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Rhapsody
      of Realities
...   A    D A I LY   DEVOTIONAL




 CHRIS & ANITA
 OYAKHILOME




          LOVEWORLD PUBLIS...
Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are taken from the
King James Version of the Bible.

KEYS FOR OTHER B...
Introduction
H
         urray! It’s been a decade of growth and global impact as
         your favourite daily devotional,...
www.rhapsodyofrealities.org
         It's a whole new world of possibilities at
             www.rhapsodyofrealities.org
 ...
Rhapsody of Realities
...A DAILY DEVOTIONAL
MONDAY , MARCH 1 ST



                       You’re A King;
      PASTOR
       CHRIS
                       Say The Word...
matter and effect a change. Take advantage of your office
today; live as the king that you are; issue decrees and see
them...
TUESDAY , MARCH        2 ND


                     Educate Your Spirit
      PASTOR           With The Word
       CHRIS

...
Prayer
  Dear Father, thank you for the revelation of your Word
  to my spirit today. The entrance of your Word into
  my ...
WEDNESDAY , MARCH         3 RD


                          Rejoice In His
     PASTOR
                         Unfailing L...
Prayer
  Dear heavenly Father, thank you for your great love;
  thank you for your kindness and your mercies
  toward me; ...
THURSDAY , MARCH       4 TH


                           Have The
      PASTOR             Faith Of God!
       CHRIS

   ...
Remember, as He is, so are we in this world (1John
4:17); we can function like God; we can emulate His faith
and have His ...
FRIDAY , MARCH     5 TH


                   Train Yourself To
      PASTOR     Recognize God’s Voice
       CHRIS



  My...
God still talks to us today; in fact, He does every day!
He can talk to you in a familiar voice, and in a language
you und...
SATURDAY , MARCH         6 TH


                      Practice Real Love!
     PASTOR
     ANITA

But whoso hath this worl...
brethren” (1 John 3:16). This means we ought to love others
selflessly and unconditionally as Christ has loved us.




   ...
SUNDAY , MARCH       7 TH


                           Respond
       PASTOR           With Your Spirit
        CHRIS


  ...
and in your mouth. Keep rejoicing and celebrating your
victory, irrespective of natural circumstances, and your
faith will...
WORD STUDY

               week 1
         Key Word For The Week: “PRICE”

"For ye are bought with a price: therefore glor...
Celebrating A Decade
              Of Global Impact!
Over 100 million copies of Rhapsody Of Realities has
been distributed...
MONDAY , MARCH         8 TH


                       Be Specific In Your
       PASTOR              Requests!
        CHRI...
Did you notice that? Jesus addressed the tree! He
precisely and clearly expressed His faith. You too can do
the same. You ...
TUESDAY , MARCH       9 TH


                   You Have The Ability
     PASTOR
     ANITA
                       To Do R...
Confession
  The nature of God in me is righteousness; therefore
  I don’t struggle to do right because righteousness
  gi...
WEDNESDAY , MARCH         10 TH


                           Cut It Out
      PASTOR             With The Word!
       CHR...
joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and
intents of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12).
      When you take up the...
THURSDAY , MARCH        11 TH


                        Lay Aside Every
      PASTOR
       CHRIS
                        ...
aside every weight and wash away whatever isn’t of God
from your life (Ephesians 5:26).




                       Confess...
FRIDAY , MARCH      12 TH



                    All Things Are Yours!
     PASTOR
     ANITA


   Therefore let no man gl...
riches to you. God has already bestowed all the treasures
of heaven on you. He’s given you all things to enjoy, not
in the...
SATURDAY , MARCH       13 TH


                        Confessing The
      PASTOR
       CHRIS
                       Lor...
salvation. How? By confessing His Lordship! So you see,
the key is in your mouth! No wonder the Bible says, “...The
word i...
SUNDAY , MARCH       14 TH

                   You Need Accurate
                   Knowledge Of God’s
      PASTOR
      ...
address the situation with the Word of God and effect a
change.
     Accurate knowledge of God’s Word will help you
take c...
WORD STUDY

             week 2
        Key Word For The Week: “MIRACLE”

“And a great multitude followed him, because the...
Celebrating Rhapsody Of Realities in
          88 languages and still counting!
Acholi      Greek         Marathi         ...
MONDAY , MARCH        15 TH



                     Feed On The Word
     PASTOR
     ANITA


   As newborn babes, desire ...
Prayer
  Dear Father, my heart is opened to receive your Word
  and live by it today. I refuse to be swayed by the
  many ...
TUESDAY , MARCH      16 TH


                   You Can Face Tough
      PASTOR         Times And Win!
       CHRIS



  W...
tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation
also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”
T...
WEDNESDAY , MARCH        17 TH



                       Tame The Flesh!
      PASTOR
       CHRIS


 And he cometh unto t...
and pray, you learn to put your body under. Your body
may revolt at first, but don’t give in to it.
     Remember, every t...
THURSDAY , MARCH      18 TH


                    God’s Word Dispels
     PASTOR             Ignorance
     ANITA


      ...
Prayer
  Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for removing the
  shadows of ignorance from me through the
  illuminating powe...
FRIDAY , MARCH      19 TH


                      You Can Obtain
      PASTOR
       CHRIS
                     Mercy For ...
minister and intercessor and obtain mercy and find grace
to help such people in your town, city, or country. You
can take ...
SATURDAY , MARCH       20 TH


                           Illumination
      PASTOR              By The Word!
       CHRIS...
Confession
  I walk day after day by the light of God’s Word. I’m
  not moved by the natural circumstances that exist
  in...
SUNDAY , MARCH       21 ST



                 Personalize The Word!
     PASTOR
     ANITA


   So get rid of all unclean...
of error and discipline in obedience, [and] for training in
righteousness (in holy living, in conformity to God’s will in
...
WORD STUDY

               week 3
    Key Word For The Week: “SUBSTANCE”
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, ...
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MONDAY , MARCH       22 ND



                               Be Polite!
       PASTOR
        CHRIS

Let your speech at al...
life of good communication and you’ll see the hand of
God move on your behalf.




                       Confession
    M...
TUESDAY , MARCH       23 RD


                     Be Prosperous And
       PASTOR
        CHRIS
                         ...
God has called you to do, if only you’d acknowledge His
indwelling and abiding presence in your life.




                ...
WEDNESDAY , MARCH         24 TH


                  Receive God’s Answer
     PASTOR
     ANITA

Then they cry unto the Lo...
Never become scared or discouraged by the
enormity of any challenge. Don’t surrender to a life of
fear, failure or complai...
THURSDAY , MARCH         25 TH


                 Change The Old Order!
      PASTOR
       CHRIS


 Remember ye not the f...
Or maybe you don’t pray and study your Bible
regularly as you should, yet you’re expecting to come out
victoriously in lif...
FRIDAY , MARCH      26 TH



                       Rule Your World!
       PASTOR
        CHRIS

 And what shall I more s...
Confession
  I’m backed by God to rule and dominate my world
  with His Word. The Word of faith is in my heart and
  my mo...
SATURDAY , MARCH         27 TH



                           Love Like God
     PASTOR
     ANITA


  For this cause I bow...
Therefore, let your love for the people for whom Christ
died be intense, and let it also motivate you to soul winning.
   ...
SUNDAY , MARCH       28 TH



                 Don’t Ignore The Spirit!
       PASTOR
        CHRIS

    In all their affl...
Perhaps you talked to someone rudely and the Holy
Spirit corrected you, be quick to heed His correction and
make the neces...
WORD STUDY

               week 4
         Key Word For The Week: “SONS”

"Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it dot...
him, to them gave he power to become the sons (teknon) of
God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born,
not...
MONDAY , MARCH         29 TH



                 Pray For God’s People
      PASTOR
       CHRIS


  Finally, brethren, pr...
If every Christian would pray with this consciousness,
there will be a great change throughout the world. Also,
Paul said,...
TUESDAY , MARCH     30 TH


                  Giving Increases Your
     PASTOR
     ANITA
                  Grace For Rec...
Confession
  I am a big-time giver, and I invest wisely and rightly
  as I give for the propagation of the gospel and the
...
WEDNESDAY , MARCH         31 ST


