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March 31, 2019 Five Instructions For The Narrow Gate – Anglican Communion 31 March 2019

Five Instructions For The Narrow Gate – Anglican Communion 31 March 2019

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The Daily Fountain Daily Devotional of the Church Of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) 31 March 2019 – Five Instructions For The Narrow Gate

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TOPIC: Five Instructions For The Narrow Gate

READ: Matthew 7:1-13 King James Version (KJV)

1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.

2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?

5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?

10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?

11 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?

12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

THE MESSAGE:

Have you ever been to a cave? The entrance to caves is usually narrow, requiring entrants to make personal adjustments to pass through them. The tour guide usually gives instructions to enable entrants fit into the door and other parts of the cave so that they can be safe.

Today’s reading advises us to enter through the narrow gate if we want life (verse 13-14).

Those who wish to heed to this advice are required to do the following:

(1) First, conduct a personal inward search into their lives instead of criticising others. The aim is to remove beams or impediments that will constitute an obstacle in their heavenly race.

(2) Desist from giving holy things to dogs which entails playing or jesting with spiritual things, marrying non-believers, discussing spiritual matters/problems in the Church with the wrong people. The result is that they will turn around and make a mockery of our faith (verse 6).

(3) Persevere in prayers (verses 7-8).

(4) Adhere to the golden rule which states that you should do what you want others to do for you (verse 12).

(5) Trust absolutely on the faithfulness and love of God (verse 11).

This truly requires a life of sacrifice.

Prayer: Lord help me to adhere to these instructions so that I can pass through the narrow gate of life in Jesus Name. AMEN

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March 31, 2019 Andrew Wommack Devotional 31 March 2018 – The Unpardonable Sin

Andrew Wommack Devotional 31 March 2018 – The Unpardonable Sin

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Topic: The Unpardonable Sin [Andrew Wommack Devotional 31 March 2019]

Matthew 12:31, “Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shalt be forgiven unto men: but blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.”

Text: Luke 12:10; Matthew 12:24-31; Mark 3:22-30

The word “blaspheme” means “to speak evil of; defame; or revile.” In context, Jesus is saying that blasphemy against the Holy Ghost is attributing the working of the Holy Spirit to the devil. Many people in the Bible did this, including Saul, who became the Apostle Paul. However, we see in 1 Timothy 1:13, that Paul said he received mercy concerning his blaspnemy because he had done it “ignorantly in unbelief.” Therefore, the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost that Jesus warns about must be the willful reviling of the Holy Ghost with knowledge of what is being done.

This parallels Hebrews 6:4-6, where qualifications are placed on those who can fall away from grace. This passage indicates that only a mature Christian can commit such a thing. Likewise, with blasphemy against the Holy Ghost, rash statements spoken against the Holy Spirit in ignorance or unbelief by those who don’t really know what they are doing can be forgiven.

From our human perspective, no clear line can be drawn as to when someone becomes accountable for blasphemies and has committed this unpardonable sin. We can be assured that God knows the hearts of all men and that He will judge righteously concerning this. However, God’s Word does show us that when anyone becomes a “reprobate,” they lose all conviction from God (Rom. 1:28).

Therefore, anyone who is convicted and repentant over having possibly blasphemed the Holy Ghost has not yet reached the place where it is unpardonable or they wouldn’t care. Keep your heart tender and sensitive to Him. Listen to His voice speak to you through His Word today.

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This message was written by The Association of Related Ministries International (ARMI) is an extension of Andrew Wommack Ministries (AWM). ARMI is a unique partnership committed to providing resources to help like-minded ministers succeed in a spirit of excellence and to draw from the experience and expertise of both the AWM and Charis Bible College staff. (www.awmi.net).

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March 31, 2019 Seeds of Destiny 31 March 2019 Devotional – The Curse on the Lifestyle of Ease

Seeds of Destiny 31 March 2019 Devotional – The Curse on the Lifestyle of Ease

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Topic: The Curse on the Lifestyle of Ease [Seeds of Destiny 31 March 2019 Devotional]

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Spiritual casualness equals uselessness in the hands of God.

SCRIPTURE: Woe unto them that are at ease in Zion. Amos 6:1.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Spiritual casualness equals uselessness in the hands of God.

Previously, we saw that dedication to God means seriousness with God; God can never do serious things with unserious people. An unserious Christian cannot amount to anything in life. Spiritual casualness equals uselessness in the Hands of God.

From our anchor Scripture, we understand that the lifestyle of ease attracts a curse; to be at ease is to exist under the climate of the curse. The life of ease is a cursed life (Amos 6:1). Many people blame their challenges and predicaments in life on attacks from witches and wizards but they never consider the fact that being at ease spiritually can attract calamities in life. The reason why the devil is trying to overrun our country is that a great number of Christians are nominal Christians. The church is filled with people but the number of those who carry fire is very few; people who really mean business with God are few. So, the devil and his agents are on rampage wasting the lives of innocent people. It is very disheartening to find out that unbelievers are at the helm of affairs in various institutions and arms of Government; in the various spheres of life like the business, manufacturing, educational, etc., it is unbelievers you see in charge of affairs. Sinners are placed ahead of the believers who are in the same field. Beloved, it is not supposed to be so.

