DCLM Daily Manna June 28, 2017 by Pastor Kumuyi – Reward Of False Prophecy

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Topic: Reward Of False Prophecy [Wednesday June 28, 2017]

Text: Jeremiah 28:10-17

Key Verse: “Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will cast thee from off the face of the earth: this year thou shalt die, because thou hast taught rebellion against the LORD” (Jeremiah 28:16).

Even though afflictions come from the devil, God, sometimes, allows them as a form of chastisement against His people for their wrongdoing. This was exactly the situation of the Israelites, as the text depicted, when they involved themselves in sin.

Jeremiah, by the Spirit of the Lord, wore a yoke, which symbolised the Jews and other neighbouring nations’ subjection to the king of Babylon. It was not that Nebuchadnezzar was righteous, but submission to him was a form of punishment, which could prevent the extreme evil that would otherwise befall them. Hananiah, a false prophet, who stood against Jeremiah’s prophecy and made the people believe a lie, took the yoke from off Jeremiah’s neck and broke it.

Jeremiah, as against contending with Hananiah, quietly and patiently went his way. But shortly after he left, God’s message came to him against Hananiah and the people. For the people, God had taken away the yokes of wood from them and put the yokes of iron upon their necks. So, they would serve Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon. For Hananiah, he would die that year. In less than two months, Hananiah truly died. We should, therefore, be mindful of the fact that a lie is the breaking of God’s commands and its price is very high. If sin is allowed to go unchecked, it will have a crippling effect and it may ruin the person eternally because no one commits a sin and goes unpunished if he does not repent.

It prevented Moses from reaching the Promised Land and Samson lost his eyesight and life, among others. Therefore, do everything possible to avoid sin.

Thought for the day: False prophecy offers poisonous religious prescription.

Bible Reading in one Year: Philemon

DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.


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TREM’s Daily Devotional Wednesday 28 June 2017 by Dr. Mike Okonkwo

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Topic: Live By Faith, Not By Your Senses [June 28, 2017]

“Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.” Hebrew 10:38.
   
We are in an age where people are using their senses. We are in an age where the mind power is very strong. And it is sad that people are using the same mindset to serve God. When you serve God with your senses, you are positioning yourself for serious trouble because you cannot serve God with your senses. The bible says without faith it is impossible to please God. You cannot go too far in your Christian walk outside faith. Children of God shouldn’t serve God with their senses because the natural man does not understand the things of the spirit because they are foolishness to him. He cannot know them because they are spiritually discerned.

When you walk with your senses you begin to walk in the realm of the flesh. You cannot serve God with your senses that’s why the bible says the just shall live by faith, not by their senses. It also says those who are of the flesh do mind the things of the flesh. And  those who are of the spirit mind the things of the spirit.  A lot of us believers are allowing the cares of life and the deceitfulness of riches and all the challenges around us to determine how far we can go with God. You are serving God with senses.

In 2 Timothy 3:1, Paul told Timothy to know and  be acquainted with the truth about the last days. It is a time you cannot understand and a time difficult to live in. Incidentally the time is right on us. We are living in a time that is difficult to survive in. He said men shall be lovers of their own selves. They want their comfort. If it is difficult, then they will bail out. If the things that use to excite you concerning the things of God no more excite you, you are already backsliding. David said I was glad when they say let us go to the house of the Lord. But today some believers are unhappy to go to the house of the Lord.

Further Reading: Romans 5:1-11, 2Corinthians 5:1-7

Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Job 11-13; Evening- Acts 9:1-21

Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.


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Our Daily Bread Devotional, June 28, 2017 – Unfinished Works

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Topic: Unfinished Works [Wednesday June 28, 2017]

Read: Romans 7:14–25, Bible in a Year: Job 11–13; Acts 9:1–21

Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! Romans 7:24–25

At his death, the great artist Michelangelo left many unfinished projects. But four of his sculptures were never meant to be completed. The Bearded Slave, the Atlas Slave, the Awakening Slave, and the Young Slave, though they appear unfinished, are just as Michelangelo intended them to be. The artist wanted to show what it might feel like to be forever enslaved.

Rather than sculpting figures in chains, Michelangelo made figures stuck in the very marble out of which they are carved. Bodies emerge from the stone, but not completely. Muscles flex, but the figures are never able to free themselves.

Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! Romans 7:25

My empathy with the slave sculptures is immediate. Their plight is not unlike my struggle with sin. I am unable to free myself: like the sculptures I am stuck, “a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me” (Rom 7:23). No matter how hard I try, I cannot change myself. But thanks be to God, you and I will not remain unfinished works. We won’t be complete until heaven, but in the meantime as we welcome the transforming work of the Holy Spirit, He changes us. God promises to finish the good work He has begun in us (Phil. 1:6).

Prayer: God, thank You that You make us new creatures through the work of Your Son Jesus Christ, freeing us from our slavery to sin.

He is the potter; we are the clay.

Insight:

The war between the good we want to do and the bad we end up doing is a struggle for all Christ-followers. Paul places this tension as being between his “inner man” (his renewed heart and Holy Spirit-guided conscience) and the “flesh” (the fallen nature that still is drawn to sin). The good news is that someday we will be renewed in mind and body—free from the temptation to sin and the impact of our sinful choices.

This message was written By Amy Peterson [Our Daily Bread Ministries.]


Open Heavens Wednesday 28 June 2017 Daily Devotional by Pastor E. A. Adeboye – What Kind Of Growth?

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Topic: What Kind of Growth? [Wednesday 28, June 2017]

Memorise: But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: – Ephesians 4:15

Read: Ephesians 4: 10-16 (KJV)

10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)

11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

Bible in One Year: 1 Samuel 1-2, Lamentation 1:13-2:2, Hymn: Sing hymn 6

MESSAGE:

If you are a sheep in the fold of the Great Shepherd, you will not lack rest or what to eat. Beyond these, you will not thirst, as He leads you beside the still, calm waters.  This is another way of saying that your thirst will be quenched. The Lord in Matthew 5:6 spoke of this when He said:

“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.”

Hunger and thirst are part of the mechanisms that have been programmed into the human body to produced growth. How you respond to these impulses will determine the quality or type of growth you experience. Prolonged starvation and refusal to eat both lead to death. Similarly, while taking only a particular kind of food, some people experience abnormal growth patterns, due to the absence of the required quantity of nutrients, vitamins, fatty acids, and so on, needed by their body. This is why children who are exclusively fed a diet full of carbohydrates tend to have oversized heads and stomachs, rickety legs and hands – a growth problem known as “Kwashiorkor”. For growth to be even and progressive, all the needs of the body must be provided.