                 He Doesn’t Forget Your
       PASTOR
        CHRIS
                    ...
relationships you gave up, whatever it is, God hasn’t
forgotten. Your blessing isn’t deferred until you get to
heaven. It ...
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  1. 1. FURTHER STUDY DAILY SCRIPTURE READING 1 Year Bible reading plan 2 Year Bible reading plan
  2. 2. Rhapsody of Realities ... A D A I LY DEVOTIONAL CHRIS & ANITA OYAKHILOME LOVEWORLD PUBLISHING
  3. 3. Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are taken from the King James Version of the Bible. KEYS FOR OTHER BIBLE TRANSLATIONS USED: NKJV -New King James Version AMP -The Amplified Bible TANT -The Amplified New Translation TLB -The Living Bible CEV -Contemporary English Version NASB -New American Standard Bible ISV -International Standard Version NIV -New International Version MSG -The Message Translation WEB -The World English Bible TNLT -The New Living Translation ASV -American Standard Version TEV -Today’s English Version RSV -Revised Standard Version GNB -Good News Bible WNT -Weymouth New Testament Rhapsody Of Realities ...a daily devotional ISSN 1596-1605 March 2010 edition Copyright © 2010 LoveWorld Publishing, Believers’ LoveWorld Inc. a.k.a Christ Embassy. FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO PLACE ORDERS: UNITED KINGDOM: SOUTH AFRICA: Christ Embassy International 303 Pretoria Avenue Loveworld Conference Centre Cnr. Harley and Braam Fischer, Cheriton High Street Randburg, Gauteng Folkestone, Kent. South Africa. CT19 4QJ Tel: + 27 11 3260971; Tel:+44(0)1303 270970 +27 113260972 Fax:01303 274 372 USA: USA: Christ Embassy Int’l Office Christ Embassy Houston 2616 Texas Dr A, 12400 Westheimer Road Irving, Texas 75062 Houston, Texas. 77077 Tel:+1-972-255-1787 Tel: +1-281-759-5111; +1-281-759-6218 NIGERIA: CANADA: P.O. Box 13563 Ikeja, Lagos. 101 Ross Dean Drive, Tel:+234-8023324188, Toronto, ON, Canada M9L 1S6 +234-8052464131, Tel/Fax:+1-416-746 5080 +234-1-8925724 www.christembassydigitalmedia.com email: digitalmedia@christembassydigitalmedia.com All rights reserved under International Copyright Law. Contents and/or cover may not be reproduced in whole or in part in any form without the express written permission of LoveWorld Publishing.
  4. 4. Introduction H urray! It’s been a decade of growth and global impact as your favourite daily devotional, Rhapsody of Realities is now in its 10th year in print. More than ever before, the 2010 edition of the devotional is sure to enhance your spiritual growth and development. In addition to the inspiring, revelational and Word-based articles, you’ll learn the meaning and scriptural import of certain key words used in some of the articles. You’re sure to be refreshed, completely transformed and positioned for a day-to-day experience of success and victory as you go through the life-changing thoughts in this month’s devotional. - HOW TO USE THIS DEVOTIONAL FOR MAXIMUM IMPACT - ! Read and carefully meditate on each article. Saying the prayers and confessions aloud to yourself daily will ensure the results of God's Word that you're speaking come to pass in your life. ! Go through the entire Bible in one year with the one-year reading plan, or in two years with the two-year reading plan. ! You can also split the daily Bible reading portions into two parts - morning and evening reading. ! Use the devotional to prayerfully write out your goals for each month, and measure your success as you accomplish one goal after another. We invite you to enjoy God's glorious presence and victory all year long, as you take a daily dose of His Word! We love you all! God bless you! -Pastor Chris & Pastor Anita Oyakhilome
  5. 5. www.rhapsodyofrealities.org It's a whole new world of possibilities at www.rhapsodyofrealities.org Play, share, create and connect! Join the ever-increasing online community of Rhapsody of Realities readers and stay up-to-date with happenings around your favourite daily devotional! ! Create your own profile ! Share your testimonies ! Upload pictures and videos !Chat, blog, and meet other users @ www.rhapsodyofrealities.org today! PERSONAL INFORMATION Name Home address Home telephone Mobile E-mail address Business address GOALS FOR THE MONTH
  6. 6. Rhapsody of Realities ...A DAILY DEVOTIONAL
  7. 7. MONDAY , MARCH 1 ST You’re A King; PASTOR CHRIS Say The Word! And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth (Revelation 5:10). J esus said in Matthew 18:18 “Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” Here, Jesus didn’t mean that as you bind something on earth, God does the same thing in heaven. No. He meant that when you bind something on earth, you’re making a decree, and that decree is upheld by God in heaven. God has made us kings, (Revelation 5:10), and the Bible says in Ecclesiastes 8:4, “Where the word of a king is, there is power.” As God’s words carry and transmit power, your words also have in them creative ability to produce for you a harvest of what you say. Sadly, not many Christians have operated in this power; some have only been used to religious Christianity, where they beg God for everything. You’re a king, and kings don’t beg; they make decrees. Job 22:28 says, “Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee….” The reason you can make decrees or issue commands and have them established unto you is because you’re acting on the Word; you’re taking your place as God’s king-priests, ordained to reign in the earth. Quit crying or begging God to do something about your situation; decree the Word of God concerning that
  8. 8. matter and effect a change. Take advantage of your office today; live as the king that you are; issue decrees and see them come to pass. Confession I declare right now by the power of God’s Spirit that I’m reigning in life—in my health, finances, job, and in every area of my life. The glory of God is manifested in me and I walk in the victory and dominion of Christ today. I manifest success, glory and excellence, by the power of God’s Spirit. FURTHER STUDY Isaiah 44:26; Revelation 5:10 DAILY SCRIPTURE READING 1 Year Bible Mark 9:14-32 reading plan Numbers 7-8 Acts 23:1-10 2 Year Bible reading plan Psalm 48-49
  9. 9. TUESDAY , MARCH 2 ND Educate Your Spirit PASTOR With The Word CHRIS Physical exercise has some value, but spiritual exercise is valuable in every way, because it promises life both for the present and for the future (1 Timothy 4:8 GNB). T he most successful people in the world do very little thinking, yet achieve so much. This may come to you as a surprise but it’s the truth. They have learnt to look to their spirits for answers. To be very successful you have to train your spirit. As a new creation in Christ Jesus, your spirit can be an accurate guide because that’s where the light of God is: “The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of the belly” (Proverbs 20:27). Your spirit can receive light from God; ideas and thoughts that’ll make you creative and excellent in all you do, such that you’ll hardly find yourself in trial-and-error situations. But for your spirit to be an accurate guide, you have to educate him. This kind of education is different from what you get from school. School education only helps to get your mind enlightened, but won’t suffice for you to be the best in life. That’s because the highest potential of the human nature isn’t in the mind but in the spirit. So begin the exercise of educating your spirit with the Word. Do this by studying and meditating on the Word consistently. Spend quality time to listen to God’s Word regularly! That way, you develop your spirit for success and excellence. God’s plan is for you to have your spirit educated so He can relate with you at a high level.
  10. 10. Prayer Dear Father, thank you for the revelation of your Word to my spirit today. The entrance of your Word into my spirit grants me the light by which I function in the high levels of glory! As I study and contemplate your Word today, my spirit-man is illuminated to become a sure guide. Therefore, I know I won’t walk in confusion, for I have in me the light of life. FURTHER STUDY Proverbs 20:27; Hebrews: 5:14 DAILY SCRIPTURE READING 1 Year Bible Mark 9:33-50 reading plan Numbers 9-10 Acts 23:11-21 2 Year Bible reading plan Psalm 50-51
  11. 11. WEDNESDAY , MARCH 3 RD Rejoice In His PASTOR Unfailing Love! ANITA And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him (1John 4:16). T he Master’s parable of the prodigal son in Luke 15:11-32 reveals the Father’s unconditional and unfailing love. In that story, after the prodigal son had spent all his father gave him on riotous living, the Bible records that he later scrambled for food with swine. One day, he suddenly came to himself and decided to go back to his father (Luke 15:17-18). As soon as his father saw him from afar, he rushed out to embrace him. The first thing he told his father was, “Forgive me,” and his father did! This describes the love nature of our heavenly Father towards us. Once you repent and say, “Father, forgive me for what I did wrong,” He is quick to forgive because it’s His nature to do so. The young man’s father killed his “fatted calf” to celebrate his lost son’s return; an action that paralleled God’s sacrifice of His only Son, Jesus, for our salvation. When a believer who has strayed from the truth returns to God, He receives him gladly and establishes him in the right path. The believer will not be anything less in God’s hand; God would place him in his rightful place— an heir of the kingdom. This is why as a child of God, you should take advantage of the Father’s love; rejoice daily in His love, for He loves you unconditionally.
  12. 12. Prayer Dear heavenly Father, thank you for your great love; thank you for your kindness and your mercies toward me; They are from everlasting to everlasting. I rejoice exceedingly today, knowing that your love for me is unending and perfect. I will today manifest your love to my world, in Jesus’ Name. Amen. FURTHER STUDY John 3:16; 1John 4:18 DAILY SCRIPTURE READING 1 Year Bible Mark 10:1-31 reading plan Numbers 11-13 Acts 23:22-35 2 Year Bible reading plan Psalm 52-54
