Memorize: I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you i will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you. (Genesis 12:3)
It is a universal phenomenon that everything rises and falls on leadership.
The availability of competent, effective, visionary leaders or their absence is the singular, most important factor that determines the succes or failure of any family or organisation, institution, church or nation.
No nation can be greater than the quality of its leaders. The kind of leadership being displayed or exhibited by the leaders of a nation in a critical reflection of the state of that nation and a sure pointer to the immidiate future ahead. Unless tnere is a change, present bad leaders cannot usher in a glorious future for any nation. This applies to the church in any generation.
Thus, the irreducible minimum prerequisite for any nation to become great is qualitative leadership at all levels- in she family, at school, in institutions, in communities, etc.
Do we desire greatness for our nation? Let us pray that God will bring into puplic leadership men and women with the capacity, skills and largeness of heart to lead our nation to the next level. Do we desire greatness for our churches? Let us pray for quality leadership.
Also prayerfully seek for God to develop on you the qualities that exhibit greatness, because HE can use you too.
1. Lord, make me the kind of leader you can use for your glory.
2. Lord, in Your mercy, raise for this nation, leaders after Your own heart.
3. Lord, give us caring, godly leaders in our churches and assemblies.
DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE: THE LIVING WATER....Impacting Lives! Monday, January 11, 2016
Topic: DEVINE IMMUNITY Read EXODUS 15:22-26
Memorize: He said, "if you listen carefully to the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, i will not bring on you any of the diseases i brought on the Egyptians, for i am the Lord, who heals you."(Exo 15:26b)
The israelites, God's special chosen race, must have seen the powerful hand of alighty, that was heavily unleased on the stubborn pharaoh and Egyptians. The plagues God on them cant easily be fofgotten. All these happened during their years of struggle with the taskmasters. When God says, 'Let My People Go,' whoever is saying otherwise does so at his own risk (Psalm 33:8-9; 102:19-20)! If you are God's beloved, consider yourself fortunate; you should feel on top of the world, but not arrogant, for this previge, and get ready to declare His faithfullness (Psalm 136:11-12) The condition for enjoying God's immunity is hinged on the question of wnether or not one dwells in ''Goshen''. Failure to put oneself under the canopy of the Almighty is tantamount to not being under His shadows (Psa 91:1ff). For you to be protected, you must be properly positioned in HIM. On the eve of the disastrous night in Egypt, the israelites were instructed on what to do avert the killer angel from paying the visit. Had they ignored the counsel, the story would have been different and tragic today. You want to continue enjoying divine immunity against all forms of evil in the world? Then stay put in Goshen where God's protection is guaranteed.
PRAYER POINT 1. Father, I choosd to remain unddr your pavilion forever. 2. Lord, I hide under the canopy of your Word. Give me immunity against all forms of evil/wickedness. 3. Lord, put a stop to every form of wickedness and human activities that are hampering the furtherance of the Gospel and the Church...
Let the 50days fast begin PRAYER POINTS FOR 50 DAYS OF FASTING AND PRAYER 11th JANUARY TO 29TH FEBRUARY 2016 THEME: YEAR OF HIS FULLNESS (PSALM 16:11) Day 1, Monday 11th January, 2016 THANKSGIVING - 1 Thessalonians 5:18, Psalm 100, Psalm 103 Father, I thank you for keeping me, my family and all that pertain to me. Psalm 34:1-6 Thank you O’ Lord for bringing me into this year. Job 33:18 Thank God for keeping you and all yours this year. Psalm 16:5-6 Thank God for His mercies on your life and family. Lamentations 3:22 Thank God because all will be well with you and all yours in 2016. Isaiah 3:10 Thank God for what He is going to do in your life this year. Isaiah 43:19 Thank God for your glorious future. Psalm 67:5-7 Day 2, Tuesday 12th January, 2016 CONSECRATION - Joel 2:15-17, Romans 12:1-2 Father, consecrate me spirit, soul and body as a living sacrifice in Jesus name. Father,I receive supernatural purging and cleansing from every dead works by the blood of Jesus. Father, pour upon individual and your church spirit of thanksgiving. Psalm 100 Father, sanctify and purify me from the filthiness of the flesh and of the spirit. Malachi 3:3, Matthew 3:12 Day 3, Wednesday 13th January, 2016 FRESH OUTPOURING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AND REVIVAL Joel 2:28, Acts 2:1-2. 1. Father, pour out Your Spirit upon RCCG and the body of Christ. 2. Father, refresh every thirsty soul. 3. Father, give me new depths of intimacy with the person of the Holy Spirit. 4. Father, anoint us as a church with fresh oil as we step into the New Year. 5. Father, let there be a sudden visitation of the Holy Spirit that will cause revival to break forth in RCCG Day 4, Thursday 14th January, 2016 PRAYERS FOR OUR GENERAL OVERSEER AND MOTHER-IN-ISRAEL Father, empower and anoint Daddy and Mummy G.O. afresh on a daily basis. Father, by your mercy silence every evil plan against the ministry of Daddy G. O. and Mummy G.O. Psalm. 143:12 Father, fortify the strength of Daddy and Mummy G. O. Isaiah 41:13-14 Father, divinely protect Daddy G. O.’s and family Psalm 125:2 Father, contend with those contending with Daddy G.O. and his family. Isaiah 49:24-26 Father, give Daddy G.O. and family divine health. Psalm 128:3 Father, let your special hand of favour rest on Daddy and Mummy G.O. for the rest of their lives. Psalm 27:1 Father, help Daddy and Mummy G.O. to finish well and finish strong. 2 Timothy 4:6-8 Father, empower Daddy and Mummy G.O. to break more new grounds this year. Day 5, Friday 15th January, 2016 PRAYERS FOR THE CHAIRMAN, PROVINCIAL PASTORS, ZONAL PASTORS, AREA PASTORS AND PARISH PASTORS Zechariah. 3:1-4, Isaiah 55:10-11, Numbers 23:19 Father, let your hand rest upon our leaders to operate in divine wisdom. Father, continually fill our Pastors with the spirit of God and that they will not be distracted. Father, by your grace and wisdom distinguish our Pastors as a pacesetter and to lead us in your will. Father, divinely protect them and their family. Cover them with the blood. Lord, we pray our Pastors will hear You clearly through the Holy Spirit not emotions. Father, remove every obstacle or objection from their path. John 12:37 Day 6, Saturday 16th January, 2016 PRAYER FOR MINISTERS, WOTKERS AND ALL THE MEMBERS OF RCCG Father, increase our resources emotionally, spiritually, financially, intellectually and relationally. Ephesians 3:20 Father, we declare full expression of Your presence in all areas of our life. Zechariah. 