The Altar is a place of meeting with God. Apart from the church altar where prayers are being made, the heart of a Christian is another Altar that must be well tended and properly dressed. Your heart is the meeting point and highway to God.
BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “Aaron must burn fragrant incense on the altar every morning when he tends the lamp.” Exodus 30:7, NIV)
ACTION POINT Beloved child of God, guard your heart with all diligence and overlay it with the precious Word of God. Guard it from evil thoughts, malice, unforgiveness, greed, revenge, anger, lusts, pride and the likes.
Truth is such a royal patron that we should embrace it without regards to cost”. – A.W. Tozer
BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “Teach me your way LORD, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name” (Psalms 86:11 NIV)
ACTION POINT Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life, therefore anyone who will walk with God must walk in the truth. So it is imperative that we stick to the truth, no matter what it may cost us. Christ is counting on us to walk in the truth and teach others to do the same.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it. – Napoleon Hill
BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize” (1 Corinthians 9:24-27 NIV).
What happens to the righteous at the second coming? At Jesus’ second coming the righteous dead will be raised to life and taken up to heaven along with the righteous who are still alive on the earth.
BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.” (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)
KEY/PRAYER POINT Lord Jesus, help me to be conscious of Your second coming and grant me the grace to always be ready.
You may be trying to live in this world by your own power. Let God teach you meekness so that you can live in, and depend on, His strength. – C. P. Hia
BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY For the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, has said: ‘You will be delivered by returning and resting; your strength will lie in quiet confidence. But you are not willing'” (Isaiah 30:15 HCSB).
ACTION/PRAYER POINT Lord Jesus, help me to depend on You in all i do and all that i am
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals. – Henry Ford
BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:2 NIV).
KEY POINT Keep your hope alive, see Christ in every situation of life.
When you pray for anyone, you tend to modify your personal attitude toward them. – Norman Vincent Peale
BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:43-45 NIV).
KEY/PRAYER POINT Endeavour to pray for someone today.
A Psalm and Song at the dedication of the house of David. I will extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me. O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me. O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness. For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved. LORD, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled. I cried to thee, O LORD; and unto the LORD I made supplication. What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth? Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me: LORD, be thou my helper. Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness; To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.
Many do not know when to stop praying over issues because they are not sensitive to recognize signs indicating that the prayer is heard. Jesus says we should watch and pray. Some of us are still busy fasting and praying over matters God has since answered, rather than preparing for the manifestation. – Pastor EA Adeboye
BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “When this had dawned on him, he went to the house of Mary the mother of John, also called Mark, where many people had gathered and were praying. Peter knocked at the outer entrance, and a servant girl named Rhoda came to answer the door. When she recognized Peter’s voice, she was so overjoyed she ran back without opening it and exclaimed, ‘Peter is at the door!’ ‘You’re out of your mind,’ they told her. When she kept insisting that it was so, they said, ‘It must be his angel’” (Acts 12:12-15 NIV).
KEY/ PRAYER POINT: Ask God to make you more sensitive to the Spirit. When you pray, open your heart and spirit to the Holy Spirit.
Do not try to survive using your own methods. Trust in God — and what He tells you — and discover just how big He is. – Author Unknown
BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes…” (Proverbs 3:5-7 NIV).
KEY/PRAYER POINT Trust in God, your strength alone will fail you
The Lord is able to direct the path of His children and keep them safe from the clutches of the enemy. The enemy can attempt to overcome God’s children, but God will not allow him.
One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple. (Psalms 27:4|KJV)
To have God on your side always, decide to dwell in Him all the days of your life and it shall be well with you.
Times are changing, and many societal values are changing too. Civilisation has overtaken many things that used to be abnormal, and they are becoming ‘normal’ now. It is not uncommon today to hear even Christians say that some teachings are ‘old school’, which should give way for the ‘new school’.
Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. (Jude 1:3|KJV)
God’s standard does not change as trends. Holding tenaciously to it is our sure vote for victory in these changing times.
