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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 11:06pm On May 20, 2019
MONDAY, 20 MAY, 2019


1 PETER 2:1-10
1. Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit,
hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking,
2. as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the
word, that you may grow thereby,
3. if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is
4. Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected
indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious,
5. you also, as living stones, are being built up a
spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up
spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through
Jesus Christ.
6. Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture,
“Behold, I lay in Zion A chief cornerstone, elect,
precious, And he who believes on Him will by no
means be put to shame.”
7. Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious;
but to those who are disobedient, “The stone
which the builders rejected Has become the
chief cornerstone,”
8. and “A stone of stumbling And a rock of
offense.” They stumble, being disobedient to the
word, to which they also were appointed.
9. But you are a chosen generation, a royal
priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people,
that you may proclaim the praises of Him who
called you out of darkness into His marvelous
10. who once were not a people but are now the
people of God, who had not obtained mercy but
now have obtained mercy.
I Peter 2:1-10 NKJV

This very interesting passage explains the kind of
priesthood believers have received; one very
contrary to the Levitical priesthood which is only
for Jews. Peter infers that Gentiles and Jews are
now drawn through Christ into a priesthood of all
believers. In this priesthood, he exhorts us in the
first verse on some things a believer must be
separated from. He further enjoins us to grow to
spiritual maturity by feeding on the unadulterated
milk of God's word (2).
We are living stones, a built-up a spiritual house
and a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices
acceptable to God.
Furthermore, the Bible states that we are a
chosen generation (Isaiah 43:20), a royal
priesthood (Exodus 19:6), and a peculiar people.
What an identity! Jews and Gentiles are now one
in Christ, same identity, same function. In the
Passover, the Jews saw their deliverance from
Egypt as being brought out from darkness into
Today, having been called out as a Royal
Priesthood, we have authority and responsibility
to offer sacrifices of praise, prayer, holy living,
etc. to God this year.

PRAYER: Lord, I give myself to you, build
me a lively stone for your use and let the gates
of hell crumble before me in Jesus Name.

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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 11:13pm On May 20, 2019
TUESDAY, 21 MAY, 2019


1 PETER 3:1-7
1. Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own
husbands, that even if some do not obey the
word, they, without a word, may be won by the
conduct of their wives,
2. when they observe your chaste conduct
accompanied by fear.
3. Do not let your adornment be merely outward
—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on
fine apparel—
4. rather let it be the hidden person of the heart,
with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and
quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of
5. For in this manner, in former times, the holy
women who trusted in God also adorned
themselves, being submissive to their own
6. as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him Lord,
whose daughters you are if you do good and are
not afraid with any terror.
7. Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with
understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the
weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the
grace of life, that your prayers may not be
I Peter 3:1-7 NKJV

To have a fruitful marriage, there must be of
necessity be inputs from three persons.
● GOD - The most important input in marriage is
God’s input. All other inputs derive their bearing
from God. God has provided HIMSELF and HIS
WORD for us in marriage: Himself as ever
present witness and HIS WORD as the
operational manual in marriage.
●WOMAN - In verses 1-6 of the passage, the
woman will need to be subject to her OWN
husband, not to her their boss, friends, parents
or even Pastor but her OWN husband. A woman
should constantly appeal to and charm her
husband with the beauty of the ornament of a
meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of
God a great price.
●MAN - The man is the head of the woman and
must love her dearly. The woman is weaker but
God has provided for the man the responsibility
to deal with her with understanding. This is
important in marriage because according to v.7,
his prayer may be hindered when he fails to
dwell with his wife with understanding.
Brethren, to have a successful marriage, all we
need to do is tap into God's provision for
marriage; as His divine power has given us all
things that pertain to life and godliness.

PRAYER: Father, grant me a submissive
heart and love for my spouse. Dear Jesus, please
heal, restore and build our homes and bless our
godly generation. Amen.

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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 1:45am On May 22, 2019


1 PETER 3: 8-12
8. Finally, all of you be of one mind, having
compassion for one another; love as brothers, be
tenderhearted, be courteous;
9. not returning evil for evil or reviling for
reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing
that you were called to this, that you may inherit
a blessing.
10. For “He who would love life And see good
days, Let him refrain his tongue from evil, And
his lips from speaking deceit.
11. Let him turn away from evil and do good; Let
him seek peace and pursue it.
12. For the eyes of the Lord are on the
righteous, And His ears are open to their prayers;
But the face of the Lord is against those who do
I Peter 3:8-12 NKJV

Love is the essential ingredient every child of
God needs in his or her life. If we are going to
live in love, we must learn to forgive one
another, whether the offender accepts faults or
not. You may be wondering, can I really love and
not render evil for evil? Beloved, God hasn't
poured his goodness, grace and forgiveness into
our lives so we can just enjoy it alone; we are
encouraged to shade these acts of His abroad (1
John 4:11).
Beloved, if God so loves us, we ought also to
love one another. God has so empowered each
of us through His love, it is up to us to stir up
the love, and let go of the hate, anger, and
Doing good involves yielding to the Spirit and
exhibiting the fruits He produces - love, patience,
kindness, goodness and self-control. When these
things are dominant in our lives, doing good is
the inevitable end result. God loves us so much
and wants us to share in His world of love.
Have you tried reaching out to love, and in return
you get hate? The Apostle Paul urges us to be
patient in helping one another (Galatians 6:9).
Dare to love someone today against all odds.

PRAYER: Dear Lord, please give me grace
to forgive from my heart. Help me to be a
solution to other peoples needs. Amen.

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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 4:32am On May 23, 2019
THURSDAY, 23 MAY, 2019


1 PETER 3:13-22
13. And who is he who will harm you if you
become followers of what is good?
14. But even if you should suffer for
righteousness’ sake, you are blessed. “And do
not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled.”
15. But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and
always be ready to give a defense to everyone
who asks you a reason for the hope that is in
you, with meekness and fear;
16. having a good conscience, that when they
defame you as evildoers, those who revile your
good conduct in Christ may be ashamed.
17. For it is better, if it is the will of God, to
suffer for doing good than for doing evil.
18. For Christ also suffered once for sins, the
just for the unjust, that He might bring us to
God, being put to death in the flesh but made
alive by the Spirit,
19. by whom also He went and preached to the
spirits in prison,
20. who formerly were disobedient, when once
the Divine longsuffering waited in the days of
Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which
a few, that is, eight souls, were saved through
21. There is also an antitype which now saves
us—baptism (not the removal of the filth of the
flesh, but the answer of a good conscience
toward God), through the resurrection of Jesus
22. who has gone into heaven and is at the right
hand of God, angels and authorities and powers
having been made subject to Him.
I Peter 3:13-22 NKJV

From our text today, we discover that you should
never be afraid in doing good.
However, you may suffer (persecutions, trials,
insults, etc.), for doing good, but such brings
blessing (see Matthew 5:10-12). In the midst of
the suffering, firmly resolve in your heart to exalt
Christ as Lord and always be ready to defend
your faith in Him. But you must do this with
gentleness and respect, having a clear
conscience so that those who speak evil of your
righteousness may be put to shame.
If it is Gods will for you to suffer, you must not
suffer for doing what is evil (see 1 Pet. 2:20).
Remember that Christ suffered in this way in
order to bring us salvation and also to witness to
the spirits who were bound in prison. This gives
us opportunity to share in Christs sufferings in
the good work done by faith in Him.
Concluding Thought: Christian suffering is
accompanied by a Christ-like attitude with the
determination to endure to the end (see Matt.
24:13). So, suffer in well-doing that Christ may
be glorified in your suffering.

PRAYER: Father God, strengthen us in
every kind of suffering and trial for righteousness
sake, and evermore be glorified in us. Amen.

