​Today’s devotional

MINISTRY: Emancipation Word Outreach

DATE: Wednesday, 31st August, 2016

THEME: GOD’S GOODNESS & MERCY

AUTHOR: Rev’d Israel A. Adegbite
TEXT: Psalm 23:6 “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever”.
The grace, and not the grave, that divinely accorded us in the month of August is very commendable. Glory to God for the opportunity to witness the end of this month. More so, I very much appropriate God; for today is the birthday of one of my sons. Glory to God. Hallelujah!!! Now promptly to the spiritual menu of the day. The above quotation is a very common declaration among many believers after a prayer session. The daily recitation of it has reduced it to a mere contemptible kindergarten poem; which shouldn’t be. See, this verse started with an established assurance and a graceful confirmation of ‘SURELY’. ‘Goodness’ is self explanatory. It means all pleasantries that make life worth living. ‘Mercy’ too is not a bogus word. It signifies grace, favour and kindness. In this view, any man accompanied by these God’s enduring pleasantries and favour is invariably a bundle of success. If lines are falling for a man in pleasant and favourable places, all things pertaining to glorious and peaceful living will adequately be in proportionate availability. As well, a favoured man doesn’t suffer labour loss or destiny miscarriage. Also, it is the mercy that terminates reprimands, and promotes the grace that supports salvation. Tell me, if I may ask, how life purpose will not be fulfilled in grand style for a man who is endowed with such qualities? But for goodness and mercy to follow you, you need to first seek God and follow Him. The more you accompany God the more of His grace, attributes and qualities imparted. I admonish you run towards God with humility and follow Him in holiness, if abundant life is your craving. Say Amen, if Psalm 5:12 is for you: “For thou, Lord , wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield”. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

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​Today’s Devotional

MINISTRY: Emancipation Word Outreach

DATE: Tuesday, 30th August, 2016

THEME: IDENTIFYING HYPOCRISY

AUTHOR: Rev’d Israel A. Adegbite
TEXT: Matthew 23:27 “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness”.
Hypocrisy means smart deceitful gimmicks. It is an untruthful and unfaithful posture; therefore obscuring the genuineness of the actual matter. An hypocrite is a guile man engaging in acts of coverups. In short, hypocrisy connotes lying, falsifying, camouflaging, double standard, dishonesty, pretending, deception, etc. Being hypocritical is like being a dramatist acting film; posing contrary to real tendency and disposition. Most hypocrites are unstable like chameleon. Their slogans are ‘Do like the Romans when in Rome’. Hypocrites declare no clear opinion, and exhibit no authentic principle. Full of misleadings, cajoles and hyperboles. Hypocrites are mischievous; they are conflict and strife makers. Hypocrites motivate and drive people hard to do what they themselves would not do. They propagate false testimonies and mutter up perverse witnesses. The description of a hypocrite is very close to the character of the ‘Artful Dodger’ in Charles Dickens book – Oliver Twist. Jesus detests hypocrisy; His pronouncement on the perpetrators is abysmal WOE. You can only  disconnect yourself from these woeful curses by repenting from being hypocritical; and by estranging yourself from the companies of hypocrites. Decisive identification and clear inclination are of great value. Being one thing in the secret, and another thing in the open is a trait of core hypocrisy. Hear this in Jer 17:9 “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”. Where can we hide from God’s presence? What is hidden before Him? All is laid bare before the Most High. I admonish you present your vivid authenticity before the brethren and the omniscience God. Now, I pray from Job 34:30 “That the hypocrite reign not, lest the people be ensnared”. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