The coming of Christ to the earth is imminent: it may occur any moment, day or night! What Jesus always taught about His coming is that His coming is going to be sudden, unexpected and surprising so every Christian should be ready for His coming at any moment.
Behold, I am coming soon! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy in this book. Revelation 22:7, NIV
Jesus is coming back and He may come at any moment. It seems certain that He will come soon. Friend, are you ready? I beg you to lay aside the cares and pleasure of this world that could prevent you from being happy if Jesus should come today. Get prepared Read Luke 21:34-36.
The Lord shall go before you this week, He will permanently shut the mouth of lions on your way, you will soar on wings like eagles and your testimonies shall be evidence in Jesus’name. Have a Victorious Week!
Even though friends can be a help, only Christ can reach beyond our tears and touch the deep hurts of our hearts. His comfort can carry us through the struggles of our lives until that day when God Himself wipes away every tear from our eyes. – Bill Crowder
And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away” (Revelation 21:4 NKJV).
We do what we do only because of God’s grace, and that grace is given so that we might do what is pleasing to him. – Timothy Keller
But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me” (1 Corinthians 15:10 NKJV).
As you continue to enjoy the grace of God, please never take His grace for granted.
Today i celebrate God’s greatness in my life, another year is here to count my blessings and name them one by one,God has been faithful even when we don’t see everything He is doing for us, i can not take it for granted, You’re great Lord.
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. (Psalms 90:12|KJV)
Please join me as I celebrate the faithfulness of God in my life today.
Sometimes, we find it hard to get pass out past. We find it difficult to forgive others, forgive ourselves or even believe that God can forgive us.
And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies. I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know the LORD. (Hosea 2:19-20|KJV)
When we repent of our sins and acknowledge our mistakes, then we can fully enjoy God’s restoration in every area of our lives. God can make all things new again.
This generation of believers is responsible for this generation of sinners – Leonard Ravenhill
And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness,, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us; And put no difference, between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. (Acts 15:8-9|KJV)
God accepts every person that will come to Him and He wants us to reach people for Him, putting aside our personal biases. So, if you have been purified and have the Holy Spirit in you, you can reach out to others for Christ today.
Jesus Christ as our perfect example, did not consider equality with God, but, humbled Himself in human likeness and became obedient to death. Jesus Christ was able to fulfill God’s plan for humankind because, He submitted to the price of death on the cross. God rewarded His humility by giving Him a name that is above every name.
In your relationships with one another, have the same mind set as Christ Jesus” (Philippians 2:5)
Christ’s mind in you must be expressed in your attitude as you relate with people and handle issues of life on a daily basis. Do you have character problem? You have the attitude of self-sacrifice, humility and love for others as it is Christ.
Bear up the hands that hang down, by faith and prayer; support the tottering knees. Have you any days of fasting and prayer? Storm the throne of grace and perspire there on, and mercy will come down – John Wesley
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace,that we may obtain mercy, and ﬁnd grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16, KJV)
If you will trust the Word of God and come to Him, He will not consume you; rather, He will accept and give you grace and mercy. He is always available to wipe every tear away from His children. Go to Him now and you will not forget the experience all your life.
Whatever takes the place of God in your life is a false altar. Do you pretend to be worshiping God and yet you find it comfortable to tell lies, get involved in fornication and adultery? Do you have sinful friends you still relate with, comfortably? Is there anything that still pushes you to sin? These are false altars.
And when the men of the city arose early in the morning, behold, the altar of Baal was cast down, and the grove was cut down that was by it, and the second bullock was offered upon the altar that was built. (Judges 6:28|KJV)
It is always difficult to handle them with human strength. Seek the assistance of a matured child of God or pastor; let him or her help you. You will find strength in Jesus’ name to pull down those altars.
God is always ready to forgive our sins whenever we are ready to confess them to Him. No sin is too big to be forgiven if we confess it, and no sin is too small to be overlooked if we do not repent. God is ready to forgive every repentant sinner; just determine to confess your sins today rather than cover them up.
But thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsookest them not.” (Nehemiah 9:17(b), KJV)
Do not forget that you cannot hide your sins from God. He will never ignore you if you truthfully confess and repent. This will remove guilt from your conscience and set you free from the clutch of condemnation of Satan.