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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 2:45am On May 24, 2019
FRIDAY, 24 MAY, 2019


1 PETER 4:1-6
1. Therefore, since Christ suffered for us in the
flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind,
for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased
from sin,
2. that he no longer should live the rest of his
time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the
will of God.
3. For we have spent enough of our past lifetime
in doing the will of the Gentiles—when we
walked in lewdness, lusts, drunkenness, revelries,
drinking parties, and abominable idolatries.
4. In regard to these, they think it strange that
you do not run with them in the same flood of
dissipation, speaking evil of you.
5. They will give an account to Him who is ready
to judge the living and the dead.
6. For this reason the gospel was preached also
to those who are dead, that they might be
judged according to men in the flesh, but live
according to God in the spirit.
I Peter 4:1-6 NKJV

Our text today reveals that Christ suffered in the
flesh as a human, so we too must have the
same mind-set as Christ (see Philippians 2:5).
We must arm ourselves to suffer to end sin as
well as fleshly desires in order to be guided by
the will of God.
After all, we have sinned enough in the past,
living like pagans, but now, we must stop sinning
and live righteously in Christ. This new life in
Christ will bring us insults from unbelievers who
are surprised that we no longer join them in
sinful living. However, we know that these
people will give account to God who is the judge
of both the living and the dead.
Concluding Thoughts: We have clothed ourselves
with the attitude of Christ and have parted ways
with our past life of sin (v.1). We are engaged in
the pursuit of Gods will, not our own (v.2). We
know the season for sinning is past (v.3). We
walk out of step with the world now (v.4), and
we endure the scorn of men (vs. 4,5).

PRAYER: I declare I am an overcomer
through Christ Jesus. Amen.

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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 4:44am On May 25, 2019



READING: I Peter 4: 7-11 King James Version
"7. But the end of all things is at hand: be ye
therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.
8 And above all things have fervent charity
among yourselves: for charity shall cover the
multitude of sins.
9 Use hospitality one to another without
10 As every man hath received the gift, even so
minister the same one to another, as good
stewards of the manifold grace of God.
11 If any man speak, let him speak as the
oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it
as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all
things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to
whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever.

The Bible passage today was written by Saint
Peter, the Apostle of Jesus Christ. Having been
a victim of persecution and Christian suffering,
as recorded in the Acts of the Apostles chapter
five (5), he, no doubt, had the credibility to write
this text to encourage suffering Christians that
had been dispersed during or due to persecution.
Tradition has it that Peter was martyred by
Crucifixion upside down.
Peter illustrates through this text that as
Christians in a non-Christian world or society, we
are stewards of hospitality. Although God will
judge the sins of society which have resulted in
human suffering, we as believers in Christ Jesus
must be greatly committed to each other, helping
and encouraging one another to keep on serving

PRAYER: I receive O Lord, a humble and a
contrite heart. Jesus, keep me near the cross
and help me carry it always as I submit myself
to the discipline of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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SUNDAY, 26 MAY, 2019


11. For the land which you go to possess is not
like the land of Egypt from which you have
come, where you sowed your seed and watered
it by foot, as a vegetable garden;
11. but the land which you cross over to possess
is a land of hills and valleys, which drinks water
from the rain of heaven,
12. a land for which the Lord your God cares;
the eyes of the Lord your God are always on it,
from the beginning of the year to the very end of
the year.
13.‘And it shall be that if you earnestly obey My
commandments which I command you today, to
love the Lord your God and serve Him with all
your heart and with all your soul,
14. then I will give you the rain for your land in
its season, the early rain and the latter rain, that
you may gather in your grain, your new wine, and
your oil.
15. And I will send grass in your fields for your
livestock, that you may eat and be filled.’
16.“Take heed to yourselves, lest your heart be
deceived, and you turn aside and serve other
gods and worship them,
17. lest the Lord ’s anger be aroused against you,
and He shut up the heavens so that there be no
rain, and the land yield no produce, and you
perish quickly from the good land which the Lord
is giving you.
Deuteronomy 11:10-17 NKJV

Most times we think it is our experience and
expertise that earn us business breakthrough,
hence we boast. Ordinarily, our efforts without
God's approval, will simply reduce us to mere
strugglers. Struggling is quite different from hard
work. In the gospel of St. Luke 5:1-11, Apostle
Peter struggled throughout the night without
catching a single fish but when God's favour
came upon his fishing business, he got fishes
that embarrassed his professional expertise.
In our text today, Moses the Man of God, was
kind enough to remind the people of Israel that
the Land they were about to take possession of
was different from the one they were leaving
behind. The former required struggle while the
new had God's favour. "It is a land the Lord your
God cares for; the eyes of the Lord your God are
continually on it from beginning of the year to
the end" (v.12). In other words, if you want your
land, which also represents your business and
handiwork, to receive God's favour, you must
obey the Lord absolutely. Then the Lord will
provide all you need to succeed in business.

PRAYER: God, bestow upon business your
divine favour in Jesus Name, Amen.

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MONDAY, 27 MAY, 2019


18. Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is
fitting in the Lord.
19. Husbands, love your wives and do not be
bitter toward them.
20. Children, obey your parents in all things, for
this is well pleasing to the Lord.
21. Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest
they become discouraged.
22. Bondservants, obey in all things your masters
according to the flesh, not with eyeservice, as
men-pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing
23. And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the
Lord and not to men,
24. knowing that from the Lord you will receive
the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the
Lord Christ.
25. But he who does wrong will be repaid for
what he has done, and there is no partiality.
Colossians 3:18-25 NKJV

The term Children’ refers to any child still living
in the home and under parental guidance and
care and is being provided for by his/her
parents. Children need to obey their parents for
various reasons which include:
They are doing Gods will (v.20) and by this act,
bring themselves under Gods blessings of
obedience (Deuteronomy 28:1-14)
To enjoy long life and prosperity by obeying both
their parents in the Lord and their biological
parents (Exodus 20:12; Ephesians 6:1-3)
Family replacement, Psalm 127:3: children are a
gift, not a mere product of virility and fertility.
They are an inheritance from the Lord. Without
children, the inheritance in the land would be lost
(Numbers 27:8-11)
So they can contend with the enemies of their
In Psalm 127:5, they are defenders when falsely
accused or insulted. They are God-provided
character witnesses.
They are family arrows and honour. This
accounts for the several pains families go
through when there are no children in families.
Children who want to fulfill their destiny must
obey their parents, not as only to their parents
but also obeying and honouring the destiny

PRAYER: Heavenly father, let your Grace
of obedience rest upon our children so that they
have the capacity to fulfill their God-given
destiny in Jesus Name, Amen.

