THE COURAGE TO OVERCOME PERSECUTION
(#1 Daily Devotional Tract by Dr. Isaiah & Lianna Wealth)
📆 Wednesday, 9th August, 2017.
📜 SCRIPTURAL TEXT:
_“Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.”
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Jesus already made it clear that persecutions will definitely come to those who believe in His Name (John 15:20). Those who choose righteousness, circumstances of suffering will arise on account of their faith in Christ. Our response to such and our strategy for pulling through in such instances however matter.
It is quite ironic that while many would have resorted to railings and weeping and cursing if they were to be in the same situation; Jesus was found praying to God for His persecutors in the heat of His crucifixion. Paul and Silas too had a prayer and praise session in jail (Acts 16:25), and the Bible records that the gates of that jail flung open. Glory to God!
If persecution leaves you in bitterness and unforgiveness, you are not in the will of God. In prayer, you can let go of hurts, find strength to overcome and even get a testimony just as Paul and Silas did. Pray for strength, pray for your persecutors and praise God in anticipation. This is the key; Glory to God!
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🎙 DR ISAIAH PROPHESIES
(Say Amen to these):
Receive strength to overcome every persecution in Jesus name.
🔸As you step out today, may the wisdom of God to avoid mistakes rest on you in Jesus name.
🎯DO THIS: Act like Jesus when faced with persecution. Pray for strength to overcome in the time of persecution.
🎯SAY: I decree and I declare that stagnation is far from me.
📚 STUDY YOUR BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
2 CHRONICLES 17&18, MATTHEW 18, PSALMS 51
🌏 CHRISTIAN MISSION FOCUS
Let’s pray for Papua New Guinea🇵🇬…
Though Christianity is the largest religion, effective discipling is the most urgent and prevalent need in this nation. Nominalism, pollution of Christianity with spiritism and occult are sadly widespread.
🙏🏼We are praying for a mighty revival in the land.
🔹 START-UP PRAYER:
Dear Father, grant me the courage to overcome every persecution I face today in Jesus name.
🔹 PRAYER OF REDEDICATION
Dear Father, I thank you for your mercies over me since the year began. I am grateful for your ever-abiding Presence in me and with me and I declare that my confidence is not in my own ability but in your Word. Help me to walk in faith throughout this month and to show forth your praises in all that I do. I consecrate my whole body, soul and spirit to you today. Let your Name be glorified in me in Jesus Name. Amen.
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GOD BLESS YOU!