May the Lord bless you beyond measure, may the God of double-grace plus visit you this month, your heavens shall be opened in the name of Jesus, all you have lost shall be restored seven folds in Jesus’ name. Sorrow, sickness, calamity and death shall be far away from you home in the mighty name of Jesus. You shall be celebrated in Jesus’ name
As a child of God, you have several reasons to thank God. When you sit down and take stock of God’s kindness that you have enjoyed, both spiritual and physical, you will realize that He deserves your praise.
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world” Romans 1:8, KJV
The fact that you are still in faith is by His grace. Your being alive till today is by God’s kindness. Also, for being what God wants you to be is God’s doing for which He deserves your praise. Therefore, the ﬁrst thing God expects from you this day is thanksgiving. Are you ready to give it? Please go ahead and give Him all the thanks now.
A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
The LORD is on His heavenly throne, observing people and examining everyone. Nothing is hidden from Him and He knows all things. It is foolishness for a man to think that God does not know what he/she is doing. Even the intents of men, He knows.
The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD’S throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men. (Psalms 11:4|KJV)
The truth is that the eyes of God penetrate into the hearts of people such that He knows the content of every heart. Knowing God is looking at you now, can you pray like the psalmist? “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: and see if there be any wicked way in me
The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy, inevitable part of the process of getting to the top. – Joyce Brothers
I know what it is to be in need and what it is to have more than enough. I have learned this secret, so that anywhere, at any time, I am content, whether I am full or hungry, whether I have too much or too little” (Philippians 4:12 TEV).
The heart of a man must be circumcised by the Word of God before he can do what is right in the presence of God. Those who are acceptable to God do not live a deceitful lifestyle. They are straightforward in their dealings with other people. They are trustworthy and reliable. It is not enough to claim to be a member of a church or be active in church activities; what the Lord expects from us is to live right.
Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who may stand in His holy place? (Psalm 24:3, NKJV)
Reflect on your life; can it get God’s approval? Are you a blessing to your generation or a curse? You can be set apart to receive God’s blessing if you put your hands and heart in order.
The faithfulness of God describes His stability, reliability and ability to remain unchanged. Nothing can make God change who He is. He remains the same forever.
I issue a decree that in every part of my kingdom people must fear and reverence the God of Daniel. “For he is the living God and he endures forever; his kingdom will not be destroyed, his dominion will never end. (Daniel 6:26,NIV).
You can also experience God’s faithfulness if you will take Him at His word and remain steadfast.
What are the “ashes” you need to remove in your life? Remove them now if you want to forge ahead in your endeavours and keep the fire of progress burning. – Bayo Afolaranmi
Then the priest, wearing his linen robe and linen shorts, shall remove the greasy ashes left on the altar and put them at the side of the altar. Then he shall change his clothes and take the ashes outside the camp to a ritually clean place. The fire on the altar must be kept burning and never allowed to go out. Every morning the priest shall put firewood on it, arrange the burnt offering on it, and burn the fat of the fellowship offering. The fire must always be kept burning on the altar and never allowed to go out” (Leviticus 6:10-13 TEV).
Ask the Lord to help you to identify the ashes and give you the grace to remove them
Has sorrow or suffering made your life feel like a dark shadow of what it once was? Remember, God’s mercies are new every morning. He is compassionately working in your life for His glory and your blessing. – Dennis Fisher
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:22-23 NIV)
Our tears often blur our sight in difficult situation and prevent us from seeing clearly what God has in stock for us in such situation. – Anonymous
Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them. They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded. (Psalms 22:4-5|KJV)
Do you feel forsaken in your present situation? Do you feel God is not interested in your affair again? Look back and meditate on the past deeds of God even in your life and you also will be able to acknowledge that God is glorious. .
You’ll never be truly happy if you’re only focused on yourself. When you help others succeed, God will help you succeed. Those seeds you’re sowing will come back, so be content to play your role. You may be invisible, but recognize that you’re invaluable. Joel Osteen
BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:2)
KEY/PRAYER POINT Let God use you to be of help to someone who is in need today.