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​Today’s Devotional

MINISTRY: Emancipation Word Outreach

DATE: Monday, 29th August, 2016

THEME: LOCATING THE RIGHT LINK TO GOD

AUTHOR: Rev’d Israel A. Adegbite
TEXT: Matthew 7:14 “Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it”.
The resident of God is heaven. He is real and His heavenly abode is tangible. This heaven is the ultimate place of the scripture promised perpetual peace; blissful joy; orderliness and security; restoration and glorification; eternal life and rest; abundance and graceful mansion; worship and praise; etc. The direct converse is the condition in hell. Every man, living or dead, will eventually land in heaven or hell after earth sojourn. Your destination depends on the airline you patronise. While ‘Jesus Airways’ lands in heaven; ‘Air Satan’ lands in hell. The route to heaven by ‘Jesus Airways’ is indeed full of encounters and challenges. The sinful, chickenhearted unbelievers will miss this salvation flight. Whereas, ‘Air Satan’ is much more comfortable and full of funfairs; but it is without redemption. The destination is the horrible, terrible and tormenting fire engulfed hell. These itineraries are final because the two airlines plying issue only onward (one-way) ticket. This is more so where the passenger’s considerations of airline, travel mates, flight captain, and destination is of paramount importance before takeoffs. Permanent trip deserves personal well considered decision. It is a choice between eternal life and everlasting damnation. The encounters of difficulties or pageants on each of the routes are temporal; but the landing is final. However, swapping is permitted on these flights in case of repentance. Only the airports of salvation and damnation are available. Hear ‘Captain Grace’ of Jesus Airways says in Rev 22:12 “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I, brother Israel, strongly admonish you believe the Calvary Cross, Repent and Confess the Lordship of Jesus. For to get on board ‘Jesus Airways’, you need a thorough wash in the blood of the Lamb of God. No filthy sinner without Heavenly Passport is issued Boarding Pass to access this flight. I pray in Col 1:14 for you; you will be able to follow Jesus “In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins”. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

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​Today’s Devotional

MINISTRY: Emancipation Word Outreach

DATE: Sunday, 28th August, 2016

THEME: CALL FOR HELP WHEN IN NEED OF ONE

AUTHOR: Rev’d Israel A. Adegbite
TEXT: Luke 18:38 “And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me”.
Help here means being rescued; getting support, being revamped. In other words it connotes a distress call for bailout, salvage or salvation. Pretending not to need help when one is in a hopeless or helpless situation amounts to engaging in a worthless self deceit. Running to God for help when overwhelmed is a good run for divine fire exit. Jehovah is our ever present help in time of affliction and trouble. Asking for help at difficult situations is a great demonstration of humility. Only God knows how many are infected and affected by the destructive demon of pride. Ego, like cancer, has eaten up many destinies. David had life threatening problem with king Saul; he cried unto the Lord for help in Psalm 109:26 “Help me, O Lord my God: O save me according to thy mercy”. When Peter was drowning; he immediately called unto the Lord for help. During a storming and turbulent weather, the disciples hastily woke up Jesus for help in the boat. The church sent for Peter when Tabitha died; she was eventually resuscitated. Brethren rose up in prayer vigil pleading for the release of Peter from the dungeon; this call provoked the angelic ministry that ensured his miraculous escape. Hear what this blind man did when he was rebuked for seeking help he desperately needed; see this in Luke 18:38 “And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me”. Do not allow the false sense of shame and shyness to deprive you of your presenting your case before God through any of His anointed ones. Pray this scriptural cry Psalm 61:1 for prompt divine attention: “Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer”. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

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​Today’s Devotional

MINISTRY: Emancipation Word Outreach

DATE: Friday, 26th August, 2016

THEME: DANGERS OF LYING

AUTHOR: Rev’d Israel A. Adegbite
TEXT: Proverbs 14:5 “A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies”.
Utterances of lies amount to speaking that which is false. A lie is the direct opposite of the truth. It simply means an outright hiding, padding or painting of the actual genuine happening. A lie has five distinctive categories: 1. Absolute swapping of the truth for falsehood 2. Bending the truth 3. Hyperbolically blowing the truth 4. Deducting some facts from the truth 5. Deceptively playing down the evidences of the truth. No lie can survive alone anyway; it needs several other bigger lies to gain balance. No matter the Bolt’s 100 metre order of sprinting speed, and the age of a lie; the truth shall eventually overtake it. The end result of a broken lie is shameful, disgraceful, dishonourable, undignified, untrustworthy, etc. Lying is therefore a great adversary to faithlessness, uprightness, dependability, reliability, vouching, recommendation, guaranteeing, etc. Many a time we mix up lies with being diplomatic and wise. There is nothing like a white lie. A liar is a camouflaged man, dubious and conning in his relationships land transactions. He is treacherous; what an unstable dribbler! Now listen to this in Psalm 58:3 “The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies”. God strongly detests a lying tongue. Ananias and his wife paid dearly for lying to the Holy Spirit. As well, the man that lied that he was the one that killed king Saul was promptly executed at David’s order. All unrepentant liars are heading towards hell. They will be there to join Satan who often lie, and who is the father of all liars. Lying is the commonest sin bedeviling man worldwide. Hear God in Psalm 116:11 “I said in my haste, All men are liars”. I admonish you amend and become straightforward in your further dealings. The word of God is the plain truth to imbibe. I pray you will be able to befriend the truth; embrace the truth; and apply the truth in all your life encounters. So shall it be in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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​Today’s Devotional

