Wednesday, 1 March 2017

For taking your time to study remain blessed THE GLORY OF TRUE CHRISTIANS THURSDAY MARCH 2 TEXT: JOHN 17:22-26 Key verse: “Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory” 1 Peter 1: 8 As believers on earth Christ has given us the glory His Father gave Him. Christ has given His followers glory in this present life. He has made us incomparable to other creatures in this life. Christian glory in this present life includes the following: Power of son ship; righteousness and holiness; Being the light in this dark world; Exceeding knowledge of the great God; Suffering for a just cause; Protection and ministration of angels; Anointing of the Holy Spirit. Christ returned to His original glory, the glory of His oneness with His Father, of His divinity, eternity, authority, love and the unsearchable glories as we shall see Him when He shall return to rapture the waiting, holy, spotless and blameless church. Beholding Christ’s glory is to be transformed in to His own glory. The future glory of believers include the following; Glorious resurrection body; Citizenship in the new heaven and the earth; The presence and comfort of God; The heavenly mansion and crowns; Being as heavenly angels; Eternal life and joys of God not yet known. What makes you a child of God is the obedience you show toward His word. Having come to Christ and His church, you must not display the disobedience common in the world. Disobedience is the common characteristic of sinners in the world. God is holy and has called you to holiness therefore, be obedient and holy in all aspects of life and relationship. The main duty of man is to fear the Lord, keep His commandments, obey His voice and serve Him. As you accept Jesus Christ into your life and become a child of God, obey Him fully from the beginning to the end. Obey whatever the Lord tells you. The obedience that God is expecting from us is not the partial obedience of sinners. These ones being in their sins have no power for sustained obedience in difficult times. Christ-like obedience comes from the heart. Thought for the day: . Beholding Christ glory is to be transformed into glory. Song for the day: Coming down down down (2x), the glory of the Lord is coming down. . . Bible reading for the day: Numbers 28-29; Mark 9:1-29 #horemow.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

For taking your time to study remain blessed. TESTIMONY OF SUPERNATURAL PROTECTION WEDNESDAY MARCH 1 TEXT: DEUTERONOMY 1: 26 – 29 Key verse: “Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;” Psalms 103: 4 The Lord delivered a State Coordinator of Horemow and his children from sudden death by averting what would have been a ghastly accident with a fully loaded cement trailer. He was driving on the express way, with his children in the car, but was completely unaware that a fully loaded trailer at top speed was just about to climb over his car and crush them. As he was driving along after negotiating a bend, he heard an audible voice telling him to look now into your rear mirror! As he did so, he saw, to his amazement that the trailer was just about to climb his car. Immediately and instinctively, he placed his feet flat on the accelerator pedal and the vehicle suddenly surged forward with incredible speed. Right in front of him on the other lane, another loaded trailer was coming at top speed, yet the trailer behind was closing in fast! Unfortunately, the road was narrow and there was a big gutter by the side of the road. At this time his children were shouting “Jesus! Jesus!” The Lord ministered to him to leave the road immediately, so he veered off the road towards the gutter, and miraculously scaled the gutter, only hitting the edge of the gutter with the back fender and bouncing on, but he later stopped. The trailer behind passed with great speed but later stopped. He came out and together with the children burst into a spontaneous praise session unto God. An eyewitness explained to him that the trailer behind was coming at top speed and wanted to overtake the Pastor at the bend, but was alarmed to see another trailer coming at top speed on the other lane. In order to avert a headlong collision of the two loaded trailers, the driver chose to return to his lane and crush the car he was to overtake! He explained that that sharp bend along the highway was a death trap and that he had witnessed a ghastly accident at that same spot involving a trailer a week before then. Truly our God neither sleeps nor slumbers. Thought for the day: Safe in the arms of Jesus Song for the day: Under the canopy (2X), Under the canopy of God, My Saviour will cover me… Bible reading for the day: Numbers 26-27 Mark 8:22-38 #horemow.

