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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2020 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 4:51am On Feb 02
DAILY FOUNTAIN DEVOTIONAL
Date: 2020-02-02
(Epiphany 4)

TOPIC: THE CROSS: THE FOUNDATION OF
SALVATION

TEXT: 1 CORINTHIANS 1: 18 -25 (NKJV)
18. For the message of the cross is foolishness
to those who are perishing, but to us who are
being saved it is the power of God.
19. For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of
the wise, And bring to nothing the understanding
of the prudent.”
20. Where is the wise? Where is the scribe?
Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God
made foolish the wisdom of this world?
21. For since, in the wisdom of God, the world
through wisdom did not know God, it pleased
God through the foolishness of the message
preached to save those who believe.
22. For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek
after wisdom;
23. but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a
stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness,
24. but to those who are called, both Jews and
Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom
of God.
25. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than
men, and the weakness of God is stronger than
men.
I Corinthians 1:18-25 NKJV

STUDY
The Jews believed that anyone who is hung on
the cross/tree is under God’s curse (Deut.
21:23).In spite of Isaiah 53, they could never
envisage a suffering Messiah. They sought for a
sign that would prove that the Prophet or
Messenger was from God. To them, a crucified
Christ indicated weakness, not power. They
looked for a Messiah who would restore the
kingdom of David, not one who would die on the
cross (v.22; Mat 16:1-4). To the Jews, this
message of the cross is a stumbling block and to
the Greeks, foolishness, but to those who are
called (both Jews and Greeks); Christ is the
power and wisdom of God (vs. 22-24).
The total debt for sin was paid on the Cross,
therebygranting pardon to guilty men and at the
same time, vindicating the justice of God which
stands out as the wisest and most remarkable
plan of all time. The cross is the foundation of
the Christian message. It is the place of
reconciliation. Jesus suffered and died on the
Cross just to save you from eternal damnation.
Come to Him in repentance now without delay
before it is too late.

PRAYER: Jesus keep me near the Cross;
And help me walk with you day to day, till I reach
Heaven. Amen.
HAPPY SUNDAY TO YOU!

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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2020 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 4:55am On Feb 03
DAILY FOUNTAIN DEVOTIONAL
Date: 2020-02-03

(The Presentation of Christ in the Temple)
TOPIC: HOLY TO THE LORD

TEXT: LUKE 2:22-35(NKJV)
22. Now when the days of her purification
according to the law of Moses were completed,
they brought Him to Jerusalem to present [Him]
to the Lord
23. (as it is written in the law of the Lord, "Every
male who opens the womb shall be called holy
to the LORD"wink,
24. and to offer a sacrifice according to what is
said in the law of the Lord, "A pair of turtledoves
or two young pigeons."
25. And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem
whose name was Simeon, and this man was just
and devout, waiting for the Consolation of Israel,
and the Holy Spirit was upon him.
26. And it had been revealed to him by the Holy
Spirit that he would not see death before he had
seen the Lord's Christ.
27. So he came by the Spirit into the temple.
And when the parents brought in the Child Jesus,
to do for Him according to the custom of the
law,
28. he took Him up in his arms and blessed God
and said:
29. "Lord, now You are letting Your servant
depart in peace, According to Your word;
30. For my eyes have seen Your salvation
31. Which You have prepared before the face of
all peoples,
32. A light to [bring] revelation to the Gentiles,
And the glory of Your people Israel."
33. And Joseph and His mother marveled at
those things which were spoken of Him.
34. Then Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary
His mother, "Behold, this [Child] is destined for
the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a
sign which will be spoken against
35. "(yes, a sword will pierce through your own
soul also), that the thoughts of many hearts may
be revealed."

STUDY
The presentation of Christ in the Temple comes
40days after Christmas. That is the interval
between the birth of a male Child and his
presentation as prescribed by the Law (Lev.
12:3, 4, 8; Deut. 16:16-17). This corresponds to
our present day Churching of women after Child
birth.
The parents of Jesus obeyed the command that
every first born male belonged to the Lord and
had to be redeemed (Exodus 13: 1-2; Numbers
18: 15-16). Jesus was presented in the Temple
as holy to the Lord. And as we commemorate
His presentation, we are requested to present
our bodies as a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable
to God, which is our reasonable service (Romans
12: 1).
When Jesus was brought to the Temple, Simeon
sang the Nunc Dimittis which announced that
with the coming of the Messiah, the old order is
superseded. He declared that in Jesus, salvation
had come (v.30; Mal 3:1-6). Jesus is the light to
the Gentiles and glory to His people Israel (v.32;
Isa. 49:6). He continues “Behold, this Child
(Jesus) is destined for the fall and rising of
many in Israel…’’ (Luke 2:34). I implore you to
accept Him today as LORD or you will stand
before Him tomorrow as your Judge.

PRAYER: LORD Jesus, I present my spirit,
soul and body toYou. Help me to live for you
forever. Amen.


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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2020 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 4:47am On Feb 04
DAILY FOUNTAIN DEVOTIONAL
Date: 2020-02-04

TOPIC: SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS

TEXT: EPHESIANS 1:1-10(NKJV)
1. Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of
God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and
faithful in Christ Jesus:
2. Grace to you and peace from God our Father
and the Lord Jesus Christ.
3. Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord
Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every
spiritual blessing in the heavenly [places] in
Christ,
4. just as He chose us in Him before the
foundation of the world, that we should be holy
and without blame before Him in love,
5. having predestined us to adoption as sons by
Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good
pleasure of His will,
6. to the praise of the glory of His grace, by
which He has made us accepted in the Beloved.
7. In Him we have redemption through His blood,
the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches
of His grace
8. which He made to abound toward us in all
wisdom and prudence,
9. having made known to us the mystery of His
will, according to His good pleasure which He
purposed in Himself,
10. that in the dispensation of the fullness of the
times He might gather together in one all things
in Christ, both which are in heaven and which
are on earth -- in Him.

STUDY
Our reading today dealt with spiritual blessings
belonging to us as a result of our redemption in
Christ. To redeem is to buy back from the slave
market. God bought us back from the slave
market of sin through the blood of Jesus Christ
who paid our price on the cross of Calvary. He
also rose again from the death to seal this deal
of our redemption.
Great spiritual blessings belong to whoever will
believe in Christ. From our passage, these
blessing include:
• Being “Saints” of God - God sees us as “The
faithful in Christ Jesus”
• Grace of God abides with us - Peace from God
and The Lord Jesus Christ
• God becomes “our Father” - We become
“Chosen” by God
• God sees us as “holy and blameless” - We
become adopted as sons and daughters of God
• We become acceptable to God - Our sins are
completely forgiven
• We have access to the mystery of God’s will
In fact, every spiritual blessing in heaven
becomes available to us in Christ. All these are
by the grace of God. Are you in Christ?

PRAYER: O Lord Jesus, come into my
heart and save my soul.

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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2020 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 7:43am On Feb 05
DAILY FOUNTAIN DEVOTIONAL
Date: 2020-02-05

TOPIC: SEALED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT

TEXT: EPHESIANS 1:11-14(NKJV)
11. In Him also we have obtained an inheritance,
being predestined according to the purpose of
Him who works all things according to the
counsel of His will,
12. that we who first trusted in Christ should be
to the praise of His glory.
13. In Him you also [trusted,] after you heard the
word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in
whom also, having believed, you were sealed with
the Holy Spirit of promise,
14. who is the guarantee of our inheritance until
the redemption of the purchased possession, to
the praise of His glory.

STUDY
Yesterday we meditated on the spiritual
blessings that are ours when we receive Jesus
Christ as Lord and Saviour. Let usconsider
another great promise we received in Christ- the
Holy Spirit. When Christ was about to leave this
world, He made a promise to believers that He
would send the Holy Spirit to help us and be our
comforter (John 16:7-9).
In our meditation today, we also see the Holy
Spirit as a seal (mark, stamp) that God has
made on those that receive Christ. He is a
deposit (guarantee, down payment) that God has
made on behalf of believers that all these
spiritual blessings would surely be ours at the
resurrection(v.14). Remember these blessings
were bought for us by the blood of Jesus Christ
to the glory of God. This is a great consolation
to all believers. No matter what you are passing
through, do not be discouraged. God is working
out His purpose for us. It will surely be well in
Christ!

PRAYER: Thank you Lord Jesus for great
and exceeding promises you have made to us,
Amen.

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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2020 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 4:57am On Feb 06
DAILY FOUNTAIN DEVOTIONAL
Date: 2020-02-06

TOPIC: PRAY FOR SPIRITUAL WISDOM

TEXT: EPHESIANS 1:15-23(NKJV)
15. Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in
the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints,
16. do not cease to give thanks for you, making
mention of you in my prayers:
17. that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the
Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of
wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him,
18. the eyes of your understanding being
enlightened; that you may know what is the hope
of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of
His inheritance in the saints,
19. and what [is] the exceeding greatness of His
power toward us who believe, according to the
working of His mighty power
20. which He worked in Christ when He raised
Him from the dead and seated [Him] at His right
hand in the heavenly [places,]
21. far above all principality and power and might
and dominion, and every name that is named,
not only in this age but also in that which is to
come.
22. And He put all [things] under His feet, and
gave Him [to be] head over all [things] to the
church,
23. which is His body, the fullness of Him who
fills all in all.