  13. 13. THURSDAY , MARCH 4 TH Have The PASTOR Faith Of God! CHRIS And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God (Mark 11:22). W hen Jesus said in Mark 11:22 “Have faith in God,” the literal connotation of the expression is: “Have the faith of God,” or “Have the God-kind of faith; the supernatural faith that God applies. This implies that you can apply the same principles as God did throughout the scriptures and be guaranteed the same results. For example, when God told Abraham, “I have made thee a father of many nations” (Romans 4:17), he was about a hundred years old at the time, and Sarah his wife, who was already ninety years old, apart from being barren had also reached menopause. Hence it wasn’t naturally possible for them to bear children. Yet, God told Abraham, “a father of many nations have I made thee” (Genesis 17:5), and called Sarah “mother of nations” (Genesis 17:16). This was the faith of God in operation; it calls things that be not as though they were (Romans 4:17). And true to God’s Word, the Bible says “…Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him” (Genesis 21:2). You’ve been called to operate the God-kind of faith. You too can call things that be not as though they were! Through your faith-proclamations you can call forth your desires and bring into existence your favourable expectations, based on the Word of God.
  14. 14. Remember, as He is, so are we in this world (1John 4:17); we can function like God; we can emulate His faith and have His kind of results. Confession I know who I am. As Jesus is, so am I in this world. I function by the same principles of faith by which my heavenly Father made the heavens and the earth! Today, by my confessions of faith, I’m framing my world and causing the circumstances of my life to be in sync with God’s perfect will for me. Glory to God! FURTHER STUDY John 20:21; John 8:28 DAILY SCRIPTURE READING 1 Year Bible Mark 10:32-52 reading plan Numbers 14-15 Acts 24:1-9 2 Year Bible reading plan Psalm 55
  15. 15. FRIDAY , MARCH 5 TH Train Yourself To PASTOR Recognize God’s Voice CHRIS My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me (John 10:27). T here’re those who don’t believe God still talks to people today like He did in Bible days. So when they hear someone say, “God talked to me,” it beats their imagination. “Will God leave all the busy things He has to do, running all the planetary systems and so on, to talk to you?” they wonder. Well, the truth is God loves to talk to His children. He’s a master communicator who thinks you’re important enough for Him to talk to. If you’ve never heard Him, maybe you’ve not been listening. It’s also possible that God could have been talking to you and you didn’t know it was Him. Remember the story of the little boy, Samuel. God called him three times, but he thought it was Eli the priest (1 Samuel 3:4-10). Why? Because you see, when God talks, He talks with the voice of a man, and a lot of times, He uses a familiar voice. When Jesus spoke out of heaven to Saul of Tarsus (who later became Paul), He called him by name and said “Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And he (Saul) said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest...” (Acts 9:4-5). Jesus had a dialogue with Paul in the Hebrew tongue (Acts 26:14), a language that Paul understood.
  16. 16. God still talks to us today; in fact, He does every day! He can talk to you in a familiar voice, and in a language you understand. Start training yourself to recognize His voice. The more you study and familiarize yourself with God’s Word, the easier it is for you to recognize and respond when He speaks to you. Prayer Dear Father, I thank you for the special relationship of love I share with you. Thank you because your voice is always with me to guide and direct me in all the affairs of life. As I spend time in fellowship with you today, I become sensitive to your will and purpose for my life, in Jesus’ Name. FURTHER STUDY Proverbs 6:20-22; Isaiah 30:21 DAILY SCRIPTURE READING 1 Year Bible Mark 11:1-26 reading plan Numbers 16-17 Acts 24:10-21 2 Year Bible reading plan Psalm 56
  17. 17. SATURDAY , MARCH 6 TH Practice Real Love! PASTOR ANITA But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth (1 John 3:17-18). I f you’re born again, it’s compulsory that you walk in love, and that love must transcend your mere talking about love into positive action towards others. The latter part of our opening scripture in the Message Translation says “...My dear children, let’s not just talk about love; let’s practise real love.” Practising real love means loving your brothers and sisters in the Lord, as Christ has loved you: “he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?” (1 John 4:20). So, you actually prove your love for God and towards Him in the way you show love to others, especially fellow believers. If you don’t actively love those for whom Jesus died, then you really don’t love God. Learn to help and give to others; genuinely care for others. Go the extra mile today to assist someone else. Never allow selfishness or self-centredness any place in your heart. Always, at the slightest opportunity, do good to others. Remember that every little act of love or kindness you show to a fellow believer has great reward, for you’re actually doing it unto the Lord (Matthew 25:34-45). No wonder the Apostle John declared in 1 John 3:16: “Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the
  18. 18. brethren” (1 John 3:16). This means we ought to love others selflessly and unconditionally as Christ has loved us. Prayer Dear Father, I thank you for your love that’s deposited in my heart by the Holy Spirit! That love radiates through me. Therefore, everyone I meet or relate with today will be blessed with your divine love as I consciously demonstrate it to them through my words and actions, in Jesus’ Name. Amen. FURTHER STUDY 1 John 3:16 MSG; James 2:15-17 DAILY SCRIPTURE READING 1 Year Bible Mark 11:27-12:17 reading plan Numbers 18-19 Acts 24:22-27 2 Year Bible reading plan Psalm 57-58
  19. 19. SUNDAY , MARCH 7 TH Respond PASTOR With Your Spirit CHRIS For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation (Romans 10:10). W henever you meditate on the Word of God, though it goes through your mind, which is the doorway to your spirit, its actual destination is your spirit. That’s why you must live from your spirit. Your head can’t grasp the Word of faith, for God’s Word is food for the human spirit. Your response to the Word must be from your spirit. Hebrews 10:38 says, “Now the just shall live by faith....” Faith is the response of the human spirit to the Word of God. If you don’t meditate on the Word, you really can’t have faith, and without faith, the challenges of life will overwhelm you. But God’s Word in your heart, energizes your spirit to know that anything is possible! For example, when a sick person reads 1 Peter 2:24 that says “…by whose stripes ye were healed,” he ought to immediately respond from his spirit by rejoicing and declaring, “Praise God, I’ve been healed!” Though he may still feel pains or certain symptoms in his body, it makes no difference to the truth of God’s Word! Those symptoms are lying vanities that are subject to change. Learn to respond to the Word of God with your spirit. The response from your spirit to the Word will determine what you see in the physical realm. Your present circumstance or situation may be contrary to what the Word says, but don’t cower! Keep the Word in your heart
  20. 20. and in your mouth. Keep rejoicing and celebrating your victory, irrespective of natural circumstances, and your faith will prevail. Confession I live by faith and not by sensory perception, for what I see with my optical eyes are temporary and subject to change. I respond to the Word with my spirit, knowing that true faith is of the spirit! I rule, reign and dominate from within, for I have learnt to live from my spirit. Hallelujah! FURTHER STUDY Romans 10:10; 2 Corinthians 4:18 DAILY SCRIPTURE READING 1 Year Bible Mark 12:18-44 reading plan Numbers 20-21 Acts 25:1-12 2 Year Bible reading plan Psalm 59-60
  21. 21. WORD STUDY week 1 Key Word For The Week: “PRICE” "For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's" (1 Corinthians 6:20). "Price" is the value placed on, or paid for an item. It is the consideration offered or paid for something of value. The higher the price paid on an item, the greater the value and esteem placed on that item. So price tells the worth of something. God paid something of immense value—the highest price—the sacrifice of His Son Jesus Christ for our salvation. Since price reveals worth, it therefore means our worth to the Father is the blood of Jesus Christ, revealing that we're as valuable to God as Jesus is.
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  23. 23. MONDAY , MARCH 8 TH Be Specific In Your PASTOR Requests! CHRIS And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith (Mark 11:22-23). S ome Christians pray and say, “O Lord, I just want you to bless me,” without being specific as to exactly what blessing they’re asking the Lord for. God desires to answer your prayers, but He also wants you to know when He does, which is why you must be specific when making requests in prayer. Jesus, in Mark 11:23, said, “If thou shalt say unto this mountain…” not just a mountain, emphasizing that there ought to be some specificity. He also demonstrated this when He raised Lazarus from the dead after he had been buried for four days (John 11:39)! He called him by name and said, “Lazarus, come forth!” He said exactly what He wanted, and that was what He got. So, in making requests in prayer, be specific; be exact; believe that you shall have whatever you say. Let your desire be clear, and then when you pray, believe that your request has been granted. Mark 11:12-14 explains the reason for Jesus’ words in Mark 11:23 (MSG): “as they left Bethany the next day, he was hungry. Off in the distance he saw a fig tree in full leaf. He came up to it expecting to find something for breakfast, but found nothing but fig leaves. (It wasn’t yet the season for figs.) He addressed the tree: “No one is going to eat fruit from you again—ever!”
