*RHAPSODY OF REALITIES* TUESDAY 14TH JANUARY 2020 *HE NOURISHES AND CHERISHES YOU* _For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church (Ephesians 5:29)._ The Lord Jesus, in John 10:11 & 14, said, “I am the good shepherd….” The Greek word for “shepherd” is “poimēn” and it means “Pastor”; one that’s called of God to nourish, carefully protect and cherish the flock. This is what Jesus does to the Church; He nourishes and cherishes it. The Apostle Paul implied this in his Spirit-inspired admonition in our theme verse. How does the Lord nourish the Church? He does it through the ministry of the Word! It brings to mind something the Lord said to me while in prayer many years ago. He said, “Feed my sheep.” While I was still pondering on the statement, He said it again. At this time, tears flowed freely down my eyes, because I knew what He meant. He wanted me to teach the Word; and I’ve been at it ever since. What the Lord said to me back then parallels His encounter with Peter in John 21:17. After asking Peter three consecutive times, “Do you love me?” and Peter answered in the affirmative, He said to him, “Feed my sheep.” He was telling Peter to feed them with the Word. The Word is food for the spirit, and anyone who dares to believe and receive the Word is nourished, built up, and sustained in the victorious life. In Acts 20:32, the Spirit writes, “And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.” The Church is very important to the Lord. The Bible says “...we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones” (Ephesians 5:30). We’re one with Him. And through the ministry of the Word, He sustains, energizes, strengthens and prepares us for His soon return: “That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish” (Ephesians 5:26-27). Even now, the Lord is nourishing you as you study this devotional. He’s doing something to your spirit; He’s invigorating and vitalizing you through and through, because He cherishes you. Hallelujah! *PRAYER* _Dear Father, thank you for your Word that builds me up and positions me on the right course in life. I’m completely given to the ministry of the Word in study and meditation, and therefore, nurtured, edified, developed and sustained in the victorious life. I walk in divine health, prosperity, and enjoy unprecedented increase in every area of my life, in Jesus’ Name. Amen._ FURTHER STUDY: Acts 20:32 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified. Ezekiel 34:14-15 I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and [in] a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel. 15 I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord GOD. 2 Timothy 3:15-17 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. DAILY SCRIPTURE READING 1-Year Bible Reading Plan Matthew 10:24-42 Genesis 34-35 2-Year Bible Reading Plan Acts 9:10-20 Esther 9-10 #cekano #nnwz2
*AFFIRMATION* TUESDAY 14TH JANUARY 2020 I affirm that this is my year of perfection! My spirit is receptive to the Word, and I know that my tomorrow is greater than my today because the path of the just is as a shining light that shines brighter and brighter unto the perfect day. My mind is anointed to dwell on excellent thoughts and I have an inward guide. I am always inspired by the Word, to think on things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, and of good report. The Word of God is building my faith strong and exposing me to the realities of the Kingdom. My faith will never fail nor stand on the wisdom of men but on the Word of God. I choose to walk by faith and not by sensory perceptions! With my spirit, I take a hold of my inheritance in Christ, walking in divine health, prosperity, favour, and victory. My life only goes in the upward and forward direction because the Father has chosen and ordained me to be productive in all aspects of my life! My mind is anointed for excellence and supernatural accomplishment! The eyes of my spirit are enlightened to see the right opportunities and I am well positioned to eat of the good of the land. I know what to do; when to do what to do; and know how to do what to do, through the guidance and light that I have received from the Holy Spirit and the Word. I make progress; win every day by the power of the Spirit which is at work in me mightily. Glory to God. Hallelujah! #cekano #nnwz2
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 7 DAYS OF VICTORY SHOUTS It has truly been a glorious time praying & shouting shouts of Victory unto the Lord.... The testimonies ahead of us are impossible to believe!! Gloryyyyyyyyy, what a glorious way to start this amazing year of Perfection. Get a glimpse from this video below from the Zonal Church, Christ Embassy Kano and make plans to join us online as we continue to celebrate our victories with Shouts of praise!! Hallelujah #cekano #nnwz2
When you thank the Lord for His blessings in your life, you are attributing them to Him, thus distinguishing Him from all others. The result is, He blesses you even more and reveals Himself to you in a greater way. Get a moment aside to thank Him.