2:5 Father, increase our capacity. Enlarge the coast of ministers, workers and members of RCCG. Ask God to increase our ABILITY - power to make things happen for Your Kingdom. 2 Samuel 22:34-36 Father, we declare divine protection all our ministers, workers and member of RCCG. Psalm 91:10-11 Day 7, Sunday 17th January, 2016 PRAYER FOR GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT 1 Corinthians 12:7-11, 2Timothy 1:6, 1st Corinthians 2:4 1. Lord, let there be visible demonstrations of your power in my life and our services. 2. Lord, stir up every spiritual gift in my life that has become dormant or inactive. 3. Father, stir up every spiritual gift in the church that has been hidden or ignored. 4. Father, let there be divine investment of spiritual gifts and uncommon abilities in RCCG. Day 8, Monday 18th January, 2016 MANIFESTATION OF THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT Gal 5:22-23, Isaiah 37:31; Isaiah 32:15 1. Father, I decree that I am deeply rooted in your love and bear upward fruit. 2. Father, I decree that I am only the fruits of righteousness are made manifest in my life. 3. Father, empower me to win souls to the Kingdom of God daily. Day 9, Tuesday 19th January, 2016 NUMERICAL GROWTH Micah 4:1-2, 1 Tim 1:18, Ps 2:8, Ezekiel 36:10, 11, 30, 37 1. Father, give your church burden for lost souls. 2. Father, uncover every veil hindering people to receive the glorious light of the gospel. 3. Father, we call forth those who are appointed to be the sons and daughters of the RCCG. Day 10, Wednesday 20th January, 2016 PRAY FOR HARVEST OF SOULS Father, let there be massive inflow of souls in all our parishes. Isaiah 2:2-3 Father, increase the influence of RCCG in the community that God has called her to. Isaiah 2:2-3 Father, show me divine opportunities to win souls to His Kingdom Day 11, Thursday 21st January, 2016 REVIVAL IN THE LAND 1 Tim 1:18, 2 Chron. 7:14, Hosea 14:7, Zechariah 10:1 1. Father, pour out your mercy on us as a church. 2. Father, purge me of every form of disobedience and self-centeredness. 3. Father, give me the grace to make the sacrifices required for the revival to break forth in our land. 4. Lord, we break down the satanic strongholds that control the minds and hearts of people in the land. 5. Father, we release the spirit of prayer upon our land. Day 12, Friday 22nd January, 2016 REVIVAL AND RESTORATION - Ezekiel 37:1-14, Matt 16:18 Father, build your church into strong army, to take territories for you. Father, let there be restoration of lost hopes & dreams this year. 2 Samuel 9:7 Lord, I decree upon my life the anointing to overtake and recover lost glory. Joel 2:25-27, 1Samuel 30:8, 19 Father, make every dry land a spring of water for me and your church. Isaiah 35:7 Father, revive every dead situations in my life.Ezekiel 37 Father, release spirit of grace and supplication upon RCCG to be a house of prayer and manifestation of your power. Day 13, Saturday 23rd January, 2016 THE CHURCH - Acts 2:42 – 47 Father, give your church grace (Leaders & Members) to be steadfast and faithful in their role in the land. Acts 6:4, 2 Corinthians 7:1, Galatians 6:9 Father, let there be f oneness and unity in your church. Colossians 4:2, Philippians 2:2, 5, Matthew 16:18 Father, build your church. We come against every agenda of the enemy against your church. Father, let your church have a personal encounter with you. Father, strenghten the faith of each member of RCCG to do the work of ministry. 2 Timothy 1:9, 1 Corinthians 16:13, Jude 1:20. Day 14, Sunday 24th January, 2016 THE COMMUNITY – Acts 2: 46, 47 Father, grant us wisdom and strategy to minister/ be relevant to the community. Matt 5:16, Col 1:9-11 Lord, grant them receptive heart. Psalm 95:7-8, Acts 19:19-20 Father, grant us mighty signs and wonders. Father, grant us power of the Spirit of God to preach the gospel in United Kingdom. Day 15, Monday 25th January, 2016 THE NATION – Jeremiah 29:7 Father, let your peace reign in UK. Lord, let the storms of terror be removed. Psalm 91:4 –7, Mark 4:37 -39 Father, let the leaders surround and subject themselves to Godly counsel. Proverbs 19:21, I Timothy 2:1-2, Proverbs 14:34 Father, grant us boldness to declare and uphold the message of righteousness. Day 16, Tuesday 26th January, 2016 CHILDREN Lord, let our children receive life and they shall be saved. 2 Timothy 3:15, Titus 1: 9 Father, may our children never be victims of someone else's mistake. Lord, our children’s destinies will not be destroyed or disrupted by accident or incident. Father, our children’s lives will not be terminated as a result of someone's error. 2Samuel 4:4, 2 Peter 3:17 Pray for growth and increase in wisdom, stature and favour with God and man in the lives of our children. Luke 2: 52, 2 Peter 3: 18, 92:12 Day 17, Wednesday 27th January, 2016 HEALING & HEALTH - Isaiah 53:5 Father, illuminate my eye with the revelation of Christ’s finished work. Isaiah 53:4-5, 1st Peter 2:24 Lord, cast out every spirit of infirmity. Mark 7:25-30, Luke 13:11-13 Lord, I will enjoy perfect health and wholeness. Isaiah 58:8, Jeremiah 30:17 Father, no room in my life for sorrow, depression sickness and pain. Isaiah 53:4 Father, I declare that every sickness in my body is destroyed in Jesus name. 1 John 3:8. Day 18, Thursday 28th January, 2016 SINGLE PERSONS Father, release of your blessings upon the lives of our singles. Matthew 6: 33, Ex 23:25, Colossians 3: 23-24 Father, let our singles be preferred above their mates. Father, no longer shall the singles be overlooked, desolate or rejected. Daniel 6:3, Esther 2:9, 1 Peter 2: 9 Father, let wisdom, knowledge and understanding lead them into favour in the sight of God and man. Isaiah 11: 2-3, Malachi 3:14-18 Day 19, Friday 29th January, 2016 FINANCIAL BREAKTHROUGH and CAREER, BUSINESS Father, give me an excellent spirit after the order of that Daniel. Proverbs 22:29, Proverbs 10:4, Daniel 6:3-4 Father, favour me and the work of my hands beyond my imagination. Psalms 5:12, Luke 2:52 Lord, give me talents and business ventures that will make room for me. Proverb18:16,Genesis 26:22 Day 20, Saturday 30th January, 2016 LEADERS Lord, preserve and protect our leaders from the schemes and craftiness of men. Psalm 31:20 Father, strengthen our leaders as they face the challenges that come with responsibilities of leadership. Ephesians 3:16 Lord, give our leaders wisdom, knowledge and understanding for leadership. 