At this period of uncertainty, be strong and courageous,do not be frightened and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go, He will not leave you alone.
BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. (Isaiah 41:10|KJV)
KEY/PRAYER POINT The Lord is your strength and strong tower, rest on Him.
QUOTE FOR THE DAY Great leaders are most wanted. They are most wanted for what they do with their gifts and talents. Their dreams are so unique in such a way that their presence becomes a source of hope and courage for others to thread on along. Why won’t they look for them? Israelmore Ayivor,
BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY Since an overseer manages God’s household, he must be blameless—not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.” (Titus 1:7-9)
KEY/PRAYER POINT On this day we pray that the Lord give us good leaders that have the interest of people at heart.
Water from Jesus is a gift of God. It is eternally living and once received, it increases to a flowing spring
BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY But whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:14, NIV
KEY/PRAYER POINT This water is in everyone who believes and accepts Jesus as Saviour and Lord. Have you received the water? If not, decide today to receive it by giving your life to Christ. Remember that He will not cast away anyone that comes to Him in faith.
QUOTE FOR THE DAY Never yield to gloomy anticipation. Place your hope and confidence in God. He has no record of failure. – Charles E Cowman
BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY So Jesus answered and said to them, ‘Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, “Be removed and be cast into the sea,” and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them’” (Mark 11:22-24 NKJV).
are various dimensions of storm in life – so many things constitute storms for people. They include terminal diseases, failure in examinations, failed business, broken homes, unfulfilled dreams and barrenness. At such stormy occasions, one may be tempted to run away from the situation and/or place, as if there is a better place where one can find the needed help and shelter except in the presence of God.
BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest. … I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest. (Psalms 55:6,8|KJV)
KEY/ PRAYER POINT The Master of the storm is ready to shield you from the gale. Just run into His ready hand by calling on Him today.
It is true that there is almost nothing on earth that God has created which the Devil has no imitation for. This is why some people feel they have nothing to do with God inasmuch as whatever they want in life is available, even when it is supplied by the Devil.
BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “Therefore we will wait for You, since You have made all these. (Jeremiah 14:22, NIV)
KEY/ PRAYER POINT In whom do you put your hope when you are in dire need? God wants you to know that He is your source and you can only prosper properly if your hope is ONLY in the Living God. Do not let this fact slip from your heart.
Man will forever remain man and God will remain God. Man is limited in all things but God is not. He is a covenant-keeping God while most of the time man finds it difficult to keep a promise.
BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations. Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac; (Psalms 105:8-9|KJV)
KEY/ PRAYER POINT What seemingly impossible situation have you found yourself in? search the scriptures for God’s word concerning that situation and remind Him in the place of prayer.
The Lord will favour you this week and beyond, He will make you fruitful and increase you on all sides He will keep His covenant of peace, joy, love, protection and blessings with you in Jesus’name. Have a Fabulous Week.
QUOTE FOR THE DAY What comes to your mind when you are experiencing challenges of life? Does it look as if God has abandoned you and you are helpless without a hope, future or way out?
BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “For this God is our God forever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end.” (Romans 8:37, NIV )
KEY/ PRAYER POINT Always remember that if God sent Christ to die for you, surely He will graciously give you all things. Therefore, Christ love prevails and turns trial to testimony for those who remain in His love.
Conscience is the part of the mind that values your actions and determines if it is right or wrong. A good conscience therefore, is that which retains its capacity to detect wrong motives and actions as well as condemns them. When a conscience is no longer sensitive to wrong motive or action, it is said to be dead.
BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck. (1 Timothy 1:19, KJV )
KEY/ PRAYER POINT Let your faith work on your conscience and vice-versa so that you can maintain the two in order to fulfil your destiny in God.
QUOTE FOR THE DAY Our relationship with God will grow if we love and trust Him in accordance with all He did, is doing and will do for us. It is sufficient to look around, think a little about the past and so on for you to know and see how good and merciful God has been to you.
BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “Declare glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all people. (1 Chronicles 16:24, NIV)
KEY/ PRAYER POINT If truly you realise the goodness of God, whatever you are presently going through should not debar you from praising Him.
A person with a steadfast heart has three characteristics: (1) total conviction that what he/she is doing or believing is right (2) refusal to change from believing in or doing that thing, no matter the entreaties, problems or contrary views and (3) never giving up.
BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “I will praise you, O LORD, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples. (Psalm 57:7, NIV)
KEY/ PRAYER POINT Do your actions and inactions toward the things of God show you have a steadfast heart? Beware and be warned, the Devil is still on the prowl looking for whom to devour. You will not be his victim, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Ministry exploits, giving tithe and offering and so on cannot take the place obedience occupies in God’s heart. One would think that working for God should be an automatic ticket to heaven, but Jesus says He would deny many on the Day of Judgment because they have not walked with Him in total trust and obedience.
BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 7:21, NIV ).
KEY/ PRAYER POINT
Let your obedience be perfect today for Christ to acknowledge you on earth and in heaven.
QUOTE FOR THE DAY When the world and its system or people forsake someone, God picks up such a person and brings out beauty from the ashes of the forsaken.
BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY
“All my intimate friends detest me; those I love have turned against me. (Job 19:19, NIV)
KEY/ PRAYER POINT
What is or has been your lot? Have you been forsaken because you profess Christ? Leave everything to the Lord who judges all things. He will surely vindicate you and your days of rejoicing and abundance will surely come
As you go this week, When you pass through the waters, the Lord will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you, when you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon you. Adapted from Isa.43:2 Have a Victorious Week
You’ll never truly be close to God until you have a broken heart over sin and the lost who know not Christ. David J. Stewart
BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY
“Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.” (James 4:8-10)
KEY/ PRAYER POINT
You can’t get any closer to God relationship wise than to be adopted into the family of God by faith in Christ.
Jesus Christ is the complete and ultimate revelation of God to which nothing can be added. He is superior to the law, the prophets and the angels. As God who came in flesh, He has a superior position and was given a greater name than them.
BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY
“Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged, our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; (Hebrews 1:3|KJV)
PRAYER POINT FOR TODAY
No one can know God outside of Christ for there is no other revelation beyond Him. You cannot have a perfect understanding of God except through Christ.
WELCOME TO THE MONTH OF OCTOBER
In the name above all other names, this month, you shall make progress, there shall be a divine turnaround for you, you will possess your possessions, you will experience all round peace, you shall be promoted, you shall not be rejected, you will overcome,all shall be well in Jesus’ name. Happy new month and happy independence day!*
All life is a risk – even crossing the street, or sitting in your easy chair. So relax, do not worry, and live the most productive and enjoyable life you can. – Author Unknown
BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “God wants everyone to eat, drink, and enjoy their work. These are gifts from God” (Ecclesiastes 3:13 ERV).
PRAYER POINT FOR TODAY •Thank God for the grace to see the last day of the month. •Ask the Lord to deliver you from the spirit of fear and anxiety. •Ask for divine protection as we enter the month of October.
God’s greatest desire is for us to know and come back to Him. This is why He tolerates sinners, though He hates and does not tolerate sin.
BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY
Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he? (Habakkuk 1:13|KJV)
KEY POINT FOR TODAY
We are also saved by grace; hence, we must do all within our ability to bring lost sheep into God’s flock to enjoy same grace. If you are not saved yet or unsure of your salvation, do not worry. Just faithfully go to Him now for help.
Truly, the night shall soon pass away and joy comes in the morning for the desolate. And when you are roughened up by the trials of life, it is to grow you up to trust in God and depend on His Word. You will surely enjoy the fulfilment of His word and be glad again.
” faithlessness always beclouds us and makes us stray from God. Nevertheless, God is calling us to the mercy seat in order to be healed and find peace that faith in Christ promises.
BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY Return, faithless people; I will cure you of backsliding. (Jeremiah 3:22, NIV)
ACTION POINT FOR TODAY You should not allow your memory to enslave you because of your terrible past. Christ died on the cross to bear your guilt. He will give you joy and gladness and make your broken bone and spirit rejoice again. Just trust Him to do so.
