Saturday, 27 May 2017

Dunamis’ Daily Devotional May 28, 2017 by Pastor Paul Enenche - The Impact of Joy on Destiny Fulfilment

Topic: The Impact of Joy on Destiny Fulfilment [Sunday May 28, 2017]

Scripture: Then he said unto them Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the Lord is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10

Thought For The Day: Anywhere joy is in short supply, strength will also be in short supply.

The Scripture makes it clear that one reason God created us is to fulfil destiny. Everyone on earth is living to carry out a Divine assignment. However, Divine strength is needed to fulfil destiny. To be a weakling, therefore, is to forfeit your destiny.

Billy Graham’s daily devotional May 28, 2017 - Invest Your Talents

Topic: Invest Your Talents [Sunday May 28, 2017]

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above . . . — James 1:17

God, in His mercy and goodness, has endowed every man with certain gifts, talents, and capabilities. These are not to be used selfishly for our own profit, but for the glory of God and for the building of His kingdom. Our personalities, our intelligence, and our capabilities are gifts from His own bountiful hand. If we divert their use for our own profit, we become guilty of selfishness.

Winning Wisdom: How He Loves Us

Topic: How He Loves Us [Saturday, 27th May 2017]

This is my commandment, that ye love one another, as I have loved you. John 15:12

We’re all familiar with the commandment of love; new commandment given by Christ for us to love one another, as by this the world will know we are the disciples of Christ (John 13:35). Having this settled, the next question that arises is: how does Christ loves us? Well simple, He sacrificed Himself for us. John 15:13 says: “greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” That’s obvious, but that’s not all. Here are some practical ways He loved His disciples and in extension, us. Firstly, He took out time to explain things to them. In Matthew 13:36 scriptures say “then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.” After He told parables to the multitude, his disciples got to hear the meaning of such parables, and therefore they became better equipped to walk with them.

Joyce Meyer's daily devotional May 27 2017 – Stop Trying and Start Trusting

Topic: Stop Trying and Start Trusting [Saturday May 27, 2017]

[Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight. — Philippians 2:13

Most of us desire the good life God has planned for us, but we recognize areas in our lives that need to be changed. Many times you set out to make those changes, yet in spite of your best efforts, you seem powerless to make it happen.

Open Heavens 27 May 2017: Saturday daily devotional by Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Soul-Winning: A Mark Of Life

Topic – Soul-Winning: A Mark of Life [Saturday 27, May 2017]

Memorise: Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. – John 15:2

Read: John 15:1-6 (KJV)

1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.

Dele Sobowale: A Voice of Reason or a Voice of Treason?

By Undung Pam

Each time I read an article written by Dele Sobowale, and I have read more than a few, I often find myself asking, whose side is he on? What exactly is he talking about? Never have I read one man’s work filled with so much controversy, bickering, and misinformation like Sobowale’s. Is his real motive to spread angst by misinforming Nigerians and spreading half-truths? Is he one of those divide-and-conquer thinkers who love to spread lies and rumours often brandishing them as truth? I am led to think so.

DCLM Daily Manna May 27, 2017 by Pastor Kumuyi – Before Retribution

Topic: Before Retribution [Saturday May 27, 2017]

Text: Jeremiah 21:1-14

Key Verse: "And afterward, saith the LORD, I will deliver Zedekiah king of Judah, and his servants, and the people, and such as are left in this city from the pestilence, from the sword, and from the famine, into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and into the hand of their enemies, and into the hand of those that seek their life: and he shall smite them with the edge of the sword; he shall not spare them, neither have pity, nor have mercy." (Jeremiah 21:7)

The maxim, to every action there is a reaction, is not true only in scientific experiments. It holds true in every facet of life and in all generations. If you live all your life in sin without repentance, be prepared to reap the wages. And if by God’s grace you live a life of righteousness, expect the reward: eternity with the Lord in heaven. Pharaoh, king of Egypt, could have saved himself and his subjects all the agonies they passed through, if he had heeded God’s earlier warnings.