MINISTRY: Emancipation World Outreach

DATE: Thursday, 25th August, 2016

THEME: SUBDUING AGENTS OF DEATH

AUTHOR: Rev’d Israel A. Adegbite
TEXT: 1 Corinthians 15:55 “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?”
Death occurs when the spirit (i.e the real man) leaves the body (I.e abode) like the hatched chic comes out of the egg shell. Therefore death may be rightly referred to as the transition from the physical availability to the realm spiritual. It is true that it is appointed for man to die once; but certainly not necessarily young. What man should battle really is not ripe death; but rather the sudden and undue demise. Undue death a confirmed enemy of life purpose. I described untimely death in one of our published books as a truncation of a promising destiny. The spirit of death cannot be captured for now, but can be checkmated and barred until the God-appointed time. See 1 Cor 15:26 “The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death”. Death has several indisputable agents operating to kill and destroy for him. Therefore the spirit of death is an indirect striker. Keeping death away is only effectual by incapacitating his human and spirit emissaries. The followings are its agenda executors: 1. Accidents & Crashes 2. Natural Disasters 3. Diseases & Infirmities 4. Poison & Destructive Eating Habits 5. Sorrow & Depression 6. Assassins 7. Diabolical Entities & Evil Arrows 8. Terrorist & Insurgency 9. Errors of omission & Commission 10. Negative Tongue Confession & Pronunciation; 11. Wrong Medications & Lacking Exercises; 12. Suicidal Tendencies 13. Over Ambition 14. Poverty; etc. Undue death may be averted by curtailing these aforementioned agents. My scriptural admonitions are: Be Righteous; Stop Bad Habits; Severe Bad Gangs; Be Contented; Incessant Prayers; Plead The Blood Of Jesus; Commit Angelic Ministry; Apply The Anointing; Cast Away Evil Thoughts & Imagination; Overcome Fears; Stand Upon The Word; Ability To Discern; Eschew Too Much Pleasure; Praise God Always; Be Hopefully Aspiring; Locate Deliverance Minister; etc. Death is an enemy one needs to fight with all vigor. Therefore I adjoin you to fight this good fight of faith. This following testimony is as well your portion; from Job 42:17 “So Job died, being old and full of days”. So shall it be also for you in the precious name of Jesus. Amen.

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​Today’s Devotional

MINISTRY: Emancipation Word Outreach

DATE: Wednesday, 24th August, 2016

THEME: IDENTIFYING STRANGE GODS

AUTHOR: Rev’d Israel A. Adegbite
TEXT: Exodus 20:3 “Thou shalt have no other gods before me”.
A god is the pivot point of faith, prayer, worship and adoration focus. Of course there are gods, and there is a God. The only God is that of Abraham, Isaac and Israel. The difference between God and the gods are easily identifiable: 1. God is the creator of all; gods are men created 2. God is the Lord; gods are idolized images 3. God answers prayers; gods are mute 4. God can save; gods are helpless 5. God can contend for Himself; bigots and terrorists contend for gods 6. God is miraculous; gods are diabolical magicians 7. God is without beginning and end; gods are temporal objects 8. God has angels; gods have demons 9. God heals; gods afflict and inflict 10.  God is omnipresent; gods are confined to static places 11. God is the Almighty; gods are naive and powerless 12. God is in heaven ruling the universe; gods remain on earth 13. God is omniscience; gods are not knowledgeable 14. God is omnipotent; gods are limited. The true God won at the Mt. Carmel contest. Hear prophet Elijah as he challenged the 400 Jezebel-supported idol worshippers in 1 Kings 18: 21-24 “And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. …….. call ye on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the Lord: and the God that answereth by fire, let him be God……”. At the end of the contest the true God emerged by fire. All the prophets of Baal were silenced by the living God. See this in 1 Kings 18:38-39 “Then the fire of the Lord fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice ……. And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The Lord , he is the God; the Lord , he is the God”. Similar contest occurred when the snake of Moses swallowed up all the snakes of the Egyptian magicians. Whatever a man loves above God is his idol.  I admonish you from Jos 24:15 “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord , choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord”. May you escape sorrow by serving the only true God. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

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