All Christians Must Utilize Their Gifts To Promote God’s Work

Passage: 1 Corinthians 12

God distributes his various gifts of the Holy Spirit to help believers prosper in his kingdom. He has given you at least one spiritual gift or ability, just as He has given every other believer. The scriptures mentioned some gifts of the Holy Spirit as they are meant to aid our spiritual exercises.

It is written,

“Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines” (1 Corinthians 12:7-11).


God’s Gift Is An Eternal Tool For His Purpose

God blesses his believer with at least one gift to prosper his kingdom. The gift is meant to enhance our spiritual exercise for the sake of prospering God’s kingdom. The Holy Spirit of God energizes believers to operate beyond our human limits.

Since the Holy Spirit comes from God, He enhances us with supernatural capabilities to bear much fruit. It is, therefore, imperative that every Christian seeks the baptism of the Holy Spirit for his or her success.

The Spirit of God will not arm but aid us to prosperity.

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Pray For God’s Eternal Gift

Dear God, I understand the Holy Spirit comes from you to prosper people that serve you; therefore, I ask that you please baptize me with your Holy Spirit. Let your Spirit energize me to have success in every area of life. Let Him (Holy Spirit) enhance my spiritual activities so that I can bear many fruits for your kingdom. Please keep me fit to inherit your eternal kingdom. For in the name of Jesus Christ, I make my requests. Amen.

Remember: Your Gift Is Meant To Promote God’s Works

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Spiritual Gifts Are Meant To Glorify God

Passage: 1 Corinthians 14

The gifts of prophecy and speaking with diverse tongues are expected to be utilized for edifying the body of Christ. Paul admonished the Corinthian brethren to be decent with their religious practices and ensure that demonstration of their spiritual gifts benefit others, and promote God’s kingdom.

Paul said,

“Therefore, brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and do not forbid to speak with tongues. Let all things be done decently and in order” (1 Corinthians 14:39-40).

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Utilize God’s Gifts and Positively

The baptism of the Holy Spirit (impacted by God) comes with special gifts (1 Corinthians 12:4-11). Those gifts are expected to solidify the body of Christ and also help Christians prosper in God’s kingdom. Therefore, believers are to ensure they become productive for God’s kingdom. Meanwhile, the gifts of the Holy Spirit can elevate a person into the limelight, and the fellow can be tempted to be proud; therefore, anyone who demonstrates a spiritual gift must be careful to operate in humility.

Any Christian who demonstrates a spiritual gift must ensure that God is glorified in whatever he or she does! The fellow must not arrogate God’s glory unto him or herself since Jehovah does not share his glory with anyone. In essence, every demonstration of the Holy Spirit’s gift must not focus on glorifying a man or woman – it must be focused on glorifying God!

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Pray For Divine Help To Effectively Use Your Spiritual Gifts

Dear God, please help me to demonstrate gifts of the Holy Spirit in a manner that will glorify your name. Let your Holy Spirit operate in me with grace and power to benefit the church and your kingdom! Please keep me humble and do not let me arrogate your glory unto myself. Let me serve you with fear and trembling; let my services be acceptable in your sight at all times and let your name be praised forever. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.

Remember: Utilizing The Gifts From God

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True Worshippers Of Christ Must Exhibit Faith In All Situations

Passage: Matthew 14

Christians must be strong in their faith and be courageous, knowing that God will always be with them. Peter walked on water with Jesus Christ when none of his team members could demonstrate such courage. He did not experience the supernatural power of God until he summoned his faith and showed it in his actions by walking on water. However, the same Peter began to drown in water as soon as his faith wavered. The scripture reported,

“And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus” (Matthew 14:28-29).

Peter was distracted as reported, “But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased” (Matthew 14:30-32).


Focus On Faith & Ignore The Distractions

As believers, we must always affix our minds on Jesus Christ to successfully live an overcomers’ life on earth! We must focus all our trust on the Savior to receive courage and maintain our stand as God requires.

Indeed, as humans, we have the tendency to be distracted by our surrounding factors, but we must be determined to focus more. We must maintain our grip of faith so that God can be glorified.

