“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17 (KJV)
The knowledge of God’s Word that you have in you will give you the victories you need when you put it to work. The opening scripture is clear on how faith comes about: faith comes by hearing the Word of God. Dear beloved, do you lack the faith to get answers from God? Do you want to increase the level of your faith? If your answer is yes, then you need to create an atmosphere of hearing God’s Word. The act of hearing is a door to your heart; therefore, the more you hear God’s Word, the more you position your heart to increase in faith (Acts 14:9–10). Beloved, get more audio messages to listen to, speak the Word of God to yourself, and apply what you have heard—your faith will grow from strength to strength (Mark 11:23). Remember that what you direct your eyes to see or watch can also either increase your faith or create doubt in you. Therefore, direct your eyes to the Holy Scriptures and meditate on them day and night while practicing them, and your faith will increase. Beloved, increasing your belief to a level of strong faith makes you unshakable forever (Romans 4:19–22). Praise the Lord! Hallelujah!
Dear precious Father, thank You for teaching me how to increase my faith. I want my faith to be strong, thus I’m mindful of what I hear and watch. Please lead me to listen to words of faith from Your Word, and direct my eyes to the Holy Scriptures, meditate on them, and keep practicing them to get solutions to all my needs in Jesus’ name. Amen!
“Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.” Romans 15:13 (KJV)
Apostle Paul was a man of insight; he prayed for the Roman Church to be filled with joy and peace in believing. This is what we need to pray for as children of God. We are serving a God of hope and our hope must be kept alive by continually believing in the Word of God. Beloved, continually believing in the Holy Scriptures will keep your joy and peace in Christ alive (Mark 11:23–24). The number one goal of the enemy is to kill your joy and peace by throwing many challenges at you. You must not allow him to win over you. Sustain your joy and peace by reading the portions of scriptures that keep your hope alive, such as the Psalms; Psalms 27 and Psalms 8, for example, will inspire you to continually hope in God. Listen to inspiring songs and messages that provide hope and comfort. Fellowship with people who keep your faith alive (Hebrews 10:25). Put your mind in a position where you will not be discouraged, so that you can always abound in joy, hope, and peace. No wonder the Word of God wants us to think about things that are true, noble, just, pure, love, of good report, virtuous, and praiseworthy (Philippians 4:8). Thus, godly thoughts will make it easy for God to fill you with joy and peace. Hallelujah! God bless you!
Dear heavenly Father, I believe in You and trust You with my life. Please fill my heart and mind with Your joy and peace, to continually abound in hope till my hope is fulfilled in Jesus’ name. Amen!
“In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the Lord thy Redeemer.” Isaiah 54:8 (KJV)
The children of God must be alert in their spirit to learn from the LORD. Learning from God is the beginning of exercising control over anger. God has his anger under control and so does He expect His children to have control over their anger. In the opening Scripture, we see God having a little wrath: this means that God does get angry and reacts to whoever or whatever is making Him angry. He reacts by hiding His face from the culprit, which means that, as children of God, when we make Him angry, He withdraws Himself from us until we come to our senses to apologize to Him. Afterward, He showers us with His everlasting kindness and mercy; how wonderful to hear this from our Maker: He is just wonderful! As children of God, we must also learn to react to anger in a loving way and have a forgiving heart when the culprit comes to apologize. Yes, our anger should have a limit; it shouldn’t last long, to give an opportunity for the enemy to use it against us or against our offenders (Ephesians 4:26–27). God does not wait for us to apologize but points to us our mistakes; so should we also point to our offenders their mistakes so that the unity and fellowship of the brethren are not affected by offenses (Matthew 5:23-24). Dear beloved, do you get angry? Get angry for the right course, just like Jesus Christ did when He drove out all those who sold in the temple so that the temple could remain sanctified unto the LORD (John 2:14–16). Hallelujah! Glory to the Highest!
My dear heavenly Father, thank You for educating me on how to treat anger. Please lead me to use my anger for the right course in order to be a blessing to You and to my brethren in Jesus’ name. Amen!