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TUESDAY, 28 MAY, 2019


2 KINGS 2:1-15
1 And it came to pass, when the Lord was about
to take up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind, that
Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal.
2. Then Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here, please,
for the Lord has sent me on to Bethel.” But
Elisha said, “ As the Lord lives, and as your soul
lives, I will not leave you!” So they went down to
3. Now the sons of the prophets who were at
Bethel came out to Elisha, and said to him, “Do
you know that the Lord will take away your
master from over you today?” And he said, “Yes,
I know; keep silent!”
4. Then Elijah said to him, “Elisha, stay here,
please, for the Lord has sent me on to Jericho.”
But he said, “ As the Lord lives, and as your soul
lives, I will not leave you!” So they came to
5. Now the sons of the prophets who were at
Jericho came to Elisha and said to him, “Do you
know that the Lord will take away your master
from over you today?” So he answered, “Yes, I
know; keep silent!”
6. Then Elijah said to him, “Stay here, please, for
the Lord has sent me on to the Jordan.” But he
said, “ As the Lord lives, and as your soul lives, I
will not leave you!” So the two of them went on.
7. And fifty men of the sons of the prophets
went and stood facing them at a distance, while
the two of them stood by the Jordan.
8. Now Elijah took his mantle, rolled it up, and
struck the water; and it was divided this way and
that, so that the two of them crossed over on
dry ground.
9. And so it was, when they had crossed over,
that Elijah said to Elisha, “Ask! What may I do for
you, before I am taken away from you?” Elisha
said, “Please let a double portion of your spirit
be upon me.”
10. So he said, “You have asked a hard thing.
Nevertheless, if you see me when I am taken
from you, it shall be so for you; but if not, it shall
not be so. ”
11. Then it happened, as they continued on and
talked, that suddenly a chariot of fire appeared
with horses of fire, and separated the two of
them; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into
12. And Elisha saw it, and he cried out, “My
father, my father, the chariot of Israel and its
horsemen!” So he saw him no more. And he took
hold of his own clothes and tore them into two
13. He also took up the mantle of Elijah that had
fallen from him, and went back and stood by the
bank of the Jordan.
14. Then he took the mantle of Elijah that had
fallen from him, and struck the water, and said,
“Where is the Lord God of Elijah?” And when he
also had struck the water, it was divided this way
and that; and Elisha crossed over.
15. Now when the sons of the prophets who
were from Jericho saw him, they said, “The spirit
of Elijah rests on Elisha.” And they came to meet
him, and bowed to the ground before him.
II Kings 2:1-15 NKJV

Focus is the opposite of distraction. When a man
is distracted, he runs aimlessly and fights beating
the air (1 Corinthians 9:26). Focused people do
not concern themselves with civilian affairs (2
Timothy 2:4).
In our text, Elisha had every reason to be
distracted, both by his master, Elijah, who for
three times (vs. 2,4 & 6) asked him to stay
behind, and by the company of prophets
(presumably his colleagues) (vs. 3 & 5) who
reminded him how much his honour would
suddenly diminish at the exit of his master.
But Prophet Elisha remained not only resolute,
but focused. At the end, he became victorious
and the company of Prophets who hitherto had
mocked him, gathered to celebrate him (vs.
Focused people are achievers of inestimable
crowns. Do not allow your peers, environment,
circumstances, and challenges, etc., to distract
you from the target. Elisha had worse
predicaments but never allowed any of them to
take his eyes away from the target. His target
was a double portion of Elijahs anointing and he
eventually got it. Get focused on the target and
you will be successful.

PRAYER: Almighty God, I command all
detractors and their strategies to get out of my
way in Jesus Name.

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1. Therefore I exhort first of all that
supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving
of thanks be made for all men,
2. for kings and all who are in authority, that we
may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all
godliness and reverence.
3. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of
God our Savior,
4. who desires all men to be saved and to come
to the knowledge of the truth.
5. For there is one God and one Mediator
between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,
6. who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be
testified in due time,
7. for which I was appointed a preacher and an
apostle—I am speaking the truth in Christ and
not lying— a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and
8. I desire therefore that the men pray
everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath
and doubting;
I Timothy 2:1-8 NKJV

It is indeed a tedious task to pray for all men,
especially when you feel the injustices,
partialities, denials of rights and privileges,
unpaid salaries, the high level of impunity,
political marginalization, failed promises, outright
abuse of authority, corruption and falsehood,
around us. Loving men equally, thinking of men
equally and regarding them equally become too
difficult to comprehend. But while addressing
Timothy, his spiritual son, St. Paul admonished
therefore I exhort first of all that supplications,
prayers, intercessions and giving of thanks be
made for all men (vs. 1-2).
It is our collective duty to uphold Kings,
Presidents of Nations, State Executive Governors,
Bishops, Local Government Chairmen, States
Houses of Assembly members, etc., in prayers,
whether we like them or not, whether they are of
the same religion or not and whether their
policies are in tandem with the welfare of the
people or not. In short, we are not given any
opportunity to vary our prayers for them.
You are not praying for them because they are
doing well, rather you are mandated to pray for
them so that they can do well so that peace will
reign among us and in our environment. that we
may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness
and holiness (v. 2).

PRAYER: Release the spirit of prayer upon
your church, Oh God.

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THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2019


LUKE 24:49-53
49. Behold, I send the Promise of My Father
upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until
you are endued with power from on high.”
50. And He led them out as far as Bethany, and
He lifted up His hands and blessed them.
51. Now it came to pass, while He blessed them,
that He was parted from them and carried up
into heaven.
52. And they worshiped Him, and returned to
Jerusalem with great joy,
53. and were continually in the temple praising
and blessing God. Amen.
Luke 24:49-53 NKJV

Few days ago, I watched a movie where a group
of people were to embark on a suicidal mission,
otherwise called mission impossible, but before
they were to embark on the said mission, they
were warned by the eyes of their god (local
deity) not to go out without being fortified for
necessary protection.
Though this is the warning from a molten god,
the similarity to what our Lord Jesus stated in
our text today is obvious.
but stay in the city until you have been clothed
with power from on high (Luke 24: 49b). Anyone
who wants to embark on the ministry assignment
at any level needs the same fortification by the
spirit of ministry. The spirit of God is a spirit of
might, and of power, as well as knowledge, of
understanding, of counsel, of love, and of sound
mind, to inspire with courage and boldness to
confront of our common enemy. Without this
equipment, it is absolutely absurd to embark on a
ministry mission. The same warning is repeated
in Acts 1:4. It is very vital not to go without the
clothing of the Holy Spirit. Those who tried it
have made shipwreck of their ministry, hence the
warning. Be clothed to become relevant in

PRAYER: Lord, let your spirit cloth me with
tremendous strength and power for the
assignment before me.

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FRIDAY, 31ST MAY, 2019


LUKE 1:39-49
39. Now Mary arose in those days and went into
the hill country with haste, to a city of Judah,
40. and entered the house of Zacharias and
greeted Elizabeth.
41. And it happened, when Elizabeth heard the
greeting of Mary, that the babe leaped in her
womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy
42. Then she spoke out with a loud voice and
said, “Blessed are you among women, and
blessed is the fruit of your womb!
43. But why is this granted to me, that the
mother of my Lord should come to me?
44. For indeed, as soon as the voice of your
greeting sounded in my ears, the babe leaped in
my womb for joy.
45. Blessed is she who believed, for there will be
a fulfillment of those things which were told her
from the Lord.”
46. And Mary said: “My soul magnifies the Lord,
47. And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.
48. For He has regarded the lowly state of His
maidservant; For behold, henceforth all
generations will call me blessed.
49. For He who is mighty has done great things
for me, And holy is His name.
Luke 1:39-49 NKJV

Certain things happen that make us ask
questions like why and how, especially when
such occurrence is negative in nature. God once
said to Moses that He would show mercy to
whom He wanted to show mercy. Some people
are created to be short in height, some others
tall. God decides, we have no input to make.
Some persons are fair in complexion while some
are dark. It is God who elects whoever he wants
to represent Him. One parable captures this
vividly in Matthew 25: 14-30, where the owner of
the servants gives them gifts of talents: one
person, five (5) talents, another person, two (2)
talents while yet another got one talent, each
according to their ability. Gods election respects
no barriers, tribe, culture or nature.
Just as in our text, Mary the mother of our Lord
Jesus was not the only virgin in that land, but
God elected her to give birth to our Lord and
Saviour Jesus Christ.
By the reason of this, she became the blessed
among women; an honour bestowed upon her for
life. What has God elected you to do? What have
you been chosen to do both for God and his
kingdom? Remember that you are not the only
person qualified to do that assignment, but God
has preferred you. He will require an account
from you.

