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MAKE UP YOUR MIND FOR EXCELLENCE.
SATURDAY, APRIL 30TH, 2022.

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven_ (Matthew 5:16)

In our opening verse, the Lord Jesus instructs to let your light so shine that men may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. The word “good” here refers to something eminent, choice, surpassing, precious, useful, suitable, commendable, admirable—something excellent in its nature and characteristics, and therefore well-adapted to its ends.

This means that when you, as a child of God, commit to always executing your tasks and projects with excellence, your light will so shine before men that they’ll see your good works. Your good works will speak for you and men won’t be able to ignore you. God wants to deliver the world into the hands of His children who have been trained to walk in excellence; those who’ll go the extra length to deliver the best results. Does that describe you?

It’s time you appraised yourself and made the conscious choice to be the best at what you do. Reject half measures. Do excellent things. Excellence can’t be ignored. It reminds of what the Bible says in Proverbs 22:29: “Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.” When you have an excellent mind and do excellent things, you won’t take a back seat to anyone.

Excellence is for those who make a choice to do excellent things as a personal policy. Imagine it was revealed that an airline cut corners in their fleet maintenance and their pilots habitually skipped preflight checks, you wouldn’t want to board any of their planes. It’s for the same reason that you must refuse to cut corners or accept half measures in anything you do. It doesn’t matter whether or not someone would notice; just make the right choice for excellence and run with it.

CONFESSION:
I have an excellent spirit and an excellent mind, and I do excellent things. The Spirit of God in me has given me extraordinary amplitude of comprehension and sagacity. I have keen mental discernment and excellent judgment. Therefore, I pay attention to details and execute excellently in every endeavour, to the glory of God! Hallelujah!

FURTHER STUDY:
Daniel 2:48 Then the king made Daniel a great man, and gave him many great gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon, and chief of the governors over all the wise men of Babylon.

Daniel 6:3 Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm.

Daniel 5:12 Forasmuch as an excellent spirit, and knowledge, and understanding, interpreting of dreams, and shewing of hard sentences, and dissolving of doubts, were found in the same Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar: now let Daniel be called, and he will shew the interpretation.

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Luke 23:50-24:1-12;2 Samuel 7-8

2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
1 Corinthians 1:22-31;Psalm 141-142

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POVERTY IS NOT A BLESSING.
FRIDAY, APRIL 29TH, 2022.

For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich (2 Corinthians 8:9).

The Bible says, “The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it” (Proverbs 10:22). Poverty isn’t a blessing. That’s the reason Jesus delivered us from it. The Bible says He was rich, yet for our sakes, He became poor so that through His poverty, we might be made rich. He gave us prosperity in place of poverty, in the same way that He gave us His righteousness in place of sin.

When we say poverty isn’t a blessing, that’s not to say that when someone is poor, something is wrong with him or her; no! Anyone can make a choice. It’s like what the Bible says about many who suffered, not accepting deliverance, that they may obtain a better resurrection (Hebrews 11:35)

There may be people who have chosen to live in poverty. If that’s your choice, it’s okay, because it’s the choice you’ve made. It’s a sacrifice, and you shouldn’t feel ashamed for making that choice. But if you became poor circumstantially or as a result of being oppressed by others or for some other reasons outside of your personal choice, then that’s not okay. You have a right to change things.

However, when you choose to be poor, don’t try to make anybody else poor, except they also seek from you the principles of poverty, that they also might become poor. But there’re some of us who are called to do certain things in the world for which reason we can’t and must not be poor. This isn’t because we love to be “rich” but because of responsibility, because of what we have to do. God is counting on us to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth. He said in Matthew 24:14, “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” The Gospel is free but it’s not cheap to publish.

The Lord said through the Prophet in Zechariah 1:17, “…My cities through prosperity shall yet be spread abroad….” Refuse to be poor. Make up your mind that you’ll be as prosperous as God has ordained you to be. He said in 3 John 1:2, “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” He wants you to prosper spiritually, physically, and financially. Make a choice not to be anything less.

CONFESSION:
I’m an heir of God and a joint-heir with Christ; the world belongs to me. All things are mine; I dwell in the realm of superabundance, where I’m graciously supplied with every good thing. I walk in my inheritance in Christ, prospering, in divine health, even as my soul prospers. Hallelujah!

FURTHER STUDY:
2 Peter 1:2-3
World English Bible
2 Grace to you and peace be multiplied in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, 3 seeing that his divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and virtue,

A Psalm by David.

