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PRAY ALWAYS IN THE SPIRIT.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3RD, 2022.

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints (Ephesians 6:18).

To pray always means to be in constant communication and fellowship with the Lord; it’s always ongoing. That’s what the Lord instructs us to do; He wants us in fellowship with Him all the time. It’s a continual communication of spiritual intelligence, where information is constantly being given to us to put us at an advantage.

The Amplified Classic version of our opening verse reads, “Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit, with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty….” Praying in the Spirit, therefore, becomes the accompaniment for all other kinds of prayer. Whether it’s the prayer of faith, the prayer of intercession—whatever kind of prayer it is—praying in the Spirit should be part of it.

In 1 Corinthians 14:14-15, Paul said, “For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful. What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.” This shows that praying in the spirit is a priority. From the Spirit, you’ll know what words to use. Your tongue will be arranged and inspired to say the right things.

As you go out to win souls, you may not know what you’re going to say right away, but pray in the Spirit first, and He’ll give you the right words. You’ll say things that are consistent with His divine purpose, because you’re in timely fellowship with Him, through the Spirit.

It reminds of what Jesus said in Matthew 10:19-20: “But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.” Hallelujah! Therefore, make it a habit to always pray in the spirit, and with the Spirit.

PRAYER:
Dear Father, I thank you for enlightening me to pray effectively in the Spirit. As I speak in tongues even now, my spirit is lifted to function from a vantage position of boldness, accuracy and victory, resulting in a life of dominion in Christ. I don’t struggle but enjoy unstoppable growth and progress as I receive guidance from you, in Jesus’ Name. Amen!

FURTHER STUDY:
Luke 18:1
World English Bible
18 He also spoke a parable to them that they must always pray, and not give up,

Jude 20
World English Bible
20 But you, beloved, keep building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit.

Philippians 4:6-7
World English Bible
6 In nothing be anxious, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
1 John 4 & Daniel 1-2

2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Revelation 6:11-17 & Joel 3

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THE INNER SANCTUARY.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1ST, 2022.

The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly (Proverbs 20:27).

In the Old Testament, God gave Israel the tabernacle, which He divided into three parts. The first was the inner sanctuary, where the Ark of God was. It was also called the Holy of Holies or the Most Holy Place. The second part was the outer sanctuary, which was called the Holy Place. The third part of the tabernacle was the outer court, where the brazen altar and laver were.

This tabernacle of Moses gives us the picture of the human person: the spirit, soul, and body. Man’s body is the outer court, the soul is the first sanctuary, while the spirit is the inner sanctuary.

The Holy Spirit resides in the inner sanctuary, which is the recreated human spirit. When a man is born again, his spirit is recreated; eternal life is imparted to his spirit and right away, the Ark of God is set up there. What was in the Ark in the Old Testament? It was the Word of God written on two tablets of stone (1 Kings 8:9, 2 Chronicles 5:10).

Where is the Word of God today? It’s in our hearts, our spirits. The Lord said, “…this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts…” (Hebrews 8:10). No wonder Paul said we’re the words of Christ written by the Spirit, not on tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart (2 Corinthians 3:3).

This shows us the importance of the human spirit. That’s where the Word of God is today. That’s where God lives. Being born again is the recreation of the inward man—the human spirit—to become God’s dwelling place; His holy tabernacle. The premium, therefore, must be on the education of your spirit, which is only achievable by receiving and meditating on the Word of God.

CONFESSION:
My spirit is God’s dwelling place, where He lives in His glory and majesty. I carry God’s divine presence in my heart and impact my world with the blessings of my divinity. I’m heaven’s ambassador to this world; everywhere I go, God goes, because I’m His living tabernacle, His home and headquarters. Hallelujah!

FURTHER STUDY:
2 Corinthians 3:1-3
World English Bible
3 Are we beginning again to commend ourselves? Or do we need, as do some, letters of commendation to you or from you? 2 You are our letter, written in our hearts, known and read by all men, 3 being revealed that you are a letter of Christ, served by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tablets of stone, but in tablets that are hearts of flesh.