  24. 24. Did you notice that? Jesus addressed the tree! He precisely and clearly expressed His faith. You too can do the same. You can act on God’s Word in simplicity and faith and expect results. When you strongly desire a change, be specific as to what you want, and clearly make your request known to the Father. Having done that, believe in your heart that your desire has been granted and then act accordingly. Prayer Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for giving me the opportunity to learn your Word today. As I speak forth specific words of faith by the power of the Holy Spirit, concerning the changes that I desire in my life, I thank you, because those changes are effected, in Jesus’ Name. Amen! FURTHER STUDY Mark 11:22-23; Romans 10:1 DAILY SCRIPTURE READING 1 Year Bible Mark 13 reading plan Numbers 22-23 Acts 25:13-27 2 Year Bible reading plan Psalm 61-64
  25. 25. TUESDAY , MARCH 9 TH You Have The Ability PASTOR ANITA To Do Right! Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage (Galatians 5:1). T he Christian has been called into liberty, to live righteously for the Lord. The divine ability to live right and please God naturally was imparted to your spirit when you were born again. That’s Christianity. A Christian doesn’t struggle to do right. Righteousness, which is the nature of God in your spirit, is a force in you that produces the ability to live right. Some have never really understood the doctrine of righteousness as revealed in God’s Word, hence the reason they still struggle with sin. Righteousness is more than doing what is right. Righteousness is a nature that gives you the ability to do right. It’s a divine element that causes you to act, talk and live right. The Christian is not in bondage or under servitude to sin or the devil. You can never be in bondage to sin, satan or any bad habit when you understand who you are in Christ. Hebrews 12:1 says “…lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us….” This means you can decide you’re not going to do something that’s wrong and stand your ground, for you have the ability to do right. Make up your mind today to stand fast in the liberty of Christ.
  26. 26. Confession The nature of God in me is righteousness; therefore I don’t struggle to do right because righteousness gives me the ability to do right. I’m at liberty to serve God with my whole heart and do only those things which are pleasing to Him. Amen. FURTHER STUDY Romans 6:13-14; 2 Corinthians 5:21 DAILY SCRIPTURE READING 1 Year Bible Mark 14:1-26 reading plan Numbers 24-26 Acts 26:1-11 2 Year Bible reading plan Psalm 65-66
  27. 27. WEDNESDAY , MARCH 10 TH Cut It Out PASTOR With The Word! CHRIS And take...the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God (Ephesians 6:17). S ome years ago, I noticed a small growth in my body, but instead of voicing concern about it, I addressed it and said, “I cut you out of my body in the Name of Jesus!” I said everything I knew to say from God’s Word to it, but it was still there and it felt the same. However, I had learnt a long time ago that the Word of God is more real than the world in which we live. I kept saying the same things until a whole week passed. It looked and felt like the growth was still there. But then, every time I felt it, I addressed it differently and said, “I’ve cut you out; you’re gone!” Two weeks passed and I had somehow forgotten all about it. Then one morning, while I was in the bathroom, the growth just dropped to the floor. I looked at it and picked it up; I had cut it out of my body, with the Word! You may wonder, “How in the world did that happen?” Well, it’s very simple. The Greek word for “mouth” is “stoma,” which means “the front or edge of a weapon.” So when you confess God’s Word, in the realm of the Spirit, you’re literally cutting the devil down with a sword! That’s because “the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the
  28. 28. joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12). When you take up the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, you can cut any growth or disease out of your body. There’s no surgeon’s scalpel that can work as effectively and precisely as the sword of the Spirit. So put the Word in your mouth today and use it to cut out anything you don’t want in your body or in your life. Confession My body is the temple of the Holy Ghost, therefore, no sickness, disease or infirmity can lodge in it. I cut out any disease-germ or growth that tries to attach itself to my body, in the Name of Jesus, and I continually glorify God in my spirit and my body as I walk in divine health today. Amen. FURTHER STUDY Mark 11:23-24; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 DAILY SCRIPTURE READING 1 Year Bible Mark 14:27-52 reading plan Numbers 27-28 Acts 26:12-23 2 Year Bible reading plan Psalm 67-68
  29. 29. THURSDAY , MARCH 11 TH Lay Aside Every PASTOR CHRIS Weight Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us (Hebrews 12:1). I f you’re going to successfully run the race that is set before you as a child of God, you have to lay aside every weight. You have to lay aside every encumbrance, hindrance, burden and impediment, and run the race of life with patience, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of your faith (Hebrews 12:1-2). Weight in this context is that trait or character that’s not of God that can limit you from attaining to your God- given potentials. Pride for instance is one of such weights. The Bible says God resists the proud, but gives more grace to the humble (James 4:6). Talking about Jesus, the Bible says “And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name” (Philippians 2:8-9)! Jesus humbled Himself to the point of death, even the shameful death on the cross, that He might reconcile men unto God. He ran His race and won. You too can win your race by laying aside pride and every other trait or attitude that’s not of God, because such things frustrate the grace of God upon your life. This is the reason you ought to give more attention to learning the Word of God. God’s Word will transform you by renewing your mind (Romans 12:2); it will help you lay
  30. 30. aside every weight and wash away whatever isn’t of God from your life (Ephesians 5:26). Confession Dear heavenly Father, thank you, for your Word is working and producing results in me today! I declare that I’m running the race you’ve set before me with patience, eschewing and laying aside pride, jealousy and every encumbrance, trait or character that could limit me from attaining to my God-given potentials and destiny in God! FURTHER STUDY Joshua 1:8;Hebrews 12:1-2 DAILY SCRIPTURE READING 1 Year Bible Mark 14:53-72 reading plan Numbers 29-31 Acts 26:24-32 2 Year Bible reading plan Psalm 69-70
  31. 31. FRIDAY , MARCH 12 TH All Things Are Yours! PASTOR ANITA Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours; Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours; and ye are Christ’s; and Christ is God’s (1 Corinthians 3:21-23). G od didn’t create you to suffer and struggle through life. Some people suffer and settle for the lesser things in life too quickly. Some have thought it wrong to live well and look good. They have the notion that it’s better to live in poverty and go to heaven. Living in poverty, sickness and defeat has nothing to do with going to heaven; in fact, that’s inconsistent with the Gospel. However, living in health, dominion, and in God’s provision is the fulfilment of the Gospel. God didn’t plan a miserable life for you. His Word, apart from showing you His will for your life, also reveals your inheritance in Christ. 2 Corinthians 8:9 declares, “For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.” Jesus became poor that we might become rich. So all you’ve got to do to enjoy the life of prosperity He’s brought you into is to live in His Word! In Isaiah 1:19, God said, “if ye be willing and obedient, ye shalt eat of the good of the land:” The Living Bible puts it this way: “if you will only let me help you, if you will only obey, I will make you rich.” Your submission to God’s Word as final authority in your life is the key to living in your inheritance in Christ and enjoying life to the full. That’s what empowers angels to act on your behalf and commit
  32. 32. riches to you. God has already bestowed all the treasures of heaven on you. He’s given you all things to enjoy, not in the sweet by-and-by, but TODAY! Prayer Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for the rich and beautiful life you’ve brought me into in Christ. I thank you for bringing me into my place of inheritance in Christ Jesus, where you’ve made all things available to me to freely enjoy, in Jesus’ Name. Amen. FURTHER STUDY 1 Timothy 6:17; Ecclesiastes 5:18 DAILY SCRIPTURE READING 1 Year Bible Mark 15:1-20 reading plan Numbers 32-33 Acts 27:1-8 2 Year Bible reading plan Psalm 71-72
  33. 33. SATURDAY , MARCH 13 TH Confessing The PASTOR CHRIS Lordship Of Jesus That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved (Romans 10:9). T he opening scripture reveals the fundamental requirement to receive salvation. Anyone desirous of salvation must believe that God raised Jesus from the dead, and confess that Jesus Christ is Lord over his or her life. No one can be born again by merely wishing to be. The reason for this is simple: Jesus consciously did something to become our Saviour and Lord. He fulfilled the righteous demands of justice that consummated salvation for all mankind. Hence, to be born again, you have to consciously confess the Lordship of Jesus over your life; that’s the principle that guarantees salvation. You’ll have to say: “I believe in my heart that God raised Jesus from the dead; I confess with my mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord of my life.” That confession is key to salvation. It doesn’t matter that you’re the ‘nicest’ person around. You can’t trust in your good deeds to save you. The words of Jesus in John 3:7 when he said “ye must be born again,” is not a cliché or a suggestion; niceness and good deeds don’t save. There’s a definite act required for salvation; you’ve got to “receive” (Greek: lambano) or “take hold of” the eternal life that Christ has brought. Christ already made salvation available to everyone; it’s your responsibility to reach out and receive your
