GIVE IT BACK TO GOD

25th Nov.,

2020

“And she vowed a vow, and said, O LORD of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid…… (1Samuel 1:11)

For Reading and Meditation: 1Samuel 1:1-11.

O ne big concern of God about us is our reactions towards Him and others when we have received our breakthroughs. It is said that money does not change people, instead it brings out their real personality. Some, after

receiving blessings from God, bring out their true nature. The concern of reacting negatively after one’s petitions are granted is expressed in Deut.6:7-12; 8:10-17. Man, often times, like Jeshurun, forget the Giver

and focuses on the gift. Deut. 32:15 says, “but Jeshurun waxed fat and kicked…” but the prayer of Hannah is the opposite of Jeshurun is reaction to God’s blessing. Hannah was barren and did not just prayed but also spelt out what she would do with the male child she was asking for. Why won’t God answer her prayer when she had already sacrificed the yet-to-be-received child on the altar of thanksgiving to God? Today is set aside for thanksgiving, how prepared are you? Let’s remember all that God has been doing for us and give quality thanksgiving to God.

Today is the day to give back to God. Even if you feel you have not received what you are requesting for from God, remember that Hannah gave at the point of asking. She committed God by giving Samuel back to God even before she received him. Give with faith and God will respond to you with faith “for God loveth a cheerful giver” (2 Cor. 9:7KJV).

PRAYER POINTS:

1. Today is the day of thanksgiving therefore I give you all the praise and glory.

2. Please accept my worship and thanksgiving so that you can open the windows of heaven for me.

3. O Lord give me the heart of gratitude.

4. My Father! My Father! as I praise you today let every problem disappear from my life in Jesus’ name. Amen.

5. In your presence, O God, there is fullness of joy, may your joy accompany me home.

6. O lord accept me and my thanksgiving and release your blessing upon my life.

7. I refuse to cry, I will not sorrow, and instead I will continue to rejoice in the Lord.

8. In the mighty name of Jesus, I degree upon my life and source of income, receive grace to flourish.

9. By next year Divine Encounter thanksgiving I want to thank God in a special way. O God do it for me.

10. Let there be a rain of blessing in my life today and evermore. Amen.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT:

Show me a man who became poor just because he gave too much to God.

GOD:OUR LIFTER AND PROMOTER

DIVINE ENCOUNTER LIVE PROGRAMME – 2ND SEPTEMBER 2020

PART 1

PART 2

“But you, LORD are a shield around me my glory, the One who lifts my head high” (Psalm 3:3 NIV).

For reading and Meditation: Genesis 50:15-21

The word ‘lift’ means to raise, elevate, promote.  To cause to move upwards. To move from a low level to an enviable height. God is. the lifter of your head and the restorer of your dignity anytime you are under troubles and afflictions. Nobody can lift you as God can. You must understand that promotion doesn’t come from neither the East or West, North or South; promotion only comes from God who is the perfect promoter. From His exalted position of supreme glory, the Lord can raise up the poorest soul to the place of blessing and honour.

In Genesis 50:20, we could see that God brought good from Joseph brother’s evil deed, Potiphar’s wife’s false accusation, the cupbearer’s neglect, and seven years of famine. The experience in Joseph’s life taught him that God brings good from evil and He is the lifter and promoter of those who put their trust in him. Do you trust God enough to wait patiently for him to bring good out of bad situation? You can trust him because, as Joseph learned, God overrule people’s evil intentions to bring about his intended results.

From the second passage (Ps.3:3), the psalmist declaration here has a general form as if he could trust God at all times. It shows what his feelings were on the occasion here referred to, when dangers stood thick around him, and what his feelings habitually were in times of peril. He went further to say that amidst this trouble, God bestows upon him all the honour that he has, and it is his glory that he should put his trust in Him. He also sees God as the lifter of his head. Are you sinking deep into the mire of troubles currently? Beloved, if only you can put your trust in God, he will lift you to an enviable height in Jesus name.

PRAYER POINTS:

1. Thank God who is able to lift you from the level you are now to a greater height.

2. O God my Father, take me from this level l am now to a better one in Jesus’ name. Amen.

3. Lord, just as you did to Jabez, enlarge my coast. Increase me on every good side in Jesus name. Amen.

4. My Father, every power, visible or invisible, standing between me and my promotion, die by fire in Jesus name. Amen.

5. Lord, give me grace to receive the reserved package you have for me in Jesus’ name. Amen.

6. O God my Father, every forged weapon against my life, my family and my success this year/month, come to nothing in Jesus name. Amen.

7. Every tongue speaking against my upliftment or promotion, against my family, against my marriage etc, receive condemnation in Jesus’ name. Amen.

8. You power that attack my promotion what are you waiting for, receive the consuming fire of God in Jesus’ name. Amen.

9. Every power limiting my life, your time is up, catch fire in Jesus name.

10. Shout seven times oil of promotion pour on me!

FOOD FOR THOUGHT:

When God lifts a man, no one can bring him down.