Hebrews 10:16
World English Bible
16 “This is the covenant that I will make with them:
‘After those days,’ says the Lord,
‘I will put my laws on their heart,
I will also write them on their mind;’”Jeremiah 31:33
then he says,

1 Corinthians 3:16
World English Bible
16 Don’t you know that you are a temple of God, and that God’s Spirit lives in you?

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
1 John 2:15-29 – 1 John 3:1-10 &
Ezekiel 45-46

2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Revelation 5:1-14 & Joel 1

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THERE’S SOMETHING IN YOUR PATH.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH, 2022.

For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live] (Ephesians 2:10 AMPC).

Every one of us has a path that’s preordained by God for us to walk in life. It’s a path of success and greatness. However, as you journey, you’ll collide with forces or situations that’ll test your faith. For David, there was a bear and a lion. Afterward, there was a Goliath and the armies of the Philistines, and then lots of other armies. But he defeated them all. Hallelujah!

I’m not sure what’s in your path, but there’s surely something in your path. But one thing is certain: you’ve already won. That’s why the Bible says “Count it all joy when you go through diverse tests” (James 1:2).

The challenges or obstacles in your path are a mirage. When you get to them, don’t cry. Don’t start begging God to do something. Don’t cower. When you meet that “masked devil,” which could mean a stumbling block in your business or job, a limitation or restriction in your soul-winning or evangelical efforts, or some issues in your health, you say, “In the Name of Jesus Christ, get out of my way!” When you say that, it may seem the obstacle is still there; refuse to recognize it and keep journeying. Don’t keep observing it; instead, close your eyes against it and begin to utter incantations of the Spirit, speaking in tongues. Then, as David charged towards Goliath, charge towards that obstacle and walk through in the Name of Jesus, as the Spirit inspires you.

God took care of it before you got there. Now you understand the reason He tells you not to worry. It’s because when you face the biggest troubles, He steps in. You don’t need to shout. You don’t need to kick. You don’t need to push. Just keep going; just walk through! Hallelujah!

CONFESSION:
Thank you, Father, for I walk only in the path that you’ve prearranged for me, and it’s a path of righteousness, great glory, greatness and unending victories. I’m yielded to the Holy Spirit, to His guidance, counsel and wisdom, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY:
Psalm 16:11
World English Bible
11 You will show me the path of life.
In your presence is fullness of joy.
In your right hand there are pleasures forever more.

Romans 8:37
World English Bible
37 No, in all these things, we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

1 John 4:4
World English Bible
4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is he who is in you than he who is in the world.

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
2 Peter 3 & Ezekiel 41-42

2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Revelation 3:11-22 & Hosea 11-12

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HE’S THE FIRST AND THE LAST.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND, 2022.

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty (Revelation 1:8)

As you study Jesus in the Scriptures, you come to an unequivocal conclusion: He is Himself God! He’s the First and the Last, the beginning and the ending. He’s the One described by Daniel as the Ancient of days.

John the Apostle, while exiled on the Island of Patmos, received revelations from the Lord. He said, “I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last…” (Revelation 1:10-11). That’s Jesus!

The Lord also said to him, “…Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen…” (Revelation 1:17-18). The only one who fits this description is Jesus. He’s the One that died but is alive forever more. Hallelujah!

Now, if He’s the beginning and the ending, that means you have nothing to fear or worry about in your journey of success. He’s with you, and in you. As you start, He’s right there. On the way, He’s right there. At the end, He’s also there. He absolutely got you covered. He’s with you at every phase of your journey.

No wonder the Bible says in Hebrews 12:2, “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith….” That means you don’t need to worry about the future; from the very beginning, He already knows the end, and He says, “Fear not.” Therefore, be bold and confident always, knowing that you’re in Christ, and He’s in you, and He’s perfected all that concerns you. He’s the author (beginning) and perfecter (ending) of all things. Blessed be God!

