TODAY’S DEVOTIONAL (Saturday 25th September 2021)
Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits:
Who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you with loving-kindness and tender mercies, who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Psalms 103:1-5 NKJV
WELCOME TO THE 268TH DAY OF OUR YEAR OF HIGHER HEIGHTS!
We give God the glory for another end of week. He has been faithful to us and has not ceased functioning as our refuge. His marvelous helps and glorious deeds have been the reason for our survival.
The year has indeed been our year of Higher Heights.
As a spiritual family, we have been carried by the arm of the LORD from Day to Day, hour to hour, minute to minute and second to second. That is how we went through the 267 days of this year, and that is how we will go through the remaining days.
Faithful is He who has called us, who also will do it! Amen.
Our devotional text today is one of my best scriptures in the Bible. It speaks of things that happen to people who feed from GOD’s mercies. People who have made God’s mercies their habitation, not by living a life of sin and claiming pardon without repentance, but by living a life that is pleasing to GOD.
They understand that the purpose of God’s mercies is not for men to be committing sin and pleading for forgiveness every now and then, but for men to be living a life of righteousness peace and joy in the Holy Ghost.
That is why God said He will have mercy on whom He will have mercy and He will have compassion on whom He will have compassion.
In another word, on those who will make use of His mercies and allow it to fulfill its purpose in their lives. That is why the righteous who strive to live a life that is pleasing before God enjoy more of God’s mercies than the wicked who use His mercies as a fertilizer for a life of sin.
The mercies of the LORD are the fountain of amazing benefits for serving the LORD. They are responsible for everything that happens in the life of those who fear the LORD. The mercies of the LORD are responsible for the forgiveness of our sins, and the ability to go and sin no more.
THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE HEALING OF OUR BODIES.
That is why it is stupid to give any preacher some money in form of seed to get healing from GOD. If the money you gave to a preacher is the reason you were healed, that healing came from the demon of deliverance. In God healing is based on God’s mercy and our faith in His power to heal us!
God’s mercies are not just responsible for the healing of our bodies but also for the redemption of our souls or and our lives from destruction. No matter the kind of threat that we may be facing, it will take the mercies of GOD not our financial sacrifices as peddled by money making preachers to be redeemed from it.
I have seen God’s mercies rescue me from so many things that words cannot express.
I have learned by experience that you enjoy more mercies from God if you are one of those who strive to live pure and holy in a perverse and crooked generation. While the sinners and compromisers in Church enjoy His mercies pending when they will repent, the uncompromising righteous enjoys His great mercies. The Bible says;
“The [uncompromisingly] righteous will flourish like the palm tree, [be long-lived, stately, upright, useful, and fruitful]; they shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon [majestic, stable, durable and incorruptible].
Planted in the house of the LORD, they shall flourish in the courts of our God. Growing in grace, they shall still bring forth fruit in old age: they shall be full of sap [of spiritual vitality] and [rich in the] verdure [of trust, love, and contentment].
[They are living memorials] to show that the Lord is upright and faithful to His promises; He is my Rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him. Psalms 92:12-15 Amplified Version
Make up your mind to be part of the uncompromising righteous, not the compromisers that sin has completely defeated and planted in the Broadway that leads to eternal death. You will enjoy the great mercies revealed in the scripture above.
THE BIBLE IS CLEAR THAT GOD DO NOT GIVE GREAT MERCIES TO PEOPLE LEADING WICKED LIVES.
He only gives them enough mercies to repent. That is why when they come under the gates of death, or diseases, spiritual attacks, financial problems and any that will require God’s great mercies to come out of, they do not find it despite prayers.
You find them dying like the mere men that they have become, and using statements like, “the LORD gives and the LORD takes, blessed be the name of the LORD. We prayed, we fasted. But God decided to take her (or him) home.” And the person they are taking about has not fulfilled his or her days.
Do you know that Covid-19 and many other horrors of the last days that are coming will require not juts God’s mercies to be preserved from them?
There is going to be so many evils that will be let loosed on earth as the years goes by. Gross darkness will not cease covering the earth, but only the uncompromising Righteous will survive because of the great mercies that will be upon them.
The LORD said in His word to them;
“Because you have kept the word of My endurance [My command to persevere], I will keep you [safe] from the hour of trial, that hour which is about to come on the whole [inhabited] world, to test those who live on the earth.” Revelation 3:10 Amplified
I admonish you this morning NOT to be part of the army of compromiser we have in Church today, who consider screaming against wickedness a taboo and a devising in the body of Christ.
A Bishop that preached in what the LORD said to me was “a spiritual funeral ceremony” of a Church that should have been passed through a season of purging, attacked me saying I am preaching what I am preaching because I want to pull down the Church of his friend to grow mine. The man even went as far as saying people paid the women the bishops sleep with to make them fall so that the church will go down.
