MONDAY 15TH MAY, 2017 READ – Day: Heb 1-2 Night: 1 Chro 6
THEME: NOT A VICTIM BUT A VICTOR
TEXT: 2 KINGS 20 1 – 6
HYMN: EMHB 206 – Christ Is Risen! Hallelujah!!!
In 1Samuel 3:11-14, Eli, the High Priest, received a negative prophecy. In verse 18, he felt like a victim, thinking that the die was cast and could not be reversed. When God pronounces judgment upon a person, it is because He wants that person to repent, not to resign himself or herself to “fate”.
In 2Kings 20: 1 – 6, King Hezekiah received a negative prophecy from Isaiah that he (Hezekiah) was going to die. Nothing could sound more hopeless! However, Hezekiah decided to change the situation through prayer. You are who you choose to be in spite of whatever circumstances you are facing. It is not what happens to you in life that matters but the attitude you bring into what happens to you. The ‘can-do’ spirit is a Christian spirit (Phil.4:13). You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you and the anointing of God over your life.
Make conscious effort to change your attitude
• Turn your face to the wall; do not look up to any man/ connection or money. Look up to God instead.
• Pray instead of giving excuses.
• Believe God for a miracle.
• Forget the things that have happened in the past because there is nothing you can do about them. (Phil 3.13).
Make up your mind to live in victory from today. It is only when you win that you will receive a prize. It is time to stand up and match on victoriously because our Lord Jesus Christ is victorious. You are a victor not a victim in Jesus’ name.
MEMORY VERSE: 2 Kings 20:5b “I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears, surely I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the Lord.”
PRAYER: Let my mind be renewed by Your Word, O Lord, and let me be a victor in every aspect of my life and not a victim for I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.