CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR SEPTEMBER 4, 2022 : TOPIC – STANDING TALL FOR GOD
CHRIST APOSTOLIC CHURCH THE LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
DATE: Sunday, September 4, 2022
TOPIC: STANDING TALL FOR GOD
READ: Acts 4:18-19
18. And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.
19. But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.
But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: “We ought to obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29).
Sadly today, the two very institutions created by God, the one- man-one-wife marriage (Gen. 2:18) and the Church (Matt. 16:18) are under terrible attacks by the devil through different interlocked human depraved ideologies, even by those who had immensely benefited from them. Gradually, our society is losing its poise (stand) for what is right, losing the truth about God the Creator, and losing vital age-long Christian virtues that have been the core of many nations’ building. On which side of the axis are you, in this morally-decayed dispensation? God expects you to uphold His holy standard in this corrupt generation.
Peter and the other Apostles, when confronted with intimidating charges in Acts 4:19, answered and said: Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge. Also, in Acts 5:28-29, when threatened again by the same authorities, the apostles maintained: We ought to obey God rather than men. That is what standing tall for God means in this untoward generation.
Amid the trends of today’s religious hypocrisies and social disorders, God wants you to stand tall for Him and His commands. It may be costly. You may be seen as having lost your mind, families and friends, even close associates may castigate you, but know this assuredly, that the truth will always be on your side. Go out there, today; stand tall for the Lord Jesus in all His wisdom, righteousness and patience. Remember Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.
1. O Lord, I covet Your presence and power to strengthen me against all intimidations against me standing tall
2. Lord Jesus, endow me with wisdom, courage and boldness for the task You have assigned to me.
3. Let us pray that God will embolden the body of Christ to courageously represent Christ in this end-time.
HYMN FOR TODAY:
CAC GHB 66
1. Praise Him, praise Him, Jesus our blessed Redeemer,
Sing, O earth, His wonderful; love proclaim.
Hail Him! hail Him! highest archangels in glory,
Strength and honour give to His holy name,
Like a shepherd, Jesus will guard His children,
In His arms He carries them all day long
O ye saints that dwell on the mountain of Zion,
Praise Him! praise Him ! ever in joyful song.
2. Praise Him, praise Him, Jesus our blessed Redeemer,
For our sins He suffered and bled and died;
He, our rock, our hope of eternal salvation,
Hail Him! hail Him! Jesus the Crucified.
Loving Saviour, meekly enduring sorrow,
Crowned with thorns that cruelly pierced His brow;
Once for us rejected, despised and forsaken,
Prince of Glory, ever triumphant now.
3. Praise Him, praise Him Jesus our blessed Redeemer,
Heavenly portals loud with hosannas ring
Jesus, Saviour, reigneth for ever and ever,
Crown Him, crown Him,
Prophet and Priest and King!
Death is vanquished!
Tell it with joy, ye faithful,
Where is now thy victory, boasting grave?
Jesus lives! no longer thy portals are cheerless,
Jesus lives, the mighty and strong to save.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY:
Ezekiel 32 – 34
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