Today, I encourage you to make the decision to go far with God; refuse to be a casual, nominal and average Christian.

Remember this: Spiritual casualness equals uselessness in the hands of God.

ASSIGNMENTS:

Refuse to exist under the curse that ease and complacency bring.Be productive and active always. Shun the lifestyle of idleness.

PRAYER: O Lord, I ask that You enlarge my spiritual stamina as I feed on Your Word until every yoke in my life breaks, in Jesus’ Name.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: UNDERSTANDING DEDICATION

DAILY READING: Deuteronomy 16:1 to 17:20, Luke 9:7 to 27, Psalm 72:1 to 20, Proverbs 12:8 to 9.

QUOTE: Laziness equals decadence. Where a man is lazy, his life and destiny decay. The easiest way to get a destiny rotten is to be inactive. When water is left open for a while it becomes stagnant – it stinks. Culled from 21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO by Dr Paul Enenche.

AMAZING FACT: One day on Mercury lasts about 1,408 hours.

TODAY IN HISTORY: 31/11/1918 – Daylight saving time goes into effect in the United States for the first time.

Today’s devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities

Flatimes Notice Board: Until you are born again, God ever abiding presence will never be with you. You must be born again to enjoy continuous victory. Please say the displayed prayer below in faith:

Lord Jesus, come into my life. I accept You as my Lord and Personal Saviour. I believe in my heart You died and rose from the dead to save me. Thank You Lord for saving me, in Jesus name Amen.

If you just prayed the prayer of salvation online please send your testimonies and prayer request to contact@faithoyedepo.org, 07026385437 OR 08141320204.

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March 31, 2019 DCLM Daily Manna 31 March 2019 – Always Meticulous

DCLM Daily Manna 31 March 2019 – Always Meticulous

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Topic: Always Meticulous [DCLM Daily Manna 31 March 2019 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]

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Text: Exodus 26:16-30 (KJV)

Key Verse: “And thou shalt rear up the tabernacle according to the fashion thereof which was shewed thee in the mount” (Exodus 26:30).

MESSAGE:

In many societies nowadays, collapse of buildings and other architectural structures is on the rise. Experts have blamed the ugly trend on the refusal or inability of some construction engineers to heed to the recommended specifications.

Sadly, a good number of people have died prematurely as a result of such accidents resulting from collapse of buildings. While death tolls continue to mount, some building contractors and other employers have remained unperturbed. Unlike man, God is orderly. He takes into account every minute thing; hence, the specifications for the tabernacle.

The Almighty did not just abandon the job of decision making on the choice of building materials to the builders. He saw the need to give a prior directive. This was to ensure beauty, acceptability and durability of the structure.

The passage is a challenge to every true believer. The Christian journey calls for implicit obedience. Questioning the divine instructions amounts to wilful disobedience, and by extension, sinfulness. Israel did not look at the seemingly complicated nature of the instructions on the pattern for the tabernacle, neither did they brush the instructions aside. But they heeded it even at the time it was very difficult to obey.

Likewise, we must be ready to obey God’s instructions. Our prayer should be that God should grant us, first, a willing heart; and second, the grace to obey without murmur. It is, however, important to note that believers are the authentic tabernacle of God, for He does not dwell in a tabernacle built by hand any more.

We are to ensure that our Christian life is strong to withstand any adverse weather.

Thought For The Day: The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof.

The Bible In One Year: John 1-3

DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.

Flatimes’ Notice Board: Until you are born again, God ever abiding presence will never be with you. You must be born again to enjoy continuous victory. Please say the displayed prayer below in faith:

Lord Jesus, come into my life. I accept You as my Lord and Personal Saviour. I believe in my heart You died and rose from the dead to save me. Thank You Lord for saving me, in Jesus name Amen.

If you just prayed the prayer of salvation online please send your testimonies and prayer request to contact@faithoyedepo.org, 07026385437 OR 08141320204.

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March 31, 2019 MFM Daily Devotional 31 March 2019 – Happy Mothers’ Day

MFM Daily Devotional 31 March 2019 – Happy Mothers’ Day

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MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 31 March 2019 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Happy Mothers’ Day

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TOPIC: Happy Mothers’ Day (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 31 March 2019)

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Judges 11-12; Luke 6:1-26

FIRE SCRIPTURE: Proverbs 31:15-31

MEMORY VERSE: “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” – Proverbs 22:6

The MESSAGE:

Dear mother, are you guilty as charged? Do you know that you are a steward and will give account to God on how you played your role as a mother to your children?

