Thursday, 1 March 2018


Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28

The idea of hell is abhorrent to us. How can it be otherwise? The primary teaching about hell comes from Jesus Himself. Paul, in his thirteen letters, talks about judgment and spiritual death, but he never uses the word hell.

There is clearly some ambiguity about the nature of hell. On the one hand it is a lake of fire (Revelation 20:14), on the other it is a place of darkness (Matthew 25:30).
Fire and darkness present conflicting images, for fire gives light. It is also described as a place where the ‘worms that eat them do not die’ (Mark 9:48), and yet it is a second death (Revelation 20:14).

‘Not dying’ and ‘death’ are again conflicting images. I suggest the reality is that there are no words, images, or concepts that adequately describe hell. Its essential nature is that it is a *place of separation from God.*

Paul writes, ‘They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord’ (2 Thessalonians 1:9). It is this being ‘ *shut out from the presence of the Lord’ that is the most horrific description of hell.*

We must treat hell with humility. A well-known British preacher by name R.W. Dale once said, the only man he knew who had the right to preach about hell was D.L. Moody because he never spoke of it without tears.
That is the authentic attitude towards hell.

Believe and trust totally in Christ for eternal separation from God will be the most awful consequence of not trusting Christ.

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, I thank You that my eternal destination rests on Your work on the cross....Amen🙏🏼
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Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6

If someone says to you, ‘Don’t be anxious about anything,’ you might well respond by saying, ‘You live in a different world. I have utility bills to pay and a visit to the doctor coming up'.

Yet this is exactly what Paul wrote to the Philippians.
The key word in this verse is the little word ‘ *but* .’
This word acts as a hinge on which doors swing.

Paul is not just saying, ‘Don’t be anxious about anything,’ he goes on to say, ‘…but in every situation
by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God’ (Philippians 4:6).

Get hold of your anxieties and present them to God. We can
pray about things but never give them to God. We worry just as much afterwards as we did before. To do it ‘with thanksgiving’ is an expression of trust and confidence in God, to the extent we thank Him in advance for taking the issue that is the cause of my anxiety.

When we do that, there is the promise, ‘And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus’ (Philippians 4:7).

It is not a peace that may solve the issue immediately but a peace that guards our hearts and minds.

 *Our peace comes from passing the responsibility to someone bigger – God.*

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, I release my anxieties to You. I present them to You today in Jesus mighty name..... Amen🙏🏼

1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Exodus 13:17-14:31
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But the angel said to him: “Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John".
Luke 1:13

When God speaks to us, He rarely talks to us about the things that are humanly possible. Both Mary and Elizabeth faced this very thing when God brought both of them a message through the angel, a message that was totally outside the realm of possibility.

Mary was to have a baby but was a virgin and Elizabeth had the
opposite problem; she was to have a baby but was old.
For Mary having a baby was too soon, for Elizabeth it was too late and both were human impossibilities.

We have a choice to either live in the realm of the natural where everything is reasonable, human and explicable, or to live in the supernatural where we take seriously the Word of God and depend on Him for its fulfillment. If we chose to live only in the realm of the natural, and never allow God to take us into the realm of what only He can do, which is what makes it supernatural – then we’ll never know the joy and excitement that is possible in an adventurous, obedient and trusting Christian life.

We have to fully trust in God, knowing that He that has called us will never disappoint.

Enjoy your life with Jesus Christ.

PRAYER: Eternal King of glory, I thank you for my life and pray that  your Spirit will help me trust you in all my endeavors....In Jesus name.....Amen🙏🏼

1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Exodus 11:1-10; 12:29-36
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Monday, 19 February 2018


Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. Ephesians 1:3

Paul makes a remarkably inclusive statement when he says, ‘We have been blessed with every spiritual blessing in Christ.’ There is nothing of spiritual substance left out in that statement.

What’s more, it has been given to us ‘in the heavenly realms.’ Whatever else that means, it has cosmic proportions. In the breadth of space and time, we have every spiritual resource we need in our union with Christ.

Therefore it’s essential that we understand what it means to be in Christ. To be in Christ is to be united to His status before the Father.

