Daily Devotional

HELPED BY HATERS

When Jesus commanded that blind Bartimaeus be called to where He was, the men who were around Jesus turned to Bartimaeus and passed the good news of Jesus’ call. These were the same men who

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DIVINELY COMMANDED

In our Focal Scripture, Jesus commanded that Blind Bartimaeus be called to where He was. Jesus issued a command that Bartimaeus may have access to Him. Jesus gave a command to enable Bartimaeus come closer

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NAYSAYERS

When blind Bartimaeus cried out to Jesus, many men who were in the vicinity charged him to hold his peace. Bartimaeus was crying to Jesus for mercy and divine intervention, he was crying out so

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LORD OF MERCY

In our Focal Scripture, blind Bartimaeus cried out to Jesus for mercy. Bartimaeus was blind and needed to receive his sight, and he simply cried to Jesus for mercy. Bartimaeus pleaded with Jesus to show

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DEEPEN YOUR REVELATION

When Bartimaeus heard that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by, he screamed, “Jesus, thou Son of David”. Whenever Jesus was called the Son of David, reference was being made to His personality as the Messiah.

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HEAR RIGHTLY

It is instructive that whereas Bartimaeus was blind, he was not deaf and dumb. Bartimaeus heard that Jesus was passing by, and he cried out. Bartimaeus was not in the best of situation, but he

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A DIVINE EVIDENCE

Our Focal Scripture captures the fact that whilst Jesus left Jericho, He was followed by His disciples and a great multitude of people. Notice that it was blind Bartimaeus who was singled out and given

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A BETTER GENERATION

Our Focal Scripture makes mention of Blind Bartimaeus, who was the son of Timaeus. The name Timaeus means Honour. So Bartimaeus was a son of Honour, but he was blind and a beggar. The situation

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NO NEGATIVITY

Our Focal Scripture speaks of Blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus. The word Timaeus comes from the Greek word ‘Timaios’, which means ‘honour’. So Bartimaeus was a son of ‘Honour’, but his situation was not

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NO REDUCTION

Our Focal Scripture speaks of blind Bartimaeus, who was the son of Timaeus. Like we earlier observed, the name ‘Timaeus’ means ‘honour’. So Bartimaeus was the son of ‘Honour’, but he ended up blind, and

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NO STAGNATION

Our Focal Scripture makes mention of how Bartimaeus sat by the highway side. Ordinarily, a highway is a zone of speedy movements; but whilst others moved, Bartimaeus was not on the move. In a place

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NO CONTRADICTION

Our Focal Scripture sheds light on one man in scripture who was seen by the watchful and ever helpful and merciful eyes of El Roi. As Jesus left Jericho, He encountered Bartimaeus, son of Timaeus.

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Outstanding Results

In our Focal Scripture, Joseph told the dream of how he was binding sheaves with his brothers, and his own sheaves stood upright. Sheaves were the harvest from farms. Sheaves were the results of those

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It’s Your Command

In our Focal Scripture, Joseph told his brothers to ‘hear’ the dream that he had dreamt. The word ‘hear’ as used in that scripture comes from a Hebrew word ‘shema’ which connotes ‘a command’. So,

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Ignore The Haters

It is instructive to observe that when Joseph declared his dream to his brothers, they hated him; and when he had yet another dream, they hated him even more. His dream provoked hatred from his

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Speak Your Dream

When Joseph dreamed his dream, he didn’t keep quiet about it; he began speaking to his brothers about it. He began confessing his dream; he began painting the picture of his dreams with words. That

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You Can’t Be Stopped

Joseph was hated by his brethren for the simple reason of being loved above them all by his father; he later dreamed and dream and told them about it, and they hated him yet the

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New Revelations

When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father loved him more than them all, they hated him, and the next thing the bible said about Joseph was that he dreamed a dream. His father had earlier

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You Have A Space

The King’s Replica

In Old Testament times, leaders of tribes wore a coat of many colours. Jacob as leader of his tribe probably wore such a garment; and in a matter of time, he made one for Joseph.