23 Yahweh is my shepherd:
I shall lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.

Romans 8:17
World English Bible
17 and if children, then heirs: heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with him, that we may also be glorified with him.

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Luke 23:26-49;2 Samuel 4-6

2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
1 Corinthians 1:10-21;Psalm 139-140

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THE CHURCH’S DOMINION IS FOREVER.
THURSDAY, APRIL 28TH, 2022.

And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it (Matthew 16:18).

Some today are stupefied that the Church of Jesus Christ is still waxing strong, greater and more effective than ever. I wonder what they thought! They had postulated and were so sure that the Church of Jesus Christ would be consumed by their nefarious plans, but they were wrong.

Since the inception of the Church on the day of Pentecost in Acts 2, it has outlived its detractors, its persecutors, its haters, its adversaries and all its enemies. It’s impossible to destroy the Church. It’ll never happen. Those who boast against the Church, apparently, have forgotten their history!

When the Church was still young, in the Book of Acts, there were those who tried everything they could to stifle the Church, but still, the Church outlived them. It’s therefore a vain imagination for anyone or group to consider that the Church will either go extinct or somehow fizzle out and become history. The dominion and dominance of the Church is an endless one.

It reminds of the interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar’s puzzling dream that no one could explain until God gave the interpretation to Daniel (Daniel 2). In Daniel’s interpretation, all human structures beginning with the king as the head of gold and all the silver, bronze, iron, and all the iron mixed with clay, would be destroyed by a “stone cut without hands.”

Then Daniel 2:44 says, “And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.” The stone that was cut out without hand was from God, and that stone destroyed the whole human structure and set up a kingdom, which the Bible says shall not be left to other people.

The Church will never fall to the dominion or domination of another; at the end, it’ll be standing strong, because the Church is forever. The Bible says about Jesus, the head of the Church, “And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest, Who is made…after the power of an endless life” (Hebrews 7:15-16). Hallelujah!

PRAYER:
Dear Father, I rejoice, knowing that the Church of Jesus Christ continues to wax stronger and stronger, marching on in glory. Thank you for the boldness of your children to preach your Word, and the revelation of your truth granted them to live triumphantly, always, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY:
1 Timothy 3:15 (KJV)
But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.

Ephesians 2:19-22 (KJV)
19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; 20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; 21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: 22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

Acts 26:14-16 (KJV)
14 And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. 15 And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. 16 But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;

1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN

Luke 22:66-23:1-25;2 Samuel 1-3

2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
1 Corinthians 1:1-9;Psalm 137-138

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EVER-INCREASING FAITH.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27TH, 2022.

Neither do we go beyond our limits by boasting of work done by others. Our hope is that, as your faith continues to grow, our area of activity among you will greatly expand (2 Corinthians 10:15 NIV).

The life we have in Christ is from faith to faith—ever-increasing faith! Talking about the Gospel, the Bible says, “For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith…” (Romans 1:17 NKJV). The more you receive God’s Word, the greater your faith, because “…faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17).

Open yourself to ever-increasing faith; don’t stop where you’ve been; take off the lid. In some of Paul’s writings, we read of his emphasis on ever increasing faith. In 2 Thessalonians 1:3 for example, he compliments them on their increasing faith: “…your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth.”

If you have ever-increasing faith, it’ll result in an ever-expanding ministry. The same theme Scripture in the Amplified Classic says, “We do not boast therefore, beyond our proper limit, over other men’s labors, but we have the hope and confident expectation that as your faith continues to grow, our field among you may be greatly enlarged, still within the limits of our commission.” In other words, with ever-increasing faith, you stay focused in your vision, while you’re expanding.

If you’re a leader in any capacity in the church, build your faith and the faith of your members. When your faith and their faith increases, the work will also greatly expand and increase. In a church or group where the faith of the people is low, the work of God will be low.

This helps you understand why the teaching of faith, the work of faith, and the life of faith are very essential. To learn more on Faith and how it works, order the book, “How To Make Your Faith Work” from the Rhapsody of Realities App store. Hallelujah!

CONFESSION:
By my faith, I’m leaping over walls; the world is beaten down before me; I reign over Satan and the elements of this world. My life is for the glory of God; His glory in and through me is ever-increasing as I fulfil His purpose for my life, in the Name of the Lord Jesus. Amen!

FURTHER STUDY:
2 Thessalonians 1:3
Amplified Bible, Classic Edition
3 We ought and indeed are obligated [as those in debt] to give thanks always to God for you, brethren, as is fitting, because your faith is growing exceedingly and the love of every one of you each toward the others is increasing and abounds.