To demonstrate courage as required, Christians must consistently confess the word of God. We must do so even when our minds have refused to cooperate with our confession of faith.

As we continue to declare God’s promises slated in the Bible, God’s peace that surpasses human understanding will reign in our hearts. We will live above tough situations, and in the end, give testimonies that honor his name!


Prayer For God’s Empowerment To Exercise Faith

Dear God, please teach me how to trust you in all ramifications of life. Help me to have resolute faith that glorifies your name and let it become my blessing! Enable me with grace to keep confessing your words into my life until I have experienced my anticipated victory. Please empower me with your Holy Spirit to live victoriously every day of my life. For in the name of Jesus Christ, I make my requests. Amen.

Remember: Faith In God Is All We Need

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Christians Must Show The Love Of God To Others

Passage: 1 John 5

God demonstrated the kind of unconditional love that He wants us to have and demonstrate towards others. He showed us this by releasing His only Son to die for our sin. No other love can be greater than this – That a father would allow His only son to die for some strangers. This kind of love is selfless!

A person who claims to love God must share the same attribute (the love of God) and express it towards his fellow human beings.

Also, someone who loves God must obey God with an expression of faith in His Son Jesus Christ. The scriptures states,

“Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is begotten of Him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments” (1 John 5:1-2).

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Genuine Love of God comes via the Fullness Of Holy Spirit

God desires that his children love him with all their hearts and might. We must express our unconditional love for him always. However, despite the need to express our genuine love for God and other people, we retain some human limitations that could inhibit our efforts.

Believers can be tempted to act in the flesh and violate God’s call to love him and other fellows. To overcome this challenge, Christians must be full of the Holy Spirit at all times. We must be prayerful and study the Bible on a consistent basis.

The call to have a genuine love of God may seem like a hard task for mortal men (and women), but God’s power is enough to help anyone live above his limitations. A person would be less selfish and less biased when he allows the Holy Spirit to rule him.

Christians need the supernatural power of God (Holy Spirit) to overcome our limitations. The divine Spirit of God will energize us to live above sin, and also, empower us to love God as well as our fellow human beings.


Pray To Have The Required Love of God

Dear God, please baptize me with your Holy Spirit to exercise true and genuine love for you and other people. Let your Holy Spirit empower me to live an acceptable life before you so that I can qualify for your blessing on earth and in heaven. Please let my life glorify you always! For in the name of Jesus Christ, I make my requests. Amen.

Remember: You Are Required To Express The Love of God

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Accept The Lordship Of Jesus Christ To Be Saved!

Passage: Colossians 1

Jesus Christ, the Son of God, provides free salvation for the human soul. Anyone who believes in Jesus and confesses him as his/her personal Lord will be saved.

Paul explained the person of Jesus Christ and his remarkable strength that became our blessing. Paul said,

He (God) has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love (Jesus Christ), in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence (Colossians 1:13-18).

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Have You Received The Light Of God Through His Son Jesus?

The invisible God has made all things about him turned visible through Jesus Christ. God’s attributes have become simple for everyone to understand. Through Christ, we can have a clear picture of God. Humanity can also receive forgiveness of their sins and have eternal salvation.

In short, anyone who confesses Jesus Christ as Lord will qualify for God’s kingdom and enjoy his unlimited benefits.

(Jesus Christ is the gift of eternal life for everyone; whoever chooses to confess his/her faith in him and follow his path will qualify for God’s kingdom).

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Pray To Have The Light Of God Established In Your Life

Dear Jesus Christ, I know who you are and I understand your status. You are Christ – the Savior of the world.  I confess you as my personal Lord and Savior. I give you my complete life and I promise to faithfully serve you for the rest of my life. Please keep my name ever written in God’s book of life so that I can qualify for heaven and enjoy God’s unlimited benefits. For I have prayed in faith, through your name, Jesus Christ. Amen!

Remember: The Lordship of Jesus Christ will establish God’s light in your life!