  34. 34. salvation. How? By confessing His Lordship! So you see, the key is in your mouth! No wonder the Bible says, “...The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach” (Romans 10:8). If you're not yet born again, you can do so right away by praying this prayer: "Lord Jesus, I ask that you come into my heart and be the Lord of my life from this day forward. I confess with my mouth that you are Lord of my life, and believe in my heart that God raised you from the dead; therefore I declare that I am saved.” Confession Dear Father, I thank you for your great love towards me and the demonstration of this love by sending Jesus Christ to die in my stead. I declare with my mouth that He’s the Lord of my life and the captain of my soul. In Him I live and move and have my being. Amen. FURTHER STUDY John 1:12-13;Romans 10:8-10 AMP DAILY SCRIPTURE READING 1 Year Bible Mark 15:21-47 reading plan Numbers 34-36 Acts 27:9-20 2 Year Bible reading plan Psalm 73
  35. 35. SUNDAY , MARCH 14 TH You Need Accurate Knowledge Of God’s PASTOR CHRIS Word! So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off (Proverbs 24:14). I t’s important to understand that the Christian life involves a continuous growth process. There’s always something new to learn and new improvements to be made as you continually study and hear God’s Word. This is why you shouldn’t think you’ve done everything there is to do in a situation because you can only act on the basis of the knowledge and understanding of God’s Word you have at a particular time. There’s a big difference between doing everything that ought to be done in a particular situation and doing everything you know in that situation. Sometimes, what you know may just not be enough. God said, “My people are destroyed for the lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6); He makes it clear the reason some Christians suffer: they lack accurate and adequate knowledge of how the Kingdom of God functions. That’s where the real problem is; it’s not because their challenges are overwhelming and defy all solutions. For example, if Christian parents give birth to a handicapped child, except they understand how the Kingdom works, they won’t know what to do. They’d fret and go from place to place crying for help and looking for solutions. But if they know how God’s Kingdom functions and have a sound understanding of the Word, they’ll
  36. 36. address the situation with the Word of God and effect a change. Accurate knowledge of God’s Word will help you take charge of your life and control the circumstances of your existence, instead of being controlled by them. That’s why I’m urging you today to go for the Word! Follow the Word to know, and keep applying the knowledge you receive to the circumstances of your life. Confession Dear Father, I thank you for your Word; it is the truth by which I live today and every day. The knowledge of your Word in my spirit puts me over and gives me the victory today! Fear, sickness, poverty, and death have no place in me, because I live by faith in the Word of God, which is my recipe for total success, victory, prosperity, and divine health. FURTHER STUDY Colossians 1:9-10; Hosea 6:3 DAILY SCRIPTURE READING 1 Year Bible Mark 16 reading plan Deuteronomy 1-2 Acts 27:21-31 2 Year Bible reading plan Psalm 74
  37. 37. WORD STUDY week 2 Key Word For The Week: “MIRACLE” “And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased” (John 6:2). A miracle is an extraordinary event manifesting a supernatural act or divine intervention of God in human affairs. It's a divine orchestration that defies conventional or natural sequence. In other words, it doesn't consider the natural order or arrangement of things in the natural world. Other words often used to describe a miracle are "wonders" or "signs" and these two words are akin to the Greek word "semeion" which describes a supernatural occurrence backed by deity. The unique thing about miracles however is that they have the backing of divinity and can only be explained on the basis of God's Word.
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  39. 39. MONDAY , MARCH 15 TH Feed On The Word PASTOR ANITA As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby (1 Peter 2:2). J ust as good nutrition is indispensable to proper physical growth, God’s Word is the essential nourishment for spiritual growth. Someone who is malnourished wouldn’t have enough resistance when sickness or disease attacks his body. It’s the same spiritually. When a Christian neglects God’s Word, He’ll be susceptible to attacks from the devil and subject to the elements and circumstances of the world around him. To grow unto maturity in Christ, you must voraciously feed on God’s Word. The Bible says, “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the Word that you may grow thereby” (1 Peter 2:2). When Paul told the Corinthian church that he fed them with milk and “not with meat” (1 Corinthians 3:2), he wasn’t referring to physical food. He was referring to God’s Word. Even David, in the Old Testament understood the importance of feeding on the Word, hence he said, “your word shall I meditate upon day and night” (Psalm 1:2). For the Word of God to dwell in you richly, you must esteem and desire it more than your necessary food. This is how to move to the next level in your Christian life; getting more rooted and grounded in the Word. Be unshakable and unmovable in your resolve to get the best out of the Word. Feed your spirit with the Word today.
  40. 40. Prayer Dear Father, my heart is opened to receive your Word and live by it today. I refuse to be swayed by the many contrary voices in the world; rather, I make a deliberate choice to look away from everything else and focus my gaze on your Word. By this, I continuously function in the realities of your Kingdom, in Jesus’ Name. Amen. FURTHER STUDY Colossians 3:16; Proverbs 4:20-22 DAILY SCRIPTURE READING 1 Year Bible Luke 1:1-25 reading plan Deuteronomy 3-4 Acts 27:32-44 2 Year Bible reading plan Psalm 75-77
  41. 41. TUESDAY , MARCH 16 TH You Can Face Tough PASTOR Times And Win! CHRIS Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand (Ephesians 6:13). H ave you ever had a sense of foreboding of something unpleasant, yet in your spirit, you knew you had to face it? What do you do when you find yourself in such a situation? We can learn from the Master. The Lord Jesus anticipated evil. His fame spread abroad after He raised Lazarus from the dead. Some Greeks heard of Him and came to visit, but Jesus saw their coming as a sign and said, “The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified” (John 12:23). He then went on to show His disciples how He was going to die, and by so doing, bring many to righteousness (John 12:24). He concluded by saying, “Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.” Jesus was troubled within because of the evil He anticipated, yet He knew it was part of His destiny. The next thing He did was to go and pray, and the Bible says, “there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him (Luke 22:43). To face tough times and win, you need strength from within, and that strength comes when you pray. Understand that the evil is not supposed to destroy you; God would never allow such. 1 Corinthians 10:13 says, “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be
  42. 42. tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” That way of escape is in His Word. Declare God’s Word in earnest, heartfelt and continued prayer, and when the evil comes, you’ll be able to withstand and come out victorious in the end. Prayer Dear Father, I thank you for giving me the grace to face challenging situations and still come out victorious! Thank you for the strength of the Spirit that wells up within me each time I’m faced with adverse circumstances that challenge my faith! Your indwelling and abiding presence is my guarantee that, come what may, I’ll always be a winner, in Jesus’ Name. Amen. FURTHER STUDY James 5:16; Luke 21:34-36 DAILY SCRIPTURE READING 1 Year Bible Luke1:26-56 reading plan Deuteronomy 5-7 Acts 28:1-10 2 Year Bible reading plan Psalm 78
  43. 43. WEDNESDAY , MARCH 17 TH Tame The Flesh! PASTOR CHRIS And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour? Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak (Matthew 26:40-41). M any have narrated experiences of how they tried to pray but felt so weak, they couldn’t even utter any words. Some have also described how they had some terrible attacks while sleeping. They felt some evil force pressing them down and choking them, and they tried to shout “Jesus!” but couldn’t move their mouths. The human spirit during sleep recognized what was going on, but was helpless to get the body to cooperate. So even though their spirit was awake and knew what to say,the spirit couldn’t act because the flesh had the mastery. This is why you must learn to tame your flesh and its senses by engaging in spiritual exercises. 1 Timothy 4:8 says, “For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.” You must strengthen and position your spirit to have the mastery over your flesh. There are spiritual exercises you can engage in as a Christian that’ll help train your spirit. One of them is memorizing scriptures. Even though the scriptures are meant to be stored in your heart, it’s very important that you train your mind to keep and recall them. Another form of exercise is fasting and praying. When you fast
  44. 44. and pray, you learn to put your body under. Your body may revolt at first, but don’t give in to it. Remember, every time you yield to the cravings of your flesh, you’ve lost another opportunity to bring it under subjection to your spirit. So whenever you have an opportunity for spiritual exercise, do it quickly and gladly. That way, you’re taming the flesh and its senses and bringing it under subjection to your spirit. Prayer My spirit is alive to God and sensitive to His leading. I’m not a man of the senses; therefore I refuse to yield to the cravings of the flesh. I’m from above; therefore I seek those things which are above, where Christ sits on the right hand of God. Hallelujah! FURTHER STUDY 1 Timothy 4:7;1 Corinthians 9:24-27 DAILY SCRIPTURE READING 1 Year Bible Luke 1:57-80 reading plan Deuteronomy 8-10 Acts 28:11-20 2 Year Bible reading plan Psalm 79-80
