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Seed Of Destiny Devotional 8 September 2018 – TOPIC: KEYS TO ACTIVATING FAITH

Seed Of Destiny Devotional 7 September 2018

TOPIC: KEYS TO ACTIVATING FAITH

SCRIPTURE: We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;

2 Corinthians 4:13

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: What you see out of God’s Word determines what you see out of life.

Seed Of Destiny Devotional 8 September 2018

Previously, we saw the results of faith; we saw that faith is the key that opens the door to the realm of all possibilities. We also saw that faith is the spiritual weapon for the uprooting of mountains and the levelling of obstacles, amongst others.

Having looked at the results of faith, it is very important to know how faith can be activated by the Christian.

Now, how is faith activated? Seed Of Destiny Devotional 8 September 2018
1. Receive Faith Instructions
This is the instruction of the Word; faith is activated by hearing the Word of God (Rom. 10:17); what you receive by instruction affects what you believe. The bankruptcy of God’s Word equals the bankruptcy of faith.

2. Access Word Revelation
Instruction precedes revelation. Faith comes by receiving the revelation of the Word of God. So, do not just stop at reading the Word, proceed in the Study of God’s Word until you see revelations out of the Word. Faith is fed by the revelation of God’s Word. What you see out of God’s Word determines what you see out of life (Psalm 119:18).

Seed Of Destiny Devotional 8 September 2018

3. Possess Heart Conviction. Seed Of Destiny Devotional 8 September 2018
Word information will lead into faith revelation; and faith revelation will lead to heart conviction. This is the realm of persuasion beyond confusion and dissuasion.

4. Release Faith-Based Declarations
The proof of faith is declaration. Instruction leads to the revelation; revelation leads to conviction and conviction leads to declaration. You don’t believe it until you have declared it (2 Corinthians 4:13). Seed Of Destiny Devotional 8 September 2018

Beloved, my counsel is, make up your mind to receive faith instructions, access word revelations, possess heart conviction and release faith declarations.

Remember this: What you see out of God’s Word determines what you see out of life. Seed Of Destiny Devotional 8 September 2018 – TOPIC: KEYS TO ACTIVATING FAITH ASSIGNMENTS:

1. Make up your mind to be diligent in the study of God’s Word.
2. Release faith-based declarations continually and consistently.

PRAYER: O Lord, I receive the grace to be diligent in the study of Your Word. Help me Lord to declare Your Word always in order to activate my faith, Lord in Jesus’ Name.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE FAITH-WAY OF LIFE.

AMAZING FACT: The human feet have 500,000 sweat glands and can produce more than a pint of sweat a day.

TODAY IN HISTORY: 8/09/1866 – The first recorded birth of sextuplets took place in Chicago, IL. The parents were James and Jennie Bushnell.

DAILY READING: Isaiah 1:1 to 2:22, 2 Corinthians 10:1 to 18, Psalm 52:1 to 9, Proverbs 22:26 to 27

QUOTE: Strong faith is a product of strong relationship. Culled from 15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL by Dr Paul Enenche.

DON’T FORGET TO ATTEND: The six over-flooded Destiny Recovery services by 6 am, 7:20 am, 8:40 am, 10 am, 11:20 am and 12:40 pm. Come with your friends and loved ones. Seed Of Destiny Devotional 8 September 2018 – TOPIC: KEYS TO ACTIVATING FAITH

PARENTAL PROPHETIC BLESSING: I decree the strength and wisdom of God on your life that will make you fulfill your purpose for living, in the Name of Jesus.–Dr Mrs Becky Enenche.

Open Heavens 8 September 2018 – TOPIC: A Godly Father

Open Heavens 8 September 2018

TOPIC: A Godly Father

Open Heavens 8 September 2018 Memorise: A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just. Proverb 13:22

Open Heavens 8 September 2018 Bible Reading: Genesis 12:6-8 and Isaiah 51:1-2

 

Open Heavens 8 September 2018

Open Heavens 8 September 2018 Message With Hymn And Prayer Points

It is clear from 3 John 1:2 that God’s plan is for you to prosper. Also, in John 10:10, Jesus Christ promised abundant life to all His followers.

Having prospered you, part of God’s expectations is that your children will be even more prosperous than you are. It is indeed a great blessing from the Lord when our children live better lives than ours. This is what God did in Abraham’s life. God said to him in Genesis 22:16-17:

“16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the Lord, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:

17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;”

Open Heavens 8 September 2018

In this proclamation, God did not only promise to bless Abraham, He also swore to multiply his seed. How marvellous! In Genesis 24:34-35, we begin to see the manifestation upon Abraham’s grandchildren waxed even stronger in wealth than Isaac. Even Esau, who was denied his father’s blessing of the firstborn, was so rich that he had 400 bodyguards in his service (Genesis 32:6). As for Jacob, Genesis 30:43 says:

