retiene su sacrificio de Dios, Dios no aguantará su cosecha.

Yo profetizo el espíritu de sacrificio sobre usted en el Nombre de Jesús.

Recuerde esto: Si usted no retiene su sacrificio de Dios, Dios no va a retener su cosecha.

TAREA(S):
1. Viva una vida de sacrificio.
2. Pídale a Dios que rompa el poder de la codicia de su vida.

ORACIÓN: OH SEÑOR, Te pido que me bautices con el Espíritu de sacrificio. Rompe el poder de la avaricia y tacañería de mi vida SEÑOR, en el Nombre de Jesús.

PARA MEJOR ENTENDIMIENTO, CONSIGA ESTE MENSAJE: AMPLIFICADORES Y ENEMIGOS DE LA FE - (3ra PARTE).

LECTURA DIARIA: Jueces 2:10-3:31, Lucas 22:14 a 34, Salmos 92:1 a 93:5, Proverbios 14:1 a 2.

CITA: Usted nunca podrá cosechar hasta que haya sembrado. Tomado de “21 CLAVES NO COMUNES PARA SOBRE FLUJO FINANCIERO” por el Dr. Paul Enenche.

HOY EN LA HISTORIA: 24/04/1704 – Se publicó el primer periódico regular en la América colonial Inglesa, The Boston News-Letter.

HECHO SORPRENDENTE: El 10% de la población del mundo es zurda.

Dunamis Daily Devotional Monday, 24 April 2017- THE NON–NEGOTIABLE REQUIREMENT

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Joel Osteen Ministries Devotional Apr 23 2017- Do You See It?

Joel Osteen Ministries Devotional Apr 23 2017- Do You See It?

TOPIC- Do You See It?


TODAY'S SCRIPTURE:

For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen..
(Romans 1:20, NIV)



TODAY'S WORD:

All around you, God’s goodness is on display. The question is do you see it? The scripture talks about how God was in the midst of people, but they knew Him not. Too many times, God is working in our lives, showing us favor, protecting us, sending us healing, but we don’t recognize His goodness. For example, if you’re in a crowded parking lot and a car backs out so you can get a front row space, that’s the goodness of God. If you’re going through a difficult time and a friend stops by out of the blue and cheers you up, that’s the goodness of God. 
Joel Osteen Ministries - Do You See It?


We have to remember not to take the little things for granted. All through the day we should be saying, “Thank You, Lord, for Your goodness. Thank You for my health. Thank You for my spouse. Thank You for the opportunity that You have given me.”Today, be on the lookout for His goodness. Remember, what you seek you will find. Seek Him and thank Him for His faithfulness and blessing upon every area of your life!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Father God, thank You for every good and perfect gift that You have given me. Thank You for ordering my steps and guiding me with Your Word. I love You and praise You today for Your faithfulness and look forward to the good things You have in store for my future in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Joel Osteen Ministries Devotional 
Joseph Prince Devotional 23 April 2017- START USING YOUR MEASURE OF FAITH

Joseph Prince Devotional 23 April 2017- START USING YOUR MEASURE OF FAITH

TOPIC- START USING YOUR MEASURE OF FAITH


Romans 12:3
…God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.
As children of God, we should never say, “I don’t have any faith.” To say this is to say that God is a liar because His Word already tells us that “God has dealt to each one a measure of faith”.



Why then does the faith of some seem to be stronger than others?

Well, faith is like muscles. We are all born with a measure of muscles. But some of us develop our muscles better than others. Bodybuilders, for example, exercise their muscles very regularly to make them grow bigger and stronger.

Likewise, your measure of faith grows when you feed and use it. Each time you hear or read God’s Word, you are feeding your faith. When you confess God’s Word and expect good things to happen to you, you are using it. And the more you use it, the more your faith grows.

So use your faith. You could start with headaches, for example. When you have a headache, instead of always running straight for your painkillers, use your faith. Ask God for healing, and trust and thank Him for the healing. Joseph Prince Devotional


Now, don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with taking medicine. And if you have to go to the doctor, don’t feel condemned either. Just start using your faith at a level you are comfortable with. If you need to go to the doctor, then go in faith, praying, “Abba Father, I am going to the doctor. I am asking You in Jesus’ name to give the doctor wisdom to give me an accurate diagnosis. My trust is not in him but in You.”

