TODAY’S DEVOTION (Friday 21st February 2020)
“The wicked have drawn the sword and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, to slay those who are of upright conduct.
“Their sword shall enter their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.” Psalm 37:14-15 NKJV
WELCOME TO THE 52nd DAY OF OUR YEAR OF REJOICING
To the glory of the LORD 2020 DIAS started on a Grace note yesterday. The Spirit of the living God was on hand to speak to us again on matters of our relationship with the LORD. Indeed, if we live an ordinary life in an extraordinary world, we will have ourselves to blame. Don’t forget to join us today at our apostolic enter 5pm.
Every day the LORD God wakes us up with a fresh word from His throne. This morning there is a word from Him on angelic assistance even against your enemies. Hallelujah!
Man was originally equipped by the divine to operate from two worlds – the world of the Spirit of God and the natural world. But the fall of man changed everything.
In the world of the Spirit of GOD there are angels available to man for supernatural assistance. These divine beings still minister to mankind today, bringing critical interventions to stop the activities of the prince of the power of the air. One major thing that the grace of our LORD and savior Jesus Christ does is to put these great ministering spirits to work on our behalf.
They have capacity to defend us against physical and spiritual harm. They can protect any child of God from the corona-virus that is ravaging the earth. I read a report recently that says if the virus hit Africa, millions will die for lack of facilities and I said no. We may not have facilities, but we have angels from Heaven that can protect us from the pestilence.
THE ETERNAL GOD IS OUR REFUGE
Africa is one of the few continents in the world that is full of millions of people who worship Jesus Christ as KING of kings and LORD of lords unconditional. We are surrounded by God’s angelic beings encamping around us to keep us saved even amid failed governments.
The Bible is full of real-life stories and experiences God’s people had with angels. The patriarchs and matriarchs, the prophets and the priests, the kings and the Judges, the people and nations of the Bible etc. could not unleash their destiny without angelic interventions.
As Children of GOD, we have a destiny to unleash in Christ Jesus. Yes, pre-planned programs of God for our lives. And the devil will not want us to unleash them. But with angelic interventions, we can unleash them. Friend, the Bible made it clear that angels do the word of the LORD. They are the executioners of God’s will on the face of the earth. So, our divine destiny can be executed by the enabling power of these beings from GOD!
For instance, Mary was destined to be the source of flesh for the messiah. An angel was sent to enable that program. He spoke the Word into her Womb then the messiah was conceived. The same angel was used by God to terminate the Childlessness in the marriage of Elizabeth and Zachariah the priest of God, because they were destined to bring forth the messiah’s forerunner, John the Baptist.
If you have a destiny to fulfill in Christ, there is an angel from the LORD to help you fulfill it. If there is an assignment from the LORD on your life, then there is an angle on assignment around your life. Sometimes, they manifest to save our lives form being terminated even when we do not know the LORD, to protect the assignment of the LORD on our lives.
God plant angles around destiny people to help them unleash their destinies and fulfilled their assignments. Don’t forget, the dragon always fights them, but these beings are always there to help them. So, if God gives you an assignment to fulfill, you are covered by the great wings of these ministering being. Just go ahead! Do not fear!
The story of Zechariah was one of the unique ones in scriptures. In tells us that angles can also terminate bareness.
YES, GOD CAN SEND THEM TO BRING THE CURSE TO AN END.
In those days when a woman marries and there is no Child, it is considered a sign that God did not approve the union. That was the understanding of the people. The man was free to do away with his wife and marry another. But this righteous priest refused to follow the tradition of the day or lean on that understanding.
The result was amazing! God honored His righteousness by giving Him a terrific prophet for a Child. He released His angel to execute the miraculous conception. You are the next on God’s list. If you are barren in any area of life, you can bow your knees in prayer to know your assignment on earth and keep pursuing it until you are visited. Don’t follow the traditions of men. Follow the paths of righteousness and all will be well.
God also use angles to execute Judgment and deliver souls from the grip of princes of darkness.
For instance, Angels were responsible for all the plagues that befell Egypt. They carried out every word of Judgment on the nation of Egypt until God’s people came out. The last plague was terrible. The Bible made it clear that a high-ranking angel, that sounded like that the personal assistant of the LORD Himself, smashed the gods of Egypt leading to the death of the first born.
That day the heir to the throne of Egypt died. Every successor died! Then God requested a sanctification of the first born in Israel which as later fulfilled in the coming of Christ.
Sadly, greedy and ignorant preachers today misunderstand that deliverance and use it to make money from the ignorant, asking them to give some special offerings to be redeemed as first born. But that was not the purpose of the LORD when He carried out that rescue mission. A lot is wrong in the Body of Christ and is my prayer that these preachers repent of their wickedness and avert the wrath of GOD!
THE FIRST BORN OF EGYPT DIED BECAUSE EVERYONE OF THEM WAS DEDICATED TO THE DEMONS OF THE LAND.
So, when God smashed the gods or demons, they and every other thing that was dedicated to those demons died. The message to glean from here is, “angels can smash the gods of your father’s house killing every one of their activities.” You do not need to take special prophets or intercessors there, just send angels there and it will be okay.
I have seen angels do wonders against ancestral forces, and prophets and intercessors taken to houses, do little. No house a prophet or intercessor has gone to uproot charm has been free indeed from demonic activities. But every home God has sent an angel to do a work has been free. When we take over the responsibility of angels in our quest for deliverance, we come out with no results.
Most times preachers present satanic activities and make them more real to us than divine activities. They do this because they do not spend time in the most holy place to know God but read books written by Nigerian Deliverance Ministers that lack apostolic content, hence coming out with all the nonsense. But the divine is much more present with us than the satanic among us.
Our devotional text this morning says “The wicked have drawn the sword and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, to slay those who are of upright conduct. Their sword shall enter their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.” What will God use to do this? His angels off course!
God will not allow the enemy to succeed over those who are of upright conduct in His sight. He will not allow the enemy to succeed over those who tremble at the word of the LORD, even the poor and needy. He will use His angels to intervene. If you fall into this category, get set for angelic intervention.
MAKE THIS SCRIPTURE AN ADDITIONAL MEDITATION FOR THE DAY!
“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” Psalm 91:1 NKJV
“Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, No evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.”
“In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone.” Psalm 91:9-12 NKJV