The observed effect of food on physical growth in the natural world also applies to what happens in the spirit. Today, spiritual growth is so distorted in the Body of Christ as a result of the nature of food being fed and the attitude of believers towards spiritual food. There are different stages of growth in the Kingdom of God. 1 Peter 2:2 says baby Christians should be fed with milk, so as to grow normally. Today, you have those who claim to have been saved for 5, 10 or more years still insisting on being fed with milk. If a 10 year old child still wants to be breastfed, what kind of growth would result from this? Also, there are so many false doctrines being propagated through the airwaves and in churches today. What kind of growth will such doctrines deliver to these who receive them? In addition, a number of those who are being fed the sound, undiluted truth of God’s word do not have enough time to receive it. What kind of growth do you think will result from such spiritual eating pattern? When you do not grow as you are expected to, you become a problem to yourself and others around you. How are you growing today? What are you feeding on? How often do you feed on God’s word?

Action Point: Change your spiritual diet and feeding pattern to reflect the desire for healthy spiritual growth.

Open Heavens Daily Devotional guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.

iOpenHeavens is the electronic version of the Hard Copy. The Open Heavens devotional application is available across all mobile platforms and operating systems: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile and PC.


Joyce Meyer's daily devotional June 26 2017 – Getting the Most Out of Your Marriage

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Topic: Getting the Most Out of Your Marriage [Tuesday June 27, 2017]

Do to others as you would have them do to you. — Luke 6:31 NIV

I wonder how many millions of people think, I just don’t feel the way I once did about my spouse. I wish I still felt excited about our marriage—that the romantic feelings would come back. This is when we need to remember: wishing does not do any good; only action changes things.

If you don’t feel you are getting anything out of your marriage, perhaps you are not putting enough into it. We usually give our spouses the unfair and unrealistic responsibility of making us happy rather than being grateful for them and choosing to make them happy. In the process, selfishness causes both of you to be unhappy. But you can change that! If you want your marriage or any other relationship to improve, just start being grateful for that person and try to bless them every chance you get.

Prayer of Thanks: Father, thank You for my spouse and for their unique gifts and abilities. Help me to appreciate them and focus on their strengths. Today, I choose to be a blessing and let You take care of everything else.


David Abioye's Daily Devotional June 27, 2017 – Don’t Rely On Experience! (Part 2)

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Topic: Don’t Rely On Experience! (Part 2) [Tuesday June 27, 2017]

Moses could have said, “I have experience. I will just take the rod again and put it in the bitter water and it will become good for drinking.” But rather than rely on his experience, Moses waited to be directed by God. In Exodus chapter 16, the people murmured again because there was no food. When God heard their murmuring He said to Moses, “…Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you…”

Moses did not need to do anything. In chapter 17 they came to Rephidim, once again, there was no water for the people to drink. When Moses cried to the Lord He said to him, “Take the rod, get down to Horeb and smite the Rock there and water shall come out of it for the people to drink.” Moses did so and water gushed out of the Rock (Ex. 17:5-6). But in Numbers chapter 20, they were faced again with the same challenge; no water to drink. This time God said to Moses, “…Speak ye unto the rock…and it shall give forth his water…” (Verse 8). But Moses took the rod and smote the Rock as he did the previous time, and for that reason God refused him to enter the Promised Land.

Look, no matter how experienced you are, you can’t be more experienced than God. So, before you take any major step in life, ask for His guidance. Don’t say, “This is the way we have been doing it.” God is a God of creativity, He alone knows all the intricacies of the issue you are facing, so He knows the most suitable approach that would give you the victory over each challenge. Your experience is good but divine guidance is superior.

Meditate on these: Heb 4:13, Isaiah 46:10


How to be Happy in Your Home (4) by Pastor Faith Oyedepo

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Author: Pastor Faith Oyedepo

Topic: How to be Happy in Your Home (4)

Dear Reader,

You are welcome to another exciting moment in God’s presence! I shared with you last week on Spices for a Happy Home. In that teaching, I showed you some examples of spices like Joy, Excitement, Praise and Appreciation. This week, I want to share with you the Main Reason You Must Train Your Children.

For you to enjoy a happy home, you must train your children according to God’s guidelines. The following are the reasons you must train them in the way of the Lord.

God commanded it

Child-training is not a piece of advice, a suggestion or a thing you do at your convenience. It is a commandment from God and His commandments are neither grievous nor burdensome (1John 5:3). My husband says, “God‘s commandments are not to grieve you, but to groom you.”  Bring your children up in the way of the Lord because if you refuse to do so, you are disobeying God’s commandment. As far as God is concerned, disobedience is as terrible as witchcraft. 1 Samuel 15:23a says: For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Disobedience is like drinking the blood of another human being as witches do. May God not catch you as a witch! His Word also says: Do not suffer a witch to live (Exodus 22:18). In other words, if you are not bringing up your children in the way they should go, you are cutting short the number of your days. Receive grace from God now, to be obedient to this commandment on child-training in Jesus’ name.

It is the responsibilities of both parents

Take a look at Proverbs 22:6 again. God did not mention here who, particularly, should do the training, but definitely it is the parents. I mean both parents because neither the father nor the mother alone can give birth to a child. It is a combination of forces; therefore, the training must be done by both parents. Child-training is not the responsibility of the mother alone; it is that of both the father and the mother. For example, in Nigerian culture, every good and well behaved child belongs to the father, but the one that is bad and corrupt is for the mother.

Remember it is a combination of forces that brought the child to be. So, it must be a combination of forces that will fulfill that commandment. Both parents must create time for their children, so that the children will not become thorns in their flesh tomorrow. Training your children in the fear of the Lord is your primary responsibility. Don’t be slack about it! Both parents ought to fulfill their parts and make it a joint effort. The Bible says in Ecclesiastics 4:9 that: Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.

As parents, pay close attention to your children and create time to listen to them. Also, fellowship with them and give them opportunities to ask questions that are bothering them. Learn to create time for fun and excitement and all tension will be defused. Do not allow your children to become victims of neglect by being too busy to attend to them. I pray for a release of grace upon you now for the fulfillment of your role as parents in Jesus’ mighty name.

It is a seed

Whatever you do in life is a seed and you will eventually reap the fruit. Likewise, child-training is a seed. You will reap the harvest of whatever training you give to your children tomorrow. The Word of God says: While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease (Genesis 8:22).

When you sow the seed of good Christian upbringing into the lives of your children, they will give you joy, happiness and fulfillment tomorrow. For your children not to give you heartache tomorrow, you must to sow seeds of proper upbringing into their lives.

