TODAY’S DEVOTIONAL (Monday 30th November 2020)
“To know wisdom and instruction, to perceive the words of understanding, to receive the instruction of wisdom, Justice, judgment, and equity;
To give prudence to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion — a wise man will hear and increase learning, and a man of understanding will attain wise counsel,” Proverbs 1:2-5 NKJV
WELCOME TO THE 333RD DAY OF OUR YEAR OF REJOICING
May the triple blessings in the number 3 speak in your life this day, in Jesus precious name.
God speaks, moves and does most redemptive things in numbers. He conceals revelation knowledge in numbers. 333 has a revelation knowledge concealed in it, but I will not be going into that today!
We are in year-end days. Year-end days are the last days of an outgoing year. Indeed, the LORD has made the year-end days of 2020 days of crowing what we have been learning throughout this lockdown season with more living truths. We have been getting remarks and hearing testimonies of God’s goodness after each season of word feast.
At this point, let me appreciate all the kind comments and remarks made concerning the just concluded school of spiritual warfare. Personally, I encountered the LORD during my preparation for today’s teachings. It was so enlightening. That was when I knew the school will cause a shift in someone’s life.
God like schooled me first before releasing me to school others. It is good to pursue the knowledge of God. It is good to hear and increase knowledge. Indeed, a wise man will hear and Increase knowledge. When wise people hear heavenly things, they increase in Heavenly knowledge. But when unwise people hear Heavenly knowledge, they diminish because of not having a heart for it.
The purpose of hearing is to increase in stature. Any hearing that is not increasing your spiritual stature is not good for you. That is why this season is critical!
Every serious minded seeker of God will tell you He has set aside these end times to wash the elect with the water of the word.
Yes, He has chosen this season to help us “…know wisdom and instruction,” To bring us to the place of “…. perceiving the words of understanding,” and receiving “the instruction of wisdom, Justice, judgment, and equity; in His kingdom.
MAY THE LORD OPEN MORE CHAMBERS OF HIS WISDOM UNTO US IN JESUS PRECIOUS NAME!
In the secular world, Education has a way of giving one an advantage over others in life. The same is applicable in the kingdom. Schooling in the things of God will give you an advantage over those who may not have been schooled in the things of GOD.
One may wonder if humans school themselves in the things of devils. Off course we do! Like we analyzed yesterday, most of us in Church know more about the names of evil spirits than the names of our GOD. We know more of the depths of Satan that the depths of our God.
Jesus said in the book of Revelation that He will remove burdens from those who do not have the depths of Satan. Meaning those who do will never be free from burdens. God is a jealous God. We do not know that we stir up His jealousy to consume each time we get ourselves schooling in the things of devils instead of the things of GOD. He wants Himself alone to be known not any other being.
He said in His word;
“I am the Lord, that is My name; and My glory I will not give to another, Nor My praise to carved images.” Isaiah 42:8 NKJV
God will not share the glory of being known with any other being. That is why Jesus does not take away the burdens of those who are being schooled in the things of Satan and all his evil workers. The Bible says we should not be ignorant of the devices of the enemy. It did not say we should not be ignorant of the enemy himself.
I am yet to see a man or woman schooled in the things of Satan having rest because of what they know. But I have always seen people who sat down to be taught the things of GOD standing in great glory because of what they know.
In the spirit realm, the presence of the being whose revelation knowledge you have will cover your life. If you have that of Satan, his presence will cover your life. And don’t forget the presence of Satan does three basic things; it kills, steals, and destroys, even when it appears to be helping. That is why those who learn about him do not have rest!
Every deliverance minister I have seen who teaches about Satan and his works is always in warfare prayers. They do not know how to pray any other prayers apart from what they call warfare prayers.
THEY ARE ALWAYS FIGHTING, WITH NO LIVING RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LORD.
God will allow you to be fighting while He is watching. In fact, as an act of correctional judgment, He will even send strong delusions to you by even directing your so called warfare prayers so that you will keep believing the lie and be destroyed!
You may never understand this dimension of God until you read 2 Thessalonians 2:7-11. The Bible says God gives over people who do not have love for truth to themselves to believe the lie. In other words, He sends strong delusions to them to believe the lie (the devil) and keep exercising themselves in it.
God promised us that we shall trade upon serpents and scorpions and nothing shall be any means harm us. But this promise is not even believed by them or its manifestation seen in their lives. They consider it okay to suffer counter attacks for praying against evil works. Not knowing that it’s not really counter attacks but a sign that God is not being pleased with their kind of spirituality.
When God is not pleased with a man He will give him over to his enemies. Yes, your enemies will no longer fall helplessly before you. You just have to stop the things you are doing and seek Him in repentance. God is only pleased with those who walk in His ways, follow His paths, and do His blessed will. He is not pleased with religious men with no true relationship with Him.