On this occasion of Mother’s Day, women who are not playing their motherly roles right need to turn a new leaf. Some mothers have abandoned their parental role to housemaids. They see their children, God’s special gifts, only once in a week (Sundays). Some children do not really know who their mothers are because it is the housemaid they see all the time. They are confused. Mothers who have been denying their children quality time and attention will fail the stewardship test of God and be punished accordingly. Why should your career or business be more important than your child or children? Any work you do that does not give you room to serve God and take good care of your husband and children the way you ought to should be changed. A good mother must be responsible and accountable to God and her family. When you deny your children quality time, attention and motherly affection so much so that they hardly see you and are beginning to take grandma or the housemaid or a neighbour helping you look after them as their mother, you have failed in your duties and responsibilities to God and the children!

Some mothers leave their 15 years old daughters in charge of their younger ones. Such mothers leave the house before 7am and return at 8pm or 9pm. The truth is that the 15 year oldest child is not old enough to be left alone, neither is she old enough to be given the task of looking after her younger ones. Worse still, some of such mothers do not leave food and money for the children. Such teenage girls have been lured by wicked male neighbours and abused. Who is to be blamed? It is their mother.

Dear mother, don’t ever think your children do not see or note what you do. Be careful the things you do or say in their presence. Mothers who still have ungodly relationship with men outside their matrimonial homes are bad examples to their young sons and daughters. Likewise, mothers who put up ungodly attitudes like lying, stealing, quarreling need to know that their children will one day exhibit those traits. Today, resolve to be your child’s role model. Be the Bible they read and lead them to the Lord and His ways. Heaven will reward you handsomely for all these. Happy Mothers’ day!

MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE:A MOTHER IS THE ONE WHO IS STILL THERE WHEN EVERYONE HAS DESERTED YOU.

PROPHETIC WORD:You shall not labour loss over your children.

PRAYER POINTS:

MORNING

My Father, make me an excellent mother, in the name of Jesus.You the destiny of my children, receive the touch of God, in the name of Jesus.Every power calling the name and the heads of the children for evil, die by fire, in the name of Jesus. EVENINGMy Father, help me to be a good mother to my children, in the name of Jesus.Any power working against the success of my home, fall down and die, in the name of Jesus.O God, arise and make my children great in life, in the name of Jesus.Divine hand of fire, buy back my children from every satanic market where they have been sold, in the name of Jesus.

MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)

Flatimes Notice Board: Until you are born again, God ever abiding presence will never be with you. You must be born again to enjoy continuous victory. Please say the displayed prayer below in faith:

Lord Jesus, come into my life. I accept You as my Lord and Personal Saviour. I believe in my heart You died and rose from the dead to save me. Thank You Lord for saving me, in Jesus name Amen.

If you just prayed the prayer of salvation online please send your testimonies and prayer request to contact@faithoyedepo.org, 07026385437 OR 08141320204.

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March 31, 2019 Take Care of Your Younger Ones – Open Heavens for Teens 31 March 2019

Take Care of Your Younger Ones – Open Heavens for Teens 31 March 2019

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Topic Take Care of Your Younger Ones [Open Heavens for Teens 31 March 2019]

Memorise: “Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, that in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my father which is in heaven.” – Matthew 18:10

Read: Matthew 18:5

5 And whoever receives and accepts and welcomes one little child like this for My sake and in My name receives and accepts and welcomes Me.

Bible In One Year: Judges 3-5, Luke 7:31-50

MESSAGE:

Every member of the family has his or her responsibilities in the home. As a teenager, you also have responsibilities in the home. One of the ways you can help out in your home is by taking care of your younger ones. When you take this responsibility seriously, it is one less thing for your parents to be worried about.

First, you must make sure that your younger ones have access to speak with you anytime they want. Don’t be that big brother/sister who does not relate with them. When your younger ones are comfortable around you, they can tell you things that they may be too afraid to tell your parents.

Constantly ask your younger ones what they are up to in school, seek to know who their friends are. Help with their school work; push them to do better than they are doing. Correct them when they are wrong, pray with them when they have problems. Make sure you constantly watch out for their general wellbeing.

The good thing about taking care of your younger ones is that you will unconsciously want to make sure that you are a good example for them to follow, thereby becoming a more responsible person.

Prayer Point: Father, please give me the wisdom to properly take care of my younger ones, and while I do so, make me a good role model for them to follow in Jesus’ name.

Also Read: Teen Open Heaven Daily Devotional by Pastor Adeboye

Hymn 13:

1 Is your life a channel of blessing?
Is the love of God flowing through you?
Are you telling the lost of the Savior?
Are you ready His service to do?

Chorus:
Make me a channel of blessing today,
Make me a channel of blessing, I pray;
My life possessing, my service blessing,
Make me a channel of blessing today.

2 Is your life a channel of blessing?
Are you burdened for those that are lost?
Have you urged upon those who are straying
The Savior who does on the cross

3 Is your life a channel of blessing?
Is it a daily telling for Him?
Have you spoken the word of salvation?
To those who are dying in sin?

4 We cannot be channels of blessing
If our lives are not free from sin;
We will barriers be and a hindrance
To those we are trying to win.

Daily Devotional for Teen’s guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.

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