PRAYER: Oh Almighty God, give me
enabling grace not to disgrace your election of
my life, in Jesus Name, Amen.

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PSALM 1:1-6
1. Blessed is the man Who walks not in the
counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of
sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
2. But his delight is in the law of the Lord , And
in His law he meditates day and night.
3. He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of
water, That brings forth its fruit in its season,
Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever
he does shall prosper.
4. The ungodly are not so, But are like the chaff
which the wind drives away.
5. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the
judgment, Nor sinners in the congregation of the
6. For the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
But the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Psalms 1:1-6 NKJV

The first Psalm contrasts the way of the
righteous (the blessed) and the wicked (the
cursed). This contrast is clearly shown in the
Book of Jeremiah 17:5,7:
Cursed is the man who trusts in man.
Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord
According to the Psalmist, there is a way the
righteous will not walk, and a seat he will not sit
on (v.1). Additionally the righteous takes
pleasure in studying and meditating on the word
of God and applying its principles in his daily
living. His faith built on the word of God
continually nourishes him like a tree planted by
the streams of water, the result being that
whatever he does prospers (v.3b; Joshua 1:cool.
But the way of the ungodly (the wicked) is
markedly different.
The Psalmist sums his way as chaff. When
wheat grain is thrown in the air, the chaff is
blown away by the wind, to be consumed by fire
(Isaiah 5:24). So is the way of the ungodly. In
Gods scheme of eternity, he will be separated
away from the righteous.
The Lord knows the way of the righteous (v.6).
You have a choice to make today: whether to
choose the path of righteousness or the way of
the wicked. Your choice determines your end.

PRAYER: Holy Spirit of God, search
me and know my heart and see if there be any
wicked way in me and lead me in the way of
returning wholly to the Lord.

IT'S JUNE!....

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JOHN 16: 12 -24
12.“I still have many things to say to you, but
you cannot bear them now.
13. However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has
come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will
not speak on His own authority, but whatever He
hears He will speak; and He will tell you things
to come.
14. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is
Mine and declare it to you.
15. All things that the Father has are Mine.
Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and
declare it to you.
16.“A little while, and you will not see Me; and
again a little while, and you will see Me, because
I go to the Father.”
17. Then some of His disciples said among
themselves, “What is this that He says to us, ‘A
little while, and you will not see Me; and again a
little while, and you will see Me’ ; and, ‘because I
go to the Father’ ?”
18. They said therefore, “What is this that He
says, ‘A little while’ ? We do not know what He is
19. Now Jesus knew that they desired to ask
Him, and He said to them, “Are you inquiring
among yourselves about what I said, ‘A little
while, and you will not see Me; and again a little
while, and you will see Me’?
20. Most assuredly, I say to you that you will
weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; and
you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be
turned into joy.
21. A woman, when she is in labor, has sorrow
because her hour has come; but as soon as she
has given birth to the child, she no longer
remembers the anguish, for joy that a human
being has been born into the world.
22. Therefore you now have sorrow; but I will see
you again and your heart will rejoice, and your
joy no one will take from you.
23.“And in that day you will ask Me nothing.
Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask
the Father in My name He will give you.
24. Until now you have asked nothing in My
name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy
may be full.
John 16:12-24 NKJV

Our text is part of a farewell speech Jesus gave
to His disciples (John 13:31-17:26). From the
passage, it is evident that they received the
message with sadness of heart, hence Jesus
restrained to say more. I have yet many things to
say to you, but you cannot bear them now.
However when He, the Spirit of Truth comes, He
will guide you into all the truth . . . (vs. 12, 13).
Truly, the Spirit of Truth, The Comforter, the Holy
Ghost from Heaven, the Lords promise, did
This Helper, the Holy Spirit, is One that no
Christian can do without. He is the ever-abiding
power of God available to the saints. He is the
one that gives you spiritual understanding into
the Word of God (16:13-14), tremendously
increases your prayer ability (Romans 8:26-27)
gives you boldness to witness for Christ (2
Timothy 1:7), increases your fruitfulness in Jesus
(15:16); establishes a love for God in your heart
(Mathew 22:27), etc.
Have you received the Holy Spirit? Is He working
in you to produce the fruit of the Spirit? Jesus
said even if you have not asked of Him till now,
ask now and you will receive the blessed life in
the Spirit that your joy may be full (v.24). Can
you ask now?

PRAYER: Righteous Father, I hunger and
thirst after your righteousness. Send your Holy
Spirit of Promise to fill me through and through
in Jesus Name. Amen.

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PSALM 2: 1-12
1. Why do the nations rage, And the people plot
a vain thing?
2. The kings of the earth set themselves, And
the rulers take counsel together, Against the
Lord and against His Anointed, saying,
3.“Let us break Their bonds in pieces And cast
away Their cords from us.”
4. He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The
Lord shall hold them in derision.
5. Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, And
distress them in His deep displeasure:
6.“Yet I have set My King On My holy hill of
7.“I will declare the decree: The Lord has said to
Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.
8. Ask of Me, and I will give You The nations for
Your inheritance, And the ends of the earth for
Your possession.
9. You shall break them with a rod of iron; You
shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.’

10. Now therefore, be wise, O kings; Be
instructed, you judges of the earth.
11. Serve the Lord with fear, And rejoice with
12. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, And you
perish in the way, When His wrath is kindled but
a little. Blessed are all those who put their trust
in Him.
Psalms 2:1-12 NKJV

The background to our text may be seen in the
context of hostility shown by Gentile nations and
their kings against Israel. In another sense,
especially in reference to Act 4:23-36; the
passage is a foretelling of the hostility people of
the world will show to Jesus and Christians.
From birth, Christ (and His Kingdom) faced
hostilities. King Herod ordered all male children
of two years in Bethlehem to be killed just to get
rid of the baby Jesus (Mathew 2:16). Many
Jews, including Priests who refused to
acknowledge Jesus as the Messiah conspired to
have Him killed in place of a notorious criminal
(Luke 23:12-18).
There is so much hostility against Jesus coming
in different forms in our world today. Worthy of
note are the activities of the insurgents, mostly
in northern Nigeria. This is evident in the
abduction of students, burning of Churches and
killing of Christians. You may even be facing
persecution on account of your faith. You can be
assured of the Lords presence in your affliction
or persecution, for no hostility against Jesus can

PRAYER : Lord Jesus, I thank you that no
hostility against you can stand. Give me grace to
stand firm in the days of trouble. Amen.

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THEME God Alone can deliver

TEXT: *Psalm 3: 1-8*
1. Lord , how they have increased who trouble
me! Many are they who rise up against me.
2. Many are they who say of me, “ There is no
help for him in God.” Selah
3. But You, O Lord , are a shield for me, My glory
and the One who lifts up my head.
4. I cried to the Lord with my voice, And He
heard me from His holy hill. SelahI
5. I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the Lord
sustained me.
6. I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people
Who have set themselves against me all around.
7. Arise, O Lord ; Save me, O my God! For You
have struck all my enemies on the cheekbone;
You have broken the teeth of the ungodly.
8. Salvation belongs to the Lord . Your blessing
is upon Your people. Selah
Psalms 3:1-8 NKJV
The background of this passage is when David
hurriedly fled from the insurrection of his son
Absalom (2 Samuel 15:13, 14). It was a time of
great distress and danger in the life of David.
Most of his friends and associates abandoned
him and joined the ranks of Absalom (1, 2; 2
Samuel 15:13). The situation was so bad that
many concluded he was beyond Gods help (2
Samuel 16:cool. In 2 Samuel 15:30, you see how
humiliated David felt as he walked barefooted on
the Mount of Olive, facing barrage of insults and
curses from the likes of Shimei.
In this state of distress and humiliation, David
still trusted God and cried out for His protection.
His faith in God, especially in remembrance of
how God had delivered him from previous
enemies Goliath and Saul - encouraged him to
sleep in peace in spite of the prevailing danger
(vs. 3, 5, and 6). In the end God granted him
Many are the afflictions of the righteous but the
Lord delivers him from them all - Psalms 34:19.
And they that put their trust in the Lord will
never be put to shame - Roman 10:11.
Beloved, it is possible you are currently facing
challenges or betrayal from business associates,
trusted friends or family members. Be confident
that the Lord alone can deliver even in the face
of death.

