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FIGHTING TEMPTATIONS?

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LEARN TO CELEBRATE THE SUCCESSES OF OTHERS

FIGHTING TEMPTATIONS?

(Let The Word Guide You)

TO THE BIBLE: James 1:13 JMNT

“Let no one when he is tempted, say, I am tempted of God: for God is not tempted with evils, nor doth he tempt any man.”

LET’S TALK

“I really want that last slice of cake,” Bridget sulked.

“You know that’s not right. Your sister hasn’t had any, so be nice and let her have it,” her mum chided.

“Yeah, I know, Mum, but I really want it. Besides, Jessica won’t mind if I take it.”

Bridget’s mum replied with a stern look: “You’re just being tempted to do the wrong thing, and if you keep at it, Jessica and I will be very upset with you.”

Temptation comes when one is drawn away of his own lust and enticed. The lust could be for anything; you could be lusting for a place, a person, or even for something new. Instead of that, you ought to subject your thoughts to God’s Word to help you get rid of inordinate desires.

Let God’s Word guide your decisions and the choices you make. His Word is a lamp unto your feet, and a light unto your path (Psalm 119:105). Be sure the strong desire you have is consistent with God’s Word!

Until you’re sure that it is, don’t take any action. Pray in the Spirit, and study the Word until you have the “green light” to proceed. God’s Word gives you direction. It helps you to understand God’s perfect will. When you know His Word, no matter what your senses tell you, you’ll be able to discern God’s perfect will. His perfect will for you, a lot of times, can be different from what your feelings or other signs tell you. Therefore, trust His Word and the Spirit to guide you in your affairs.

Go Deeper: 1 John 2:16; Proverbs 1:10; Galatians 5:16

Pray

Thank you Father, for your Word that guides me and illuminates my path to see, and my heart to know and walk in your perfect will at all times. Thank you for your wisdom that’s manifest in my decisions and choices today and always, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading

ONE YEAR

Mark 6:1-29, Leviticus 24

TWO YEAR

Matthew 17:1-13, Exodus 4

Act

Take some time to pray in the Spirit, and let the Word guide you in your decisions today.

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Rhapsody of Realities TEEVO 5TH January 2021.

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RHAPSODY OF REALITIES 3RD JANUARY, 2021, THE WORD AND YOUR EXPERIENCE

BRING THEM BACK!

Be Concerned For Those Who May Have Strayed Away

Rhapsody of Realities TEEVO 5TH January 2021.

TO THE BIBLE Luke 15:23-24

“…Bring the fatted calf here and kill it, and let us eat and be merry; for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found….”

LET’S TALK

“Speaking of Jamie, I don’t think I’ve seen him in Church for a while; perhaps I will give him a call?” “Better yet, let’s go visit him at his place; I’m sure he will appreciate the visit,” Tom suggested to Phil.

n a church, particularly one with a large congregation, it’s possible for some members to be inconsistent in their attendance; some may even have stopped coming altogether. This may not be immediately obvious, especially if the church is always full during the services.

As Christians and soul winners, we should be concerned enough to know if anyone in our congregation has strayed away or fallen by the wayside. In Luke 15, the Lord Jesus told the parable of a shepherd with one hundred sheep. One of them got missing, and he left the ninety-nine in the wilderness to search for the missing sheep. When he found it, he carried it home rejoicing, and invited his friends and neighbours to celebrate with him. Then, Jesus said, “…Likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance” (Luke 15:7).

Jesus was preaching here to the Jews. He was talking to them about the lost. Understand that He wasn’t talking about one who had never come to the Lord, but one who had strayed away. There’s a difference between the one who has never been inside (the church) and the one who was inside, but strayed away. Remember, Jesus was dealing with Old Testament church here; so He wasn’t referring to the lost sinners of the world.

Matthew 10:5-6 says, “These twelve Jesus sent out and commanded them, saying: “Do not go into the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter a city of the Samaritans. But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” The Lord is sending you today to that brother or sister who no longer comes to church. Don’t give up on them; find them, intercede for them and win them back. When you bring them back, the Bible says there’ll be great joy in heaven. This is something you have to do.

Go Deeper

Ephesians 3:14-17; Galatians 4:19; Galatians 6:1

Pray

Dear Father, thank you for making me genuinely concerned about your children who have strayed from the way. I pray that Christ be formed in them, and that they’d be established, rooted and grounded in your love, being fully persuaded that in you alone lie their joy and total fulfilment, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading

ONE YEAR

Matthew 5:1-20, Genesis 12-14

TWO YEAR

Acts 7:12-21, Nehemiah 9

 

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Ohun Tuntun by Oluwatoyin Alade

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Ohun Tuntun

Ohun Tuntun by Oluwatoyin Alade

Ohun Tuntun

Evang. Oluwatoyin Alade released a brand new song titled Ohun Tuntun, Minister Toyin preparing Christ followers and every human heart as we are entering into the new 2021. this piece will definitely be put into mode of prayer.

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For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south (Psalm 75:6).

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For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south

PROMOTE HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS

RHAPSODY OF REALITIES 4TH JANUARY, 2020

For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south (Psalm 75:6).

When God puts you in a particular job or business, His interest isn’t about the office or your designation. What matters to Him is how effectively you’re using your office to promote His righteousness. He wants you passionate for the Gospel, and the establishment of His Kingdom in the hearts of men and nations of the earth.

Everywhere you are, be busy for the Lord. Stand for Him. You’re His ambassador, and a minister of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:20-21). What counts the most in your life is what you do with the Gospel, for the salvation of men, regardless of your vocation.

The Apostle Paul, in 2 Corinthians 8:23, commended certain individuals who were with him on his missionary journeys. He was proud of their commitment to the Gospel and said, “…they are the messengers of the churches, and the glory of Christ.” What a testimony! Messengers of the churches and the glory of Christ. What an honour! It makes no difference where you are, or what your vocation is; see yourself as a sent one, representing the Church and the glory of Christ.

Preach the Gospel. Minister the Word to those in your world. The Bible says He’s made you an “able minister of the New Testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter kills, but the spirit gives life” (2 Corinthians 3:6). You’re God’s mouthpiece; speak for Him! Do His work. Do great things for the Kingdom. Be bold. Let nothing keep you quiet. Keep bearing His message of faith, hope and love with urgency, for the end of all things is near (1 Peter 4:7).

PRAYER

Blessed Father, I thank you for the grace you’ve granted me to be relevant in the ministry of the Gospel, preaching and spreading your righteousness around the world. My life is the testimony of your power as I bear witness of Christ and testify of His saving grace, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY:

2 Corinthians 5:15; 2 Corinthians 5:18; Romans 1:16

1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN

Matthew 4 & Genesis 9-11

2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN

Matthew 2:13-23 & Genesis 4

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