Wednesday, 7 October 2015



RHAPSODY OF REALITIES **Give Him True Worship** Wednesday, October 7th . Pastor Chris
But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him (John 4:23).
There's something about love; love for God; it makes a worshipper out of you. Love makes you a worshipper, not just a singer. God is not looking for "singers"; He's looking for true worshippers. There's a great difference between a worshipper and a singer. The Bible does tell us about the singers in Israel, but lets us know that David was a worshipper.
Some Christians believe God made them "prayer warriors", and they're wrong, because true worshippers are what He seeks; not "prayer warriors". If they'd become worshippers, they won't need to "war" in prayers. What are they "warring" against in the first place? Is it Satan? He's been defeated. Could it be the world? Jesus said, "I have overcome the world"; and He did it for us.
Perhaps, they're "warring" against the flesh then; but that's also pointless, because Galatians 5:24 says, "And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts". When you know this, you won't need to "war" in prayers; you'll rather worship the Lord from your heart —in spirit and in truth— for who He is and for all He's done.
Worship creates the atmosphere for the divine touch of the Spirit in your life. He didn't tell us to worship Him so we could get "something" from Him, or so He could take some glory out of it; no. He wants us to worship Him because when we do, our spiritual eyes are opened to behold His glory. At that point, you forget about yourself because He's the only One who matters. His glory mantles your entire being and you're transformed in His presence, and lifted to higher levels! The world just seems to melt away; all you see is the Lord as you're absorbed in His love. So, give Him true worship today, and walk in the Word in continual victory.
Dear Father, you've made my life so beautiful; you've crowned me with your glory and filled me with your wisdom, righteousness, mercies and grace. For these, O Lord, I worship you; for you alone are God. You're exalted above the heavens, and your glory is upon my life, and revealed in all the earth. All honour, majesty and power are yours now and forever, in Jesus' Name. Amen.
Further Study: || Philippians 3:3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh. ||
|| Hebrews 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. ||
|| Psalm 29:2 Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. ||
Daily Scripture Reading
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: Colossians 1:1-23,
Isaiah 44-45
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: John 4:19-29,
1 Kings 13
EXTRACT FROM: Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional


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The World:
How do you and I overcome the world? The key word is faith. First John 5:4 says, “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” We are not told to fight the world, we are told to have faith in God instead.
What does faith do? Faith makes God real to you. Let’s return to First John: “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him” (1 John 2:15).
When we say that someone is “wordly,” we are saying that this person loves the world and the things in this world more than God. The love of the Father is not in them.
Let me tell you three reasons that sin is so prevalent and why overcoming temptation has become so trivial. First, most consequences lie in the future. There’s a disconnect between the present and future. If we experienced immediate consequences instead of future consequences for sin, we’d live radically different lives.
Second, most consequences are uncertain. A teenager might get pregnant. A smoker might get cancer. A sugar-consumer might develop a diabetic condition. If you knew beyond a doubt that using product X caused cancer, you would never use product X again. Most of us will take the risk or gamble of sin if there is a possibility that there won’t be a consequence.
Third, most consequences seem more positive than negative. Sin excites, it thrills, and it stimulates. Sin provides an instant gratification that feels good. Why stop something that feels good? Stopping feels bad, boring, and negative.
"May we come to terms with the true consequence of sin"
Pray with me;
Lord open my eyes to the deceptions of sin and its hidden consequences in Jesus name!
May your day be profitably fruitful in Jesus name!


Arm of the Lord Church Daily LIFe
(WED. 7th Oct. 2015)
For I am not ashamed of the Gospel (Rom. 1:16)
Rom. 1:1 - end
The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ is the goodnews of the kingdom of God. This Goodnews is the birth, life, death and resurrection of Christ to save mankind from death to life. Good news literally means solution to a challenge, this is what the gospel is all about (Acts 10:38). Jesus paid the ultimate prize on the cross for the redemption of mankind, man will no longer be condemned to sin but will live eternally if he repents. Alleluyah!
Apostle Paul was so proud of the gospel that he was ready to lay down his life for the gospel because a man must die for something or live for nothing. The gospel is God's instrument to set the world in motion..."it is the power of God unto salvation..." and Paul was excellent in setting the whole world on fire with the gospel.
The object of this gospel is salvation - to open the blessings of the messianic kingdom to mankind. Also Paul was highly instrumental to the spreading of this gospel to the other nations of the world both Jews and Gentiles. He was a slave to his Master Jesus for the cause of the kingdom of God.
Child of God, anything you are passionate and compassionate about, you can make a life out of it, touch lives and create impact. The gospel presents an opportunity for destiny fulfilment not just getting rich or being successful.
At the time of his visit to Rome, preaching this gospel was the most degrading, shameful, delicate and embarrassing assignment especially for an educated, well-know Pharisee with a Roman citizenship like Apostle Paul. But he endured the shame to glorify God through preaching.
You may not be Paul but you can decide today to do more exploit for the kingdom of God irrespective of your current status or situation. It doesn't matter if you are learned or uneducated, skilled or unskilled, sinner or righteous, whoever you are. The gospel is a platform for redemption, restoration and transformation of destinies. For those who have lost their way in life, this gospel is a destiny pathfinder if only you believe, it is the solution to many challenges we face today. But even when we have received Christ, unfortunately we are ashamed to declare his works to others. Because we live a life Christ will not be proud of and our lifestyle can not win a soul for the kingdom of God.
Stand up today, take a bold step of destiny, tell someone about the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, experience his power and you will never remain the same to the glory of God.
My heavenly father, thank you Lord for your mercies upon my life. I ask for your power upon my life to preach your gospel in Jesus Christ name - Amen!


