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THE DAILY FOUNTAIN

DAILY DEVOTIONAL OF THE

CHURCH OF NIGERIA (ANGLICAN COMMUNION)

WEEK OF PROPER 6, 

ORDINARY SEASON


FRIDAY JUNE 23,  2017



TOPIC: RUN TO JESUS FOR YOUR SALVATION!

READ: GENESIS 19:12-26


Two young men had an opportunity to hear about heaven and hell preached to them clearly and convincingly; but they decided not to give their lives to Christ. They did not answer the "What if heaven and hell prove to exist in the end?" Unfortunately, as these two failed to consider this question; so there are many who have likewise ignored this question. The second coming of Christ and God's sure judgement that will follow can be compared with God's judgement of Sodom and Gomorrah (verse 14). Lot seemed like a joke to his in-laws and the people of Sodom. They did not escape for their lives and were thus destroyed by brimstone and fire.

Eternal torture and torment in hell fire awaits all who forsake the salvation that is in Christ Jesus. (Hebrews 2:1-3; Revelation 20: 11, 12, 15). Escape for your life and avoid ending your life in hell fire. As the Angels took Lot and Lot's wife and were merciful to them (verse 16): so you also have a warning to escape for your life.

PRAYER: Help me Oh! Lord to heed and follow the angels leading men out of the doomed city of today’s world to Your heavenly city of salvation through Jesus Christ. AMEN










THE DAILY FOUNTAIN

DAILY DEVOTIONAL OF THE

CHURCH OF NIGERIA (ANGLICAN COMMUNION)

WEEK OF PROPER 6, 

ORDINARY SEASON


THURSDAY JUNE 22,  2017







TOPIC:THE WICKEDNESS OF OUR TIME

READ: GENESIS 19:1-11\


The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah was great and their sin very grave. The action of the men of Sodom, verses 5 and 9 confirmed what the Lord was looking for and proved beyond all reasonable doubt that the inhabitants of the two cities were vile, unreasonable, and unrepentant perverts.

Most cultures take good care of visitors; and their safety is considered of utmost importance. No wonder Lot was ready to sacrifice his two daughters for the good of his visitors (verses 7-8.) Unfortunately, the sins committed by men in today's cities and villages are no less wicked or vile. Marriage has been legalized in some countries - bestiality (sex with animal). Sodomy and lesbianism have gripped many nations and are now considered a part of human rights. Even worse are transgender acts such as a man changing into a woman or a woman changing into a man.

Many people today in their reprobate mind have opted to do whatever they choose; having stopped listening to God and are no longer taking and obeying His instructions.

PRAYER: Oh! God, deliver me from the influence of the evil wind blowing in this end-time.










THE DAILY FOUNTAIN

DAILY DEVOTIONAL OF THE

CHURCH OF NIGERIA (ANGLICAN COMMUNION)

WEEK OF PROPER 6, 

ORDINARY SEASON


WEDNESDAY JUNE 21,  2017




TOPIC: LEARNING TO INTERCEDE FOR OTHERS

READ: GENESIS 18:16-28



Burdens and ideas are usually shared with friends and loved ones. As a friend of God, Abraham was informed of what God was about to do in Sodom (verses 17-18). God will not do a thing without first revealing it to His prophets and people. Abraham interceded with God on behalf of Sodom and Gomorrah. Note the remark in verse 23: that God will not sweep away both the righteous and wicked people. If only for ten righteous people, God was prepared to spare Sodom and Gomorrah (verse 32).


The petitions of Abraham from verses 24-32 were very challenging. This can measure with the intercessions of Moses and Samuel. See Exodus 32:9-14 and I Samuel 7:5-10. We are challenged to pray and intercede over issues that concern our families, Church, nation, etc. It is only God that has the answers to our problems. Ours is to persist in prayer until God answers us. (PUSH - Pray Until Something Happens). "Men ought always to pray and not lose heart". Luke 18:1b.

PRAYER: Lord, make me an intercessor in my own time and generation, AMEN.











THE DAILY FOUNTAIN

DAILY DEVOTIONAL OF THE

CHURCH OF NIGERIA (ANGLICAN COMMUNION)

WEEK OF PROPER 6, 

ORDINARY SEASON

TUESDAY JUNE 20,  2017




TOPIC: NOTHING TOO HARD FOR GOD TO DO
READ: GENESIS 18:1-15

Abraham had three visitors he recognised to be divine beings; and he willingly gave hospitality to them (verses 1-5). As they ate, they asked about Abraham's wife, Sarah who was at the entrance to the tent listening to the conversation. The LORD declared that Sarah would have a son in a year's time (verse 10). Sarah laughed in disbelief because by her own reckoning she was well past child bearing age (she was 90!) As she laughed Sarah asked: "After I am worn out and my master is old, will I now have this pleasure? Will I really have a child, now that I am old? (verses 12, 13). God heard Sarah's laugh and questions and asked Abraham: Why did Sarah laugh and say, "Will I really have a child, now that I am old? (verse 13).