And the man increased exceedingly, and had much cattle, and maidservants, and menservants, and camels, and asses. Open Heavens 8 September 2018 – TOPIC: A Godly Father

When it came to the turn of Abraham’s great grandchild, Joseph, he became de facto emperor of the then civilized world (Genesis 41: 40-44, Genesis 41:57). Open Heavens 8 September 2018

The secret of Abraham’s ever increasing multi-generational blessings lies in the fact that he laid a good foundation for it. For example, Abraham always built altars to the Lord, meaning he was a true worshiper of God (Genesis 14:18-20). Open Heavens 8 September 2018

Furthermore, Abraham paid first fruits in Isaac, whom he loved so much (Genesis 22:1-18), and in addition, he was a godly father, of whom God testified that He knew he would train his children in the fear and worship of the Lord (Genesis 18:17-19). Click to read – Open Heaven 7 September 2018

Beloved, for the sake of our descendants, I encourage you to be a godly parent. I assure you that our God is a covenant keeping God. For your sake, generations of children coming after you shall be mightily favoured, if you lay the foundation of godliness and the fear of the Lord in your family today.

Open Heavens 8 September 2018 Prayer Points:
Father, through the help of Your Holy Spirit, make me a godly parent in Jesus’ Name.

Open Heavens 8 September 2018 Hymn

Deeper, Deeper

1. Deeper, deeper in the love of Jesus
Daily let me go;
Higher, higher in the school of wisdom,
More of grace to know.
Chorus:
O deeper yet, I pray,
And higher every day,
And wiser, blessed Lord,
In Thy precious, holy Word.

Open Heavens 8 September 2018 – TOPIC: A Godly Father

2. Deeper, deeper, blessed Holy Spirit,
Take me deeper still,
Till my life is wholly lost in Jesus,
And His perfect will.

Chorus:

3. Deeper, deeper! though it cost hard trials,
Deeper let me go!
Rooted in the holy love of Jesus,
Let me fruitful grow.

Chorus:

4. Deeper, higher, every day in Jesus,
Till all conflict past,
Finds me conqu’ror, and in His own image
Perfected at last.

Chorus:

5. Deeper, deeper in the faith of Jesus,
Holy faith and true;
In His pow’r and soul exulting wisdom
Let me peace pursue.

Open Heavens 7 September 2018 – TOPIC: DO YOU KNOW JESUS?

Open Heavens 7 September 2018

TOPIC: DO YOU KNOW JESUS?

Open Heavens 7 September 2018 Memorise: And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man. Mathew 26:72

Open Heavens 7 September 2018 Bible Reading: Matthew 16:13-16 (KJV)

 

Open Heavens 7 September 2018

13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?

14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.

15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?

16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

Read: Mark 10:35-40 (KJV)

35 And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come unto him, saying, Master, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall desire.

Open Heavens 7 September 2018

36 And he said unto them, What would ye that I should do for you?

37 They said unto him, Grant unto us that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory.

38 But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask: can ye drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?

39 And they said unto him, We can. And Jesus said unto them, Ye shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized:

40 But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared.

Open Heavens 7 September 2018 Bible in one year: Psalm 132-138, Mark 3:31-4:20, Hymnal: sing hymn 15

Open Heavens 7 September 2018 Message With Hymn And Prayer Points
Please Click To Read – Prayer Points For Today’s Open Heaven 7 September 2018 – DO YOU KNOW JESUS?

As a believer in Christ who has obtained the saving knowledge of the Lord, you might consider the question we are reflecting on today to be elementary or irrelevant, but I encourage you to wisely give it some though.

This becomes even more necessary when you consider the fact that after months of being with Jesus day and night, He still turned around to His disciples and asked them in Matthew 16:15b:

“But whom say ye that I am”

In spite of their closeness to Him, the Lord did not assume that his disciples really knew Him. knowing Jesus is more than knowing Him as Saviour, Master or even Lord. After years of walking with the Lord, Paul still wrote in Philippians 3:10:

“That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

As I was growing up in faith, I wondered what else Paul wanted to know about Jesus that he had not known already. Now I know better that we may not be able to know Jesus to His fullness until we see Him in glory (1st Corinthians 13:12).

My prayer is that the measure of knowledge that will enable you to be with Him eternally will be given to you today in Jesus’ Name. Beloved, how much of the power of Jesus’ resurrection do you know?

To what extent do you think the power that resurrected Jesus Christ can work for, in and through you? How much of His suffering can you share and endure? Are you ready to be conformable to his death?

If Peter really knew Jesus he would not have argued with Him when He told him that he would deny Him thrice (Matthew 26:34-35). Do you now see the wisdom of Paul’s longing and prayer to know the Lord? It was their lack of a deep knowledge of Jesus that made two of His closest disciples makes the demand that they made in today’s Bible reading. No wonder Jesus said to them in Mark 10:38b:

“Ye know not what ye ask: can ye drink of the cup that I drink of? And be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?”

