​Today’s Devotional

DATE: Monday, 26th Dec, 2016

MINISTRY: Emancipation Word Outreach

THEME: THE BOXING DAY

AUTHOR: Rev’d Israel A. Adegbite
TEXT: James 1:17 “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning”.
The boxing day is the first weekday after the Christmas. I used to think as a poor African child that a boxing day was a day of exchange of fist blows and jawbreaker knuckles. As I grew, I began to understand I was wrong. The boxing day is the day reserved for appreciating Christmas gift packages. The birth of Jesus Christ was the most precious gift of God packaged for mankind. This generosity, borne of unconditional love,  is worthy of emulation. In our own little ways, Christians should practically express their Christlike love always, more so in this Yuletide season. Giving is the spirit of Noel. This is an important period to make others smile by extending to them godly benevolent hand. It is scriptural that giving begets giving. Gifts make room for the giver. God definitely gave Jesus; can you package your life as a tangible gift of living sacrifice for Him too? Will you box some gifts too for a fellow man? You don’t need millions to be a Father Christmas. Remember, what you give lives. Hear Paul in Phil 4:17 “Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account”. Boxing or packaging gifts for others improves and fosters better relationships, graceful affection, stronger friendship, good neighborliness, blissful marriage, vibrant family ties, congregational endearment, strong cooperation, larger corporation, etc. After all, generosity is the religion of God. All effects, influences and affluents are the tentacles of lovely benevolence. Listen to Prov 18:16 “A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men”. I implore you, make somebody happy today by boxing some gifts. I pray: May you not lose the boxed Jesus; the gift of God delivered and unwrapped in a manger on the first Christmas. May Jesus bless you as you too become a valuable gift to God and men. Shalom. Amen.

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Today’s Devotional
DATE: Sunday, 25th Dec, 2016

MINISTRY: Emancipation Word Outreach

THEME: GLORY, JESUS WAS BORN

AUTHOR: Rev’d Israel A. Adegbite
TEXT: Luke 2:11 “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord”.
Today is the birthday of our propitious Redeemer. Wao! His was an unprecedented order of birth. He had no biological paternity. What a peculiar miracle! A virgin had just put to bed a bouncing baby boy whose name is Jesus. Christmas commemorates the delivery of man’s eternal salvation. Jesus is here today, the epitome of God’s love is here. Jesus is here today, Christ the Messiah is here. Jesus is here today, the second Adam is here. He was not only born great, He as well grew great, lived sinlessly great, died great, and accomplished mission great. Jesu’s cross, atonement, miracles, resurrection and ascension were equally great. Jesus is our reconciliation and leadings. His sent Holy Spirit is equally very great. This Jesus is the Son, the Love, the Way, the Grace, the Amen, the Power, the Word, the Light, the Lamb, the Lion Of Judah, the Glory, the Holiness, the Messiah, the King, the Lord, the Atonement, the good Shepherd, the Emmanuel, the priest, the prophet, the heavenly Advocate, etc. Hear the long time prophecy about His marvelous birth in the book of Isaiah 9:6-7 “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace ….”. I admonish you to reverend, praise, ardour, worship, recognise, pay obeisance, and accept Jesus as your personal Lord, Redeemer and Saviour. Believing Him is the path to everlasting life. I pray fervently in Romans 16:24 “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen”. 

BUON NATALIE! 

FELIZ NAVIDAD!! 

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

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​Today’s Devotional

DATE: Friday, 23rd Dec, 2016

MINISTRY: Emancipation Word Outreach

THEME: CONTENTION FOR STARDOM

AUTHOR: Rev’d Israel A. Adegbite
TEXT: Matthew 2:2 “Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him”.
The reason for most contentions and possible obeisance too, is the exposure of future glory. Stardom normally  commands delightful honour and regards among well wishers, but also attracts foes from among the disgruntled. Pleasant dream is enough reason for encounter with the disposition of hate or love. Popularity may herald stiff opposition, or celebrated pleasantries. Savour the following Biblical examples of hate and love triggered by upcoming breakthrough: 1. Joseph’s great dream was the bone of contention with his siblings 2. The prominence of Moses was why Korah & Co revolted 3. The glamour that came with his killing Goliath was the only reason some women applauded David, and king Saul sought to take his life 4. Cain committed the first murder because of envy 5. Also, baby Jesu’s star attracted the obeisance gifts of the Maggi, and the treachery devices of king Herod. Letting the cat out of the bag too soon may invite the destiny destroyers. It takes rising and shinning to become a star, and to encounter confrontation. Hear Gen 37:8 “And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words”. Glorification is therefore the resentment of the wicked minds, and the joy of good men. Any crowned head should therefore prepare for headbutts. Entering the hall of fame is not a cheap stride. Job’s troubles was because Satan was not comfortable with his serving God in sprawling success. So, the basic cause of contention is beautification. Do you crave for betterment? Be ready to confront adversaries. Divulging future great endeavors is sometimes dangerous. Listen to Apostle Paul in 1 Cor 16:9 “For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries”. I pray God who saved baby Jesus from Herod’s sword will deliver you from the enemies of progress. Soon, people will rejoice with you. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