Prayer at 12noon and 10pm (Local/GMT) - Mon Dec 2 Glorious and inspiring moments marked our just concluded Global Communion Service, where we were ushered into our Month of Blessings in Thanksgiving. Hallelujah! We're going to bless by giving thanks throughout this month, as we prepare for a most amazing year 2020. See highlights of the service on Loveworld News at http://loveworldnews.com Psalm 103:1 - 5 says, "Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's". At 12noon and 10pm (Local/GMT), we'll pray in tongues of the Spirit for most of both 15min prayer sessions; also giving thanks to the Lord for His grace in our lives, and His ability granted us to do so much more for the gospel in the days ahead. Throughout this month, lavishly and openly express gratitude to the Lord for a glorious year by sharing your testimonies of His goodness in your life throughout this 'Year of Lights'. Share on kingschat and other social media using the hashtags: #monthofblessingsinthanksgiving #countingmyblessings #givingthankstotheLord I look forward to reading and sharing your testimonies. God bless you.
RHAPSODY OF REALITIES TUESDAY 3RD DECEMBER 2019 *PERFECTION IS POSSIBLE* _Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect (Matthew 5:48)_ Some people, because they haven’t been accurately taught the Word, believe and hold on to wrong teachings and ideas for many years. That something sounds nice and religious doesn’t mean it’s consistent with God’s Word. For example, there’re those who say, “We’re never going to be perfect. As long as we’re in this physical body, we’re going to sin; we’re going to keep making mistakes.” But this isn’t what the Bible teaches. Many of those who have such beliefs got it from their own experiences. They think everybody else is making mistakes somehow, because they’re making mistakes in their own lives. So, they don’t believe in perfection. But the problem is that they don’t know what perfection in Christ is. When you study the Word, there’s no place that suggests to us the impossibility of perfection. We read in our theme verse: “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” The word, “perfect” is the Greek, “teleios,” meaning “full grown”; complete and nothing lacking. In this verse, God wants you to measure your heart with the heart of God. And the way to do this is through the Word. When you think, love and forgive others as God wants you to; when you have the heart of the Father, that’s being perfect as He is perfect. If we couldn’t be perfect, God would never require it of us. Inspire those around you by the excellence of your life, and the perfection with which you do what you do, through the Spirit. The Bible says He’s called us to “glory and virtue” (2 Peter 1:3). That means He’s called you to excellence; therefore, living an excellent life is native to your spirit. Believe in perfection, for that’s your life and nature in Christ Jesus. The Bible says He died to present you sin-free and perfect before the Father: “And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight (Colossians 1:21-22 NKJV). *PRAYER* _I have the mind of Christ; therefore, the perfection of the Spirit works in me, for He’s called me to glory and excellence! I’m perfect and flawless, lacking nothing, because as He is, so am I in this world. I’m unblameable, unreproveable and complete in Christ. My life is an expression of His perfections and glory, to the praise and glory of His Name. Hallelujah!_ FURTHER STUDY: 2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you. 1 John 4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. Matthew 5:48 AMPC You, therefore, must be perfect [growing into complete [ak]maturity of godliness in mind and character, [al]having reached the proper height of virtue and integrity], as your heavenly Father is perfect. DAILY SCRIPTURE READING 1-Year Bible Reading Plan 1 John 4 Daniel 1-2 2-Year Bible Reading Plan John 17:11-21 2 Chronicles 7-8 #cekano #nnwz2