STUDY
In the past few days we have meditated on the
spiritual blessings that are the believer’s in
Christ Jesus.
There is a big difference between having the
blessings of God and enjoying them. We move
from having these blessings to enjoying them by
faith. For us to appropriate these blessings and
live in them, we need to pray, asking God to give
us the spirit of wisdom and revelation in knowing
Christ more. The disciples continually marvelled
at the overwhelmingly powerful miracles that
The Lord performed (Matt.9:33; Mark 4:41, etc.).
The same power is available to the believer by
faith. So we need to pray for spiritual wisdom to
walk in this. We learnt from our meditation today
that Christ is far above principalities and powers,
might and dominion, and every name that is
named, in this world and even in the one to
come. Christ is the head over all things and of
the Church. We are even seated with Him in
heavenly places (Eph. 2:6). How can the believer
understand, appreciate, and walk in these? We
need to pray for spiritual wisdom. That was the
prayer of St Paul for believers

PRAYER: : O God, grant me spiritual
wisdom! Amen

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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2020 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 5:49am On Feb 07
DAILY FOUNTAIN DEVOTIONAL
Date: 2020-02-07

TOPIC : GOD'S WORKMANSHIP

TEXT: EPHESIANS 2:1-10(NKJV)
1. And you [He made alive,] who were dead in
trespasses and sins,
2. in which you once walked according to the
course of this world, according to the prince of
The power of the air, the spirit who now works in
the sons of disobedience,
3. among whom also we all once conducted
ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the
desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were
by nature children of wrath, just as the others.
4. But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His
great love with which He loved us,
5. even when we were dead in trespasses, made
us alive together with Christ (by grace you have
been saved),
6. and raised [us] up together, and made [us] sit
together in the heavenly [places] in Christ Jesus,
7. that in the ages to come He might show the
exceeding riches of His grace in [His] kindness
toward us in Christ Jesus.
8. For by grace you have been saved through
faith, and that not of yourselves; [it is] the gift of
God,
9. not of works, lest anyone should boast.
10. For we are His workmanship, created in
Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared
beforehand that we should walk in them.
STUDY
We were saved by the grace of God through
faith in Jesus Christ (v.cool and all He did for us
on the cross. Works cannot save us; instead our
works are the result of our salvation, not the
cause of our salvation.
From our meditation today, we discovered that
God is at work in the life of the believer. It is
good for us to look back and appreciate God for
what He has done for us in Christ Jesus. We
were once dead in trespasses and sins. We were
living worldly lives under the spirit of the power
of the air (spirit of Satan) (vs. 1-2). This spirit is
at work in the life of unbelievers and leads to
eternal damnation in hell. Thanks be to God that
He saved us from all these and continues to
work in us by His Holy Spirit to make us more
and more like His son Jesus Christ, Alleluia!

PRAYER: Appreciate God now for your
salvation and continual work in your life. If you
have not yet repented of your sins, ask God to
save you and work in your life.

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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2020 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 5:55am On Feb 08
DAILY FOUNTAIN DEVOTIONAL
Date: 2020-02-08

TOPIC: CHRIST IS OUR PEACE
.
TEXT: Ephesians 2:11-15(NKJV)
11. Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles
in the flesh -- who are called Uncircumcision by
what is called the Circumcision made in the
flesh by hands --
12. that at that time you were without Christ,
being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel
and strangers from the covenants of promise,
having no hope and without God in the world.
13. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were
far off have been brought near by the blood of
Christ.
14. For He Himself is our peace, who has made
both one, and has broken down the middle wall
of separation,
15. having abolished in His flesh the enmity,
[that is,] the law of commandments [contained]
in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one
new man [from] the two, [thus] making peace,

STUDY
Today, many nations, societies and families are
facing various forms of conflicts, crises,
discriminations, disunities, and hardships. Broken
marriages, broken relationships, acrimonies,
social stigmatisations, political betrayals,
economic problems, spiritual/demonic attacks,
psychological traumas, unfulfilled dreams, and
loneliness have also stolen the peace of many
minds, luring them to contemplate suicide.
But the good news (Ephesians 2:11-15) is that
Jesus Christ, with His precious blood, has
secured an enduring reconciliation, unity and
perfect peace for all mankind who truly believe in
Him. He knows the social and economic crises,
the discriminations and deprivations, the
disappointments and frustrations, and the pains
and persecutions we are experiencing day. Even
your own deep-rooted worries are bare to Him
now. So, let not your heart be troubled. Just
trust Jesus and believe that He has washed
away your sins with His blood and reconciled you
back to God; He has removed all ordinances
against your destiny; He is smoothening your
relationships and asking you to forgive all who
offended you. He stands before you today saying,
I am your peace, look onto Me.

PRAYER: Lord Jesus, I believe that You
are my peace; please grant me the grace to
keep looking onto You in all my situations. Amen

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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2020 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 6:31am On Feb 09
DAILY FOUNTAIN DEVOTIONAL
DATE: 2020-02-09
(Septuagesima)

TOPIC: FOLLOWING CHRIST SHEEPISHLY

TEXT: 1 CORINTHIANS 4:1-13(NKJV)
1. Let a man so consider us, as servants of
Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.
2. Moreover it is required in stewards that one
be found faithful.
3. But with me it is a very small thing that I
should be judged by you or by a human court. In
fact, I do not even judge myself.
4. For I know nothing against myself, yet I am
not justified by this; but He who judges me is
the Lord.
5. Therefore judge nothing before the time, until
the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the
hidden things of darkness and reveal the
counsels of the hearts. Then each one's praise
will come from God.
6. Now these things, brethren, I have figuratively
transferred to myself and Apollos for your sakes,
that you may learn in us not to think beyond
what is written, that none of you may be puffed
up on behalf of one against the other.
7. For who makes you differ [from another?] And
what do you have that you did not receive? Now
if you did indeed receive [it,] why do you boast
as if you had not received [it?]
8. You are already full! You are already rich! You
have reigned as kings without us -- and indeed I
could wish you did reign, that we also might
reign with you!
9. For I think that God has displayed us, the
apostles, last, as men condemned to death; for
we have been made a spectacle to the world,
both to angels and to men.
10. We [are] fools for Christ's sake, but you [are]
wise in Christ! We [are] weak, but you [are]
strong! You [are] distinguished, but we [are]
dishonored!
11. To the present hour we both hunger and
thirst, and we are poorly clothed, and beaten,
and homeless.
12. And we labor, working with our own hands.
Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we
endure;
13. being defamed, we entreat. We have been
made as the filth of the world, the offscouring of
all things until now.

STUDY
In today’s Scripture, Paul indirectly uses his life
experience to advise the Corinthians to stick to
the right Christian lifestyle, to be faithful, humble,
non-judgmental, and true Christians who would
bless when reviled, endure when persecuted, and
entreat when defamed.
This lifestyle implies following Christ sheepishly,
following Him faithfully and steadfastly, doing His
will without complaining or doubting, being
humble like Him, allowing God to be Judge in all
situations, blessing our revilers, enduring all
pains and persecutions, entreating our defamers,
and seemingly being “fools for Christ’s sake” (vs.
10-13). Ironically, the truly wise Christians are
those who are fools, like Paul, for Christ’s sake.
As we prepare for the forthcoming Lenten
Season, let us consider/evaluate our lifestyles
and determine to follow Christ sheepishly for the
eternal gains of doing so.

PRAYER: LORD, please grant me the
grace to follow Christ wholeheartedly, to
maintain a truly Christian lifestyle like Paul and
make heaven at last, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2020 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 6:21am On Feb 10
DAILY FOUNTAIN DEVOTIONAL
Date: 2020-02-10

TOPIC: CHRISTIAN UNITY

TEXT: EPHESIANS 2:16-22(NKJV)
16. and that He might reconcile them both to
God in one body through the cross, thereby
putting to death the enmity.
17. And He came and preached peace to you
who were afar off and to those who were near.
18. For through Him we both have access by one
Spirit to the Father.
19. Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers
and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints
and members of the household of God,
20. having been built on the foundation of the
apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself
being the chief corner[stone,]
21. in whom the whole building, being joined
together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord,
22. in whom you also are being built together for
a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

STUDY
Today’s reading reminds us that Christ is the
source of Christian unity; the Chief Cornerstone
of the Holy Temple- the body of Christ. It shows
us how Christ removed the barriers of sin and
offences separating us from God and from one
another; how He reconciled us not only to God
but also to all who were hitherto our enemies.
By His death on the cross, the enmity with God
and His people died and we have become friends
and united with God and with all people under
the banner of Christ.
Shall we make void this Christian unity which
Christ purchased with His precious blood? No!
Shall we recreate the barriers of separation
between us and God and continue to live in
enmity with Him by committing secret sins? No!
Shall we continue to live in unforgiveness,
discrimination, acrimony and rancour with people
whom Christ has enjoined us to live with in
peace and unity? No! If your answers are No!,
like mine, let us pray.

PRAYER: Almighty God, please forgive me
all past sins as I forgive those who sinned
against me, and grant me the grace to uphold
Christian unity all the days of my life, in Jesus’
name. Amen.

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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2020 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 4:01am On Feb 11
*THE DAILY FOUNTAIN.* THE DAILY
DEVOTIONAL OF THE CHURCH OF NIGERIA _
(ANGLICAN COMMUNION)_

*DATE:* TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2020

*THEME:* PRISONERS FOR CHRIST

*BIBLE READING:* EPHESIANS 3: 1-13 *(NIV)*
1. For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ
Jesus for you Gentiles --
2. if indeed you have heard of the dispensation
of the grace of God which was given to me for
you,
3. how that by revelation He made known to me
the mystery (as I have briefly written already,
4. by which, when you read, you may understand
my knowledge in the mystery of Christ),
5. which in other ages was not made known to
the sons of men, as it has now been revealed by
the Spirit to His holy apostles and prophets:
6. that the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, of the
same body, and partakers of His promise in
Christ through the gospel,
7. of which I became a minister according to the
gift of the grace of God given to me by the
effective working of His power.
8. To me, who am less than the least of all the
saints, this grace was given, that I should preach
among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of
Christ,
9. and to make all see what [is] the fellowship of
the mystery, which from the beginning of the
ages has been hidden in God who created all
things through Jesus Christ;
10. to the intent that now the manifold wisdom
of God might be made known by the church to
the principalities and powers in the heavenly
[places,]
11. according to the eternal purpose which He
accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord,
12. in whom we have boldness and access with
confidence through faith in Him.
13. Therefore I ask that you do not lose heart at
my tribulations for you, which is your glory.