“And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?” John 11:26 (KJV)
Many people have come to believe that all men will die one day, but this is not what the Holy Scriptures teach. Even many believers in Christ Jesus believe that all believers will one day die, which is contrary to the teaching of Christ Jesus. The opening Scripture is not only talking about eternal life after death, but it is also talking about immortality here on earth. If you believe in Christ Jesus so much to also believe that you have attained immortality, He will reward you with immortality (2 Timothy 1:10). Immortality is rewarded to those who not only believe but go the extra mile to develop the heart of God – the heart of goodness and showing kindness to all men, a forgiving heart – and leave vengeance to God alone. If Enoch and Elijah were rewarded with the gift of immortality under the old covenant, then God is more willing to give this gift to we Christians who are under the new covenant (Genesis 5:24, 2 Kings 2:11). Beloved, if you can work on your faith to please God and walk with Him, you will qualify for this gift. The time has come for Christians to believe in the highest teaching of immortality so that they can attain it. Praise the LORD! You are an overcomer!
My faithful Father, Your Word indeed is the light of the world. Please guide and lead me to work on my faith to a level that qualifies me for the gift of immortality in Jesus’ name. Amen!
“For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.” Psalms 5:12 (KJV)
To be righteous according to God’s standard is imitating God. It simply means loving what God loves, doing what God does, and hating what God hates. God loves His Son, Jesus Christ, and He loves human beings. God loves doing good, and God hates sin of all kinds (1 John 2:16). The Holy Scriptures say how God anointed Jesus Christ of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power, and He went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil (Acts 10:38). As a child of God if you claim you are anointed by God and you are not doing good, then your anointing is questionable. The children of God who are doing good position themselves for blessings, and God showers them with favor round-about like a shield. Whatever they do is blessed and favored. Hallelujah! Dear beloved, do you want to be blessed and favored? If your answer is yes, then it’s time to live a righteous life. Love people and be kind and gracious to them. Remember that some might hurt you along the way, but that shouldn’t stop you from being nice to people. You need to always ask the Holy Spirit to strengthen you and lead you in the quest for doing good. He will comfort you in difficult times so that you don’t compromise and find yourself living in sin. Even if you sin, repent and ask for His forgiveness and He will forgive you and give you the grace to continue in well-doing. Remember that righteous living is filled with countless blessings and favor. Hallelujah! You are an overcomer!
My heavenly Father, I’m thankful for Your having made me righteous through Jesus Christ. I’m determined to live a righteous life. Please lead me to love people and be kind to them even in difficult times in Jesus’ name. Amen!
“I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35 (KJV)
There is a need for the children of God to identify the weak people in society and help them. Supporting the weak in society creates an atmosphere to walk in continual blessings. The weak and vulnerable people in society are children, pregnant women, lactating mothers, the aged, the sick, accident victims, the orphans, the poor, poor widows and widowers, etc. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ said the weak and vulnerable will always be in our midst (Mark 14:7). Thus, we must position ourselves to help them, fulfilling the will of the Master. Remember that Jesus Christ always had compassion for the weak and vulnerable people in society; He made time to support such people. No wonder He said He came to seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10). In order to help the weak, we need to be laboring or hardworking so that we can acquire financial and other resources to help them. The weak and vulnerable need our love and care to feel that the gospel is still relevant in this current dispensation. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ went on further to explain that it is more blessed to give than to receive, meaning that the giver is a channel of blessing and will never lack any good thing in life. Praise the Lord! Dear beloved, are you supporting the weak and vulnerable in society? It shouldn’t take much to support them. Never say you have nothing—you can start by praying for them. Then ask God to give you the grace to support them materially. Remember that sharing the gospel with them and comforting them in their situation is key in meeting the spiritual needs, so make yourself available and God will use you to bless them. Hallelujah! Glory to God!
My dear heavenly Father, thank You for enlightening me by Your Word. I pray for every weak and vulnerable person in the world, that Your grace will strengthen them and comfort them. Please equip me and lead me to support them materially as well in Jesus’ name. Amen!