Monday, 27 February 2017

For taking your time to study remain blessed. WHERE WILL YOU SPEND ETERNITY? TUESDAY FEBRUARY 28 TEXT: PSALM 73:18-19, HEBREWS 12:14 Key verse: “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell” Mathew 10:28. Let us take a lesson today from the state of the damned. “As we continued walking with the Lord, I saw a very big column filled with worms. Around it was a slide made of red-hot metal. On this column there was a brightly lit billboard that could be seen from anywhere. The bill board read, ‘Welcome all liars and gossipers.’ This began their torment. I just want to tell you that Heaven and Hell are even more real than this physical world that we know. It is here where you decide what direction you want to go; to spend eternity with Jesus or to a burning hell. The Lord kept saying to us, ‘without holiness no man will see me, without holiness no man will see Me.’ As we continued, we saw thousands of people in torment. Whenever a soul saw the Lord, they tried to reach Him with their skinny hands. I noticed a woman that started to shout when she saw Jesus. She screamed, ‘Lord please, have mercy on me! Take me out of this place!’ She was totally naked and covered with mud. Her hair was all dirty and worms were slithering up and down her body. In the same manner of her sin, this woman was forced to fornicate in hell with a very disgusting and fat snake. The snake had huge thorns around its body, about 6-8 inches long. The snake penetrated her private parts and traveled up her body to her throat. When the snake entered her, she started to scream. She begged the Lord more intensely to take her out of that place, ‘Lord, I am here for fornication; I have been here for 7 years, since I died from AIDS. I had six lovers. And I am here for fornication.’ In hell she had to repeat her sin over and over. She tried to extend her hands toward the Lord, but the Lord just told her. “Blanca, it is too late for you. Worms shall be your bed, and worms shall cover you,” Isaiah 14:11. When the Lord said those words, a blanket of fire covered her, and I could no longer see her. ‘Women who are not first lawful wives are not in marriage but are in prostitution. Men who have married other women beside the legitimate wife of their youth are living in adultery. Thought for the day: Please decide what direction you want to go; with Jesus or to a burning hell. Song for the day: I have decided to follow Jesus (3x), no turning back, no turning back. Bible reading for the day: Numbers 21-25; Mark 7:14-37; 8:1-21 #horemow.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

For taking your time to study remain blessed. BE A THANKFUL WORSHIPPER MONDAY FEBRUARY 27 TEXT: LUKE 17:11-19 Key verse: “And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine?” Luke 17:17. It is common for men to display ingratitude over kindness received in life due to their impure heart and ignorance of life. On the contrary, God commands true Christians to be thankful to Him for everything and to their fellow men for any kindness they receive in word and deed. We shall consider cases in scripture where men manifested ingratitude, whereas the godly ones manifested gratitude. It is evil to respond with wickedness to an act of pure love! Ten lepers pleaded with Jesus to heal them. Jesus told them to go and show themselves to the priest. On the way they were healed. One returned to give thanks. The others did not. Jesus wondered at their ingratitude. What was responsible for this? They had unthankful hearts due to the presence of sin. May be they were unthankful by their tradition of pride, of having right to healings as Israelites. They were more interested in their health than the Healer. In 2Kings 4:8-17, the Shunamite woman showed great kindness to Prophet Elisha. Her love and care moved him to express thanksgiving from his heart. He called the woman to show his gratitude. He felt to acknowledge her good spirit and to make her know that he was reasonable enough to appreciate her for such kindness. He knew what good effect thanksgiving will have in the life of the woman. Elisha would feel guilty, if he did nothing to appreciate for her kindness. Elisha employed the power of God in his appreciation and she received her desired miracle. Pray for those that show you kindness. One of the ten lepers healed by Jesus returned to give thanks and to glorify God. He remembered the trauma of leprosy, the mercy he had received by God and the reality of the healing. He considered the restoration to his health, his usefulness to the human society and among others. He felt the Lord must be thanked and God be glorified. Let us always be thankful to God for all things and to be thankful to one another for acts of love and kindness that are being shown among us. Lord we are grateful, be glorified. Thought for the day: Develop the heart of thankfulness always. Song for the day: We are grateful O Lord (2x), for all You have done for us… Bible reading for the day: Numbers 18-20 Mark 7:1-13 #horemow.