*MESSAGE:*
Apostle Paul gives a concise account of his
ministry in the verses of today’s passage. It is
very important that we appreciate that his
labelling himself a ‘prisoner’ is not in the
negative sense as is usually associated with the
word. Anyone who is imprisoned is often viewed
as one who has committed a crime. It is rather
an expression of commitment to a course or role
from which he wishes not to escape, no matter
what it cost him. For this, he prayed the
Christians at Ephesus not to be dismayed or
discouraged by his sufferings.
To discharge our ministries effectively and
successfully, we need to have a good
understanding (v.4) of the contents of the gospel
and our specific roles in sharing it. It is very
pertinent that we realise that in this ministry, we
are nothing but servants and privileged carriers
of the mystery of Christ. Anyone who must make
his mark needs to know that executing this task
requires the grace of God (v.7). Leaning on the
grace of God boosts our confidence and
enhances our availability. Mention is to be made
of God’s special disposition towards all who are
of the ‘lowly estate’ (v.cool, that is, humility. Can
we therefore like Apostle Paul, count ourselves
as both prisoners ‘for’ and ‘of’ Christ?

*PRAYER:*
Heavenly Father, I yield myself totally to You as
a prisoner for the sake of the gospel. Grant me a
perfect understanding of my specific role in
sharing this gospel, *Amen!*

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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2020 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 5:07am On Feb 12
DAILY FOUNTAIN DEVOTIONAL
Date: 2020-02-12

TOPIC: BUILDING UP THE SAINTS THROUGH
PRAYER

TEXT: EPHESIANS 3:14-21(NKJV)
14. For this reason I bow my knees to the Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ,
15. from whom the whole family in heaven and
earth is named,
16. that He would grant you, according to the
riches of His glory, to be strengthened with
might through His Spirit in the inner man,
17. that Christ may dwell in your hearts through
faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in
love,
18. may be able to comprehend with all the
saints what [is] the width and length and depth
and height --
19. to know the love of Christ which passes
knowledge; that you may be filled with all the
fullness of God.
20. Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly
abundantly above all that we ask or think,
according to the power that works in us,
21. to Him [be] glory in the church by Christ
Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

STUDY
The ministry of the word and prayer was well-
recognized by the early disciples as being vital
tools in nurturing the newly founded Christian
assembly (Acts 2:42). As evident in most of
Paul’s epistles, he was genuinely interested in
the establishment and building up of the saints
also. Instructions through writing and sincere
compassionate prayers were very prominent in
his letters (Rom. 1:9; Eph. 1:16; Phil. 1:4).
Prayer is a responsibility that every believer must
take seriously. Jesus showed this example also
in His ministry, for not only did He pray but also
taught the disciples to pray. This shows the
importance of prayer in building up the Church.
Do we as believers really devote time to pray for
the Church? Are we burdened by the need to get
young believers rooted and grounded in the love
of God and love for neighbours? Several
concerns have today taken over the attention of
many believers to the neglect of the spiritual
needs of the growing Church. Notable among
these is the undue emphasis on material
acquisitions of the Church. Paul’s key interests
as he mentioned were strengthening their inner
man, ensuring that Christ indwelt their hearts
and increasing their power to understand the full
dimensions of God’s love. Can we pause and
consider the havoc being done to today’s Church
as a result of weak Christians being raised up in
these last days.

PRAYER: : Lord, please teach us as
believers to pray for the Church.

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TOPIC: CHRISTIAN MATURITY

TEXT: EPHESIANS 4:1-12(NKJV)
1. I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech
you to walk worthy of the calling with which you
were called,
2. with all lowliness and gentleness, with
longsuffering, bearing with one another in love,
3. endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in
the bond of peace.
4. [There is] one body and one Spirit, just as you
were called in one hope of your calling;
5. one Lord, one faith, one baptism;
6. one God and Father of all, who [is] above all,
and through all, and in you all.
7. But to each one of us grace was given
according to the measure of Christ's gift.
8. Therefore He says: "When He ascended on
high, He led captivity captive, And gave gifts to
men."
9. (Now this, "He ascended" -- what does it mean
but that He also first descended into the lower
parts of the earth?
10. He who descended is also the One who
ascended far above all the heavens, that He
might fill all things.)
11. And He Himself gave some [to be] apostles,
some prophets, some evangelists, and some
pastors and teachers,
12. for the equipping of the saints for the work
of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,

STUDY
It is a fact that growth and maturity are
characteristics expected of any living thing.
Paul’s target as a labourer was to see Christ
formed in these young believers (Gal. 4:19).
Christian maturity hence can be simply described
as formation of Christ in us. A mature Christian
is known by the life he/she lives; a life worthy of
the calling characterised by humility, gentleness,
patience, forbearance, unity and peace (vs. 2&3).
Christian maturity is a virtue that is critically
needed among the people of God in these last
days if the Church must rise up to the great
commission that was handed over to her. To do
this, it is important that we recognise that
Christianity is all about one Lord, one faith, one
baptism, and one God (vs. 4-6).
Christian maturity brings about maturity in
Christian service. Christians worldwide are called
upon to understand that what makes for a
mature service includes recognising the fact that
we have all received the gifts we operate today.
It does not therefore call for any form of pride or
self-centeredness. Also we have been gifted in
order to equip our fellow saints for the work of
the ministry and further building up of the body
of Christ. We should make this our target. That
way, the church can look beyond some of the
negative attitudes in her which project her as
immature.

PRAYER: O Lord, it is my sincere desire
that Christ be fully formed in me and may I in
turn be a worthy vessel in Your hands to build
others up through the free gifts you have given
to me. Amen

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TOPIC: DON’T BE A BABY CHRISTIAN

TEXT: EPHESIANS 4:13-16(NKJV)
13. till we all come to the unity of the faith and
of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect
man, to the measure of the stature of the
fullness of Christ;
14. that we should no longer be children, tossed
to and fro and carried about with every wind of
doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning
craftiness of deceitful plotting,
15. but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up
in all things into Him who is the head -- Christ --
16. from whom the whole body, joined and knit
together by what every joint supplies, according
to the effective working by which every part
does its share, causes growth of the body for the
edifying of itself in love.

STUDY
Our text today in verse 14 points out that as long
as one doesn’t mature in the faith (our common
faith) and in the knowledge of Christ,such a one
will continue to be tossed around by every wind
of teaching and craftiness of men. Such an
unsteady person, according to James 1:7 should
not expect to receive anything from the Lord.
Many men are out there to prey on the gullible,
unsteady people with their sweet but untrue
teachings, flashybut fake magical miracles,
thereby enslaving them in the confines of their
so called ministries. Our faith is one; our
salvation is one in our one Lord and Christ.
Obedience to the truth, which involves studying
the scriptures, makes one experience that truth
and stand firm as a member of the body of
Christ. Growing in the Lord: In love, knowledge of
the truth, faith, righteousness and peace, is
maturity. Be mature, don’t be deceived but be
beneficial to the Lord.

PRAYER: O Lord, help me to grow to
maturity in the faith and in the knowledge of the
Son of God. Amen!

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TOPIC: CALLED TO BE DIFFERENT

TEXT: EPHESIANS 4:17-24(NKJV)
17. This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord,
that you should no longer walk as the rest of the
Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind,
18. having their understanding darkened, being
alienated from the life of God, because of the
ignorance that is in them, because of the
blindness of their heart;
19. who, being past feeling, have given
themselves over to lewdness, to work all
uncleanness with greediness.
20. But you have not so learned Christ,
21. if indeed you have heard Him and have been
taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus:
22. that you put off, concerning your former
conduct, the old man which grows corrupt
according to the deceitful lusts,
23. and be renewed in the spirit of your mind,
24. and that you put on the new man which was
created according to God, in true righteousness
and holiness.

STUDY
Becoming a Christian or having a true
association with Christ entails deserting every
old life of sin. Our text tells us that the thoughts
of the gentiles (unbelievers) are futile, their
understanding darkened and their living
separated from God. They have lost all
sensitivity of God and spiritual things, thereby
becoming carnal in their living.
Ponder a minute: What influences your
judgments?Where do you spend your time?On
what do you spend your strength, money and
wealth? Do you focus on material gains,
vengeance, sectionalismand fleshly desires or do
you meditate on fulfilling God’s purpose – mercy,
loveand godliness? Now judge within yourself, are
you a church goer (unbeliever)?Are you really
different from the world? A Christian business
man once told me of a colleague who, wanting
to avoid being regarded as one of the evil men in
society, decided to join a church. He happily
invited him to join his church, but before he met
him again, he had joined another church which
people advised him would hide his evil ways. If
you are called to be a Christian, put off your old
self, and put on the new self, created to be like
God in true righteousness and holiness.

PRAYER: Father please help me to live a
life that will make me different from the world.
Amen

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Date: 2020-02-16
(Sexagesima)

TOPIC: ADVICE FOR MEETING SPECIFIC
NEEDS

TEXT: JAMES 5:13-16(NKJV)
13. Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray.
Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms.
14. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for
the elders of the church, and let them pray over
him, anointing him with oil in the name of the
Lord.
15. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and
the Lord will raise him up. And if he has
committed sins, he will be forgiven.
16. Confess [your] trespasses to one another,
and pray for one another, that you may be
healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a
righteous man avails much.

