LIVING WORD DEVOTIONALBy Pastor Mensa Otabil Scripture Reading: Psalm 18He bowed the heavens also, and came down With darkness under His feet. And He rode upon a cherub, and flew; He flew upon the wings of the wind. Psalm 18:9–10 The God who created the world lives outside of the world He created and yet … Continue reading THE LORD RESPONDS TO US
Two Levels of Temptation
There are 2 levels of temptation. There is the temptation of the poor, and the temptation of the rich and powerful. The two are not the same. There was a youthful and powerful king. Feeling restless one evening he went to his terrace. Directly in his line of sight was an ethereal beauty, totally naked. … Continue reading Two Levels of Temptation
Why Angela Refused to get Married
There are those who carry living burdens. Angela was one of them. Though she also carried the burden of beauty - that inability to go unnoticed. She was not in short of admirers. But she refused to have a relationship or marry. Some said she was Ogbanje, a spirit of misfortune; others opined she had … Continue reading Why Angela Refused to get Married
How to: Hear God’s Voice
One of the greatest benefits of our salvation has to be that of hearing God speak to us personally. There can be no intimate relationship with our heavenly Father without it. But, as easy as it is for us to speak to Him, the average Christian has a hard time hearing His voice. This is … Continue reading How to: Hear God’s Voice
THE SPIRIT LIFE – Apostle Michael Orokpo
The most risky thing to do in life is to choose the part of the Spirit. Because if you choose the path of the Spirit, you must be accurate, if you're not accurate, you are finished. There are many other things you can do and manage, not Spirit Life. It's either you do it the … Continue reading THE SPIRIT LIFE – Apostle Michael Orokpo
CS Lewis, Billy Graham and other great theologians on Christian Faith
There have been diverse concepts on the subject of Christian faith, the following definitions by great theologians will help you shed more light on this subject. Photo: http://www.britannica.com C.S. Lewis: C.S. Lewis, a prominent Christian author, believed that Christianity is the only religion that made sense to him. He believed in the concept of God … Continue reading CS Lewis, Billy Graham and other great theologians on Christian Faith
What to Do When it Seems Like Everything is Going Wrong
Have you ever been in a situation where it seemed like the harder you tried the worse things got? Well, you’re not alone. If you have decided to live by faith, there are going to be times when it seems like everything is going wrong You will face challenges, but I’ve got three points to … Continue reading What to Do When it Seems Like Everything is Going Wrong
DO YOU KNOW GOD?
If you are the type who can not withstand a little delay from God...then you do not know your God. If you are the type who would challenge God and question God for not answering your Prayers at the time the answers are needed, and you would be discouraged and disappointed, THEN...you do not know … Continue reading DO YOU KNOW GOD?
“And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.” (1 Kings 17: 1) Our Focal Scripture speaks of that moment when Elijah decreed that there … Continue reading DIVINELY EXEMPTED
DON’T SPEAK IN ANGER
Be angry the scripture teaches but then it says "sin not" What does it mean by "sin not"? It means don't be hasty to speak when angry. Words spoken in anger have never produced anything good. You will regret it. Psalm 39:1 says "I said I will take heed to my ways that I sin … Continue reading DON’T SPEAK IN ANGER
YOU WILL RISE AGAIN
“And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof.” (Zechariah 4: 3) Our Focal Scripture makes mention of the two olive trees on either side of the lampstand. Agriculturists say that when the olive tree is cut down, if there be as … Continue reading YOU WILL RISE AGAIN
God’s Kind of Love
“Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love” (1 John 4:7-8) Most of us think that we really understand the love of God, but our experience proves otherwise. We … Continue reading God’s Kind of Love
You know Jay-Z don’t you?
You know Jay-Z don't you?You know Jay-Z don't you? I don't mean Sean Carter the rapper, I'm talking about the Jay-Z in the Bible, John Zebedee. In fact there are two Jay-Zs in the Bible. The other was James Zebedee. It appears their family was well connected. John for example knew the High Priest. He … Continue reading You know Jay-Z don’t you?
THE BLESSING: FROM WHERE?
Some People can not even differentiate between the blessing of God and the Promotion of the Devil. God does lifts up. Yes, but the Devil also lifts up as well. Let's not confuse the two or make a concoction of the two drinks. In Luke 4 when Satan came to tempt Jesus in the wilderness, … Continue reading THE BLESSING: FROM WHERE?
