RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL *THE WORD OF TRUE ESSENCE .* Monday, January 7th . Pastor Chris _*Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures (James 1:18).*_ The expression, “word of truth” in the verse above means the word of reality, the word of true essence. This is wonderful, because it means your life isn’t a lie; you’re not living a meaningless life and your life isn’t a shadow, because you’re born of His true essence; of His Word of reality. Therefore, there’s a purpose for your life. It reminds of the words of Jesus in John 18:37: _*“...To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth....”*_ Pilate had to ask Him, “What is truth?” The world doesn’t know truth. In the world, everything is a shadow; no one ever finds their true reason for being. Even the great Solomon, in all of his wisdom, couldn’t discover truth. He said, _*“…vanity of vanities...all is vanity”*_ (Ecclesiastes 1:2). No wonder Jesus said, _*“…behold, a greater than Solomon is here”*_ (Luke 11:31), because He came to bear witness unto the truth. Moreover, He is Truth personified (John 14:6). For anyone to know truth, they’ve got to know Him, the incarnate Word of God, for whatever the Word says is truth. So many are living a lie, because they’ve rejected the Word, the Word of truth (2 Thessalonians 2:10); but not you! You’re born of His truth. That’s why you’ve got true joy. Only those born of Truth experience the joy of truth; true and lasting joy! Even your prosperity is the prosperity of truth. The prosperity of those who aren’t born again is the prosperity of numbers, because it’s according to what’s in their bank accounts; the material accumulation of wealth. That’s not true prosperity, because it’s fleeting; it’s not real. However, living in and by the Word of truth translates you into the reality of eternity, where you only see and experience endless prosperity, opportunities, and possibilities. Hallelujah! *CONFESSION* *The Lord guides me continually, and satisfies my desire in scorched places, making my bones strong; and always, I’m like a well-watered garden; a spring of water, whose waters never dry. I’m born of the Word of truth, filled with the true essence of life, hope, joy, peace and prosperity. Hallelujah!* *FURTHER STUDY:* *||* *John 10:10 AMPC* The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows). *||* *||* *John 17:17* Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. *||* *||* *Ephesians 1:13* In whom ye also [trusted], after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, *||* *DAILY SCRIPTURE READING* *1-Year Bible Reading Plan=>* Matthew 6:1-18 & Genesis 18-19 *2-Year Bible Reading Plan=>* Matthew 4:1-11 & Genesis 7 #TheYearOfLights #2019TheYearOfLights #NCVZ1
#ONEYEARBIBLEPLANCHALLENGE #DAY7 #MORNINGREADING MATTHEW 6:1-18 1 “Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven. 2 Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 3 But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly. The Model Prayer 5 “And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 6 But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. 7 And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words. 8 “Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. 9 In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. 10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. 13 And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. 14 “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Fasting to Be Seen Only by God 16 “Moreover, when you fast, do not be like the hypocrites, with a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to be fasting. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 17 But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, 18 so that you do not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. Kindly share and comment. God bless you.
MONDAY 7 JANUARY 2019 FAITH IN ACTION WITH PASTOR RUTH MUSARURWA Genesis 1:14-16 KJV And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. What a year we are in, thank you so much Pastor Sir for the first communion yesterday in the year of Lights! Lights divide the day from the night. Notice, the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night not to shine the day, lights shine and God knows it, but this is beyond just shining but to rule. Meaning to dominate, to take charge! Have a blessed week! #YearOfLights #cesazone5
Still celebrating a passionate gospel addict, soul winner, helper and inspiring Sis Lydia. It's your year to shine and the word has gone ahead of you.....welcome to a new level of Grace as you celebrate another birthday. I love you and you will do much more❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️