“For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee.” Isaiah 54:7 (KJV)
In the Old Testament or Covenant, it was possible for God to forsake His children for a brief period of time. He forsook them when they sinned against Him, after He had on countless occasions warned them to desist from sins (Daniel 1:1-2). He hates the sin of spiritual adultery—the sin of serving other gods in addition to Him. He is a Jealous God (Exodus 34:14). On the other hand, in the New Testament or Covenant it is not possible for the LORD to forsake His children (Hebrews 13:5). This is the dispensation of grace where He has decided not to leave or forsake His children, simply because His great mercies in the dispensation of grace are much more than the dispensation of the Law and the Prophets. This, however, does not give us the freedom or liberty to commit the sin of adultery in our worship but rather use our liberty to please and work zealously for Him. Hallelujah! Dear beloved, are you serving other gods in addition to Elohim? Anything that takes the first place of God in our lives is an idol; it could be a cell phone, money, pleasure, spouse, job, etc. Thus, we shouldn’t allow anything to take away our commitment, devotion, and attention from God. Beloved, let’s take advantage of God’s great mercies to please Him, enhance our intimate relationship with Him, and be blessed. Hallelujah! Be an overcomer!
Dear heavenly Father, I’m delighted to hear that You cannot leave me nor forsake me. I take advantage of this privilege to always give You the first place in my life. Please help me please You and have a deeper intimacy with You and be a blessing to many lives in Jesus’ name. Amen!
“Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?” Luke 12:24 (KJV)
The Most High is concerned about providing the very essential things to His children. The most essential need, second to life, is food, and God is first and foremost in the business of providing food for His children. Jesus Christ in the opening Scripture was addressing the Jews about anxiety. Anxiety or worry can make you behave abnormally. I was in the hospital to visit the doctor, sitting close to one patient. The doctor called the next patient to enter, only to hear two patients responding to the same name. I asked the patient sitting next to me whether that was her name that she responded to. She said no, and I asked why she responded. She replied, “I am worried over many things, including money.” Dear beloved, worry can even cause your death if you allow it to have dominance over your thoughts. If you are fed for the day, thank your Maker and cease from worrying. If He has fed you to keep you alive, then there is hope for the future (Matthew 6:34). Beloved, go out there and look at the ravens and other birds, and you will understand why you are better than they are. If God provided for them, then He will also provide for you because you are the crown of His creation (Genesis 1:26–28). Instead of worrying, praise God. Replace every thought of anxiety with praise and thanksgiving, and the anxiety or worry will vanish and give place to your divine providence. Hallelujah! Keep trusting God!
Dear heavenly Father, Your Word is so inspiring. Thank You. I cease from every kind of worry; I replace it with praise and thanksgiving. I trust You to supply all my needs because You are good and faithful. Amen.
“Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” Jeremiah 33:3 (KJV)
O The child of God is an asset and a heritage of God. Hence, he or she should live in continual victory in this life. They should also live in the knowledge of God. Living in the knowledge of God means living in the Holy Scriptures (Hosea 4:6). The Bible is the library of God, containing the written and spoken Word of God. The written Word is not the same as the spoken Word of God; when you read the Bible and you see “And God said”, whatever God speaks with His mouth is the spoken Word; all other words are His written Word. In the Bible, there are other living things that spoke: Servants of God, kings, a donkey, false prophets, Satan, demons, etc. In the New Testament, there is a distinction between the words spoken by Jesus Christ and the words spoken by His disciples. The words of Jesus Christ are in red color and the other words spoken by different authors are in black color or any other color (Matthew 3:15). Let us have an educative mindset any time we take up our Bibles to read or study. Hallelujah! Dear beloved, do you want to see great and mighty things? Try calling on God, using His Word. Use His Word in faith and He will answer you (Mark 11:23). Abraham called on Him and He answered, Moses called on Him and He answered; likewise did Peter and Paul. Beloved, when you also call Him, He will also answer and show you deep things that will amaze you. Hallelujah! Keep calling on Him!
Dear heavenly Father, thank You for enlightening me today. I call on You today. Please confirm Your Word and show me great and mighty things which I never knew about myself, family, business, etc. in Jesus’ name. Amen!