STUDY
The Christian life is not always rosy;as long as
we are in this world, we,as believersmust face
trials, temptations and tribulations. Our reading
today tells us how to approach specific needs
weencounter as believers:
i. Arewe suffering? The Bible encourages us to
pray (v.13).
ii. Arewe happy and cheerful?Let us sing psalms
and praises (v.13).
iii. Are sick (v.14)?We should call the elders
(Ministers and other faithful believers) of the
church to pray for us.
iv. Theseelders are to anoint such as are sick
with oil in the name of the Lord. Such prayer of
faith will heal the sick or save the sick if he/she
is not a believer. If the sickness is as a result of
sin or unconfessed sin in the life of a believer,
he/she is assured of forgiveness (vs. 14-15).
v. The importance of confession of sin and
prayer by mature believers isparamount (v.16).
Such effective fervent prayer, God will surely
answer (vs. 16-17).

PRAYER: Thank you O Lord,for providing
us various ways of help in our difficult situations.

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Date: 2020-02-17

TOPIC: NO FOOTHOLD FOR THE DEVIL

TEXT: EPHESIANS 4:25-32(NKJV)
25. Therefore, putting away lying, ["Let] each one
[of you] speak truth with his neighbor," for we
are members of one another.
26. "Be angry, and do not sin": do not let the sun
go down on your wrath,
27. nor give place to the devil.
28. Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather
let him labor, working with [his] hands what is
good, that he may have something to give him
who has need.
29. Let no corrupt word proceed out of your
mouth, but what is good for necessary
edification, that it may impart grace to the
hearers.
30. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by
whom you were sealed for the day of
redemption.
31. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and
evil speaking be put away from you, with all
malice.
32. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted,
forgiving one another, just as God in Christ
forgave you.

STUDY
The Church, which is the body of Christ, should
be one, holy and spotless as the bride of the
coming Bridegroom, Jesus Christ. Unity in
holiness should be her watchword and goal.
The Church would be dysfunctional if bitterness,
rage, brawling and slander, falsehood,
unforgiveness, laziness, stealing, backbiting,
pulling down one another and other vices, exist.
The Holy Spirit of God who is with the Church,
would be grieved and desert her if these things
exist and persist. Then the Church would be at
the mercy of the devil who always seeks
opportunities to take advantage of her.
Therefore, every Christian should be careful
about his or her conductand make every effort to
build up one another - tolerating, sharing with
and caring for one another. Brethren, we must
work hard to keep the body of Christ one and
exclude every vice that the devil may hold on to
trouble us.

PRAYER: Dear Lord, may I have the zeal
for your church and keep in step with the Holy
Spirit. Amen.


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DATE: 2020-02-18

TOPIC: LIVE AS CHILDREN OF GOD

TEXT: Ephesians 5:1-14(NKJV)
1. Therefore be imitators of God as dear children.
2. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us
and given Himself for us, an offering and a
sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.
3. But fornication and all uncleanness or
covetousness, let it not even be named among
you, as is fitting for saints;
4. neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor
coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather
giving of thanks.
5. For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean
person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater,
has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and
God.
6. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for
because of these things the wrath of God comes
upon the sons of disobedience.
7. Therefore do not be partakers with them.
8. For you were once darkness, but now [you
are] light in the Lord. Walk as children of light
9. (for the fruit of the Spirit [is] in all goodness,
righteousness, and truth),
10. finding out what is acceptable to the Lord.
11. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful
works of darkness, but rather expose [them.]
12. For it is shameful even to speak of those
things which are done by them in secret.
13. But all things that are exposed are made
manifest by the light, for whatever makes
manifest is light.
14. Therefore He says: "Awake, you who sleep,
Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you
light."

STUDY
One sure evidence of salvation is living the new
life of Christ. From our text today, the scripture
clearly shows the expected lifestyle of believers
who have been delivered from the darkness of
this world into the kingdom of Light in Christ
Jesus our Lord (Col. 1:13). God is Light in whom
there is no darkness at all, and the fruit of that
light consists of all goodness, righteousness and
truth (v.9). As children of God, every Christian
should produce a fragrant fruit of outstanding
moral and ethical character. The Holy Spirit
enables the Christian to flee from all forms of
evil and purse after righteousness as seen in
Jesus’ earthly life. Moreover, the love for God
and the sincere desire to obey His word keeps
His children from sinful works. Surely, “No one
who is born of God will continue to sin …” (1
John 3:9a,NIV).
Unfortunately, these days many profess to be
children of God, yet indulge in sinful practices-
idolatry, fornication, adultery, cheating, stealing,
lying, covetousness, drunkenness, etc. Beloved,
examine yourself in light of these for Jesus said
“wherefore by their fruits you shall know them.
“Not everyone who says unto me Lord, Lord shall
enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he who
does the will of my Father…..” (Matt.7:20 & 21).
True children of God strive to be imitators of
their Father, living a life of loveand purity and
avoiding participating in works of darkness but
rather exposing them. (vs. 1-3,11). Therefore
prove your faith by the way you live.

PRAYER: Lord please help me to live as
your child and bear the fruit of the Spirit daily in
Jesus name. Amen

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Date: 2020-02-19

TOPIC: THE CHRISTIAN AND THE EVIL
DAYS

TEXT: EPHESIANS 5:15-20(NKJV)
15. See then that you walk circumspectly, not as
fools but as wise,
16. redeeming the time, because the days are
evil.
17. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand
what the will of the Lord [is.]
18. And do not be drunk with wine, in which is
dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit,
19. speaking to one another in psalms and hymns
and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in
your heart to the Lord,
20. giving thanks always for all things to God the
Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

STUDY
A Christian is one who is saved from sin and
satanic activities in the world through faith in
Jesus Christ, the Lord and Saviour. As a result of
this salvation and pure faith in Christ, the world
hates the Christian (Jn. 17:14).
This world that hates the Christian has Satan as
its master just as the Christian has Jesus Christ
as his Master. It is the deception and works of
Satan through men that has brought about the
evil days. “Evil days” are times of progressive
increase in ungodliness and unrighteousness. It
manifests itself in strong opposition to the
gospel of Christ, truth and justice; subtle
corruption of the gospel and the church of God.
These call for wisdom and godly actions on the
part of the Christian.
Our reading today gives instructions of what
Christians must do regarding the evil days. They
include: to be careful and live wisely not as fools
(v.15); to utilise every opportunity for the
advantage of God’s kingdom (v.16); to seek to
understand God’s will in all matters (v.17); to be
sober, yield fully to the control of the Holy Spirit
and worship God in spirit and truth (vs. 18-20); to
giving thanks always to God for all things in the
name of our Lord Jesus Christ (v.20). These are
God’s prescription for the Christian to overcome
the evil days, succeed in this present world and
finally inherit the everlasting kingdom of God.
Every Christian should accept and practise this
divine wisdom.

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, thank you for
your provision for me to overcome the evil days;
help me to commit myself to practising them in
Jesus name. Amen

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Date: 2020-02-20

TOPIC: CHRISTIAN HUSBAND AND WIFE
RELATIONSHIP

TEXT: EPHESIANS 5:21-33(NKJV)
21. submitting to one another in the fear of God.
22. Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to
the Lord.
23. For the husband is head of the wife, as also
Christ is head of the church; and He is the
Savior of the body.
24. Therefore, just as the church is subject to
Christ, so [let] the wives [be] to their own
husbands in everything.
25. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ
also loved the church and gave Himself for her,
26. that He might sanctify and cleanse her with
the washing of water by the word,
27. that He might present her to Himself a
glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any
such thing, but that she should be holy and
without blemish.
28. So husbands ought to love their own wives
as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves
himself.
29. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but
nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord
[does] the church.
30. For we are members of His body, of His
flesh and of His bones.
31. "For this reason a man shall leave his father
and mother and be joined to his wife, and the
two shall become one flesh."
32. This is a great mystery, but I speak
concerning Christ and the church.
33. Nevertheless let each one of you in particular
so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife
[see] that she respects [her] husband.

STUDY
True Christian marriage is the one where a
husband and wife seek to honour Christ as Lord
in their marriage by submitting to the word of
God willingly. It is a marriage where the authority
and Lordship of Jesus Christ is accepted by both
husband and wife. In the beginning, God
instituted marriage between a man and a woman
for mutual benefit and to bring glory to His name
(Gen. 1:26-31, 2:15). Later, sin entered the world
and corrupted all things, including the marriage
relationship. But through Christ, God is restoring
all things to His glory.
We should aim tohave Christian marriages and
not marriage as practised in the world outside
Christ. To achieve this, the word of God has
provided the unfailing wisdom to guidea man and
his wife.
God instructed the woman to submit to her own
husband as unto the Lord (v.22). Accepting and
obeying this is a proof of the wife’s love for the
Lord and trust in His ability to produce a glorious
godly marriage through her. So refusal to submit
to a husband’s leadership is refusal to submit to
Christ’s authority as Lord. God commanded
theman to love his wife as Christ loves the
church (v.25); even when the wife fails to
submit, the husband is to still love her; doing
otherwise is dishonouring the Lord.
Therefore as husband and wife honour the Lord
Jesus, the Holy Spirit empowers them to submit
to one another and a marriage honourable and
pleasing to God results.

