Sunday 23rd September 2018 Morning Prayer Devotion
Scripture Reading:- Luke 16:19-31
Topic:- There Is No Other Name Much Authority As The Name Of Jesus Christ
Text:- Phillippians 2:10
Let me remind you, maybe you have forgotten the following historical fact also:
Beloved! Philppine President, Rodrigo Duterte vowed to resign if anybody can prove God exists. Some years ago, during his interview with an American Magazine, said, “Christianity will end, it will disappear. I do not have to argue about that. I am certain. Jesus was ok, but His subjects were too simple, today we are more famous than Him,” 1961. He died a year latter.
Lennon, after saying that the Beatles were more famous than Jesus Christ, was shot six times.
Tancredo Neves, [President of Brazil]. During the Presidential campaign, he said if he got 500,000 votes from his party, not even God would remove him from Presidency. Sure he got the votes, but he got sick a day before his inauguration as President and he died.
Cazuza, [Bi-sexual Brazilian composer, singer and poet]. During A show in Canecio, [Cazuza de Janeiro], while smoking his cigarette, he puffed out some smoke into the air and said, “God, that’s for You.” He died at the age of 32 of LUNG CANCER in a horrible manner.
The man who built the Titanic. After the construction of the Cruise Ship, Titanic, a reporter asked him how safe the Titanic would be. With an ironic tone he said, “Not even God can sink it.” The result, I think you all know what happened to the Titanic.
Marilyn Monroe, an Actress. She was visited by Billy Graham during a presentation of a show. He said the Spirit of God had sent him to preach to her. After hearing what the Preacher had to say, she said, “I don’t need your Jesus.” A week later, she was found dead in her apartment.
Bon Scott, a Singer. The ex-vocalist of the AC/DC. On one of his 1979 songs he sang, “Don’t stop me; I’m going down all the way, down the highway to hell.” On the 19th of February 1980, Bon Scott was found dead, he had been choked by his own vomit.
Campinas, In 2005, In Campinas, Brazil, a group of friends, drunk, went to pick up a friend. The mother accompanied her to the car and was so worried about the drunkenness of her friends and she said to the daughter holding her hand, who was already seated in the car, “My Daughter, Go With God And May He Protect You.” She responded, “Only If He God, Travels In The Trunk, “Cause Inside Here…..It’s Already Full.” Hours later, news came that they had been involved in a fatal accident, everyone had died. The car could not be recognized what type of car it had been, but surprisingly, the trunk was intact. The police said there was no way the trunk could have remained intact. To their surprise, inside the trunk was a crate of eggs, none was broken.
Christine Hewitt, a Jamaican Journalist and entertainer. She said the Bible, Word of God, was the worst Book ever written. In June 2006, she was found burnt beyond recognition in her motor vehicle.
Many more important people have forgotten that there is no other Name that was given so much authority as the Name of Jesus Christ. Many have died, but only Jesus Christ died and rose again, and He is still alive.
1. I command every spirit of pride in me, what are you still waiting for, die by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
2. All my achievements is given to me by God to glorify His name, I command, it will not take me to hell, in the name of Jesus Christ.
3. Holy Ghost fire, break me, and remold me into Your perfect image, in the name of Jesus Christ.
Happy Lord’s Day!