” When we confess our sins to God, we are agreeing with God that we were wrong, that we have sinned. God forgives us, through confession, on an ongoing basis because of the fact that He is “faithful and just.” How is God “faithful and just”? He is faithful by forgiving sins, which He has promised to do for all those who receive Christ as Savior. He is just by applying Christ’s payment for our sins, recognizing that the sins have indeed been atoned for. John Owen
BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9 ESV)
ACTION POINT FOR TODAY All of our sins are forgiven “positionally” the moment we receive Christ as Savior. This positional forgiveness guarantees our salvation and promise of an eternal home in heaven.
Russian authorities mounted a special operation to arrest a former traffic police officer who claims to be the reincarnation of Jesus and has run a cult based in the depths of Siberia for the past three decades.
Helicopters and armed officers stormed communities run by Sergei Torop, known to his followers as Vissarion, and arrested him and two of his aides. Russia’s investigative committee said it would charge him with organising an illegal religious organisation, alleging that the cult extorted money from followers and subjected them to emotional abuse.
Sergei Torop sits in a cell at Novosibirsk central district court Sergei Torop sits in a cell at Novosibirsk central district court on Tuesday. Photograph: Kirill Kukhmar/Tass Torop, 59, with long grey hair and a beard, was led by masked troops to a helicopter. The operation involved agents from Russia’s FSB security service as well as police and other agencies. Vadim Redkin, a former drummer in a Soviet-era boyband who is known as Vissarion’s right-hand man, was also arrested, along with another aide, Vladimir Vedernikov.
Torop, who lost his job as a traffic officer in 1989, claimed he experienced an “awakening” as the Soviet regime began to collapse. In 1991 he founded a movement now known as the Church of the Last Testament.
Several thousand followers live in a series of remote hamlets in the Krasnoyarsk region in Siberia. Converts to the cult have included professionals from across Russia as well as pilgrims from abroad.
“I am not God. And it is a mistake to see Jesus as God. But I am the living word of God the father. Everything that God wants to say, he says through me,” Vissarion told the Guardian in 2002.
His commune mixes a selection of rites drawn from Orthodox Christianity with environmental edicts and a series of other rules. Veganism is enforced and monetary exchange is banned inside the commune. Followers wear austere clothing and count years starting from 1961, the year of Vissarion’s birth, while Christmas has been replaced by a feast day on 14 January, his birthday.
Russian media reported that in the original ideology of the cult, Vissarion claimed Jesus was watching over people from an orbit close to Earth, and the Virgin Mary was “running Russia”, but later he declared himself to be Jesus.
It is not clear what will happen to the disciples now that their leader has been arrested, nor is it clear why authorities decided to move now. The official Russian Orthodox church has long condemned the group but officials have largely left the devotees alone. Some Russian media outlets reported that the community had become involved in a dispute with local business interests.
QUOTE FOR THE DAY ********************** God’s word gives life. It is not all about knowing the letters of the word. It is about receiving and enjoying the life it brings. Perhaps, you are also informed about the word of God. You can recite Bible passages yet they are but empty vessels to your life. They do not have impact on you.
BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have preserved my life. (Psalm 119:93, NIV)
ACTION POINT FOR TODAY You need to cry to God for help. Until God’s word becomes life in you, they are meaningless. Allow God to give you life through them.
Our daily activities often bring much stress. This sometimes makes us wander far away from God, hidden in the cave of our daily labour; wanting to solve our problems by our efforts; and trusting the arm of flesh.
BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY
“For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not. (Isaiah 30:15|KJV)
KEY POINT FOR TODAY
We cannot by ourselves escape the pressure and the dark shadows of life but we can return to our Saviour and have our pressure and the dark shadows of our lives conquered by His spiritual strength.
May this week launch you to the realm of the supernatural, may you experience God in a new way as you journey through the week, may His divine grace sustain you throughout the week and beyond in Jesus’name. Have a glorious week!