Is anything too hard for the LORD?" (verse 15). This question applies to us all too: what is it you need God to do for you? Is it healing, passing a hard wearisome exam, overcoming an obstacle; defeating Satan’s attacks? With God, nothing shall be impossible for you. Only believe God's word. Do not look at your circumstances that may be telling you "impossible" or "too hard" for God to do for you. Learn to live by faith and not your sight. For with God all things are possible. God can do anything and everything; only believe!

PRAYER: Lord, help me to believe in Your all-sufficient and powerful ability to everything including what appears hard or impossible. Amen.










THE DAILY FOUNTAIN

DAILY DEVOTIONAL OF THE

CHURCH OF NIGERIA (ANGLICAN COMMUNION)

WEEK OF PROPER 6, 

ORDINARY SEASON

MONDAY JUNE 19,  2017


TOPIC: THE COVENANT-KEEPING GOD
READ: GENESIS 17:15-27

Abraham was 99 years old and Sarah 90 years when God appeared to Abram and promised to give him a child (verse12) and gave also the covenant to make him a father of many nations (verse 4). God changed Abram's name to Abraham (that is, from "a father" to "a father of nations", verse 5) Verses 23-27 show the fulfilment of the covenant of circumcision by Abraham and his entire household. In doing this, Abraham moved the hand of God, who in turn blessed him at the appointed or set time.

The God of Abraham is still very much alive and active. He will meet all your needs as you approach, ask, trust and submit to Him through Jesus Christ. God has set dates and times in life.

PRAYER: O God of Abraham, help me to walk with You by faith as I go through life. Amen.








THE DAILY FOUNTAIN

DAILY DEVOTIONAL OF THE

CHURCH OF NIGERIA (ANGLICAN COMMUNION)

WEEK OF PROPER 6, 

ORDINARY SEASON

SUNDAY JUNE 18,  2017



TOPIC: ABIDE IN HIM TO LIVE FOREVER

READ: JOHN 15:1-5

Jesus was preparing to go to the cross and for His ultimate return to the Father after His crucifixion, death, and resurrection which would happen not many days after. He began to prepare His disciples for His departure. He was not going to abandon them as orphans (John 14:18); but would ask the Father to send another Comforter, the Holy Spirit who would lead them into all truth and will never leave them (John 14:16).

Jesus knew that after His departure, the disciples would need to continue to live and grow in their faith; and so in today's text - He tells them the great truth of His being the true Vine to which they all as branches are attached. The secret for their finishing well and strong in the Christian race is in abiding or remaining in Him (verses 4, 6). The branches of any tree that will live and produce fruit must abide or remain attached to the stem of the tree, where each draws the sap of life. Any branch that detaches itself, dies and any that ceases to produce fruit is cut off and gathered for burning as firewood by men. The practical things the Christian must do to abide or remain vitally connected to Christ (the vine) are: (1) studying and obeying the Word; (2) cultivating of a robust and active prayer life; (3) sharing of their faith to others and (4) keeping faith with others in the community of believers. These are the essentials of an abiding or remaining faith every Christian needs.

PRAYER: Oh Lord, grant me the grace to have and use those ingredients of life that will enable me to remain connected to You as a healthy and fruitful branch all my Iife. Amen.


















THE DAILY FOUNTAIN

DAILY DEVOTIONAL OF THE

CHURCH OF NIGERIA (ANGLICAN COMMUNION)

WEEK OF PROPER 5, 

ORDINARY SEASON

SATURDAY JUNE 17,  2017



TOPIC: BE SOBER, BE WATCHFUL AND STAND FIRM

READ: I PETER 5:8-14

Apostle Peter follows his charge to the elders to lead God's flock well with a call to Christians to be alert and watchful. The Devil is constantly on the prowl seeking for his next victim to devour or ruin. The Church is not asked to run away, but to stand firmly on her ground and be strong in his faith. In other words, the Christian should put on his God-given armour - to wear it night and day - for ambushed lies the evil one. The pieces of the armour have been presented by Apostle Paul in Ephesians 6:10-19. The forceful military expression "resist" used in Peter's charge is a clarion or battle shout to the Christian. It is not a battle restricted or peculiar to only one Christian; it is the common challenges of all Christians worldwide.

Whatever may betide you today - an illness, unemployment, Satan’s attacks, ridicule, rejection; be encouraged to know that there is glory awaiting you in eternity.

PRAYER: Lord Jesus fill me with boldness to stand firm in faith and to resist the Devil successfully in all my life. Amen.