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Scripture Union Daily Guide 18 February 2024 || The Testimony of Holy Spirit

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Scripture Union Daily Guide 18 February 2024 || The Testimony of Holy Spirit

Daily Guide Devotional For Today 18 February 2024 (Sunday)

Do You Know That? Daily Guide Reading is published by Scripture Union Press & Books Ltd, an arm of Scripture Union Nigeria. Daily Guide is a true nondenominational, interdenominational Christian Bible engagement/reading aid – meditate on the Bible without denominational colorations. May the Lord bless you as you study!

TODAY’S TOPIC: THE TESTIMONY OF HOLY SPIRIT

Opening Prayer: Let me know more of you today dear Lord as I meditate on your word.

SCRIPTURE: JOHN 10:22-30
22 And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter. 23 And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon’s porch. 24 Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly. 25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me. 26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. 27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. 29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. 30 I and my Father are one.

Question(s) for Reflection
• Q5: Is there any warning for me to heed?

Outline For Scripture Union Daily Guide 18th February 2024

The Festival of the Dedication was born from the rededication of the temple after it was defiled by Greco-Syrian soldiers about 164 B.C. Maccabeus led a revolt against the colonizers and retook Jerusalem and the temple, hence the rededication. Today, this festival is known as the Festival of Lights or Hanukkah. It was during this festival that the Jews sought to get clarity from Jesus whether He was the long-awaited Messiah.

He told them that the answer was before them, but they refused to believe. What signs demonstrated before all the Jews of the time pointed to Jesus as the Messiah? They heard Him teach. They saw Him heal people, drive away demons, heal the lame and the blind etc, but their minds remained closed.
Note in vs.27-30, the qualities that mark out the Lord’s ‘sheep’ and the benefits they enjoy.

Practice/Word Application
So what? The problem with the Jews was unbelief. They saw the miracles, but they did not understand the significance (see John 20:30-31). Examine yourself and find out whether there is unbelief in your heart which could be blocking your blessings and ask the Lord to help you overcome it.

• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
My heart, how dreadful hard it is!

1. My heart, how dreadful hard it is!
How heavy here it lies!
Heavy and cold within my breast,
Just like a rock of ice!

2. Sin like a raging tyrant sits
Upon this flinty throne,
And every grace lies buried deep
Beneath this heart of stone.

3. How seldom do I rise to God,
Or taste the joys above!
This mountain presses down my faith
, And chills my flaming love.

4. When smiling mercy courts my soul
With all its heavenly charms,
This stubborn, this relentless thing
Would thrust it from my arms.

5. Against the thunders of thy word
Rebellious I have stood,
My heart it shakes not at the wrath
And terrors of a God.

6. Dear Saviour, steep this rock of mine
In thine own crimson sea;
None but a bath of blood divine
Can melt the flint away.

Closing Prayer
Lord Jesus, I want to hear your voice and to follow you all the days of my life. Please help me.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with 2 Samuel 22:17
“He sent from above, he took me; he drew me out of many waters;”
One Year Bible Reading Plan
Daily Bible Reading Plan: Day 49 – Leviticus 16-18

NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN FEBRUARY 18, 2024

PRAYER FOCUS
(UYO REGIONAL CHAIRMAN)
“You are my refuge and defense; guide me and lead me as you have promised” Psalm 31:3

THANK GOD FOR:
• Being a refuge and defense for the Regional Chairman- Mr. Iniobong J. Udoh in his place of work and family.
• Being a promise keeper to his calling.

PRAY FOR:
• Wisdom and discernment to faithfully serve.
• The Lord will defend him from every accusing tongue.
• Divine protection and leading as promised.

PRAY AGAINST:
• Dull vision and discouragement.

Scripture Union Daily Guide 18 February 2024 || The Testimony of Holy Spirit

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