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Don’t Be Deceived; You Will Reap Whatever You Sowed

Passage: Colossians 3

Christians are heavenly bound people; we run a spiritual race that must land us in God’s kingdom. Believers must keep focus and not allow worldly activities to distract us. Earthly activities may be stimulating, but they will only be temporal! (God will soon put an end to this earth and its sinful activities.)

Christians have the reward of heaven to earn at God’s appointed time. Therefore, we must not allow temporal earthly activities to influence us.

Bible warned the believers,

“If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God” (Colossians 3:1-3).


Stay In Faith For An Eternal Benefit:

Heaven has many benefits, but they won’t be handed to anyone cheaply. Whoever intends to inherit the kingdom of God must daily carry his cross and follow Jesus Christ.

A dedicated believer deserving God’s heavenly reward must follow the laws of God. He must also follow the leadership of the Holy Spirit. (The Holy Spirit empowers believers to obey God’s laws.)

Christians must resist the temptation of sin. We must strive to satisfy God in holiness as the Bible instructs, “Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry” (Colossians 3:5).

The Scripture also asks the Christians to be moral, as it is written,

“Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.  But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection” (Colossians 3:12-14).


Pray For The Strength To Satisfy God’s Holiness Desire:

Dear God, I understand you require your children to set their eyes on things that are heavenly (which are eternal). You also ask your children to disengage from sinful activities so that we can run a successfully Christian race; therefore, I ask that you, please empower me by the Holy Spirit to meet your expectations. Count me among the people that will rejoice in your presence forever in heaven. For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

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People Must Keep A Contrite Spirit For The Sake of Heaven

Passage: Matthew 18

Jesus Christ preached about the qualification of God’s kingdom and used little children as an illustration. Christ stated no one will qualify for heaven unless he (or she) has a tender heart like little children. It is written,

The disciples of Jesus asked, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me” (Matthew 18:1-20).


God’s Measure of Greatness is Different From Human’s Measure of Greatness

Human’s perception of greatness is mostly different from what God declares! People in the world describe greatness with relevance to material wealth, position, and power. However, God’s own measure of greatness emphasizes “godliness.”

Greatness has much to do with faith and practices. That is, someone who wins this materialistic world but denies Christ will not be considered as “great” by God. Such person will not qualify for God’s kingdom. The bible states, “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?” (Mark 8:36).

Anyone who will satisfy God’s description of greatness must have an open mind to learn and practice the word of God. A great person, according to the right standard, must love God. He must repent of his sins and confess Christ Lord. He must also be humble and not resent others. A great person must forgive others. He must also preach the gospel of Jesus to other people.


Pray For God’s Grace To Have A Pure Heart

Dear God, I don’t want to gain the world and lose heaven! Please help me to live up to your standard. Give me a teachable spirit to follow the teachings of the Bible. Let the Holy Spirit empowers me to faithfully serve you unto the end. For in the name of Jesus Christ I have prayed. Amen.

Remember: Purity of Spirit Is A Must For All Christians

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God’s Prophecies Are Infallible

(Passage: Luke 24)

Jesus Christ resurrected from death to life on the third day he was buried. Christ had already resurrected while his depressed disciples were busy searching for his missing body. God’s angel reminded the disciples of the infallible word of God as the scripture stated that he ought to resurrect from death and live forever!

The event of Jesus’ resurrection was reported,

“Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they, and certain other women with them, came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared. But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb. Then they went in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. And it happened, as they were greatly perplexed about this, that, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments. Then, as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the earth, they said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee, saying, ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again’” (Luke 24:1-7). Meanwhile, Jesus himself appeared to some of his disciples after resurrection and he reminded them that God had ordained it that he must resurrect from death (Luke 24:13-16; Luke 24:25-27; Luke 24:36-42).


Jesus’ Death Was For The Salvation Of Many Souls

Jesus Christ resurrected from death to life; Satan lost the battle, and he shall remain defeated forever! The enemy had made his worse onslaught against Jesus, but he did not prevail.

Satan insinuated Jesus’ death with the hope that Christ would be silenced forever; however, he lost his battle over Jesus since death could not hold him to the grace. Christ resurrected on the third day!