When Peter came face to face with the reality of what Jesus Christ told him, he realised how little he knew the Master (Matthew 26:75). I pray for you today that the grace to know Jesus the way you should know Him will be bestowed upon you today. Click to read – Open Heavens 8 September 2018

To know Christ is to know victory, and it is to know the resurrection, the truth and the life. Come to Him in humility today if you really want to know Him, as He invites you to come and learn of Him (Matthew 11:28-30).

Open Heavens 7 September 2018 PrayerPrayer Points For Today’s Open Heavens 7 September 2018 – DO YOU KNOW JESUS?

Father, help me to know Jesus and His power of resurrection, and as I get to know Him, let me be confronted to His image.

Open Heavens 7 September 2018 Hymn 15
NEARER MY GOD TO THEE
Nearer, my God, to Thee,

Nearer to Thee;

E’ en though it be a cross

That raiseth me,

Still all my song shall be

Nearer, my God, to Thee,

Nearer, my God, to Thee,

Nearer to Thee.

Though, like a wanderer

The sun gone down,

Darkness comes over me,

My rest a stone;

Yet in my dreams I’d be

Nearer, my God, to Thee

Nearer, my God, to Thee

Nearer to Thee.

There let me see the sight,

An open heaven;

All that thou sendest me,

In mercy given;

Angles to beckon me

Nearer, my God, to Thee

Nearer, my God, to Thee

Nearer to Thee

Then, with my walking thoughts

Bright with Thy praise,

Out of my stony griefs

Bethel I’ll raise,

So by my woes to be

Nearer, my God, to Thee,

Nearer, my God, to Thee,

Nearer to Thee

Seed Of Destiny 7 September 2018 – TOPIC: THE RESULTS OF FAITH

Seed Of Destiny 7 September 2018

TOPIC: THE RESULTS OF FAITH

SCRIPTURE: Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. Mark 9:23

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Faith is the key that opens the door to the realm of all possibilities.

Seed Of Destiny 7 September 2018

It has been established that Christianity and the Christian walk is centred on faith; that is, faith is Christianity and Christianity is faith. This is very important because no one can make any tangible progress in the Christian life if faith is not in place.

Furthermore, in order to appreciate the subject of faith, it is important to understand the results of faith in the life of a Christian.

Now, what are the results of faith in the life of a Christian? In other words, what will faith do in the life of a Christian when it is in place? Let me give you four of them: Seed Of Destiny 7 September 2018

1. Faith is the key that opens the door to the realm of all possibilities.
Faith is the cure for impossibilities; faith is the key to all possibilities (Mark 9:23).

2. Faith is the spiritual weapon for the uprooting of mountain and the levelling of obstacles.
Faith specialises in uprooting mountains and levelling obstacles (Mark 11:23).

3. Faith is the key of access to your inheritance in God. Seed Of Destiny 7 September 2018 – TOPIC: THE RESULTS OF FAITH
You can only possess what is yours in God by the weapon of faith (Hebrews 6:12).

4. Faith is the spiritual tool for supernatural creations, constructions, inventions and innovations.
Faith gives us the capacity to bring into existence what has never existed. Creation or production of things that had never before existed is made possible by faith (Hebrews 11:1-3).

Beloved, faith is key to every success in life; to have faith is to have positive results in life.

My counsel is, make up your mind to dare greater things by faith. Seed Of Destiny 7 September 2018

Remember this: Faith is the key that opens the door to the realm of all possibilities.

ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Make up your mind to confront any mountain in your life by faith.
2. Access your inheritance and dare what seems impossible by faith.

PRAYER: O Lord, I ask for the impartation of mountain-moving faith. I receive the grace to dare what seems impossible by faith for the advancement of Your Kingdom, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE FAITH-WAY OF LIFE.

AMAZING FACT: Three hundred million cells die in the human body every minute. Every day an adult produces 300 billion new cells.

TODAY IN HISTORY: 7/9/1986 – Desmond Tutu was the first black to be installed to lead the Anglican Church in southern Africa. Seed Of Destiny 7 September 2018 – TOPIC: THE RESULTS OF FAITH

DAILY READING: Song of Solomon 5:1 to 8:14, 2 Corinthians 9:1 to 15, Psalm 51: to 19, Proverbs 22:24 to 25

QUOTE: Keep that primitive faith. Contend for it. Do not adjust it. Do not amalgamate it, and do not mix it up. Keep it. The world is in need of the genuine. Culled from MAKING FULL PROOF OF MINISTRY by Dr Paul Enenche.

DON’T FORGET TO ATTEND: The Home Church tomorrow at the home church near you by 6:00pm. Come with your friends and loved ones. Seed Of Destiny 7 September 2018

Seed Of Destiny Today September 5th 2018 – TOPIC: UNDERSTANDING FAITH

Seed Of Destiny Today September 5th 2018

TOPIC: UNDERSTANDING FAITH

SCRIPTURE: Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1-2 (NIV)

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Faith is the spiritual force that translates unseen realities into visible materiality.

