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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Spiritual Digest for the Day 28Jun2017

BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you” (John 14:26 NKJV). ****************** QUOTE FOR THE DAY The more you know God's Word, the more often you will recall verses the Holy Spirit will bring to mind for a given situation. - Os Hillman ******************** PRAYER/ACTION FOR THE DAY Pray that you will know more of God’s word so as to bring it to mind in any given situation.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Spiritual Digest for the Day 27Jun2017

BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify” (1 Corinthians 10:23 NKJV). ****************** QUOTE FOR THE DAY It is not everything that is good that is right, but everything that is right is good. - Job Alabi ******************** PRAYER/ACTION FOR THE DAY Pray that you will be able to differentiate between what is good and what is right for you.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Spiritual Digest for the Day 26Jun2017

BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith” (Romans 12:5-6 NKJV). ****************** QUOTE FOR THE DAY There are no soloists in God’s concert band, but every instrument is essential. The music is best when we each play our part in unity with others. - David C. McCasland ******************** PRAYER/ACTION FOR THE DAY Pray that you will be able to play your part no matter how small in God’s business on earth.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Spiritual Digest for the Day 25Jun2017

BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, like men sent from God” (2 Corinthians 2:17 NIV). ****************** QUOTE FOR THE DAY Do not be a peddler of the word of God for your personal gain. Rather preach it sincerely for the advancement of God’s kingdom on earth. Desist from encouraging people that you know that are peddling it. - Bayo Afolaranmi ******************** PRAYER/ACTION FOR THE DAY Pray that you will neither encourage peddling of the word of God nor be its peddler.

ARE YOU A PEDDLER OF THE WORD OF GOD?

Dearly Beloved, ARE YOU A PEDDLER OF THE WORD OF GOD? “Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, like men sent from God” (2 Corinthians 2:17 NIV). “For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear” (2 Timothy 4:3 NIV). Proliferation of churches, ministries and “ministers” of God is so common today that it is difficult to know genuine churches and those really called by God to be His messengers. Many so-called ministers of the gospel now peddle the word of God for personal aggrandizement. They do not have the expansion of the kingdom of God on earth as their aim, but their aim is how preaching the gospel message will profit them financially and materially. Some do so unconsciously while some do so deliberately. This trend has made many unbelievers not to see any good thing in the word of God and the genuine ministers of God. Interestingly, such fake ministers of God who peddled the word of God for personal profit abound during the time of the Apostle Paul. These fake ministers were referred to in many places in the Bible as “false prophets” or “false teachers” (see Matthew 7: 15; 24:11, 24; 2 Corinthians 11:13; 2 Peter 2:1; 1 John 4:1). They corrupted and adulterated the word of God for selfish purposes. A Bible commentator described the situation thus: “...by making merchandise of it; they huckstered the word of God, made gain of it, sought merely their own worldly interest and advantage in it, and so mixed it with their own vain philosophy, to please the carnal ears and hearts of men; they blended law and Gospel, grace and works, in the business of salvation; they did, as peddling merchants do, mix good and bad commodities together, and then vend them for sound ware; or as vintners, who mix their wine with water, and sell it for neat wine.” This is a challenge to all ministers of the gospel: are you a peddler of the word of God, or its preacher? Why do you preach the word of God? Do you peddle it for personal profit or for the expansion of the kingdom of God on earth? Can you say like Paul, “...in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, like men sent from God”? Hear Paul again: “...we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God” (2 Corinthians 4:2 NIV). It is also a challenge to hearers of the word of God: what do you want to hear from ministers of God? Do you really want them to preach the undiluted word of God or that which will suit you? Do not let the prophecy of 2 Timothy 4:3 be fulfilled in your life. Do not encourage peddling of the word of God. In His service, Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor). Prayer Point: Pray that you will neither encourage peddling of the word of God nor be its peddler.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Spiritual Digest for the Day 24Jun2017

BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and depart from evil” (Proverbs 3:5-7 NKJV). ****************** QUOTE FOR THE DAY We should learn to trust our Lord so confidently that in any hour of danger we can nestle down in His bosom, without fear or anxiety, and let Him take care of us. - James R. Miller ******************** PRAYER/ACTION FOR THE DAY Help me, O Lord, to always confidently trust in you without fear or anxiety.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Spiritual Digest for the Day 23Jun2017

BIBLE VERSE FOR THE DAY “For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come” (1 Timothy 4:8 NKJV). ****************** QUOTE FOR THE DAY Every day, take some time for yourself. Love yourself. Honor yourself. Give priority to your physical, mental, and emotional wellness. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie ******************** PRAYER/ACTION FOR THE DAY Pray that you will always take care of your total self without neglecting any aspect.