October 17, 2019 LIVING WATER CAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE : TOPIC – THE GOSPEL OF BLESSING
LIVING WATER CAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
Thursday, October 17, 2019. – INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ERADICATION OF POVERTY
THE GOSPEL OF BLESSING
READ: Genesis 13:1-4
And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the south.And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.And he went on his journeys from the south even to Bethel, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Hai;Unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of the LORD.
MEMORISE: Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold (Genesis 13:2)
Who can stand poverty on earth? Who can enjoy the pains and sorrows attached to poverty? Who has ever been in fasting and prayers for a minute and said, “Lord, I want to be poor”. No one has prayed this prayer in the history of man, because poverty is full of sighs and sorrows. Certain levels of poverty can stain your Christian testimonies, unless there is divine intervention. Poverty is an affliction from Satan, targeting your salvation, so that you can deny your God and Jesus Christ, your Saviour. The problems attached to poverty are many, and people who suffer from its grip look for ways to get out of it.
Years back, people had been praying for blessings and prosperity from God, because of the comforts and rest of mind and body attached to them (Deut. 8:18). God can teach you how to get out of poverty and reign in blessings without losing your salvation. Your generation will praise your God, when you are blessed, and are not in poverty. No one will praise God for your poverty. Therefore, position yourself for the blessings of God, today. Poverty has no honour, but shame.
God blessed Abraham (Gen. 12:3; 13:2). He blessed Isaac (Gen. 26:12-14,22-24). He blessed Jacob (Gen. 31:16). He blessed Jabez (1 Chr. 4:9-10). He blessed the Widow at Zarephath (1 Kgs. 17:9-16). He blessed the widow in abject poverty and debt (2 Kgs. 4:1-7). He blessed the Shunammite woman and her family (2 Kgs. 4:8-17). He can also bless your spouse, so that there will no longer be any quarrel in the family. He can bless your womb, so that they will no longer call you witch. There are financial blessings for someone today. Claim this for yourself.
1. Father, I reject the spirit of poverty in my destiny and family.
2. I accept Your blessing, O Lord Jesus; bless me indeed, beyond reproach.
3. Pray that God should bring another period of prosperity to this nation, and give us selfless leaders, like Joseph, who would preserve the prosperity for a very long time.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Isaiah 37:5 – 39:7; Colossians 2:9 – 3:7