Seed Of Destiny Today September 5th 2018

It has been established that faith is very important in our Christian journey on earth; the quality of our Christian life is anchored on the quality of our faith. Therefore, it is very important to understand what faith is all about.

Now, what is faith?
1. Faith is the partnership of humanity with Divinity for the establishment of possibilities on the earth.
We say faith is at work when humanity comes into partnership with Divinity for the establishment of possibilities on the face of the earth.

2. Faith is a living force connected from the living Word of the living God to produce living proofs.
By faith, a person connects the living force from the living Word of the living God to produce living, undeniable and irresistible proofs.

Seed Of Destiny Today September 5th 2018

3. Faith is believing the incredible or the unbelievable, daring the unthinkable and doing the impossible.
A man of faith believes what other people cannot believe, dares what is not thinkable and does what is impossible. Seed Of Destiny Today September 5th 2018

4. Faith is the acceptance of scriptural responsibilities for the achievement of practical impossibilities.
A person of faith looks into scriptures and sees responsibilities or what God wants him to do, accepts those responsibilities and begins to do what God asks him to do which results in the achievement of unbelievable impossibilities.

5. Faith is the spiritual force that translates unseen realities into visible materiality.
Faith is the spiritual force for the translation of unseen realities into visible materiality.

Beloved, my counsel is, make up your life to live by faith; cultivate the life of faith in order to have a buoyant destiny on earth and make it to eternity in heaven.

Remember this: Faith is the spiritual force that translates unseen realities into visible materiality. Seed Of Destiny Today September 5th 2018 – TOPIC: UNDERSTANDING FAITH

ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Determine to search and accept scriptural responsibilities.
2. Do what you have found out from scriptures in order to see great results and manifestations in life.

PRAYER: O Lord, I ask for the grace to search and accept scriptural responsibilities. Help me to put Your Word into practice, Lord, in Jesus’ Name. Seed Of Destiny Today September 5th 2018

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE FAITH-WAY OF LIFE.

AMAZING FACT: The world’s fastest airplane is the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, flying at 2,193 miles per hour. It has held the record for nearly 40 years

TODAY IN HISTORY: 05/09/1953 – The first privately operated atomic reactor opened in Raleigh, NC. Seed Of Destiny Today September 5th 2018

DAILY READING: Ecclesiastes 10:1 to 12:14, 2 Corinthians 8:1 to 15, Psalm 49:1 to 20, Proverbs 22:20 to 21. Seed Of Destiny Today September 5th 2018 – TOPIC: UNDERSTANDING FAITH

QUOTE: To contend earnestly is to fight to maintain the sanctity of the faith. The kind of faith that yesterday’s generation handed to us, we must hand it to the next generation. Culled from ‘MAKING FULL PROOF OF MINISTRY’ by Dr Paul Enenche.

Open Heavens 4 September 2018 – TOPIC: BE SWIFT IN YOUR BUSINESS

Open Heavens 4 September 2018

TOPIC: BE SWIFT IN YOUR BUSINESS

Open Heavens 4 September 2018 Memorise: Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; Romans 12:11

Open Heavens 4 September 2018 Bible Reading: 1st Samuel 17:48-51 (KJV)

Open Heavens 4 September 2018

48 And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came, and drew nigh to meet David, that David hastened, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.

49 And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth.

50 So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David.

51 Therefore David ran, and stood upon the Philistine, and took his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his head therewith. And when the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they fled.

Open Heavens 4 September 2018

Open Heavens 4 September 2018 Bible in one year: Psalm 111-118, Mark 2:1-17, Hymnal: Sing hymn 4

Open Heavens 4 September 2018 Message With Hymn And Prayer Points

HWhen you critically study the life of our Lord, you will observe that He was a man swiftly went about accomplishing His mission (John 9:4). He went in such a hurry to finish His task (Matthew 17:17). Amazingly, the everlasting impact He made took just three and a half years to accomplish. Click To Read – Open Heavens 3 September 2018

If you want to be like your Master indeed, I encourage you to be diligent, not only in your service to God in the Church, but also in your job or business. Our Father in heaven is not slothful in carrying our His assignments. Speaking about the Father’s work ethic, Jesus in John 5:17b said:

“My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.”

The Holy Spirit admonition on our expected work standard in today’s memory verse is profound because it captures the three aspects of our being: body, soul and spirit. Our Christian experience must affect these three dimensions of our lives before we can say we are living according to God’s will for us.

Physically, we must be industrious in our day to day activities. Don’t be deceived into believing that once you are born again, manna will begin to fall from heaven to sustain you.