Jesus’ resurrection from death has earned the gift of eternal life for his followers. This means whosoever confesses Jesus Christ as his or her personal Lord and Savior will resurrect from death to live eternally with God.

Death and hell do not have power over Christians. Christ will resurrect his believers on the last day, and he will award them eternal life in the presence of God. Hallelujah!


Proclamation Of Jesus’ Glory

Praise God, Jesus Christ resurrected from death! Praise God, the resurrection of Christ has earned me the gift of eternal life! Shame on the devil and glory to God forever more!

I am a believer of Jesus Christ and I am a partaker of his resurrection. Since I am a born-again Christian, sin, and death do not have power over me anymore. Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. Henceforth, I will live happily and proclaim the gospel of Jesus to everyone around me. I will also preach the gospel throughout the world. Praise God, I am saved through Jesus Christ; I am saved forever! Amen!

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Christians Must Be Vigilant And Beware Of Satan’s Spirit

(Passage: Revelation 16)

John saw a revelation that Satan will send out his demonic spirits to operate on a large scale during the period of the end time. Satan’s agents would say mysterious things and perform many wonders to deceive people. Anyone who believes the false spirits would have himself or herself to blame on the last day. Jesus Christ warned all people to be vigilant, and keep themselves pure so that Satan will not deceive them. John’s revelation is written as follows:

“And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. “Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame” (Revelation 16:13-15).

Be Watchful And Guide Against The Demonic Spirits

Satan will definitely send out his demons to deceive people during the end time period. The scripture warns all people to be vigilant, and avoid falling for Satan’s trap. Whoever falls for the enemy’s trap will suffer irreparable loss. All Satan’s victims will end up in hell fire! To be forewarned is to be forearmed! All people must endeavor to know the truth. We must effectively study the word of God, and we must not believe any teaching or prophecy that lacks bases in the scriptures. Believers must be prayerful, and we must ask God to empower us through his Holy Spirit to always meet the mandate of God.

May you not be disappointed on the Lord’s day of judgment!

Prayer For God’s Help To Prevail Over Satan

Dear God, please save my soul from the evil ones. Save me from the deception of Satan and his forces. Help me to know the truth, entertain the truth, and practice the truth. Do not let me become Satan’s victim but help me to triumph in every situation and remain fit for your heavenly kingdom. For in the name of Jesus Christ, I make my requests. Amen.



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Christian Couples Must Focus Making Their Marriages Work

Passage: Matthew 19

Marriages are meant to be for a lifetime; a divorce option should not be considered as the “money in the bank!”

The Pharisees questioned Jesus Christ on the subject of divorce and referenced the Law of Moses to justify their support for it. Jesus then responded with the scripture and said,

“Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, permitted you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery” (Matthew 19:8-9).


Marriage Requires Maturity & Subservience From Couples

Marriage is the oldest institution that God created. He instituted it for Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. God, who started the idea of marriage, still loves the institution today. He prefers marriage to divorce. God expects Christian couples to work out their differences amicably and keep the sanity of their home. God does not want anyone to tamper with the special institution. He wants people to keep to the marriage tradition as an institution that mainly consists of a man and a woman. Homosexuality is not in the language of God for marriage!

God, also, expects married couples to be matured people. They must have a clear understanding of what the institution is about. Married couples must be ready to submit to each other. They must relate to each other in honesty. Also, they must forgive each other to keep the health of their relationship and grow in love.

Married couples must seek the prosperity of their home. They must have mutual respect for each other. Most importantly, married couples must promote the fear of God in their home!

Pray To God For A Blissful Marriage

Dear God, please give me the grace to be committed to my marriage. Help me to give whatever it takes to make my relationship successful. Please give my spouse and me the ability to submit to each other. Help us to trust and love each other as you loved and died for us! Please enrich my union with every blessing of life. Please let our home radiate the beauty of your goodness, even now and forever more! For in the name of Jesus Christ, I make my requests. Amen.

Remember: God’s Presence Is Required For A Blissful Marriage!

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