And when you take your medicine, don’t just pop in the pills. In faith, say, “Lord, sanctify this medicine,” then take it. This is because some medicines have negative side effects. So when you ask God to sanctify it, He blesses that medicine. And what will be developing in you, growing bigger and possessing your body until it is too widespread, is divine health!

Beloved, you have been given a measure of faith. Start using it, believing that it is this measure of your faith that causes you to draw from the inexhaustible power of a faithful and loving God!

Thought For The Day
Your measure of faith grows when you feed and use it.

Joseph Prince Devotional- START USING YOUR MEASURE OF FAITH
Joyce Meyer's daily devotional  April 23, 2017- A Rock-Solid Foundation

Joyce Meyer's daily devotional April 23, 2017- A Rock-Solid Foundation

TOPIC- A Rock-Solid Foundation


[Jesus] said to them, But who do you [yourselves] say that I am? Simon Peter replied, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. Matthew 16:15-16 
— Matthew 16:15-16



When Peter said that Jesus was the Christ, the Son of the living God, it was a statement of faith. In making this statement, Peter was displaying faith.

I don’t think Peter just casually or nonchalantly made that statement. I think he did it with a surety and a certainty that impressed Jesus because He immediately turned to Peter and told him that he was blessed. Then He went on to say that it was upon this rock-solid foundation of faith that He would build His church. Joyce Meyer's daily devotional


Jesus was saying to Peter, “If you maintain this faith, it will be a rocklike substance in your life upon which I will be able to build My kingdom in you, and through you. Your faith will be developed to the place that even the gates of hell will not be able to prevail against you.”

There have been many times in my life when I have been discouraged and not known what to do, or felt that nothing was working and that everybody was against me. The words I have heard over and over again are, “Only believe.”

This promise was not just for Peter alone. Jesus is saying the same thing to you and me. Only believe!


Joyce Meyer's daily devotional- A Rock-Solid Foundation
Open Heavens Devotional 23 April 2017 A fruit –bearing tree?

Open Heavens Devotional 23 April 2017 A fruit –bearing tree?

Open Heavens Devotional 23 April 2017 A fruit –bearing tree?

A FRUIT-BEARING TREE? – Sunday April 23rd 2017

Memorise: Every branch in me that beareth not fruit the taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. John 15:2
Read: Luke 13:6-9 (King James Version)

He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.
Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground?

And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:

And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.

Bible in one year: Number 14-15, Jeremiah 18:19-19:9, Hymn: Sing hymn 13
MESSAGE:
Fruit-bearing is a necessity for every child of God. When the Scripture inDeuteronomy 7:14 says none shall be barren, this promise fundamentally extends to soul-winning and all other activities that populate the Kingdom of God. Our Heavenly Father is delighted when we in partnership with the Holy Spirit turn the hearts of men away from their wicked ways to the way of righteousness. For this reason, He reserved a special promise for such people in Daniel 12:3:


“And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.”

The obligation to bear fruit becomes more critical when we consider what our Lord Jesus Christ said in today’s memory verse. He said He would take away every branch in Him that does not bear fruit. Nothing can be more serious than that. Open Heavens 23 April 2017: Sunday daily devotional by Pastor E.A Adeboye – A fruit-bearing tree. I pray that you will never be alienated from the Lord Jesus Christ in Jesus’ Name.

Moreover, today’s Bible reading amplifies the fruit-bearing responsibilities of the children of God. The parable it references was equally given by our Lord Jesus Christ. The “certain man” in the parable is no other person than God, the Father. The vinedresser is no other person than Jesus Christ, the compassionate Advocate who makes intercession for us (Hebrews 7:25). He is the one pleading on behalf of fruitless trees in God’s vineyard, which is the world. The danger of an endless wait for a tree in God’s vineyard to bear fruit is made clear in Luke 13:8-9, which says:

“And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it: And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.”

Are you bearing fruits? Another pertinent question is, what type of fruits are you bearing? Open Heavens Devotional 2017. For a sinner, he or she must bear fruits worthy of repentance (Matthew 3:8). For believers, we must win souls into the Kingdom, thus fulfilling the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20). More importantly for believers, we must also bear the fruit of the Spirit:

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”
Galatians 5:22-23

Action Point
Draw a soul-winning plan for yourself and your family and sincerely follow it up in your neighbourhood. Also, pray that your converts will manifest the fruits of repentance and the fruit of the Spirit.
Open Heaven Daily Devotional, 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. 
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Higher Everyday Devotional By Pastor W.F Kumuyi  SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2017- PERSEVERANCE IN FAITH

Higher Everyday Devotional By Pastor W.F Kumuyi SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2017- PERSEVERANCE IN FAITH

TOPIC- PERSEVERANCE IN FAITH


TEXT: MATTHEW 24:12, 13

BIBLE TEXT:

"And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved" (Matthew 24:12, 13).



