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Feeling Rejected? God Can Help

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Sunday, April 30, 2017, In : Christian Devotions 
  
Scripture: Ps 27:10 

Have you suffered any form of rejection lately? Do you feel so dejected, hopeless and sad? I have good news for you – God is waiting and ready to help (Ps 46:1). The Lord is waiting for you to call on him in prayer (Ps 145:18). You might have prayed before, it does not matter, you need to pray again. Your present predicament is inconsequential in the sight of God - if you allow him to come in, you are sorted.
  
Why have you been rejected? Has that fellow who initially s...

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Reasons for a wilderness experience

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Monday, February 15, 2016, In : Christian Devotions 

man in the wilderness
A wilderness experience is not palatable. Many at times you go through unpleasant situations and endure a lot of discomfort, trials and temptations. You pray and it seems as if prayers are not answered. Then you begin to ask series of questions – why am I in this situation? Why is God not doing this or that? Because you couldn’t find the right answers, you become frustrated both physically, spiritually and emotionally. As a believer, if you are in this kind of situation for too long, you ...

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Let there be light

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Saturday, January 2, 2016, In : Christian Devotions 

lady with lamp
Light, as we all know, is very important in human life. Imagine a sudden absence of all form of light (the sun, the moon, electricity, solar, etc) in the whole world. What do you think? A beautiful dark world or a disgusting and awful dark planet to live in? I guess your answer is as good as mine: The world will be a miserable place to live in! Sorrow will not be uncommon! The future will be gloomy! And death will be commonplace.  Believe me or not, such is the situation with everyone who doe...

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Beware of Envy

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Saturday, June 7, 2014, In : Christian Devotions 


Daniel enviedToday, I’m going to write briefly on envy. I was reading the story of Daniel (Daniel 6:1-28) when I discovered a few things that I felt I should share with you today. Having finished reading the story in Daniel chapter 6 and saw what happened to Daniel’s accusers, I realised that it all started with envy. I was amazed how those individuals could allow the sin of envy to overwhelm them and thereby destroy their precious lives. May you never fall into this destructive sin.

Many of us...
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Why Christians are Hated

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, In : Christian Devotions 


lady showing hate signsFrom one generation to another, many people have hated the Lord Jesus Christ and his followers. Today, many Christians are being killed for their faith. Recently, in northern Nigeria, Boko-Haram members entered into a church and murdered an entire congregation. Why? Why are Christians so hated? Well, the reasons are not far-fetched. Let's briefly look into two scriptural explanation behind Christian hate, so that when you suddenly discovered that you are hated for your faith, you will n...
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The power of courage

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, In : Christian Devotions 

Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest. (Joshua 1:7)

courage and fearOne outstanding characteristic of great men of God is courage. Daniel was courageous to refuse the king’s meat (Daniel 1:8). Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego put on the garment of bravery and strong determination to face the wrath of Kin...
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Some benefits of divine visions (Part 1)

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Saturday, December 21, 2013, In : Christian Devotions 

“Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets” (Amos 3:7)

man seing vision of fear notDivine visions are dreams and revelations that come from God. God sometimes opens the eyes of his beloved children to see the invisible (Job 4:12-17) and keep them abreast of coming events. The power to see beyond the physical is gift that every Christian should crave for; and not just craved for, but earnestly prayed for (2Kings 6:17, Jeremiah 33:3).

There are benefits associ...
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Why a Christian may go to hell

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, In : Christian Devotions 
But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth (Matthew 8:12)

Just as it is possible to be saved, so also it is possible to go to hell after one is saved. Some believers are of the opinion that it is not possible to go to hell after one is saved but the truth will be clear after reading this devotion.

Unforgiving (Matthew 18:21-35)

Unforgiving is a deadly poison that the enemy uses against believers. Any Christians that harbour...
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How to receive the Peace of God (Part 2)

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Sunday, April 14, 2013, In : Christian Devotions 

Scripture Reading: Philippians 4:6-9

Memory Verse

“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” (Philippians 4:6)
 
girl at peaceThe Peace of God is the only lasting antidote to worry. If any man allows God’s peace to permeate his soul, his worry, fear and anxiety will disappear. In continuation of our study on the ‘Peace of God’, this week we look into three more things we can do to receive perfect peace fr...

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The Whole Duty of Man (Part 2)

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, In : Christian Devotions 

Scripture Reading: Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

Memory Verse

“If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures”.  (Job 36:11 KJV)

man and his dogIn continuation of our devotions on ‘The Whole Duty of Man’, this week we look at obedient to God’s commandment. God’s commandments are yokes: Easy yokes that are meant to shape our lives, destroy our pride, curb our excesses and make us better people. By virtue of our position as children of God, obedient t...

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The Whole Duty of Man

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Thursday, February 21, 2013, In : Christian Devotions 

Scripture reading: Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

Memory Verse

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.(Ecclesiastes 12:13)

A farmer on dutyAs a Christian, we have a bunch of obligation laid upon us – obligation that must not be neglected under any circumstance. The scripture in Ecclesiastes 12:13 group our moral and spiritual obligations into two categories: The fear of God, and obedience to God’s commandment. These two forms the ...