Certain things were sown as seeds into my life as a little girl and for that, I will never forget my parents. I advise you to do the same for your children. In Jeremiah Chapter 35, Jonadab sowed the seed of good child-training. Even after he departed, generations after him still continued to follow his footsteps. No wonder in verses 18 & 19, God had to make a promise. The seed that Jonadab sowed into his children began to bring forth fruits which eventually brought them to the throne. Even our Lord Jesus Christ came from his lineage. What a harvest of fruits!

You need grace to be able to train your children. This can only be received when you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and personal Saviour. Are you set to receive Him into your life today? Say this prayer of faith with me: “Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. Deliver me from sin and satan. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.”

Congratulations! If you prayed this simple prayer of faith with me, you are born again and you are now a child of God. He loves you and will never leave you. Read your Bible daily, obey God’s Word and seek Christian fellowship (John 14:21).

With this, you are guaranteed all-round rest and peace in Jesus’ Name!  Call or write to share your testimonies with me through contact@faithoyedepo.org, 07026385437 OR 08141320204.

For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Building a Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).


Winning Wisdom: Get It Out Of The Page

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Author: Ese Ehimare Dave

Topic: Get It Out Of The Page [Tuesday, 27th June 2017]

But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. James 1:25

A philosopher, Sun Tzu, once said and I paraphrase, “no matter how many holy words you know, if you don’t live by them, it won’t profit you.” No matter how many working visions, ideas and goals we are able to pen down, we will not experience the profit of these goals if we don’t take the necessary actions. Actions are what give life to our goals. They will remain inanimate in the pages of the book, if not made animate with corresponding actions.

One of the many plagues bedeviling Nigeria as a country is lack of taking the prerequisite actions or what they call political will, to implement the wonderful recommendations various confabs, conferences, and reports from numerous committees have churned out. In our national archives, there are lots of good recommendations that, if actions that are deliberate and consistently purposeful are taken, Nigeria would get out of the woods she currently is. But to our greatest chagrin there is no political will to implement them. They are still inanimate in the pages of the books.

We must endeavor to take steps to achieve our strategic plans and ideas God has placed in our hearts, that we have written in pages of books. We must breath life into those pages so that we can enjoy profit from them as God intended. Take the bold step today. Forget all the reason why it won’t work and focus on the one reason why it will, and that reason it that God is involved. Trust Him to order your steps as you step out in faith to achieve those wonder goals, visions and ideas He has laid in your heart.

Keep winning daily.

Prayer:

Dear Lord, I take the step of faith today, to accomplish the beautiful ideas that You have given me. I trust in You to help me make profit with them, to Your glory and praise, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.


When He Says It, It Is Done

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Author: Emode Victor

A Promise For You From Bible Promises:

Topic: When He Says It, It Is Done [27/06/17]

So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. Isaiah 55:11. Read: 1 Sam 2:30-36

One attribute of our God is that, He is not a talkative. Once He speaks, that is final and when He repeats Himself sometimes, it means His long-suffering. Long before God speaks, He has already done what He said. God is too big to cajole anyone, He is too important to flatter anyone and He is too faithful to fail or lie to His children. Lies, jesting, flattering can never make Him big because He’s already big. Sometimes, you hear some people say some things that makes it look like God is a liar or God has failed them. Has God promised you anything and now it seems like that particular thing is not forth coming? Hold on to Him, at the appropriate time, your Samuel will come, and menopause or andropause will not hold your Isaac back. The promises of the LORD is binding so long you play according to the rules. Remember, He honours His word above His name.

But be careful not to stop or abort God’s glorious promises for your life and family. God made  a promise to Eli that his lineage shall not lack a man to stand before Him but his children brought upon themselves and the whole family doom due to the breach in covenant. Whatsoever God has promised you, do your part to enjoy the fruits of the covenant, lest, such covenant becomes your doom.

#BiblePromisesPrayer

* I decree and declare, my family and I shall not destroy God’s covenant for our lives

* God’s Words concerning us shall be fulfilled in Jesus Mighty Name


Dunamis’ Daily Devotional June 27, 2017 by Pastor Paul Enenche – The Truth About Your Healing

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Topic: The Truth About Your Healing [Tuesday June 27, 2017]

Scripture: But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:4-5.

Thought For The Day: The price for your healing had been paid on the Cross of Calvary long before your birth.

The Bible makes us to understand that the knowledge of the truth is key to freedom (John 8:32). Revelation is key to liberation. So, it is important that truth be known because nothing makes a man free like the truth.

In the light of this, I want you to know the truth about your healing in order to be free from the afflictions of life.

What then is the truth?

On the Cross of Calvary, Jesus bore our griefs and carried our sorrows; by His stripes, we were healed.

This means that every sickness in your life had been carried away by Jesus on the Cross of Calvary. Every sickness that could have made you to shed tears and mourn had been taken away by Jesus Christ on the Cross.

The price for your healing had been paid on the cross. Your burdens have been lifted at Calvary. This is why Matthew 8:17 says, ‘Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.’

Therefore, you are not permitted to be a carrier of cancer, tuberculosis, HIV and AIDS, etc. because Jesus Himself took away your infirmities on the Cross of Calvary.

My counsel is: stand upon this revelation and resist every sickness in your life. Determine to war against every infirmity in your life with the light of God’s Word at the place of prayer.

Remember this: The price for your healing had been paid on the Cross of Calvary long before your birth.

Assignment(s):

1. Ask God for a deeper revelation of the transaction that took place on the Cross of Calvary.

2. Make demands on God for your healing that had been perfected on the Cross.

Prayer: O LORD, thank You for taking away my grief on the Cross. I make demands on my healing, LORD, in Jesus’ Name.

Daily Reading: 2 Kings 10:32 to 12:21, Acts 18:1 to 22, Psalm 145:1 to 21, Proverbs 18:1.

Quote: The Presence of God will give you favour where others are rejected. Culled from 30 SECRETS TO THE TOP by Dr Paul Enenche.

Amazing Fact: After eating too much, your hearing is less sharp.

Today In History: 27/6/1898 – The first solo circumnavigation of the globe was completed by Joshua Slocum from Briar Island, Nova Scotia.

Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), is a powerfully anointed church, headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Dr Paul and Dr Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities.


Andrew Wommack’s daily devotional June 27, 2017 – Hearing God's Voice

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Topic: Hearing God’s Voice [Tuesday June 27, 2017]

John 10:2-3 “But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.”

John 10:1-21

This verse promises all who are God’s sheep that they not only can, but that they do, hear His voice. Many born-again people doubt the truth of this statement based on their experience. They don’t think they can hear God’s voice. However, the Word of God is true – not our experience.

The harmony between what this verse says and what our experiences say is that it is our new born-again spirit that hears God’s voice. Although God has spoken and still does speak in an audible voice at times, very few people experience this. God speaks to our inner person (spirit) and our inner person hears Him. The problem comes when we aren’t sensitive to, or controlled by, our spirit but are walking in the vanity of our mind. The Bible calls this walking in the flesh instead of the Spirit (Gal. 5:16-18).