PRAYER:
Precious Lord Jesus, you’re glorious, you’re great and mighty; you’re righteous, holy, pure, and true. You’re the Alpha and Omega, the author and perfecter of all things! I rejoice evermore, knowing that you’re in me and with me always, guiding me in the path of life, to fulfil your perfect will. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY:
Colossians 1:16-17 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether [they be] thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

1 Timothy 6:14-16 That thou keep [this] commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: 15 Which in his times he shall shew, [who][ is] the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; 16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom [be] honour and power everlasting. Amen.

Colossians 2:9-10 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. 10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1-Year Bible Reading Plan: 1 Peter 1:1-21 & Ezekiel 27-28

2-Year Bible Reading Plan: 3 John & Daniel 9-10

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SPEAK GOD’S LANGUAGE.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST, 2022.

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 2:13).

In Galatians 4:1-2, the Bible says, “Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all; But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.” An heir is someone who has an inheritance bequeathed to him, a legal inheritor of an estate or position of high authority and wealth.

However, as long as the heir is a child, he’s not different from a servant. The word translated “child” is “nēpios,” one who’s unable to talk right or communicate wisely. Someone can be forty years in Christianity and still be a “nēpios”; he can’t form the right words in the realm of the spirit.

Yes, the Word says we’re heirs of God and joint- heirs with Christ, but “nepios” can’t live the life of an heir. 1 Corinthians 3:21 says, “…all things are yours”; but they’re suffering through life because they haven’t matured spiritually. They use the wrong terms because they’ve never learnt God’s language.

The way to learn and speak God’s language is by studying and meditating on the Word. Our theme verse says we’re to speak words which the Holy Ghost teaches— words of wisdom from and by the Spirit. So, get yourself trained in the Word of God and have the Word in your heart and on your lips always, irrespective of the circumstance.

CONFESSION:
I speak the wisdom of God in esoteric language. In Christ Jesus, I’ve been given dominion over circumstances, and I’m superior to Satan and the forces of darkness. The life God has given me in Christ is that of great glory and excellence, where I prosper in all things, by His Word! I’m full of wisdom, glory and strength. Hallelujah!

FURTHER STUDY:
1 Corinthians 2:7
7 But rather what we are setting forth is a wisdom of God once hidden [from the human understanding] and now revealed to us by God—[that wisdom] which God devised and decreed before the ages for our glorification [to lift us into the glory of His presence].

1 Corinthians 2:12-13
12 Now we have not received the spirit [that belongs to] the world, but the [Holy] Spirit Who is from God, [given to us] that we might realize and comprehend and appreciate the gifts [of divine favor and blessing so freely and lavishly] bestowed on us by God.
13 And we are setting these truths forth in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the [Holy] Spirit, combining andinterpreting spiritual truths with spiritual language [to those who possess the Holy Spirit].

Hebrews 13:5-6
5 Let your character or moral disposition be free from love of money [including greed, avarice, lust, and craving for earthly possessions] and be satisfied with your present [circumstances and with what you have]; for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!]

6 So we take comfort and are encouraged and confidently andboldly say, The Lord is my Helper; I will not be seized with alarm [I will not fear or dread or be terrified]. What can man do to me?

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: James 4:13-5:1-20 & Ezekiel 24-26

2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: 2 John & Daniel 7-8

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WE’RE MINISTERS OF RECONCILIATION.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH, 2022.

And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18).

In the New Testament, you’d observe that the word “minister” is copiously used. It’s however important to note that there’re three Greek words from which it’s translated. The first one is “doulos,” which is like a servant or a slave. Paul sometimes called himself a “doulos” (a bondservant)—a slave or servant of Jesus Christ (Romans 1:1).

Then another Greek word for “minister” is “hupēretēs,” which refers to the office of ministry, like we find in the story of the conversion of the Apostle Paul on his way to Damascus. During that conversion, Jesus said to Paul, “…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…” (Acts 26:16).

Jesus appeared to Paul and called him into an office of ministry. We also find the same word in 1 Corinthians 4:1: “Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers (hupēretēs) of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.”