Perseverance means steady and continued action or belief for a long period of time, despite challenges or difficulties. The Christian walk requires perseverance. Read this with me: "And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God" (Luke9:62). You see, those who turn back along the line miss the kingdom of God and waste their past efforts. After a wonderful mission work with Apostle Paul, Demas dropped out and missed out. According to W. E. Corey, "It is not always the smartest man who gets along the best; it is the man with bulldog tenacity, the man who perseveres and never gives up, who succeeds." As a youngster, if you are saved, that is splendid. 

Higher Everyday Devotional By Pastor W.F Kumuyi  SUNDAY,


However, you must continue in the faith to the end despite challenges that may come your way for the final salvation. You cannot talk about perseverance in faith if you have not started the race; so, you have to surrender your life to Christ now for a joyful eternity.

Challenge: If you fall, don't give up, get up!
Prayer: Keep me through this walk of faith, oh God, in Jesus name.
Quote: The Christian walk requires perseverance

Bible Reading in one Year: Luke 8:11-14

Higher Everyday Devotional By Pastor W.F Kumuyi  SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2017- PERSEVERANCE IN FAITH
DCLM Daily Manna by Pastor Kumuyi SUNDAY APRIL 23 2017- FEAR NOT!

DCLM Daily Manna by Pastor Kumuyi SUNDAY APRIL 23 2017- FEAR NOT!

TOPIC- FEAR NOT!


-DEUTERONOMY 20:1-9

KEY VERSE:

"And the officers shall speak further unto the people, and they shall say, What man is there that is fearful and fainthearted? let him go and return unto his house, lest his brethren's heart faint as well as his heart" (Deuteronomy 20:8).



On Saturday the 28th day of May 2005, the British Guardian newspaper reported an almost unbelievable story. According to reports, two Japanese men, who were both in their 80s, had said they were soldiers of the Second World War, and had been hiding on the Island of Mindanao, which is 600 miles from Manila, in the Philippines. They had deserted their division who were fiercely devastated by the United States’ forces. They had since remained in the jungle and mountains possibly unaware that the war had ended 60 years earlier. They also feared being court-martialled for possible desertion if they showed their faces again. Desertion is a serious crime in the military, usually punishable by death. In today’s reading, the Law of Moses prescribed an escape route for would-be deserters. 

DCLM Daily Manna by Pastor Kumuyi SUNDAY


The officers were to ask soldiers who were afraid to go back from the battle so as not to influence others in the war. Also, during the battle with the Midianites in Judges chapter 7 verse 3, God instructed Gideon, Israel’s army general, to "...proclaim in the ears of the people, saying, whosoever is fearful and afraid, let him return and depart early…". The greatest army division is as strong as its weakest link. A fearful soldier is the weakest link to the entire infantry. All fears are contagious. Like virus, they can weaken the fabric of human courage and make valiant people flee from presumed danger. What causes fear in believers? Sin, an exaggeration that glorifies the enemy rather than God, lack of faith in what God has promised and taking counsel from ungodly sources can be some major reasons why Christians fear. But as God would not tolerate all other fears in the Old Testament army, so will He not condone it in the New Testament where we now have a better covenant established upon better promises. It is dangerous to look away from the Saviour. Keep your eyes and gaze on Him and He will surely help you to overcome all the battles of life.

Thought for the day: It is wisdom to answer with faith when fear knocks.
Bible Reading in one Year: JUDGES 11-13

DCLM Daily Manna by Pastor Kumuyi FEAR NOT!
In Touch Ministries Daily Devotion  APRIL 23, 2017- What Can You Do for God?

In Touch Ministries Daily Devotion APRIL 23, 2017- What Can You Do for God?

TOPIC- What Can You Do for God?


Matthew 6:20-21



Oftentimes we elevate serving God to the point that we overlook opportunities to have a real impact for Him. But the truth is, serving Him usually involves what’s happening in your life on a daily basis.

I remember my first Sunday school teacher, Mrs. Eva Crane, smiling at me and giving candy to the class. Her gentle spirit created a conviction in me that church is a good place—she made me want to be in God’s house. After 70 years, I still remember her smile.

