Streamglobe

The Foolishness of Preaching

1 Corinthians 1:18 (NET) For since in the wisdom of God the world by its wisdom did not know God, God was pleased to save those who believe by the foolishness of preaching My father was a book binder, I observed as I grew up watching him that he prefers to do the work of mending bad books without the observation and supervision of the customer and I always wondered why. Soon enough, I realized why. You see, to mend a bad book, you don’t just apply band-aid as such, to do a thorough job, you have to first dismantle the whole book and then put it together again. Many a time, when an unwitting customer observes this process, they get alarmed thinking that you are doing more harm to their book rather than good. As they watch the bookbinder rip their books apart, it makes no sense to them, I’m sure they have a better idea of how they think the bookbinder should have gone about it, the whole thing appears unnecessary and maybe even foolish to them. Our Bible verse of today speaks about two kinds of wisdom, the wisdom of God and the wisdom of the world. From the passage from whence this verse was drawn, one thing is evident, the wisdom of God runs contrary to the wisdom of the world. The subject matter here happens to be salvation, and here the Bible speaks about the wisdom of God in the work of salvation through the instrumentality of preaching, which sounds foolish to the world. I mean, how can mere words undo the effect, hold, and power of sin over a sinner and transform him into a saint? He would rather expect that the man does penance and carry out all kinds of self-flagellation perhaps to impress God or to prove his qualification or deservedness of God’s mercy. To the world’s mind, the gospel seems too good (and simple) to be true. However, the wise believer must be comfortable following the Lord’s plan and pattern even when the world in its wisdom tags such as foolishness. In particular, will you make up your mind this year to engage more and more in the foolishness of preaching in your neighborhood and social circle, and not to take it for granted? Eternal destinies are at stake. You are participating in shaping eternities as you lend God your voice. Here is how Apostle Paul expressed this, 13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” 14 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? 15 And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news! (Romans 10:13-15 NIV) It is truly wise and beautiful to engage the foolishness of preaching under the power of the Holy Ghost. Will you? Go into today full of zest and renewed zeal to tell men about the saving power of Jesus Christ and to win souls for the Lord—Ikechukwu Mpama Kindly share this Devotional with your contacts and let’s touch lives together. To Start getting Streamglobe earlier every day on our groups:Click here to join our WhatsApp Group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/JnqvSRyY3I2Ce13V18ZrEoClick here to join our Telegram Group: https://t.me/streamglobe1 Bible In 1 Year: Isaiah 34-39 (In Today’s Audio) Streamglobe is interdenominational. Get more Edifying Media or Listen to our Online Radio Here: www.streamglobe.org https://listen.streamglobe.org/DevotionalAudio3971.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download ()Subscribe: RSS

Where is My Fear?

Broadcast 3968Click here for the audio version: https://streamglobe.org/aud3968 Malachi 1:6 (BBE) A son gives honour to his father, and a servant has fear of his master: If then I am your father, where is my honour? And if I am a master, where is the fear of me? Says the Lord of armies to you, O priests, who give no value to my name. And you say, How have we not given value to your name? There was an interesting encounter in the book of Genesis between Jacob and his in-laws. After spending a total of 20 years with his in-laws, 14 of which he had spent working for the bride price of Rachel, his beloved, and Leah, Rachel’s sister. It came to a point that Jacob began to observe that the disposition of his in-laws toward him had changed for the worse. And so one day, Jacob upped and absconded with his family away from his in-laws, ignorant of the fact that Rachel had also confiscated the family idols of her father. As soon as the in-laws realized what had happened, they chased him. And when they caught up with him, they were wroth with Jacob and said they would have harmed him if not for a warning issued to them by God. When Jacob was responding, of particular interest was how he referred to the Lord God. While Laban had described him as ‘the God of your father’, Jacob referred to Him as ‘The fear of Isaac’ (See Genesis 31:42). This is a curious but instructive description. It basically meant that Isaac ordered his life in such a way that anyone who knew him well knew that there was One whom he feared and revered (above all) and that this shaped his life. Again, in Malachi, the Lord was basically saying, if indeed I was your Master, you would fear me. The proof that they did not fear Him included their audacity to disdain Him by offering to Him What they wouldn’t dare offer to their governors, by so doing, the Lord said they by their actions were saying that ‘the table of the Lord was of no importance’ (See Malachi 1:7-8). The fear of the Lord is a critical ingredient in following the Lord as a servant follows his master. Without it, a man cannot begin to walk in the wisdom of the Lord. Friend, there is a force that is motivating your life choices, Apostle Paul spoke about knowing the ‘fear of the Lord’ and the constraining power of God’s love. A man might be motivated by the fear of poverty, fear of rejection, fear of failure, the list is endless, but hear the admonition of the Lord by the Prophet Isaiah, ‘Sanctify the Lord of hosts himself, and let him be your fear and let him be your dread’ (Isaiah 8:13) Go into today determined to walk in the fear of the Lord all life-long.—Ikechukwu Mpama Kindly share this Devotional with your contacts and let’s touch lives together. To Start getting Streamglobe earlier every day on our groups:Click here to join our WhatsApp Group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/JnqvSRyY3I2Ce13V18ZrEoClick here to join our Telegram Group: https://t.me/streamglobe1 Bible In 1 Year: Job 13-14 (In Today’s Audio) Streamglobe is interdenominational. Get more Edifying Media or Listen to our Online Radio Here: www.streamglobe.org https://listen.streamglobe.org/DevotionalAudio3968.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 10:58 — 4.0MB)Subscribe: RSS