Saturday, 25 February 2017

For taking your time to study remain blessed. FACE YOUR MOUNTAIN AND REMOVE IT SUNDAY FEBRUARY 26 TEXT: DEUTERONOMY 28:1-13 Key verse:“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 11:23. Patience, endurance and courage are very essential in life. A believer facing some difficulties in life will have to encourage himself. However, you need to examine well the matter you are passing through in order to know what you are expected to do about the problem. You may be waiting and enduring in your problem due to ignorance, fear, indecision or laziness. What is required is a right action to be taken. Arise for action and heaven shall support you and others will be blessed by you. Jesus revealed that believers are imparted with the power of victory over Satan and his evil kingdom, Luke 10;19. Jesus exhorted His disciples to faith in God and that a believer should face his mountain with the command of faith. Decree against your difficulties and God shall establish it.“ Call upon me in the day of trouble. In such time you may find yourself confused, afraid, in pains, threatened etc. All you need is to call upon God and He will give you a testimony called “Go forward” The enemies were pursuing the children of Israel. But God said they should ‘go forward.’ Lift up the rod of prayer and stretch the rod of faith over your problems and they shall part or depart from you in Jesus name. Very often we look to God, pray to Him and wait for our blessings from Him. This is a good thing to do. We need to be obedient to the word of God, fulfill what is required and we shall be blessed. When you obey God’s word, the promises and blessings of the word become yours. The blessings of giving; in tithes, in offering, in support for the gospel work, charity, love and kind gestures are great. Those who have found work to do must give attention to their work; spend time in their work, think through for new innovations, apply new ideas for improvement and expansion. Those who have not gotten work should look for it; ask, seek and knock for job opportunity before God and men. When you obey God’s word and practice righteousness, you will reap abundant reward, open doors and much more. Thought for the day: Arise, face your mountains and remove them out of your way, in Jesus name. Song for the day: In the word of God there is power, in the name of Jesus every knee shall bow… Bible reading for the day: Numbers 16-17 Mark 6:33-56 #horemow.

Friday, 24 February 2017

For taking your time to study remain blessed. GODLY RELATIONSHIP AND AN ACCEPTABLE SERVICE SATURDAY FEBRUARY 25 TEXT: MATTHEW 5:20–24 Key verse: “But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire” Matthew 5:22. The Lord has revealed the mind of God and the verdict of heaven on anger in our relationships. The Pharisees were only committed to external acts of worship but they were not concerned about the state of their hearts. The internal state of mind and attitude towards their fellowmen were not considered as essential to their worship of God. While their hearts burned with the fire of anger and hatred, they continued with their activities. Neither did they think of other sins that anger produces such as; hatred, malice, revenge, strife, contention, injustice, violence, slander, backbiting, provocation, murmuring, division, conspiracy, mischief, cruelty, oppression, obstinacy, covenant breaking, strained relationship and self-destruction. With any negative effects on relationship, a wife, a husband, a brother, a sister, an employer, an employee, a relative, a neighbor, a friend etc, may justly have an aught against us. Good relationship is necessary before God can accept your gifts, service or worship. If anyone worships God with zeal and great commitment, yet with anger, hatred and malice in the heart, our Lord has declared his worship to be worthless and his religion vain. It is more desirable to have the heart right with God and man than to perform mere outward acts of worship. If, therefore, a man has gone so far as to bring his gift to the very altar, and should remember that anyone has anything against him, it was his duty to leave his offering and go and be reconciled. While the unresolved matters remains, your gifts, worship or sacrifice cannot be acceptable. The gift we bring to God may appear great and significant while the offended brother or sister appears small and insignificant, yet restitution and reconciliation are necessary. The fault or blame may be on both sides, yet the one who remembers that his brother has aught against him is not excusable. To continue offering gifts and service without reconciling with your brother or sister will result to giving the sacrifice of fools. Acceptable worship or service is always offered from hearts void of offence. Thought for the day: Acceptable worship or service is always offered from hearts void of offence. Song for the day: I surrender all (2x) all to Thee my blessed Saviour, I surrender all… Bible reading for the day: Numbers 14-15 Mark 6:1-32 #horemow.