PRAYER: Father deliver me from all my

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TEXT: PSALMS 4: 1 -8
1. Hear me when I call, O God of my
righteousness! You have relieved me in my
distress; Have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.
2. How long, O you sons of men, Will you turn my
glory to shame? How long will you love
worthlessness And seek falsehood? Selah
3. But know that the Lord has set apart for
Himself him who is godly; The Lord will hear
when I call to Him.
4. Be angry, and do not sin. Meditate within your
heart on your bed, and be still. Selah
5. Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, And put
your trust in the Lord .
6. There are many who say, “Who will show us
any good?” Lord , lift up the light of Your
countenance upon us.
7. You have put gladness in my heart, More than
in the season that their grain and wine
8. I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; For
You alone, O Lord , make me dwell in safety.
Psalms 4:1-8 NKJV
In todays passage, David expresses trust in God
in time of great distress. The Psalm was
composed on the same occasion as Psalm 3,
when Absalom rebelled against him, and all the
hearts of Israel went after Absalom (2 Samuel
15:13). David expresses faith that God would see
him through his ordeal. In verse 2, he brings
before God in prayer, those who wanted to
truncate his kingship over Israel by aligning
themselves with Absalom. His trust in verse 3 is
that God knows whom He has set apart to rule
His people. Consequently in verse 4, David
advises his faithful followers who were zealous
for his cause not to allow their anger lead them
into sin. (See Ephesians 4:26; 2 Samuel 19:5-6).
In the closing part of the prayer, verses 6-8,
David expresses the confidence that though
many may not give him a chance of surviving his
ordeal, the Lord who delivered him in the past,
would yet deliver him. Based on this assurance,
he could confidently say that the joy in his soul
was greater than the increase of corn and wine
and with Gods peace in his heart, he slept in
spite of the prevailing danger (2 Samuel 17:2).
Do you have this kind of Davids peace? There is
deep spiritual lesson in trial: never look at the
circumstance look at the God of all
circumstances who gives peace in the face of

PRAYER: O Lord let the expectation of the
wicked over my life be disappointed and let your
peace reign in me.

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TEXT: PSALMS 5: 1 -12
1. Give ear to my words, O Lord , Consider my
2. Give heed to the voice of my cry, My King and
my God, For to You I will pray.
3. My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord
; In the morning I will direct it to You, And I will
look up.
4. For You are not a God who takes pleasure in
wickedness, Nor shall evil dwell with You.
5. The boastful shall not stand in Your sight; You
hate all workers of iniquity.
6. You shall destroy those who speak falsehood;
The Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful
7. But as for me, I will come into Your house in
the multitude of Your mercy; In fear of You I will
worship toward Your holy temple.
8. Lead me, O Lord , in Your righteousness
because of my enemies; Make Your way straight
before my face.
9. For there is no faithfulness in their mouth;
Their inward part is destruction; Their throat is
an open tomb; They flatter with their tongue.
10. Pronounce them guilty, O God! Let them fall
by their own counsels; Cast them out in the
multitude of their transgressions, For they have
rebelled against You.
11. But let all those rejoice who put their trust in
You; Let them ever shout for joy, because You
defend them; Let those also who love Your name
Be joyful in You.
12. For You, O Lord , will bless the righteous;
With favor You will surround him as with a shield.
Psalms 5:1-12 NKJV
This Psalm is a morning prayer just as Psalm 4 is
an evening prayer (Psalm 4:cool. The psalm
progresses in five divisions (1) a call of God to
hear (2) an affirmation of hatred for evil (3) a
call for help (4) prayer for destruction of the
wicked and (5) prayer for protection of the
righteous. David acknowledges God as the
Source of his strength (vs. 1, 10-12). He is quick
to point out things that God opposes in verse 4:
the boastful, workers of iniquity and those who
speak falsehood. After praying for himself (vs. 7,
cool and for the wicked (vs. 9, 10), David prayed
for the righteous (vs.11, 12).
From the passage, we learn the importance of
starting the day with God in prayers, the same
way Jesus did (Mark 1:35). We should also
cultivate the habit of drawing closer to God in
praise and prayer even in times of trouble.

PRAYER: Pray for Christians and Church
leaders who are under various attacks.

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1. O Lord , do not rebuke me in Your anger, Nor
chasten me in Your hot displeasure.
2. Have mercy on me, O Lord , for I am weak; O
Lord , heal me, for my bones are troubled.
3. My soul also is greatly troubled; But You, O
Lord —how long?
4. Return, O Lord , deliver me! Oh, save me for
Your mercies’ sake!
5. For in death there is no remembrance of You;
In the grave who will give You thanks?
6. I am weary with my groaning; All night I make
my bed swim; I drench my couch with my tears.
7. My eye wastes away because of grief; It
grows old because of all my enemies.
8. Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity;
For the Lord has heard the voice of my weeping.
9. The Lord has heard my supplication; The Lord
will receive my prayer.
10. Let all my enemies be ashamed and greatly
troubled; Let them turn back and be ashamed
Psalms 6:1-10 NKJV

This is Davids prayer of penitence. It can be
linked to Davids confession when Nathan the
prophet convicted him of adultery with
Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11). Have mercy upon me
is the cry (Psalm 6:2; 51:1). In his state of moral
agony, David wept until his bed was soaked with
his tears (v.6). From verses 2 to 6 and in the
whole of Psalm 51, you see deep godly sorrow in
David. And from verse 8, you see joy (for
answered prayer) returning to David, The Lord
has heard my supplication, let all my enemies be
ashamed. 1John 1:9 encourages you to confess
your sins (and forsake them) because God is
faithful and just to forgive and to cleanse you
from them all.
All sins are grievous in the sight of God but note
the warning in 1 Corinthians 6:18 concerning
sexual immorality. In the case of David, this sin
affected all facets of his life. It led to broken
bones (Psalm 51:cool; a soiled heart (Psalm 51:1),
a withdrawal of the Lords presence (Psalm
51:11) and a loss of fellowship with the Holy
Spirit and a lot more. With the ravaging
consequences of sexual immorality evident in
broken homes, and life-threatening sexually
transmitted diseases, Gods people should flee
every appearance of sin.

PRAYER: Have mercy on me oh Lord and
cleanse me from sin.