Man is a spirit, soul, and body. Our spirits are as perfect as they will ever be in heaven. If we will change our thinking so that we believe what God says in His Word about who we are and what we have, then this agreement between our spirit and soul forms a majority and our flesh will experience the life of God that has been deposited in our spirits.

Prayer, Bible study, fasting, fellowship, etc. are ways of refocusing our mind’s attention away from the voice of this world and back to the voice of our Shepherd who is constantly communicating with our spirit. If we fail to renew our minds, we can live our entire time on this earth without experiencing the abundant life that Jesus provided for us. Listen, and you will hear His voice speak to you through His Word today.

This message was written by The Association of Related Ministries International (ARMI) is an extension of Andrew Wommack Ministries (AWM). ARMI is a unique partnership committed to providing resources to help like-minded ministers succeed in a spirit of excellence and to draw from the experience and expertise of both the AWM and Charis Bible College staff. (www.awmi.net)


Kenneth Copeland’s daily devotional June 27, 2017 – God's Medicine

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Topic: God’s Medicine [Tuesday June 27, 2017]

The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. – John 6:63

We’ve seen some tremendous medical breakthroughs in our generation. We’ve seen “miracle drugs” developed that can conquer many kinds of sickness and disease.

But, you know, in the 45-plus years I’ve been a believer, I’ve discovered another, much more effective, kind of medicine: the Word of God. There’s never been a miracle drug that could equal it. God’s medicine is the answer to every need. It is life. It is health. It is the power of God. And if you put it in your heart and act on it, you will be healed.

Sometimes people ask, “If God’s medicine works every time, why are there so many believers who are still sick?” There are two reasons. No. 1, because they don’t take the time to plant the Word concerning healing deeply into their hearts. And No. 2, because they don’t do what that Word tells them to do.

Think of it like this: If a doctor prescribes medicine for you to swallow daily and you decide to rub it on your chest instead, that medicine isn’t going to work for you. You have to follow the instructions and use it properly if you expect to get well, don’t you? In the same way, if you read God’s prescription for health and don’t act on it, you won’t reap any of its benefits.

Proverbs 4:22 says God’s Words are life and health to you. So don’t wait until you get sick to start using them. Start now. Begin to put God’s Word in your heart in abundance and it will be hard for you to get sick. That Word within you will constantly be keeping God’s healing power at work in you.

And don’t worry. There’s no limit to the amount of God’s medicine you can take. You can’t get an overdose. The more you take, the stronger you get.

Start growing strong today.

Scripture Reading: Proverbs 4:20-27

This message was written by Kenneth and Gloria Copeland, the leader of the Kenneth Copeland Ministries (www.KCM.org) that specializes in teaching principles of bible faith – prayer, healing, salvation and other biblical topics.


Billy Graham’s daily devotional June 27, 2017 – Who Am I?

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Topic: Who Am I? [Tuesday June 27, 2017]

What a glorious Lord! He who daily bears our burdens also gives us our salvation. — Psalm 68:19 (TLB)

Edward Dahlberg, the writer, observed, “At 19, I was a stranger to myself. At 40, I asked, ‘Who am I?’ At 50, I concluded I would never know.” This unexplored personal wilderness is the home of millions of people. Ninety-two percent of all Canadian university students, according to June Callwood, the Toronto sociologist, don’t really know who they are.

The Bible says that man is an immortal soul. When God made man in the first place, He created him and “breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul” (Genesis 2:7). One’s soul is the essence, the core, the eternal and real person. And he will be restless until he opens his life to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

Prayer for the day: Almighty God, knowing I am Your child is all the assurance I need.

Written by Billy Graham, Founder of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association(BGEA). BGEA exists to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ by every effective means and to equip the church and others to do the same.


Our Daily Bread Devotional, June 27, 2017 – Five-Finger Prayers

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Topic: Five-Finger Prayers [Tuesday June 27, 2017]

Read: James 5:13–18, Bible in a Year: Job 8–10; Acts 8:26–40

Pray for each other. James 5:16

Prayer is a conversation with God, not a formula. Yet sometimes we might need to use a “method” to freshen up our prayer time. We can pray the Psalms or other Scriptures (such as The Lord’s Prayer), or use the ACTS method (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication). I recently came across this “Five-Finger Prayer” to use as a guide when praying for others:

• When you fold your hands, the thumb is nearest you. So begin by praying for those closest to you—your loved ones (Phil. 1:3–5).

Father, give me the wisdom to know how to pray for others.
• The index finger is the pointer. Pray for those who teach—Bible teachers and preachers, and those who teach children (1 Thess. 5:25).

• The next finger is the tallest. It reminds you to pray for those in authority over you—national and local leaders, and your supervisor at work (1 Tim. 2:1–2).

• The fourth finger is usually the weakest. Pray for those who are in trouble or who are suffering (James 5:13–16).

• Then comes your little finger. It reminds you of your smallness in relation to God’s greatness. Ask Him to supply your needs (Phil. 4:6, 19).

Whatever method you use, just talk with your Father. He wants to hear what’s on your heart.

Prayer: Father, give me the wisdom to know how to pray for others.

It’s not the words we pray that matter; it’s the condition of our heart.

Insight:

In today’s reading we see how believers can enrich their fellowship with God through intercession and praise. Prayer is a vital lifeline of conversation with the living God who made us and provided for our redemption. In James 5:13–18 we read how we are urged to use prayer in all the seasons of our lives. When we are blessed, we can offer an expression of thanksgiving and praise. When we or others are physically ill, we can offer intercession for healing. In times of temptation and struggle, prayers for victory are a priority. Elijah is an example of someone who had the same needs and weaknesses that we do; yet his prayers to God resulted in the rain stopping for three and a half years and then starting again.

What can you have a conversation with God about today?

This message was written By Anne Cetas [Our Daily Bread Ministries.]


DCLM Daily Manna June 27, 2017 by Pastor Kumuyi – Appreciating God

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Topic: Appreciating God [Tuesday June 27, 2017]

Text: Leviticus 23:9-22

Key Verse: “Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest” (Leviticus 23:10).

“One of the main reasons that we lose our enthusiasm in life,” Joel Osteen wrote, “is because we become ungrateful to God. We let what was once a miracle to become common to us. We get so accustomed to God’s goodness that it has become a routine.” This is why the text today is very instructive, as it stresses the need to appreciate God’s goodness and provision. God commanded the Israelites to offer the bunch of their firstfruits of harvest.