PRAYER: Father thank you for the gift of
Christian marriage, help me to always strive to
honour Jesus Christ in my marriage. Amen

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TOPIC: CHRISTIANS SERVING ONE
ANOTHER

TEXT: EPHESIANS 6:1-9(NKJV)
1. Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for
this is right.
2. "Honor your father and mother," which is the
first commandment with promise:
3. "that it may be well with you and you may live
long on the earth."
4. And you, fathers, do not provoke your children
to wrath, but bring them up in the training and
admonition of the Lord.
5. Bondservants, be obedient to those who are
your masters according to the flesh, with fear
and trembling, in sincerity of heart, as to Christ;
6. not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as
bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God
from the heart,
7. with goodwill doing service, as to the Lord,
and not to men,
8. knowing that whatever good anyone does, he
will receive the same from the Lord, whether [he
is] a slave or free.
9. And you, masters, do the same things to them,
giving up threatening, knowing that your own
Master also is in heaven, and there is no
partiality with Him.

STUDY
As Christians, we are called to serve one another
in different capacities and settings. The hallmark
of genuine Christianity is service to God through
serving others in the family or society. Paul in
this letter stipulates how Christian services
should be, both at home and in the work place. It
is important to emphasise that we have our
heavenly Father who is the Master of all and He
will reward everyone accordingly without
favouritism (vs. 8-9). Both Jesus Christ and His
early disciples gave themselves to serving one
another (Mk. 10:45; Acts 2:44-47). Knowing this
therefore, our goal should always be to serve and
treat others in a manner acceptable and pleasing
to God. Then our homes and society will be filled
with the beauty of Christian service.
In the home, children should be taught to obey
and serve their parents in the name of the Lord;
the promise of God’s promise of long life to such
children must be stressed. Fathers in particular
are admonished not to provoke their children to
wrath (v.4). They need to depend on God on how
to train and instruct their children in love; so
they need to be careful not to displease their
children under intense anger. Christian workers,
especially those working for fellow Christians,
should serve with sincerity; not with eye service,
but as servants of Christ (v.6). God is faithful
and will never allow our true service to go
unrewarded. Christian masters are to treat their
servants/workers as though they are serving the
Lord, with love and sincerity. As Christians, our
services should reflect the gospel we believe and
proclaim.

PRAYER: :Lord, thank you for the privilege
of serving in my family, the church and the
society. May my services bring and establish
souls in your kingdom, Amen!

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Date: 2020-02-22

TOPIC: OVERCOMING THE DEVIL, HOW?

TEXT: EPHESIANS 6:10-20(NKJV)
10. Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord
and in the power of His might.
11. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may
be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12. For we do not wrestle against flesh and
blood, but against principalities, against powers,
against the rulers of the darkness of this age,
against spiritual [hosts] of wickedness in the
heavenly [places.]
13. Therefore take up the whole armor of God,
that you may be able to withstand in the evil day,
and having done all, to stand.
14. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with
truth, having put on the breastplate of
righteousness,
15. and having shod your feet with the
preparation of the gospel of peace;
16. above all, taking the shield of faith with
which you will be able to quench all the fiery
darts of the wicked one.
17. And take the helmet of salvation, and the
sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;
18. praying always with all prayer and
supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this
end with all perseverance and supplication for all
the saints --
19. and for me, that utterance may be given to
me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make
known the mystery of the gospel,
20. for which I am an ambassador in chains; that
in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

STUDY
Our passage informs us that we are in a serious
battle against powerful but invisible enemies.
These include “principalities, powers, rulers of
darkness of this age and spiritual host of
wickedness in the heavenly places.” Certainly, we
cannot see or identify them physically,therefore,
only Him who overcame them through His death
on the cross can decisively crush them for us
(See John 10:27-29; 1 John 5:18).Nevertheless,
He expects us to be involved in this
battle.Therefore, He provided for us every battle
instrument for the engagement. These include:
1. Being strong in the Lord and depending solely
on His power and might.
2. To put on the whole amour of God- (a) The
truth: standing on truth always, in all situations
and circumstances (b) Putting on the breastplate
of righteousness (salvation) in Jesus (1 Cor.
1:30); (c) Always confessing Jesus to the world
as the way of our salvation (preaching). (d)
Stand in faith always, to be able to stand and
ward off the fiery darts of the enemy. (e) Have
the sword of the Spirit (God’s word) fill our spirit
(Psalm 119:9,11). (f) Prayer –always praying
without ceasing (1 Thess. 5:17). (g) Put on the
helmet of salvation. Are you saved by being born
again? (John 3:3, 6).

PRAYER: Not by might, not by power, oh
Lord can I be saved. So Lord, take holdof me to
overcome in Jesus name Amen.

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Date: 2020-02-23
(Quinquagesima)

TOPIC: ONLY ONE WAY TO GOD

TEXT: COLOSSIANS 1:18-26(NKJV)
18. And He is the head of the body, the church,
who is the beginning, the firstborn from the
dead, that in all things He may have the
preeminence.
19. For it pleased [the Father that] in Him all the
fullness should dwell,
20. and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself,
by Him, whether things on earth or things in
heaven, having made peace through the blood of
His cross.
21. And you, who once were alienated and
enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now
He has reconciled
22. in the body of His flesh through death, to
present you holy, and blameless, and above
reproach in His sight --
23. if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded
and steadfast, and are not moved away from the
hope of the gospel which you heard, which was
preached to every creature under heaven, of
which I, Paul, became a minister.
24. I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill
up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of
Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the
church,
25. of which I became a minister according to
the stewardship from God which was given to
me for you, to fulfill the word of God,
26. the mystery which has been hidden from
ages and from generations, but now has been
revealed to His saints.

STUDY
Different people have adopted different ways or
means of getting to heaven. Such means
include: personalities, names, religion, ideology,
etc.
However, from our passage today, it is glaringly
clear that ONLY through Christ that ANYONE can
make it to God or heaven. This is because God
was pleased to reveal Himself in Christ Jesus
who came from heaven to earth to save us from
sin. He reconciled us to God by the cruel death
He went through on the cross of Calvary. By
shedding His blood, new life was transmitted to
as many as would receive Him as their Lord and
Saviour. This sacrifice pleased God so much that
He threw the door open to all who would mind to
come to Him for cleansing. He makes us His
children through Christ Jesus. Therefore, there is
no other name given under heaven whereby we
must be saved (Acts 4:12).
Friend, turn to Jesus now;surrender your life to
Him. Your good deeds, philanthropy, religion,
ideas or philosophies-nothing other than
repenting from your sin and embracing Jesus
Christ will take you to God (read Hebrews
2:14-18, 10:14, 19-23).

PRAYER: Lord, I am a sinner without
excuse; I come to you, save me now, Amen.

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DAILY FOUNTAIN DEVOTIONAL
Date: 2020-02-24
(St. Matthias Day)

TOPIC: RUN FOR YOUR LIFE

TEXT: Acts 1:15-26(NKJV)
15. And in those days Peter stood up in the
midst of the disciples (altogether the number of
names was about a hundred and twenty), and
said,
16. "Men [and] brethren, this Scripture had to be
fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke before by
the mouth of David concerning Judas, who
became a guide to those who arrested Jesus;
17. "for he was numbered with us and obtained a
part in this ministry."
18. (Now this man purchased a field with the
wages of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst
open in the middle and all his entrails gushed
out.
19. And it became known to all those dwelling in
Jerusalem; so that field is called in their own
language, Akel Dama, that is, Field of Blood.)
20. "For it is written in the book of Psalms: 'Let
his dwelling place be desolate, And let no one
live in it'; and, 'Let another take his office.'
21. "Therefore, of these men who have
accompanied us all the time that the Lord Jesus
went in and out among us,
22. "beginning from the baptism of John to that
day when He was taken up from us, one of these
must become a witness with us of His
resurrection."
23. And they proposed two: Joseph called
Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and
Matthias.
24. And they prayed and said, "You, O Lord, who
know the hearts of all, show which of these two
You have chosen
25. "to take part in this ministry and apostleship
from which Judas by transgression fell, that he
might go to his own place."
26. And they cast their lots, and the lot fell on
Matthias. And he was numbered with the eleven
apostles.

STUDY
God made it clear in Isaiah 55:11 and Jeremiah
1:12 that His spoken words must be fulfilled.
Consequently, someone would accomplish what
was spoken in Psalm 69:25. How to attend such
commission was conspicuously written also
(Acts1:20). Judas Iscariot might have read these
passages; He was one of the disciples of Jesus.
He was the treasurer of the company of God’s
men - a privileged position! He knew Jesus came
to die for the salvation of mankind (Mark
10:32-34; 14:17-21)and Jesus told them plainly
that one of them would betray Him.
Nevertheless, Judas Iscariot, having heard all
these warnings, allowed his heart to become
darkened with sin and seared with a hot iron of
the devil. He therefore died spiritually and
subsequently, died horribly. He was a thief and
this destroyed him (John 12:1-6). Mathias who
we are celebrating today had to take his place.
Friend, you go to churchand are baptised,you are
a communicantand can pray; you can perform
miracles, signs and wonders.However, you have
refused to let go of that sin or those sins that so
cling to you. It has so eaten you up that you
don’t care about the warnings from God again.
Repent now. Your continued claim to be born
again will not save you. You must LEAVE
SIN,else someone will take your position and
crown. ESCAPE FOR YOUR LIFE!

