[11/22, 6:04 AM] 919063: OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL
DATE: FRIDAY 22ND NOVEMBER 2019
THEME: THE SIEGE IS OVER.
Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped. Psalm 124:7
READ: 2 Kings 7:1-9
Then Elisha said, Hear ye the word of the LORD; Thus saith the LORD, To morrow about this time shall a measure of fine flour be sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria.
2 Then a lord on whose hand the king leaned answered the man of God, and said, Behold, if the LORD would make windows in heaven, might this thing be? And he said, Behold, thou shalt see it with thine eyes, but shalt not eat thereof.
3 And there were four leprous men at the entering in of the gate: and they said one to another, Why sit we here until we die?
4 If we say, We will enter into the city, then the famine is in the city, and we shall die there: and if we sit still here, we die also. Now therefore come, and let us fall unto the host of the Syrians: if they save us alive, we shall live; and if they kill us, we shall but die.
5 And they rose up in the twilight, to go unto the camp of the Syrians: and when they were come to the uttermost part of the camp of Syria, behold, there was no man there.
6 For the LORD had made the host of the Syrians to hear a noise of chariots, and a noise of horses, even the noise of a great host: and they said one to another, Lo, the king of Israel hath hired against us the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of the Egyptians, to come upon us.
7 Wherefore they arose and fled in the twilight, and left their tents, and their horses, and their asses, even the camp as it was, and fled for their life.
8 And when these lepers came to the uttermost part of the camp, they went into one tent, and did eat and drink, and carried thence silver, and gold, and raiment, and went and hid it; and came again, and entered into another tent, and carried thence also, and went and hid it.
9 Then they said one to another, We do not well: this day is a day of good tidings, and we hold our peace: if we tarry till the morning light, some mischief will come upon us: now therefore come, that we may go and tell the king’s household.
A siege is a situation in which an individual is surrounded by a stronger physical or spiritual power, for the purpose of capturing or tormenting him or her. On several occasions, the children of Israel, due to their stubborn attitude towards God, experienced sieges in varying intensity and severity. Whenever a siege is lifted, the people who were its victim rejoice because it is not a pleasant experience at all. That is why Psalm 126:1 says:
“When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.”
The Lord is saying to someone reading this devotional that the siege is over in your life. Today’s Bible reading records the deliverance of the children of Israel from a terrible siege. This siege was so severe that women began to eat their own children (2 Kings 6:25-29)! However, when God caused the siege to be lifted through the words of His prophet, scarcity turned into plenty. Therefore, the first thing you will notice after a siege is terminated in a person’s life is a turnaround from lack to prosperity. An economic siege causes parents to send their children into forced labor for survival instead of being in school. The Lord will deliver you today if you are in this type of situation. I decree in Jesus’ Name that the economic siege over your life is lifted now!
Another thing that happens when a siege is lifted over a person’s life is that his or her captors find themselves in disarray. The Bible says the Syrians who laid siege against Samaria heard a noise of chariots and fled. The Lord will cause your enemies to hear a noise today and take flight away from you in Jesus’ Name. one of my ministers gave a testimony of how a witchdoctor who rented an apartment in his father’s house fled from the house. This witchdoctor had moved in before our brother’s father realized his mistake in renting out an apartment to him. He told his son about his dilemma and his son told him not to worry. Our brother then had just one-night vigil in his father’s house and returned to his station. After the vigil, the witchdoctor began to hear a noise in the house and decided he could no longer live there. That was how this evil siege was lifted from this brother’s country home. One more thing that happens when a siege is lifted is that wealth changes hands. The Syrians abandoned all they brought at the gate of Samaria, and the people of Samaria became rich overnight, having food, clothing, silver, gold, horses and much more. This was all God’s perfect plan in action! I announce to you today: any siege over your life is over now in Jesus’ Name.