  45. 45. THURSDAY , MARCH 18 TH God’s Word Dispels PASTOR Ignorance ANITA O LORD, you give me light; you dispel my darkness (Psalm 18:28 GNB). T o live in ignorance is to live in darkness. A man’s area of ignorance is his area of darkness. I remember when I was much younger; I gave my life to Christ several times out of ignorance. Each time I remembered all the things I did wrong during the week, I’d feel condemned and would go to church on Sunday to “get born-again again.” It was a terrible situation to be in, for most of the information I had were founded on sense-knowledge, not the Word of God. It was until I began to study the Bible for myself that I discovered I didn’t have to give my life to Christ over and over again. I became a new creation the very first time I gave my heart to Christ. You have to study God’s Word for yourself, for only God’s Word dispels ignorance. Jesus said in John 8:12, “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” It doesn’t matter if the darkness is in your job, business, health, or marriage, if you would let the light of God’s Word dominate your spirit, it will illuminate your path and give you direction in the way of success and victory. Praise God!
  46. 46. Prayer Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for removing the shadows of ignorance from me through the illuminating power of your Word. As I meditate on your Word today, my path is lighted for me to see the way of progress, success that you’ve set for me, as I shine as a beacon of light to the world, in Jesus’ Name. Amen. FURTHER STUDY Isaiah 9:2; Isaiah 42:16 DAILY SCRIPTURE READING 1 Year Bible Luke 2:1-20 reading plan Deuteronomy 11-12 Acts 28:21-31 2 Year Bible reading plan Psalm 81-82
  47. 47. FRIDAY , MARCH 19 TH You Can Obtain PASTOR CHRIS Mercy For The Lost! Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need (Hebrews 4:16). I ’m always stirred in my spirit when I think of this truth: that we can obtain mercy and find grace to help in the time of need. We’re not asked to pray or beg God for it, but to come boldly unto the throne of grace and obtain it. That means we can obtain mercy for the lost. No wonder Jesus said, “…[Just] as the Father has sent Me forth, so I am sending you… if you forgive the sins of anyone, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of anyone, they are retained” (John 20:21,23 AMP). This means you can declare on behalf of the wayward or wicked “In the Name of Jesus, you’re forgiven,” because you’ve obtained mercy from the throne of grace on their behalf. In the same vein, you can obtain mercy for a city or nation, even one full of spiritually and morally bankrupt people. You can pray thus: “Father, in the Name of Jesus, I obtain mercy for them. Let the Spirit of salvation be released upon them in the Name of Jesus!” Yes, you can obtain mercy for the wayward, the wicked and the lost in your city or nation; you can find grace to help in time of need. There’s abundant grace in God’s throne-room to help the lost, the sick, the dying, the outcast, and the downtrodden. Thank God, you and I have been sent to help them. It’s time for you to take up your position as a
  48. 48. minister and intercessor and obtain mercy and find grace to help such people in your town, city, or country. You can take as much grace as you need for their sake. There’s an abundance of grace and mercy flowing from the throne- room of God; take it and spread it around! Prayer Dear Father, I thank you for the abundance of grace and mercy that’s flowing from your throne room! I receive right now, the grace for salvation of souls for the lost in my neighbourhood, city and nation. May the veil be taken off their minds for the light of the glorious gospel of Christ to shine through, bringing them salvation and healing, in Jesus’ Name. Amen. FURTHER STUDY Ephesians 2:4;1 Timothy 1:16; Psalm 107:1 DAILY SCRIPTURE READING 1 Year Bible Luke 2:21-52 reading plan Deuteronomy 13-15 Romans 1:1-12 2 Year Bible reading plan Psalm 83-84
  49. 49. SATURDAY , MARCH 20 TH Illumination PASTOR By The Word! CHRIS The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple (Psalm 119: 130). T he Amplified Bible highlights this scripture even better; it says, “The entrance {and} unfolding of Your words give light; their unfolding gives understanding (discernment and comprehension) to the simple.” Put simply, God’s Word has the ability to bring illumination to your spirit and give you insight into reality. The scripture doesn’t say God’s Word gives light; rather, “the entrance” of God’s Word gives light. So it’s not enough to have the Word in the pages of the Bible; it has to gain entrance into your spirit. When it enters your spirit, you receive light and understanding! Suddenly, you’d begin to see things the way God sees them. God’s Word is the true light (John 1:9) that reveals the truth regarding all things. It reveals who you really are, what you can do, and your inheritance in Christ. When you allow the Word illuminate your spirit, negative circumstances around you are dispelled, while God’s glory and abundant provisions become real to you. Let God’s Word be the light by which you see all things. Let it guide you in all your affairs—in your marriage, ministry, academics, business, finances and every area of your life. Refuse to walk in the dark, or live by the lesser light; rather, receive illumination by the Word!
  50. 50. Confession I walk day after day by the light of God’s Word. I’m not moved by the natural circumstances that exist in the world. God’s Word is the light by which I operate in my job, finances, family and everything that concerns me. I’m aware of God’s bountiful provisions for me, and I’m enjoying them, because I see by the greater light of His Word. Amen! FURTHER STUDY Daniel 2:22;Psalm 119:105 DAILY SCRIPTURE READING 1 Year Bible Luke 3 reading plan Deuteronomy 16-17 Romans 1:13-23 2 Year Bible reading plan Psalm 85-86
  51. 51. SUNDAY , MARCH 21 ST Personalize The Word! PASTOR ANITA So get rid of all uncleanness and the rampant outgrowth of wickedness, and in a humble (gentle, modest) spirit receive and welcome the Word which implanted and rooted [in your hearts] contains the power to save your souls (James 1:21 AMP). T here’re people who in church, never think the message being preached is addressed to them. They always feel the pastor is referring to someone else, especially if he’s correcting something negative. Imagine two ladies, Susan and Mary, had a row before coming to church. While in church, it happens that the pastor’s message is on love. Susan suddenly feels justified and starts casting conceited glances at Mary, hoping Mary is hearing. That’s a wrong approach to the Word of God by Susan. The message came for both of them, but Susan missed the blessing because she didn’t personalize the Word. She kept thinking it wasn’t she but Mary who needed to hear what the pastor had to say. Whenever you’re in church and God’s Word is coming to you, always personalize the Word and receive it for yourself. Don’t sit there wishing the brother owing you money is listening to what the pastor is saying about debts; receive the Word for yourself. Some people only pay attention when they like the topic being preached. But once the pastor begins to correct their wrong actions through the Word, they shut themselves out. The Bible says “Every Scripture is God- breathed (given by His inspiration) and profitable for instruction, for reproof and conviction of sin, for correction
  52. 52. of error and discipline in obedience, [and] for training in righteousness (in holy living, in conformity to God’s will in thought, purpose, and action)” (2 Timothy 3:16 AMP).” In other words, whether the preacher is sharing God’s Word on prosperity or correcting you through the Word, you have to take it as God’s Word for you for that moment. Always personalize the Word for your progress and blessings. Confession The Word of God is for my progress, blessings and promotion. As I receive it into my heart today with all humility and modesty, I experience its transforming power in Jesus’ Name! FURTHER STUDY Proverbs 9:12 AMP; Luke 6:41-42 DAILY SCRIPTURE READING 1 Year Bible Luke 4:1-13 reading plan Deuteronomy 18-21 Romans 1:24-32 2 Year Bible reading plan Psalm 87-88
  53. 53. WORD STUDY week 3 Key Word For The Week: “SUBSTANCE” "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen" (Hebrews 11:1). "Substance" refers to the essence, core or the choicest or most essential or most vital part of something, an idea or experience. It's the real or tangible matter of which something consists or is made of. In Hebrews 11:1 above, it means the concrete essence, assurance, confidence, concrete evidence, or title-deed. So, faith being the "substance" of things hoped for means faith is the concrete essence, the confident assurance, the title-deed or concrete evidence that what we hope for, or favourably expect shall come to pass. It is the proof of the existence of something; it connotes the actual evidence which establishes the existence of what we hoped for. "Substance" in most cases is not seen with the optical eyes but the proof of its existence is real and indubitable (Hebrews 11:3). This means that faith could be described as the proof, essence, assurance or confidence of that which we favourably expect, even though that thing may not be optically visible.
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  55. 55. MONDAY , MARCH 22 ND Be Polite! PASTOR CHRIS Let your speech at all times be gracious (pleasant and winsome), seasoned [as it were] with salt, [so that you may never be at a loss] to know how you ought to answer anyone [who puts a question to you] (Colossians 4:6 AMP). B eing polite is not a sign of weakness in your character, but something that reveals the excellence of God in you. In James 3:13-14, the Bible says, “Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.” When you use the right words to address others, you’re actually displaying the wisdom of God that’s in you. But bitterness in the heart of man will produce harsh words and abusive communication. Let your words reflect the presence of the Spirit of God that lives in you. Colossians 4:6 says, “Be gracious in your speech. The goal is to bring out the best in others in a conversation, not put them down, not cut them out” (MSG). Let your words uplift, encourage, inspire, soothe and build. Don’t allow communication that could inflict pain or stir strife and discord proceed from your lips. The Bible says in 1 Timothy 2:24, “And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient.” See others with the eyes of God and address them that way. Be humble in your communication (James 4:6). Don’t use insulting words to address people and don’t raise your voice against them. Live the higher