PRAYER: :Lord, I surrender, save me and
keep me. Amen

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DAILY FOUNTAIN DEVOTIONAL
Date: 2020-02-25
(Shrove Tuesday)

TOPIC: THE HEARTBEAT OF GOD

TEXT: LUKE 15:1-10(NKJV)
1. Then all the tax collectors and the sinners
drew near to Him to hear Him.
2. And the Pharisees and scribes complained,
saying, "This Man receives sinners and eats with
them."
3. So He spoke this parable to them, saying:
4. "What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if
he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-
nine in the wilderness, and go after the one
which is lost until he finds it?
5. "And when he has found [it,] he lays [it] on his
shoulders, rejoicing.
6. "And when he comes home, he calls together
[his] friends and neighbors, saying to them,
'Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep
which was lost!'
7. "I say to you that likewise there will be more
joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than
over ninety-nine just persons who need no
repentance.
8. " Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if
she loses one coin, does not light a lamp, sweep
the house, and search carefully until she finds
[it?]
9. "And when she has found [it,] she calls [her]
friends and neighbors together, saying, 'Rejoice
with me, for I have found the piece which I lost!'
10. "Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the
presence of the angels of God over one sinner
who repents."

STUDY
Many Christians do many things, device many
things, think many things, all to show what
nature of Christians they are in their relationship
with God. Some believe in and run after miracles,
prophesiesand signs and wonders. Others enjoy
singing to cheer men and spirits as their best
way to honour God. Still, many pride themselves
in their “capability to expound the word of God.”
They also believe that it is the best way to lift up
the name of the Lord Jesus. Some have nothing
to show for why they are Christians. They come
to church, sit, watch, sing, give offering, dance
and go home. This continues till they die. Again,
many believe in holding tight to the tradition of
the ancients of the church;they hold to it
tenaciously until they die. Lastly, even so called
ministers of the gospel roam aimlessly in their
churches making incoherent and unbiblical
statements, in the name of presenting the mind
of God.
But the heartbeat of God is: Go into the world
and make disciples of all nations. For in this,
God is glorified (Matt. 28:18-20; John 15:cool. How
many souls have you won for God? There is joy
in heaven over ONEsinner that repents.

PRAYER:
Shall I go to heaven empty handed?

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DAILY FOUNTAIN DEVOTIONAL
Date: 2020-02-26
(Ash Wednesday)

TOPIC: NO PLACE LIKE HOME

TEXT: LUKE 15:11-24(NKJV)
11. Then He said: "A certain man had two sons.
12. "And the younger of them said to [his] father,
'Father, give me the portion of goods that falls
[to me.'] So he divided to them [his] livelihood.
13. "And not many days after, the younger son
gathered all together, journeyed to a far country,
and there wasted his possessions with prodigal
living.
14. "But when he had spent all, there arose a
severe famine in that land, and he began to be in
want.
15. "Then he went and joined himself to a citizen
of that country, and he sent him into his fields to
feed swine.
16. "And he would gladly have filled his stomach
with the pods that the swine ate, and no one
gave him [anything.]
17. "But when he came to himself, he said, 'How
many of my father's hired servants have bread
enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
18. 'I will arise and go to my father, and will say
to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and
before you,
19. "and I am no longer worthy to be called your
son. Make me like one of your hired servants." '
20. "And he arose and came to his father. But
when he was still a great way off, his father saw
him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his
neck and kissed him.
21. "And the son said to him, 'Father, I have
sinned against heaven and in your sight, and am
no longer worthy to be called your son.'
22. "But the father said to his servants, 'Bring
out the best robe and put [it] on him, and put a
ring on his hand and sandals on [his] feet.
23. 'And bring the fatted calf here and kill [it,]
and let us eat and be merry;
24. 'for this my son was dead and is alive again;
he was lost and is found.' And they began to be
merry.

STUDY
Today is Ash Wednesday, a Christian Holy day of
prayer, fasting and repentance. It is preceded by
Shrove Tuesday and marks the beginning of
Lent. It takes place 46 days before Easter
Sundayand is a golden opportunity for coming
back of whoever has drifted from the source-
Christ.
Today’s reading presents before us the popular
story of the boy that left home popularly known
as the “prodigal son”, a name he obtained based
on the wasteful life he lived. He must have been
on top of his world, swimming in the affluence of
the wealthy possession that he had acquired not
knowing that tough time lay ahead of him. Just
as soon as he was dry and empty, came the
famine. The situation was so severe that he
joined himself to a stranger and would have been
glad to dine with the pigs. Poor him, a wealthy
man’s son reduced to the worst pauper! But the
good thing is that he came back to his senses,
swallowed the shame and pride and found his
way home.
As he experienced famine outside home, we
cannot strive where the grace of God cannot
keep us. No matter how far you stray from God,
you can still find your way back to HIM. Child of
God, you can use this Lenten season starting
today as a means of returning to the Father. As
this prodigal was welcomed with love, you too
will experience an unspeakable joy and love from
the Father. Welcome back home.

PRAYER: Father, I come to you. Please
help me to experience Your grace and
compassion through Jesus Christ, Amen.

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10 Simple Reasons Why I Cannot Go Back To Christianity - Fatimah O. Victoria


Fatimah O. Victoria a Nigeriachristian Lady who reverts to Islam years ago write on why she cannot go back to Christianity.



She write:


"1) Christians themselves confess that they don't fully understand their beliefs. it's a mystery. So i can't go back to it! It's a confusion. Especially when they try to teach trinity they end up in dilemma. Saying you Can't understand, you need holyspirit. While they with holyspirit also don't understand.


2) Christianity does not go together with natural common sense of a man.

Our brains are useless in Christianity hence many westerners turned to atheist. God gave us brain to use in defining matters. But Christian's have renounced use of common sense.

For example:- how can they call someone who said my teaching is not mine it comes from the one who sent me as God? John 7:16.

Jesus said am a man who tell you what I hear from God(john 8:40). .this is equitable to our natural sense that jesus is a man. Sent by God. A messenger. But they refuse to admit that.

1 John 4:12 says no one has ever seen God at any time. But Christians call Jesus as God who was seen (this is against our brains)

So I can't go back to Christianity.



3) Christianity work against Jesus (pbuh) own words. Jesus words become useless. If they are useful ….they seek Paul to ruin Jesus words.

For example: Jesus said laws must be followed. Mathew 5:19

Mathew 23:3-4

Christians renounce that with pauline doctrine of lawlessness. So I can't go back to Christianity.



4) Christianity doctrine does not only work against Jesus pbuh. But work against entire of prophets teachings . All prophets preach that no one can die for sins of others. God is absolutely ONE. Yet Christianity belief to the opposite of biblical teaching.

So I can't go back to Christianity

10) All what Christians know is to insult and mock Muslims and create lies against Islam.

How can I go back to that faith….that is on rampage to degrade other faith with lies.?



LAST BUT NOT LEAST

Christians reject Arabic language and don't recognize Arabic at all.

Hence you will find them saying Allah is not God.

Yet their Christian's Arabic counterparts and Arabic bible use the same Allah for God.

How can I go back to such faith of ignorance. Where ignorance is the order of the day.

Where the one with bad mouth is seen as a scholar?

Where fake prophets scorn their money on the daylight.?

Where its followers are desperate for miracles?

Where laws of God are useless?

Where all prophets are despised as sinners?

So how can God sent sinners to guide us?

وَلَوۡ اَنَّـنَا نَزَّلۡنَاۤ اِلَيۡهِمُ الۡمَلٰٓـئِكَةَ وَكَلَّمَهُمُ الۡمَوۡتٰى وَ حَشَرۡنَا عَلَيۡهِمۡ كُلَّ شَىۡءٍ قُبُلًا مَّا كَانُوۡا لِيُؤۡمِنُوۡۤا اِلَّاۤ اَنۡ يَّشَآءَ اللّٰهُ وَلٰـكِنَّ اَكۡثَرَهُمۡ يَجۡهَلُوۡنَ‏

(6:111) Even if We had sent angels down to them and the dead had spoken to them, and even if We had assembled before them all the things, face to face, they would still not believe unless it be Allah's will that they believe. Most of them behave in utter ignorance.

3:69

"A faction of the people of the Scripture wish they could mislead you. But they do not mislead except themselves, and they perceive [it] not."



5) Jews whom Christians say they worship same God. Renounce Christianity. Jews don't believe in any of Christianity doctrine or interpretation. Jews favour Islam than Christianity. Jews say Christianity is idolatry roman pagans faith who wanted to overthrow Judaism.



6) all Christians claim to be guided by the holy spirit but they are heavily divided in churches. Interpretation. And faith. So this is unforgivable sins in the bible. They play with holy Spirit.so I can't go back to it.



7) Christianity work together with satan and evil men. That to say Christianity celebrates crucifixion of innocent man. Yet it is satan who inspired Judas. Luke 22:3.

And it is evil men who planned to kill Jesus. (Matthew 26:3-5). Despite that the bible say in Hebrew that Jesus CHRIS was not crucified but saved from death by God.



8 ) Christianity follow pagans abomination practices.

Human sacrifice is forbidden anywhere in the bible. Deuteronomy 12:30-31.

It is forbidden filthy practice yet Christianity belief that God did the same evil practices.



9) Christianity insult God to the lowest point.

Christianity belief God was in the womb of a woman. Was born took breast fed. Defecated. Changed napkins. Taken by satan. Cried and died naked.

How can I go back to such faith?. With a belief that even a small child can grade it as a blasphemous nonsense.



10) Christianity rejected laws of God…yet they are the first people to follow the law made by men.

How can I go back to such faith? That glorify ruling of men than God.