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1. O Lord my God, in You I put my trust; Save me
from all those who persecute me; And deliver
2. Lest they tear me like a lion, Rending me in
pieces, while there is none to deliver.
3. O Lord my God, if I have done this: If there is
iniquity in my hands,
4. If I have repaid evil to him who was at peace
with me, Or have plundered my enemy without
5. Let the enemy pursue me and overtake me;
Yes, let him trample my life to the earth, And lay
my honor in the dust. Selah
6. Arise, O Lord , in Your anger; Lift Yourself up
because of the rage of my enemies; Rise up for
me to the judgment You have commanded!
7. So the congregation of the peoples shall
surround You; For their sakes, therefore, return
on high.
8. The Lord shall judge the peoples; Judge me, O
Lord , according to my righteousness, And
according to my integrity within me.
9. Oh, let the wickedness of the wicked come to
an end, But establish the just; For the righteous
God tests the hearts and minds.
10. My defense is of God, Who saves the upright
in heart.
11. God is a just judge, And God is angry with
the wicked every day.
12. If he does not turn back, He will sharpen His
sword; He bends His bow and makes it ready.
13. He also prepares for Himself instruments of
death; He makes His arrows into fiery shafts.
14. Behold, the wicked brings forth iniquity; Yes,
he conceives trouble and brings forth falsehood.
15. He made a pit and dug it out, And has fallen
into the ditch which he made.
16. His trouble shall return upon his own head,
And his violent dealing shall come down on his
own crown.
17. I will praise the Lord according to His
righteousness, And will sing praise to the name
of the Lord Most High.
Psalms 7:1-17 NKJV

In todays passage, Davids proof of innocence did
not stem from pride or refusal to acknowledge
guilt but from the insight that he could not
expect God to help him if he were as guilty as
his enemy. David confesses unknown sins that
may have warranted his troubles. But in his
flight, David did not take revenge (1Samuel
24:1-22; 26:1-25). Davids confidence of his
righteous standing with God, moves him to call
on Him to judge him with appropriate punishment
(if found guilty).
God is a just Judge of both the righteous and the
wicked. His blessing comes upon the righteous
and His anger upon the wicked (unrepentant
sinners). Verse 12 says that if a man does not
turn from wickedness, God will sharpen His
sword to devour him. Hebrew 10:31 also says, it
is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the
living God. The good news is that God is
patiently waiting for the wicked to repent and
turn away from his wickedness. Davids prayer is
complete. He puts himself up for Gods scrutiny
before putting up his enemy forward for
judgment. Learn to do likewise.

PRAYER: O Lord in your judgment, remember

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19. Then, the same day at evening, being the
first day of the week, when the doors were shut
where the disciples were assembled, for fear of
the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst,
and said to them, “Peace be with you.”
20. When He had said this, He showed them His
hands and His side.
Then the disciples were glad when they saw the
21. So Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you!
As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.”
22. And when He had said this, He breathed on
them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.
23. If you forgive the sins of any, they are
forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they
are retained.”
24. Now Thomas, called the Twin, one of the
twelve, was not with them when Jesus came.
25. The other disciples therefore said to him,
“We have seen the Lord.” So he said to them,
“Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails,
and put my finger into the print of the nails, and
put my hand into His side, I will not believe.”
26. And after eight days His disciples were again
inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the
doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and
said, “Peace to you!”
27. Then He said to Thomas, “Reach your finger
here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand
here, and put it into My side. Do not be
unbelieving, but believing.”
28. And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My
Lord and my God!”
29. Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you
have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are
those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
30. And truly Jesus did many other signs in the
presence of His disciples, which are not written
in this book;
31. but these are written that you may believe
that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and
that believing you may have life in His name.
John 20:19-31 NKJV

In our passage today, the disciples woke to the
surprise news that the Lord had risen. For fear of
being accused of taking the Body of Christ away,
they hid themselves behind closed doors. More
surprises: Jesus came in and stood before them
in spite of the secured doors. He restored peace
to them, convinced them He is the crucified
Christ and empowered them in the Holy Ghost to
go and preach the Resurrected Christ. Thomas
who was absent did not miss the action as
Jesus came back for his sake but not without a
rebuke that he Thomas, should learn to believe
without seeing.
The event of that day reverberates through the
Life of the Church. Jesus resurrection gives
backing to our faith in Him - we are serving a
Living God (1 Corinthians 15:17). On that day,
the disciples received the promise of the Holy
Spirit enablement to preach the gospel. Forty
days after, Peter standing before the same Jews
(he feared), but in the power of the Holy Spirit,
preached the crucified and resurrected Christ
with thousands of souls believing and being

Prayer: O Lord empower your church to
preach the Gospel


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1. O Lord , our Lord, How excellent is Your name
in all the earth, Who have set Your glory above
the heavens!
2. Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants
You have ordained strength, Because of Your
enemies, That You may silence the enemy and
the avenger.
3. When I consider Your heavens, the work of
Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You
have ordained,
4. What is man that You are mindful of him, And
the son of man that You visit him?
5. For You have made him a little lower than the
angels, And You have crowned him with glory
and honor.
6. You have made him to have dominion over the
works of Your hands; You have put all things
under his feet,
7. All sheep and oxen— Even the beasts of the
8. The birds of the air, And the fish of the sea
That pass through the paths of the seas.
9. O Lord , our Lord, How excellent is Your name
in all the earth!
Psalms 8:1-9 NKJV

When you look around you today, you will realize
the awesomeness of our God through His
creation. All of Gods works are wonderful,
excellent and perfect; this includes you. Of all of
Gods creation, mans position is the highest,
crowned with honour and glory. However, as a
result of sin, man lost his place of honour and
glory, but thanks be to God for the redemption in
The worth of a thing is determined by the price
one is willing to pay for it. As a result, your worth
before God is revealed by the price God paid to
redeem you.
Therefore you are worth so much to God. As you
face the challenges of this day, rest in the
assurance that you are worth so much to God

PRAYER: Thank you Lord for my position in
Christ Jesus

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BIBLE TEXT: ACTS 11: 19 -30
19. Now those who were scattered after the
persecution that arose over Stephen traveled as
far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching
the word to no one but the Jews only.
20. But some of them were men from Cyprus
and Cyrene, who, when they had come to
Antioch, spoke to the Hellenists, preaching the
Lord Jesus.
21. And the hand of the Lord was with them, and
a great number believed and turned to the Lord.
22. Then news of these things came to the ears
of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent out
Barnabas to go as far as Antioch.
23. When he came and had seen the grace of
God, he was glad, and encouraged them all that
with purpose of heart they should continue with
the Lord.
24. For he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit
and of faith. And a great many people were
added to the Lord.
25. Then Barnabas departed for Tarsus to seek
26. And when he had found him, he brought him
to Antioch. So it was that for a whole year they
assembled with the church and taught a great
many people. And the disciples were first called
Christians in Antioch.
27. And in these days prophets came from
Jerusalem to Antioch.
28. Then one of them, named Agabus, stood up
and showed by the Spirit that there was going to
be a great famine throughout all the world, which
also happened in the days of Claudius Caesar.
29. Then the disciples, each according to his
ability, determined to send relief to the brethren
dwelling in Judea.
30. This they also did, and sent it to the elders
by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.
Acts 11:19-30 NKJV

Our text explains that the continued persecution
in Judea, of the early church, especially after the
death of Stephen (Acts 8:1-4); led to believers
scattering to faraway places. In those places,
they met and preached the gospel to both the
Jews and Gentiles because the hand of the Lord
was with them (v.4). Their preaching was
confirmed by miraculous works as Jesus had
promised them (Mark 16:17-20). As a result, the
church grew and expanded in number and power.
In order to entrench the word of God in the lives
of new converts, Barnabas, a man gifted in the
teaching of the Word, was sent from Jerusalem
to Antioch to build up and encourage believers
Realizing that Paul had been chosen by God to
be a special apostle to the gentiles, Barnabas
sent for him to come to Antioch (v.2). It was in
Antioch that the disciples were first called
Christians. The reason is that they were said to
function as a group who separated themselves
from the commonly accepted religious practices
of the community. In other words, the name
Christian means One separated, and is of Christ.”
Are you of Christ? Have you been separated from
sin? Jesus Christ is available, give Him room in
your heart.

PRAYER: Lord, I give you my heart, keep me
safe in your loving arms.

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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 10:35am On Jun 12, 2019


READING: Psalm 9: 1-20 King James Version (KJV)

"1. I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.

