TODAY’S DEVOTION (Sunday 2ND February 2020)
“The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;
“The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;”
“Moreover by them your servant is warned, and in keeping them there is great reward.” Psalm 19:7-8, 11. NKJV
WELCOME TO THE 33rd DAY OF OUR YEAR OF REJOICING
What an APOSTOLIC WOMEN SUMMIT we had yesterday. Sometimes human language is too weak to capture moves of the Spirit. That is when we go speechless. I look forward to God’s marching order for the next one. If you missed it, just get the videos or audio CDs. It will do you great good.
In our devotional today we will be looking at the mystery of God’s laws. But we will begin with a simple foundation truth!
You see, mankind was created by God as spirit beings. Our bodies are mare earth suits for living. The real man is not seen. It is our physical bodies that are seen. We are spirits living in physical bodies. As spirit beings living in physical bodies, there are rules that should govern us. Those are the rules called THE LAWS OF THE LORD
Life will always be unbearable when we live our lives opposite them.
Now, these rules are essential because they were not made by man but by GOD – man’s creator. The rules are contained in God’s Holy Book, the Bible. This book uses so many phrases to describe them. We have phrases like “The law of the LORD” “the statutes of the LORD” and “The commandments of the LORD” Our devotional text made it clear that these rules are perfect, right and pure.
IT SAYS THEY CONVERT THE SOUL, REJOICE THE HEART, AND ENLIGHTEN THE EYES AND BY THEM WE ARE WARNED.
Meaning we cannot live a peaceful life in a chaotic and immoral world until we are impacted by them. They are the source of true light in a morally dark and bankrupt world for the Child of God. They have divine capacity to protect us from harm and deliver us from evil. They transmit a kind of joy into us that keeps us happy even in very sad situations.
The first of these rules I want to present to us this great day says,
“Mankind shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceed from the mouth of God” (Deuteronomy 8:3).
In my opinion, this is the first and most important of all of them. The reason is, it sets the ball rolling, and determines all things in the Kingdom of God.
If we do not feed on what comes out of the mouth of God, we will die spiritually. And when we die spiritually, it’s just a matter of time. We will also die in our marital life, economic life, physiologically life, psychological life, etc. I have taught this all my ministry days in East Africa.
Many are already dead in their marital lives. That is why they cannot get or stay married! Others are already dead in their economic life that is they are either poor or rich through corrupt means.
Many others are dead in their physiological life that is why they are sick.
It is not the will of God for our life that we die that is why He gave the rule. God never created man to die but to live forever. It was sin that brought death. That is why when we break this rule and suffer the consequence; there is nothing He can do about it other than to appeal to us to return to Him through repentance.
REPENTANCE IS THE ONLY WAY WE CAN COME OUT OF THE CONSEQUENCES OF BREAKING GOD’S LAWS, NOT
PRAYER, FASTING OR GIVING!
You see, most things people struggle with and go through in life are products of spiritual malnutrition. Mankind is programmed by human systems to feed on other things instead of feeding on what comes out of the mouth of God. We forget that what we eat will eventually eat us. If we eat what Comes out of the mouth of God, God will eat us up resulting in supernatural living and amazing blessings.
Let me reiterate again that we suffer what we suffer as men because we do not keep the first rule God made to govern our existence. We do not feed our spirits and live by what comes out of the mouth of God. We feed our spirits and live by what comes out of other sources.
For example, many feeds on the headline news, secular humanism, self-help knowledge, the social media, the words of the aggrieved and etc. Until we change our spiritual diet, we will not be able to stop what the enemy may be doing in our lives. The natural importance of good food is a revelation of the spiritual importance of feeding on what comes out of the mouth of God.
This is a new month! Make it a month of changing your spiritual diet. If you change what comes into your spirit, you will change what comes into your life. If you change what you feed your spirit with, you will change your life completely. That is one major secret from the LORD as we embrace this now month.
It will help us have a better month!
Let me state something to kingdom citizens at this point; sometimes when God want to change your life, He will give you a fresh preacher to feed you spiritually. He will give you a preacher after His heart for you to commit your time, treasures and talent to for your spiritual feeding.
Now, if that person shows up in your life and you do not commit, your life will keep going in a circle.
He said to us in His word (Jeremiah 3:15-16) I will give you pastors after my heart who will feed you with knowledge and understanding. He did not say He will give us prayer warriors, as important as they are. He said He will give us spiritual leaders who will feed us. That buttresses the truth that lack of proper spiritual food is the reason for the woes of mankind.
As you embrace this month, do not forget that a healthy and proper spiritual feeding is the seed for a healthy spiritual life. You will never be free from any crisis until you are feed with rich spiritual food. Feeding is the key to freedom. If you are truly fed in any Church you belong, you will be truly free.
MAKE THIS SCRIPTURE AN ADDITIONAL MEDITATION FOR THE DAY!
“But Jesus answered him, saying, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.'” Luke 4:4 NKJV