HIS ALLEGATIONS ARE SO STUPID TO THE INFORMED, BUT VERY VALID TO THE DECEIVED.
I wondered, if Jeremiah prophesied against the perverted prophets of His day to grow His ministry. But the naïve and those under the spell of error will believe them, because they do not know that none can pull down another’s church if it is a church built buy the LORD. People tried it in 2019 at the Cry of the Spirit Ministries, but because we are blameless, the LORD rather increase us by over 800 members.
The Bible says God will show Himself blameless to those who are blameless. Today we are over 3000, just pleading with people to stay at home and follow on TV because of space and social distancing. This is aside the millions around the world who follow our services on satellite and other platforms.
Child of God, do not allow yourself to be deceived. People are escaping the Churches and ministries of perverted bishops, prophets, archbishops and etc. to find the LORD where He can be found. We are in the days where God is raising for Himself faithful priests and moving His sheep to greener pastures.
Actually, I began to feel more sorrowful for the sick Church globally while watching that man on video, I started asking the LORD to please help His people.
You may not like me this morning. I do not care. I do not preach to be liked but to deliver souls. I want to tell you that most of these so called leaders are not just spiritually sick, they are completely dead but their followers are not aware.
They have been blinded by ecclesiastical intimidation(s). I even watched this man intimidating those listening to him not to say anything about their bishop. If such warnings are still being issued, don’t you know that something is still wrong? That the Spirit of Christ has not returned there?
I heard others saying to the deceived sheep, “do not point a finger at the LORD’s anointed” but Samuel pointed a prophetic finger at Saul, the LORD’s anointed who became perverted.
GOD EXPECTS HIS ANOINTED TO BE PERFECTED NOT PERVERTED.
But since most anointed believes no one can be perfect, you find them becoming perverted. Do not be deceived, if an anointed of the LORD believe that none can be perfect, when the Bible says be perfect, he or she will become perverted.
Now, do you think if the he or becomes perverted, a Samuel generation will not be raised by the LORD to expose their unfruitful works of darkness and help those who are under their influence not to follow their destructive ways? If Christ will not do that, then there would have been no Jeremiah Chapter 23 or Ezekiel Chapter 13, 14, 34 and the rest in the Bible.
God is sending this message to us this morning to stir us to become part of His Uncompromising Righteous ones on the face of the earth, so that we begin to enjoy great mercies. Even if we are called modern day Pharisees by the perverted and derailed, it is better than being called adulterous bishops by the lost who will never listen to their gospel again. They will only be appealing to fellow adulterers and sexual immoralist.
God’s great mercies for the uncompromising righteous is available to all who will migrate from ungodliness to Godliness; from a breed compromising Christians to a breed of non-conformist to this world. The Bible says;
“And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be]transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you].” Romans 12:2 Amplified
The Bible did not say focus on adultery or sexual immorality but on godly values. That is why it stinks in God’s nostrils if we think we can still make Heaven living ungodly lives in secret and claiming we have repented when caught.
The Bible went on to say that God’s great mercies are the reason the uncompromising righteous are crowned with God’s loving-kindness. It is the reason their mouths are satisfied with good things, so that their youth or vigor is renewed like the eagle’s.
THAT TELLS US THAT GOD’S GREAT MERCIES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DIVINE PROVISIONS AND DIVINE VITALITY.
A lot of compromising believers are sick with what should not have touched the saints. Some a very young yet they are very sick. We must rise form the dust of compromise to a life of the uncompromising Righteous, who believe in being made perfect by the grace of God. If you do not believe that you can be made perfect by God’s true grace, the false grace teachings will make you perverted.
The Bible says;
“As a father pities his children, so the Lord pities those who fear Him. For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust. Psalms 103:13-14 NKJV
Those who fear the LORD will not be living a life of ungodliness and claiming pardon from sin. They will not be living a life of compromise when they are threatened, or when they come under the carnal desires of the flesh to satisfy it with sex with anyone.
If they fall into sin, they do not go on living in it because they fear God. They will rather expose it and not threaten people who know about it from talking about it. They will see anything they may be going through by the hand of those who may be talking about it as part of the chastisement of the LORD for their sins. They will not be striving to cover it, intimidating, threatening, or insulting any who talk about it.
This day is the day the LORD has made for us to come up into a Christian life that is alien to this generation; a life of the Uncompromising Righteous.
God stretched out His mercy to be from everlasting to everlasting so that people in time, who fear Him and those who are looking for His salvation, can find it, make use of it to keep living right or come out of a life of sin and compromise.
LET THIS SCRIPTURE BE AN ADDITIONAL MEDITATION FOR YOU TODAY!
“As for man, his days are like grass; as a flower of the field, so he flourishes. For the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more.
But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, and His righteousness to children’s children, to such as keep His covenant, and to those who remember His commandments to do them.
The Lord has established His throne in heaven, and His kingdom rules over all. Psalms 103:15-19 NKJV