Another example is my grandfather. Though I wasn’t able to spend much time with him, I clearly recall my one-week visit at his home. He listened to me and shared what was going on in his life. During that time, he gave me several principles by which to live, and they’ve affected me all these years. The lessons he taught me as we sat on his back porch come out in almost every sermon I write. So his wisdom has blessed millions of people.


In Touch Ministries Daily Devotion  
Don’t underestimate what the Lord is doing in your life. You may not think it’s important, but it is. What you say to people, how you treat others, and the way you handle adversity are like stored-up treasures—God uses these things to reveal Himself to the world. When you stand for righteousness and refuse to compromise, you are bearing witness to Him.

How is God serving His purpose through you? Before starting your day, say this prayer: “Lord, I choose Your way. Accomplish Your will in me, whatever that takes.” When you do, things will happen in your life that you never expected. God will bless you beyond all measure.

Bible in One Year: 2 Kings 4-6

In Touch Ministries - What Can You Do for God?
Dunamis Daily Devotional Sunday, 23 April 2017- THE PURPOSE OF THE ANOINTING

Dunamis Daily Devotional Sunday, 23 April 2017- THE PURPOSE OF THE ANOINTING

TOPIC-  THE PURPOSE OF THE ANOINTING


(FROM APRIL 2017 SEEDS OF DESTINY DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY DR. PASTOR PAUL ENENCHE)

SCRIPTURE: And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing. Isaiah 10:27



THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: God with a person equals the Anointing. 

The Anointing is the Presence of God in a person's life. The Bible says that God anointed Jesus Christ of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and power who went about doing good and healing all that was oppressed of the devil for God was with Him (Acts 10:38). God with a person, therefore, equals the Anointing. 

I will like to outline one important purpose of the Anointing of God in a person's life:

It is the lifting of burdens or charges.
From our anchor Scripture, it is clear that the Anointing is a supernatural facelift that has the capacity to lift burdens, yokes and charges.

The burden could be a burden of sin, depression, fruitlessness, poverty, empty-handedness, sickness and affliction or marital embargo, etc.

Whatever it is that has been weighing you down, the Anointing of the Holy Ghost has the capacity to lift that yoke off your life. Every burden in your life shall be lifted off you today in the Name of Jesus Christ. 

Remember this: God with a person equals the Anointing. 

ASSIGNMENT (S):
1. Surrender every situation that constitutes a burden on you today.
2. Study and meditate on Matthew 11:28.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE POWER OF THE ANOINTING

PRAYER: LORD, I ask for the lifting of every burden in my life by the power of the Anointing. Saturate me with Your Presence, LORD, in Jesus' Name.

DAILY READING: Judges 1: 1 to 2: 9, Luke 21:29 to 22:13, Psalm 90: 1 to 91:16, Proverbs 13:24 to 25.

QUOTE: The Presence of God opens doors and commands all manner of blessings. Culled from 30 SECRETS TO THE TOP by Dr Paul Enenche.

AMAZING FACT: Earth has traveled more than 5,000 miles in the past 5 minutes.

TODAY IN HISTORY: 04/23/1968 - The Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church merged to the United Methodist Church.

PROPHETIC PARENTAL BLESSING
This week is your week; Favor will find you, blessings will besiege you, mercy will meet you, grace will grab you and your allocations will locate you, in Jesus' Name.


SEEDS OF DESTINY IN FRENCH: SEMENCE OF DESTINEE


DIMANCHE, LE 23 AVRIL 2017
THEME: LE BUT DE L'ONCTION

LES SAINTES ECRITURES: In future, they will be fardeau will be of desus ton épaule, Et son joug de dessus ton cou; Et la graisse fera éclater le joug. Esaïe 10:27

PENSÉE DU JOUR: Persister dans la Présence de Dieu dans le lieu de la prière, libère l'Onction de Dieu sur la vie d'une personne.

Il a été confirmed that l'onction est la présence de Dieu dans la vie d'une personne. The Bible says that "Dieu a oint du Saint Esprit et de force Jésus de Nazareth, qui allait de lieu en lieu faisant du bien et guérissant tous ceux qui étaire sous l'empire du diable, Dieu était avec lui. »(Acts 10:38). Par conséquent, persévérer dans la présence de Dieu dans le lieu de la prière, libère l'onction de Dieu sur la vie d'une personne (Psaume 91: 1).