  56. 56. life of good communication and you’ll see the hand of God move on your behalf. Confession My life is for the glory of God. As I meditate on the Word of God today, my mind is renewed causing me to think the right thoughts and say the right words. I know what to say, and I know when to say what I should say and the way it should be said. When I speak to people, I bring out the best in them, and minister grace to their hearts. FURTHER STUDY Proverbs 15:1; Titus 3:2 DAILY SCRIPTURE READING 1 Year Bible Luke 4:14-44 reading plan Deuteronomy 22-24 Romans 2:1-11 2 Year Bible reading plan Psalm 89
  57. 57. TUESDAY , MARCH 23 RD Be Prosperous And PASTOR CHRIS Effective! And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian (Genesis 39:2). J oseph was described as “a prosperous man” despite being a slave in Potiphar’s house. This shows that prosperity isn’t a function of your career or assignment, but a product of your spirit. In our opening verse, the word “prosperous” is translated from the Greek word “Tsalach,” which means to be prosperous and effective. Thus, not only was Joseph prosperous, he was also effective. Even though he had been sold into slavery, falsely accused and imprisoned, his ordeal didn’t taint the quality of his spirit. He recognized that the Lord was with him, and so exuded the spirit of a prosperous man. The Bible says in Romans 15:4, “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.” This implies that the story of Joseph was written for our learning. So, can it be said of you that you’re prosperous and effective in the things you do? Today, the same Lord that was with Joseph is with you and lives in you in the Person of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 3:16). Talking about Him, Jesus said, “…he (the Holy Spirit) shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance…” (John 14:26). The Holy Spirit living in you will teach you how to be more effective in the things
  58. 58. God has called you to do, if only you’d acknowledge His indwelling and abiding presence in your life. Prayer Father, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, thank you for you’re the One at work in me, both to will and to do of your good pleasure. Thank you for blessing my life and making me a blessing to my world. You’ve made me prosperous and effective in whatever I lay my hands to do, in Jesus’ Name! Amen. FURTHER STUDY Genesis 39:5; Philippians 4:13 DAILY SCRIPTURE READING 1 Year Bible Luke 5:1-16 reading plan Deuteronomy 25-27 Romans 2:12-20 2 Year Bible reading plan Psalm 90
  59. 59. WEDNESDAY , MARCH 24 TH Receive God’s Answer PASTOR ANITA Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses. He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions (Psalm 107:19-20). S omeone says “I’ve been praying to God to help me out of my situation, but nothing has changed!” Well, it’s your responsibility, not God’s to effect a change in that situation by proclaiming the Word of faith. God’s responsibility is to send you His Word; His Word is the ingredient you require for change. The Bible says in Psalm 107:20, “He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.” God saves, heals, transforms and delivers through His Word. His Word is dependable, and you can apply it to every circumstance of life. No matter how terrible your condition may look, God’s Word can work for you and bring about the change you need. Even if you wanted things to go from good to better or better to best, God’s Word can still work for you. The Bible says, “For the word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing and effective]…” (Hebrews 4:12 AMP). That means God’s Word has the inherent power to cause the required change in your circumstance. When you receive the Word into your spirit, it produces in your life what it talks about. For example, if you receive God’s Word on healing and act on it, it’ll produce healing in you; in the same way, your finances will be improved when you act on God’s Word concerning your finances.
  60. 60. Never become scared or discouraged by the enormity of any challenge. Don’t surrender to a life of fear, failure or complaints. Rather, devote quality time to studying God’s Word, especially in the area where you require a change. But don’t stop there; meditate on the Word and speak faith-filled words and everything about you will catapult to excellence. Confession I’m undaunted by challenges, for I’m confident in the ability of God’s Word to cause the change I desire. My heart is opened to receive from God, and I’m quick to act on His Word. Today, I surmount every difficulty, and I prosper in everything I do because I function by His Word. FURTHER STUDY Hebrews 4:12 (AMP); Isaiah 55:11 DAILY SCRIPTURE READING 1 Year Bible Luke 5:17-39 reading plan Deuteronomy 28 Romans 2:21-29 2 Year Bible reading plan Psalm 91
  61. 61. THURSDAY , MARCH 25 TH Change The Old Order! PASTOR CHRIS Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert (Isaiah 43:18-19). F rom time to time, it’s important to review the way things have been going with you and determine the areas in which you’ve got to do things differently. You can’t do the same things you’ve been doing, in the same ways you’ve been doing them and expect different results. Even God at some point, said “I will do a new thing” (Isaiah 43:19). He gave the Israelites strict laws to follow, which they couldn’t. He thundered at Mount Sinai and they ran away from Him in fear! Finally, He changed the order, and won us over with love: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). So, get this straight today, if you want something different from what you’re experiencing now, you’ve got to take some radical steps and do things differently. You’ve got to change the old way of thinking and employ new ideas. Perhaps at work you’ve been noted as being the tardy employee, and now you’re expecting to have sterling recommendations and promotions from your bosses. First, you’d have to change the old order. Start practising getting to work early; learn to sit down and finish your work in time, and be excellent at your job.
  62. 62. Or maybe you don’t pray and study your Bible regularly as you should, yet you’re expecting to come out victoriously in life—that won’t happen, until you change things. Right now, list out those areas where you need to make a change, and consciously write out the new steps you’re going to take to effect the change you desire, and then go for it! Don’t leave those things merely on paper; make them part of your personal development project and before long, your situation would have changed for the best. Prayer Dear Father, I ask that you help me identify those areas where I must make definite changes, so I might chart a new course of success for my life. I commit myself to diligently following through with the decisions and plans you inspire me to make today, in Jesus’ Name. Amen. FURTHER STUDY Isaiah 43:18-19 GNB; Proverbs 22:29 DAILY SCRIPTURE READING 1 Year Bible Luke 6:1-16 reading plan Deuteronomy 29-30 Romans 3:1-12 2 Year Bible reading plan Psalm 92-93
  63. 63. FRIDAY , MARCH 26 TH Rule Your World! PASTOR CHRIS And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gideon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets: Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions (Hebrews 11:32-33). A s Christians, we ought to apply our faith in God’s Word to deal with situations and challenges. In the faith’s hall of fame, the Bible talks about certain men and women who through their faith performed great feats for the Kingdom of God (Hebrews 11:32-33). These apostles of faith subdued kingdoms and did supernatural things in their time; they ruled their world! The Bible talked about how they wrought righteousness; meaning when others conformed to error, they stood their grounds for the truth and prevailed. They were as the children of Issachar who the Bible says had an understanding of the times (1 Chronicles 12:32). By your faith, you too can do great things in your world today. You can work righteousness and breathe life back into situations that were hitherto dead. Through your faith, you can revive that business that’s been grounded! You can perform so well in your business or career that the world will marvel at you. Faith is your currency; rule your world with it.
  64. 64. Confession I’m backed by God to rule and dominate my world with His Word. The Word of faith is in my heart and my mouth; as I speak it forth, it produces the desired result. I’m obtaining promises, producing righteousness everywhere I go and effecting great changes by the Word of God through faith. Through faith, I’ve overcome the world. Hallelujah! FURTHER STUDY Hebrews 11:1; Joshua 1:5 DAILY SCRIPTURE READING 1 Year Bible Luke 6:17-49 reading plan Deuteronomy 31-32 Romans 3:13-19 2 Year Bible reading plan Psalm 94
  65. 65. SATURDAY , MARCH 27 TH Love Like God PASTOR ANITA For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God (Ephesians 3:14-19). T he scripture above is a beautiful prayer by the apostle Paul for the Body of Christ. In it, he lets us know that with the knowledge of the love of Christ, we will be filled with all the fullness of God. When the love of Christ is working in you, you’ll love every single person that comes across your path no matter how seemingly worthless, insignificant or unloveable he may be. When the Bible says in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son…” it wasn’t referring to the world of buildings, cars, machines, vegetation, oceans and mountains, but the world of people. That means He loves every single person in the world. We also ought to love everyone without discrimination, for the love of Christ doesn’t exclude anyone. You have the capacity to love like God. The Bible says, “But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)” (Ephesians 2:4-5). God loved us while we were yet sinners.
  66. 66. Therefore, let your love for the people for whom Christ died be intense, and let it also motivate you to soul winning. Today, let your heart beat with love for those around you who are yet to know the Lord. Let Christ’s love in you compel you to preach the gospel to them and turn them from darkness to light and from the power of satan unto God. Confession I am a child of God, created in His very image of love. I have the ability to love like my heavenly Father who gave up Jesus to die for my sake. The love of Christ has taken a hold of me and I’m manifesting this love, thereby reaching out to my world with love. Hallelujah. FURTHER STUDY Ephesians 2:4-5 (MSG); John 3:16 DAILY SCRIPTURE READING 1 Year Bible Luke 7:1-35 reading plan Deuteronomy 33-34 Romans 3:20-31 2 Year Bible reading plan Psalm 95-96
