THE CRY OF THE SPIRIT DEVOTIONALS – BY RICHARD E. S. TAKIM

TODAY’S DEVOTION (Wednesday 22ND July 2020)

“But to you who fear My name the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings; and you shall go out and grow fat like stall-fed calves.”

“You shall trample the wicked, for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day that I do this,” says the Lord of hosts.” Malachi 4:2-3 NKJV

WELCOME TO THE 202ND DAY OF OUR YEAR OF REJOICING

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge. This is the day the LORD has made. We shall rejoice and be glad in it.

The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. It has been our season of God’s Rhema Word and doubtlessly some of us have been made wise by the LORD.

Through our special TV ministry to households, “CHURCH IN THE HOUSE” and this platform, God’s proceeding word has been feeding our spirit man, and we are glad. Faithful is He who has called us who also will keep doing it!

Maybe you woke up this morning feeling extremely far away from God. In moments like that, you may think God has departed from you or has become far away. But scriptural truth tells us that when God seems far away, He has not really departed from us, rather we are the ones who have departed from Him – we have left the faith position we were when He was close.

Let me explain this in another way!

God can be likened to be the Sun and we His children the moon. In fact, Jesus is called the Sun of righteousness, positioned to give a constant energy to the Church. The Sun does not depart from the moon, the earth, or any other planet. It is fixedly positioned in one place to give light to all.

In the same way, Jesus will not depart from any one of us. Do not forget, when He was physically departing from the earth, He made this promise to us, “lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen (Matthew 28:20 NKJV). That tells us He is positioned in the Spirit realm to give His Supernatural SUN-POWER to all His Children on the face of the earth.

Now, if you study the solar system, you will realize that it is the position the moon, the earth, and other planets take that determines if they will get from the Sun what it was created and positioned to give to them.

For instance, the proper positioning of the planet earth to receive light and energy from the Sun is responsible for the growth of plants and animals on planet earth. The role of the Sun in making plants to grow is called “Photosynthesis.”

PHOTOSYNTHESIS IS ONLY POSSIBLE IF THE EARTH TAKES THE CREATOR’S POSITION IN ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH THE SUN.

There is no space to state in details how the proper positioning of the planet earth is helping it to be impacted with life or energy from the Sun. The Bible says it is this positioning that helps us on planet earth to mark our calendars; that is to mark seasons, years, and days. None of these will be possible if the earth decides to move away from the position God planted it to receive impact from the sun.

Now, if we bring all these to our relationship with Jesus Christ, we will be able to understand God’s Rhema Word to us this morning. Our devotional text says;

“But to you who fear My name the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings; and you shall go out and grow fat like stall-fed calves.”

“You shall trample the wicked, for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day that I do this,” says the Lord of hosts.”

The first thing you must understand in this text is the need for “proper faith position” in the Spirit.

Like we shared earlier, our savior Jesus Christ, is like the Sun. It is the position we take that determines if we will have His presence in our lives or not. If we are not properly positioned in our faith, we will not be able to receive anything from Him as the Sun of Righteousness.

For instance, our Holiness proceeds from Him. If we are not properly positioned in our faith, we will not be able to receive it and live a righteous life on the face of the earth. This will lead to a life of Sin, lawlessness, and iniquity.

If you are, therefore, struggling with sinful habits, you do not need to kill yourself with fasting and prayers. Except fasting and prayer becomes part of the faith position you need to take to receive from the SUN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS; all you need to do is to position properly.

IF YOU ARE PROPERLY POSITIONED PROPERLY, YOU WILL RECEIVE THE ENERGY FROM HIM TO BREAK FROM THE YOKE OF SINFUL HABITS.

Also, our revelatory power proceeds from Him. If we are properly positioned in faith, we can be receiving accurate visions, revelation, prophetic foresight and insight into people’s lives, the circumstances that surrounds us, and etc.

People like Moses, Samuel, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Elijah and Elisha, and the rest of the prophets who operated in divine accuracy, gained such prophetic powers through proper positioning in the spirit. If you want to operate accurately in the prophetic you must locate the faith position to take around the Sun of righteousness in the Spirit to do that. You must be positioned around Him so that He can be rising upon you from time to time to keep your prophetic hearing system active.

In the same way, our health, a permanent freedom from hell and satanic yokes, our economic prosperity, our marriages, and all the blessings, miracles and divine visitations we need from Him, as the Sun of Righteousness, will not come until we locate the faith position to take in the Spirit – a faith position that will enable us receive them.

The Bible says,

“Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”

“Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.” James 4:7-10 NKJV

Hidden in the scripture are the many faith positions to take to receive these things from God.

It presents submission to God (and all Spiritual and Godly authorities), resisting the devil (and works of the flesh), Drawing Near to God through deep intimacy sessions, cleansing our hands and purifying our hearts (by spending time with sanctifying truths), and humility. In fact, our devotional text mentioned “the fear of the LORD” as the first faith position to take in receiving impact from the Sun of Righteousness.

IT SAYS; “BUT TO YOU WHO FEAR MY NAME THE SUN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS SHALL ARISE WITH HEALING IN HIS WINGS…”

It presents Healing, spiritual growth and operating in supernatural power as the things that will happen in our lives when He rises.

I do not know what you are looking for or want from God. The truth is “it is not lost.” You are the one who have lost the position you need to have it in your life.

Part of our assignment at the Cry of the Spirit ministries is to teach the elects to return to proper faith positions in the Spirit and stop making the devil look too tough to handle.

We have a mandate to uncover forgotten truths and bring our generation back to the faith that was once delivered to the saints; the very faith that holds the spiritual positions we call “proper faith positions” to take in other to receive from the Sun of Righteousness.

Those were the positions that our Apostolic Fathers took in the early Church to unleash the kingdom, power, and glory of God in their days. They are the very positions, Jude, one of our apostolic fathers admonished us to take.

If you want to receive anything from GOD, you can have it. You only need to locate ministries like ours around you and plant yourself there to receive it. You must cease from running from church to church or from preacher to preacher else you will lose your mind. Yes, these are End times, it is therefore no longer safe to be running after prophets and seers for a word from the LORD.

I admonish you to make this devotional your meditation for today and other days to come, and your life will never remain the same.

MAKE THIS SCRIPTURE AN ADDITIONAL RESOURCE FOR THE DAY

Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called: Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.

Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. Jude 1-4 KJV