Monday, 16 January 2017
For taking your time to study remain blessed. HOLINESS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS TUESDAY JANUARY 17 TEXT: 1 THESSALONIANS 2:10-13 Key verse: “And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and towards men” Acts 24:16. One of the often quoted scripture when Holiness is mention is in Hebrews 12:14, Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord. Some still believe that no one can be holy. They do not understand the full implication of scriptures that exhort on living in holiness and righteousness. How will you appear before Heaven and discover that you still have a little sin in you which will hinder you entrance into the kingdom of God? It is possible to live holy all the days of your life. In 1Thesslonians 2:10, Ye are witnesses and God also, how holy and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe. Let us take our holiness to the level of God’s approval so He can confidently say you are righteous and holy. God approved Daniel, Job, Noah, Enoch and their righteousness. Job 1: 8, And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? Let God and those around you give the approval. Do not take any accusation against you lightly; you may be playing with your life. Jesus Christ died for the church; that He might get it to himself without spot or wrinkle and any such thing? Be ye perfect, even as your Father who is in Heaven is perfect. Make it a purpose of heart and duty to live without blame. You have to make it a daily plan that when you wake up, you will not sin. Do not forget that Divine camera is on you. We believe you will not want God to find you with any faults. Thank God, He is faithful and is not looking for how to destroy you. His aim is to save you because this is not yet the time of destruction. This is the time of salvation. God is Holiness; He is the one reviving the people and He is doing it worldwide. Remove those things from your life and let us serve God in righteousness and holiness. Holiness and righteousness in daily living can be achieved by sound devotional life and meditation on God’s word and commitment to personal prayer. Thought for the day: Without holiness no man shall see the Lord. Song for the day: Holiness is the beauty of believer, Lord I want to be holy, Lord I want to be holy.. Bible reading for the day: Genesis 41; Matthew 13:1-32 #horemow.
Sunday, 15 January 2017
For taking your time to study remain blessed. PRAY FOR MINISTERS OF THE GOSPEL MONDAY JANUARY 16 TEXT: 1TIMOTHY 2: 1-4 Key verse: “Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the LORD in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach you the good and the right way” 1 Samuel 12:23. Ministers need to be prayed for according to the will of God. Pray for your leaders that God may give them sufficient grace and wisdom for their work. Satan exerts great force against them to cause them to sin, go into error, compromise and backsliding to the hurt of those they lead. Pray for their continual victory and success in leadership. Hebrews 13:17-18 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you. Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly. Leaders are men like you that can be frightened, discouraged, or fail. When they perform well they want to be assessed and to know whether others recognize and appreciate their labour, hence commend them. They can be sick, poor, bereaved, or attacked. Hence comfort, protect and provide for them. Love them. Give them good counsel. Give them good Christian materials. Give them material gifts. Let them be paid well to encourage them in the work. To support the ministry of an ungodly and backslider leader is to partake in his evil deeds and suffer the same Divine judgment. To support them is to promote their evil deeds against God and men. You and your resources belong to God and are to support His true course and faithful ministers. Do not strengthen the hand of Satan and his evil men against God and humanity. Know that God will use other Christian leaders to bless you. The leader of the church is God himself, He calls men to work with Him in the work of saving men from sin, nourishing them, preserving them in righteousness and holiness and preparing them for eternal life through the word of God. He gives ministerial calling and spiritual gifts to men for this purpose. You can only submit the spiritual care of your precious soul to a leader who is a true disciple of Christ and not a wolf in sheep's clothing. Thought for the day: Be led by the Lord so as not to support a backslider or an ungodly minister. Song for the day: Holy Spirit, move me now, make my life whole again…. Bible reading for the day: Genesis 38-40; Matthew 12:22-50 #horemow.