All hail the pow’r of Jesus’ Name! Let angels prostrate fall; Bring forth the royal diadem, And crown Him Lord of all! Bring forth the royal diadem
Ye chosen seed of Israel’s race, Ye ransomed from the fall, Hail Him Who saves you by His grace, And crown Him Lord of all! Hail Him Who saves you by His grace, And crown Him Lord of all!
Let every kindred, every tribe, On this terrestrial ball, To Him all majesty ascribe, And crown Him Lord of all! To Him all majesty ascribe, And crown Him Lord of all! And crown Him Lord of all! And crown Him Lord of all!
God’s power and love are unlimited. We see His power and love in creation and redemption. God’s love to His children is continuous and unchanging.
BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY
“Thou shewest lovingkindness unto thousands, and recompensest the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them: the Great, the Mighty God, the LORD of hosts, is his name, (Jeremiah 32:18|KJV)
ACTION POINT FOR TODAY
God’s redeeming love is unfathomable. No man or woman can afford to show us such unspeakable love.
As you go this week, the Lord will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus, the Lord will be with you, He will strengthen you and send you help from above in Jesus’name. Have a Victorious Week!
In the old covenant, God came upon few people, empowered them to accomplish His task. In the new covenant, God indwells His people and makes them His temple. The old is the shadow; the new, a reality. This means that the New Covenant gives us access to approach the throne of grace with confidence.
BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY
“Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: (Jeremiah 31:31|KJV)
ACTION POINT FOR TODAY
To keep enjoying the covenant, there is the need to maintain perpetual consecration of our lives to God.
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch out Your hand Against the wrath of my enemies, And Your right hand will save me. The Lord will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever; Do not forsake the works of Your hands.
When we say let there be light, it could mean different things to different people. Genesis 18:1-14 It means God please pay us a visit. For those looking for the fruit of the womb, God will pay you a visit. Psalm 50:10-13 Genesis 12:1-3 Genesis 15:1-6 I’m praying for everyone of you, God will pay you a visit.
Genesis 1:3 God decreed “Let There be Light”. Psalm 33:8-9 I decree that everyone of you trusting God for the fruit of the womb, nine months from now, your children will start to come. Jeremiah 32:7 When the Almighty God granted their requests, He changed the sorrow of Sarah to laughter. Genesis 25:21-26 Isaac and Rebekah Let there be light could mean that what you did for my parents please do for me. Ezekiel 18:4 Genesis 12:1-3
The God who answered Abraham will answer your own prayers tonight in Jesus Name. Genesis 22:15-17 God listened to the cry of Isaac. He gave him the first set of twins ever. Genesis 25:21-26 What God has done for me, He will do double for you in Jesus Name. Jeremiah 17:5-8 I’m speaking to all of you who have problems with your wombs and Fallopian tubes, by this time next year, you will come and testify. The God who remembered Rachel will remember you today.
The Lord said there is someone listening to me, when He opens your womb, you will be the one to tell Him that it is enough. Everyone of you who will fix your eye on God today, you will not be disappointed. God, you need a champion, make us the vessels that will bring him forth. If God will pay you a visit, you will show Him gratitude and have cause to thank Him. The Lord says tonight, your destiny that is considered dead and buried will resurrect tonight.
Before the end of the year, you will feel another touch from the Most High. The prayer of Hannah was that I thank God for the provocations that came from the other woman. Because if the other woman had been kind and polite, she might have relaxed. In the Name of Jesus, you will thank God for the ones that mocked you.
Proverbs 13:12 Hope delayed can make the heart sick. All of you who have been waiting for a long time, in the Name that is above every other name, your wait is over. Let there be light means chase away the darkness of barrenness, fruitless efforts and failure. Darkness should have no place in your life.
God will move in a way you never expected in your life, this very month every mountains before you will be made low, there shall be sought of joy in your home, every gates against your progress shall be removed in Jesus’ name. Go and be victorious. Happy New Month!
May the Lord beautify your life this week and beyond, may you be blessed with the blessings of heaven in Jesus’name. As you embark on the journey of the week, you will find favour of God and of man in Jesus mighty name. Have a glorious week!