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DAY 12 FRIDAY: JUNE 2020

BE JOYFUL ALWAYS IN THE CHURCH!

I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go into the house of the Lord” (Psalm 122:1).

The church is the house of the Lord in life. It is the congregation of people who have united together to worship the Lord in one accord in life. When you are in the church, God expects you to be joyful always because it is a great privilege for anyone to be in the house of God in life. The Bible says in the opening text that I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go into the house of the Lord.” Of course, every Christian should endeavor to take note of the fact that God indeed wants him to be joyful always in the church which is the house of the Lord in life. A Christian is expected to be joyful always whenever he comes to the church which is God’s presence in life forever.

Everyone is expected to conduct himself properly in the house of God in order to receive divine blessings in life. The church which is the house of God should be a place where the truth of the gospel is preached in life. That is why the Bible says in 1 Timothy 3:15, “But if I am delayed, I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, the pillar and ground of the truth.” Therefore, the church which is the house of God is the pillar and ground of the truth in life. The church is also the divine presence of God where the truth of the gospel of salvation is preached with all fervency in life forever.

God does not expect us to forsake the gathering of His children in life. But rather, He wants us to be joyful always whenever we come together to worship Him in life. That is the reason why the Bible says in Hebrews 10:25, “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.” In fact, the church is the house of God where Christians come together to exhort, encourage and sharpen one another in the Lord. A Christian should endeavor never to forsake for any reason the Assembly of God’s people which are the church and the presence of the Lord in life.  A Christian should learn to be joyful always whenever he comes to the presence of God which is the church of Jesus Christ in life forever.

Daily Tip: Everyone is expected to be joyful always in the church because he is in God’s presence in life forever. Shalom!

Golden Text: And they continued steadfastly in the Apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers (Acts 2:42).

PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED

  1. Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
  2. Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
  3. My Eternal Father! I receive Your divine grace to be full of joy always in Your house and presence forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! I bind the spirit of antichrist working against my full commitment in the church of God forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  5. Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.

For Further Study: Acts 2:41-47; Ephesians 4:11-12.           RBT: PSALM 52-54