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The power of God works for those that believe. There’s no impossibility for you, if you’d only believe (Mark 9:23).

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UNSTOPPABLE POWER ;

(It Works For Those Who Believe)

TO THE BIBLE: Mark 9:23

“Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.””

LET’S TALK

“I wonder why the power of God doesn’t work for some situations in my life,” some Christians ask. What they don’t realise is that, though God’s power is available always to save, bless, heal, and transform lives, it only works for those who believe (Romans 1:16). Some people make the mistake of thinking or saying that every sick person Jesus prayed for was healed, but the Bible doesn’t say that. In some places, the Bible says “…He healed many who were sick…” (Mark 1:34), and in some other places, it says He “…healed all who were sick” (Matthew 8:16). We should know the difference between “many” and “all.”

There’s a particular instance where the Bible records that Jesus couldn’t perform miracles. Guess where it was? In His hometown of Nazareth! Mark 6 lets us know that because the people had been so familiar with Him, they disdained Him and were offended that He was acting differently from what they thought of Him. Consequently, the Bible says “He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them” (Mark 6:5 NIV). Now, if the Bible says Jesus “could not do any miracles,” it means that He tried; He attempted to, but it didn’t work.

He couldn’t do any mighty work, like the blind receiving sight, the deaf hearing, the lame walking. He couldn’t perform such miracles in Nazareth, because the people didn’t believe. The Bible says He “…marveled because of their unbelief.” Unbelief short-circuits the power of God. That’s why Jesus would always say to people, “Only believe,” because if you don’t believe, you won’t experience the power of God. If you don’t believe, He can’t save you. The power works for those that believe. There’s no impossibility for you, if you’d only believe (Mark 9:23).

Go Deeper

1 John 5:5; Mark 11:23-24

Pray

Dear Father, I thank you for your Word, which imparts faith to my spirit. My faith is strong and unwavering. I know who I am, and I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Hallelujah!

Daily Bible Reading

ONE YEAR

Hebrews 9:1-10, Jeremiah 15-16

TWO YEAR

John 11:1-13, 1 Chronicles 9

Act

Meditate on this scripture Mark 9:23 till faith arises in your spirit, and declare the changes you desire today.

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CHRISTIAN TEACHING

Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing… (Isaiah 43:18-19).

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LOOK BEYOND YOUR PAST.

Friday, July 10th,2020

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome;

Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing… (Isaiah 43:18-19).

Many gripe and grumble about their past, weighed down by the mistakes of yesterday, instead of looking at the future with the hope and opportunities it presents for greater success. It makes no difference what was said, done or written against you yesterday; see your bright and glorious future ahead. Focus on the present and the future.

Those who live in yesterday are often frustrated and can’t experience true joy. In your relationships, refuse to focus on the mistakes and misgivings of yesterday. There’s no beauty or glory in yesterday; therefore, refuse to live your life on the basis of yesterday’s experiences.

Someone may say, “Now that I have this new job, I don’t want what happened to me in the past to happen again. I’m going to be very careful.” Then, as a result of being too careful to avoid whatever negative experience they might have had in the past, their productivity falls short of their actual capacity. Their best is unseen and unheard because they’ve allowed their past experiences to guide their lives.

Let the Word of God, not your past experiences, guide you. Be inspired by the joy and inspiration of a better and more glorious tomorrow. Our theme verse says, “Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old….” What’s that terrible experience that wouldn’t leave your mind? Let it go!

Neither the accomplishments nor failures of yesterday should make you a captive of your past. Rather, armed with the Word and with faith in your heart, apprehend the glorious future the Lord has ordained for you, and He’ll do new and greater things through you.

PRAYER

Dear Father, I thank you for renewing my mind through your Word and enlightening my spirit to see and walk in my glorious future. I refuse to be held back by yesterday’s experiences, for my path is as a shining light, shining brighter and brighter, for your glory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY: || Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. ||

|| Philippians 3:13-14 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but [this] one thing [I do], forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. ||

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DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1-Year Bible Reading Plan=> Acts 20:17-38 & Job 22-24

2-Year Bible Reading Plan=> Galatians 2:13-21 & Isaiah 30

EXCERPT FROM: Rhapsody Of Realities Daily Devotional

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The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows) (John 10:10 AMPC).