Open Heavens 4 September 2018
Remember that the rain of manna stopped immediately the children of Israel entered the Promised Land. They had to settle down to cultivate the land for a bumper harvest from God. However, pursuing your physical activities with vigour should not come at the expense of your spiritual life. in this regard, always have the words of Deuteronomy 8:18 at the back of your mind:

“But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.” Open Heavens 4 September 2018 – TOPIC: BE SWIFT IN YOUR BUSINESS

You need to learn some great lessons from David’s attitude in swiftly doing the needful in order to triumph over Goliath in today’s Bible reading. Beyond the fact that he was fervent in spirit, he was also physically alert in getting his job done. He did not allow the battle to meeting him standing still. 1st Samuel 17:48 tells us what he did:

“And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh to meet David, that David hasted, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.”

He quickly took the battle to the enemy on his own terms. The story gets even more interesting after Goliath fell. Observing that Goliath might have been knocked unconscious or might be feigning death, David ran to where he fell, climbed over him and cut off his head with Goliath’s own sword, putting an end to any hope of his resurgence. I prophesy over you today that your enemies will be totally decapitated and you will have complete peace in Jesus’ Name.

Open Heavens 3 September 2018 Prayer Point

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Open Heavens 4 September 2018 Sing hymn 4

TRUST AND OBEY
When we walk with the Lord in

the light of His Word,

What a glory He sheds on our

way!

While we do His good will, He

abides with us still,

And with all who will trust and

obey.

Chorus

Trust and obey, for there’s no other

Way

To be happy in Jesus, but to trust

and obey.

Not a shadow can rise, not a

cloud in the skies,

But His smile quickly drives it

away;

Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh

or a tear,

Can abide while we trust and

obey.

Not a burden we bear, not a

sorrow we share,

But our toil He doth richly

repay;

Not a grief or a loss, not a frown

or a cross,

But is blessed if we trust and

obey.

But we never can prove the

delights of His love

Until all on the alter we lay;

For the favor He shows, for the

Joy He bestows,

Are from them who will trust and

obey.

Then in fellowship sweet we

will sit at His feet,

Or we’ll walk by His side in the

way;

What He says we will do, where

Open Heavens 4 September 2018 – TOPIC: BE SWIFT IN YOUR BUSINESS

He sends we will go;

Never fear, only trust and obey.

Seed Of Destiny Devotional 4 September 2018 – TOPIC: GOD IS NOT A MAN TO LIE

Seed Of Destiny Devotional 4 September 2018

TOPIC: GOD IS NOT A MAN TO LIE

SCRIPTURE: God is not a man that he should lie; neither the son of man that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? Or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? Numbers 23:19

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: God is too truthful to lie, too reliable to reverse, too dependable to deceive and too faithful to fail.

Seed Of Destiny Devotional 4 September 2018

Lies and deceits are major elements of the decadent and fast degenerating system of the world. Most systems of the world are built on lies, deceits and falsehoods. We live in a generation where what most people say may appear true but are actually lies. Many business transactions and day-to-day activities of some people are based on falsehood or falsification of certain information.

However, it is important to know that we serve a God who is not a man to lie. Unlike man, God is too truthful to lie, too reliable to reverse, too dependable to deceive and too faithful to fail. Our God is a lie-less God. The lielessness of God also means the faithfulness of God.
Now, how do you experience the lie-less-ness of God? In other words, how do you see the manifestation of the truthfulness or faithfulness of God in your life? (Psalms 18:25).

Seed Of Destiny Devotional 4 September 2018

1. Be Sincere with God
If you want to experience the sincerity of God, you must be sincere with Him. You must be dependable; let God be able to know and predict you (Psalm 18:25). Seed Of Destiny Devotional 4 September 2018

2. Be Authentic as a Christian
Being authentic means refusal to be hypocritical. There are many fake people today. Do not be fake. Let people see the authenticity of God in your personal life even if they hate you.

3. Be Truthful in Word. Seed Of Destiny Devotional 4 September 2018. Do not say things that you don’t mean. To develop a high level of faith is to be a man of your words. You are truthful when you make promises and keep them.

My counsel is, mean what you say and always say what you mean; be authentic and sincere, both to God and to man.

Remember this: God is too truthful to lie, too reliable to reverse, too dependable to deceive and too faithful to fail.

ASSIGNMENTS: Seed Of Destiny Devotional 4 September 2018 – TOPIC: GOD IS NOT A MAN TO LIE
1. Make up your mind to be sincere with God.
2. Be an authentic Christian in word and in action.

PRAYER: O Lord, I ask that You forgive any area of lies, falsehood and deceit in my life. I receive the grace to be sincere, authentic and truthful in Word and in action, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: GOD IS NOT A MAN TO LIE.

AMAZING FACT: The world’s largest passenger plane is the Airbus A380. It is a double-decker four-engine jetliner. It made its first flight on April 27, 2005.

TODAY IN HISTORY: 04/09/1882 – Thomas Edison’s Pearl Street electric power station began operations in New York City. It was the first display of a practical electrical lighting system.