يُّرِدِ اللّٰهُ اَنۡ يَّهۡدِيَهٗ يَشۡرَحۡ صَدۡرَهٗ لِلۡاِسۡلَامِ​ۚ وَمَنۡ يُّرِدۡ اَنۡ يُّضِلَّهٗ يَجۡعَلۡ صَدۡرَهٗ ضَيِّقًا حَرَجًا كَاَنَّمَا يَصَّعَّدُ فِى السَّمَآءِ​ؕ كَذٰلِكَ يَجۡعَلُ اللّٰهُ الرِّجۡسَ عَلَى الَّذِيۡنَ لَا يُؤۡمِنُوۡنَ‏

(6:125) Thus, (it is a fact that) whomsoever Allah wills to guide, He opens his breast for Islam;and whomsoever He wills to let go astray, He causes his breast to become strait and constricted, as if he were climbing towards the heaven. Thus Allah lays the abomination (of flight from and hatred of Islam) on those who do not believe

(To open someone's breast to Islam' means to make him feel fully convinced of the truth of Islam and to remove all his doubts, hesitations and reluctance.)

وَهٰذَا صِرَاطُ رَبِّكَ مُسۡتَقِيۡمًا​ ؕ قَدۡ فَصَّلۡنَا الۡاٰيٰتِ لِقَوۡمٍ يَّذَّكَّرُوۡنَ‏

(6:126) even though this way is the straight way of your Lord, and We have distinguished its signs to those who heed to admonition.

لَهُمۡ دَارُ السَّلٰمِ عِنۡدَ رَبِّهِمۡ​ وَهُوَ وَلِيُّهُمۡ بِمَا كَانُوۡا يَعۡمَلُوۡنَ‏

(6:127) Theirs shall be an abode of peace with their Lord - their Protector - in recompense for all they have done.

93 The righteous will enjoy 'the Abode of Peace' since there he will be safe from every misfortune and evil.




ISLAM IS THE ONLY TRUE RELIGION FROM ALLAH THE TRUE GOD.

I AM SO HAPPY NOW THAT AM A MUSLIM.

I INVITE YOU TO ISLAM."
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10 Simple Reasons Why I Cannot Go Back To Christianity - Fatimah O. Victoria


Fatimah O. Victoria a Nigeriachristian Lady who reverts to Islam years ago write on why she cannot go back to Christianity.



She write:


"1) Christians themselves confess that they don't fully understand their beliefs. it's a mystery. So i can't go back to it! It's a confusion. Especially when they try to teach trinity they end up in dilemma. Saying you Can't understand, you need holyspirit. While they with holyspirit also don't understand.


2) Christianity does not go together with natural common sense of a man.

Our brains are useless in Christianity hence many westerners turned to atheist. God gave us brain to use in defining matters. But Christian's have renounced use of common sense.

For example:- how can they call someone who said my teaching is not mine it comes from the one who sent me as God? John 7:16.

Jesus said am a man who tell you what I hear from God(john 8:40). .this is equitable to our natural sense that jesus is a man. Sent by God. A messenger. But they refuse to admit that.

1 John 4:12 says no one has ever seen God at any time. But Christians call Jesus as God who was seen (this is against our brains)

So I can't go back to Christianity.



3) Christianity work against Jesus (pbuh) own words. Jesus words become useless. If they are useful ….they seek Paul to ruin Jesus words.

For example: Jesus said laws must be followed. Mathew 5:19

Mathew 23:3-4

Christians renounce that with pauline doctrine of lawlessness. So I can't go back to Christianity.



4) Christianity doctrine does not only work against Jesus pbuh. But work against entire of prophets teachings . All prophets preach that no one can die for sins of others. God is absolutely ONE. Yet Christianity belief to the opposite of biblical teaching.

So I can't go back to Christianity

10) All what Christians know is to insult and mock Muslims and create lies against Islam.

How can I go back to that faith….that is on rampage to degrade other faith with lies.?



LAST BUT NOT LEAST

Christians reject Arabic language and don't recognize Arabic at all.

Hence you will find them saying Allah is not God.

Yet their Christian's Arabic counterparts and Arabic bible use the same Allah for God.

How can I go back to such faith of ignorance. Where ignorance is the order of the day.

Where the one with bad mouth is seen as a scholar?

Where fake prophets scorn their money on the daylight.?

Where its followers are desperate for miracles?

Where laws of God are useless?

Where all prophets are despised as sinners?

So how can God sent sinners to guide us?

وَلَوۡ اَنَّـنَا نَزَّلۡنَاۤ اِلَيۡهِمُ الۡمَلٰٓـئِكَةَ وَكَلَّمَهُمُ الۡمَوۡتٰى وَ حَشَرۡنَا عَلَيۡهِمۡ كُلَّ شَىۡءٍ قُبُلًا مَّا كَانُوۡا لِيُؤۡمِنُوۡۤا اِلَّاۤ اَنۡ يَّشَآءَ اللّٰهُ وَلٰـكِنَّ اَكۡثَرَهُمۡ يَجۡهَلُوۡنَ‏

(6:111) Even if We had sent angels down to them and the dead had spoken to them, and even if We had assembled before them all the things, face to face, they would still not believe unless it be Allah's will that they believe. Most of them behave in utter ignorance.

3:69

"A faction of the people of the Scripture wish they could mislead you. But they do not mislead except themselves, and they perceive [it] not."



5) Jews whom Christians say they worship same God. Renounce Christianity. Jews don't believe in any of Christianity doctrine or interpretation. Jews favour Islam than Christianity. Jews say Christianity is idolatry roman pagans faith who wanted to overthrow Judaism.



6) all Christians claim to be guided by the holy spirit but they are heavily divided in churches. Interpretation. And faith. So this is unforgivable sins in the bible. They play with holy Spirit.so I can't go back to it.



7) Christianity work together with satan and evil men. That to say Christianity celebrates crucifixion of innocent man. Yet it is satan who inspired Judas. Luke 22:3.

And it is evil men who planned to kill Jesus. (Matthew 26:3-5). Despite that the bible say in Hebrew that Jesus CHRIS was not crucified but saved from death by God.



8 ) Christianity follow pagans abomination practices.

Human sacrifice is forbidden anywhere in the bible. Deuteronomy 12:30-31.

It is forbidden filthy practice yet Christianity belief that God did the same evil practices.



9) Christianity insult God to the lowest point.

Christianity belief God was in the womb of a woman. Was born took breast fed. Defecated. Changed napkins. Taken by satan. Cried and died naked.

How can I go back to such faith?. With a belief that even a small child can grade it as a blasphemous nonsense.



10) Christianity rejected laws of God…yet they are the first people to follow the law made by men.

How can I go back to such faith? That glorify ruling of men than God.

يُّرِدِ اللّٰهُ اَنۡ يَّهۡدِيَهٗ يَشۡرَحۡ صَدۡرَهٗ لِلۡاِسۡلَامِ​ۚ وَمَنۡ يُّرِدۡ اَنۡ يُّضِلَّهٗ يَجۡعَلۡ صَدۡرَهٗ ضَيِّقًا حَرَجًا كَاَنَّمَا يَصَّعَّدُ فِى السَّمَآءِ​ؕ كَذٰلِكَ يَجۡعَلُ اللّٰهُ الرِّجۡسَ عَلَى الَّذِيۡنَ لَا يُؤۡمِنُوۡنَ‏

(6:125) Thus, (it is a fact that) whomsoever Allah wills to guide, He opens his breast for Islam;and whomsoever He wills to let go astray, He causes his breast to become strait and constricted, as if he were climbing towards the heaven. Thus Allah lays the abomination (of flight from and hatred of Islam) on those who do not believe

(To open someone's breast to Islam' means to make him feel fully convinced of the truth of Islam and to remove all his doubts, hesitations and reluctance.)

وَهٰذَا صِرَاطُ رَبِّكَ مُسۡتَقِيۡمًا​ ؕ قَدۡ فَصَّلۡنَا الۡاٰيٰتِ لِقَوۡمٍ يَّذَّكَّرُوۡنَ‏

(6:126) even though this way is the straight way of your Lord, and We have distinguished its signs to those who heed to admonition.

لَهُمۡ دَارُ السَّلٰمِ عِنۡدَ رَبِّهِمۡ​ وَهُوَ وَلِيُّهُمۡ بِمَا كَانُوۡا يَعۡمَلُوۡنَ‏

(6:127) Theirs shall be an abode of peace with their Lord - their Protector - in recompense for all they have done.

93 The righteous will enjoy 'the Abode of Peace' since there he will be safe from every misfortune and evil.




ISLAM IS THE ONLY TRUE RELIGION FROM ALLAH THE TRUE GOD.

I AM SO HAPPY NOW THAT AM A MUSLIM.

I INVITE YOU TO ISLAM."
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DAILY FOUNTAIN DEVOTIONAL
Date: 2020-02-27

TOPIC: A BROTHER TO THE PRODIGAL

TEXT: LUKE 15:25-32(NKJV)
25. "Now his older son was in the field. And as
he came and drew near to the house, he heard
music and dancing.
26. "So he called one of the servants and asked
what these things meant.
27. "And he said to him, 'Your brother has come,
and because he has received him safe and
sound, your father has killed the fatted calf.'
28. "But he was angry and would not go in.
Therefore his father came out and pleaded with
him.
29. "So he answered and said to [his] father, 'Lo,
these many years I have been serving you; I
never transgressed your commandment at any
time; and yet you never gave me a young goat,
that I might make merry with my friends.
30. 'But as soon as this son of yours came, who
has devoured your livelihood with harlots, you
killed the fatted calf for him.'
31. "And he said to him, 'Son, you are always
with me, and all that I have is yours.
32. 'It was right that we should make merry and
be glad, for your brother was dead and is alive
again, and was lost and is found.' "

STUDY
In today’s lesson, we see the reaction of the
elder brother of the prodigal son. He had been a
wonderful son, serving their father faithfully
without transgressing in anyway. Hearing the
sound of music and dancing as he returned from
where he had been toiling in the field, he became
angry, to the extent that he would not go inside
the house. It took the father’s loving plea to help
him to understand.
As this son was angry, so were the Pharisees
with Christ for receiving sinners. So, too, the
eminently respectable self-righteous in the
church often are,when sinners, the despised and
outcast, are converted. As his father pleaded
with him, God in Christ still entreats all such to
join in the welcome of the repentant. He laid
hold on the fact that he never transgressed,
portraying a self-righteous spirit. His charges
also show that while living with his father, he
was far away from him in spirit. The father
pleaded with him, trying to bring him to a better
frame of mind, as Christ pleads with Israel. From
the beginning, all the estate belonged to him, yet
he was not aware of it. The father affirmed that
all he had belonged to him. “And if children, then
heirs -heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ
…” (Romans 8:17). Are you like this envious son?