Je tiens à souligner un des objectifs importants de l'onction de Dieu dans la vie d'une personne:

The suppression of jougs et des fardeaux. 
From the notre verset d'ancrage, it is clear that l'onction is a force or puissance de levage (action de lever une charge) surnaturel, which is the capacity of the fardeaux, les jougs et les fardeaux. 
Le fardeau peut revêtir the forme du péché, du manque de finances, dépression, stérilité, pauvreté, du droit de droiture, maladie, marital embargo, d'afflictions diverses, etc. Quelle que qui vous a accablé, l'onction du Saint-Esprit to the capacity of lever toute forme de joug dans votre vie.

Je prophétise la levée de tous les jougs et fardeaux de votre vie aujourd'hui, au Nom de Jésus-Christ.

Rappelez-vous ceci: Persister dans la Présence de Dieu dans le lieu de la prière, libère l'Onction de Dieu sur la vie d'une personne.

DEVOIRS 
1. Abandonnez entre les Mains de Dieu aujourd'hui toute situation qui est un fardeau dans votre vie. 
2. Étudiez et méditez le passage de Matthieu 11:28 qui dit: 
"Venez à moi, vous tous qui êtes fatigués et chargés, et je vous donnerai du repos."

PRIERE: Seigneur, libère-moi de tous les fardeaux qui oppressent ma vie, par puissance de l'Onction du Saint-Esprit. Sature-moi of Ta présence, au Nom de Jesus.

READ QUOTIDIENNE: Juges 1: 1 to Juges 2: 9, Luc 21: 29 to Luc 22:13, Ps. 90: 1 to Ps. 91: 16, Prov. 13: 24-25.

CITATION: La Présence de Dieu listens to you and attests all sorts of blessings. Extrait du livre: 30 SECRETS POUR LE SOMMET, du Dr Paul Enenche.

FAIT SURPRENANT: La Terre a parcouru a distance of more than 8046,720 kilomètres au cours des 5 dernières minutes.

AUJOURD'HUI DANS L'HISTOIRE: Le 23 avril 1968 - L'Église Méthodiste et l'Église Evangélique des Frères Unis ont fusionnées pour former l'Église Méthodiste Unie.


SEEDS OF DESTINY IN SPANISH: SEED OF DESTINATION


SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2017.
THEME: THE PURPOSE OF THE UNION.

THE SCRIPTURE: It shall come to pass at that time that his burden shall be taken from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from thy neck, and the yoke shall rot because of the anointing. ISAIAH 10:27.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Insisting on the Presence of God in the place of prayer releases the anointing of God on the life of a person.

It has been confirmed that the Anointing is the Presence of God in the life of a person. The Bible says that God anointed Jesus Christ of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power who went about doing good and healing all those oppressed by the devil, because God was with him (Acts 10:38). Therefore, insisting on the presence of God in the place of prayer releases the Anointing of God upon the life of a person (Psalm 91: 1).

I would like to outline an important purpose of the anointing of God in a person's life:

The lifting of yokes or pesadumbres.

From our writing of reference, it is clear that the Anointing is a supernatural force that has the ability to eliminate woes and woes. The burden can be a burden of sin, lack of money, depression, unfruitfulness, poverty, empty hands, sickness and affliction or marital embargo, etc. Whatever the weight that is sinking you, the anointing of the Holy Spirit has the ability to lift the yoke of your life.

I prophesy the lifting of every yoke and weight of your life today in the Name of Jesus Christ.

Remember this: Insisting on the Presence of God in the place of prayer releases the Anointing of God on the life of a man.

TASK (S): 
1. Deliver every situation that is a burden to you to God today. 
2. Study and meditate on Matthew 11:28.

PRAYER: LORD, I ask you for the lifting of all burdens in my life by the power of anointing. Sat me with Your Presence, O LORD, in the Name of Jesus.

FOR BETTER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE POWER OF THE UNION. 

QUOTE: The Presence of God opens doors and commands all kinds of blessings. Taken from "30 SECRETS TO THE UP" by Dr. Paul Enenche.

DAILY READING: Judges 1: 1 to 2: 9, Luke 21: 29-22: 13, Psalm 90: 1 to 91:16, Proverbs 13:24 to 25.

TODAY IN HISTORY: 04/23/1968 - The Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church merged to form the United Methodist Church.

AMAZING FACT: Earth has traveled more than 5,000 miles in the last 5 minutes.