DAILY READING: Ecclesiastes 7:1 to 9:18, 2 Corinthians 7:8 to 16, Psalm 48:1 to 14, Proverbs 22:17 to 19. Seed Of Destiny Devotional 4 September 2018 – TOPIC: GOD IS NOT A MAN TO LIE

QUOTE: A lying tongue portrays a certain wrong realm of life – the realm of insincerity, and falsehood. Culled from ‘WHO ARE YOU?’ By Dr Paul Enenche.

DON’T FORGET TO ATTEND: The two power-packed communion services tomorrow by 4:45 pm and 6:30 pm. Come with your friends and loved ones. Seed Of Destiny Devotional 4 September 2018 – TOPIC: GOD IS NOT A MAN TO LIE

Open Heavens Devotional 3rd September 2018 – TOPIC: SACRIFICIAL SERVICE

Open Heavens Devotional 3rd September 2018

TOPIC: SACRIFICIAL SERVICE

Open Heaven 3 September 2018 Memorise: Then Paul answered, what mean ye to weep and to break mine heart? For I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus. Acts 21:13. See “Open Heavens 2 September 2018

Open Heaven 3 September 2018 Bible Reading: 2nd Samuel 23:14-17 (KJV)

Open Heavens Devotional 3rd September 2018

14 And David was then in an hold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem.
15 And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!

16 And the three mighty men brake through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem, that was by the gate, and took it, and brought it to David: nevertheless he would not drink thereof, but poured it out unto the Lord.

17 And he said, Be it far from me, O Lord, that I should do this: is not this the blood of the men that went in jeopardy of their lives? therefore he would not drink it. These things did these three mighty men.

Open Heaven 3 September 2018 Bible in one year: Psalm 107-110, Mark 1:21-45, Hymnal: Sing Hymn 12. Open Heavens Devotional 3rd September 2018

Open Heavens Devotional 3rd September 2018 Message With Hymn And Prayer Points

Do you know that if your service to God has not yet become sacrificial, you still have some very important heights to attain?

Open Heavens Devotional 3rd September 2018

Some people render service to with an aspect of their life that costs them nothing, while they reserve the most precious parts to themselves. The sacrificial service of Apostle Paul stood him out among his contemporaries. The story that led to the statement he made in today’s memory verse is a case in point.

It was not that Paul doubted the prophecy that announced he would be bound in Jerusalem; rather, the fear of bounds had no impact on him because his heart was set on doing the will of the Master. For this reason, the brethren just couldn’t persuade him against going to Jerusalem (Act 21:10-14).

Today’s Bible reading also narrates a story of sacrificial service. David fantasized aloud about drinking water from the well that was at the gate of Bethlehem, but which was blocked off by a stronghold of the Philistines there at that time.

Overhearing their master’s desire, three mighty men risked their lives and broke through the host of the Philistines to get their water for David. Being a warrior himself, David knew the risk involved in going into the camp of the enemy for whatever reason.

While he celebrated the bravery of the three mighty men, he refused to drink the water they brought because of the value he placed on these men who risked their lives to fulfil a personal longing of his. His heartfelt words are captured in 2nd Samuel 23:17

“And he said, Be it far from me, O LORD, that I should do this: is not this the blood of the men that went in jeopardy of their lives? Therefore he would not drink it….” Open Heavens Devotional 3rd September 2018

If these men could go to such great lengths for David, what level of sacrifice are you ready to make for your Master? When service becomes a sacrifice, only few people will continue to hold the fort. Nevertheless, the reward for sacrificial service is very substantial indeed.

The three men who jeopardize their lives for David were given top positions in his army. Here is the commendation and reward our Lord promises those who will step up the level of their service from ordinary to sacrificial:
“And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities. Luke 19:17. Open Heavens Devotional 3rd September 2018 – TOPIC: SACRIFICIAL SERVICE

I pray that God will grant you the grace to be faithful to the very end, and you will not miss your reward in heaven in Jesus’ Name. Open Heavens Devotional 3rd September 2018

Open Heavens Devotional 3rd September 2018 – Father, please grant me the grace to render sacrificial service to You in Jesus Name. Open Heavens Devotional 3rd September 2018 – TOPIC: SACRIFICIAL SERVICE

Open Heavens Devotional 3rd September 2018 Hymn 12
TAKE MY LIFE, AND LET IT BE

Take my life, and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee;
Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in ceaseless praise,
Let them flow in ceaseless praise.
Take my hands, and let them
move

At the impulse of Thy love;
Take my feet and let them be
Swift and beautiful for Thee,
Swift and beautiful for Thee.
Take my voice, and let me sing
Always, only, for my King;
Take my lips, and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee,
Filled with messages from Thee.
Take my sliver and my gold;
Not a mite would I withhold;
Take my intellect, and use
Every power as Thou shalt choose
Every power as Thou shalt choose.