Hebrews Highlights: What Do You Believe?
Over the last forty years of teaching the Bible, I have learned some interesting things about how Christians determine what they believe. Unfortunately, one of the things I’ve learned is that many Christians never let the Bible get in the way of what they believe A recent Barna Survey reveals that for the first time, … Continue reading Hebrews Highlights: What Do You Believe?
GOD’S WORD IS POWERFUL
A true revelation of God’s Word is the single most important element of a victorious Christian life. The Word of God often refers to itself as a seed. There are a total of forty-four verses in the New Testament where the Greek word sperma was translated “seed.” This is the same word from which we … Continue reading GOD’S WORD IS POWERFUL
PUSH DARKNESS AWAY
“There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.” (1 Corinthians 15: 41) When God created the sun moon and stars, He gave them a mandate “…to divide the light from the darkness…” (Genesis 1 vs. … Continue reading PUSH DARKNESS AWAY
SHARE YOUR LIGHT
“There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.” (1 Corinthians 15: 41) One of the important functions of the sun is that it gives light to the moon. The moon gets its light from the … Continue reading SHARE YOUR LIGHT
SIEZE THE MOMENT
“Then said his sister to Pharaoh's daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee?” (Exodus 2: 7) It is instructive to observe that when Moses’ sister saw that he had been picked up by Pharaoh’s daughter, she suggested that she should … Continue reading SIEZE THE MOMENT
Desperation for endorsement Desperation to prove a point about ministry growthDesperation for acceptanceDesperation to trend Desperation to get certain kinds of results, these have either pushed people out of their original callings or even pushed some to join cults, which is definitely out of their calling.Protect and value the grace of God upon your life.That … Continue reading DESPERATION
“Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.” (Matthew 25: 1) Our Focal Scripture speaks of how ten virgins set out with their light in order to go and meet the bridegroom. They were carriers of light, it may have been … Continue reading PROFITABLE CONNECTIONS
A good Sinner
If you don't know about the movie, JUGNU you definitely weren't of age in 1973. It was a monster hit. You see, in those days there were hardly English movies in cinemas. There were some on TV but Indian and Chinese movies dominated the cinemas. Bruce Lee films were top draw. But most Chinese movies … Continue reading A good Sinner
Letter from Dan
Hi! My name is Daniel. Friends call me Dan. Yes, I'm that famous guy who got thrown into a den of lions in 539 BC. Everyone seems to assume I walked into that den with a swagger. I was thrown in from the top! Fortunately I got a soft landing on a confused lion. Was … Continue reading Letter from Dan
He is your help; Quit worrying.
I'm at that stage in life in which you contemplate things. It's what Solomon technically referred to as going into the house of mourning. Indeed, his father David had said the man who can't contemplate life is like the beasts that perish The faculty of contemplation is not given to animals. It was probably at … Continue reading He is your help; Quit worrying.
YOU WILL BE PREFERRED
“Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.” (Genesis 37: 3) Jacob had ten sons before Joseph was eventually born; he even went on to have one more son (Benjamin) after having Joseph. He had twelve … Continue reading YOU WILL BE PREFERRED
Blessings and Miracles
It’s true that we serve a God of miracles. But brace yourself, because what I am going to say about that will come as a total shock to some of you. The Lord’s preference is not to meet your needs through a miracle. Now before you think I’ve lost all my faith, hear me out. … Continue reading Blessings and Miracles
I have often wondered why Jesus is called "the WORD" in the Bible. It's a strange name, and a strange title. But then I realised we are words too. Gossip is used to define us, reports are written about us. When we die our life will be expressed in words in a funeral program. Our … Continue reading THE WORD
IT WON’T GET WORSE
“And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.” (Luke 7: 14) In our Focal Scripture, as the funeral procession was moving out of the city of Nain, Jesus showed up and touched the casket, and those who carried the … Continue reading IT WON’T GET WORSE
MARRIAGE UNDER SIEGE!
Some Single Mothers who are unable to manage their Marriages have become Marriage Counselors turning the heart of our Youths away from Marriage. One Woman said: “MARRIAGE IS A SCAM” We know, you might have gone through Hell in the hand of an irresponsible man, But don’t come out to say THERE IS NO MORE … Continue reading MARRIAGE UNDER SIEGE!