TODAY’S DEVOTION (Friday 24TH July 2020)
“The Lord is my Strength and my Song, and He has become my Salvation; this is my God, and I will praise Him, my father’s God, and I will exalt Him.”
“The Lord is a Man of War; the Lord is His name.” Exodus 15:2-3 AMP
WELCOME TO THE 204TH DAY OF OUR YEAR OF REJOICING
Divine proclamations are hallmarks of divine visitations. God speaks before He moves. For instance, when He want to move against our enemies, He may say to us “I will not give you over to the will of your enemies.” I do not know what you may be going through, but I want to encourage you to stretch your faith and receive that as a Rhema Word for your life.
Mary had the same encounter and she said to God, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word. ” Friend, there will be a move of God in your life that will surprise all who have joined themselves with the Devil to harm or hurt you.
God hate seeing us in the hands of our enemies. He hates seeing predators attacking us and devils dealing with us helplessly. What I just stated is written all over the scriptures.
When Israel were reduced to slaves in Egypt; when His chosen generation, royal priesthood, and holy nation became the economic tools of Egypt, He roared from the throne room and Moses picked it in the burning bush. Few weeks later the gods of Egypt were smashed, the first born killed and the people of God liberated!
You are the next on God’s list!
Whatever and whoever represent Egyptian bondage in your life, will begin to go down from this moment! God said I should tell that no matter what you may be going through, He will not leave or forsake you.
HE WILL MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE NOT GIVEN OVER TO THE WILL OF YOUR ENEMIES.
You may be in the mouth of an aggrieved prophets or prophetesses who have reduced themselves into wolves in the body of Christ, slaughtering the sheep of the master or a victim of ministers of the gospel who curses people for not giving them tithes, or those who mis-interpret the scriptures to suit their greed for gain; here is the word of the LORD, “I will not leave you in the hands of your enemies, neither will I hand you over to their will.”
God hates it when we are given over to the will of wicked pastors and church leaders who have become the gates of hell, resisting His ways and word to harm His plans for His people. Yes, God hates it when those we called born-again Christians become time bombs in the hands of the devil to destroy us. He hates it when terrible church members are planted around us to do the bidding of the enemy.
That is why He cried through Ezekiel saying,
“Behold, I am against the shepherds, and I will require My flock at their hand; I will cause them to cease feeding the sheep, and the shepherds shall feed themselves no more; for I will deliver My flock from their mouths, that they may no longer be food for them.”
“Behold, I Myself will judge between the fat and the lean sheep.”
“Because you have pushed with side and shoulder, butted all the weak ones with your horns, and scattered them abroad,
Therefore I will save My flock, and they shall no longer be a prey; and I will judge between sheep and sheep.” Ezekiel 34:10, 20-22 NKJV
So, He will never allow you or anyone out there to be given over to the will of the enemies of the CROSS. He will not allow us to be given over to the will of these enemies of enemies and the terrible church members that work for them.
When He saw David being given over to the will of Saul, He swiftly intervened, handing over even the life of Saul to David. Because it was a test of submission to divine will, David did not kill him but rather handed him over to God. You do not kill who God has decided to kill, neither do you attack who God has placed on His attack list.
THAT WAS THE PRINCIPLE DAVID KNEW!
But what amazed me most was that God handed over the life of the man who was looking for David to kill into David’s hands. Saul wanted David dead and God gave Saul to David to kill, but the young man of GOD was wiser than the Old king. He knew the wickedness of the wicked will slay them hence not staining his hands with blood.
There is a blessing for the tribe of Judah. It is the blessing of having our hands on the neck of our enemies. That was what manifested in the life of David. The heritage is still available to us today by the blood of Jesus. By this heritage He will begin to hand over the lives of those who want to dead into your hands, in Jesus precious name!
Why are we sounding like that, you may wonder?
You see, God manifest Himself sometimes according to His prophetic agenda in a man’s life. He reveals Himself according to the times and seasons a prophetic people find themselves.
Whenever we are facing life threatening situations, Heaven shifts gear in the Spirit on our behalf. God moves warfare angels to fight the battle. He changes the tune of His voice for our sake. You will begin to see Him roaring like a lion against our enemies.
The Bible says,
“If a trumpet is blown in a city, will not the people be afraid? If there is calamity in a city, will not the Lord have done it?
“Surely the Lord God does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets. A lion has roared! Who will not fear? The Lord God has spoken! Who can but prophesy?” Amos 3:6-8 NKJV
WE ARE PROPHESYING BECAUSE THE LORD GOD HAS SPOKEN!
Our devotional text this morning says, “The Lord is a Man of War; the Lord is His name.”
Who will have this kind of God by his side and fear what men may be planning to do or may have already done against him? Who will have this Kind of God by his side and not speak whatever Heaven says He should speak?
Here is a secret, there is no god, devil, politician, king, prince, or fierce messenger of death with the title of MAN OF WAR in the spirit realm. Only our Almighty God has that title. That is why every other god become like wax in His hands whenever He moves to save us. It was the revelation and manifestation of God as MAN OF WAR that stirred Paul to scream in one of his letters saying,
“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”
“He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.”
“Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.” Romans 8:31-35 NKJV
Paul saw How God helped him against the beats of Ephesus and the political force of his days before sending that letter. He saw how God fought for Him when he landed in the shadows of death. He considered all he went through; remember he suffered more than every other apostle of his day. He saw God as MAN OF WAR through all He went through.
If you have the MAN OF WAR by your side, it does not matter who is against you, they will all fall like dead trees and be carried away by the storms of His furry. You will end up looking for them and not see them.
WHAT IS THE MESSAGE OF OUR DEVOTIONAL THIS MORNING?
The message is a simple prophetic word for someone in need of divine rescue. It says, “God will not hand you over to the will of your enemies.” Cheer Up!
But allow me to quickly point out that this word is not for everybody. It is for those whose prophetic and eternal destinies are under threat, and all who are ready to fight, or are already fighting the battles of the LORD this end time.
God will not reveal Himself as a man of War in the lives of those who are doing nothing with Him in the frontiers of war.
The word is for those who are contending for the faith that was one delivered to us. People who need to be rescued and activated to stand and do God’s will in this generation.
In simple terms the word is for warriors of righteousness – both active and potential. They are the ones God asked me to speak to today.
If you are one of them, you will not fail in Jesus precious name! AMEN!
MAKE THIS SCRIPTURE AN ADDITIONAL MEDITATION FOR YOU THIS WEEKEND!
“Don’t be afraid. I am with you. Don’t tremble with fear. I am your God. I will make you strong, as I protect you with my arm and give you victories.”
“Everyone who hates you will be terribly disgraced; those who attack will vanish into thin air. You will look around for those brutal enemies, but you won’t find them because they will be gone.”
“I am the Lord your God. I am holding your hand, so don’t be afraid. I am here to help you.” Isaiah 41:10-13 CEV