Open Heavens Devotional 3rd September 2018 – TOPIC: SACRIFICIAL SERVICE

Take my will, and make it Thine;
It shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart; it is Thine own;
It shall be Thy royal throne,
It shall be Thy royal throne.
Take my love; my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet its treasure-store.
Take myself, and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee,
Ever, only, all for thee

Seed Of Destiny 3rd September 2018 By Dr Paul EnecheWHY THE CHRISTIAN LIFE IS IMPOSSIBLE WITHOUT FAITH

Seed Of Destiny 3rd September 2018 By Dr Paul Eneche

TOPIC: WHY THE CHRISTIAN LIFE IS IMPOSSIBLE WITHOUT FAITH

SCRIPTURE: But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Hebrews 11:6

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Without faith, disastrous falls are imminent or inescapable.

Seed Of Destiny 3rd September 2018 By Dr Paul Eneche

Previously, we saw that faith is a non-negotiable necessity for the Christian’s life and adventure on the face of the earth. This means, the Christian life is impossible without faith. When faith is out of place, Christianity is out of place, but when faith is intact, Christianity is intact.

Now, let me give you reasons why the Christian life or Christianity is impossible without faith:

a) We are saved by faith

We are saved by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8). Thus, without faith, salvation cannot be realized.

b) We are made whole by faith

We are healed, cleansed and made whole by faith (Matthew 9:22). So without faith, we remain unclean and prone to diverse satanic afflictions.

c) We live by faith

This means, without faith, death is inevitable for the just (Galatians 3:11).

Seed Of Destiny 3rd September 2018 By Dr Paul Eneche

d) We stand by faith

Faith is our stand in life and destiny; faith gives us a stand in life (Romans 11:20, 2 Corinthians 1:24). Without faith, disastrous falls are imminent or inescapable.

Now, if we are saved by faith, made whole by faith, live by faith, stand by faith, walk by faith, what can we do without faith? Nothing! Absolutely nothing!

My counsel is, make up your mind to cultivate a solid life of faith in God in order to have and maintain a solid Christian life.

Remember this: Without faith, disastrous falls are imminent or inescapable.

ASSIGNMENTS:

1. Make up your mind to deal with every form of doubt and unbelief in your life.

2. Determine to cultivate a solid life of faith. Seed Of Destiny 3rd September 2018 By Dr Paul Eneche

PRAYER: O Lord! I ask for the impartation of the spirit of faith (2 Corinthians 4:13). Help me Lord, to put absolute trust in You and in Your Word, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE FAITH-WAY OF LIFE.

AMAZING FACT: Airport control tower windows must be angled at precisely 15 degrees from vertical at the top to decrease reflections from both inside and outside the tower.

TODAY IN HISTORY: 03/09/1895 – The first professional football game was played in Latrobe, PA. The Latrobe YMCA defeated the Jeannette Athletic Club 12-0. Seed Of Destiny 3rd September 2018 By Dr Paul Eneche

DAILY READING: Ecclesiastes 4:1 to 6:12, 2 Corinthians 6:14 to 7:7, Psalm 47:1 to 9, Proverbs 22:16.

QUOTE: Your faith in God produces unbelievable results. Culled from 15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL by Dr Paul Enenche.

DON’T FORGET TO ATTEND: The Healing and Deliverance Service tomorrow by 9 am. Come with your friends and loved ones.

MONDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER, 2018

TOPIC: WHY THE CHRISTIAN LIFE IS IMPOSSIBLE WITHOUT FAITH

SCRIPTURE: But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Hebrews 11:6

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Without faith, disastrous falls are imminent or inescapable.

Previously, we saw that faith is a non-negotiable necessity for the Christian’s life and adventure on the face of the earth. This means, the Christian life is impossible without faith. When faith is out of place, Christianity is out of place, but when faith is intact, Christianity is intact.

Now, let me give you reasons why the Christian life or Christianity is impossible without faith:

a) We are saved by faith

We are saved by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8). Thus, without faith, salvation cannot be realized. Seed Of Destiny 3rd September 2018 By Dr Paul Eneche

b) We are made whole by faith

We are healed, cleansed and made whole by faith (Matthew 9:22). So without faith, we remain unclean and prone to diverse satanic afflictions.

c) We live by faith

This means, without faith, death is inevitable for the just (Galatians 3:11).

d) We stand by faith

Faith is our stand in life and destiny; faith gives us a stand in life (Romans 11:20, 2 Corinthians 1:24). Without faith, disastrous falls are imminent or inescapable.

Now, if we are saved by faith, made whole by faith, live by faith, stand by faith, walk by faith, what can we do without faith? Nothing! Absolutely nothing!

My counsel is, make up your mind to cultivate a solid life of faith in God in order to have and maintain a solid Christian life.

Remember this: Without faith, disastrous falls are imminent or inescapable.

ASSIGNMENTS:

1. Make up your mind to deal with every form of doubt and unbelief in your life.

2. Determine to cultivate a solid life of faith.

PRAYER: O Lord! I ask for the impartation of the spirit of faith (2 Corinthians 4:13). Help me Lord, to put absolute trust in You and in Your Word, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE FAITH-WAY OF LIFE.

AMAZING FACT: Airport control tower windows must be angled at precisely 15 degrees from vertical at the top to decrease reflections from both inside and outside the tower.

TODAY IN HISTORY: 03/09/1895 – The first professional football game was played in Latrobe, PA. The Latrobe YMCA defeated the Jeannette Athletic Club 12-0.

DAILY READING: Ecclesiastes 4:1 to 6:12, 2 Corinthians 6:14 to 7:7, Psalm 47:1 to 9, Proverbs 22:16.

QUOTE: Your faith in God produces unbelievable results. Culled from 15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL by Dr Paul Enenche. Seed Of Destiny 3rd September 2018 By Dr Paul EnecheWHY THE CHRISTIAN LIFE IS IMPOSSIBLE WITHOUT FAITH

DON’T FORGET TO ATTEND: The Healing and Deliverance Service tomorrow by 9 am. Come with your friends and loved ones.

Open Heavens 2 September 2018 – TOPIC: DO YOU HAVE UNLIMITED JOY?

OPEN HEAVES 2 SEPTEMBER 2018

TOPIC: DO YOU HAVE UNLIMITED JOY?

Open Heaven 2 September 2018 Memorise: And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you. John 16:22

Open Heavens 2 September 2018 Bible Reading: John 16:20-24 (KJV)

 

Open Heavens 2 September 2018

20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.

21 A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.

22 And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.

23 And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.

Open Heavens 2 September 2018

24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

Open Heavens 2 September 2018 Points Bible in one year: Psalm 105-106, Mark 1:1-20, Hymnal: Sing hymn 15

Open Heavens 2 September 2018 Message With Hymn And Prayer Points

It is one thing to have joy, and it is another thing to have unlimited joy. Walking in unlimited joy is the will of Jesus Christ for all His disciples, which is why He said to us in John 16:24:

“Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.”

Nothing gives unlimited joy as when a request is granted, particularly requests for things that matter most to a person. The question then is, why do our prayers sometimes go answered? as revealed in Isaiah 59:1-2, one answer to this question is sin. In that scripture, the Lord said:

“Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened that it cannot save;neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.” Click here to read – “Open Heavens 1 September 2018

This brings us to another question: why should a child of God struggle with sin, since we know it hinders prayers from being answered?

The answer to this question lies in the fact that many children of God do not have iniquity even though they love righteousness. One way or another they assist and encourage iniquity. Another reason why our prayers go unanswered is revealed in James 4:3:

“Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.”

Open Heavens 2 September 2018 – TOPIC: DO YOU HAVE UNLIMITED JOY?

Based on this scripture, you may want to also ask, how can I avoid praying amiss? In answer to this, I John 5:14 says:

“And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask anything  according to his will, he heareth us:

We must pray according to God’s will in order to receive the answer to our requests or petitions. Nothing gives me joy as praying for sinners to be saved and seeing them confess to the saving grace of God.

My moments of joy are those moments when those afflicted by the power of darkness are delivered after we have prayed for them at our meetings. The disciples shared in this unlimited joy when they returned from the missionary trip them Master sent them on. Open Heavens 2 September 2018

The Bible says that they came back rejoicing, not because they were given gifts, clothes, houses or csars, but because they ministered deliverance to the oppressed and their prayers were answered (Luke 10:17). However, in Luke 10:20, our Lord recommended what should be the greatest source of unlimited joy to us, saying:

“Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.”

Do you have this unlimited joy?

Open Heavens 2 September 2018 Prayer Point

Father, Please let me begin to experience unlimited joy from today, in Jesus’ Name.

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Sing hymn 15

NEARER MY GOD TO THEE

Nearer, my God, to Thee,

Nearer to Thee;

 

E’ en though it be a cross

That raiseth me,

Still all my song shall be

Nearer, my God, to Thee,

Nearer, my God, to Thee,

Nearer to Thee.

Though, like a wanderer

The sun gone down,

Darkness comes over me,

My rest a stone;

Yet in my dreams I’d be

Nearer, my God, to Thee

Nearer, my God, to Thee

Nearer to Thee.

There let me see the sight,

An open heaven;

All that thou sendest me,

In mercy given;

Angles to beckon me

Nearer, my God, to Thee

Nearer, my God, to Thee

Nearer to Thee

Then, with my walking thoughts

Bright with Thy praise,

Out of my stony griefs

Bethel I’ll raise,

So by my woes to be

Nearer, my God, to Thee,

Nearer, my God, to Thee,

Nearer to Thee