Fruit of the Spirit 3

Galatians 5:22 (NET) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness Lanre’s adopted mother didn’t expect him to attend her birthday party due to their strained relationship. To her surprise, not only did Lanre show up, but he also presented her with the most valuable gift of the celebration. Having forgiven his family, Lanre experienced liberation from the psychological wounds inflicted by his emotionally toxic upbringing. No longer shy and awkward, he now exuded the joy and confidence of the Lord, thanks to the transformative power of Christ. Lanre’s ability to manifest these divine attributes stemmed from his willingness to let go of his pride and desire for revenge. Many believers today fail to fully manifest the fruit of the Spirit because remnants of their fleshly nature remain active within them. While they may avoid overt immorality, feelings of envy and pride persist, hindering the expression of divine attributes such as patience and kindness in their lives. Remember today that to bear the fruit of the Spirit, one must crucify the flesh and its works. The old must die before the new can emerge.—Abraham Damilola Arigi Kindly share this Devotional with your contacts and let’s touch lives together. To Start getting Streamglobe earlier every day on our groups:Click here to join our WhatsApp Group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/JnqvSRyY3I2Ce13V18ZrEoClick here to join our Telegram Group: https://t.me/streamglobe1 Bible In 1 Year: Psalms 18-20 (In Today’s Audio) Streamglobe is interdenominational. Get more Edifying Media or Listen to our Online Radio Here: www.streamglobe.org https://listen.streamglobe.org/DevotionalAudio3967.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:25 — 5.1MB)Subscribe: RSS

The Vow of Allegiance

Joshua 24:24 (NIV) And the people said to Joshua, “The LORD our God we will serve, and his voice we will obey.” Have you ever attended a wedding ceremony? The kind where the groom would already be in the auditorium standing before the priest when the bride would walk in by her father while soft melodious music plays in the background creating quite an atmosphere. By the time the father gets to the altar, under the direction of the clergy, he hands over the bride to the groom. The moment can be so moving that many a groom have been known to shed a tear or two at this moment. Soon after, the clergy will guide them through the vows, where they pledge their allegiance to each other for all time and in all circumstances. They usually seal the vow with the exchange of rings and also with a kiss. All so moving. However, no matter how moving and close to tears such an auspicious occasion is, you must realize that even though the vow of matrimony is taken in an atmosphere of great emotions, it is kept by a commitment to serve and to further the interest of the other partner under God. That commitment will have to be kept sometimes under the most inconvenient circumstances, and as important as words of affirmation are, when not backed up by corresponding actions, they begin to sound hollow and devoid of weight and meaning. In our text today, we find a critical ingredient that constitutes a vow of allegiance to the Lord. This vow, when stripped to its core is simply a response to a call to discipleship and it involves knowing the Lord, serving him, and obeying his commands. Every vow of allegiance to Jesus invariably implies a decision to serve and obey Him. You might have been in a worship service, where the word came so powerfully and the prayer and worship that followed was so intense, and in the midst of such a glorious atmosphere, you made a vow to follow the Lord, you might have underscored that vow with a song. Just remember, should you choose to honor that vow, it must go beyond that atmosphere of worship and transcend into your daily life and living, it must show up in your quest to know him, it must manifest in your willingness and readiness to obey him. Go into today with a mind made up to follow the Lord truly all the days of your life.—Ikechukwu Mpama Kindly share this Devotional with your contacts and let’s touch lives together. To Start getting Streamglobe earlier every day on our groups:Click here to join our WhatsApp Group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/JnqvSRyY3I2Ce13V18ZrEoClick here to join our Telegram Group: https://t.me/streamglobe1 Bible In 1 Year: Romans 13-14 (In Today’s Audio) Streamglobe is interdenominational. Get more Edifying Media or Listen to our Online Radio Here: www.streamglobe.org https://listen.streamglobe.org/DevotionalAudio3964.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 11:42 — 4.2MB)Subscribe: RSS

