TODAY’S DEVOTIONAL (Wednesday 4TH August 2021)
“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 216th DAY OF OUR YEAR OF HIGHER HEIGHTS!
It is another glorious day in our month of new beginning mountain experience with the LORD and His word. God has been faithful in sending a fresh word from His throne room to our hearts every day!
It can only be from faith to faith, grace to grace, and glory to glory. The vision is to move us into that place where Christ is. He said “where I am there you will be also.”
And talking about divine places in God, I want to say that if there is a place in God that if I step in, all demonic activities in my life steps out, that is where I want to be. 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.
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. The good news is; such place exists in God. It’s just that very few Christians have found it.
It is the place of rest, a place of peace, a place of supernatural love, mercy, economic supplies and power. It’s a place full of grace and truth. You do not locate it by natural search. You locate it by “God’s Proceeding Word” which is also His Rhema Word.
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 all my life. If there is a meeting or a Television Word Outreach that can push me into a place in God where I need to step into for my enemies to become my foot stool, that is the meeting I will want to attend all my life or the Television Word Outreach I want to partake in.
Taking about our enemies becoming our foot stool, David eavesdropped into a 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 the human race and voiced it out. He said;
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.
THIS AND MANY OTHER SCRIPTURES SHOWS US WHO DAVID WAS IN HIS DAYS!
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. The activation of that generation is part of God’s way of helping us to manifest His likeness on the face of the earth. This one was not an exception.
David was activated to eavesdrop into this Heavenly conversation. What He heard that day was actually a messianic prophecy, but it reveals two basic prophetic truths to us.
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 that happens, He (God) will begin to make our enemies our 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” which means he will live a life of a Holiness that spring from a life of intimacy with God. 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.
HE WILL BE ABLE TO KEEP HIMSELF AND THE WICKED ONE WILL NOT TOUCH HIM.
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 born again, please go back to meet Christ and receive Him. The only way a Child of God can keep Himself is through genuine salvation and a life of total obedience to the will and ways of God.
The second utterance of the Spirit of truth in our devotional text today says
“We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.”
If you are born of God Satan can sway things or people against you. But the only way you can be saved from such attacks, is by locating that place in God where you need to sit to have Him (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 very 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 in the midst of 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 serves as a place for resting your feet. It could serve as a place for resting a foot to take a higher leap forward or climb higher in life. The role of a prophetic footstool is to do just that. That is why enemies are catalyst of progress in the lives of the save and sanctified.
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 us.
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! Join us today at 8 pm EAT on the MORNING CLOUD TELEVISION GLOBAL to be pushed into that realm in God where your enemies will become your foot stool, even as we continue the season three of our special school of the Spirit; 7 Days 7 Mountains!
It’s a new Day for you in Jesus precious name! AMEN!
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