2 Thessalonians 1:3
World English Bible
3 We are bound to always give thanks to God for you, brothers, even as it is appropriate, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of each and every one of you toward one another abounds,

2 Corinthians 10:15 TPT
We’re not trying to take credit for the ministry done by others, going beyond the limits God set for us. Instead, our hope soars as your faith continues to grow, causing a great expansion of our ministry among you.

2 Corinthians 10:15
World English Bible
15 not boasting beyond proper limits in other men’s labors, but having hope that as your faith grows, we will be abundantly enlarged by you in our sphere of influence,

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Luke 22:39-65;1 Samuel 29-31

2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Romans 16:12-27;Psalm 135-136

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EVERYONE IS FIT FOR THE MASTER’S USE.
TUESDAY, APRIL 26TH, 2022.

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth…(Romans 1:16).

When you study the Scriptures, you’d find that some soul-winning strategies we’ve often promoted may only be effective theoretically and not practically. For example, we may say bankers should reach the world of bankers with the Gospel, or judges should witness to other judges, etc. While that’s a nice strategy, we should always bear in mind that everyone is fit for the Master’s use; meaning, anybody can reach anybody with the Gospel.

You don’t have to be an engineer to lead engineers to Christ. That’s not how the Word of God spreads. We must all have the mentality that we’re missionaries—God’s agents of salvation everywhere we are—and therefore witness to everyone we meet. Consider the salvation of Naaman, a respected army general who had leprosy. Different people played vital roles in his testimony, especially a young Israelite maid.

The maid started with the general’s wife; she preached to her saying, “…I wish my master would go to see the prophet in Samaria. He would heal him of his leprosy” (2 Kings 5:3 NLT). The woman believed, and that’s how the matter got to the King of Syria and the result was Naaman’s miraculous healing and conversion.

Take advantage of your position, wherever God has placed you, and boldly preach the Gospel. There’re people God has divinely ordained that you’ll be the one to reach them and He’s positioned you accordingly. They may be politicians, entrepreneurs, lecturers, health workers, etc.; yet, God has connected with them in a way that only you can talk to them about Jesus.

Wealthy people have places they eat, order groceries and other supplies. If you happen to run such places or are the delivery person, use the opportunity to tell them about Jesus. If you were the waiter or a butler in a fancy restaurant for only rich people, after attending to them, especially if they leave you a tip, tell them, “Sir, (or Ma’am) I have something for you too”; and then give them a copy of Rhapsody of Realities. That restaurant may be the only place and opportunity such people may have to receive the Gospel.

Let’s take advantage of our opportunities and take the Gospel to everybody. Our message in Christ is true and is no respecter of persons.

PRAYER:
Dear heavenly Father, thank you for making me effective in the ministry of reconciliation. I’m an ambassador and a steward of the mysteries of Christ, and a soldier in Christ’s army. I remain militant in bringing God’s Word to those in my world, touching them with the love of Christ and the glory of His grace, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY:
Acts 10:34-35
World English Bible
34 Peter opened his mouth and said, “Truly I perceive that God doesn’t show favoritism; 35 but in every nation he who fears him and works righteousness is acceptable to him.

1 Corinthians 1:25-29
World English Bible
25 because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

26 For you see your calling, brothers, that not many are wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, and not many noble; 27 but God chose the foolish things of the world that he might put to shame those who are wise. God chose the weak things of the world that he might put to shame the things that are strong. 28 God chose the lowly things of the world, and the things that are despised, and the things that don’t exist, that he might bring to nothing the things that exist, 29 that no flesh should boast before God.

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Luke 22:1-38;1 Samuel 26-28

2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Romans 16:1-11;Psalm 133-134

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SPEAK WISDOM ALWAYS.
MONDAY, APRIL 25TH, 2022.

PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME
“Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit, which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual” (1 Corinthians 2:12-13).

Notice that our theme Scripture says, “Which things also we speak”; then reading further, it clarifies what those things are – wisdom! We speak wisdom. 1 Corinthians 2:6-8 makes it even clearer; it says, “Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.”

Speaking wisdom is speaking the Word. It discomfits the adversary; they cannot get in on it! For example, the Word says you are a partaker of the divine nature (2 Peter 1:4); that is the wisdom of God. Therefore, when you, on the basis of that Scripture, declare, “I am an associate of the God-kind, a partaker of His grace, glory and expression of His righteousness”, you are speaking wisdom.