1Samuel 2:35 & 1Chronicles 12:32 Father, release uncommon strategies and creative solutions to our leaders. Proverbs 8:12, Daniel 5:11-14 Lord, anoint our leaders with fresh oil. Psalm 92:10, Psalm 89:20 Lord, raise a hedge of protection around all Pastors, ordained ministers, leaders and their family. Father, preserve leaders health and let them fulfil your counsel and mandate. Psalm 89:22-29, Psalm 91:9-16 Day 21, Sunday 31st January, 2016 PROTECTION Father, protect me, my family and Church form tragedies and calamities. Philippians 1:6 Lord, hide me in the hollow of your hand. Isaiah 51:16, Psalm 17:8 Father, keep me from evil and protect me. I come against sickness and disease. Psalm 91 Lord take away sickness from the midst of us in RCCG. Exodus 23:25 Day 22, Monday 1st February, 2016 DIRECTION Father, give me grace to complete the project/assignment/ministry you committed into my hands. Acts 20:24. Father, grant me divine speed this year 2016. Habakkuk 3:19 Father, grant me divine wisdom and clear direction. Isaiah 30:21 Day 23, Tuesday 2nd February, 2016 Lord, remove every reproach from my life and family. 1 Samuel 1:6-7 Father, give me testimony that will make my enemies praise the Lord that I serve. Psalm 126 Father, this year, give me a pleasant surprise. Day 24, Wednesday 3rd February, 2016 Father, do a new thing in my life, family and destiny. Isaiah 43:19 Lord, bring to fulfilment your plans for my life. Joshua 21:45 Father, help me not to hinder your work in my life. Psalm 81:13, Mark 11:22-24 Father, have your way in my life, family, work, career and destiny. Hebrews 10:9a Lord, fulfil your good purpose in me in Jesus name. Jeremiah 29:10 Lord, fulfil your good purpose in UK, let souls be saved and revival. Psalm 85:6, Hosea 6:1-3, Habakkuk 3:2 Lord, fulfil your plan in my life, family and nation. Psalm 126:1-6 Day 25, Thursday 4th February, 2016 Father, make 2016 my year of fulfilment in Jesus name. Habakkuk 2:3, Jeremiah 30:8 Father, fulfil all my dreams and expectations. Genesis 15:13-14, Exodus 12:41 Lord, let 2016 be my year of divine and supernatural progress. Isaiah 43:19, Psalm 66:12, Acts 19:11 Father, let this be my season and year of exceptional favour. Psalm 102:13 Father, support me divinely in Jesus name. Psalm 54:4 Father, sustain me and all mine. Isaiah 41:10, 14 Day 26, Friday 5th February, 2016 Lord, let only the God fearing rule our nations. Proverb. 1:7, Psalm 33:12 Father, let there be stability in all nations. Proverb. 28:2, Proverb. 11:11 Father, we reject loss of lives and property in 2016 in Jesus name. Joel 2:25-26 Lord, avert natural disasters this year in Jesus name. Psalm 91 Day 27, Saturday 6th February, 2016 Lord, make me faithful. 1 Corinthians 4:2 Father, let this be my year of unlimited lifting, establishment, prosperity and divine announcement. Lord, let there be healing and deliverance from long standing problems. Luke 13:10-13, Mark 5:1-15 Day 28, Sunday 7th February, 2016. SPIRITUAL GROWTH Lord, help me to fast and pray like never before in 2016. Daniel 9:3, Matthew 4:1-2 Father, let my sacrifice of fasting and prayer be greatly rewarded. Hebrews 6:10 Lord, let 2016 be my year of new beginnings of greatness and glory in Jesus name. Isaiah 43:19, Isaiah 62:2 Father, make me a light to all around me, use me to win souls into your kingdom. Matthew 5:14, Isaiah 42:6, 49:6 Day 29, Monday 8th February, 2016 PROVISION Father, let kings stand at attention and princes bow low to me. Isaiah 49:7 Father, let kings and queens serve me, let them take care of all my needs. Isaiah 49:23 Lord, multiple every blessing in my hands. Day 30, Tuesday 9th February, 2016 JOY Father, cause me to sing songs of everlasting joy. Isaiah 35:10 Lord, let sorrow, sighing and mourning flee far away from me. Isaiah 35:10 Father, from now, let me know only the joy of The Lord continually. Father, let me enjoy joy unspeakable joy and fill my life with your glory throughout 2016. Day 31, Wednesday 10th February, 2016 Father, deliver every prey from the hand of the mighty in Jesus name, Isaiah 49:24-26 Lord, put to shame every evil strongman. Luke 11:21-22 Lord, deliver every lawful captive and the prey of the terrible in Jesus name. Isaiah 49: 24-25a Father, fight with those who fight with me and save my children in Jesus name. Isaiah 49:25b Father, feed my enemies with their own flesh; let them drink their own blood like sweet wine in Jesus name. Isaiah 49:26a Father, let all the world know that you are my Saviour and Redeemer. Isaiah 49:26b Day 32, Thursday 11th February, 2016 OPEN THE FLOODGATE OF HEAVEN Father, please release the flood of righteousness. Psalm 51 Father, release the flood of your Power, Victory, and peace to our entire nation. Father, help me to obey your word. Father, help me to obey your voice. Father, let the nations of the earth be blessed through me, Zechariah. 10:1 Father, in a special way, do something new in our lives. Day 33, Friday 12th February, 2016 PEACE Father, please give me peace like a river in every facet life. Isaiah 66:12 Father, let your peace rule in all area of my life Father, still every storm in my life, Mark 4:39 Day 34, Saturday 13th February, 2016 DIVINE DIRECTION AND STRATEGY Isaiah 48:17, John 10:4-5, Isaiah 30:21, Psalm 37:23 1. Father, I declare that my ears will hear the voice of God clearly. 2. Father, I download heavenly strategies to establish dominion in my life. 3. Lord, order every step of RCCG members. 4. Father, I move from glory to glory to fulfil God’s purpose for my life. Day 35, Sunday 14th February, 2016 SUPERNATURAL ABUNDANCE Father, open our eyes to the principle of abundant life and fruitfulness. Proverb. 3:5 – 10 Lord, anoint your people to multiply greatly in 2016. According to your word, Lord Jesus, make your church exceedingly fruitful in 2016. Genesis 12:1 – 3, Genesis 26:12 – 13, Genesis 30:43, Genesis 28:3 – 4 Father, bless us in 2016 ‘O LORD, send the arrow of barrenness back to the sender. Genesis 27:27 – 29, Genesis 12:3 Day 36, Monday 15th February, 2016 Father, let your glory fall on RCCG, make us solution of the issues in UK. Lord, release your strength and resources for every member. Father, uproot the spirit of fear that stops us from moving forward. Colossian 2:15 Declare that whoever occupies the place God has given you be removed and ask that God will unseat them and restore your territory to you. Esther 2:1- 4 5. Holy Spirit reveal the areas I need to work on and fill me with wisdom and knowledge. 6. Lord, awaken every sleeping giant in the mighty name of Jesus. Day 37, Tuesday 16th February, 2016 FINANCES Father, make us more fruitful in year 2016. John 15:2 Declare a divine change of status in every area of your life. Genesis 32:28 Declare to God that you will not let Him go unless He blesses you. Genesis 32:26 Pray against financial death and bankruptcy, for financial promotion in the life of members of RCCG in 2016. Psalm.1:3 Day 38, Wednesday 17th February, 2016 RCCG UK CENTRAL OFFICE / BIBLE COLLEGE / SOD / SCHOOL OF PRAYER / SCHOOL OF MISSIONS / SCHOOL OF DRAMA 1. Thank God for strength, grace and daily provision - Nehemiah 8:10 2. Pray that that Lord almighty shall give them fresh unction to carry on the work - I John 2:20. 