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Untouchable Blessing

It is instructive to observe that Joseph’s brothers took away his coat of many colours at some point. They took the manifestation of what was already inside of him; they took the evidence of his

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You Will Be Preferred

Jacob had ten sons before Joseph was eventually born; he even went on to have one more son (Benjamin) after having Joseph. He had twelve sons in all, but in the end, Joseph was favoured

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Late But Favoured

Our Focal Scripture reveals that Israel (Jacob) loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age. Joseph was not necessarily finer or more handsome or more stylish or

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You Have A Space

Divine Advertisement

After Jesus raised the dead man in our Scripture Reading back to life, many people glorified God and Jesus’ fame spread all over the place. Jesus became more famous as a result of the miracle

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Speak Life

When the young man that was dead came back to life, he began to speak. The moment he came back to life, he made use of his mouth to speak. That young man did not

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Face Your Assignment

Connected To Source

When the young man that was set for burial came back to life, Jesus delivered him to his mother. It was the mother that Jesus showed compassion; it was the mother that attracted divine intervention;

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Arise

In our Focal Scripture, Jesus commanded the dead young man to arise. Jesus called him “young man”. He wasn’t an old man. He still had a journey ahead of him, and Jesus told him to

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It Won’t Get Worse

In our Focal Scripture, as the funeral procession was moving out of the city of Nain, Jesus showed up and touched the casket, and those who carried the casket had no option but to stop.

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Change The Atmosphere

In our Focal Scripture, Jesus touched the casket and halted the funeral procession. There was a young man in that casket who was set for burial. There was a matter of death that was about

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Another Man’s Miracle

In our Focal Scripture, Jesus saw the woman whose son was to be buried, and He had compassion on her. Jesus moved from showing compassion on the woman, to raising her son back to life.

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Repeated Affliction

Our Focal Scripture described the young man who was about to be buried, as the only son of his mother, who was a widow. So the woman had suffered the loss of her husband, and

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No Death

It is important to observe that the person who was about to be buried, in our Focal Scripture, was a young man whose mother was still alive. So it was a case of a young

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Full Transition

It is remarkably noteworthy that the person who was being taken out of the city of Nain for burial, was a dead man. He moved from being a boy to being a man, but his

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No Death

Our Focal Scripture speaks of that moment when there was a funeral procession, with a man being carried out of the city. That young man died, and his corpse was being taken out of the

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Negative Facilitators

Our Focal Scripture makes mention of men who carried the dead man out of the city for burial. Death had occurred, burial was next, and there were men who took upon themselves the burden of

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You Won’t Go Down

Our Focal Scripture speaks of that moment when Jesus came into a city called ‘Nain’. As He approached the gate of the city, there was a funeral procession. Someone who died in the city of

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Face Your Assignment

Divine Judgement

After Peter’s escape from prison, Herod sought for Peter; and when there was no way to find Peter, he turned against the keepers of the prison and commanded that they be put to death. The

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You’re Breaking Out

It is instructive to observe that the soldiers whom Peter was chained to, were still in the prison when the angel of the Lord took Peter out of the prison. The men who were positioned

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You Have A Space

Unexplainable Miracles

In the morning after Peter had been taken out of prison by an angel of the Lord, there was confusion in the prison. No one could explain how Peter got out of prison. No one

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Keep Knocking

On his way out of the prison, Peter didn’t need to knock on any door. He simply followed an angel and doors opened on their own accord. Peter came to the house where prayers were

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No Doubts

In our Focal Scripture, a damsel told the people who prayed for Peter, that Peter had arrived, but they didn’t believe her. They insisted that she was mad; they even said it must be Peter’s

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You Have A Space

Discern

In our Focal Scripture, after Peter had showed up at the gate of the house where brethren prayed for him, a damsel figured that it was Peter. While others prayed, someone had the presence of

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Take The Gates

It is instructive to observe that whilst there were men and women praying for Peter in the home of Mary mother of John, there was no one at the gate to check if Peter had

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May 2020 Devotional