PRAYER: Father, teach me not to be
envious, and help me to realise my place in your
House. Amen.

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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2020 (Anglican Communion) by Empiree: 3:54am On Feb 27
iammarvellux:

Pls go and open a thread for this your write up, your input is NOT NEEDED HERE. Give your life to JESUS and every other things will fall in place for you
Sorry, buddy. I don't do blind faith. We are to investigate a belief system before we accept it. There is nothing like having "holy spirit" to understand.

Your Bible says in 1 Thessalonians 5:21 (KJV)


"Prove all things; hold fast that which is good."
Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2020 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 7:32am On Feb 28
DAILY FOUNTAIN DEVOTIONAL
Date: 2020-02-28

TOPIC: CHRIST COMMENDS
CROOKEDNESS?

TEXT: LUKE 16:1-13(NKJV)
1. He also said to His disciples: "There was a
certain rich man who had a steward, and an
accusation was brought to him that this man
was wasting his goods.
2. "So he called him and said to him, 'What is
this I hear about you? Give an account of your
stewardship, for you can no longer be steward.'
3. "Then the steward said within himself, 'What
shall I do? For my master is taking the
stewardship away from me. I cannot dig; I am
ashamed to beg.
4. 'I have resolved what to do, that when I am
put out of the stewardship, they may receive me
into their houses.'
5. "So he called every one of his master's
debtors to [him,] and said to the first, 'How much
do you owe my master?'
6. "And he said, 'A hundred measures of oil.' So
he said to him, 'Take your bill, and sit down
quickly and write fifty.'
7. "Then he said to another, 'And how much do
you owe?' So he said, 'A hundred measures of
wheat.' And he said to him, 'Take your bill, and
write eighty.'
8. "So the master commended the unjust
steward because he had dealt shrewdly. For the
sons of this world are more shrewd in their
generation than the sons of light.
9. "And I say to you, make friends for yourselves
by unrighteous mammon, that when you fail, they
may receive you into an everlasting home.
10. "He who [is] faithful in [what is] least is
faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in
[what is] least is unjust also in much.
11. "Therefore if you have not been faithful in the
unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your
trust the true [riches?]
12. "And if you have not been faithful in what is
another man's, who will give you what is your
own?
13. "No servant can serve two masters; for either
he will hate the one and love the other, or else
he will be loyal to the one and despise the other.
You cannot serve God and mammon."

STUDY
And the Lord commended the unjust steward,
because he had done wisely. For the children of
this world are wiser than the children of
light” (v.cool.The question now is - does Christ
commend crookedness? All endowments, talents
and leadership positions come from or are
allowed by God and hence, He is interested on
how theyare managed. We are custodians of
God’s gifts and endowments (v.2).
When the rich man in today’s text commended
his unjust steward,it was not because he liked
how the steward squandered his resources, but
he commended his skill and shrewdness in
making provisions for his future (v.4). Jesus
used this parable to teach his followers –
children of light - to be skillful and wise in using
the resources He gave them to secure a place in
heaven for themselves (Mt. 6:19-20). Using our
resources to show love to others, secures us a
place in God’s Kingdom (Mt. 25:35, 36, 40). The
point this passage brought out is clear enough,
which is, being generous and responsible with
one’s resources. It is only then the Lord can
commit more valuable spiritual things to you (vs.
10-13). Our Lord Jesus did not commend
crookedness but shrewdness and wisdom. Be
wise! Use your resources wisely.

PRAYER: Lord, help me to understand that
by helping the needy, I’m investing in heaven.
Amen


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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2020 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 6:21am On Feb 29
DAILY FOUNTAIN DEVOTIONAL
Date: 2020-02-29

TOPIC: CARRIED BY ANGELS

TEXT: LUKE 16:19-31(NKJV)
19. " There was a certain rich man who was
clothed in purple and fine linen and fared
sumptuously every day.
20. "But there was a certain beggar named
Lazarus, full of sores, who was laid at his gate,
21. "desiring to be fed with the crumbs which
fell from the rich man's table. Moreover the
dogs came and licked his sores.
22. "So it was that the beggar died, and was
carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The
rich man also died and was buried.
23. "And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up
his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus
in his bosom.
24. "Then he cried and said, 'Father Abraham,
have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he
may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my
tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.'
25. "But Abraham said, 'Son, remember that in
your lifetime you received your good things, and
likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is
comforted and you are tormented.
26. 'And besides all this, between us and you
there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who
want to pass from here to you cannot, nor can
those from there pass to us.'
27. "Then he said, 'I beg you therefore, father,
that you would send him to my father's house,
28. 'for I have five brothers, that he may testify
to them, lest they also come to this place of
torment.'
29. "Abraham said to him, 'They have Moses and
the prophets; let them hear them.'
30. "And he said, 'No, father Abraham; but if one
goes to them from the dead, they will repent.'
31. "But he said to him, 'If they do not hear
Moses and the prophets, neither will they be
persuaded though one rise from the dead.' "

STUDY
There are two popular opinions about the end
and means of a matter. Some believe that the
means justifies the end while for many, the end
justifies the means. For the believer, the former
stands. The story of the rich man on earth
ended with “died and was buried” while that of
Lazarus ended with “died and was carried by the
angels.” In life, the rich man enjoyed affluence
but ended up with an eternity full of anguish
while Lazarus, having been a destitute in pain,
received an unending joy and comfort in the
bosom of Abraham.
The rich man’s problem wasn’t his wealth but
his means, “negligence of God’s precepts.” He
missed the means which is “hearing and
adhering to the word of God.” Hence, instead of
being carried by angels, he was buried into an
everlasting torment.
There is no doubt that Lazarus, being a beggar,
must have suffered. The fact that he was carried
by angels shows that he got his means right and
thus ended well. Abraham’s fatherly
recommendation is that here on earth we have
Moses and the prophets and should hear them.
Take heed to this fatherly advice because there
is no repentance in the grave.

PRAYER: Father, please grant me the
grace to hear and to keep Thy precepts in Jesus
Name. Amen


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Re: Daily Fountain Devotional Guide 2020 (Anglican Communion) by iammarvellux(m): 6:14pm On Mar 01
DAILY FOUNTAIN DEVOTIONAL
Date: 2020-03-01

TOPIC: TRIALS AND TEMPTATIONS

TEXT: JAMES 1:2-19(NKJV)
2. My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into
various trials,
3. knowing that the testing of your faith
produces patience.
4. But let patience have [its] perfect work, that
you may be perfect and complete, lacking
nothing.
5. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of
God, who gives to all liberally and without
reproach, and it will be given to him.
6. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for
he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven
and tossed by the wind.
7. For let not that man suppose that he will
receive anything from the Lord;
8. [he is] a double-minded man, unstable in all
his ways.
9. Let the lowly brother glory in his exaltation,
10. but the rich in his humiliation, because as a
flower of the field he will pass away.
11. For no sooner has the sun risen with a
burning heat than it withers the grass; its flower
falls, and its beautiful appearance perishes. So
the rich man also will fade away in his pursuits.
12. Blessed [is] the man who endures
temptation; for when he has been approved, he
will receive the crown of life which the Lord has
promised to those who love Him.
13. Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am
tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by
evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone.
14. But each one is tempted when he is drawn
away by his own desires and enticed.
15. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives
birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings
forth death.
16. Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren.
17. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from
above, and comes down from the Father of
lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow
of turning.
18. Of His own will He brought us forth by the
word of truth, that we might be a kind of
firstfruits of His creatures.
19. So then, my beloved brethren, let every man
be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath;

STUDY
The testing or trial of our faith is quite different
from temptation. Testing is like examination and
involves God trying to know what one will do in
the face of challenges of life. God is usually
involved in testing. Temptation is being enticed
by what we love or desire. It comes from the
devil. God does not tempt us(vs. 13-14). When
we come out of trial unharmed, we receive a
very great reward. Being tempted is not sin but
yielding to it, is. When we yield to temptation,
we end up in disaster(v.15). Abraham went
through testing when he was asked to offer
Isaac his son(Gen. 22:1-2). He passed the test
and was commended and promoted. Samson was
tempted by the devil through Delilah. He yielded
to the temptation and ended up being blind and
finally committing suicide(Judges 16:20-21, 30).
Both testing and temptation help our faith to
grow or cause disaster to our faith.
What are you going through presently – testing
or temptation? How are you handling it? God is
interested and is watching how you will come
out of it. Will you allow your experience end you
up in victory or disaster? We have this assurance
from God in 1 Corinthians 10:13 that He will not
allow any temptation to overcome us but will
make a way of escape for us. Hand over what
you are passing through now to God and allow
Him to be in charge.

PRAYER: My times are in your hands O
Lord; do not allow me to derail from you.
WELCOME TO MARCH 2020 IN JESUS NAME!

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