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10/05/2023 - 11/05/2023 All day

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full”  ( John 10:10).

One of the blessings of the life of every believer is being prosperous. This is a given the moment one accepts Christ as a personal savior. God has a plan for everyone of his children and it is a good plan. “For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jer 29:11).

Much as this is a fact believers must always be on alert for there is that enemy who seeks to steal this prosperous life away from them. “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour”  (1 Peter 5:8). The enemy seeks to deny believers of their prosperity through dirty schemes including robbing them of their possessions. “The Lord said to Satan, “Where have you you come from?” Satan answered the Lord, “From roaming throughout the earth, going back and forth on it” ( Job 1:7). And clearly this was not a picnic walk.

Does Job fear God for nothing?” Satan replied. Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land. But now stretch out your hand and strike everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face” ( verse 9-11).

To protect this prosperity not only must believers be on guard but constantly pray for that hedge over them. “The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them”  ( Psalm 34:8).

Prayer today: Lord Father God of Abraham, you who has willed all your children to prosper and take possession of the land, I pray for your blessings over the work of my hands and that because of your love and promise you shield me with your hedge!

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    "The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands” (Acts 17:24)

    When in his missionary journey the Apostle Paul ventured into the city of Athens he was struck by two things. First, the Athenians spent most of the day doing nothing but talking about the latest ideas (Acts 17:21). In spite of that they could not figure out who the great God is and his plan for their salvation.

    Secondly, Paul noticed Athens was filled with temples and statutes all over. In fact he came across one altar marked with an inscription to an “unknown god” (verse 23). The Athenians were a very religious people, searching God but with no idea of his plans for salvation through Jesus.
    The experience of Paul travelling through Athens could be the same with any of us visiting our modern cities. It is easy to find folks arguing about where truth can be found on social media almost all day. And then also one can find temples of all nature rising across the city. This is usually where they have assigned and restricted God as folks go about their lives.

    One thing Paul reminded the Athenians is that in spite of all their great arguments and temples the truth was actually not far from them. “From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundary of their lands. God did this so that they should seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any of us” (Acts 17:27-28).

    Today, you may find yourself in a situation similar to that of the Athenians, where you are searching for the truth, yet it is so close to you. “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me” (Revelation 3:20).

    Prayer for today: Lord Father in heaven, today I pray in the blessed name of Jesus, to know and share the truth of your salvation like Paul did for you are not far from any who truly desires to know you, this I pray in Jesus’ name!

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