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The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows) (John 10:10 AMPC).

I’ve always loved the window sitting on a flight. A window seat offers great views; it affords one the unique opportunity to be inspired by the things you see from such a high altitude: the icy expanse of the Arctic, the glistening peaks of the Alps, the Andes, the clouds, etc. Every so often, as I look out and savour the beauty and wonder of God’s creation, I say, “Blessed Father, you’re amazing! There’s so much beauty!”

Thus, before arriving at my destination, I enjoy the journey. Life is that way too; a journey to be enjoyed. Between now and when the Master comes back, there’s a lot to enjoy; therefore, no one should live a frustrated life. If you’d learn to pay attention to all the beautiful things and people around you, to enjoy them, you’d live happy every day.

It’s a wise choice when you make up your mind to enjoy your life and yourself even in simple things. Some don’t even enjoy their meals; they always rush it angrily. Others wake up angry; even while driving or commuting to their place of work, business or school, they’re angry, unhappy and frustrated. They ignore all the love and beauty around them.

Read our theme verse again: Jesus came that we may have and also enjoy life! Enjoying your life isn’t only about going for a game show, or watching a comedy, or engaging in some adventure. Rather, it means enjoying every moment of life’s journey; enjoying everything you do, as long as it’s consistent with a godly life, because you’re a child of God and you know God is fulfilling His dream through you.

God has given you a life of joy, but you have the responsibility to express it. Let the joy of the Lord be evident in your life with such radiance that fully expresses the peace of God in you. Make a conscious choice to enjoy the moments of your life.

CONFESSION

The Lord has given me all things richly to enjoy. He’s brought me into a life of rest, full of joy and glory. Nothing is too good for me. I’m full of joy today, living the great life of righteousness, health, wealth, prosperity and success that I have in Christ. Glory to God!

FURTHER STUDY: || 1 Timothy 6:17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; ||

|| Isaiah 12:3 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation. ||

|| Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart doeth good [like] a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. ||

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1-Year Bible Reading Plan=> Acts 21:1-16 & Job 25-28

2-Year Bible Reading Plan=> Galatians 3:1-12 & Isaiah 31.

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For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man (Ephesians 3:14-16).

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INVIGORATED BY THE HOLY GHOST .

Tuesday, July 14th .
Pastor Chris

For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man (Ephesians 3:14-16).

In our theme Scripture, the Apostle Paul, by the Spirit, prayed for the Christians in Ephesus to be strengthened with might in their inner man. If Paul prayed thus for them, it must mean that he knew what it meant to be strengthened and must have been strengthened himself. Therefore, he wasn’t trying to get God to fulfil a promise or do something that we don’t already have as Christians.

Why then did Paul pray for the saints in Ephesus that way? It was because the people hadn’t come to the full knowledge of the divine might at work in them by reason of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. It was more of getting them to be conscious of the divine energy, the supernatural might of the Spirit inherent in them. This “strengthening” wasn’t coming from Heaven; it’s by the Spirit of God that’s already inside them. He wanted them to understand the ministry of the Holy Spirit inside them and walk in His might.

There’s a Spirit inside you that invigorates you. That Spirit gives you supernatural power, the ability to perform. Hallelujah! This is why you must never confess or accept that you’re weak. There’s no weakness in your life, for the Holy Spirit, the embodiment of all glory, dominion and strength, lives in you in His fullness. No part of your body is available for sickness, disease, infirmity, or to the devil. The Holy Spirit in you keeps your spirit, soul and body invigorated and ever alive.

Romans 8:11 declares, “But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.” This is no longer a promise but a present-hour reality. Glory to God!

CONFESSION

Every fibre of my being is energised and infused with miracle-working ability. I’m strengthened and invigorated by the Holy Spirit in my inner man, thereby competent for any task. I’m conscious of, and function with His divine power that works in me mightily. Hallelujah!

FURTHER STUDY: || Ephesians 6:10 AMPC In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides]. ||

|| Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. ||

|| Colossians 1:9-11 For this cause we also, since the day we heard [it], do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; 10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; ||

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1-Year Bible Reading Plan=> Acts 22:22-23:1-11 & Job 36-39

2-Year Bible Reading Plan=> Galatians 4:1-11 & Isaiah 34.

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