Saturday, 14 January 2017
For taking your time to study remain blessed. THE WORD OF GOD SUNDAY JANUARY 15 TEXT: JEREMIAH 28:15-17, REVELATION 22:18-19 Key verse: “Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him” Proverb 30:5. Every word of God is pure, free from any mixture of error and falsehood. Every of its promises, doctrine, commandment, and prophecy is pure; every one of them is free from the mixtures and inventions of men. Our attitude while reading or hearing God’s word depends on whether or not you accept it as the infallible verdict of God, full and final in its declarations. God’s word is supreme to all the opinions and ideologies of men. Any addition or subtraction contaminates its declared purity and opens the way to errors and corruptions. The scripture retains its life-changing face and mighty power only when preached and believed in its pure, unadulterated form. As gold loses some value when mixed with dross so the word of God becomes of none effect, powerless to save anyone when mixed with the cheap, private interpretations of men. We must beware of the danger of adding or taking away from the word of God. Most of the corruptions of the sacred scriptures have been caused by those who have professed some form of Christianity. Infidels have but little interest in attempting such changes and even if they tried they would not wield enough influence to make their errors received by the church. The most solemn of expressions are employed in warning believers against adding or taking away from the scriptures. “But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned….” The secret of preventing any deviation from scriptures is steadfastness in studying and obeying it. Continuation is the sure antidote to corruption, deliberate, disciplined and daily intake of God’s word has been a source of spiritual strength and succor to generations of Christians. Commitment to the scriptures means that we read it prayerfully, meditate on it patiently, pray on it perseveringly, and obey it in totality. We must not only rejoice in the promises but also tremble under the judgments and hasten to obey the commandments. Thought for the day: Tremble under the judgments of the scripture and hasten to obey. Song for the day: Forever, O Lord, Thy word is settled in heaven, it is settled in heaven… Bible reading for the day: Genesis 36-37; Matthew 12:1-21 #horemow.
Friday, 13 January 2017
For taking your time to study remain blessed. THE DIGNITY OF THE WOMAN SATURDAY JANUARY 14 TEXT: GENESIS 1:27-31 Key verse: “Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands” Proverbs 14:1. The woman was created together with the man by God for His pleasure and to fulfill His Divine purpose. Both the woman and the man are to enjoy the glory of God in their lives. But iniquity caused the glory of God to depart from her as well as from the man. Through the sacrificial death of Jesus, any woman who believes in Christ enjoys restoration to God’s glory and regains the dignity of womanhood. God’s ways and works are perfect. Whatsoever He makes, He makes it perfectly. He created the woman good, perfect and built in glorious qualities into her that made her dignified, these include the following; God made her a good thing, She was made an object of love to man, She was made a person of honour and dignity, She is prudent and wise, She was made virtuous, she was made peaceful and faithful, To crown it all, she was made to serve the Lord. Surely, the woman God made was glorious and of dignity. God had a vision and a purpose for creating the man and the woman. The woman was created after the man to be a partner to the man. The partnership of the woman to the man was; In dominion over the earth, In procreation to fill the earth through child bearing, In worship of God, In Divine service. We can see that the woman is truly not inferior to man in creation. She was a suitable peer to him. Neither man nor the woman should look at the woman as inferior to man. We see through scripture right from the beginning that the woman was powerful in influence. Her beauty, softness, power of speech and attitude can break into any man and make them yield. The devil discovered this and used it for the fall of man. But the godly woman can use this special nature to influence men and the society in godliness, peace and prosperity. Woman, God wants you to return to the original state He made you and put on His glory and the dignity of womanhood. Sin has caused the woman to be depraved today and to be sidelined by man, but God wants to restore you through Jesus Christ. Work hard to be different from the worldly women. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, live godly, holy, righteous and you shall be saved. Thought for the day: Work hard to be different from the worldly women Song for the day: Holiness is the beauty of believer, Lord I want to be Holy… Bible reading for the day: Genesis 33-35; Matthew 11 #horemow.
Thursday, 12 January 2017
For taking your time to study remain blessed. A TESTIMONY OF HEAVEN AND HELL FRIDAY JANUARY 13 TEXT: EXODUS 35:4, 5, 20-35 Key verse: “He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse” Proverbs 28:27. The following is an excerpt from Pastor Yong Park’s testimony of near death experience: “My beloved brethren, I was a conservative Presbyterian pastor who ignored such testimonies as this. But now I must witness and testify to you what I have seen. Please, do not hesitate to live a holy life. Avoid this miserable torment and judgment of hell. Do not live for your flesh; submit to Jesus Christ. IN HEAVEN, the angel escorted me to the place where the saints lived in nice homes. This is where the saints who have evangelized much lives within the Korean believers, there was a lay believer who has a large home. This lay believer had built many churches with his possessions. He had given three bags of rice to the poor. He secretly helped thousands of pastors and leaders financially. He helped students studying theology or in Bible schools with their tuition fees. He had also taken an aged pastor into his own house and took care of him. His own church had kicked him out. IN HELL, I saw the demons piercing and stabbing the stomachs of the people with sickles. Their screams were unbearable to me. I asked my escort angels, what did these people do when they were alive on earth? I was told: These people had jobs, houses, and families, but THEY DID NOT GIVE TO GOD. They did not help the poor, churches and godly ministries. They were very stingy and greedy. They saw the poor and needy and ignored them. They did not care for the poor. They only cared for themselves and their family. They had a comfortable life, well fed and well clothed. Their bellies were full of greed that is why their stomachs are now being pierced by demons. It was a frightening scene. When I revived on the earth, after witnessing such a scene, I gave all of my money and possessions to others.” Salvation cannot be earned with money and property. It is by faith. Hell is an unbearable and miserable place of eternal torment! Use your money, possession, riches and wealth well, according to Bible prescription and you will not go to hell. They will rather give you honour and glory in heaven. Thought for the day: God loves a cheerful giver. Song for the day: Give, it shall be given unto you, good measure shaken together and running over Bible reading for the day: Genesis 29-30; Matthew 10:1-23 #horemow.