When you declare, “All things are mine,” you are speaking wisdom. When you say, “I have the life of God in me; I live in agelessness, ‘wantlessness’, deathlessness and fearlessness”, you are speaking wisdom.

Declare what the Word says concerning you, irrespective of the situation. Affirm your righteousness, health, dominion and oneness with the Lord with boldness. Speak wisdom always and your life will glorify God.

CONFESSION:
The wisdom of God is in my heart and in my mouth today. God’s Word is as fire shut up in my bones; and as I speak, I dissolve doubts. I am prevailing and reigning in life by grace through righteousness, and the glory of God is seen and expressed through me, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY:
1 Corinthians 2:6-8
World English Bible
6 We speak wisdom, however, among those who are full grown, yet a wisdom not of this world nor of the rulers of this world who are coming to nothing. 7 But we speak God’s wisdom in a mystery, the wisdom that has been hidden, which God foreordained before the worlds for our glory, 8 which none of the rulers of this world has known. For had they known it, they wouldn’t have crucified the Lord of glory.

Hebrews 13:5-6
World English Bible
5 Be free from the love of money, content with such things as you have, for he has said, “I will in no way leave you, neither will I in any way forsake you.”Deuteronomy 31:6 6 So that with good courage we say,

“The Lord is my helper. I will not fear.
What can man do to me?”Psalm 118:6-7

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Luke 21:5-38;1 Samuel 23-25

2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Romans 15:10-19;Psalms 129-130

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EVER-EXPANDING MINISTRY
SUNDAY, APRIL 24TH, 2022.

For which cause also I have been much hindered from coming to you. But now having no more place in these parts, and having a great desire these many years to come unto you; Whensoever I take my journey into Spain, I will come to you… (Romans 15:22-24).

I’m so inspired by Paul and his visionary posture towards the ministry of the Gospel. Think about what we just read in our theme verse: He was explaining to the church in Rome the reason he hadn’t come to see them. He said, “I’ve been busy evangelizing other areas, but now I’m through; I don’t have any more places remaining where I haven’t preached Christ. So, now I can come to you on my way to Spain.”

When you study the life of Paul, and the other apostles of the Lord in the Book of Acts, you find an ever-expanding ministry. In Acts chapter 2, the previously frightened disciples suddenly became bold after they received the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. Peter preached his first message and three thousand souls were saved: “Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls” (Acts 2:41).

In the 3rd chapter, into the beginning of the 4th chapter, we read how Peter healed a paralyzed man who begged for alms at the gate of the temple called Beautiful. As a result, the people ran together and crowded around them. There, Peter used the opportunity to preach, and this time, five thousand souls were saved: “Howbeit many of them which heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand” (Acts 4:4).

In Acts 4:31, we read that after the apostles had prayed and were all filled with the Holy Ghost, “…they spake the word of God with boldness.” Again, the result was that a multitude of people believe (Acts 4:32). The apostles were preaching the Gospel and working miracles. Acts 5:12 tells us, “And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon’s porch.” Then it says in the 14th verse, “And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women).”

Observe the progression. The first time, three thousand souls believed at once. The next time, the number of those who believed was about five thousand (women and the children not counted). Then, a multitude! It didn’t end there, in Acts 5:14, Luke calls those who had believed “multitudes!” That’s ever-expanding ministry.

PRAYER:
Dear Father, I thank you for the ever-expanding Church in spite of the futile efforts of wicked and unreasonable men. I pray for the Church around the world today, that there’s unity, stability and growth, as we attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY:
Acts 2:41-47 AMPC;
41 Therefore those who accepted and welcomed his message were baptized, and there were added that day about 3,000 souls. 42 And they steadfastly persevered, devoting themselves constantly to the instruction and fellowship of the apostles, to the breaking of bread [including the Lord’s Supper] and prayers. 43 And a sense of awe (reverential fear) came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were performed through the apostles (the special messengers). 44 And all who believed (who adhered to and trusted in and relied on Jesus Christ) were united and [together] they had everything in common; 45 And they sold their possessions (both their landed property and their movable goods) and distributed the price among all, according as any had need. 46 And day after day they regularly assembled in the temple with united purpose, and in their homes they broke bread [including the Lord’s Supper]. They partook of their food with gladness and simplicity and generous hearts, 47 Constantly praising God and being in favor and goodwill with all the people; and the Lord kept adding [to their number] daily those who were being saved [from spiritual death].


