January 22:2021

Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them. And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed. And there was great joy in that city.
Acts 8: 5-8 (KJV)


Phillip was one of the "seven deacons" who were chosen by the early Christian church to minister to the community of believers in Jerusalem (Acts 6:1-7).  After persecution broke out against the believers in Jerusalem, Phillip went down to Samaria, and his actions in that city led to a revival. He preached Christ to the people and did many great miracles to the extent that the bible records that there was great joy in the city because of his activities. This was a man who had just experienced severe persecution in Jerusalem. In spite of this, he did not lose focus, or lose sight of the mandate from God to preach the gospel and heal the sick.  He allowed God to use him so mightily, and he brought revival to the city of Samaria.

The world has just experienced a pandemic which has affected everyone one way or the other. One of Satan’s objectives is to make you lose focus of the divine mandate of reaching the lost and ministering to the sick.  He will literally try to use the pandemic or other world events to distract you from fulfilling the great commission.

But we must remain focused.  We must also remain mindful of the fact that the Holy Spirt wants to flow through us to bring healing, deliverance, miracles, breakthroughs to others. And we must constantly yield ourselves to Him, and allow Him bring times of refreshing to us and through us to others.

Beloved, this is not the time to lose focus. Your heart must be stayed on God in 2021 so He can work with you and through you, and so you can enjoy the times of refreshing He has packaged for you this year.

Additional Scripture Reference(s): Matthew 28:18-20

Prayer & Confession of Faith

Thank You, Holy Spirit, for empowering me to do exploits for the Kingdom and to fulfil Your mandate of global soulwinning and discipleship.

One Year Bible Reading: Micah 6

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prayer of salvation

As you read, I trust that this devotional will be an avenue of blessing in your life. I invite you to get born again by saying the following prayer:

"Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for loving me. Thank You for sending Your Son Jesus to die for my sins. I receive Jesus into my heart to save me and I accept and confess Him as my Lord. I believe that You raised Him from the dead for my justification. I accept and confess Jesus Christ as my Savior and my Lord. I receive eternal life into my spirit and I am now a new creation. Old things have passed away." Amen.

Congratulations! You are now a child of God.

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