[11/1, 6:23 AM] 919063: OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL
DATE: FRIDAY 1ST NOVEMBER 2019
THEME: POISON TO DEVOURERS!
When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell. Psalm 27:2
READ: Isaiah 49:24-26
24 Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captive delivered?
25 But thus saith the LORD, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered: for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children.
26 And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.
There was once a young brother who believed every word he read from the Bible. Based on the word of God, this brother believed that his blood was too precious to be sucked by and devourer, even mosquitoes, and knocked those who used things like insecticide to ride their rooms of mosquitoes. He even proclaimed that no mosquito dared sucked his blood and live! So, one day, he challenged other brethren to watch what would happen to any mosquito that tried to attack him. He stretched his hand out through the window, exposing it to mosquitoes flying nearby. Immediately, several mosquitoes zoomed in on it and began to suck his blood. However, to everyone’ great surprise, once the mosquitoes drank his blood, they fell down dead. To the natural mind which walks in the realm of doubt and unbelief, this may sound like ridiculous story, but it is true. Indeed, the things of the spirit cannot be grasped by the natural mind because they are spiritually discerned (2 Corinthians 2:14). In the same line of faith as this young brother, the Psalmist says in Psalm 27:2:
“When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.”
Enemies are enemies, irrespective of their nature or origin. They can come against us in the form of human beings, animals, plants or any other things in the created world. That is why God’s promise to us in Isaiah 54:17 is all-encompassing, saying:
“ No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.”
Based on God’s promises in today’s Bible reading, if you really belong to Him, you will be toxic to devourers of mankind. It is therefore an anomaly for children of God to say that witches are sucking their blood. Beloved, this should not be your experience because every child of God is in a covenant that is founded on the Blood of Jesus (Luke 22:20). As you partake of Jesus’ Blood at the communion table, His blood flows through entire system, making your blood deadly to every blood-sucking demon. To anyone who has been threatened by witches, I advise you run to Jesus Christ today. He will make you poisonous to those who want to devour you. Several years ago, I also felt threatened when witches in my village planned to make me their breakfast, but the Lord delivered me. He can do the same for you if you genuinely belong to Him. Are you one of His?
Father, please protect me from all devourers, and cause me to live in peace and good health.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Nehemiah 1-3
AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE
HYMN 13: YES, I KNOW I AM A VICTOR.
1. Yes, I know i am a victor
For the Bible tells me so
God made me more than a conqueror
Much stronger than all my foes.
Jesus loves me and i love him
Together we rule the world
Christ with me I will overcome
By his blood, his Name, his word_
2. Yes, I know i am a victor
Stronger than sickness, disease
By his stripes I am superior
Far above infirmities
3. Yes, I know i am a victor
Stronger than demons i am
To satan i am a terror
I am free, o yes, i am
4. Yes, I know i am a victor
Stronger than lack, poverty
All my needs Jesus provides for
I have life abundantly
5. Yes, I know i am a victor
Barrenness no more indeed
Fruitful is the God i live for
All my dreams shall be fulfilled
6. Yes, I know i am a victor
By his strength i shall succeed
No more loss and no more failure
Glory to glory proceed
7. Yes, I know i am a victor
No more sorrow, no despair
Jesus Christ is my own succour
Tomorrow is joy and cheer
8. Yes, I know i am a victor
very soon I’ll reign with him
His promise is my sure anchor
He’s coming to take me home
9. Jesus loves me and i love him
We rule this world together
as He is so right now I am
Hear me shout Halleluyah
[11/1, 6:23 AM] 919063: Today’s SOD – 2019-11-01
TOPIC: VISION A REQUIREMENT FOR THE JOURNEY
SCRIPTURE: And the LORD answered me,”and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Your life is not dynamic until it is specific and definite in pursuit.
I welcome you to the first day of this eleventh month of the year 2019. I prophesy on your life and family that you shall escape all the traps of the enemy for the rest of the year and beyond. In this eleventh month,”you shall receive your eleventh-hour miracles, in Jesus’ Name.
Now, it is confirmed that in the journey of life, there are battles and until you are armed for the journey, victory would not be possible. The truth is, the journey of life requires vision, and so is the journey of this month of November.
Get this”: There can be no great future without a clear vision. Travelling without vision is ending without distinction. To be blind mentally is to be denied destiny. Your life is not dynamic until it is specific and definite in pursuit. What you can see determines what God will give (Gen. 15:13); what does not occur to you cannot occur for you; what is not clear to you cannot be there for you. What your heart cannot comprehend,”your hands cannot apprehend. So, a clear vision of destination arms you for the journey of life.
My counsel is, never run out of vision for your life. To be empty of vision is to be empty in life. But you shall succeed in Jesus’ Name.
REMEMBER THIS”: Your life is not dynamic until it is specific and definite in pursuit.
1. Map out a clear vision for your life and run with it.
2. Deploy massive action to actualize your vision.
For Further Understanding,”Get This Message”: Armed for the Journey.
PRAYER: Lord,”I thank You for the privilege of another month. Help me to always possess the vision necessary for my destination in life, and the grace to realize it Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
DAILY READING”: Ezekiel 1:1 to 3:15,” Hebrews 3″:1 to 19,” Psalm 104″:1 to 23,”Proverbs 26″:24 to 26
QUOTE: To really succeed in life,”you must mobilize your life’s resources- Gifts, favour, wisdom, opportunities etc. Culled from 365 wisdom capsules by Dr Paul Enenche.
TODAY IN HISTORY”: 1/11/2012: November 1st was a feast day celebrated by Anglicans and Roman Catholics.
AMAZING FACT: The Catholic Church is the longest standing and the most Universal of all institutions in the world.
DON’T FORGET TO ATTEND: The Dunamis Home Church Fellowship close to you tomorrow by 6:00pm. Invite your neighbours. God Bless You!
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: I decree upon you clarity of vision in this season, in Jesus’ Name.
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[11/1, 6:33 AM] 919063: Delivered from people pleasing
Friday 1st November 2019
‘I will deliver you from the…people…to whom I now send you.’ Acts 26:17 NKJV
Paul’s ministry began when he met Jesus on the Damascus Road. In that humbling encounter, the Lord said to him: ‘Rise and stand on your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness both of the things which you have seen and…things which I will yet reveal to you. I will deliver you from the Jewish people, as well asfrom the Gentiles, to whom I now send you, to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light’ (Acts 26:16-18 NKJV).
Before Paul could be successful in his calling and minister effectively, he had to be delivered from the fear of people. That included those who knew him well, and those he had yet to meet who didn’t know him at all. He had to be detoxed from the need for people’s approval. In essence, God was saying to Paul, ‘You’re just the postman. Some days people will like what you deliver, other days they won’t. You have to deliver the post anyway. So I’m setting you free from the fear of their rejection and the need for their acceptance.’
Has God called you to do a particular job? Are you afraid you’ll make mistakes? Count on it – you will! Are you worried you’ll be criticised? It comes with the turf! People will disappoint you in 101 different ways, but if you’re determined to do the will of God, pray, ‘Lord, deliver me from people pleasing, so I can share with them what you’ve given to me.’ Then get on with the job!Share On: