TODAY’S DEVOTION (Thursday 23RD July 2020)
“We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him. We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.” 1 John 5:18-19 NKJV
WELCOME TO THE 203RD DAY OF OUR YEAR OF REJOICING
Many years ago, the LORD made me to understand certain things in His word about satanic attacks, and I said “if there is a place in God that if I step in, all demonic activities in my life will step out, that is where I want to be.”
Later when He made me to understand certain things about the prophetic anointing, I said, “if there is a place in God that if I step in, I will begin to see ahead of my generation, that is where I will like to spend the rest of my days from.”
The He showed me some other things, but this time it was about the prosperity of the Righteous, and I said, “if there is a place in God that if I step in, poverty, lack, all forms of slavery to sin, Satan and the systems of this world will come to an end in my life, that is where I will like to be.”
Then as I began to grow up in grace and truth, I came to realize that the place exists in God. It is just that you will never get there listening to the average preaching sand teachings of this age. You must touch the powers of the age to come by feeding consistently in the good word of GOD, to get there.
That is the place that when you get to, you will no longer by going from place to place looking for deliverance. Yes, it is the place of rest, peace, supernatural love, mercy, economic supplies, and power.
IT IS A PLACE THAT IS FULL OF GOD’S REVOLUTIONARY GRACE AND TRANSFORMATION GLORY.
I believe that is the place GOD is bringing the end time church to, that is why He have been faithful in sending a fresh word from His throne room to our hearts even in this lock-down season.
Yes, if there is a place where I can move from faith to faith, grace to grace, and glory to glory, friend that is where I will want to be in my Christian life. If there is a meeting that can push me into these mentioned places, where even angels fear to dread, I want to be part of it all my life. The Bible called that place “a place where sons sit down with their LORD, until their enemies becomes their footstool”
Taking about our enemies becoming our foot stool, David eavesdropped into that divine conversation between God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost, in one of his deep intimacy sessions. He heard the Father say something to the Son that he thought will be helpful to humanity and voiced it out.
The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, till I make your enemies your footstool.” The Lord shall send the rod of your strength out of Zion. Rule in the midst of your enemies! Psalms 110:1-2 NKJV
There is a generation that can eavesdrop into divine conversations of the God head and bring timely revelations and eternal strategies for vanquishing the enemy of our souls to man. God wants you to be part of it.
The activation of that generation is part of God’s way of helping us to manifest His likeness on the face of the earth. Do not forget, we have been looking at OPERATING IN THE LIKENESS OF GOD in our special ministry to families called CHURCH IN THE HOUSE.
David was activated that day to eavesdrop into this Heavenly conversation that contain a messianic prophecy.
HOWEVER, IT REVEALS TWO BASIC PROPHETIC TRUTHS FOR OUR DAY.
The first is hidden in the words “Sit down at my right Hand till I make your enemies your footstool.” That makes it clear to us that there is a place in God where one can step into and sit down (or settle there), and when he or she sits, God will begin to make his or her enemies his or her footstool.
Our devotional text this morning states two important utterances of the Spirit of truth. The first says,
“We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him.”
If you look at this scripture carefully, you will see two major fruits of authentic salvation experience – two important fruits that springs out of the life of a born-again Christian. The first is “he does not sin” meaning he does not live in sin. Meaning, he may fall into sin due to the pressures of the flesh but will never live in it. He will get up, confess, and then forsake.
The second is “he keeps himself and the wicked one does not touch him.” Meaning, you will not see him going for deliverance because there will be nothing to be delivered from. The prince of this world may come but will have nothing in him. He will be able to keep himself in the grace of GOD be living a pure life, and the wicked one will not touch him.
If you look at these two outer sings of salvation, you will not find it in the lives of so many. That is why Satan is on rampage in people’s lives.
I think the major problem we have in Church today is the pseudo salvation experiences we call born again. Many who claim born again lives perpetually in sin, and they do not know how to keep themselves hence becoming cheap preys of the wicked one. If you are living in sin claiming born again, you are not, please go back to meet Christ and receive Him.
The only way a Child of God can keep Himself from the evil one is through genuine salvation experience and a life of total obedience to the will and ways of God.
NOW LET’S UNLOCK THE SECOND PROPHETIC TRUTH IN OUR DEVOTIONAL TEXT
The second utterance of the Spirit of truth there says, “We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.” That tells us that if you are born of God, Satan may sway things or people against you, but they will not destroy your faith. More so, you if you locate that place in God where you need to sit, you will have GOD making everyone and everything the devil sways against you, your footstool.
That is why that conversation that David eavesdropped into in Psalm 110 is especially important. Again, it says, ‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, till I make your enemies your footstool.” The Lord shall send the rod of your strength out of Zion. Rule during your enemies!’
The right hand of God is that place in God that when we step in and sit (or dwell), our enemies will become our footstool. In other words, it is a place that makes whatever the enemy throws at us or sways people to do to us our footstool.
When something is your footstool it does not hurt.
It could serve as a place for resting a foot to take a higher leap forward or climb higher in life. In God’s design, He wants everyone who bears His name to be living his earthly life from that realm or place in Him where enemies will no longer be a thing of concern to us. The Bible says,
“As He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets, who have been since the world began, that we should be saved from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us,” Luke 1:70-71. NKJV
Locating that place known as GOD’S RIGHT HAND and sitting there’ is the key to seeing the LORD moving fiercely against all who hate YOU. But to make that happened David said God will have to send the rod of our strength out of Zion. It is that rod that will push us into that place resulting in us ruling the midst of our enemies. Meaning, until we are pushed into that place (a seat at God’s right hand) in the Spirit, we will not be able to rule in the midst of our enemies.
If someone reading this is surrounded by enemies, God has sent this word to show you His will concerning the situation. He wants you to rule in their midst!
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MAKE THIS SCRIPTURE AN ADDITIONAL MEDITATION FOR THE DAY!
“You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!’ Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you.”
“And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem bowed before the Lord, worshiping the Lord.”
“Then the Levites of the children of the Kohathites and of the children of the Korahites stood up to praise the Lord God of Israel with voices loud and high.”
“So they rose early in the morning and went out into the Wilderness of Tekoa; and as they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Hear me, O Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem: Believe in the Lord your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.” 2 Chronicles 20:17-22 NKJV