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David Joshua Egbochuo 7th June, 2021 - from App
*DAILY DEW 7TH/JUNE/2021* *REDISCOVERING THE MESSAGE.* _Key Bible Text:_ *"Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set."* (Proverbs 22:28 (KJV)) _Bible Insight:_ It's my opinion, that if we don't go back and study and I mean really study the early church, and read from early authors, we will lose critical concepts of God and the Church. Over time, emphasis change, even over the last one hundred years. Some truths can become lost. If you are only reading popular 21st Century American authors, you may be missing something extremely important to the Christian faith. Not considered "ancient" by any means, read Watchman Nee. Read "The Practice of the Presence of God" by Brother Lawrence. Read Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Read "The Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs" by David Bercot. Read "A Glimpse at Early Christian Church Life" by Tertullian. Read "Polycarp's Letter to the Philippians & His Martyrdom". There are too many to name. But important truths are being lost. When is the last time you really heard a good message about God and His Holiness? When is the last time you heard about the fear of God? The 21st Century message is MUCH different than it was in the first and second centuries. Even over the past century. Before, the heavy focus was on God. Now it's on ourselves. I'm telling you, the message has changed. Take some time and reacquaint yourself with the messages of old. Discover what's been lost over time. You will be amazed. *MEDITATION:* *But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.* (Galatians 1:8-9 (KJV)) *#Reggie_D_Bynum* *#Monday_wisdomforliving* *#Becoming_More_Like_Jesus* *#Guest_Message* *#Hello_June* ❤ *NEWS FLASH:* 🥳🥳 Links To Visit: *Podcast:* anchor.fm/daily-dew-devotional/episodes/TROUBLED-elli7h *FB Pages* www.facebook.com/DavidJoshuaEgbochuo/ www.facebook.com/thedavidgen/ www.facebook.com/THEREVIVALCORPS/ *DDDblog* dailydewdevotion.blogspot.com/2021/06/rediscovering-message.html *Telegram Group:* t.me/joinchat/NzXQlVc9Hx7LfaRSnh9fHg Feel Free to Share with Friends. God bless you. ..
David Joshua Egbochuo 6th June, 2021 - from App
*DAILY DEW 6TH/JUNE/2021* *CULTIVATING GOD'S PRESENCE.* _Key Bible Text:_ *"After that, Enoch lived in fellowship with God for 300 years and had other children. He lived to be 365 years old. He spent his life in fellowship with God, and then he disappeared, because God took him away."* (Genesis 5:22-24 (GNB)) _Bible Insight:_ What we need is God's presence in our lives enough for God to be fighting our battles. Imagine how Moses was defended by God Himself when Miriam and Aaron challenged and murmured against how it was only him that God was speaking through. Miriam suffered leprosy for a season as a result. God's presence in Moses' life was so strong that God will not allow him to be maligned or his character assassinated. Do you spend quality time in the presence of God? This is a key factor to anyone who desires to command or cultivate the presence of God. With the presence of God deliberately sought, cultivated and maintained, one will enjoy more from God and from being a believer. All we need is the presence of God! His presence makes the difference. How do you call down the presence of God? A couple of factors are helpful. These include service to God, giving to God to God's people, being active in evangelism, among others. However, most importantly, we call down the presence of God by worship and fellowship with the Spirit. Worship is not limited to an activity done in church. Worship is a way of life. Worship involves making time to sing spiritual songs and hymns. Worship involves meditation on the word. Worship includes studying & reading the word. Worship above all, is rooted on obedience to the Holy Spirit. To cultivate God's presence, we need to deliberately shun certain things, people or actions. Stop listening to those songs that will not invite the presence of God. Stop reading books that doesn't bring the presence of God. There are too many distractions in Lagos. Mind what you listen to or watch. Also deliberately do certain things, relate with selected persons, and take positive actions that will draw you closer to a consciousness of God's presence. Create a notice board where you write words that you want to keep before you. Use Apps that voice out the word of God. Memorize the word. Commit the word to memory. Memorize the Scripture. Live a life of prayer and yielded-ness. Make yourself vulnerable to God. Move closer to people who are excited to know God and take steps to be closer to God. Covet the gift of discernment. Knowing what to do per time, what to refuse or accept, and who to follow or unfollow, can't be overemphasized. *MEDITATION:* *Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;.* (Ephesians 5:19-20 (KJV)) (Adapted from LDC's Sunday Service Sermon) *#David_Joshua_Egbochuo* *#Sunday_wisdomforliving* *#Becoming_More_Like_Jesus* *#Guest_Message* *#Hello_June* ❤ *NEWS FLASH:* 🥳🥳 Links To Visit: *Podcast:* anchor.fm/daily-dew-devotional/episodes/TROUBLED-elli7h *FB Pages* www.facebook.com/DavidJoshuaEgbochuo/ www.facebook.com/thedavidgen/ www.facebook.com/THEREVIVALCORPS/ *DDDblog* dailydewdevotion.blogspot.com/2021/06/cultivating-gods-presence.html *Telegram Group:* t.me/joinchat/NzXQlVc9Hx7LfaRSnh9fHg Feel Free to Share with Friends. God bless you. ..
