SPIRITUAL MEAL FOR GROWTH- DAILY DEVOTIONAL

[10/23, 06:00] Bamidele E.OJO: *SPIRITUAL MEAL FOR GROWTH*

IN HIS PRESENCE DAILY DEVOTIONAL
By: *Apst. Bamidele E.OJO*
WEDNESDAY 23rd Oct. 2019

TOPIC: *WHY YOUR NETWORK IS BAD {I}*
TEXT: Gen.42:17-24
*MEMORY VERSE:**Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that He will not hear [Isaiah 59:1-2].
*MESSAGE:**In 1st Corinth.15:33, Apostle Paul said, “evil communication corrupts good manner. ‘Good manner!’ Which means, the manner; the way, the scope, the idea or the conception was good, but was corrupted because of evil communication- bad behavior. Grammatically, the word communication is synonymous to the word network. The word network means: an interconnected system of things or people; transmitting and receiving data over radio signals frequency; or, a system of intersecting lines or channels. So, from the above definitions, you could see that the word communication paints the same meaning network paints. In telecommunications system, when network is bad, there would be cut off in communication, conversation, interaction. The brothers of Joseph, according to 23rd verse of today’s leading scripture were spoken to by Joseph through an interpreter rather than direct brotherly communication. I see this as a breach in relationship, breach in network. There were supposed to be direct networking, communication between them without any [middle man] intersecting frequency. That interpreter was an intersecting wave in their frequency. But it happened that way because they did the wrong that tampered with their relationship network antenna with their brother before this time of need. In 21st to 22nd verse, they acknowledged that it was their sin, their guilt that caused this breach of communication. Back to you, is your own connection, communication with the Almighty God, your helper good or bad? Can you be bold as recommended by Hebrews 4:16 to approach God for help, for His interventions when you are in need? Your answer can only be positive if you aren’t guilty of God instructions to mankind on how our lifestyles should be. The memory verse says, it is your sin that causes breaches of network between you and God. Beloved, for your sim card, that’s, your contact with God not to damage or be issued out to another person, do something fast now to make your network with God cordial. Your not having any response, cares or attention from God possibly is because that life you live has broken the communication fuse circuit that should link you with Him. Sometimes ago, we were caught off from electric power supply in my environment because of some wrong connections that was actually causing havoc in that area through our environment lines. For weeks even while we saw others enjoying constant light, we remained in darkness until we did the needful by meeting up the power supply agency’s demand. Hope you know it could be very painful seeing others having access to what you are entitled to, but denied of! It’s better you cut off what is causing that denial now, so that there can be reconnection.
*PRAYERS:*
1. Thank You Lord for this teaching.
2. Almighty God, I accept that I have been living in sin. I turn to You today, forgive me.
*HAVE A BLESSED DAY!*
[10/24, 08:25] Bamidele E.OJO: *SPIRITUAL MEAL FOR GROWTH*

IN HIS PRESENCE DAILY DEVOTIONAL
By: *Apst. Bamidele E.OJO*
THURSDAY: 24th Oct. 2019
TOPIC: *WHY YOUR NETWORK IS BAD {II}*
TEXT: Gen.42:17-24

*MEMORY VERSE:**Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that He will not hear you [Isaiah 59:1-2].
*MESSAGE:**If you flipped through our Bible passage and the part one of this topic very well, you must have seen how committed wickedness tampered with communication between Joseph and his brothers. As they saw that things weren’t playing well for them as expected while sorting for their means of survival before Joseph, their mind began to judged them of the wickedness they did. And they said one to another: “We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when He besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us” [Genesis 42:21]. Unknowingly to them that they stood before that same Joseph. In the 22nd verse, Reuben, been the only one that wasn’t guilty among them when the atrocity was committed answered them by saying: “Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin against the child; and ye would not hear? therefore, behold, also his blood is required”. His blood is required means, his blood that you shed is now speaking against you. This practically and clearly means, shedding innocent blood speaks against anyone, any community, any group that does that. Bloodshedding is wickedness against God Almighty who created the lives whom their blood is shed. In Psalms 101 verse 8 God said, “I will early destroy all the wicked of the land; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the LORD.” Whoever has ever or contributed to what caused the death of an innocent person, either by false witness, wrong or false accusations. Or, maybe by running away after killing an innocent fellow while driving, or directly or indirectly involved in pregnancy’s abortion needs to find a way of settling with God. Because, no matter how long it’s covered, nemesis will play it out to that person’s detriment. According to our Bible passage and the memory verse, any form of sin a man commits is seen as wickedness before God. And such causes separation, or breach in communication network between the sinner and God. If you are in anyway guilty of this, look for a true man of God now for proper confession, repentance. And if need be, proper restitution.
*PRAYERS:*
1. Thank You Lord for this teaching.
2. Almighty God, I accept that am guilty, give me the grace to confess any atrocity, sin I committed.
*HAVE A BLESSED DAY!*
[10/25, 05:53] Bamidele E.OJO: *SPIRITUAL MEAL FOR GROWTH*

IN HIS PRESENCE DAILY DEVOTIONAL
By: *Apst. Bamidele E.OJO*
FRIDAY: Oct. 25th 2019

TOPIC: *WHY YOUR NETWORK IS BAD {III}*
TEXT: Deuteronomy 11:11-26.
*MEMORY VERSE:**Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that He will not hear [Isaiah 59:1-2]
*MESSAGE:**In the past two series of this devotional, our message emphasis has being on bad network. Remember, when we say bad network we insinuate cut off, or not well flowing in all ramifications of communications/connections with the Almighty God as expected. We extensively spoke on it and it causes. The causes we mean, the misbehavior of any man, any woman that could bring about shutting up of heaven over them. From verse twelve of today’s Bible passage, it’s revealed to us that God’s loving kindness, cares, protection for all that are His is certainly guaranteed, but conditional. The conditions are listed down from the 13th verse of today’s anchor scripture. But we shall only treat just one of them today, and that is, ‘Diligence in response, in listening to the commandments of God’. As in listening and obedience to every bit of dos and donts instructions in the Bible [the word of God] without bending anyone to suit self or suit self sinful indulgence. Isaiah 1:19 says, willingness and obedience puts the good of the land in the obedient’s mouth. In 2nd Corinthians 10:6, it is conditionally stated that, it is in everyman’s complete obedient that God’s readiness to act for that fellow is. Exactly as written down in 17th verse of Deuteronomy 11th, heaven over a man can be shut that nothing from God would flow to him. And at the same time, according to 1st Chronicles 7:14th, heaven over a man can be opened if what God requires of that man is fulfilled. Opened heaven is good network, while closed heaven means bad network to any man or place. How yours is depends on how your relationship is with God the Controller and Custodian of the keys of heaven and earth. Heavenly supplies has being bad or totally cut off from some folks mainly because they haven’t being diligently hearkening to God’s commandments. Do you want your network with heaven to be good and clear? Then do the right things as stated above, and as written in this message other listed scriptures. Be an obedient creature with a good willing heart to God your Creator!
*PRAYERS:*
1. Thank You Lord for this teaching.
2. Lord today I receive grace to obey Your word and to do Your will.
*BEAUTIFUL FRIDAY!*

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