SEPTEMBER 30 (MONDAY)
MAKER OF PEACE
INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION
Meditation is thinking deeply about a discovered significant truth relevant to your expectation. Meditation is the mother of manifestation. The first activity of meditation is Memorization. Memorization means to learn and remember something. It means to commit something to memory. Memorization involves Forcing remembrance of a discovered truth. Anything you can’t remember, you can’t manifest. See James 1:22-25- But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
Reminding yourself of the information under consideration involves always taking your mind back to what you have studied long after the study is ended. If you cannot remember what you have studied, it means the study did not profit you. Force yourself to remember what you have read; keep going back to the devotional material every time you forget what you have discovered until the revelation discovered becomes a part of you. There are three platforms of satanic deception: He tries to prevent you from knowing Who God is, he also tries to prevent you from knowing Who you are, and he tries to make you trivialize the Certainty of consequences. In this devotional, revelations are given from scriptures on these areas of satanic deception. As you study and meditate on these revelations, you will receive grace to overcome the devil. Meditation takes away limit. The purpose of meditation is to manifest. In 1Timothy 4:15, the bible says: Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. As you meditate on God’s word today, you will experience profit and progress that no one can oppose.
Practicing The Consciousness of God’s Presence
Holiness is not possible without consciousness of God’s presence. Any one that ever committed sin did so because he could not see God standing with him. So shall ye know that I am the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy (Joel 3:17). Your ability to overcome sin is tied to your knowledge of the fact that the Most Holy God dwells in you and sees all that you do.
SCRIPTURE FOR MEDITATION
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Meditating On The Personality of God
Meditation on the personality of God will make you have rest in the midst of the judgment that God is bringing upon the inhabitants of the earth. (2Thessalonians 1:7-8- And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ).
Meditate on this revelation and worship God with it
Our Father: This is perhaps the only name by which Jesus addressed God all through His earthly ministry. See Mark 13:32, Luke 2:49, John 8:29, 16, John 14:1, Luke 23:46, John 10:17, 29-38, John 11:41, John 12:27-28, John 17:1, 11, 24, 25, John 20:17, 21. He began by addressing God as Father in Luke 2:49. He prayed to God as Father, John 17:1. He ended His life, calling God Father, Luke 23:46: Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit. God is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ and is also our Father. …I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God, John 20:17. A father is the source and sustainer. Life proceeds from him and he sustains until the child grows to maturity and can become independent. I have seen men work all their lives just so they can provide for their family. Some would do several jobs, working from the early hours of the morning to late in the night so they can provide the basic things of life for their children. Every responsible father would provide shelter for his children, provide food for their body, and protect them from all forms of attacks. No father is happy when the children go to bed hungry. No father is happy when he is not able to pay the child’s school fees or provide the needed text books to make study easy. Every father takes delight in the success of his children even if it costs him so much to make this possible. The bible tells us in Matthew 7:9-11, that if earthly fathers can do these things for their children, then the heavenly Father, who is ever faithful will do much more for His children: Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
Peacemaker: A peacemaker is somebody who establishes peace. He is somebody who brings peace and reconciliation to others. Jesus is our peacemaker. For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us, Ephesians 2:14. The whole world seeks for peace but despite all the efforts that have been made to foster peace within and between nations, there is still lot of fighting, terrorism, rebellion, oppression, looting, stealing, kidnapping, corruption and all manner of evil practices in the world today. The facilities of the United Nations and other Peace Keeping Missions in the world have been stretched to the limits but still there is so much chaos in the world. The truth is that there is no real and lasting peace outside Christ. It is only in Jesus that we can have true and lasting peace because He is the maker and giver of peace. That is why we look forward to His kingdom which will soon be here, when this present system of things come to a close. This kingdom will be characterized by peace, love, joy, and beauty because then, our Peacemaker- Jesus Christ, will reign as King over His true subjects.
