MAY 20 (MONDAY)
Practicing The Consciousness of God’s Presence
That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith… that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:17a, 19b. By meditating on the abiding presence of God, you become able to manifest all that God is. Constant consciousness of God’s presence in your heart is the secret of manifesting the fullness of His power.
Knowing The Defeat of The Devil
Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men, Ephesians 4:8. When Christ ascended, the devil’s ability to put believers in bondage was taken away. The captor has been bound. If a man that held a captive bound is put in chains, how will he then be able to keep his captive bound? All those that were once under the captivity of the devil have been set free because the devil who was the captor has been led captive by the Son of God. The devil does not have the capacity to hold a child of God in bondage anymore. You are more than a conqueror because the oppressor is now the oppressed.
SCRIPTURE FOR MEDITATION
Who shall lay anything to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.
Meditating On The Personality of God
Meditate on this revelation and worship God with it
- The justifier: To justify means to free somebody from sin and its consequences. God is the only one with the ability to set His children free from sin and take away the punishment of the sin they had committed. The full power to discharge and acquit a man of all his sins lies with God. Saul was a man that made himself an enemy of the gospel. He fought the spread of the gospel with all his might. He persecuted, arrested and killed Christians. God arrested him on his way to Damascus to wreck more havoc in the body of Christ. When he repented of his sins, God forgave all his sins and gave him a brand new life. All the evils of his past life were washed away and he became the greatest Apostle of the New Testament. Saul struck God where it hurt most. He persecuted those that were working for Him. Yet God forgave him and gave him a fresh start when he repented. This is justification in action. If God could justify Saul, then He will justify all who come to Him with a sincere heart. The God that justified Saul and turned him into Paul, an Apostle of the New Testament, is your Father. If you come unto Him in genuine repentance today, He will wipe all your sins away and give you a fresh start in your walk with Him.
- The God who elects His own: God’s choice is not by works or by acts of righteousness. He chooses whoever He pleases and owes no man any explanation or apology. It is a privilege to be chosen by the Most High for His vote is always valid and His election can never be cancelled by the accusations of men. Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding, Daniel 2:20-21. See what the bible says in Romans 9:13- As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated. God chooses whoever He pleases, and anyone He chooses is privileged. That you are a Christian today is because God chose you: Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you… John 15:16. The God who elects is your Father. If He could choose Jacob, an Old Testament believer, over Esau, then He will certainly choose you who have a covenant of sonship with Him. (For further reading, see Romans 9:11-24a, Luke 6:12-13, Luke 1:26-28).
Prophetic Warfare Prayer For The Week
For this week’s Prophetic Prayer Warfare, see the study for Sunday May 19
HEALED OF STRANGE PAIN IN BREAST (Testimony via sms)
- Good day daddy. My name is Blessing, I am seventeen years old. I have been experiencing pains in my chest and breast. Apart from the pain in my breast, my breast is bringing out water. I have been to hospital and the doctor said it is abnormal because I do not have a baby. I can barely sleep at night. Pastor, I need healing from you because I know that you are a servant of God.
- Goodmorning daddy. It is me, the young girl you blessed on Saturday. Daddy, thank you for everything. Daddy, I am totally healed and I am very happy to share my testimony with you. Thank you daddy and may God continue to bless you, amen.