Be cheerful, God is your help

Psalm 142:6 (KJV) reads, “Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.” This was David’s desperate plea when he found himself pursued by King Saul, hiding in a cave to escape danger. Similar to David’s situation, we all have that enemy or situation that our strength cannot handle and we must acknowledge this if we want to win. It is after we have acknowledged this that we can then pray like David, “attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.” Attempting to confront these formidable foes with our own strength leads to defeat and harm. Often, their dominance stems from legal ties, such as ancestral covenants or personal transgressions. However, there is no need for fear or panic, as we have divine assistance. God is ready to defend us. We need only to call upon Him for help. Remember today that, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea” (Psalm 46:1-2 KJV). Prayer: Ask the Lord to help you remember that you have His assistance in times of need. —Dr. Emmanuel James Kindly share this Devotional with your contacts and let’s touch lives together. To Start getting Streamglobe earlier every day on our groups:Click here to join our WhatsApp Group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/JnqvSRyY3I2Ce13V18ZrEoClick here to join our Telegram Group: https://t.me/streamglobe1 Bible In 1 Year: Isaiah 29-33 (In Today’s Audio) Streamglobe is interdenominational. Get more Edifying Media or Listen to our Online Radio Here: www.streamglobe.org https://listen.streamglobe.org/DevotionalAudio3962.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 25:40 — 9.0MB)Subscribe: RSS

Obedience and Sacrifice: The Sacrifice of Fools

Ecclesiastes 5:1 (NIV) Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Go near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong. Have you ever contemplated the story of Saul? If it were a cinema blockbuster it could well go with the title “The Rise and Fall of Saul: A King’s Journey of Power, Pride, and Plunge”. Take a moment with me and consider this, what really was wrong with the supposed desire of Saul and his men to give to the Lord an offering of the fattest calves of the Amalekites? To which Samuel had given the famed response: “To obey is better than sacrifice”. This was not an attempt to disdain sacrifice, for men such as Solomon had through sacrifice gotten the attention of the Lord. The issue is this, in seeking and pleasing the Lord, the “means” is as important as the “end”. How you do it is as important as what you do. In the case of Saul, he totally disregarded the clear and explicit instructions of the Lord under the guise and excuse of giving Him sacrifices. The Lord saw through his act and cut straight to the heart of the matter, you cannot impress God with fatted rams, Samuel told Saul, and you don’t sacrifice obedience to the voice of God at the altar of a gift. Such displeases the Lord and incurs his wrath. This understanding is critical, it is often lacking which is why some youths (and even the elderly), can fathom that they can win the admiration and approval of the Lord by giving him a generous portion of their income, even when their source of income is not only questionable but is in direct contrast to the expressed and explicit will of God. An income of iniquity cannot be washed by an offering from same. I mean that monies made from internet fraud can never be found acceptable by God, even if a supposed Pastor convinces you to the contrary. You can’t awe God with your gifts, nor woo him with your giving. He owns all things. Consider the words of Apostle Paul, “If I surrender all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames and have not love, I gain nothing” (1 Corinthians 13:4), juxtapose this with the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching” (John 14:24a). In our text today, we are admonished to draw near to the Lord to hear, so as not to play the fool thinking we are pleasing God. What is your mindset concerning fellowship and the gathering of God’s people? Do you see it as an opportunity to learn more of the Lord? Have you learned yet what it takes to please the Lord? Go into today with renewed zeal to know the Lord and to walk in a manner that is pleasing unto him.—Ikechukwu Mpama Kindly share this Devotional with your contacts and let’s touch lives together. To Start getting Streamglobe earlier every day on our groups:Click here to join our WhatsApp Group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/JnqvSRyY3I2Ce13V18ZrEoClick here to join our Telegram Group: https://t.me/streamglobe1 Bible In 1 Year: Psalms 15-17 (In Today’s Audio) Streamglobe is interdenominational. Get more Edifying Media or Listen to our Online Radio Here: www.streamglobe.org https://streamglobe.org/listen/DevotionalAudio3960.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 10:24 — 3.8MB)Subscribe: RSS

