Friday, July 21, 2017

Prayer Is The Key



Prayer is the key
Prayer is the key
Prayer is the Master Key
Jesus started with prayer
And ended with prayer
Prayer is the Master Key

Daily Fountain 2017 - Wake Up







Friday July 21

Bible Reading:     Rev. 3: 1 - 6
Topic:                  Wake Up

Wake up was the clarion call of the Lord to the Church in Sardis which had the reputation of being alive, but was dead.

Sardis was a wealthy city and the Church was reputed for its wealth, magnificent Church building, charity work and other notable works, But they were spiritually dead because of sin.

They compromised with the world and left undone those things which they ought to have done in accordance with the teachings of the Lord and the Apostles.

The good news is that there was still some life in that Church which they could hold on to in order to nurture the Church back to spiritual health.

The Church today mirrors much of what was going on in Sardis.

Does the Lord know  you as one of those who have remained faithful in the midst of so much worldliness?
Will He count on you as one of those through whom He will revive the Church?
Are you one of those who have deviated from the path of truth in pursuit of worldly wealth, fame and fortune?

We need to repent and return to the biblical foundations of our faith.

Will you heed that call today?

Prayer
Help me Lord, by Your grace, not to slumber but to obey and hold on to Your Teachings, Amen.

Memory Verse             Rev. 3: 1
"And unto the Angel of the Church in Sardis, write: these things saith He that hath the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou has a name that thou livest, and art dead."

Source:     The Daily Fountain 2017
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

The World's Most Powerful Weapon





The world's most powerful weapon is the #WordOfGod

Whatever challenges, problems, difficulties, you are passing through, God has spoken to you in His Word - the Bible.

Find the answers therein and be thou consoled

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Prayer





Daily Fountain 2017 - What Does God Have Against You






Thursday July 20

Bible Reading:     Rev. 2: 18 - 29
Topic:                  What Does God Have Against You

The Church at Thytira was commended for her faith, service, charity and patience but unfortunately she allowed "Jezebel" to teach and seduce the people of God to practice idolatry and fornication.

This grieved the Lord greatly

Are you a child of God, fervent and faithful in service, yet, still have some secret sins in your life? Remember Gal. 5: 9 says "a little leaven, leavens the whole lump"

God is right now calling your attention to those little leavens in your life. Do not close your eyes to them. It is time to decisively deal with them so that there will not be a regrettable BUT in your life when you stand before the King of kings on the last day. v. 29 says "he who has ears, let him hear what the Spirit says to the Churches"

My prayer is that God will help you to have ears open to the Spirit, so that He can wash and cleanse you of any secret sins that would impede your Christian journey

Prayer
Oh Lord, help me to be open to Your rebuke and to wholeheartedly surrender my will and desires to You, Amen.

Memory Verse             Rev. 2:  26
"And he that overcometh and keepeth My works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations."

Source:     The Daily Fountain 2017
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - Victory Stone







Wednesday July 19

Bible Reading:     Rev. 2: 12 - 17
Topic:                  Victory Stone

Our spiritual victory is not only a testimony to others here on earth, but to unseen witnesses as well.

We have choices to make regarding the trial of our faith, because heaven is watching our response to our trials and afflictions.

Hammering trials break off the rough edges of sin in our lives. Grinding hardships chip away superficial spirituality.

For many years Christians in Nigeria have been passing through faith-testing trials with many parts of our Country die to insurgency, persecution and killing of Christians e.t.c.

Stanza 1 of A & M 304 says
"Fight the good fight with all thy might
Christ is the Strength and Christ thy Right
Lay hold on life and it shall be
Thy joy and crown eternally"

The "White Stone" was known to the ancients as a victory stone. God will change that unpleasant story of your life into glory. He will give you a new name, you will move from barrenness to fruitfulness, from beggar to "Giver".

Every limitation that has held you bound will turn around for your good, if only you turn away from those things which the Lord hates and repent, yielding only to those things that bring spiritual blessings.

Read 1 Pet. 4: 12, 13

Prayer
In my moment of trial, Lord grant me grace to remain steadfast to You in Jesus Name, Amen.

Memory Verse             Rev. 2: 17
"He that hath ear to hear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the Churches: To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it."

Source:     The Daily Fountain 2017
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - He Who Overcomes Shall Be Saved








Tuesday July 18



Bible Reading:     Rev. 2: 8 - 11

Topic:                  He Who Overcomes Shall Be Saved



At the time of this letter, the believers in the Church at Smyrna were undergoing tribulation and poverty.



The Lord wrote to encourage them to stand strong and hold on to their faith because they were about  to experience serious persecution which would result in the death of many of them.



There were Jews there who were supposed to uphold worship of the true God but the Lord said that they were worshipping satan.



The 20th and 21st Centuries have witnessed more persecution of Christians than the previous 19 Centuries of the Church.



Many in different parts of the world and our own Country are impoverished because they have lost their homes, businesses and families for the sake of Christ; some have lost their lives.



If you are experiencing persecution or displacement and hardship because if it, may Jesus' message to this small beleaguered Church in  Smyrna encourage you to hold on to your faith because He will reward you for your faithful witness.



If you are not facing any persecutions, then pray for our Brethren who are, that the Lord will keep them strong.



Prayer

O Lord, help me to hold unto You even when it is challenging, Amen.



Memory Verse             Rev. 2: 10

"Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer, behold, the devil shall cast some of you into Prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulations ten days: be thou faithful unto death and I will give you a crown of life."



Source:     The Daily Fountain 2017
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)