However, the third meaning of the word “minister” is the one every Christian has been called into, “Diakonia” (Greek), which refers to a person who serves, like someone who’s a waiter. In Acts 6:4, it was used to describe the ministry of the Word: “But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.” We all have the responsibility to be servants of Christ, servants of His message and of one another. You have a responsibility to be a witness for Christ, to deliver the Gospel to other people.

God has made you a competent minister of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 3:6 NIV). So, go wild for the Lord! Open your mouth and declare His Word of salvation boldly anywhere you find yourself. He’s counting on you.

PRAYER:
Thank you, Father, for counting me faithful and worthy to be a minister of reconciliation. I’m passionate about the Gospel, and I preach it with boldness to everyone in my world, catapulting sinners from the domain of darkness into your Kingdom of light, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY:
2 Timothy 4:1-2
World English Bible
4 I command you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at his appearing and his Kingdom: 2 preach the word; be urgent in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort with all patience and teaching.

1 Corinthians 9:16
World English Bible
16 For if I preach the Good News, I have nothing to boast about; for necessity is laid on me; but woe is to me if I don’t preach the Good News.

2 Corinthians 3:6
Amplified Bible, Classic Edition
6 [It is He] Who has qualified us [making us to be fit and worthy and sufficient] as ministers and dispensers of a new covenant [of salvation through Christ], not [ministers] of the letter (of legally written code) but of the Spirit; for the code [of the Law] kills, but the [Holy] Spirit makes alive.

2 Corinthians 3:6
World English Bible
6 who also made us sufficient as servants of a new covenant, not of the letter, but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
James 3:14-4:1-12 & Ezekiel 22-23

2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
1 John 5:1-21 & Daniel 5-6

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THE LAST DAYS.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2022.

First, I want to remind you that in the last days there will come scoffers who will do every wrong they can think of and laugh at the truth. This will be their line of argument: “So Jesus promised to come back, did he? Then where is he? He’ll never come… (2 Peter 3:3-4 TLB).

It’s not uncommon to hear some people scoff when they hear the term, “the last days.” They doubt its certainty because they think they’ve heard about it for too long. To understand what the Bible says about the last days, you’d have to first recognize that the term has several applications in prophecy. Secondly, you’ll need to know whom the prophet or writer was addressing with the term.

For instance, in addressing the Jews, the Apostle Peter’s use of the phrase was very accurate, because he wasn’t dealing with the last days of the Church but the last days of Israel. They were in their last days, yet they didn’t realize how close they were. Someone may be wondering, “But Peter said these things almost two thousand years ago. So just how close were they?”

The end of their calendar had come very close. Daniel’s prophetic writing stated that 70 weeks of years were determined for Israel, leading up to the establishment of the millennial reign of the Messiah. God had been running a calendar with them until the Messiah was cut off in the 69th week.

Between the 69th and the 70th week came the Church Age. So, Peter was correct to have told the children of Israel they were in the last days at the time because they were already in the 69th week.

Today, not only is Israel in its last days, but the Church Age is also rounding off. We’re in a period that’s considered the fiercest part of the battle of the ages. We’ve however been trained and equipped for these times, and we’re carrying out a great onslaught against the forces of darkness as we get men and women in every nation ready for the soon return of our Lord and Master. Be sure to be a part of this great work, and win souls to Christ. (Read Luke 12:39-46).

PRAYER:
Dear Father, thank you for choosing me as your vessel to take the Gospel to my world in these last days. You’ve anointed me to deliver men from bondage into the glorious liberty of the sons of God. Your precious Spirit guides me to accomplish great exploits as I establish your Kingdom and righteousness in the hearts of men, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY:
1 John 2:18
New International Version
Warnings Against Denying the Son

18 Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour.

1 John 2:18
World English Bible
18 Little children, these are the end times, and as you heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have arisen. By this we know that it is the final hour.

Ephesians 5:15-16
World English Bible
15 Therefore watch carefully how you walk, not as unwise, but as wise, 16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Philippians 4:5
World English Bible
5 Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
James 1 & Ezekiel 17-19

2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
1 John 4:1-14 & Daniel 1-2

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YOU HAVE ALL THINGS IN HIM.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH, 2022.