Meditating On The Personality of The Believer
Meditation will make you have more understanding than your teachers and will make you wiser than your enemies. As you meditate on what God has made you, you will see this come to manifestation in your life. (Psalm 119:97-99- O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day. …I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation. I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts).
Meditate on this and give God thanks
Peacemaking Children of God: We are children of the greatest peacemaker. As long as we carry out our duty of reconciliation we are children of the Most High. As children of God, we do not struggle to be like Him because His DNA is in us and so we are able to manifest His glory in power, in prosperity and in character. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God, John 1:12-13. God has made us agents of peace here on earth, bringing about reconciliation between man and man and between God and man. You have been placed in your community to establish peace in that community. You are to lead people to the Prince of Peace so they can enjoy peace in their lives. God has given us wisdom to say the right words and give correct judgment in all issues that we are confronted with so that we will cause peace rather than wall. When King Solomon was confronted with the case of two women who fought over ownership of a living child, God’s wisdom upon his life helped him to give correct judgment and there was peace thereafter (1Kings 3:16-28). The same God that gave King Solomon wisdom to give the right judgment that brought about peace is your Father. Being your dear Father, He has imbued you with all that is necessary for you to be a peacemaker on earth.
Meditating On The Responsibility of the Believer
To think that violating mandate from scripture has no consequence is deception. This has been the trick of the devil from time. He tries to trivialize the consequences of violating instructions. If you break God’s instruction, the reward is death. (Ezekiel 18:20- The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him).
Ask God for grace to carry out this responsibility
Be a Peacemaker: Pray, Speak and Make peace. God wants us to live peaceably with all men. And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, 2Timothy 2:24. We must not be easily offended and we must be quick to forgive. We must ensure that those around us experience the Prince of peace by our life style and in our communication with them. See Hebrews 12:14, Romans 12:18, Matthew 5:23-24, 2Peter 3:13-14. Speak peace to every home (Luke 10:5): This is one of the factors that accredit you as a child of God. Soul winning is one way of making peace between people and God. As a soul winner, you are on a peace mission to enforce compliance to the peace treaty which Jesus who is our peace (Ephesians 2:14) signed between God the Father and lost humanity. This He signed with his blood and flesh (Hebrews 10:18-19). Why not tell someone today of the peace treaty by leading them to the love of God expressed in Christ. This is why Jesus said in Luke 10:1-5- when you enter into any house to share the gospel, first declare ‘Peace’ to the house. Why not be a peacemaker today. There is someone out there who does not know the peace treaty has been signed with the associated grace or benefits. Isaiah 53:1-8, 2Cor. 8:9. Please go out and declare to someone out there the gospel of peace as a peacemaker and be a blessed child of God. Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God (Matthew 5:9).
Prophetic Warfare Prayer
Theme: Practicing the consciousness of God’s presence
Hebrews 13:5b- …for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee..
Consciousness of God’s presence is the life wire of intimacy with God. You cannot practice intimacy or live a holy life without this consciousness. You cannot succeed as a believer if you are not able to see God with you at all time. This prayer seeks to help you imbibe the practice of God’s consciousness in your life all day long. 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 2 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).
HEALED OF STRANGE MOVEMENT AND PILE
My name is Hannah. I am from Bayelsa State, but school in Benin. I suffered from pains on the left side of my ribs for quite some time. The pains would move through my back to the head and then back to the ribs again. I also began to suffer from Pile. For three and a half years, I kept treating and praying about the situation but there was no change. I attended the programme- My Season of Solution. On the third day of the programme, Pastor prayed for me. As he ministered to me, I suddenly felt warmth all over my body. Suddenly, the movement in my body ceased and all the associated pains disappeared. I am healed to the glory of God.
Join us on October 1 for the programme- LIBERTY BY THE SPIRIT. An encounter with the Holy Spirit in this special programme will guarantee your liberation from every form of oppression of darkness. Time: 6.30am. Venue: Church Hall, Believers Ministries Inc, 159/161 Upper Owina road, off Agho, off Ekenwan Road, Benin City. Ministering: Pastor Samuel Osaghae.