Paul goes on to say in the Book of Ephesians that we are ‘chosen in Him’; we are recipients of grace ‘in the One He loves’; we have redemption ‘in Him’; His Will for us is purposed ‘in Christ’; our hope is ‘in Christ’; we were sealed by the Holy Spirit ‘in Him’; and we approach the Father ‘in Him' (Ephesians 1:4-13,3:12). *God has nothing to give us outside of Christ and everything to give us in Christ.*

In a modern motoring metaphor, ‘in Christ’ we have a full tank and
the resources to go the distance. Therefore it follows that *the more we know Him, the more we trust Him and the more we relate everything in our lives to Him, the more satisfied we will be in Him.*

PRAYER: Lord Jesus, thank You for all that You are in me, and what I become in You.... Amen🙏🏼

1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Exodus 9:8-10:29
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You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9

We are a chosen people and a royal priesthood, set apart to God.
That is a wonderful truth. But we must never let the joy of our intimacy with God exclude us from interaction with the world.
Why are we set aside to God? Peter goes on to say, ‘that you
may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light’ (1 Peter 2:9).

There is an ‘in and out’ dimension to our relationship with Christ.
 *We come in for worship, out for witness; in to meditate, out to minister; in for fellowship, out for faithfulness.* If we focus only on
coming ‘in,’ we will become stale. If we focus only on going ‘out,’ we will exhaust our resources. We are first in union with Christ, and we are then to witness to the world, but these two aspects belong to one condition.

If we do not go out to declare Him, we will go out to criticize and judge the world. It is sad that is how some people see the Church. It was never how people saw Jesus, who stated, ‘I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world’ (John 12:47),
 *and that is the business we are about.*

We come into our union with Christ, to be equipped to go out into the world.

Do you have prejudices that need to be brought to God?

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, I humbly ask for grace to imitate Jesus in respect to His relationship with you and His assignment on earth.....In Jesus' name I pray....Amen
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Monday, 12 February 2018


One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles.
Luke 6:12-13

Choosing His twelve apostles was a crucial decision Jesus had to make. They were going to be the ones entrusted with the responsibility of taking His Gospel to the world. So, whom does Jesus choose?

We might expect Him to look for
extraordinary people, to find the spiritual supermen of the time. The reality is, He called a group of extremely ordinary people who had no idea or quality of being great, but who, in His years of training them, had to break their self-sufficiency until they lived out of the disposition of *‘not I, but Christ.’*

No wonder Paul wrote to a later generation, ‘ *Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called.* Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world
to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things and the things that are not to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him’ (1Corinthians 1:26-29).

If you fit those categories, you qualify as a disciple of Jesus.

Our qualification for being a disciple of Christ is exchanging our weakness
for His strength.

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, thank You for using me as I am. Your strength in my weakness.
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Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Ephesians 6:12

Demons or evil spirits are mentioned many times in Scripture. They are a part of the invisible world that operates behind the scenes. It’s a world every bit as real as the one we can touch and see. The most likely origin of demons is that they are fallen angels who joined Satan in his rebellion (Revelation 12:7-9). Today they remain active in seeking to destroy everything that is of God in our world.

While God has given Satan and his demons permission to operate in the world (the Book of Job for instance), we must never forget that the devil has been defeated by Christ. God placed Satan under His feet through the victory of the cross. While Satan and his demons continue to battle
and fight, *the future is established and certain the victory is the Lord’s.*

We are to respect the dark side as permitted by God, but we must also recognize we can resist the impact of demonic forces. By putting on the full armour of God we can stand our ground and withstand the devil’s schemes (Ephesians 6:10-11). *The battle is real, but so is the ultimate victory. We fight not to accomplish victory but from a position of victory already won.* That’s why the instruction to the Christian soldier in Ephesians 6 is to ‘stand.’ We stand on victorious ground.

With confidence in Christ, we can
engage in battle and be secure in
our outcome.

What does it mean for you to put on the full armour of God today?

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, I humbly ask your Spirit Will help me to put on your full amour beginning from today. In Jesus mighty name....Amen.

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