In today’s passage, we see the message of God to Zedekiah King of Judah. The entire nation had consistently and willfully sinned against the Lord. The King raised the bar of transgression when he refused to show the people the right path. God decided that they must go into captivity in Babylon. This message was delivered by Prophet Jeremiah, but the response was the persecution of the prophet by the king’s acolyte, Pashur the son of Immer. God’s word is unchanging. The more Judah resisted the message, the firmer it stood against them.

Those who felt they could circumvent the message, the Lord explicitly said, "he that abides in the city would die by the sword, famine and by the pestilence; and he that goes out and falls to the Chaldeans shall live; but his life shall be unto him for a prey." As believers, we must not harden our hearts when God speaks to us. Consistent disobedience will only lead to perdition. If Judah and her king had repented of their sins and called upon God for mercy, he would have abundantly pardoned. Today, you have the privilege of going to God in earnest supplication for grace that brings salvation. Remember, there is eternal banishment for all those who live and die in sin.

Thought for the day: He who spurns God’s entreaties, spins eternal destruction to himself.

Bible Reading in one Year: Zechariah 10-14

DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.

It's For A Purpose

Author: Emode Victor
A Promise For You From Bible Promises:

Topic: It's For A Purpose [27/05/2017]

But unto Hannah he gave a worthy portion; for he loved Hannah: but the LORD had shut up her womb. 1 Samuel 1:5. Read: Pro 13:12

Whenever something is going on (whether good or bad), one of the understanding God expects one to have is to find out God's purpose concerning such happening. Reason being that, nothing happens without the knowledge of God and without His permission (permission in the sense that, when He sees it, He overlooks). When you take time to find out God's purpose behind everything that happens to you, you will know what to do per time. For example, God purposely blocked Hannah's womb to give her Samuel the great prophet. In spite of the delay, she kept her faith alive, going to the house of the Lord year in year out.

Our Daily Bread Devotional, May 27, 2017 - Dysfunctional

Topic: Dysfunctional [Saturday May 27, 2017]

Read: Romans 3:10–26, Bible in a Year: 2 Chronicles 1–3; John 10:1–23

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23

The word dysfunctional is often used to describe individuals, families, relationships, organizations, and even governments. While functional means it’s in proper working order, dysfunctional is the opposite—it’s broken, not working properly, unable to do what it was designed to do.

Dunamis’ Daily Devotional May 27, 2017 by Pastor Paul Enenche - Good Packaging- Key to Global Relevance

Topic: Good Packaging- Key to Global Relevance [Saturday May 27, 2017]

Scripture: To one he gave five talents of money, to another two talents, and to another one talent, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. Matthew 25:15. NIV.

Thought For The Day: A Great potential that is bankrupt of excellence equals frustration.

It has been confirmed that God has wired everyone on earth with a unique set of potentials to fulfil a particular purpose on earth. (Matthew 25:14-15). However, you might have seen a person who though multi-talented is facing limitations in many areas of life. This is because potential alone is not enough for the fulfilment of destiny.

Andrew Wommack’s daily devotional May 27, 2017 - Petition Not Repetition

Topic: Petition Not Repetition [Saturday May 27, 2017]

Mark 8:24-25, "And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking. After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly."

Matthew 7:7-11; Mark 8:22-25

It was unusual for Jesus to inquire about the results of His ministry as He did in verse 23. It was even more unusual that Jesus laid hands on this man a second time. This is the only example in the New Testament where Jesus had to minister to any need more than once to affect a total healing.

Kenneth Copeland’s daily devotional May 27, 2017 - God Wants You Well

Topic: God Wants You Well [Saturday May 27, 2017]

If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee. - Exodus 15:26

Has the devil ever tried to put you under condemnation by telling you that it’s contrary to the principles of faith to use doctors and medicine when you need healing? If so, here are some encouraging words that I believe will help you put your heart at rest.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Billy Graham’s daily devotional May 27, 2017 - A Sacred Institution

Topic: A Sacred Institution [Saturday May 27, 2017]

Follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another. — Romans 14:19

The home is basically a sacred institution. The perfect marriage is the uniting of three persons–a man and a woman and God. This is what makes marriage holy. Faith in Christ is the most important of all principles in the building of a happy marriage and a successful home. The secret strength of a nation is found in the faith that abides in the hearts and homes of the country.

