Thursday, 27 October 2016
Today’s Scripture: “...he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike.” - (Matthew 5:45, NLT)
Topic: In the Midst of the Storm [October 27, 2016]
We all have opportunities to get upset and live stressed out. The storms of life come to every person. No matter how good a person you are, you’re going to have some “rain” in your life. When these storms come, a lot people use their faith to try to control their circumstances. But I’ve found it’s better to use my faith to control myself in the midst of my circumstances. I know that if I can just remain stable in the storms of life and stay in peace, that’s what allows God to act on my behalf.
Topic: A Heart of Obedience [October 27, 2016]
But thank God, though you were once slaves of sin, you have become obedient with all your heart to the standard of teaching in which you were instructed and to which you were committed - Romans 6:17
Paul wrote that the believers in Rome were obedient with all their heart. This was important because it is possible to have halfhearted obedience—to be reluctantly obedient in behavior, but not be joyfully obedient with all your heart.
Written by the Editorial Board of The Guardian Newspaper
Nigerian state is, with scientific and statistical precision, in recess after six months of consecutive negative records (two quarters) in Gross Domestic Product (GDP). It cannot be denied that the present Nigeria’s economic explosion is a “cyclical burst”, which origin is traceable to the “missing gap” or “failed wisdom” during the period of “boom cycle”. Neither is it a sudden explosion when the National Bureau of Statistics is there to release quarterly economic reports on the direction and health of the economy.
Open Heavens 27 October 2016: Thursday daily devotional by Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Cost of Discipleship
Topic: Cost of Discipleship [Thursday 27, October 2016]
Memorise: And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. – Luke 14:27
Read: Luke 14:25-27 (KJV)
25 And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them,
Topic: Divinely Protected [October 27, 2016]
Text: 2 Kings 6:8-12
Key Verse: "And one of his servants said, None, my lord, O king: but Elisha, the prophet that is in Israel, telleth the king of Israel the words that thou speakest in thy bedchamber" (2 Kings 6:12).
Testimonies abound of God's divine intervention in the lives of people through the prayer ministration and words of prophesy by genuine men of God. Many have testified of how they were restrained from embarking on a journey or taking certain decisions through the utterances of these generals of God.
Topic: Don't Depend on Guesswork [October 27, 2016]
Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not. - Jeremiah 33:3
Who do you turn to when you need help, when you need an important answer to an important question? Do you ask God first?
Topic: True Colors [October 27, 2016]
God carefully watches the goings on of all mankind . . . — Job 34:21 (TLB)
There is an old story that tells about a pig. . . . The farmer brought the pig into the house. He gave him a bath, polished his hooves, put some Chanel No. 5 on him, put a ribbon around his neck, and put him in the living room. The pig looked fine. He made a nice and companionable pet for a few minutes. But as soon as the door was opened, the pig left the living room and jumped into the first mud puddle that he could find. Why? Because he was still a pig at heart. His nature had not been changed. He had changed outwardly but not inwardly. . . .
Topic: Stage by Stage [October 27, 2016]
Read: Numbers 33:1–15, 36–37, Bible in a Year: Jeremiah 12–14; 2 Timothy 1
At the Lord's command Moses recorded the stages in their journey. Numbers 33:2
Numbers 33 is a chapter in the Bible we might pass by without reflection. It appears to be nothing more than a long list of places tracing Israel's pilgrimage from Rameses in Egypt to their arrival in the plains of Moab. But it must be important because it’s the only section in Numbers that follows with the words: “At the Lord’s command Moses recorded . . .” (v. 2).
|Author: Ese Dave|
Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee. Mark 10:28
Sometimes, we, like Peter did in our text, tell the Lord, "Lord I have left all, and followed you. What's in it for me?" Is it wrong to ask this question? From the response of Jesus, which we are going to see, no, it is not wrong. It is a valid question. We need to know what is in it for us as we follow Jesus. God is delighted to let us know, so that we can explore all that is in it for us to the fullest. Jesus said to his followers in Luke 12:32 - "fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom."
|Author: Emode Victor|
Topic: He Knows Your Street [27/10/2016]
For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. 2 Chronicles 16:9a. Read: Acts 9:10-12
When some people are going through tough times, you hear them asking God questions through their prayers, "God where are you, can't you see what I'm going through?" Some other people would say, "If indeed God sees and knows, why would He allow this thing to happen to me?" God is Omniscience,God that knows and sees all things because His eyes are upon the earth and all things are naked before Him.
The Senate on Wednesday said it had suspended its plan to amend the Act establishing the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board.
This comes barely two weeks after it announced the plan to amend the Act.
According to the Senate, the move was suspended to allow for adequate consultation with stakeholders.
Mr Hodonu Daniel, the Facility Manager, First Storey Building in Nigeria, located in Badagry, Lagos State, says that 1,800 visitors have been there in the last nine months.
Daniel told newsmen on Wednesday in Lagos that visits to the structure, now 170 years, were made between January and September.
The Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Isha’aq Oloyede, has said that the bill seeking to validate the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for three years will do more harm than good.
Oloyede said this when he received a delegation of the Senate Committee on Education in his office in Bwari, FCT, on Wednesday.
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, called on all well-meaning Nigerians to reject President Muhammadu Buhari’s planned external borrowing of $29.960 billion, asking him to first explain what his administration has done with the so called ‘recovered looted funds’ and how far the 2016 Budget is fairing.”
In a statement signed by Dayo Adeyeye, PDP National Publicity Secretary, the party accused the Buhari government of lack of transparency and called on him to itemize what he intends to finance with this proposed borrowing.
Wednesday, 26 October 2016
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it will update Nigerians on developments concerning Reuben Abati, former spokesman to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, who is currently in its custody.
The anti-graft agency said the brilliant journalist had been cooperating with it.
Bijou Abiola is a successful Fashion Buyer who is known for bringing the best of apparel to retail stores in the USA. She has worked directly with several top brands and designers such as Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, Miss Selfridge and BCBG.
|Author: Emode Victor|
Topic: Jesus's Replica. Pt Three [26/10/2016]
And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits. Daniel 11:32. Read: Jn 15:1-5
Finally on this series, it takes only those that know their God that can do exploits in this world. If you are not informed, you will be deformed, also if you are not well connected in this world, you won't have much done or accomplished. But when you are well connected with the Lord through intimate relationship, He will connect you to the right people. Jesus said in John 15:5 "I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing". To abide is to be connected to Him and Paul knowing this said in Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me".
Today’s Scripture: "Now the earth was formless and empty…and God said, 'Let there be light,' and there was light." - Genesis 1:2-3, NIV
Topic: Something Out of Nothing [October 26, 2016]
Do you need a miracle in your life for something that seems impossible? With man it may be, but we serve the all-powerful God, and He can create something out of nothing! He can make a way when there seems to be no way and open doors that seemed closed forever!
Topic: When It’s Time for Something New [October 26, 2016]
To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven. - Ecclesiastes 3:1
When what you are doing no longer gives you joy—when there is no life in it for you anymore— that is a strong indication that God is finished with whatever He was doing through you. Prayer will help you find out if God is leading you to make changes.
Written by the Editorial Board of The Guardian Newspaper
The First Lady, Aisha Buhari’s recent interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in which she discussed the role of a shadowy ‘kitchen cabinet’ fingered to have influenced presidential policy and appointments should be hailed as an act of courage in these times. Expectedly, the unusual news interview has elicited a groundswell of opinions from members of the public. While some have said that she has no role in governance, let alone politics of the ruling party, others have praised her audacity to speak about issues that have also raised hushed discussions in the society. Her comments on party politics and governance generally should be seen as illuminating.