The Israelites could not have boasted that their agricultural produce was due to their efforts, as drought and other adverse circumstance could have affected the growth of their crops. So, to have a bountiful harvest must be an act of God, which the Israelites must appreciate, not just by means of a ceremony, but through offering of their first harvested crops. Equally instructive was the feast of weeks – the Passover – which served as a remembrance of the giving of the law, precisely fifty days after the departure from Egypt. The Passover, which was for seven days, was not an idle period spent in irrelevant things, but it was marked with offerings to the Lord through prayer, praises and godly meditation. The Israelites were not to eat of their new corn until God’s part had been offered.

The outpouring of the Holy Ghost, some Bible scholars point out, was also fifty days after Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed. The apostles, on that day, presented the firstfruits of the Christian Church to God. Now, in everything, we must begin with God – the day, meal and business among others. If we do not start with God, we will never have enough for Him in our list of commitments. Our debt is first of all unto the Lord.

Thought for the day: Appreciation attracts divine blessings.

Bible Reading in one Year: Titus 1-3

DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.


Open Heavens 27 June 2017: Tuesday daily devotional by Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Under Authority?

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Topic: Under Authority? [Tuesday 27, June 2017]

Memorise: Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. – Romans 13:1

Read: Acts 8:12-17 (KJV)

12 But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.

13 Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.

14 Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:

15 Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:

16 (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)

17 Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.

Bible in One Year: Ruth 2-4, Lamentation 1:1-12, Hymn: Sing hymn 14

MESSAGE:

It is one thing to serve the Lord, and another thing to submit to authority. Some people can render service to God but they cannot submit themselves to the authority of someone the Lord has placed over them. In today’s Bible reading, after the apostles heard that a deacon was making waves in Samaria, they decided to go and see what was going on. Peter was asked to lead the delegation there. On arrival, Philip received them warmly, introduced them to the Samaritan converts as his leaders and submitted himself to their authority. There was no conflict whatsoever! If it were some people today, there would have been a rift. They would have confronted these leaders with rash words such as ”Pastor Peter, where do you think you have come to? When there was no revival here, you never came to Samaria. Now that God has used me to bring revival to Samaria, you have come to take over the work and the glory. I will never allow you to do this. You may be an apostle, but I am the one God used to save these souls and perform these signs and wonders, so please return to your Jerusalem.”

Do you know that there are some pastors that God used in building up a church, who down the line defy all moves to transfer them elsewhere? They believe that since they did all the hard work of building from scratch, they should be left to enjoy the ‘dividends’ of their labour. This only shows a lack of understanding. In the first place, whatever work we do in the Kingdom of God is done for God and not for any man. Also, the means used for the work, whether physical, financial or material, come from God. Furthermore, no human being can adequately reward you for work you do for God. Similarly, God does not owe any one who serves Him: He always rewards them here on earth and later in eternity, as promised by the Lord in Matthew 19:29:

”And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.”

There should be no conflict at all on such matters. When a person is told by their authority to relocate, it should be clear to him or her that God is most likely through with using him or her in that current location. If you find it difficult to submit to your earthly superiors, it means that you are not ready for the ministry of signs and wonders. Are you under authority, or do you resist and struggle with your superiors? Repent and make amends today!

Key Point: Refusing to submit to the powers above you makes you a rebel, and this attracts divine condemnation (Romans 13:2).

Open Heavens Daily Devotional guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.

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Dutchman Builds Life-Size Replica Of Noah’s Ark

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Christopher Greene explains how a local Dutchman finished building a life-size replica of Noah’s Ark preparing for End Times. As we approach the end of the Mayan calendar is this perhaps a sign of the end of the world?

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Kirk Franklin At A Restaurant – For the Love of the Gospel

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The Higher Project album – by Robert Holmes

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Robert Holmes is a new upcoming Gospel/Christian artist, singer-songwriter, drummer and entrepreneur. Join, follow and connect with Robert on his social networking site – www.twirlme.info Robert Holmes ultimate desire is to lead more souls to Christ and educate people on what Jesus has done for all of us.

Robert Holmes is one of the most extraordinary, creative, inspiring, and exciting upcoming names in contemporary gospel, breaking down doors in his quest to bring the true word of God to a sinful world. Robert is a Gospel/Christian artist, singer-songwriter, drummer and entrepreneur. Robert has developed a distinctive sound he calls “life changing music,” mixing spiritual lyrics with an upbeat sound and bringing his 20 plus years as a drummer at Church, High School and University.

It’s also what has inspired him to bring his message to the world, both through his personal social networking site https://www.twirlme.info.  A Robert Holmes concert really is the best showcase of his conviction, his display of giving back to his community, and his overwhelming excitement about his message.

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Joel and Victoria Osteen’s daily devotional June 26, 2017 – Light in the Darkness

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Today’s Scripture: “When darkness overtakes him, light will come bursting in…” – (Psalm 112:4, TLB)

Topic: Light in the Darkness [Monday June 26, 2017]

Everyone goes through seasons of difficulty or times when things just seem dark. During these challenging times, know that you are not alone. God has a plan to drive out the darkness—He will flood you with His light! Notice that in today’s verse it doesn’t say, “The light will come trickling in.” No, it says that the light will come bursting in! That means suddenly, you will see God’s goodness. Suddenly, you’ll be promoted. Suddenly, the answer will come!

If you’ve been going through a difficult time, get ready for the goodness of God in a new way. Know that His light is about to come bursting in! Get ready for breakthroughs. Get ready for promotion. Get ready for restoration. You may have had that problem for a long, long time, but today could be the day that it turns around. Suddenly, things can change! God wants His glory to be seen on you. He wants you to stand out in the crowd. He wants you to be so blessed that everyone around you can see His goodness on you! So keep standing, keep believing, keep hoping and keep declaring His Word because His light is going to come bursting in!

A Prayer for Today: “Heavenly Father, thank You for Your light that drives out every trace of darkness! I choose to expect Your goodness. I choose to focus on Your faithfulness. I trust that You are working behind the scenes, and I expect that You will turn things around for my good in Jesus’ name. Amen.”


Winning Wisdom: In Christ

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Author: Ese Ehimare Dave

Topic: In Christ [Monday, 26th June 2017]

For in him we live and move and exist. As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’ Acts 17:28

It’s amazing to know that we are in Christ. Being in Christ is the best thing ever. God did not only give us His life, He also put us in Him. Apostle Paul said in Colossians 3:3 that we are hid in Christ with God. Christ, to us, is not just a place of dwelling but a place we function from. Christ is the place where we exist, where the whole essence of our life find meaning. And because we are in Christ, our existence is worthwhile and we fulfill purpose.

