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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Spiritual Digest for the Day 11Dec2016

BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY "[The LORD] said to me, ‘Son of man, have you seen what the elders of the house of Israel are doing in the darkness, each at the shrine of his own idol? They say, "The LORD does not see us; the LORD has forsaken the land."’ Again, he said, ‘You will see them doing things that are even more detestable’" (Ezekiel 8:12-13 NIV). ****************** QUOTE FOR THE DAY You may hide things from man. You cannot hide them from God. If nobody sees you, God does! - Bayo Afolaranmi ******************** PRAYER/ACTION FOR THE DAY Pray that God will deliver you from secret/hidden sins.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING SECRETLY?

Dearly Beloved, WHAT ARE YOU DOING SECRETLY? "[The LORD] said to me, ‘Son of man, have you seen what the elders of the house of Israel are doing in the darkness, each at the shrine of his own idol? They say, "The LORD does not see us; the LORD has forsaken the land."’ Again, he said, ‘You will see them doing things that are even more detestable’" (Ezekiel 8:12-13 NIV). Some people of the Judah had been deported to Babylon because of the sins of the people. In spite of this, the other people in the land of Judah continued in their sins. The Spirit of God lifted Prophet Ezekiel up in visions and took him to the city of Jerusalem to show him some of the detestable things that the people of Judah were doing secretly. Interestingly, the people were thinking that because God had forsaken them due to their sins, He did not see them as they continued in the sins. The Spirit showed Ezekiel from one place to the other as these people were doing more and more detestable things that were not hidden from God (see Ezekiel 8). Definitely, these people were punished for their sins (see Ezekiel 9). Many people like those Jews in Ezekiel’s time are doing bad things secretly today thinking that God does not see them. The psalmist vividly described such people and concluded, "Does he who implanted the ear not hear? Does he who formed the eye not see? Does he who disciplines nations not punish? Does he who teaches man lack knowledge? The LORD knows the thoughts of man; he knows that they are futile" (Psalm 94:9-11 NIV). Some are doing bad things secretly because they have been disappointed in one way or the other. Others are doing so because they are just wicked. Most of such people prefer acting in the secret or darkness because they would not want their wickedness to be exposed (cf. John 3:19-21). What are you doing secretly thinking that nobody sees you? If nobody sees you, God does! What are you thinking secretly in your heart right now? Would you be proud of your secret acts and thoughts when they are exposed? You may hide things from man. You cannot hide them from God. Always remember the conclusion of the writer of the Ecclesiastes, "For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil" (12:14 NIV). In His service, Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor). Prayer Point: Pray that God will deliver you from secret/hidden sins.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Spiritual Digest for the Day 10Dec2016

BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “Return to your rest, O my soul, For the Lord has dealt bountifully with you” (Psalm 116:7 NKJV). ****************** QUOTE FOR THE DAY Reminding yourself of God’s kindness and faithfulness in the past is a practical comfort and help to you in the present. - James Banks ******************** PRAYER/ACTION FOR THE DAY Help me, Lord, to always remind myself of Your God’s kindness and faithfulness in the past.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Spiritual Digest for the Day 09Dec2016

BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “And the Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come!’ And let him who hears say, ‘Come!’ And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely” (Revelation 22:17 NKJV). ****************** QUOTE FOR THE DAY Believing on Christ is the only way to be saved! Do not get stuck up worrying over the awfulness of your past life. Come to God as you are! - Author Unknown ******************** ACTION FOR THE DAY Believe in the saving power of Jesus Christ today if you have not done so before it is too late.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Spiritual Digest for the Day 08Dec2016

BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so” (Psalm 107:1-2 NKJV). ****************** QUOTE FOR THE DAY O for a thousand tongues to sing my great Redeemer's praise, the glories of my God and King, the triumphs of His grace. – Charles Wesley ******************** PRAYER/ACTION FOR THE DAY Lord, I thank You for everything You have done, and are still doing, for me.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Spiritual Digest for the Day 07Dec2016

BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you” (Ephesians 4:32 NKJV). ****************** QUOTE FOR THE DAY The knowledge that God has loved me beyond all limits will compel me to go into the world to love others in the same way. - Oswald Chambers ******************** PRAYER/ACTION FOR THE DAY Help me, Lord, to be tenderhearted and love others as You have loved me.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Spiritual Digest for the Day 06Dec2016

BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world” (James 1:27 NKJV). ****************** QUOTE FOR THE DAY True faith demands not only our words, but our actions. - Amy Boucher Pye ******************** PRAYER/ACTION FOR THE DAY Pray that you will put your faith into action by caring for the less privileged.