Obedience and Sacrifice: The Obedient Sacrifice

Philippians 3:8 (BBE) Yes truly, and I am ready to give up all things for the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, which is more than all: for whom I have undergone the loss of all things, and to me they are less than nothing, so that I may have Christ as my reward In the Old Testament, we learned about the story of Saul who disobeyed under the guise of sacrifice. To whom Samuel rebuked saying, “Obedience is better than sacrifice and to heed than fatted rams”. However, to hear this and disdain sacrifice will be to miss the point. To sacrifice usually involves giving up something of value. The call of discipleship in God’s kingdom requires sacrifice, Jesus said that anyone who must be his disciple must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow him. Have you ever thought about what it means to deny oneself? It calls for great sacrifice. The key to extracting the gem of God’s wisdom here is to ask what is being addressed here. What was Prophet Samuel rebuking? What is the wisdom of God to be drawn from here? One thing you must get is this: The sacrifice of disobedience is abhorrent to God. You can even rephrase that to say ‘The sacrifice of the disobedient is unacceptable to God’, Cain’s story is a good footnote to this point. However, this does not negate the fact that the obedient sacrifice. In fact, the sacrifice of Obedience is a delight to the Lord. Firstly, the call to discipleship calls for a total abandonment of one’s own personal agenda in total resignation to and complete adoption of God’s own agenda. The disciple loses his life (a life of living to please oneself) and only then does he find true life; eternal life in Christ Jesus. This call implies that he recognizes that all he has, is a function of the benevolence of God and must be kept in stewardship for the Lord and spent in line with the will of his Provider, Lord and Master. At this point, the debate of 10%(whether or not new believers are to pay tithe) becomes a non-issue to such a believer, because he has enrolled in the same class that once said “We have left all and followed you”. His preoccupation is no longer to calculate a meager 10% but to seek to understand how the owner of the 100% seeks to disburse it. The Obedient gives God his time, skill, abilities, resources, and indeed life to the cause of God and to fulfill the counsel and purpose of God for his/her life. Personal ambitions, fleshly desires, and self-propagation are all regular objects of sacrifice at the altar of true obedience to God. Apostle Paul standing before King Agrippa among other things recounted his conversion story to him declaring that “I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision” (See Acts 26:19), in his obedience he gave up all and followed and so must we, in line with God’s expressed will and plan for our lives. Go into today with renewed zeal to heed the call of discipleship and to follow the Lord to the end.—Ikechukwu Mpama Kindly share this Devotional with your contacts and let’s touch lives together.To Start getting Streamglobe earlier every day on our groups:Click here to join our WhatsApp Group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/JnqvSRyY3I2Ce13V18ZrEoClick here to join our Telegram Group: https://t.me/streamglobe1 Bible In 1 Year: Genesis 20-23 (In Today’s Audio) Streamglobe is interdenominational. Get more Edifying Media or Listen to our Online Radio Here: www.streamglobe.org https://listen.streamglobe.org/DevotionalAudio3959.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download ()Subscribe: RSS

Believing, a means to an end

John 3:3 (KJV): “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Royle gave his life to Christ in a crusade where the Evangelist preached powerfully. Moved by the convicting power of the Holy Spirit, Royle was among the multitude that rushed forward in surrender to Jesus Christ. Initially filled with joy and zeal, he fervently preached to all his friends and visited bars where he once indulged in drinking, now preaching instead. However, over time, his zeal waned, and the joy faded, leading him back to alcoholism and fornication as if he had never been born again. Like Royle, many have had similar experiences because they did not realize that being a believer is not the end; rather, it is an initiation into the kingdom of God, a means to an end. Believing is akin to being admitted into an institution; once admitted, you are recognized and treated as a member, and an identity card is issued. However, admission alone does not guarantee graduation. To graduate and obtain a certificate of completion, one must follow instructions, attend classes, complete assignments, and obey rules they did not create. Similarly, when you become born again, you are admitted into Christ (John 3:3), given the Holy Spirit as your identity card (2 Corinthians 1:22), and referred to as a child of God (John 1:12). However, this is not the end goal; these are intended to lead you to a place where you will live with Jesus eternally. This can only be achieved when you “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling” (Philippians 2:12). The seed of salvation planted in your heart when you believed must be nurtured and cultivated for it to yield eternal life. Today, resolve to steadfastly continue in the apostles’ doctrine (the Word of God), fellowship (attending and serving in a Bible-believing church), breaking of bread (maintaining good relationships with other Christians), and prayers (Acts 2:42 KJV). By doing so, you will nourish the seed of salvation planted within you when you believed. Kindly share this Devotional with your contacts and let’s touch lives together.To Start getting Streamglobe earlier every day on our groups:Click here to join our WhatsApp Group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/JnqvSRyY3I2Ce13V18ZrEoClick here to join our Telegram Group: https://t.me/streamglobe1 Bible In 1 Year: Genesis 20-23 (In Today’s Audio) Streamglobe is interdenominational. Get more Edifying Media or Listen to our Online Radio Here: www.streamglobe.org