David Joshua Egbochuo 5th June, 2021 - from App
*DAILY DEW 5TH/JUNE/2021* *Your Body For His Glory* (IV) _Key Bible Text:_ *"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.* (Romans 12:1 (KJV)) _Bible Insight:_ The FOURTH godly problem with self-stimulation is this - God created sex and designed the sexual experience to be within the covenant of marriage. There is no other setting for sex or sexual activity. Sex begins with touching, not of yourself but of the other person. This is why in a church program several years ago, a question was asked where sex begins, or where sex starts from. And I answered that it begins from touching or even holding hands, and people were like Nooooooo! Ahn ahn!! So I asked if anyone was willing to give me their wife for a test; let me just hold her hands and rub her hands And they shouted again "Noooooooo!" I was not even right. Sex begins, as Jesus said, in the heart; and once the heart is thinking sexually, every touch and even every look, is sexual in nature; and immoral. Unless the person you are touching is your wife; and is also interested in touching you at that time. God created sex for intimacy between husband and wife, not for pleasing or gratifying ourselves. Masturbation does not improve intimacy between husband and wife I could say, follow me in marriage, as I follow Christ (assuming I were married) I could say, follow me in intimacy with my wife, as I follow Christ; But could I say, follow my example in masturbation, as I follow Christ? The answer is NO. In summary, masturbation, although not necessarily called a sin in itself, is a self-gratifying addiction, which is a weight; and is never far from lust, which is a sin. It is therefore important to remove lust and other sinful activities from our bodies and minds, so that we may indeed present our bodies to God and pursue holiness, as is fitting for all God's children. FINALLY, know this: there are many fine Christian young men: both single and married, WHO DO NOT MASTURBATE. They are not specially anointed or gifted. They have just learnt to glorify God with their bodies, to cut out of their lives any viewing of or thinking about erotic thoughts, and bring their appetites under the control of God's Spirit. Many of them were once given to sexual impurity but one day the Day Light dawned on them; it fell off like water off a camel's back. .. "No! This is not for me." *MEDITATION:* *You can also yield your body to the living God as His temple, and become God conscious in your life until you begin to experience real purity and chastity, in living for God and loving your spouse.* *#Ebele_UzoPeters* *#Saturday_wisdomforliving* *#Becoming_More_Like_Jesus* *#Guest_Message* *#Hello_June* ❤ *NEWS FLASH:* 🥳🥳 Links To Visit: *Podcast:* anchor.fm/daily-dew-devotional/episodes/TROUBLED-elli7h *FB Pages* www.facebook.com/DavidJoshuaEgbochuo/ www.facebook.com/thedavidgen/ www.facebook.com/THEREVIVALCORPS/ *DDDblog* dailydewdevotion.blogspot.com/2021/06/your-body-for-his-glory-iv.html *Telegram Group:* t.me/joinchat/NzXQlVc9Hx7LfaRSnh9fHg Feel Free to Share with Friends. God bless you. ..