3. Pray that the beauty of The Lord shall rest upon them and their families - Psalm 90:17. 4. Pray for more excellent spirit and pray against every evil plans their work - Daniel 6:3; 2 Corinthians 10:4-5. Day 39, Thursday 18th February, 2016 CHURCH 1. Father, take your RCCG to her next level of explosion. 2. Lord, contend with those contending with the servants of God in RCCG. Isaiah 49:24-26 3. Father, every enemy of revival in RCCG shall dry up from their roots. 4. Father, let the 50 days fasting be fruitful for all participants, their families, our Nations and the Church. Isaiah 58:6-12 5. Father, let there be open Heaven for showers of blessings and testimonies. Ezekiel 34:26 6. Lord, let there be great harvest of souls in 2016. Day 40, Friday 19th February, 2016 PROSPERITY AND FINANCIAL INCREASE Deuteronomy 8:18, Psalm 35:27, Psalm 115:14, Luke 6:38 1. Father, open my eyes to see the abundance of your riches and glory. 2. Father, make me a true giver who will invest in your Kingdom. 3. Lord, I break every spirit that stops people from plugging into the covenant of prosperity through giving. 4. Father, release the power to get wealth and the wisdom of God to create multiple streams of income, Deuteronomy 8:18 5. Ask for uncommon financial miracles in your life and for RCCG 6. Command the 4 cardinal points of this nation and the earth to release every financial increase that is due and or long overdue. Day 41, Saturday 20th February, 2016 UNITY - Psalm 133, Acts 2:1-3, Joel 2:7, Isaiah 7:5-7; 8:9-10 1. Decree that the bond of unity is strengthened amongst the leadership & RCCG. 2. Father, destroy every plot and plan of the devil to cause division, confusion and contention in RCCG. 3. Lord, frustrate the schemes and strategies of hell against RCCG. 4. Father, establish clear lines of spiritual authority and divine order in every aspect of our lives and ministry. Father, I decree that every leader and member walk in their divine calling. Day 42, Sunday 21st February, 2016 MARRIAGES & FAMILIES - Colossians 3:18-21 Pray for divine love in our marriages. 1 Corinthians 7:2-3, Hosea 2:14-20 Pray that our families would be worthy ambassadors of God’s kingdom. Father, let every trial in our marriages become testimonies James 1:17, 2 Corinthians 5:20 Father visit us with, uncommon favour, unexplainable miracles and unbelievable testimonies. Day 43, Monday 22nd February, 2016 Father, reveal to me your agenda and plan for the next level of my life. Father, give me the revelation of who I am in you. Declare that the Lord will single you out and cause you to rise up amongst your peers. 2 Kings 9:2 Father, let our leaders follow your leading and anoint their eyes to see beyond the natural. Father, release your power, might, strength and ability upon me. Day 44, Tuesday 23rd February, 2016 PRAYER FOR SUPERNATURAL ABUNDANCE Father, give me wisdom and understanding to operate in enlargement. Father, I declare that I enter and break forth into enlargement. Psalm 4:1 Father, I will not let you go until you bless me and I conquer this mountain, Psalm 18:29, Genesis 32:26 Lord, activate every man you have ordained to connect you to your enlargement. Daniel 5:9-12, Genesis 41:14, Exodus 17:12 Day 45, Wednesday 24th February, 2016 Father, renew your fire and passion for the work of the ministry in me. I declare that my walk with the Lord will not be in vain, Philippians 2:16, 1 Corinthians 15:58 I declare that as I walk with the Lord, I will not fail Him. Declare that as you receive strength and grace for the work that your strength is made perfect in Him. Day 46, Thursday 25th February, 2016 Father, provide for me emotionally, spiritually, financially for the work you have commissioned me to do. Father, open my eyes and reveal what is keeping you from serving you as you desire. Lord, birth in me a mighty hunger for your presence. Jeremiah 29:13 Father, revive my personal walk with Him. Lord fill me with yourself. Jeremiah. 29:13 Day 47, Friday 26th February, 2016 PRAYER FOR NEW BEGINNING Lord, anoint all members of RCCG to excel, Daniel. 5:14, Deuteronomy. 28:13 Lord, anoint your church with fresh oil, Psalm 92:10 Lord, grant all members power to prosper this year in Jesus Name, Deuteronomy. 8:18 Lord, Let your church arise and shine in year 2016 in Jesus Name, Isaiah 60:1 Day 48, Saturday 27th February, 2016 ENLARGED TERRITORY Father, let me experience enlargement over every area of your life. 1 Chronicles 4:9-11 Lord, let your hand be upon me. I declare no restrictions to preaching of the gospel. Ezra 8:21-23 Father, let your hand be upon RCCG, let signs and wonders be of daily occurrence in RCCG, 1 Corinthians 4:20, Acts 4:33, Acts 5:15-16 Day 49, Sunday 28th February, 2016 Father, let there be increase, expansion and growth in my work and business. 1 Chronicles 4:10 Lord, I take everything the enemy has stolen from me today. 2 Kings 6:5-7 Father, I claim all your promises, prosperity, healing, fruitfulness, etc. Declare that RCCG will prosper, blossom and expand. Exodus 23:25-26 Lord, I command every power of curses in my life to be broken. Haggai 2:19-20 Father, let the glory of this present house (RCCG) be greater than the former. Haggai 2:9, Declare joy, peace, restoration, testimony upon RCCG. Zechariah. 10:1 Day 50, Monday 29th February, 2016 Thank God for sustaining us through the 50 days of fasting and Prayer. Thank God for answered prayers Thank God for granting us the strength to grow through the 50 days fast. I Chronicles 16:34, Psalm 18:46-50 Glorify God for speedy answers to prayer request presented to Him.
DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE: THE LIVING WATER....Impacting Lives! Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Topic: DONT BE AN INGRATE Read MATTHEW 20:1-16 Memorize: Don't I have the right to do what i want with my own money? Or are you nervious because I am generous?' (Matt 20:15)
The story was told of a man who said that he was convinced God could not forgive his sin, being too many and great. An older man, more mature in faith took him up to mentor. About a year later, he had the assuarance of salvation and was joyfully serving the Lord, having accepted Jesus' lordship, and consuming the scripture hungarily. However, the sad part is that very few years later, he began to replace ethusiasm in serving the Lord with grumbling, which gradually eroded his joy or salvation. He behaved like the Galatians (Gal 1:6; 4:15).
Like him, many of us easily forget or play down how much we need Jesus. Our righeousness can't make us fit in God's presence or service. Only Christ's does for us. Why comparing yourself with others in God's hands? Why accusing God of partiality and is treating others better than you are? Has He not right over His resources (even you) to use them or not, and use them equally or not, according to His good purpose?