As soon as we take an interest in witnessing and evangelism, God is interested in us. We become people after His own heart. There’s more to God than making mountains and stars. His priority is people. He runs the whole universe with a saving objective. Our troubles trouble Him and He calls us to share His concern. That is our Great Co-Mission. God bless you. REINHARD BONNKE.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015


RHAPSODY OF REALITIES **Shun The Love Of Money**
Tuesday, October 6th . Pastor Chris
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows (1 Timothy 6:10).
As a Christian, it's important for you to understand who you really are. You're not of this world. In the world today, there're many who, against their conscience, will do anything for money. This happens in different forms in many societies, and it may seem normal, but it's wrong.
You're different. When others are running after money and doing terrible and inordinate things for money, seek the wisdom of God: "Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold" (Proverbs 8:10). Go for wisdom! Don't let money be your motivation. Money is a tool. If you function in divine wisdom, money will come to you, because money responds to wisdom.
The Word says, "the love of money...", not "the abundance of it", is the root of all evil. Someone can be poor and love money. How do you know you love money? It's determined by how much you or your actions are controlled by money; the desire for it or the lack of it. When someone is willing to do the wrong thing because of money, he's being driven by the love of money that God warns against.
Don't be unjust because of money. Don't deny others what rightfully belongs to them because of your desire to amass more for yourself. The Bible lets us know that true prosperity will elude those who pursue money instead of seeking God's Kingdom and His righteousness.
Maintain a good conscience. It's not what you have in the bank that counts; it's who you are on the inside that really counts. So, consistently develop your personality through the Word. Work on "being", and not on "having", for with who you are, you'll have.
Precious Father, you hold success in store for the upright; and you're a shield to those whose walk is blameless. I'm prosperous and successful in all things, because you're with me; I'm guided by your wisdom, and your infallible truths are my delight and meditation! Thus, I have all that I require for a joyous, successful, and victorious life, in Jesus' Name. Amen.
Further Study: || Proverbs 3:13-15 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. 14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. 15 She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. ||
|| Hebrews 13:5 AMP Let your character or moral disposition be free from love of money [including greed, avarice, lust, and craving for earthly possessions] and be satisfied with your present [circumstances and with what you have]; for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!] ||
Daily Scripture Reading
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: Philippians 4:4-23,
Isaiah 42-43
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: John 4:10-18,
1 Kings 12
EXTRACT FROM: Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional


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The Flesh
When you are tempted with the lust of the flesh, remember the word flight. God does not tell us to fight this kind of temptation. Instead, He tells us to flee (see 1 Corinthian 6:18, 10:14; 1 Timothy 6:9-11; 2 Timothy 2:22).
You’re going to be tempted by the flesh. Run away. You’re going to be tempted by the devil. Stand up and fight with the Word of God in your hand, the sword of the Spirit, and the shield of faith wherewith you shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the evil one (Ephesians 6:16).
Have you read the story of David and Bathsheba lately? David wouldn’t have ever given in to the temptation of his flesh if he’d had done as Joseph did when Potiphar’s wife approached him. Compare those two stories (2 Samuel 11 and Genesis 39).
What did Joseph do? He ran for his life! What did David do? He lingered and watched Bathsheba. Then, he entertained his lustful thoughts that led him to commit two major sins in the flesh – adultery with Bathsheba and the murder of her husband Uriah.
What is the application for you and me? If there is a magazine, a movie, a television program, or even a person that arouses thoughts in you that you know are wrong, then, we are to flee. Just get away. Consider this word of wisdom, “He who would not fall down ought not to walk in slippery places.”
Proverbs 6:27 says, Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?” You and I are to flee.
Don't trust yourself and say, that's not my weakness, hear this; if you don't run for your life, it can become your weakness that may eventually ensnare you for life; don't be deceived, many strong men have fallen - Proverbs 7:26.
"May we not yield to the evil pull of the flesh"
Pray with me;
Lord deliver me from all evil strategies of the evil one programmed to ensnare my glory/destiny in Jesus name!
Have a blessed day!