AFFIRMATION TUESDAY 3RD DECEMBER 2019 I affirm that the kingdom of God is in my heart. I function with the ability of the Spirit always, not just in my desire and readiness to start up any endeavour, but also in bringing them to excellent fruition. My spirit, soul, and body are completely yielded to the leading of the Holy Spirit. I am not ordinary; for God is at work in me, both to will and to do of His good pleasure. I can never be disadvantaged for the favour of the Lord is at work in me in an increasing measure. I have direction for life, and the Word of God is in my heart and in my mouth, and as I speak it forth, every crooked path is made straight. Hallelujah! The Holy Ghost is my advantage, thus, I refuse to be intimidated. I am from above; therefore, my experience is different. I’ve been lifted and transported by the Holy Ghost into the glorious and higher realms of life, where I only see and relate with the realities of the Kingdom. The zeal for the things of the Spirit and for the expansion of God’s Kingdom has consumed me. I am a burning and a shining light; I am fervent in spirit, serving the Lord. I am full of passion for extraordinary impact with the Gospel. I am a true and dependable minister of the Gospel, an ambassador of Christ. I am effective today in turning many to righteousness, and from darkness to light, through the power of the Holy Spirit that is at work in me mightily. I am a star; I shine always, touching and impacting my world with the investment of God in my spirit. Glory to God. Hallelujah! #cekano #nnwz2
Today, we celebrate you dear highly esteemed Pastor Benny Sir, 💞💞💞💃💃💃 Thank you for pouring out yourself to the things of the Lord and showing many around the world the beauty of the Holy Spirit..... 💕💕💕💕 And we are grateful for the special love you have for our man of God and our LoveWorld Nation...... 😍😍😍 We love you dearly Sir 💓💓💓
We are Great Givers bcos you are we are Great soul winners bcos you are WE are Great & Joyful Pastors bcos you are We loving Christians bcos you are We are result producers bcos you taught us how What an Exceptional LEADER you are SIR Happy Birthday SIR
A father worth celebrating in every way.... A true example of God's working word ..... An epitome of beauty and grace..... A dispensation of excellence.. We celebrate you Pastor Sir.. Birthday loading...... #dec7 #cekano #nnwz2
RHAPSODY OF REALITIES MONDAY 2ND DECEMBER 2019 *RENEWING THE CHARACTER OF YOUR MIND* _And be not conformed to this world: but BE YE TRANSFORMED BY THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God (Romans 12:2)_ Your mind is very important. It’s the door to your spirit, and it’s also the door from your spirit out, to bring something into the natural world. The underlined portion of our opening verse tells us, “…be ye transformed (metamorphosed) by the renewing of your mind....” This means you exchange your thoughts for God’s thoughts; you cast away your carnal thinking, your fleshly ideas, and receive His glorious thoughts and ideas. The latter part of it says, “…that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” The word, “prove” is from the Greek—dokimazo—meaning to scrutinise or examine. Simply, it’s like the Customs official who’s assigned the responsibility of disallowing illegal exports and imports—interdiction of contrabands. Once he sees such, he disallows it from entering the country. That’s what that scripture is making us understand as the result of renewing the mind. You’re able to “prove,” that is, scrutinise the thoughts you allow to go through your mind, to be sure they’re consistent with God’s Word and His perfect will for your life. Now that you’re born again, you’re required to think excellence and only see pictures of excellence. Focus your mind on things that are pure, just, honest, lovely, virtuous and of good report (Philippians 4:8). You can’t afford to continue with the old way of life; you’re different now. Ephesians 4:22-23 says, “That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind.” It’s expressing the same thought: think and live differently now that you’re a child of God. As you do this, you’d be giving vent to the glory in your recreated human spirit; the beauty of the Spirit in you will be revealed on the outside in an ever-increasing measure. Hallelujah! *PRAYER* _I’ve been clothed with the new spiritual self, which is renewed and moulded after the image and likeness of God. I think excellent thoughts and only see pictures of excellence, success, victory and abundance! My mind is focused on things that are pure, just, honest, lovely, virtuous and of good report. Glory to God!_ FURTHER STUDY: Ephesians 4:22-24 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; 23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; 24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. Colossians 3:10 AMPC And have clothed yourselves with the new [spiritual self], which is [ever in the process of being] renewed and remolded into [fuller and more perfect [b]knowledge upon] knowledge after the image (the likeness) of Him Who created it. DAILY SCRIPTURE READING 1-Year Bible Reading Plan 1 John 3:11-24 Ezekiel 47-48 2-Year Bible Reading Plan John 17:1-10 2 Chronicles 5-6 #cekano #nnwz2