Beware, God owes us nothing. In fact, He owes us no explanation for whatever He does (cf. Psa 115:3). He freely sent His son to save us and help us with the journey to heaven. Stop envying God's grace/gifts on others; focus on Jesus alone, be greatful for the little or great He gives, and you will have joy of knowing Him. Isn't our salvation worth more than the worldly assets?
PRAYER POINTS 1. Thank God for salvation of your soul and for every accompanying benefits in Christ (2Pet 1:3) 2. Ask God that Jesus will take the central stage of your life and our leaders (church/national). 3. Pray for salvation of the unsaved today (drunkard, prostitutes, church goers, etc.)
CHRIST APOSTOLIC CHURCH THE LIVING WATER: DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE Wednesday, January 13, 2016 ASK THE OWNER READ 1 SAMUEL 18:18-22 MEMORISE: But whoever listen to me will live safely and be at ease, without fear of harm. (Prov 1:33)
A student once took someone else's motorcycle without the owner knowledge. On his way to his choice destination, the road safety corps got him. That was when he realised he had made the worst of mistakes. How was he going to tell the owner? He didn't have the particulars with him. How was he going to pay the fine? He had no money on him. The owner eventually got to know and was very angry about the development. He left him to pay the fine though, he forgave the errant schoolmate of his dubious act. The passage today reveals how evil man's heart can be on so many occasions. King Saul had offered to give the hands of his daughter in marriage to David in a manner devoid of suspicion of any ulterior motive. However, deep inside the wicked king, the lady was to be given to become a snare to David. Young spinsters/bachelors, ask God, the supreme Owner of everybody, for your life partner. He alone knows your future, your supposed future partner, as well as the hearts of your prospective in-laws. He will guide you aright. If you go ahead without His approval and leading, untold disaster loom. If God hadn't been with David, imagine how tragically he would have died (vv.24-30). Involve the Owner of your life, lest you will be forced to return to Him later in tears, bruised and battered. Remember, by separating yourself from Him, you can do nothing (Jn 15:5). God cannot be tired of your honest inquiries. Learn from David (1 Sam 30:7-9).
PRAYER POINTS 1. Oh Lord, let Your greatness and goodness be felt all over my marital life-choice, and the actual marriage, respectively. 2. Ask God to deliver our unmarried brothers/sisters most especially, those at the marriageable age, from impatience that can lead them into wrong hands. 3. Pray for all families that are going through turbulent times; that the king of glory will step into their situations.
CHRIST APOSTOLIC CHURCH DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE: The Living Water Thursday, January 14, 2016 Topic: AREN'T YOU THE ENEMY READ PHILIPPIANS 3:17-21 MEMORISE: Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with stones. (Mark 5:5)
There was once a woman who joined a witchcraft to protect her Children. Surprisingly and very sadly, she ended up killing all the children she had initially wanted to protect through the demonic machinery she put up as refuge for them. When the last child died, she cried bitterly that the wicked one had gotten her, claiming that witches and wizards were the cause of her problems. Who was she deceiving? Weren't she the source of her own predicament?
Are you not like her? Paul said that many work as enemy of the cross by (A) making their stomach count more than God's interest/work, (B) Glorying in shameful things, such as transparent clothing, foul languages, brawling, magical waters/oil, syncretic Christianity, etc. Are there no grudges, im your heart against your fellows? Are you loyal to the constituted authorities? Or, what exactly are you doing that you think you can deceive people about, making them think you are on the right path? You can't deceive God; you will reap your input in life (Gal 6:7-9)
Don't be like that demoniac who, night and day, afflicted himself with great torment. Don't be your own enemy by doing things that can boomrang tomorrow. Check the condition of your heart now, so that you won't have to regret later.
PRAYER POINT 1. Oh God, thank you for this previlege to reassess my life 2. Lors, help me to retrace my steps back home from the ways i have become enemy of the Cross and myself. 3. Pray that God should facilitate the conversion of the enemies of the cross in this nation to give the Church peace in the land.
BIBLE READING FOR TODAY: EXODUS 1-4
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CHRIST APOSTOLIC CHURCH DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE: The Living Water Friday, January 15, 2016 Topic: THE SQUIRREL AND THE TORTOISE (1) READ PROVERBS 11:20-26 MEMORISE: cast your bread upon the waters, for after many days, you will find it again (Eccl. 11:1)
According to J.F. Odunjo in one of his fables, the squarrel once had a very big farm whose producs (Okro, palm produce, maize, cassava, pepper, tomatoes, and all sorts of fruits and vegetables) were excellent, having great market values. However, the problem was that only the squirrel knew about this farm. Neither his wife nor any of his children knew anything about the farm, because there was no road leading to it. He went there by jumping from one tree to the other.
The tortoise secrtely and cunningly went after squirrel and discoverd that the secret of his being robust while others in the animal kingdom suffered was that farm, from where he took fresh things, especially palm produce. The tortoise having discovered this farm, begged the other animals in the kingdom to help him make a road to the squirrel's farm, a thing they gladly did, after which he fed them heavily. By the following day, the squirrel discovered the tortoise's game and reported his dissapointment and disgust to the king. You see? All he had greedily hidden for quite a long time became exposed.
Are you stingy? Are there some things you delibrately hide from others and keep to yourself alone, despite that you know that it should be of benefit to all you? That is hoarding (Prov 11:26). Stinginess and self-centredness will only finish you in the end (Prov 11:24,25). God is the impartial judge. Fear Him and repent of your selfish tendencies now, lest you will be disgraced immidiately and ultimately. God forbids!
PRAYER POINT 1. Appreciate God for the undeniable fact that He has graciously given us all things throgh and in Christ, despite that we merit none 2. Ask God to Forgive your selfish tendencies, and help you to become channel of His blessings 3. Pray that church and political leader will eschew the grab-it-all tendencies that they exhibit over the led.
BIBLE READING FOR TODAY: EXODUS 5-8
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Living Water - CAC Daily Devotional Guide Saturday, January 16, 2016 THE SQUIRREL AND THE TORTOISE (2) READ DEUTERONOMY 27:1-11 MEMORISE: For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. (2 Chron 16:9a)
Remember that yesterday, in the story of the squirrel and the tortoise, we got to where the squirrel reported the tortoise to the king. When the matter got to the king, he summoned the parties concerned and asked each of them to produce proof of their rightful ownership of the farmland. The stinginess and secrecy of the squirrel (remember he didn't let anyone know about it, including his wife and children) were his undoing, unlike the tortoise who was cheered by the other animals as the rightful owner, because he chose not to keep his beneficial discovery unnecessarily secret. The tortoise gave his evidences as being that he had a road to 'his' farm, his wife and children knew about the farm, and his animal colleagues actually helped him to construct the access road-substantial witnesses. The King adjudged the squirrel wrong, for none could defend him. After all, no one apart from himself knew about it. What killed Achan (Josh 7:20-24), finished the squirrel - selfishness.