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​Today’s Devotional

DATE: Wed, 21st Dec, 2016

MINISTRY: Emancipation Word Outreach

THEME: FAVOUR WITH GOD

AUTHOR: Rev’d Israel A. Adegbite
TEXT: Luke 1:30 “And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God”.
Favour means a graceful advantage to the benefit of someone or something. It is a disposition to approval, mercy,  satisfaction, privilege and undeserving delight. Favour is all about preferential treatment. It is an unmerited help extended by grace. Favour is the maker of any blossoming destiny. It produces greater and extensive rewards than labour. Mary was handpicked for favour among several virgins of her time. She was privileged to mother the Saviour Jesus. Jacob was blessed and placed over Esau for no reason at all. Same act of providence of favour answered for the lifting of Joseph. Queen Esther was exceptionally favoured by her husband, the king. Ruth rose from hopelessness to prominence by divine favour. Even, baby Jesus grew up in favour with God and men. It is not a gainsay that most success is influenced by the boost of favour. The kingship anointing received by David was on an account of divine favour. Listen to Eccl 9:11 “I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill ……”. Favour is desirable if profuse struggling will be terminated. However, in some cases favour is enhanced by labour, and works by proper preparations. So, running your runs with the infusion of favour releases outstanding benefits in all endeavors. Ask God today for the release of the grace of unchallengeable favour. Hear my scriptural supplication for you in Psalm 102:13 “Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come”. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

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​Today’s Devotional

DATE: Tues, 20th Dec, 2016

MINISTRY: Emancipation Word Outreach

THEME: FIRE ENCOUNTER

AUTHOR: Rev’d Israel A. Adegbite
TEXT: Hebrews 12:29 “For our God is a consuming fire”.
We all know what the common flame of physical fire is, at least we have it in all our kitchens. This kind of firebrand is recognized by even the toddlers. However, here we are discussing an invisible and invincible special fire. The one and only Holy Ghost fire. This was the impending fire baptism that John The Baptism mentioned concerning Jesus. It is this fire that demarcates the ordinary from the extraordinary, the natural from the supernatural, the mere physical from the metaphysical. Without the indwelling fire of God, man is vulnerable and exposed to satanic onslaughts. Fire is the protection hedge of the Holy Spirit covering. No wonder, Jesus sternly warned His disciples to tarry in Jerusalem until they are endued with Holy Ghost and fire. Working God’s works is dangerous without this divine empowerment. Victorious Christian life is practically impossible if the heavenly fire is not involved. The Apostolic fire sparks came on the day of Pentecost, and miraculous encounters started with marvelous manifestion. See this in Acts 2:3 “And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them”. Real victorious living commences the moment the Spiritual fire is ignited. Moses encountered a transformation and mandates by fire. Also, God proved Himself through prophet Elijah by fire. Same fire received the offerings of Gideon. Therefore, it is safe to say the mountain of fire is the Zion of God. The Pillar that led the host of Israel through the 40 year wilderness experience was this heavenly fire. This same fire may appear like a dove as He came upon Jesus. He may as well be a spring of living water. To acquire Holy Ghost fire, be advised to locate your own place of seclusion, imbibe one accord, bear a clear conscience, fast and pray, receive presbyter hand laying, live holy, and dedicate serious cravings for anointing. Angels are fire flame, the Word is fire, and the heavenly altar bears fire. You too need fire! Hear this from Psa 97:3 “A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about”. May the fire of God continue to fight for you, and protect you. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

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​Today’s Devotional

DATE: Mon, 19th Dec, 2016

MINISTRY: Emancipation Word Outreach

THEME: ALL GLORY TO GOD

AUTHOR: Rev’d Israel A. Adegbite
TEXT: Roman’s 16:27 “To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen”.
Ascribing all glory to God connotes acknowledging His goodness and faithfulness. It is a way of saying only Him can do the impossible. Explaining away the reasons for miracles, signs and wonders means trying to deny God what He owns – all the glory. Justifying the human reason behind matters is an act of ingratitude. Mindless the extent of man’s contributions to cause a great happening, it is the Lord’s doing. When factors are carefully considered, you will understand better. If Paul sows, and Appollos waters, there cannot be any increase without the Lord’s blessings. There is no such self-made man, all successful men are helped men. So, all makings are God’s makings. He is the author and finisher. Returning all glory to God is not function of being religious, lazy, naive or weak, rather it is a manifestation of humility and Godliness. Boasting in oneself is dangerous. King Nebuchadnezzar got himself into serious troubles doing this. Hear the humble Apostle Paul in 1 Cor 15:10 “But by the grace of God I am what I am….”. Labour without favour and grace may fail to yield nothing. The grace of God is a necessity if man’s workings would ever amount to anything tangible. While some appreciations, honour and thankfulness are permissible for fellow man, absolute glory, praise and thanksgiving should be reserved for only the Almighty God.  Our God is a jealouse God, more so in the issue of His glory. Listen to Isaiah 42:8 “I am the Lord : that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images”.  The grace is the fruitfulness of all attempts. I charge you to therefore glorify God for all things, in all things, and with all things. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

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