2 I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.

3 When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence.

4 For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right.

5 Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.

6 O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and thou hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them.

7 But the Lord shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment.

8 And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.

9 The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.

10 And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

11 Sing praises to the Lord, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings.

12 When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble.

13 Have mercy upon me, O Lord; consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death:

14 That I may shew forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.

15 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.

16 The Lord is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.

17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.

18 For the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.

19 Arise, O Lord; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in thy sight.

20 Put them in fear, O Lord: that the nations may know themselves to be but men."

Today’s text begins with David praising God in his lips (vs. 1&2). He praises God for His marvellous works in his life, namely: (1) Turning back his enemies (2) Vindicating the cause of the righteous (3) Rebuking the heathen and (4) Destroying the destroyer. In verses 7-12, he acclaims that since the Lord renders right judgment without prejudice, he can be rest assured of having a place of refuge in God’s care. In verses 13 and 14, he prays for deliverance from those who oppressed him.

God has done so many wonderful things for us and we should praise Him every day. All the reasons adduced by the psalmist and many more we cannot count, should drive us to the place of praise. Praising God is an affirmation of God’s goodness and open doors for greater blessings. Never cease to praise God.

PRAYER: Take time to pray, praise and thank God for all His marvelous works in your life, especially for deliverance from your enemies.
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READING: Psalm 10: 1-8 King James Version (KJV)

"1 Why standest thou afar off, O Lord? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?

2 The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.

3 For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the Lord abhorreth.

4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.

5 His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.

6 He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity.

7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.

8 He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily set against the poor."

Yesterday, we saw David praising God. Today we see him protest and is seemingly angry with, God. "Why do you stand afar off, 0 Lord? Why do you hide from me in times of trouble"? (v.1). The Psalmist is terrified at what he sees as the prosperity of the wicked. In verses 3-11, he recounts the evil ways of the wicked: the wicked is boastful, encourages greediness, haughty at heart and God’s laws are far from him. Like a lion under cover, he catches the helpless and drags him off in his net. His victims are crushed and they collapse under the weight of his wicked strength.

The wicked, described above, represent the oppressors we have today. They are found everywhere, in public and private circles, and even in the house of God. However verse 14b suggests a way out. The oppressed must commit himself to God in prayer. You must note however that the way of the wicked is not hidden before God. Do not envy him because his end is terrible as you can see in Psalm 73:3-18.

PRAYER: Pray for those who oppress the poor in any form, that the Lord turn their hearts from their wicked ways.
Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 12:28am On Jun 14, 2019
FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2019


1. In the Lord I put my trust; How can you say to
my soul, “Flee as a bird to your mountain”?
2. For look! The wicked bend their bow, They
make ready their arrow on the string, That they
may shoot secretly at the upright in heart.
3. If the foundations are destroyed, What can the
righteous do?
4. The Lord is in His holy temple, The Lord ’s
throne is in heaven; His eyes behold, His eyelids
test the sons of men.
5. The Lord tests the righteous, But the wicked
and the one who loves violence His soul hates.
6. Upon the wicked He will rain coals; Fire and
brimstone and a burning wind Shall be the
portion of their cup.
7. For the Lord is righteous, He loves
righteousness; His countenance beholds the
Psalms 11:1-7 NKJV

The background to todays text is when Saul
pursued and determined to kill David at all cost.
On many occasions, David narrowly escaped
Sauls fiery weapons of destruction. In the Lord I
put my trust is his opening sentence. He was
surrounded by enemies and there was no place
to flee for escape, not even the mountains.
David saw his situation as a test of his righteous
standing with God (v.5), the foundation which
must not be destroyed (v.3). It was therefore not
surprising that David refused to take advantage
of opportunities he had to kill Saul (see 1 Samuel
24:2-7 and 26:7-10).
Davids decision to put his trust in the Lord (and
not in his might or the counsel of his army
general), is a lesson for you. The blessings of
putting your trust in God in time of testing are
many. They include: (1) Protection/Defense
(Psalm 5:11), (2) Deliverance from enemies
(Psalm 17:7), Latter day blessing (Job 2:9-10;
42:17-15), among others. Many are there.
afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers
him out of them all (Psalm 34:19). Do not take
laws into your hands.

PRAYER: I put my trust in you O Lord, let me
not be ashamed..

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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 3:37am On Jun 15, 2019


1. Help, Lord , for the godly man ceases! For the
faithful disappear from among the sons of men.
2. They speak idly everyone with his neighbor;
With flattering lips and a double heart they
3. May the Lord cut off all flattering lips, And the
tongue that speaks proud things,
4. Who have said, “With our tongue we will
prevail; Our lips are our own; Who is Lord over
5. “For the oppression of the poor, for the
sighing of the needy, Now I will arise,” says the
Lord ; “I will set him in the safety for which he
6. The words of the Lord are pure words, Like
silver tried in a furnace of earth, Purified seven
7. You shall keep them, O Lord , You shall
preserve them from this generation forever.
8. The wicked prowl on every side, When
vileness is exalted among the sons of men.
Psalms 12:1-8 NKJV

The political and economic setting at the time
this Psalm was written is similar to what is seen
in the country (Nigeria) today: the ungodly in the
society are flourishing. Pretence and deception
coupled with unfulfilled political and economic
promises are on the increase.
There are efforts by one person or group of
persons to manipulate and lord it over others for
personal gains. Consequently, love and trust for
one another and for the ruling class is on the
decline (vs. 1, 2). The writers prayer in verses 3,
4 is that the Lord cuts off all flattering lips and
lying tongues. The assuring words of verse 5 is
certain for the oppression of the poor, for the
sighing of the needy, 1 will arise, says the Lord
and set him in the safety for which he yearns.
No matter how hard pressed Gods children are in
the hands of those in authority and those who
oppose them, they should pray positively for
them, so that by their prayers, God will touch
them to repentance and cause a conducive and
peaceful atmosphere to prevail and for the
righteous to be raised unto seats of power for
people to rejoice (1Timothy 2:2-3 and Proverbs

Prayer: Pray for your Nation, for peace and
accommodation of one another, and especially
for God to raise God-fearing people to positions
of authority.

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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 12:39am On Jun 16, 2019


TOPIC: Characteristics of godly Leadership 6:
Mercy, Compassion, Kindness and Slow to anger.
TEXTS: Mark.8:1-8; Luke 9:10-11.
help us understand ‘mercy’, ‘compassion’,
‘kindness’ and being ‘slow to anger’ in leadership;
appreciate practical expressions of these virtues
to ease application as leaders;
recognise the implications of not demonstrating
these virtues as leaders.

INTRODUCTION: These four attributes are similar
but have some difference. Compassion produces
the others. Therefore, to have mercy, be kind or
slow to anger demands that we develop
compassion. Godly leaders need to develop
compassion like Jesus Christ (Matt.15:32; Mat
18:27; Mat 20:34) because it nearly always
manifests in practical ways. With a shepherd's
attitude of compassion, godly leaders can easily
forgive and show kindness even in the worst of
situations to both their sheep and colleagues.
Generally, compassion is either enriched or
triggered to action by knowledge or the Spirit's

Explain the meaning of these godly leadership
virtues – ‘Mercy’, ‘Compassion’, ‘Kindness’, and
‘slow to anger.’

Identify specific acts of ‘mercy’, ‘compassion’,
‘kindness’, or ‘being slow to anger’ from: Mat
9:27-30; Mat 15:32; Mat 18:27; Mat 20:34; Mark
8:1-8; Luke 9:10-11.