  67. 67. SUNDAY , MARCH 28 TH Don’t Ignore The Spirit! PASTOR CHRIS In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old. But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them (Isaiah 63:9-10). T he indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives is one of the greatest blessings we have as Christians. He is our advantage and the secret to a glorious and successful life. Thus you must recognize and take advantage of His ministry in your life. Some Christians ignore the ministry of the Holy Spirit, hence their lives are out of joint; full of ups and downs. It’s the ministry of the Holy Spirit to guide and lead you in all affairs of life; it’s His ministry to grant you the wisdom and counsel you need to win every day in life. Consciously acknowledge His presence with you and in you, and learn to yield to Him always. Never ignore His counsel. The Bible says in Isaiah 30:21, “And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.” Whose voice do you think that is? It’s the voice of the Holy Spirit. He speaks to us daily on life’s issues through God’s Word, but many ignore His counsel because His voice is never strong and harsh against us. It matters that in whatever you do, you honour the presence of the Holy Spirit in your life. Don’t wound His tender compassion by consistently rejecting His counsel.
  68. 68. Perhaps you talked to someone rudely and the Holy Spirit corrected you, be quick to heed His correction and make the necessary amends. Otherwise, His voice that used to be clear to you may soon become faint and distant if you continually ignore Him. Live your life in a way that brings honour to the Holy Spirit; appreciate His presence in your life and you’d be glad you did. Prayer Dear heavenly Father, thank you for the indwelling and abiding presence of your precious Holy Spirit, who is my comforter, teacher and guide. Today, as I seek to do only those things that are honourable and pleasing to you, my increase, progress and prosperity is evident for all to see, in the Name of Jesus. Amen. FURTHER STUDY Matthew 12:31;1 Thessalonians 5:19 DAILY SCRIPTURE READING 1 Year Bible Luke 7:36-50 reading plan Joshua 1-2 Romans 4:1-10 2 Year Bible reading plan Psalm 97
  69. 69. WORD STUDY week 4 Key Word For The Week: “SONS” "Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is" (1 John 3:2). The most commonly translated Greek words for son in the New Testament are "hious" and "teknon." "Hious" is used to refer to those who are adopted or raised to become like the one who brings them up. Its usage in scripture like Romans 8:14, 19, etc, connotes those that have been raised by God to walk in divinity. Another way to put it is that the "hious" are those who by virtue of the right spiritual training have come to spiritual maturity—they are the adopted sons of God. "Teknon" on the other hand means biological offspring; one given birth to through biological means. The reference in the scripture above describes the Christian as the offspring of God. This is the same context the word is used in John 1:12-13: "But as many as received
  70. 70. him, to them gave he power to become the sons (teknon) of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God." Thus, in its usage, "Teknon" refers to a child, whether male or female. It describes the spiritual reality that the Christian is truly and vitally born of God. I-Testify You now have an opportunity to share your testimonies in a whole new way; I-Testify allows you to easily upload videos and pictures of your testimony so that many can be inspired by you. To learn more visit: www.rhapsodyofrealities.org
  71. 71. MONDAY , MARCH 29 TH Pray For God’s People PASTOR CHRIS Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you: And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith (2 Thessalonians 3:1-2). J ohn Wesley, a great man of God, once said, “It appears that God will do nothing except we ask Him.” It’s no wonder that he was credited to have, through prayer, effected remarkable changes in his day, both in his own life and ministry and in the society at large. In Luke 18:1, Jesus taught that men ought always to pray and not to faint. It’s our priestly ministry as believers to pray for our brothers and sisters all over the world, that through them, God’s Word will be preached in the nooks and crannies of their nations. Paul in his epistles, admonished believers to pray for his missionary work: “Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds” (Colossians 4:3). This lets us know that we also must pray that the Holy Spirit will grant the saints all over the world utterance and opportunities to preach the gospel where they are. In the scripture we just read, Paul highlighted two important points: utterance and opportunities. You might have the utterance and not have the opportunity to preach the gospel, and vice versa; this is the reason we must intercede as admonished by the Spirit through Paul in Colossians 4:3.
  72. 72. If every Christian would pray with this consciousness, there will be a great change throughout the world. Also, Paul said, “…that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith” (2 Thessalonians 3:2). The Greek word translated “delivered” is “rhuomai”; it alludes to the rushing of a current or a flood. By implication, he’s saying that God will rush to deliver—get His people out of the clutches of wicked and unreasonable men, who are against the preaching of the gospel. Get concerned about what happens to Christians in your nation and around the world, and let your concern drive you to your knees in prayer. Prayer Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for making me an intercessor, one to stand in the gap for God’s children all over the world! I live up to this call today, as I pray that you’ll grant utterance, boldness and opportunity to Christians, especially in places where the light of the gospel of Christ’s salvation is dim, to preach your Word with mighty miracles, signs and wonders, in the Name of Jesus. Amen. FURTHER STUDY Ephesians 6:18-20; Romans 15:30 DAILY SCRIPTURE READING 1 Year Bible Luke 8:1-21 reading plan Joshua 3-4 Romans 4:11-25 2 Year Bible reading plan Psalm 98-100
  73. 73. TUESDAY , MARCH 30 TH Giving Increases Your PASTOR ANITA Grace For Receiving 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). O ne of the most profound principles in the Word of God that guarantees continuous increase in finances is the principle of giving. Your giving is a channel to facilitate your receiving, for there can be no receiving without you first giving. 2 Corinthians 9:8 gives us divine insight into what your act of giving propels: “And God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need be self- sufficient [possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation]” (AMP). Another thing your giving does is that it helps to establish your righteousness: “Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness…” (2 Corinthians 9:10). Our lives as Christians should depict our heavenly Father’s character, who gave His precious Son, Jesus, for our salvation: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). Make up your mind today to be a big giver like your Father, and activate the grace for receiving in your life.
  74. 74. Confession I am a big-time giver, and I invest wisely and rightly as I give for the propagation of the gospel and the expansion of God’s Kingdom. When I give, I receive because God channels spiritual and material blessings to me from all over the world, Hallelujah! FURTHER STUDY 2 Corinthians 8:9; 2 Corinthians 9:7 DAILY SCRIPTURE READING 1 Year Bible Luke 8:22-39 reading plan Joshua 5-6 Romans 5:1-11 2 Year Bible reading plan Psalm 101-102
  75. 75. WEDNESDAY , MARCH 31 ST He Doesn’t Forget Your PASTOR CHRIS Labour of Love For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister (Hebrews 6:10). E verything you do or sacrifice for the sake of the gospel is not only recorded (Malachi 3:16), the Lord also rewards you for it. This brings to mind Peter’s encounter with the Lord by the lake of Gennesaret: “And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret, And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon’s, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship” (Luke 5:1-3). Peter and his company had just returned from a fruitless all-night fishing expedition. So his decision to oblige the Master the use of his boat wasn’t an easy one; he had to jettison his disappointment and exhaustion in order to help the Master propagate His message. The Bible lets us know that after Jesus preached to the crowd from Peter’s boat, He asked Peter to launch out into the deep for a great catch. Peter obeyed and caught a great multitude of fishes such that he had to call out to his partners to help him haul in the great catch (Luke 5:6-7). Now, he had toiled all-night and caught nothing. But suddenly he had so much, just because he decided to help the Master. What a miracle! What sacrifices have you made for the sake of the gospel? It could be your time, money, family, friends and
  76. 76. relationships you gave up, whatever it is, God hasn’t forgotten. Your blessing isn’t deferred until you get to heaven. It begins here on earth: “And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s, But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life. But many that are first shall be last; and the last first” (Mark 10:29-31). Peter didn’t receive his harvest of fishes in heaven, he got it on earth. Therefore, your reward isn’t far ahead; its closer than you think, be confidently assured that He’ll reward you in due time, for He doesn’t forget your labour of love! Prayer Dear heavenly Father, thank you for your Word that is working in my life mightily. Now I know that my services in the Kingdom are not in vain! Therefore with renewed vigour and commitment, I pledge myself today for greater service in the house of God, and passionately seek the expansion of your Kingdom, in Jesus’ Name. Amen. FURTHER STUDY Malachi 3:16; Matthew 10:42; Matthew 19:29 DAILY SCRIPTURE READING 1 Year Bible Luke 8:40-56 reading plan Joshua 7-9 Romans 5:12-21 2 Year Bible reading plan Psalm 103
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