Spirit and Life Devotional is a daily publication by Pastor Chinaemerem Ibezim, senior pastor of Able Ministers Chapel, a church based in Calabar, Cross River State.
Jesus stepped into a boat, crossed over and came to his own town. Some men brought to him a paralyzed man, lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith,he said to the man, “Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven.”
At this, some of the teachers of the law said to themselves, “This fellow is blaspheming!”
Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said, “Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts? Which is easier: to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’? But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” So he said to the paralyzed man, “Get up, take your mat and go home.” Then the man got up and went home. When the crowd saw this, they were filled with awe; and they praised God, who had given such authority to man. – Matthew 9:1-8
We have crossed over! Hallelujah! Welcome to 2017! Happy New Year!!!
In 2017, when problems come, because there will be problems; don’t be afraid, because they are all opportunities packaged for your promotion and progress.
Exercise your faith in 2017. Faith is what will move God to action on your behalf.
Forget about your past failures and mistakes. God has given you the opportunity to start afresh. Forget everything about 2016 and be focused on 2017 because there’s so much to be accomplished this year!
It’s time to Arise! If you’ve been sleeping it’s time to wake up! If you’re weak it’s time to be strong! There’s sufficient strength for you to get up. Don’t stay down! Arise!
There’s power on earth, and that power is at work in you! Listen, 2017 is the year of the release and manifestation of the power of God! What you will achieve this year will baffle everyone who knows you! You will be a wonder to many! But don’t rely on your own abilities; stay connected to God, the Omnipotent One, because He’s the only guarantee of exploits, success and wonders.
12 specific powers are being released this year in abundant measures:
1) Power for wealth
2) Power for witnessing
3) Power to cast out demons and heal the sick
4) Power for strength
5) Power for dominion
6) Power for holy living
7) Power for deliverance
8) Power for victorious living
9) Power for prophecy
10) Power for innovation and creativity
11) Power of the Word of God (the word of God will be magnified on earth)
12) Power to enjoy the blessings of God (good health)
Prayer: Lord, let Your power rest upon me this year! (2 Corinthians 12:9)
2017, THE YEAR OF POWER!