Selfishness would end in foolishness and nakedness. The more you give to others, the more you get from God, the Owner of all things. Let's talk less about the cunningness of the tortoise; God doesn't allow deceitful one to go unpunished. However, the tortoise's openness helped him. The stingy and self-centered persons end up as the losers in the long run. Your secrets are open to God. Be positively generous with all He has given you, and live to enjoy more of His blessings (Prov 11:24).
PRAYER POINTS: 1. Lord, help me to eschew greed in all its forms. 2. Lord, visit the detention facilities to rescue those who have been implicated and erroneously imprisoned. 3. Pray God to help leaders everywhere to seek His counsel before making pronouncements on issues in their domains.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: EXODUS 9-12
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Living Water - CAC Daily Devotional Guide Sunday, January 17, 2016 BLESSEDNESS OF MOTHERHOOD READ EXODUS 2:7-11 MEMORISE: At that time Moses was born, and he was no ordinary child. For three months he was cared for in his father's house. (Acts 7:20)
The role that parents play in nation building or raising of godly children is indispensable. Parents have a great role to play in influencing the children either for evil or good. On most cases, women are closer to the children, hence, their greater chance to exert more influence on the children. Abraham Lincoln (former US President) once said, ''Whatever accomplished in life, I owe to my mother". Thomas Edison (a notable inventor) also confessed, "My mother was the making of me". Susannah Wesley was a dedicated mother who saw child rearing as a grace from God. She raised Charles Wesley (world- renowned hymn writer and singer) and John Wesley (the worldwide evangelist and founder of the Methodist Mission). Jochebed did the same to and for Moses. Mothers, what are you doing? Take care of those babies. They are God's heritage. Pray for them, lead them to Jesus very early, right in their different fathers' houses (cf. Acts 7:20), be available for them, be passionate about meeting their needs, and be hopeful that they will be great according to God's plan.
By implication, any woman who takes the life and future of her children seriously, and choose to remain with her husband through thick and thin, with her husband's indispensable positive inputs, would surely inherit the fruits of her labour. A virtuous and godly woman must imbibe these qualities, if she does not want to be held responsible for her children's failure in all ramifications. Be the best mother.
PRAYER POINTS: 1. Thank God for His grace upon your life to be a parent. 2. Lord, help me to be up and doing in my duty as a parent, in cooperation with my spouse. 3. Pray passionately that God should open every closed womb of Christians and bless them with superstars. EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: EXODUS 13-16
Good morning and Happy Sunday!!! Do have a great week ahead in Jesus' name. Amen
Living Water - CAC Daily Devotional Guide Monday, January 18, 2016 Topic: 'QUMRAN' READ LUKE 14:7-14 MEMORISE: ... and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous. (Luke 14:14)
Qumran was a first century Jewish community that isolated itself from outside influences, because they were preparing for the Messiah's arrival. Devotional life, ceremonial washings, and strict adherence to rules of conduct were followed so much that even the physically challenged—lame, blind, etc.— were not allowed to sit at the table with them. Did that really make them really holy and truly consecrated? Of course, NO!
Christ's message in Luke 14:7ff negates such a lifestyle. Christ advocates that doing good to the well-to-do who we know can repay us isn't rewarding at all. Compare God's immeasurable, inexhaustible blessings with the 'goodies' that someone will give in return for the 'kind gesture' (actually with ulterior motive) you first did to them. What if such a person disappoints you eventually? (Jer 17:5-9) Ordinary worm, with its life in its nostrils!
The Word of God today speaks to the 'spiritual elites' who 'like to fellowship with people who think and act like us'. Jesus exhorts that to be like Him, we need to open our doors to everyone, for the "inclusive gospel cannot be shared by an exclusive people" (George Sweeting).
PRAYER POINTS 1. Lord, uproot from within me every iota of spiritual arrogance, inferiority complex and complacency, in Jesus' name. 2. Lord help churches to overcome and do away with spiritual pride that hinders proper collaboration for the furtherance of the gospel. 3. Lord, help churches and their leaders to overcome unhealthy comparison that is negatively impacting on the image of the Church in the land.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: EXODUS 17-20
Good morning. Do have fulfilled week in Jesus' name. Amen
Living Water - CAC Daily Devotional Guide Tuesday, January 19, 2016 TOPIC: YOURHEART'S CONDITION READ NUMBERS 22:10-34 MEMORISE: Balaam said to the angel of the Lord, "I have sinned. I did not realise you were standing in the road to oppose me. Now if you are displeased, I will go back." (Num 22:34)
Not every opposition is of the devil. Sometimes, God permits them to groom us for the tasks ahead,making us better and thicker in relevant ways. Here, God opposed Balaam, to tell us that man's heart tends more towards stubbornly disobeying God's instructions and addiction to self-interest.
Three times God warned him not to go. In fact, going as far as stopping the donkey and miraculously speaking to him from inside the donkey! What else did Balaam need to know that God was not happy with that journey? But the promised profit in the futile venture had blindfolded him and made him compromise. Man's heart is stubborn and arrogant, tending towards his own interests and will.
Check the spiritual condition of your heart, lest you develop spiritual heart attack at the end. When God warns you as touching a venture, thought or relationship, how do you feel about His direction, corrections and reproof? That suggests your true heart's condition towards him. Consider the condition of the heart of Simon, the sorcerer and the avoidable condition he suffered (Acts 8:20,21). Better change now, where applicable and necessary.
PRAYER POINTS: 1. Lord, help me not to compromise Your will, Word and standard in the name of anything (money, sex, popularity, etc.) 2. Lord, help me to be more sensitive to the leading of Your Spirit on all occasions and issues. 3. Lord, help our church leaders to discern Your will and do accordingly. EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: EXODUS 21-24.
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Living Water - CAC Daily Devotional Guide Friday, January 22, 2016 BE SKILFULLY DILIGENT READ 1 SAMUEL 17:41-54 MEMORISE: But David said to Saul, "Your servant has been keeping his father's sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock." (1 Sam 17:34) At times, power and energy are not as required as skill (the ability to do something well, especially, because one has learnt and practiced it). Where power/energy seem to have failed, skill is needed. Vocationally, skill cannot be wished away, because every vocation requires unique skills. David, Jesse's last child, was like condemned to keeping animals in the lonely forest, while his brothers were lavished with the largesse of being old enough to go to war as Israel soldiers. David was alone in the field relating with the family of sheep!
However, most interesting is that he painstakingly learnt in the wilderness, the skills that God's grace banked on to shoot him to stardom (1 Sam 16:10-14). When you do other people's job diligently, you are preparing to be shot to limelight. David was seemingly forgotten and neglected, but he took time to diligently do the work committed to his hands, actually laying foundation for his eventual promotion (1 Sam 17:54-58).
Apart from the divine grace and anointing on you, you must be skillfully diligent. Don't allow indolence because you are acting behind the scene in God's work! (Prov 6:1ff) Your time of revelation will surely come. Who knows how your little praying, studying, tract writing, singing, counseling, etc. skills will speak for you someday? Just keep on keeping on. God bless you (Amen).
