TEEVO DAILY DEVOTIONAL ;
17TH JUNE , 2018 ; PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME;
NO ORPHANS IN CHRIST;
(God Never Leaves You Helpless) ;
TO THE BIBLE John 14:18-19 AMPC
“I will not leave you as orphans [comfortless, desolate, bereaved, forlorn, helpless]; I will come [back] to you. Just a little while now, and the world will not see Me any more, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live also.”
Jesus, though in heaven, didn’t leave us helpless or as orphans in the world. He sent us the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit has come to live in you, and as you yield to Him and trust Him with your life, He’ll make you successful in all things. He’s your unparalleled advantage. Those who don’t recognise and fellowship with Him, struggle through life. They’re the ones constantly in need, pain, and defeat. There’s absolutely no need for a Christian to pray, “Oh God, help me,” when he has the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is all the help you need.
Asking God for help in that manner is praying from a position of disadvantage; when you pray with such negativism, there’ll be confusion in your spirit, and Satan would take advantage of your ignorance. Never say, “Lord, help me”; rather say, “I’m mightily helped of the Lord, because the Holy Spirit—my supreme advantage—lives in me.” It’s the responsibility of the Holy Spirit to lead, guide, strengthen, and teach you the things of the Kingdom of God. But it’s your responsibility to yield to Him and let Him have His way in your life.
You’re to open your heart to Him and live in, and by His Word.
Colossians 4:6 says, “Be gracious in your speech. The goal is to bring out the best in others in a conversation, not put them down, not cut them out” (MSG). This means you should only speak glorious words which are consistent with the provisions of the Gospel. Therefore, affirm always that you’re always helped. It makes no difference how riotous life’s storms or pressures get; the Holy Spirit is your refuge and strength—a very present help in the day of trouble.
John 10:10; 2 Peter 1:3-4
Dear Father, I thank you for blessing me and making me a blessing. You’ve made me prosperous and effective; a blessing to this world, and a dispenser and distributor of your righteousness, love, kindness and goodness, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Acts 7:1-53, 2 Chronicles 29-30
Luke 2:1-7, Deuteronomy 15
Read and meditate on Isaiah 43:2-4. Declare that you are mightily helped of the Lord, throughout your day.