Most people are still grappling with the meaning of life and what it is worth. But not us, for those in Christ knows why He has giving us His life and why we exist, and that is to fulfill His divine purpose (Romans 8:28, John 9:4). We also know that, because we function – move – in Him, we have all been blessed with all that we need to function maximally, without any inhibition (Ephesians 1:3).

Being in Christ is being in the Anointed One and being clothed with the anointing. Scriptures say in Galatians 3:27 AMP that “for as many [of you] as were baptized into Christ [into a spiritual union and communion with Christ, the Anointed One, the Messiah] have put on (clothed yourselves with) Christ.” This makes the anointing of God to be available to EVERYONE in Christ. Very importantly, we must know that the functionality of the anointing we have been clothed with is limitless. It is profitable to all things, and as long as you are in Christ, you are capable of putting the anointing to use to the glory of God.

Keep winning daily.

Prayer:

Thank You Lord for placing me in Christ. I live, move and exist in Christ. I am blessed with all spiritual blessings in Christ. I am clothed with the anointing in Christ. And in Christ I live a victorious life daily, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.


David Abioye's Daily Devotional June 26, 2017 – Don’t Rely On Experience!

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Topic: Don’t Rely On Experience! [Monday June 26, 2017]

In Genesis chapter 12, the Bible records that there was a grievous famine in the land of Canaan and Abraham went down to Egypt to sojourn there. In chapter 26, in the days of Isaac it says, “…there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of Abraham…” (Gen 26:1). Now, experience teaches that Isaac should do as Abraham his father did, and also go down to Egypt.

But the Lord said to Isaac, “…Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of: Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee…” (Gen 26:2-3). That is experience versus divine direction. Isaac sojourned and sowed in that land and despite the famine, he reaped a hundred fold in the same year. The Lord blessed him and he became very great until the Philistines envied him. Just for responding to divine direction. You know why divine direction is superior to experience? God knows the future; He sees the end from the beginning.

In Exodus chapter 14, the children of Israel took their journey from Egypt to the Promised Land and they came to the Red Sea. When they saw the Egyptians chasing after them, they began to murmur and complain but Moses cried unto God. And in verse 16, the Lord said to him, “…Lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it…” Moses did as he was directed and the children of Israel went on dry ground through the Red Sea. In chapter 15, after three days journey in the desert, they came to Marah but they could not drink the water there because it was bitter and again the people murmured. Moses cried to the Lord and the Lord showed him a tree, which he cast into the water and it was made sweet.


Joyce Meyer's daily devotional June 26 2017 – Nothing But Christ

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Topic: Nothing But Christ [Monday June 26, 2017]

For I resolved to know nothing (to be acquainted with nothing, to make a display of the knowledge of nothing, and to be conscious of nothing) among you except Jesus Christ (the Messiah) and Him crucified. And I was in (passed into a state of) weakness and fear (dread) and great trembling [after I had come] among you. And my language and my message were not set forth in persuasive (enticing and plausible) words of wisdom, but they were in demonstration of the [Holy] Spirit and power.  — 1 Corinthians 2:2-4

I’ve tried to imagine what it would have been like to go to Corinth or other Greek cities at the time of Paul and try to speak to those wise, brilliant thinkers. After studying every parchment given to me, and gaining knowledge of all their arguments, I would have prayed for God to help me overcome their objections.

We don’t know what Paul did, but his answer is astounding. Instead of going after them with great reasoning and sharp logic, he went in exactly the opposite direction. He stayed in Corinth a year and a half, and many came to Christ because of him. Later, when he wrote 1 Corinthians, he said, “For I resolved to know nothing . . . among you except Jesus Christ (the Messiah) and Him crucified” (2:2). That’s amazing. If any man had the ability to reason with those Greeks and could show them the fallacies of their logic, surely that man was Paul. But, being led by the Holy Spirit, he chose a defenseless presentation—to let God speak through him and touch the hearts of the people.

Now, centuries later, I appreciate his approach—although I didn’t always feel this way. For a long time I wanted to explain and reason out everything, but when that didn’t work, I ended up feeling miserable.

I’ve always been curious, always wanted to know, and always wanted to figure out the answer. Then God began to work in my life. He showed me that my constant drive to figure it out caused me confusion and prevented me from receiving many of the things He wanted me to have. He said, You must lay aside carnal reasoning if you expect to have discernment.

I didn’t like loose ends, so I felt more secure when I figured things out. I wanted to be in control of every detail of every situation. When I didn’t understand or was unable to figure things out, I felt out of control. And that was frightening to me. Something was wrong—I was troubled and had no peace of mind. Sometimes, frustrated and exhausted, I would just give up.

It was a long battle for me because I finally admitted something to myself (God knew it all along): I was addicted to reasoning. It was more than a tendency or desire to figure out things. It was a compulsion. I had to have answers—and had to have them right now. When God was finally able to convince me of my addiction, I was able to give it up.

It wasn’t easy. Like people who withdraw from drugs or alcohol, I had withdrawal symptoms. I felt lost. Frightened. Alone. I had always depended on my ability to figure things out. Now, like Paul, I had to depend on God.

Too many people assume that relying only on God is something we do easily and naturally. It didn’t work that way with me. But God was gracious and patient with me. It was as if He’d whisper, You’re not there yet, Joyce, but you’re making progress. It’s uncomfortable because you’re learning a new way to live.

God wants us to be victorious—and I knew that all along. Now I walk in greater victory than ever before—and I no longer try to reason out everything before I act.

Heavenly Father, thank You for being so patient with me and people like me who feel we must have all the answers before we can act or trust. In the name of Jesus, help me to simply trust in You, knowing that You will give me what is best for my life. Amen.


Open Heavens 26 June 2017: Monday daily devotional by Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Born Into Captivity?

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Topic: Born Into Captivity? [Monday 26, June 2017]

Memorise: He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 1 John 3:8

Read: Exodus 1:8-12 (KJV)

8 Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph.

9 And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we:

10 Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land.

11 Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses.

12 But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel.

Bible in One Year: Judges 21, Ruth 1, Jeremiah 52:24-34, Hymn: Sing hymn 4

MESSAGE:

While some people fall into captivity through traps set by the tempter, some others, like Joseph, are sold into slavery (Genesis 37:23-28). In some parts of Africa, when a child is born, both parents of that child or either one of them enter into a covenant involving that child and some deity or spirit-wife or husband. Such a child later grows up to find that he or she has been sold into slavery. There are many childless couples who go to some deities for help, because they can no longer wait on God to give them good children. This opens the door to satanic offspring in their lives. Later in life, such demonic children will become devourers of their resources and peace. May you never be so frustrated as to go to the devil for help! Satan’s ”help” is to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10).