PRAYER POINTS 1. O Lord, help me to be skillfully diligent in all my endeavors in You. 2. Pray against indolence and get-rich-quick tendency among our youths that result in their indulgence in criminal practices. 3. Lord, let every straying believer see the dangers of prodigality and return home to You with broken and contrite heart. EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: EXODUS 33-36
Living Water - CAC Daily Devotional Guide Monday, January 25, 2016 CLOSE TO THE HOUSE READ MATTHEW 24:32-51 MEMORISE: But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyd by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare. (2 Peter 3:10)
One cool evening, a wife, with her wrapper firmly tied around her waist, was relaxing in the garden, knowing that her husband wouldn't return from work untill much more later. She was deeply enjoying the weather outside when her phone sundenly rung. It was the husband, calling. She was surprised to hear him announce, ''I am close to the house''. ''What... What did you say?'' she stammered. With a serious baritone voice, the husband confirm, ''I am close to the house''. She wasn't expecting him then... She looked everywhere and said, ''He mustn't meet me this way''. She hurriebly ran inside, change into an evening gown, and rushed into kitchen to wash her dirty dishes. Like an automatic machine, she rushed out to dry the bathroom floor wiith a mobbing brush. Still panting but smilling, she rushed to sweep the bedroom, living room and balcony, after which she sat down, patienly expecting her hubby. Why the scurry? She knew he hated meeting the house dirty and disorderly. Imagine what would have happened if he had come home unannounced earlier than expected. The announcement helped her to clear his dislikes she had flagrantly flaunted. No man knows when Christ will return. It will be a thief in the night. Have you been delaying giving your life to Him and living in His holiness? Have you been ignoring His calls? You had better run to His Cross now for forgiveness and salvation. The next second might be too late (1 Thess 5:2)
PRAYER POINTS 1. Lord, give me the wisdom and sensitivity to know when to act and not to. In accordance with your will. 2. Lord, help me to be more selfless in my approach to life. 3. Lord, deliver our political, traditional and church leaders from rash statements and actions.
Living Water - CAC Daily Devotional Guide Wednesday, January 27, 2016
BREAK THE LIONS' TEETH READ JOB 4:8-11 MEMORISE: The one of the elders said to me, ''Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.'' (Revelation 5:5).
One of the most dangerous animals on earth is lion. Despite that it has small size and is hairy in nature, it is a fearful animal. Its paws and teeth are punching and pierching. Any time a lion pounces on another animal, it is only God that can deliver such an animal from its teeth. The devil is more dangerous. However, thanks for the all-mighty power of God who saves and delivers from satanic and demonic lions.
There are some dangerous and sharp teeth such as unseen arrows, bad news, bankruptcy, depts, failure, helplessness, joblessness, marital crises, lack of promotion, stagnancy, late marriage, nightmares, unseen marks followng someone, generation curses, hatred and so on biting many people today in the society. Many have gone deep into the coven of the enemies, where they orchestrate these evils by seeking solutions. They know not that wicked powers in these dark places of the earth are the originators of these wicked operations.
When you come to God and cry to Him in faith, He will deliever you from the teeth of the terrible lion that is harassing you. He has assured us in His word that the lions may roar and growl, yet the teeth of the great lions are broken (Job 4:10) in your life and situations. The Lion of the tribe of Judah is the only true Lion in heaven and on earth. The rest are roaring voices making disturbing noises that must be silenced, and are silenced. He has prevailed. This is the reason for your testimony and breakthrough now. Do you believe???
PRAYER POINTS 1. Jesus Christ, I thank You for this revelation and the truth. 2. I decree, every roaring lionls tooth against my destiny, you are uprooted now, in Jesus' mighty name. 3. Ask God to help His Church in the land to recover all grounds it has lost to the enemies of the gospel due to carelessness and complacency.
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DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE: THE LIVING WATER....Impacting Lives! Thursday, January 28, 2016 Topic: ROOT IT OUT READ GALATIANS 5:19-21 Memorize: God will judge those outside. ''Expel the wicked man from among you.'' (1 Cor 5:13).
The children of God are unique people on earth. They are special to God, because the blood of Jesus Christ redeems them, and the Holy spirit is keeping them for the second coming. You must appreciate the fact that you are a Christian and not a criminal. This gives you authority to command both the heaven and the earth. The power given to you as a child of God is above any political power. The political power of a president of a country is limited to framework of his nation only. But you are seated with Christ far above all principalities. And what is exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His power.... Far above all principality and power and dominion, and every name that is named.... (Eph. 1:19-21;NKJV).
Those who are children of God are withing the vineyard of God. They enjoy the blessing of God. They are untouchable by the evil external powers and principalities. God has so much invested in you as His son and daughter. Then you are expected to stay withing His territory to keep enjoying His covering and blessing. But, withing this territory, certain things are not permitted. These are written in the book of Galatians 5:19-21 (NKJV) such as adultry, fornication, uncleanness, sorcery, hatred, contentious,...envy, murder, drunkenness...and the like...those who do practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. Therefore, root them out now from your life! Mortify them, lest they finish you!
PRAYER POINTS 1. Father, uproot any evil seed of satan and sin in me now, in Jesus' name. 2. I dedicate my body, soul and spirit to you, oh God, in Jesus' name. 3. Ask that God should empower the Church to take the issue of discipline and intolerance with compromise very seriously.
BIBLE READING FOR TODAY: LEVITICUS 13-15
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Living Water - CAC Daily Devotional Guide Saturday, January 30, 2016 THE CONNECTED ONE READ MARK 3:13-19 MEMORISE: I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. (Luke 10:19)
God forbids bad occurrence! There is no electrician on earth who is respected by high-tension cable. Anyone who touches it will definitely be roasted to ashes because of the power voltage in it. The reason is simply because the tension is high and the power supply in it is potent and effective. Can you imagine what the power of God will be if this mere human device can be so powerful? The Word of God says, God has spoken once, twice I have heard this: that power belong to God (Psa 62:11; NKJV). When you are connected with the power of the Almighty, you become more potent than a high-tension facility. One reason for your connection is to root out sicknesses, diseases, debt, demons and destiny-destroying powers from your generation. The connected ones are carriers of the power of God on earth.
God is still looking for those who will connect themselves with Him. But Moses replied, "Are you jealous for my sake? I wish that all the LORD'S people were prophets and that the LORD would put His Spirit on them!" (Num 11:29). The connected ones are the converted ones. They have repented and have been converted. God does not just give His power anyhow. Before Jesus gave His power to His disciples, He had called them and they had come to Him. Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest (Matt 11:28). Once connected, do not be disconnected through your choices and actions. Stay connected with HIM by regular rugged devotional life plus total obedience.
PRAYER POINTS 1. Lord! I refuse to be disconnected from Your power, henceforth, in Jesus' name. 2. I reconnect myself with Your power and authority today, to do exploits in and for God, in Jesus'name. 3. Lord, let there be true and lasting revival in Your Church everywhere.