Walking in the light

Broadcast 3952 Click here for the audio version: streamglobe.org/aud3952 1 John 1:7 (KJV) “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” The first thing I want to point out is that the blood of Jesus does not cleanse in the dark. If you are out of fellowship, you’re in the dark. If you walk consistently in the light, two things will follow: you will have fellowship with fellow believers and you will be perpetually covered by the blood of Jesus. When you are out of the light, you are out of the blood. When you walk in the light, the blood of Jesus keeps you continually clean. As a child of God you are guaranteed the covering of the blood. Just concern yourself with walking in the light. Dear pilgrim, walking in the light is simply walking in simple, daily, practical obedience to the word of God. Psalms 119:105 “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” If you study and obey God’s word, you will never have darkness on your path. You may not see more than one step, but every step you take, you will have sufficient light and that’s all you need. As you go into today, you may not see the whole picture of where God is leading, just walk according to the light on your path.Prayer: Dear Lord Jesus, I desire to walk in the light of your countenance today, please steady my feet so I don’t wander off the path, amen.—Otuokon, UbokudomKindly share this Devotional with your contacts and let’s touch lives together. To Start getting Streamglobe earlier every day on our groups:Click here to join our WhatsApp Group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/JnqvSRyY3I2Ce13V18ZrEoClick here to join our Telegram Group: https://t.me/streamglobe1 Bible In 1 Year: Romans 9-10 (In Today’s Audio) Streamglobe is interdenominational. Get more Edifying Media or Listen to our Online Radio Here: www.streamglobe.org https://listen.streamglobe.org/DevotionalAudio3952.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download ()Subscribe: RSS

You are not condemned

John 3:17 (NET) For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world should be saved through him.Because of her past, Nkechi used to feel inferior and condemned. And this affected her relationship with God. She did not know that because of her faith in Christ Jesus, in God’s eyes, she was now more innocent and pure than a new born baby. As she began to learn the word of God about who she really was in Christ, she realized that her lack of boldness hindered the manifestation of her faith and spiritual power. She also realized that the condemnation she felt in her soul was not from the Holy Spirit. Many Christians are living under the cloak of condemnation and perpetual guilt. Unknowingly, they have agreed with Satan’s accusations against their spirits, and they have been deceived into thinking that the way they feel is somehow holy.Child of God, know today that Jesus does not condemn you, He justifies you. The Holy Spirit makes intercession for you, and Christ is your advocate before the throne of heaven. Know that God knew all the sins you committed before he chose you. He chose you even when you were dead in your sins. His love for you has not changed now. Go into today, trusting in the love of God. It is unmovable. Also know that anyone walking in condemnation cannot walk in boldness at the same time. And this means he will be unable to use his faith, and will be spiritually weak. Prayer: I cast out every spirit of fear and condemnation in Jesus name. I am walking in the liberty and righteousness of Christ Jesus.—Abraham Damilola Arigi Kindly share this Devotional with your contacts and let’s touch lives together. To Start getting Streamglobe earlier every day on our groups:Click here to join our WhatsApp Group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/JnqvSRyY3I2Ce13V18ZrEoClick here to join our Telegram Group: https://t.me/streamglobe1 Bible In 1 Year: Genesis 16-19 (In Today’s Audio) Streamglobe is interdenominational. Get more Edifying Media or Listen to our Online Radio Here: www.streamglobe.org https://listen.streamglobe.org/DevotionalAudio3951.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download ()Subscribe: RSS

Who We Are

Contact Us

Office Address

Whatsapp

Get Involved

Copyright Ⓒ 2023 Streamglobe Media