Moreover, in today’s Bible reading, we understand that some people enter into slavery right from birth. When a pharaoh that did not know Joseph arose in Egypt and enacted new laws that made the Israelites slaves, every child that was born to them from that moment was born into slavery. In whatever way you have found yourself in captivity, whether by choice, design or by birth, there is deliverance for you today. The Great Deliverer is able and willing to deliver you. 1 John 3:8 says Jesus Christ was manifested in order to destroy the works of the devil. Captivity is the work of the devil, and he seeks to control and ruin lives by it. The predator runs the lives of his captives. When he wants, he whips them, pushes them into difficulties and mocks them while they struggle. He dictates what they become and where they will end. The fellow in captivity has virtually lost control over his or her life. You cannot be a captive and at the same time be free to serve God the way you want. One of the reasons why Jesus Christ came into this world was to make us free to serve God. Contained in the prophecy of Zacharias about the Lord Jesus Christ is this statement about His mission, in Luke 1:74-75:

74 That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, 75 In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.”

This is why you have to arise in anger today and rebel against any form of captivity you have found yourself in, and ask Jesus Christ to deliver you now. You shall be free today!

Prayer Point: In any way I and members of my family have found ourselves in captivity, we rebel and break away from it today!

Open Heavens Daily Devotional guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.

iOpenHeavens is the electronic version of the Hard Copy. The Open Heavens devotional application is available across all mobile platforms and operating systems: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile and PC.


Mother of Nations! (4) by Pastor Faith Oyedepo

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Author: Pastor Faith Oyedepo

Topic: Mother of Nations! (4)

Dear Reader,

You have been exposed to what makes you a mother of nation via God’s Word. First, your inheritance in God forbids unfruitfulness.  Also, you must stand against the wiles of the devil by taking a step of faith.

Your attitude which is very important in getting your desired miracle must change from sad to being joyful. I believe by now, your expectation is very high, and your desires shall not be cut off in Jesus’ name.

In this concluding part this week, I shall be considering this topic: Keeping my blessing. .  The Word of God says: Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate (Psalm 127:3-5).  Right from the period of your pregnancy, to the time of childhood upbringing, you must know that you are just a custodian of God’s heritage. I want you to have this understanding about your children:

Children are blessings from God: They are blessings to the family, and are unique blends of their parents.  It is important as a family, to understand this fact that children are given to us as part of our heritage; they are part of our inheritance in Christ Jesus.  It is important for parents to see them as part of their heritage from the Almighty God. In case you don’t have them yet, begin to imagine them as part of your blessings in Christ.  They are on their way, because God created you to be fruitful and He has pronounced you fruitful.

Children are gifts from God: We are made to understand from God’s Word that we are created in the image of God, then, those children as well are perfect picture of God. You are privileged to have them as gifts from Him. The Bible says: it can never by your making, children come as gift. These gifts are to be treasured.  You cannot buy them, you can only receive them with thanksgiving.

Children are not burdens: Quite a number of parents see their children as burdens.  When the children do something wrong, instead of standing up to their own responsibilities, they look at them as burdensome and troublesome.  Your perspective in life is very important. It determines what you eventually get. The Bible also says: For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he (Proverbs 23:7).

When you see a child as a burden in your life, that child will truly be a burden to you. Children are blessings from God.  I want you to change your perspective about your children.  See them, and look at them with your spiritual eyes as blessings of the Lord. The Word of the Lord says: The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it (Proverbs 10:22). Your children shall not add sorrow to you.  Maybe, you have children that are problematic or they are like “thorns” in your flesh, today, I pray that God’s power will reach them.  No matter how troublesome they are, God will turn their lives around for good in Jesus’ mighty name.

Children are assets: From the Scripture we started with, verse 4 says: As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of thy youth.  An arrow for the mighty man is an asset, a weapon of warfare to him. So, also are the children. In other words, children are assets, and blessings.  Verse 5 also says: Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.  God wants you to enjoy your children; they shall make you happy and not sorrowful in Jesus name.

Being born again is the gateway to fruitfulness. If you are yet to surrender your life to Jesus Christ, you can do so now. If you would want to give your life to Christ, you can say this prayer of faith: “Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. Deliver me from sin and satan to serve the living God. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.”

If you prayed this simple prayer, congratulations, you are now a child of God! He loves you and will never leave you. Read your Bible daily, obey God’s Word and seek Christian fellowship (John 14:21).

With this, you are guaranteed all-round rest and peace in Jesus’ Name!! Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through contact@faithoyedepo.org; OR 07026385437 and 08141320204.

For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Building a Successful Home, Success in Marriage (Co-Authored) and You Shall not be Barren – David Oyedepo


Andrew Wommack’s daily devotional June 26, 2017 – Jesus Found Him

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Topic: Jesus Found Him [Monday June 26, 2017]

John 9:35 “Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God?”

John 9:35

It is one thing to seek God; it is quite another thing to have God seek you. Jesus sought this man out when others had forsaken him. The acceptance of Jesus is worth more than everything this world has to offer This is what enables the believer to endure and even leap for joy amidst persecution.

When our sufferings in Christ abound, then the consolation of Christ abounds much more. Notice that this man’s parents, who knew the truth, but refused to share it for fear of persecution, did not have Jesus seeking them out (Jn. 9:22). They chose the company of the hypocritical scribes and Pharisees, which is exactly what they got.

Even though the believer is redeemed and delivered from many afflictions that were a result of sin and its power, we are still called to partake in what the scriptures call the “sufferings or afflictions of Christ” (2 Cor. 1:5; Col. 1:24). However, these afflictions are not sickness and poverty as some religious teachings suggest. These afflictions are described as the “fellowship of sufferings” that the believer will encounter for doing the will of God, or the sufferings brought on by one’s allegiance to Christ.

Persecution for righteousness’ sake is not something that we can rebuke (2 Tim. 3:12). We must remember that as we live godly lives, suffering will follow. The Apostle Peter reminds us that these trials of our faith will result in praise, honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ (1 Pet. 1:7). Jesus’ comfort, strength, help, and love are ready to “overflow” into every “trial” that we face if we will only look to Him (Heb. 12:2).

This message was written by The Association of Related Ministries International (ARMI) is an extension of Andrew Wommack Ministries (AWM). ARMI is a unique partnership committed to providing resources to help like-minded ministers succeed in a spirit of excellence and to draw from the experience and expertise of both the AWM and Charis Bible College staff. (www.awmi.net)


Billy Graham’s daily devotional June 26, 2017 – Energy Under Control

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Topic: Energy Under Control [Monday June 26, 2017]

You are controlled by your new nature if you have the Spirit of God living in you . . . — Romans 8:9 (TLB)

A harnessed horse contributes much more to life than a wild donkey. Energy out of control is dangerous; energy under control is powerful. God does not discipline us to subdue us, but to condition us for a life of usefulness and blessedness. In His wisdom He knows that an uncontrolled life is an unhappy life, so He puts reins on our wayward souls that they may be directed into the “paths of righteousness.” That is what God seeks to do with us; to tame us, to bring us under proper control, to redirect our energies. He does in the spiritual realm what science does in the physical realm.