Monday, February 1, 2016 Topic: WORTH MORE THAN MATERIALS READ EPHESIANS 5:1,2 MEMORISE: Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children (Ephesians 5:1).
When a person does not know the real value of material, he can pay higher than its normal price. At the same time, when a person does not know the value of what he has, he can cast it before a dog or pig, or allow someone else to take it away from him. Do not give dogs what it sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces (Matt 7:6), says Jesus.
Christians are precious gifts and children before God. No one on earth can pay the price tag on your value. This is because no one can pay the price tag on the blood of Jesus Christ. We are bought with an eternal price tag. We are precious to God, and are priests before Him. The riches of God displayed on us cannot be quantified with anything. You should know your worth before God and on earth. When you walk on the streets, in your place of work, at school and in the market, be sure of your worth, and walk worthy of it.
One of the saddest events recorded in the Bible is the story of a young lady called Dinah. She lost her verginity to the Canaanite Shechem, an unbeliever and an idol worshipper. Dinal ignored her worth, and Shechem reduced her to material worth. Then Shechem said to Dinah's father and brothers, ''Let me find favour in your eyes, and I will give you whatver you ask. Make the price for the pride and the gift I am bring as great as you like, and I'll pay whatever you ask me. Only give me the girl as my wife'' (Gen 34:11-12). You are worth more than mere material!
PRAYER POINTS 1. Father, whatever I have lost my worth before You, restore me now. 2. I refuse to be reduced to material worth by any man, in Jesus' name 3. Pray that materialism will become a thing of the past among Christian/Church leaders.
I REALLY LOVE THIS TOPIC: Break the camp, read and Enjoy to know your mistake. God bless you as you do so... -----------------------------
Living Water - CAC Daily Devotional Guide Tuesday, February 2, 2016 BREAK YOUR CAMP READ DEUTERONOMY 1:6-8 MEMORISE: Break camp and advance into the hill country of the Amorites; go to all the neighbouring peoples in the Arabah, in the mountains, in the western foothills, in the Negev and along the coast, to the land of the Canaanites and to Lebanon, as far as the great river, the Euphrates. (Deut 1:7)
If you have ever been to any farm settlement, you would have seen the hamlets and huts there. These huts have been there for years without any new touch. The dilapidated ones worth being repaired with mud. One feature of hut or camp is the fact that it is there on a spot. It also limited in size, old, tattered, and stagnant.
When the Israelites were in the wilderness, they lived in camps and stayed on a spot for years. It got to a stage God told Moses, You have stayed long enough at this mountain. Break camp and advance into the hill country of the Amorites... See, I have given you this land. Go in and take possession of the land that the LORD swore He would give to your fathers... (Deut 1:6-. Anything could stand as camp before you that you have to break. Fear is one of them. Doubt is a camp that limits many. Lack of vision could set a limitation over one's destiny. Inability or unwillingness to restore what you stole (restitution) could be the camp choking your blessings and testimonies. Failure to forgive your husband, wife, parents, friends, lecturers, neighbours and even pastor could be camp limiting you. The besetting sins in your heart and spirit can cage you. Break the camp now and advance. There is a land of destiny manifestation for you to go in and possess. Until you break that camp, you are limited. Break the cocoon now and go forward!
PRAYER POINTS 1. I break every camp of limitation in my destiny today, in Jesus'name. 2. I advance to my land of possession today, in the mighty name of Jesus'name. 3. Lord, destroy every form of obstacle limiting the exploits of the Church for You in this land.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 SIN IS YOUR WEAKNESS READ ROMANS 7:13-25 MEMORISE: I can do everything through him who gives me strength. (Phil 4:13)
Perhaps you have heard many people who claim to have a type of weakness or the other, physically, spiritually and psychologically.
The psychological classifications of man into several temperamental divisions might support this school of thought. But in the spiritual and Christian matters, you are not supposed to celebrate any shortcoming in the Lord. Jesus Christ did not die for half-baked Christianity and Christians. Also, He did not die so that there might be a residue of sin in you. Some have gone to the lamentable level of celebrating and idolising the so- called"weakness." Weakness should not be categorized aa wickedness and waywardness. Desire progress, improvement and life devoid of offence towards God and men.
It is the devil's strategy to deceive and hold you captive. He wants to hold you in his prison, while selling the falsehood to you that the sin you commit is your weakness. How can unfaithfulness to your spouse be your weakness? If you consider any of these: drunkenness, formication, adultery, stealing, anger, disobedience, masturbation, watching pornography,lustful thoughts, secret smoking, lateness to church service, missing your Bible study and Sunday School, fraudulent acts, extortions, etc. (Rom 1:28-32; Gal 5:19-21) as your weakness, will you also say poverty, failure, lack of success and destiny disasters as your weaknesses also?
Believe God for your spiritual renewal, and strengthen yourself in Him. There is no sin you cannot overcome. Give your life to Jesus Christ today and commit yourself to Him anew. You are victorious.
PRAYER POINTS 1. Thank You Father for revealing the devil's secret to me that no sin is my weakness. 2. I break every yoke of besetting sin in my life by the power in the blood of Jesus. 3. Lord, render the hell-sent prosperity gospel trying to becloud the true gospel of righteousness of no more effect in our churches.
BIBLE READING FOR TODAY: NUMBERS 5-8
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Living Water - CAC Daily Devotional Guide -------------------------------- Thursday, February 4, 2016 Topic: IN HIS HANDS READ ISAIAH 41:1-14 MEMORISE: I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. (John 14:18)
When a little boy is beside his father, he fears no foe. Let lion and tiger surface, he has confidence that his father has enough power to tear them in pieces. Let another boy from the neighbourhood come and harass him, he will not be afraid. The reason is the presence of his father. Are you afraid when your heavenly Father is beside and behind you? You have Father of all fathers. The power of the earthly father is limited, unlike the unlimited power of your heavenly father. In fact, He is so powerful that He gives strenght to the weary and increases the power of the weak (Isa. 40:29).
When God promises you that He will uphold you with His hands, you are secured forever. You do not need to be afraid. When He upholds your marriage with His hands, your spouse will live and not die. When He upholds your children with His hands, He will promote them and cause them to find favour even in the sight of their enemies.
The troublesome coastlands and waters will keep silent when God upholds you with His hands. He says, So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand (Isa 41:10). Why you need not fear is that the eternal Father is with you. Carrying the abiding presence of God in your business allays the fear of failure, bankruptcy, dept and loss. When you are in His hands, you receive divine strength and uplifting. Do not let Him go. Hold His hands very well.
PRAYER POINTS 1. I destroy wnything trying to cause me fear while in Your hands, oh Lord. 2. I hold unto You, Oh God, for devine closeness and fellowship in Jesus name. 3. Let Your mighty Arm guide the leadership of our nation towards the accomplishment of your purposes, in Jesus'name.
BIBLE READING FOR TODAY: NUMBERS 9-12
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