Wednesday, 11 January 2017
For taking your time to study remain blessed. DON’T PRAY FOR YOUR ENEMIES TO DIE THURSDAY JANUARY 12 TEXT: LUKE 9: 54-56 Key verse: “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved” John 3:17. There are those who pray that God should kill their enemies. They desire all their human enemies, all witches and wizards to die, to be judged and killed. Some quote a passage in the Old Testament which says, Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. Exodus 22:18. This command was to Israel, a nation of God and not to the church which is a small segment of people living in the world filled with all types of sinners. Jesus showed clearly that this command should not be adopted by New Testament believers. The Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery to Jesus and demanded that she be stoned to death according to the law, Jesus said, he that was without sin among them should be the first to cast a stone at her, John 8:1-12. Jesus showed here that all sins are equal before God. If we must target our prayers at witches and wizards for their death, then we must equally target our prayers at liars, angry men and women, fornicators, adulterers, seducers, thieves, envious men and women, stubborn children, etc to die. God will not answer such prayer, because it is not according to His will. If such human beings actually die it is not God who killed them in answer to such prayers, but Satan, and God will require the blood of that person killed from the hands of the one that invited Satan into action through ungodly prayers. Why are you interested in cursing a human being God made in His image? Why are you interested in destroying eternal souls of men in everlasting hell? Why are you interested in depriving the souls of men from the privilege of repentance in this life? Should a man die because he affected your physical body, finances, or material things of this life? Many Christians and ministers of God decree evil upon the lives of men and rejoice when these come to pass, thinking God has justified their word and answered their prayers. For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. Those who curse their fellow men and destroy the precious souls of men shall be judged as wicked ones and murderers Thought for the day: Ask God for grace to love your enemies and pray for them. Song for the day: Lord I want to be like Jesus in my heart (2x), in my heart (4x)… Bible reading for the day: Genesis 29-30; Matthew 10:1-23 #horemow.
Tuesday, 10 January 2017
For taking your time to study remain blessed. FACTS TO BE UNDERSTOOD ON REVELATION MESSAGES WEDNESDAY JANUARY 11 TEXT: NUMBERS 12: 4-8. Key verse: "To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them" Isaiah 8:20. God has given revelations to many in our days and He is still in the business of doing that. The choice of these messengers is His sovereign will. Some of these revelations are written in books for all to read and some are shared verbally. There are scriptural facts to be understood on these revelation messages. They follow the pattern of scriptural revelations in the Holy Bible. Some are given in plain, simple and direct language, while some are given in pictorial language and figures of speech. The recipient of the revelation may be an ignorant person whose understanding is unfruitful, hence, he may not be capable to interpret the revelation received. Except God gives the grace of interpretation to the recipient, the service of another person gifted and called by God will be required to interpret the message since some of those who receive revelations are children, unbelievers and new converts. A sound knowledge of the Bible is required for correct interpretation of a revelation message. Divine revelation or prophesying must not be despised by believers. Apart from normal preaching and teaching from the scriptures, the Lord also uses this means to edify, exhort and comfort His children, and by this means also, He warns both saints and sinners of the danger of sin and the eternal judgment of hell fire. Revelation of Heaven and hell fire by the Holy Spirit of God is opening the eyes of God’s children to Biblical truth and to deliver the saints from the wicked hands of Satan and false prophets. Divine revelations are not superior to the written word of God. The scripture is the instrument of ascertaining whether a revelation is from the Holy Spirit or not, sound knowledge of the Bible is required. Revelations that are according to the word and spirit of the scripture, exalt Jesus, promote righteousness and holiness and do not violate any scriptural landmarks. Thought for the day: Use the scripture to ascertain whether a Revelation is from the Holy Spirit or not. Song for the day: God is God, God is no man3x He will do it again. Bible reading for the day: Genesis 27-28; Matthew 9:18-38 #Horemow.