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Daily Devotional 21 February 2018 by Steve Ogan – The Impropriety of Jacob’s Curse on Reuben

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Daily Devotional 21 February 2018 by Steve Ogan – The Impropriety of Jacob’s Curse on Reuben

THE IMPROPRIETY OF JACOB’S CURSE ON REUBEN

Wednesday, 06 Adar, 5778 = Wednesday, February 21, 2018

“Reuben, thou art my firstborn… Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father’s bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch” (Genesis 49:3-4). Daily Devotional 21 February 2018 by Steve Ogan.

Jacob imposed a curse on Reuben for sleeping with Bilhah his wife at the point he was supposed to pronounce a blessing on him. “And Jacob called unto his sons, and said; Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days. Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father. Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the Excellency of dignity, and the Excellency of power: Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father’s bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch.” (Genesis 49:1-4).

As we noted earlier, all the foundational fathers of Israel were born in Nisan, the first month of the Bible calendar, and they also died in Nisan. The patriarch followed the pattern of birth and death of Jesus, who was born during the Passover and also died in Nisan, during the Passover. Remember that the 14th day of Nisan is the day scripturally stipulated to consecrate the firstborn of God’s people. Conversely, it is also the day to deal a deadly blow to the firstborn of the wicked who enslave and ensure that God’s people do not fulfil their redemptive roles. The firstborn of the wicked are their spiritual infrastructures for perpetuating bondage. This is why God killed the firstborn of the Egyptians at midnight on the very day He called for the consecration of the firstborn of the righteous.

Also Daily Devotional 20 February 2018 by Steve Ogan – Reversing The Curses Placed On First Born Children

It is ironical that Jacob cursed his firstborn in the season of Nisan when he should bless him. He laid the foundation for the death and devastation of people from the heritage of Reuben at the very point of his death when he should have reversed any curse upon his firstborn. Hence, there is no better time to reverse any curse placed on any firstborn than in the Jewish twelfth month of Adar.

Daily Devotional 21 February 2018 by Steve Ogan KEY PRAYER FOCUS

1. PRAY AGAINST THE SCOURGE OF IMMORALITY AND INDECENCY IN THE LIVES OF FIRSTBORN CHILDREN: “Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart” (2 Timothy 2:22).

2. PROCLAIM THE LIBERTY OF GOD UPON ALL FIRSTBORNS: “The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound” (Isaiah 61:1).

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Seeds of Destiny 27th September 2018 – The Holy Spirit: The Sponsor of Righteousness

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Dr. Paul Enenche

Seeds of Destiny 27th September 2018 – The Holy Spirit: The Sponsor of Righteousness

SOD THURSDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER, 2018

SCRIPTURE: Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Mathew 5:14-16

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The Holy Ghost is the secret of upright living.

Character is of capital value in life and destiny. One’s character determines the degree of influence one can command in one’s generation.

A Christian is meant to be a standard bearer, a road pointer, or a pace-setter for his or her generation. We were designed by God to show the rest of the world how to live. We are meant to colonize the world in excellence by our standards. The reason why our world is degenerating today is because most Christians do not operate by set Divine standards. Seeds of Destiny 27th September 2018

Now, it is very important to know that the Holy Ghost is the secret of upright living. The question is, how does the Holy Spirit help us to maintain an upright character in a degenerating world?

The Holy Ghost is the sponsor of righteousness (Romans 14:17). The Holy Ghost gives you peace, and supplies you joy and righteousness. Seeds of Destiny 27th September 2018

So, anyone who knows how to fellowship with the Holy Spirit by praying in tongues abundantly is a person whose character will be continuously moulded, enhanced and refined.
The Holy Spirit opens our eyes to insights from Scripture that can kill any unholy nature in us.

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of liberty and transformation (2 Corinthians 3:17). That is, where the Spirit of the Lord is, you are not permitted to be bound by sin. Where the Spirit of the Lord is, the bondage of sin is broken.

By the power of the Holy Ghost, I decree that the siege of every negative habit over your life is broken in Jesus’ Name.

Remember this: The Holy Ghost is the secret of upright living.

ASSIGNMENTS Seeds of Destiny 27th September 2018:
1. Pray in the Holy Ghost abundantly and consistently.
2. Avoid anything that will defile your conscience.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE FUEL OF CHARACTER (PART 2)

PRAYER: O LORD, fill me with the Power of the Holy Spirit. Help me to maintain a positive character and make me a standard bearer in my generation, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.

QUOTE: The strength of your destiny is affected by the strength of your character. Culled from WHO ARE YOU? by Dr Paul Enenche.

AMAZING FACT: In 30 minutes, the human body gives off enough heat to bring a gallon of water to the boil

Today in history: 27/09/1825 – George Stephenson operated the first locomotive that hauled a passenger train.

DAILY READING: Isaiah 51:1 to 53:12, Ephesians 5:1 to 33, Psalm 69:19 to 36, Proverbs 24:8.

Read: Seeds of Destiny – The Manifestations of Wisdom by Dr. Paul Enenche

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Seeds of Destiny 26th September 2018 – The Power that enforces change

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Seeds of Destiny 26th September 2018 – The Power that enforces change by Pastor Paul Enenche

SOD WEDNESDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER, 2018

SCRIPTURE: And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested. 1 Chronicles 4:10

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: What you do not resist will persist.

It has been established that change, like every other phenomenon, is brought about by force. There is a force behind every change; nothing changes on its own. Every change experienced in life is powered by a force. Situations change when people decide to enforce a change. Seeds of Destiny 26th September 2018 – The Power that enforces change

That is why Jabez, from our anchor Scripture, did not just sit down and wait for things to change in his life. His life and situation could not have changed if he did nothing about them.
I once heard God’s servant, Bishop David Oyedepo say, ‘What you don’t want, you don’t watch.’ I can imagine Jabez say, ‘I don’t want this miserable life and I will not continue to watch it. I want the situations of my life to change so I have to go to God and place a demand for a drastic change.’

Seeds of Destiny 26th September 2018 – The Power that enforces change

Please note this: what you do not resist will persist; whatever you do not resist will remain.

What Jabez did was what Jacob also decided to do. When Jacob saw the situation of his life, he decided to pray about it. He also determined to fight it out (Genesis 32:24). Seeds of Destiny 26th September 2018

Beloved, you need a fighter spirit to change your destiny. Destiny changes when responsibility for change is accepted. When you make up your mind for change to occur, when you make up your mind to pray about it, then the change must happen.

Remember this: What you do not resist will persist.

ASSIGNMENT(S):
1. Accept the responsibility of effecting changes in the relevant areas of your life.
2. Take your burdens to the Lord in prayer.
3. Never quit the fight for your fulfilment in life and destiny.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE PRAYER OF JABEZ 1

PRAYER: Lord, I cast my cares upon You. I refuse to be established in the status quo. Cause things to turn around in my favour, Lord in Jesus’ Name.

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QUOTE: The reason why it bothers you is because you have been packaged to handle it! Culled from GO IN THIS THY MIGHT by Dr Paul Enenche.

DAILY READING: Isaiah 48:12 to 50:11, Ephesians 4:17 to 32, Psalm 69:1 to 18, Proverbs 24:5 to 6.

AMAZING FACT: Like fingerprints, each human tongue has its own unique print

TODAY IN HISTORY: 26th September 1981 – The Boeing 767 made its maiden flight in Everett, WA.

Thanks for reading today’s Seeds of Destiny 26th September 2018 – The Power that enforces change written by Pastor Paul Enenche.

Seeds of Destiny 25th September 2018 – A Clear Conscience: Your Ticket To Eternity With God

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