Romans 15:18-24 NIV
18 I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me in leading the Gentiles to obey God by what I have said and done— 19 by the power of signs and wonders, through the power of the Spirit of God. So from Jerusalem all the way around to Illyricum, I have fully proclaimed the gospel of Christ. 20 It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else’s foundation. 21 Rather, as it is written: “Those who were not told about him will see, and those who have not heard will understand.”[a] 22 This is why I have often been hindered from coming to you. 23 But now that there is no more place for me to work in these regions, and since I have been longing for many years to visit you, 24 I plan to do so when I go to Spain. I hope to see you while passing through and to have you assist me on my journey there, after I have enjoyed your company for a while.

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING:

1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Luke 20:20-21:1-4;1 Samuel 20-22

2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Romans 15:10-19;Psalm 129-130

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OUTFLOW OF WORDS
SATURDAY, APRIL 23RD 2022.

In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water (John 7:37-38)

Let’s review what we just read: Jesus said if you believe in me as the Scripture has said, out of your belly—your innermost being—shall flow rivers of living water. When He says rivers of living water, what does that mean? What are these living waters? They’re words, rivers of living words.

Many had thought the rivers of living water refer to the outflow of the Spirit from us; no, they’re actually words of life. The Spirit is transmitted in words, because words are spirit. Jesus said in John 6:63, “…the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.”

We pour out spirit when we pour out words. When you take the Word of God from within your spirit and speak it forth, when you prophesy, you’re pouring out rivers of living water. This is what the Bible says, and if we follow the Word, we’ll always have the right results.

Study the New Testament; you’d find that whenever the apostles were filled with the Spirit, it resulted in outflow of words: they spoke the Word of God with boldness (Acts 4:31); the Word of the Lord grew and multiplied (Acts 6:7, Acts 12:24).

Being filled with the Spirit always resulted in an outflow of words. That’s why you must put a premium on words. Every so often, get yourself filled with the Spirit according to Ephesians 5:18-20 and pour out words—gushers of living water! Those words will tame the world, change circumstances and give life to everything in and around you.

PRAYER:
Dear Father, I release positive energy through my words, for they’re unlimited and eternal. I speak life to everything that concerns me; I declare that I’m strengthened, energized and emboldened to preach the Gospel, and there’s a great haul of souls into the kingdom. I declare great grace upon my family, job, ministry and finances. I affirm God’s Word in every situation and speak life only. Hallelujah!

FURTHER STUDY:
Ephesians 5:18-20 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; 19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; 20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

Acts 4:31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.

Luke 6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING:

1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLANS:
Luke 20:1-19:1 Samuel 18-19

2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Romans 15:1-9;Psalm 127-128

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INCREASING YOUR FAITH.
FRIDAY, APRIL 22ND 2022.

For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith (Romans 12:3)

The first step to increasing your faith is knowing how faith comes: Faith comes by hearing: “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17). Therefore, if you’re going to have more faith, you have to hear more of God’s Word. You can’t be listening to negative things that produce fear and expect your faith to increase; that’ll only build more fear in you.

Inundate your spirit with the Word. Some people face certain challenges and are overwhelmed because they’re operating at a level of faith that’s too low to deal with the situation. Yet, it’s possible to have a lot of faith that’s weak. Weak faith is the result of the lack of exercise of faith.

So, hearing God’s Word is one thing, but until you act on the Word you’ve received, your faith will be weak and you’ll stagger when you face adversities. So, grow your faith strong through the exercise of your faith. Strong faith is prevailing faith; it doesn’t stagger: “Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be. And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara’s womb: He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God” (Romans 4:18-20).

A rapacious appetite for the Word of God will of necessity bolster faith in you to tame circumstances, keep Satan where he belongs, and cause you to live triumphantly every day. But you must keep exercising your faith to keep it strong.

PRAYER:
Dear Father, I thank you for the opportunity to hear and receive your Word. My faith is increased even now as a result of your Word that has come to me today. My heart is forever after your Word, and by my faith in your Word, I prevail over situations and circumstances, to the glory and praise of your Name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY:
2 Corinthians 8:7 Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.

2 Thessalonians 1:3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth;

Romans 10:17 (AMPC) So faith comes by hearing [what is told], and what is heard comes by the preaching [of the message that came from the lips] of Christ (the Messiah Himself).

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING:

1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLANS:
Luke 19:28-48;1 Samuel 16-17

2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Romans 14:12-23;Psalm 125-126