David Joshua Egbochuo 4th June, 2021 - from App
*DAILY DEW 4TH/JUNE/2021* *Your Body For His Glory* (III) _Key Bible Text:_ *"This is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God.”*(1 Thessalonians 4:3-5) _Bible Insight:_ The SECOND godly problem with masturbation is lust. It is nearly impossible to self-stimulate for sexual pleasure without thinking about a sexual picture whether of a person or an object, maybe. This is lust, and lust is clearly immoral (sin). In fact, nearly everyone who self stimulates, got into masturbation this way - by exposing themselves to erotic material. Jesus said looking (or thinking) at a woman lustfully, is adultery (or fornication) in the sight of God. You have not touched the woman, but sexual thoughts have started towards her. God sees it as immorality. Therefore that is what it is. Masturbation frequently goes alongside pornography or sexually stimulating pictures somewhere. Almost, if not everyone who masturbates, has a lust problem. That is a sin against God and against one's own body. The release of sexual tension is not in itself, a sin; but masturbation combined with lust, is always sinful. It is granted, that if lust problems and pornography are taken care of, masturbation becomes a non-issue. Some have asked "what of if i'm thinking about my wife when I do this?"; which has led some to say masturbation is okay when married couples are doing it about, or for each other. Some believe there is no improper sexual act between husband and wife. Well, please consider the point above and the point below. The THIRD godly problem with masturbation is addiction. Masturbation is highly addictive, and so is pornography. Some cannot do anything until they have done some masturbation. Some look for any opportunity to masturbate. Others see a fine lady and cannot rest until they have masturbated. Anything that controls your behaviour and disrupts your life like that is simply wrong: whether it is tobacco, cannabis, or alcohol, or masturbation. It is a weight, and it is a sin of immorality. *MEDITATION:* *Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;* (1 Peter 2:11 (KJV)) *#Ebele_UzoPeters* *#Friday_wisdomforliving* *#Becoming_More_Like_Jesus* *#Guest_Message* *#Hello_June* ❤ *NEWS FLASH:* 🥳🥳 Links To Visit: *Podcast:* anchor.fm/daily-dew-devotional/episodes/TROUBLED-elli7h *FB Pages* www.facebook.com/DavidJoshuaEgbochuo/ www.facebook.com/thedavidgen/ www.facebook.com/THEREVIVALCORPS/ *DDDblog* dailydewdevotion.blogspot.com/2021/06/your-body-for-his-glory-iii.html *Telegram Group:* t.me/joinchat/NzXQlVc9Hx7LfaRSnh9fHg Feel Free to Share with Friends. God bless you. ..
David Joshua Egbochuo 3rd June, 2021 - from App
*DAILY DEW 3RD/JUNE/2021* *Your Body For His Glory* (II) _Key Bible Text:_ *For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.* (Romans 6:10-11 (KJV)) _Bible Insight:_ So, medical professionals treat masturbation as a natural part of human development, and some pastors have tried to give practical and biblical reasons to masturbate; so I have presented the pros and cons. From a biblical perspective, however, I do not believe this approach pleases God, and I have heard and seen the problems this habit has brought to both singles and marrieds alike. Now, the Bible specifically forbids every act of sex outside a heterosexual marriage between two consenting adults: adultery, fornication, homosexuality, incest, bestiality and lust as immorality and sins; but does not specifically address masturbation or self-stimulation. The FIRST godly problem with masturbation is that, for Christians, we must know that our bodies do not belong to us to do as we like. Our bodies are the temple of God. He lives in us. Some things like getting tattoos and vapping or smoking may not be explicitly called sins; but they are not convenient for believers. Our bodies belong to God first, and then to us. We belong to God. This is important. A person may decide that they do not belong to God, and that it becomes "okay" for them to do certain things; but once a person declares himself or herself a Christian, or a child of God; there are certain internal changes of heart and mind that makes us see our bodies differently. The Bible specifically tells us to present our bodies to God and yield ourselves to Him as those alive from the dead. So, first and foremost - we are not looking for what is sin or what is not sin. We are looking for what glorifies God versus what does not glorify Him - whether it is in what we eat, or say, or clothe ourselves with, or use our body parts for. Some things may not be sinful in themselves, but if they do not glorify God; then they are useless to God's children. *MEDITATION:* *Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.* (Romans 6:12-13 (KJV)) *#Ebele_UzoPeters* *#Thursday_wisdomforliving* *#Becoming_More_Like_Jesus* *#Guest_Message* *#Hello_June* ❤ *NEWS FLASH:* 🥳🥳 Links To Visit: *Podcast:* anchor.fm/daily-dew-devotional/episodes/TROUBLED-elli7h *FB Pages* www.facebook.com/DavidJoshuaEgbochuo/ www.facebook.com/thedavidgen/ www.facebook.com/THEREVIVALCORPS/ *DDDblog* dailydewdevotion.blogspot.com/2021/06/your-body-for-his-glory-ii.html *Telegram Group:* t.me/joinchat/NzXQlVc9Hx7LfaRSnh9fHg Feel Free to Share with Friends. God bless you. ..