Science takes a Niagara River with its violent turbulence and transforms it into electrical energy to illuminate a million homes and to turn the productive wheels of industry.

Prayer for the day: Direct all my energy, Father, so that I may be a blessing to others.

Written by Billy Graham, Founder of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association(BGEA). BGEA exists to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ by every effective means and to equip the church and others to do the same.


Kenneth Copeland’s daily devotional June 26, 2017 – Take a Stand Against Strife

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Topic: Take a Stand Against Strife [Monday June 26, 2017]

The beginning of strife is as when water first trickles [from a crack in a dam]; therefore stop contention before it becomes worse and quarreling breaks out. – Proverbs 17:14, The Amplified Bible

Throughout the Scriptures, God warns us about the danger of strife. Yet, it’s still one of the most common problems among believers. We let it get into our homes, our workplaces, our churches…everywhere!

Of course, we don’t purposely let it in. We don’t wake up in the morning and say, “I think I’m going to stir up some major strife today.” We just inadvertently let it slip up on us one minor irritation at a time.

So, I urge you today to take a big stand against those little opportunities for strife. If you have a tendency to let things irritate you, decide to overcome that tendency. Arm yourself against them with the knowledge that this world isn’t perfect, that there are people in it who aren’t going to be nice to you. There are people who are going to stir you up and annoy you—on purpose or by accident.

Make up your mind that, by the power of God, you’re not going to let them get your peace. That peace is so important to your well-being. It will keep your body healthy. It will keep your relationships healthy. It will put you in a place where God can guide your steps and save you from some very grave mistakes.

If you’ve spent a lifetime getting your feathers ruffled over every little thing, it may take a while for you to break that habit. You may have to work at it a moment at a time. But you can do it.

I know. I had to do that where worrying is concerned. I’d worried for so many years and had come from such a family of worriers that I did it almost without thinking. When I learned worrying was contrary to the Word of God, I had to give it up one minute at a time. With the help of the Holy Spirit, every time a worried thought would come to me, I would overcome it with the Word of God. And I did that until I broke that worrying habit for good.

You can do the same thing with strife. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you start to notice and overcome it one moment at a time. Then, every time you start to get upset about something, rebuke that strife in the Name of Jesus and resist it. Say right out loud, “I am walking in the peace of God today.”

You’ll be surprised how much more wonderful living can be.

Scripture Reading: Matthew 5:21-26,43-48

This message was written by Kenneth and Gloria Copeland, the leader of the Kenneth Copeland Ministries (www.KCM.org) that specializes in teaching principles of bible faith – prayer, healing, salvation and other biblical topics.


Dunamis’ Daily Devotional June 26, 2017 by Pastor Paul Enenche – The Products of The Anointing

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Topic: The Products of The Anointing [Monday June 26, 2017]

Scripture: Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah. 1 Samuel 16:13.

Thought For The Day: The Anointing makes a person standout even in the face of confrontations.

The Anointing has been defined as the resident Presence of God on a man’s life.

Yesterday, we saw that apart from taking a person from the background to the forefront, the Anointing also gives worth and relevance to a person.

Today, we shall look at the products of the Anointing. This is important because understanding the products of the Anointing ignites the passion for the anointing.

Now, what are the products of the Anointing?

1. The Anointing gives acceptance in place of rejection

The Anointing of God is an “attractant.” It carries a magnetic power that has the ability to make a person gain acceptance in place of rejection.

For instance, before David was anointed, he was a victim of rejection. But after he was anointed, those who neglected and rejected him accepted and celebrated him.

2. The Anointing gives distinction in the midst of opposition

The Anointing of God colours a person’s life despite opposition; it shows the demarcation between the best and the rest of people. The Anointing makes a person standout even in the face of confrontations.

Beloved, I counsel you to crave the continuous outpouring of the Anointing of God on your life.

Remember this: The Anointing makes a person standout even in the face of confrontations.

Assignment(s):

1. Ask God for fresh release of the Oil of the Holy Spirit.

2. Always pray in the Holy Ghost.

Prayer: LORD, I ask for the grace to pray in the Holy Ghost daily. Help me, LORD, to maintain Your Presence daily, in Jesus’ Name.

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

Amazing Fact: The 2006 census in USA found Nigerians to be the highest educated, ethnic or racial group in America.

Today In History: 26/06/1976 – After 162 years under British rule, the Seychelles Islands achieved independence.

Daily Reading: 2 Kings 9:14 to 10:31, Acts 17:1 to 34, Psalm 144:1 to 15, Proverbs 17:27 to 28.

Quote: The Presence of God opens the door and commands all kinds of blessings. Culled from 30 SECRETS TO THE TOP by Dr Paul Enenche.

Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), is a powerfully anointed church, headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Dr Paul and Dr Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities.


DCLM Daily Manna June 26, 2017 by Pastor Kumuyi – Riches As Impediment

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Topic: Riches As Impediment [Monday June 26, 2017]

Text: Luke 18:18-30

Key Verse: “And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God” (Luke 18:24).

In this world, it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich. Therefore, material riches without Christ can be hurtful to them that possess them. This was the plight of the young rich ruler, according to our text, who craved for an intimate relationship with Christ, which, obviously, was not out of place. At first, the young ruler called Jesus the good Master, an unusual appellation for any man.

For those who are not regenerated, they would appreciate it because they liked to be flattered and their ego to be massaged. But that was not for Christ. The ruler asked Jesus what he would do to have eternal life, which was a genuine desire. But when Jesus told him to sell all his possessions and give the money to the poor, the young ruler felt sad. This, obviously, would have made him not to have wealth on earth but to be rich in heaven.

This, however, was a specific rule for him, but not a general principle for everybody. The general principle for everyone is not to allow anything to take the place of God in our lives, which means that we cannot trust in wealth or anything else. But Jesus’ instruction would have led the man to a high level of consecration, which would have earned him higher rewards. The fact is that God rewards people according to their level of consecration.

But the young ruler was not ready for it. Today, some people have the desire to come to Christ. Yet, they find it difficult to do away with things that will become a stumbling block to their salvation. They cleave to the world and show little enthusiasm for Christ. What a pity that such people will enjoy the transient pleasures of the world, but miss the unfading glory of heaven.

Thought for the day: The quest for riches darkens the sense of right and wrong.

Bible Reading in one Year: Zephaniah 1-3

DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.


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