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” James 1:17 (KJV)
God is a giver of good gifts or things to His children: He is not a GOD who is so difficult to please. However, He is a God of principle, living strictly by His principles (Isaiah 55:8–9). His principles are in the Holy Scriptures. Hence, if you are born again you have every right to claim His promises enshrined in the Bible because you have now become His seed. As His seed, hate what He hates and love what He loves so that you can better position yourself to claim every promise of His. He hates sin and He loves His Son, Jesus Christ. Therefore, hate sin and love Jesus Christ and you will be qualified to receive every good and perfect gift or gifts from Him because He is the same Yesterday, and Today, and Forever (Hebrews 13:6). GOD is black and white, meaning His yes is yes and His no is no, and He doesn’t show partiality (Acts 10:34). He loves every human being irrespective of race and gender. Dear beloved, let your black be black and your white be white, and you can walk with GOD. In other words, be trustworthy and truthful and you will enjoy your walk with Him. If He gave a good gift to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Mary, and all the apostles, He surely has a good gift for you. Therefore, be free to ask whatever you want from Him in faith, and in due time He will make it available to you. Hallelujah! Use His gift!
My loving and faithful Father, I’m grateful to have a God like You. Please let me understand Your Word and lead me to Your promises therein so that I can ask in faith and wait patiently to receive them in Jesus’ name. Amen!
“For the Lord hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God.” Isaiah 54:6 (KJV)
GOD is still in the miracle business of calling the rejected to Himself. Are you rejected? Are you facing disappointments? If you are, the right person to go to is Jesus Christ of Nazareth. He is calling you so that He can take care of you (Matthew 11:28–30). When you come to Jesus Christ, He will give you the desires of your heart. He picks the foolish things in this world to confound the mighty (1 Corinthians 1:27). You will be amazed to see yourself polished and prepared for the Master’s use. Don’t be ashamed to come to GOD through Jesus Christ, for He is the only way to the Father (John 14:6). He who has the Son has the Father also. Beloved, God is aware of what you are going through—the disappointment, rejection, persecution, pain, etc. That is why He is calling you to come to Him. It is time to say no to rejections and disappointments and come to Jesus Christ. Saying no to rejection, disappointment, and whatever you are going through, and accepting the invitation of Christ, is the beginning of your liberty. Hallelujah! Praise the LORD!
My dear heavenly Father, thank You for inviting me. I take this opportunity to draw closer to You. Please teach me to have fellowship with You; to have deeper intimacy with You and remain with You forever. Please let all the rejection, disappointment, pain, etc. work together for my good in Jesus’ name. Amen!
“And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” John 17:3 (KJV)
Jesus Christ is the truth, and anyone who wants to know the truth should know Jesus Christ from the Holy Scriptures. He indeed made it clear what eternal life is: it is the knowledge of the true God. The question is, do you have the knowledge of the true God? There is only One God, He is called the Father, the Elohim, the Creator of heaven and earth (Genesis 1:1). There is no other way to know the true God without first knowing Jesus Christ of Nazareth because He is the knowledge of the Father (John 14:6). The Father is always looking for people who will appreciate the good work He has done in the person of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Therefore, anyone who does not have and worship Jesus Christ cannot have the eternal life of the Father. Dear reader, do you have Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior? If you do, then you have eternal life. But if you don’t have Jesus Christ it is time to say these words, “Dear Jesus Christ, thank you for dying for my sins, I believe in you and accept you now as my Lord and Personal Savior. Come into my heart and make life meaningful to me, Amen.” If you sincerely said those words, believe that you are born again. You are welcome into the family of GOD. Buy a Holy Bible and ask God to lead you to a church that believes in the totality of the Holy Bible and the doctrines of Christ. Introduce yourself to the pastor of the church, and they will nurture you. Hallelujah! God bless you!
My loving Father, thank You for making me Your child and a member of Your Kingdom. I pray for all souls under the sun who are not born again that You send someone to them to tell them about Jesus Christ and be saved, Amen.