Scripture Reading: 1 Kings 8:54-61 May the LORD our God be with us, as He was with our fathers. May He not leave us nor forsake us, 1 Kings 8:57 This was Solomon’s prayer when he dedicated the Temple in Jerusalem to God. He saw the Temple as a reminder of God’s presence with His … Continue reading OUR GOD IS WITH US
God can't think small. Even when he creates small things there has to be magnitude. His vision is always grand. Who else will create 200 billion galaxies. What's he going to do with them?! Space is largely "empty". There are enormous distances between those galaxies. And galaxies are HUGE! The diameter of the average galaxy … Continue reading THINK BIG!
THE LORD RESPONDS TO US
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
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
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
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?
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?
NO HUNGER FOR EXTRA MILE
A lot of us had attended several conferences and heard several sermons and messages on divers scriptural messages. A lot of us had been informed of the mind of God for our lives. We had received several visions and revelations of what the Lord wanted us to do for Him. BUT ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS, WHEN … Continue reading NO HUNGER FOR EXTRA MILE
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
“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 the ten virgins took their lamps and went forth to meet the bridegroom. They took their lamps; they took their lights; they were burning … Continue reading FOCUS
BRING IT FORTH
“And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.” (Matthew 2: 11) In our Focal Scripture, the wise men showed up at the house … Continue reading BRING IT FORTH
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
This ought to humble you
Imagine being in a cinema and you suddenly find yourself inside the movie set. You hear the director giving direction and you see the actors. You get to see things through the eyes of both the director and the actors. There are thus two views of reality: the director's view and that of the actors. … Continue reading This ought to humble you
IT SHALL COME TO PASS
“And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.” (Genesis 37: 9) In subsequent chapters of Genesis, Joseph’s dream indeed came to pass. His brothers eventually came and bowed … Continue reading IT SHALL COME TO PASS
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!
BIBLE VERSE: Oh Lord my Strength! – Psalms 19:14
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer. Psalms 19:14 Jesus loves you, accept him today
BE CAREFUL OF PRESSURE HERE AND THERE!!!
Now that the pressure is getting Wesser,Remember our race is different from each other and the race of life is highly individualistic.You were not there when God called your friend, don't go and copy what you don't know the source. When all the mates of Bishop Oyedepo were writing devotionals he didn't write one up … Continue reading BE CAREFUL OF PRESSURE HERE AND THERE!!!
“But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened the door, and saw him, they were astonished.” (Acts 12: 16) On his way out of the prison, Peter didn’t need to knock on any door. He simply followed an angel and doors opened on their own accord. Peter came to the house where prayers were … Continue reading KEEP KNOCKING
DONT TRY IT….IT WONT WORK
There are brothers and sisters who have taken part in series of Prayers and Fasting who are still keeping their girl-friends and boy-friends within the church or outside the church on the campus or in the office. There are those who, despite all series of prayers and fasting programs, and yet, still find it hard … Continue reading DONT TRY IT….IT WONT WORK