SEPTEMBER 12 (THURSDAY)
THE FAITHFUL WITNESS
Practicing The Consciousness of God’s Presence
Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore, Psalms 16:11. This scripture reveals three lovely benefits of dwelling daily in the consciousness of God’s presence: (1) God will show you the path of life- Jesus having obtained abundant life will reveal to you how you can obtain it too. Abundant life means life that is lived to the fullest both here on earth, and eternally in heaven (2) fullness of Joy- sadness, weeping and pain will be taken from you and your experience constantly will be joy (3) pleasures for evermore- you will always have your heart desires and even the good things of life you did not ask for will be freely given to you by the Lord.
SCRIPTURE FOR MEDITATION
And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood.
Meditating On The Personality of God
Those that do not know God will experience mourning, will languish and will experience lack, but the people that know God shall have joy and will live in abundance. (Hosea 4:1-3- Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land. …Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away).
Meditate on this revelation and worship God with it
Jesus, the faithful witness: A witness is one who gives evidence as a result of what he has seen and heard. Jesus is the faithful witness to the truth of new creation realities. ‘And so it is written, The first Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam (Jesus Christ) was made a quickening (life giving) spirit… And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly’ (1Corinthians 15:45, 49). He became a faithful witness to the new creation when He rose from the dead as proof that death has been conquered and that life now reigns. As a result of this, the power of death is broken from off our lives today in Jesus’ name. As a faithful witness He also proved that all who put their trust in God will not be disappointed. ‘Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded’(1Peter 2:6; Acts 2:30-31). Let us worship God with this revelation.
The first begotten of the dead: Jesus is the first man to defy death! Without the help of another man, He rose triumphant from the grave by the power of God and now lives forever. He is the first born out of Hell. ‘And again, when he (God) bringeth in the first begotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him’ (Hebrews 1:6). Now because He is the first in that order of resurrection, it is proof that all who believe in Him shall experience the same resurrection unto life eternal. From the day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit was poured out on all flesh, all who believed have also been reborn and so Jesus is first born amongst many brethren. ‘For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren’ (Romans 8:29). Now because He is first, the number increases every time any man receives the gift of life in Jesus Christ. Try to imagine what number you are in the Family. It really does not matter what position you are, everyone is unique and special to the Father. Let us Worship God with this truth.
The Prince of the Kings of the earth: The kings of the earth are answerable to the King of kings. The word prince as it is used in the book of Revelation 1:6 simply means the first (in rank and power) – a chief ruler. It means therefore that Jesus is the paramount ruler of the kings (which we are) here on earth. Presently we may not see this supreme leadership in its glory, but in a while- at the millennium reign of Christ, we shall be ruling this earth in a practical sense with Him as The King of kings and Lord of lords. ‘And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS’ (Revelation 19:16). Let us worship Him for who He is.
Prophetic Warfare Prayer
Theme: Manifestation of your supernaturality
John 14:12- Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
Once you believe in Jesus, you receive power to operate just like Him. You can even do greater works than He did if you believe. There are three levels of prophetic warfare prayers: first is thanksgiving, second is aggressive warfare prayers aimed at enforcing compliance and third is prophesying your expectations based on the assurances given in the scriptures.
See the prophetic warfare prayers of September 11 for comprehensive prayer.
CHECK HOW MUCH YOU CAN REMEMBER FROM TODAY’S STUDY.
What is today’s BIBLE TEXT?
What have you discovered about GOD today?
Meditate on these points throughout today to gain light for your profiting (…that thy profiting may appear unto all, 1Timothy 4:15).
FRUIT OF THE WOMB AFTER MY SEASON OF SOLUTION
My husband and I were married for seven years with no baby to show for it. We kept hoping for a blessing from year to year but there was no change until I attended the programme- My Season of Solution which was organized by Believers Ministries last year. I was invited for the programme by my cousin and I made up my mind to attend the programme throughout. I attended every day and kept tuning my heart to the prayers and prophecies from the mouth of God’s servant- Pastor Samuel Osaghae. After the programme, I believed God for my miracle. That same month, I missed my period. We went for test and I discovered that I was pregnant. To the glory of God, I put to bed a bouncing baby girl. We are now parents after seven years of marriage. God has wiped away our reproach. Please join us thank our faithful God.
Do you seek the blessing of the womb, or are you a bachelor or spinster who seeks a life partner, then Join us from Monday 9th to Friday 13th September 2013 for the programme: MARRIAGE & BABIES FOR ALL. Time is 4pm daily (9th to 12th) and All-night meeting on the 13th by 8.00pm. Venue: Church Hall, Believers Ministries Inc, 159/161 Upper Owina road, off Agho, off Ekenwan Road, Benin City.