Joel and Victoria Osteen’s daily devotional May 26, 2017 – Really Alive

Today’s Scripture: "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." - (John 10:10, NIV)

Topic: Really Alive [Friday May 26, 2017]

A couple of years ago, I was watching the news when Captain Sullenberger successfully landed a jet airplane in the Hudson River. All 155 passengers survived. It’s known as “The Miracle on the Hudson.” A reporter asked one passenger what he thought about it all. He was soaking wet, freezing cold, a little bit frazzled, but he had this incredible glow about him, an excitement in his voice. I’ll never forget what he told the reporter, “I was alive before, but now I’m really alive.”

Hope For The Hopeless

Author: Emode Victor
A Promise For You From Bible Promises:

Topic: Hope For The Hopeless [26/05/2017]

For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion. Ecclesiastes 9:4. Read: Eccl 9:4-8

Our God is a merciful God who loves us with equal love. The Bible says in John 3:16, "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". He died for the world bringing hope to the hopeless. The world that has been under the bondage of Satan suddenly received an invitation to freedom. In Acts 10:38, Bible says, "How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him". He was purposely anointed to end all oppression from men. He renewed the widow of Nain's hope when He brought her dead son back to life.

David Abioye's Daily Devotional May 26, 2017 – Key To Rest

Topic: Key To Rest [Friday May 26, 2017]

“…And the people rested upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.” - 2 Chr 32:8

The key to rest in life is rest in the Word.

Rest of mind proceeds from rest in the Word.

Joyce Meyer's daily devotional May 26 2017 – Be a Believing Believer

Topic: Be a Believing Believer [Friday May 26, 2017]

Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says: Today, if you will hear His voice, do not harden your hearts, as [happened] in the rebellion [of Israel] and their provocation and embitterment [of Me] in the day of testing in the wilderness. — Hebrews 3:7-8

In Hebrews 3 we see two wrong conditions of the heart—a hard heart and an unbelieving heart. In the wilderness, a hard heart caused the Israelites to rebel. A person with a hard heart cannot believe God easily, which is a major problem because everything we receive from God comes through believing. To receive from Him, all we have to do is come to Him in simple, childlike faith and just believe.

Open Heavens 26 May 2017: Friday daily devotional by Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Stand Up For Something

Topic: Stand Up For Something [Friday 26, May 2017]

Memorise: So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. – Revelation 3:16

Read: Revelations 3:15-16 (KJV)

15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

4 Health Signs You Must Never Ignore

Our health is something we must take utmost care of, unfortunately, many times this isn’t always the case. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, shares 4 health signs from your body that you must never ignore.

Pain After Exercise

If you are someone who exercises (everyone should exercise by the way) and you realize that you feel significant pain after exercising, not just muscle soreness but long-term pain and swelling, you should never ignore this. This pain might indicate temporary muscle or bone damage that can become permanent. If you have constant pains after exercise, try cutting down your workouts, and be sure to apply ice to the painful area. If the pain persists, go see a physician.

Winning Wisdom: Keep Them

Topic: Keep Them [Friday, 26th May 2017]

While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. John 17:12

We all have a purpose in life, and our purposes are not for ourselves. The things we learn will amount to nothing if they die with us. That’s why it is always emphasized that we die empty and give all we have to those under sphere of influence. That is where true impact lies. To this end, there are certain persons God has placed us in charge of in the kingdom. Persons who look up to us,  who we are to influence their lives. The impression we make on these guys are what they’ll likely carry on for the rest of their lives, and it would end up shaping their thoughts, decisions and pattern of living.