I read the story of a deliverance pastor in Nigeria who was good at going to people’s villages to uproot charms and what they call evil altars. He was an instructor in the things of Satan. He knew the names of all kinds of devils and what they do. So this day He was returning from what they call a deliverance ministration. He followed a particular family home to uproot a shrine. On his way back he had a terrible accident and lost his leg.
When the family heard what happened, they said it was a sign that they were really delivered.
In erroneous deliverance circles like theirs, Christians believe that when you have a terrible attack after what they call warfare sessions, it’s a sign that you really touched the enemy. But like we shared earlier, Jesus says we shall tread upon serpents and scorpions and ALL THE POWERS OF THE ENEMY, and nothing shall be any means hurt us! If something is touching or hurting us, it’s a sign that we are not in His will or ways!
Knowing about the devil, basically to cast him out of people and places, is very destructive. I have come to discover that it is not what you know about the devil that will cast him out from people and places. It is the Glory of God in your life that cast him and all his evil works and workers out of people and places.
ALSO TO OBTAIN PERSONAL DELIVERANCE, YOU DO NOT NEED TO KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE DEVIL OR THE EVIL SPIRITS UNDER HIS COMMAND.
You only need the knowledge of the glory of the LORD in your life as the waters cover the sea. Because it is not what you know about the devil that will cast him out of your life or stop him from harassing you. It is the knowledge of the glory of the LORD in your life that will cast him out, because he and all his evil workers cannot stand the glory. The Bible says,
“For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.” Habakkuk 2:14 NKJV
In the Spirit realm, it is the knowledge of the Glory of the LORD that unleashes the moves of God in a man’s life not the knowledge of His problems or enemies!
The Bible made it clear that they that know their God shall be strong and carry out great exploits. The exploits are usually sourced or activated by the revelation of the glory of God within their spirits. And talking about having rest from our enemies, David said,
“Blessed is the man whom you instruct, O Lord, and teach out of Your law, that You may give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit is dug for the wicked” Psalms 94:12-13 NKJV.
This scripture contains a secret that many in the Church do not see. If we can embrace the wisdom of God in it, the enemy will no longer be a thing of concern in our lives. God will be given all the attention He deserves in our lives, and the devil will be so ignored that he will pack himself and all his devils out of our lives.
From what David said, it’s clear that the easiest way to dig pits for our enemies is not always to pray against them but to sit down and be instructed or schooled by the LORD!
THOSE WHO ARE SCHOOLED BY THE LORD WILL NEVER BE DEFEATED BY THEIR ENEMIES.
While they sit down to be taught, portals of Heaven will be opening over them, angels will be ascending and descending to dig pits against their enemies. The power of God will be present to heal. Hallelujah!
There are no words to describe what your life will become when you make the feet of Jesus your dwelling place. That was what Mary chose to do when Jesus visited their home; a mystery Martha never understood. The Bible says Martha was more concerned with getting food ready for Jesus, like many of us are today; trying to be involve in one Church thing or the other.
We will join a church and start seeking for a position to occupy instead of the feet of Christ to sit under. Hence, becoming victims of the religious spirit. May do not know that false, misled or premature preachers rushes Church positions to people as soon as they join their churches for many carnal reasons.
I have seen false churches blindfolding and keeping innocent souls in their gates of hell by giving them lofty positions and titles. Then, they use it to manipulate them to remain their until they are tortured and finally executed by the anti-Christ spirit they represent. Church positions and ordinations have become tools of spiritual execution in so many Churches, but our attention and fame seeking generation do not know this.
When you join a Church and start seeking for the wrong thing, you will never be able to detect if that Church is of God or not. But when you join a church seeking for the feet of Jesus in that place to sit under, you will quickly know if it is of God or not, because the feet of Christ cannot be found in false churches. It is the feet of the anti-christ that is found there.
There is a call of God upon your life, to first locate the feet of Christ and sit there to be taught and groomed for your prophetic and eternal destiny. Then as you do, He will give you places in the Spirit to occupy and separate you for the work He has called you into.
The presence of His feet manifest as the place of being schooled in the things of God. Begin to do what Mary did not Martha. You will be choosing that which cannot be taken away from you if you do.
I believe the message of today’s devotional has been passed. I pray that you pick every word shared and improve your walk and talk with God in Jesus precious name. AMEN!
LET THIS SCRIPTURE BE AN ADDITIONAL MEDITATION FOR YOU TODAY!
Now while they were on their way, it occurred that Jesus entered a certain village, and a woman named Martha received and welcomed Him into her house.
And she had a sister named Mary, who seated herself at the Lord’s feet and was listening to His teaching.
But Martha [overly occupied and too busy] was distracted with much serving; and she came up to Him and said, Lord, is it nothing to You that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me [to lend a hand and do her part along with me]!
But the Lord replied to her by saying, Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things; there is need of only one or but a few things. Mary has chosen the good portion [that which is to her advantage], which shall not be taken away from her. Luke 10:38-42 AMP