What will be the results whether or not we
demonstrate these virtues in the Church? Gen
34:25-26 (cf. Gen 49:5-7); Psalm 41:1-3;
Prov.15:18; Ezek. 34:2-6; Matt.18:28-34; Mark

Are these virtues in short or abundant supply in
your church congregation? Why?

CONCLUSION: Demonstrating these virtues in the
Church is required of every Christian, especially
leaders. This is because the virtues (or
character traits) are an essential attribute of
God in whom we profess faith. Without them,
fruitful growing of a congregation may be an

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: To profess faith in Christ
without these virtues is an anomaly.

MEMORY VERSE: Psalms 41:1.
Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 12:43am On Jun 16, 2019
SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2019
(Trinity Sunday)


JOHN 14: 8 - 17
8. Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father,
and it is sufficient for us.”
9. Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so
long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He
who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how
can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?
10. Do you not believe that I am in the Father,
and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to
you I do not speak on My own authority; but the
Father who dwells in Me does the works.
11 Believe Me that I am in the Father and the
Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of
the works themselves.
12. “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who
believes in Me, the works that I do he will do
also; and greater works than these he will do,
because I go to My Father.
13. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will
do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.
15. “If you love Me, keep My commandments.
16. And I will pray the Father, and He will give
you another Helper, that He may abide with you
17. the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot
receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows
Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you
and will be in you.
John 14:8-17 NKJV

You cannot really know God without knowing
Jesus! The UNITY of the TRIUNE God (God the
Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit), is
not clear to many people in the Church. Philip in
our text, is in confusion about this. He has seen
Jesus but not the Father. He wants Jesus to
show him the Father (v.cool. Jesus points to him
that He and the Father are one. I am in the
Father and the Father is in Me and the words I
say and the works 1 do are not on my own
authority but the Father, abiding in me
continually (John 14:10-11).
The Holy Spirit who the Father sent in the Name
of Jesus is God and the Life of the Church. The
Holy Spirit as explained in John 16:12:14 does
not also speak or act on His own initiative but
speaks whatever He hears from the Father
regarding the Son, Jesus. In John 16:15 Jesus
says All things that the Father has are Mine, He,
the Holy Spirit will take from what is Mine and
will reveal it to you. In John 14:23, Jesus says if
anyone really loves Me and keeps My word, We
will come and make in him a dwelling place. Do
you feel His dwelling presence in your life?

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: No true knowledge of
God without the knowledge of the Father, Son
and the Holy Spirit.


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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 3:20am On Jun 17, 2019
MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2019


1. How long, O Lord ? Will You forget me forever?
How long will You hide Your face from me?
2. How long shall I take counsel in my soul,
Having sorrow in my heart daily? How long will
my enemy be exalted over me?
3. Consider and hear me, O Lord my God;
Enlighten my eyes, Lest I sleep the sleep of
4. Lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed against
Lest those who trouble me rejoice when I am
5. But I have trusted in Your mercy; My heart
shall rejoice in Your salvation.
6. I will sing to the Lord , Because He has dealt
bountifully with me.
Psalms 13:1-6 NKJV

It is human to cry to God in time of distress.
When solution is not forthcoming you may think
that God has not heard you or has even forgotten
you. This was the condition David found himself
that he exclaimed, How long will you forget me,
how long will you hide your face for me? This
psalm must have been written at a time David
found himself in anguish of soul. David is
desperate that God should hear him and lighten
his burden lest he died and his enemies rejoiced
over him (vs. 3, 4). Certain situations may
warrant you (as a child of God) to doubt the
presence of God in your boat or to ask if God is
really in your boat. Elijah prayed for death (1 king
19:4) when threatened by Jezebel. Martha
literally cast away all hopes on Lazarus based on
what she perceived as Jesus’ lateness to his
brothers situation (John 11:11).
The Lords presence in your circumstances is
assured. His promise in Romans 8:35-37
demonstrates this. In Hebrew 13:5b, Jesus
further attests that He will never leave you nor
forsake you so that you can always say the Lord
is my helper I will not fear. What can man do to
me? Gods divine promises are sure but depend
upon your continuous faith in Jesus Christ. To
them that believe all things are possible. Do you
have the assurance of Jesus abiding presence in

PRAYER: Pray for revelational knowledge of
Jesus Christs presence and work in your life so
that you can always give Him the worship He

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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 3:26am On Jun 18, 2019
TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2019


1. The fool has said in his heart, “ There is no
God.” They are corrupt, They have done
abominable works, There is none who does good.
2. The Lord looks down from heaven upon the
children of men, To see if there are any who
understand, who seek God.
3. They have all turned aside, They have together
become corrupt; There is none who does good,
No, not one.
4. Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge,
Who eat up my people as they eat bread, And do
not call on the Lord ?
5. There they are in great fear, For God is with
the generation of the righteous.
6. You shame the counsel of the poor, But the
Lord is his refuge.
7. Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come
out of Zion! When the Lord brings back the
captivity of His people, Let Jacob rejoice and
Israel be glad.
Psalms 14:1-7 NKJV

The text begins with a condemnation of the
fool.” ‘Fool’ in this context is not about mental
inability but moral and spiritual insensitivity. To
call someone a fool is considered harsh and
degrading. Jesus warns against it. You might be
in danger of hell fire (Mathew 5:22). A fool says
there is no God (v.1). In other words, a fool has
no room for God. He does not see God at work in
his life. (Romans 1:18-20). The lifestyle of a fool
is that of corruption and abominable works (.1).
Proverbs 26:12 describes a fool as a man wise in
his own eyes. Of such, there is no hope (of
eternal life). Verses 2 and 3 express the state of
an adulterous generation. The Lord looks down
from heaven to see if there is one who does
righteously but there is none, not even one. God
is still looking on you to preach to the dying
souls in this perverse and adulterous generation
(Ezekiel 22:30). The salvation cried for in verse 7
came through our Lord Jesus Christ, who
delivers from the captivity of sins. Are you
rejoicing in the freedom He gives?

PRAYER: Lord Jesus I thank you for setting
me free from captivity of sin. Empower me to be
an instrument to preach the salvation message
to others.

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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2019 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 3:45am On Jun 19, 2019
JUNE 19, 2019


1. Lord , who may abide in Your tabernacle? Who
may dwell in Your holy hill?
2. He who walks uprightly, And works
righteousness, And speaks the truth in his heart;
3. He who does not backbite with his tongue, Nor
does evil to his neighbor, Nor does he take up a
reproach against his friend;
4. In whose eyes a vile person is despised, But
he honors those who fear the Lord ; He who
swears to his own hurt and does not change;
5. He who does not put out his money at usury,
Nor does he take a bribe against the innocent.
He who does these things shall never be moved.
Psalms 15:1-5 NKJV

Galatians 5:16-21 contrasts the end of a person
who walks in the spirit and the one who walks
after the flesh. The latter will not inherit the
kingdom of God (v.21b). Todays text stipulates
the character of a person who is qualified to
dwell in the presence of God. The psalmist
classifies it into two: The Dos and the Donts.
The Dos for a person who is qualified to dwell in
the presence of God are:
Must walk uprightly and work righteously
Must despise those who do wickedly while
honouring those who fear God
Though it may be to his hurt, must be committed
to doing that which is right and fair (verses 2, 4).
The Donts are:
Must not backbite someone in order to destroy
his reputation
Must not make false or malicious statement
spoken or written to injure a persons character
Must not lend at exploitative rates to the poor
nor take bribe (v.3, 5)
The tabernacle of God (v.1) is today dwelling
with people in whom there is the Spirit of God
(see Revelation 21:3, and 1 Corinthians 3:16) -
those who obey the Dos and Donts listed above.

PRAYER: Thank God you are His tabernacle in
which His Spirit dwells. Ask for Grace that you
dont defile that temple.

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