Streams of Joy 14th May 2021 Friday Devotional – Fortify Yourself by Pastor Jerry Eze

Streams of Joy 14th May 2021 Friday Devotional - Fortify Yourself by Pastor Jerry Eze

Streams of Joy 14th May 2021 Friday Devotional – Fortify Yourself by Pastor Jerry Eze

Read Pastor Jerry Eze Streams of Joy Devotional for 14 May 2021. May the Lord bless you as you refresh your soul with today’s devotional

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TOPIC: FORTIFY YOURSELF

“And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.” (1 Samuel 30: 6)

That is the Focal Scripture of Streams of Joy Devotional today.

In our Focal Scripture, in the midst of his men who spoke of stoning him, David encouraged himself in the Lord his God. The word ‘encourage’ as used in that scripture comes from the Hebrew word ‘chazaq’; one of the meanings of ‘chazaq’ is ‘to fortify’; so David fortified himself in the Lord his God. He was in a vulnerable situation; he was in distress; he was about to become a victim, and he fortified himself in the Lord.

Friend, fortify yourself in the Lord your God. Fortify yourself in the place of prayers; fortify yourself with the words of God that you have read and heard; fortify yourself by saying what God is saying; fortify yourself by spending time alone with God; fortify yourself by deepening your communion with God; fortify yourself with warfare prayers; fortify yourself against the attacks of the enemy; fortify yourself from satanic invasion.

One major reason why people fortify their territories is because there are things to be protected, and there are invaders waiting to steal what must be protected. If you fail to fortify yourself in the Lord, your adversary the devil may easily invade your life and steal what ought to be protected. If you are not fortified, the enemy might want to steal your joy, peace, sound mind, focus, dedication, consecration, inspiration, vision, etc.

Don’t imagine that the enemy will fold his arms and watch you enjoy your Ephphatha season without trying to scuttle your joy. Never imagine that the same enemy that wanted to stop you in the past no longer wants to stop you. Never imagine that you are no longer the target of the enemy; never imagine that the same enemy that loves to steal, kill and destroy has changed because you have made progress.

The enemy will only invade easily when there is no fortification. Fortify yourself in the Lord; strengthen yourself in prayers; and you will prevail over the enemy.

Ephesians 6: 11 says: “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”

Declare With Me: I choose to stay fortified in the Lord, in Jesus’ name!

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