Thank God for lifting every siege over your life, home, business and ministry today. Thank Him also for causing prosperity to overflow in every facet of your life.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Psalm 9-16
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
[11/22, 6:04 AM] 919063: Today’s SOD – 2019-11-22
TOPIC: YOUR MENTALITY AND YOUR REALITY
SCRIPTURE: But I have a mind as well as you;I am not inferior to you… Job 12:3
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Engage your mind positively to avoid destiny damage; your mindset determines your outcome.
The engagement of the mind literally means what the mind is preoccupied with per time. What kind of thought do you entertain in your mind? It determines the direction of your life. What occupies your mind determines where you occupy in life. Your mentality affects your reality.
In Genesis 26:1-13,”while people were thinking scarcity, Isaac was thinking surplus. How could a man be sowing in a land where people were looking for what to eat? It was mindset! No wonder he became the richest man in that generation.
Beloved, your mindset determines your outcome. Refuse to believe your condition, rather, believe your revelation. Your destiny is not in the verdict of any man; your destiny is a product of your mindset.
You must come to the point where your mind is always preoccupied with the promises of God for your life; keep thinking it and do not stop talking it. Declare to yourself, ‘What God wants me to achieve, I must achieve; what God said I must become, I must become.’
Beloved, engage your mind positively to avoid destiny damage.
You shall make it in Jesus’ Name.
REMEMBER THIS”: Engage your mind positively to avoid destiny damage; your mindset determines your outcome.
1. Constantly feed your life and mind with the truth from God’s Word.
2. Keep declaring the promises of God to your life until you experience the manifestation thereof.
For Further Understanding,”Get This Message”: Power to Rise above Negative Limitations
PRAYER: Lord,”I thank You for Your Word to me today. Deliver me from negative thought. I make demands on Your grace not to focus on my condition but to focus on Your revelation that would arrest my condition and guarantee my elevation, Lord in Jesus’ Name.
DAILY READING”: Ezekiel 44:1 to 45:12,”1 Peter 1″:1 to 12,”Psalm 119″:17 to 32,”Proverbs 28″:8 to 10
QUOTE: Nobody will mind you until you mind your actions. Culled from Career and Workplace Wisdom by Dr Paul Enenche.
AMAZING FACT: Each strand of hair can support up to 100 grams in weight.
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 prophesy your rise above every limitation by the power of the spirit this day in Jesus’ Name.
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[11/22, 6:08 AM] 919063: *Above Only Devotional*
Friday, November 22
*The Only Way to Go and Sin No More*
_When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? She said, No man Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do l condemn thee: go, and sin no more. Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life._
After Jesus showed the mercy of God to the woman that was caught in adultery, He told her to go and sin no more. And in the statement He made right after that, He gave us the exact way that we can go and sin no more. On her own, she could have never been able to overcome and live above sin just like none of us can. If we could, then Jesus would not have needed to come down to suffer and die for us. But because of what Jesus has done for us we have victory over sin and we can walk in the fullness of God’s will and plan for our lives. It is as we receive the abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness that Jesus has made available to us that we will dominate over sin and the consequences of the fall of man by the Life of God, Rom.5:17.
The only way to go and sin no more is to follow Jesus. Just like He called His disciples, Jesus has called us to follow Him. He wants us to follow Him with all our hearts. He wants us to follow Him with a genuine desire to know Him and be like Him. He wants us to fellowship with Him. He wants us to have faith in Him. He wants us to yield to the leading of His Spirit in us. Jesus wants us to abide in Him and to let His word abide in us, John 15:7. He wants us to allow the revelation of all He has done for us to dwell in us richly, Col. 3:16. In our text above, Jesus said whoever follows Him will not walk in darkness. When we are genuinely fellowshiping with Jesus, we will not walk in darkness. Rather, we will walk in the light as He is in the light and His blood will continually cleanse us from all sin, 1 John 1:6-7. We become more like Him continually, 2Car. 3:18.
Lord Jesus, I thank you for the mercy and grace you have shown me. I desire to follow you more closely and intimately.