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How to receive the promises of God

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, In : Christian Devotions 

Scripture Reading:Hebrews 6:12-15

Memory Verse

“That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises” (Hebrews 6:12)

hand receiving from GodThis week devotion is centred on how to receive the promises of God. You might be aware that God has a lot of promises for his children, but do you know that most of those promises elude the children of God because they don’t understand how to receive them? Beloved, it is of no use to know that those promises exist if we don...

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Beware of Deceitful Heart

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, In : Christian Devotions 

Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 17:9-11

Memory Verse

“He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered” (Proverbs 28:26)
 
heart and a stoneWhen it comes to taking important decisions, people often say “follow your heart”. Beloved friend, this is dangerous! The heart can be very deceitful. It has deceived many in the past into committing crime and it’s still doing so today. Jeremiah 17:9 says “The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked: w...

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Fear not! This sickness is not unto death

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Monday, January 28, 2013, In : Christian Devotions 

Scripture Reading:John 11:1-3, 25-26

Memory Verse

“When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.” (John 11:4)

sick woman
This week devotion is a prophetic word to everyone who is sick. The Lord is saying to you that “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby”.
 
Beloved, I may not know what you are going through; I may not understand the ...

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The Lord vindicated me

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, In : Christian Devotions 

Scripture reading:2Peter 2:4-9

Christian Devotions Memory Verse

“The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:” (2Peter 2:9)

Joseph Iwaye: praising God for vindicating meFive years ago, I had a dream. In my dream a woman brought me to an unknown court for an offence I know nothing about. I was before the judge terrified yet I was not allowed to speak so that I can defend myself. The woman spoke and made-up some lies against me. The crowd supporte...

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Wrongly accused? The Lord will vindicate you

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Saturday, January 12, 2013, In : Christian Devotions 

Scripture reading: John 15:18-20

Memory Verse
“For the LORD will vindicate his people and have compassion on his servants.” (Psalm135:14 ESV)

wife wrongly accusing husbandIt is a terrible thing to be wrongly accused; particularly when you have no supporting argument to clear or defend yourself. I have been victim of wrong accusations many times but the Lord has been my vindicator. Wrong accusations can come in many shapes and sizes; physical and spiritual. In the physical, friends can accuse you; family member can ...

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Put on the Lord Jesus Christ

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Monday, November 5, 2012, In : Christian Devotions 

Read: Romans 13:12-14

Christian Devotions Memory Verse

But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof. (Romans 13:14)

LoveWearing Jesus Christ as garment is the only antidote to overcoming the lust of the flesh. If there is any appropriate time to put on the Lord Jesus Christ, it is now. As we can see, the world is getting more corrupt, more violent, more disobedient and true love is almost non-existent. How can a child of God live perfect...

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The Incomparable God (Part 2)

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, In : Christian Devotions 

Scripture Reading
: John 3:16-17


Christian Devotions Memory Verse
For who in the heaven can be compared unto the LORD? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the LORD? (Psalm 89:6 KJV)

Love between man and womanIn our devotion last week, we examined God as incomparable in power and holiness. We continue today by looking into another attributes of God - love and mercy.

Sometime ago, a friend asked me this question “if God loves us, why does He allow children to die?” I looked at him and concluded wi...

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The Incomparable God (Part 1)

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Thursday, October 11, 2012, In : Christian Devotions 

Scripture reading: Psalm 89:6-11

Christian Devotions Memory Verse

There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God. (1Samuel 2:2)
 
flower depicting the work of incomparable GodThe Lord our God is incomparable in all ramifications. There may be many lords and gods, but our Lord, the Lord Jesus, is the Lord of Lords and the king of kings. He stands out from the crowd. He’s incomparable in power; He’s incomparable in holiness. He’s incomparable in wisdom, knowledge and understand...

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What You Know is What You Get

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, In : Christian Devotions 

Read: Proverb 4:5-8

Christian Devotions Memory Verse

But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen. (2Peter 3:18 KJV)

gifts of knowledgeIn the kingdom of God, knowledge plays a significant role in the life of all the children of God. What you know about God has a direct relationship with what you get from him. What differentiates outstanding Christians from ordinary believers has a lot do with what they know about God and how they u...

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What God Cannot Do

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Tuesday, September 25, 2012, In : Christian Devotions 

Scripture reading: Hebrew 6:9-11

Christian Devotions Memory Verse

“God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?” (Numbers 23:19)

Flower symbolising the beauty of GodBeloved, you might be fully aware that our God can do all things. In Luke 1:37 the scripture says “for with God nothing shall be impossible”. Job 5:9 also reveals that what our God can do is great, marvellous, and innumerable. H...

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Benefits of Dwelling in the Secret Place of Most High God (Part 1)

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Sunday, July 15, 2012, In : Christian Devotions 

Read: Psalm 91:1-5

Christian Devotions Memory Verse

“Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence” (Psalm 91:3 KJV)

secret place of God depicted by landscapeSome rich men do have underground apartment as a secret place in their home. The seat of government of many countries also have secret places – some in form of underground bunkers. These are secret places of escape whenever troubles or unforeseen danger comes up. Such places are usually very secure as a hiding plac...


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