To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory (Colossians 1:27).

The essence of Christianity, the glory and joy of all that Jesus came to do, is Christ in you. Christ in you is everything. Christ in you is heaven in you; it’s divinity in you. Now that you have Christ, you have everything. No wonder Paul said, “Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours” (1 Corinthians 3:21). Hallelujah!

Here’s something remarkable to ponder on: Romans 6:23 says, “…the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” That’s a fundamental truth of the Gospel. However, as you get higher in the understanding of the Gospel, you’d discover that Jesus really doesn’t stand away and give you eternal life; He’s Himself eternal life. In giving you eternal life, He actually gave you Himself. Hallelujah.

The moment you come to terms with this reality, it’ll change your thinking and prayer life. You’d stop asking God for things. If it’s true that you have Christ (and thank God it’s true), what then could you possibly be in need of? Christ is everything, and everything is in Christ.

Stop asking God for what you already have in Christ. For example, don’t ask God for healing; take divine health, for it’s your nature in Christ Jesus. The victorious life is yours in Christ. Everything you require for an extraordinary life of glory and righteousness is already yours in Christ (2 Peter 1:3).

Now, you can understand why the Lord Jesus said in Luke 12:22, “…Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on.” He’s your sufficiency; in Him, you have all things. Hallelujah!

PRAYER:
Blessed Father, I thank you for giving me all things in Christ Jesus. Christ is my all; in Christ I have all that I require for life and godliness; I have all that I require to live triumphantly and please you in all things. Hallelujah!

FURTHER STUDY:
2 Peter 1:3
World English Bible
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,

1 Corinthians 3:21-22
Amplified Bible, Classic Edition
21 So let no one exult proudly concerning men [boasting of having this or that man as a leader], for all things are yours,
22 Whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas (Peter), or the universe or life or death, or the immediate and threatening present or the [subsequent and uncertain] future—all are yours,

1 Corinthians 3:21-22
World English Bible
21 Therefore let no one boast in men. For all things are yours, 22 whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come. All are yours,

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Hebrews 13 & Ezekiel 16

2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
1 John 3:13-24 & Ezekiel 48

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THE UNITY IF THE BODY.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH, 2022.

Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ (Ephesians 4:13).

There’s a stronger unity among God’s people today than at any time in history. For instance, earlier this year, during our Global Ministers’ Classroom, we had over seventy million ministers of the Gospel from around the world who participated online, and it was a great blessing through the Holy Ghost.

It’s the same with our Global Day of Prayer, with several billions of God’s people in every nation and territory of the world praying together to establish the will and purpose of Christ in the earth. Hallelujah!

There’re two powerful forces that bind us together. Number one is the Word of God, the power of God’s Word that unites our hearts. The second force is the ministry of the Holy Spirit. These two bring us strongly together all around the world today.

Of course, I know that many of us have different ministry backgrounds and different trainings. But there’remajor things that we do agree on that far more outweigh whatever differences we may have at any particular time.

I said, “At any particular time” because, given enough time, several of us will come to the same conclusions, especially when we have the same information. And that’s something that the Lord wants to see.

Ephesians 4:11-12 says, “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.” What’s his purpose for the equipping of the Church? The next verse shows us: “Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God….” This will bring about the unity of the Body of Christ. Amen.

The Bible shows us that our oneness will be a sign to the world that God sent Jesus (John 17:21). And in these final moments of the Church, God’s people are going to come together in unity for an amazing impact for the Lord, more than this world has ever known. Praise God!

CONFESSION:
Loving Father, I pray for the growth, development, unity and progress of the Body of Christ around the world. We stand in one spirit, with one mind, and strive together for the faith of the Gospel, fulfilling your vision of singleness of purpose, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY:
1 Corinthians 1:10
10 I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.

1 Corinthians 12:12
12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.

John 17:20-21
20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Hebrews 12:1-13 & Ezekiel 11-12

2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: 1 John 2:15-29 & Ezekiel 46