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GO TO CHURCH, NOT THE CLUB!

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TO THE BIBLE: 2 Corinthians 6:14-15 AMP

“Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers [do not make mismated alliances with them or come under a different yoke with them, inconsistent with your faith]. For what partnership have right living and right standing with God with iniquity and lawlessness? Or how can light have fellowship with darkness? What harmony can there be between Christ and Belial [the devil]? Or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever?”

LET’S TALK

Someone once asked me, “Can we go to the club once in a while?” My reply was an emphatic “No!” “Why?” you ask. Let’s look at what Apostle Paul told the Corinthians: ‘Don’t be teamed with those who do not love the Lord, for what do the people of God have in common with the people of sin? How can light live with darkness?… “Leave them; separate yourselves from them; don’t touch their filthy things, and I will welcome you and be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters”’ (2 Corinthians 6:14-18 TLB).

When Paul says here for us not to be teamed with those who don’t love the Lord, he’s letting us understand that we’ve got a different life from them; he’s dealing with your personal participation with them and telling you not to be or act like them.

The Bible says you’re holy (Hebrews 3:1), and that means you’ve been separated and sanctified, set apart unto the Lord for His use. Now, that doesn’t mean you can’t be in the same classroom or on the same sports team with non-Christians. No, here the Word is referring to having close-knit and personal relationships as those in a club or fraternity do.

They have an orientation, inclinations, and values that are different from ours. When we’re brought together in educational and sporting activities and the like, their negative inclinations are curtailed by the general rules that are binding upon all participants. But, in the case of clubbing or partying together, it’s personal and their personal inclinations and values can be displayed without inhibition. So God says, “No, you can’t club with them.” Spend time with God’s people in church instead!

Go Deeper: Matthew 5:14-16, Hebrews 10:25, James 1:27

Pray

Thank you heavenly Father for making me a light to my world. I keep myself unspotted from the world, and I enjoy rich fellowship with fellow believers more at church and elsewhere, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Act

What can you do to make a positive difference in someone’s life today? Go ahead and do it without

delay.

 

 

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL

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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