TODAY’S DEVOTION (Thursday 2ND December 2021)
“Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.”
“Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.” Isaiah 5:13-14 KJV
WELCOME TO THE 335TH DAY OF OUR YEAR OF HIGHER HEIGHTS.
The LORD have been mindful of us. We are still here because He has been mindful of us. His mercies have been our shelter and source of sustenance. We are not better than those who are no longer alive. That should humble us!
A lot is happening in our days, both in Heaven and hell. Both realms are aggressively marshaling their forces towards the souls of men.
Men and systems that are submissive to the devil are being used by the forces of hell to kill, to steal and to destroy. While men and systems that are submissive to the God of Heaven and Earth are dying the necessary deaths to seek and to save that which was lost. Theirs spirits are crying like Paul the apostle cried, saying;
“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.
We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed —
always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.
For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So then death is working in us, but life in you. 2 Corinthians 4:7-12 NKJV
This scripture contains the heart Cry of people God is using to seek and to save that which was lost.
ONE OF THE MAJOR DEATHS THAT THESE PRECIOUS SONS OF GOD ARE DYING IS IN THE AREA OF THEIR ECONOMY.
They are dying the death that is required to allow power break through them and plug them to God’s supply chain. The vision is to use the entire economic resources God place in their hands to snatch as many souls as possible from hell.
The devil is also fighting to make sure that his earthly troop has all the economic might they need to do his works also. There are even battles in the heavenlies that are preventing economic might from coming to those whose who are submissive to God. That is why I want to talk to those of us who have made up our minds to die every necessary economic death to finance God’s end time redemption plans for mankind!
Friend, we live in a season where money will never come to you in god’s way until heavenly portals are opened over your life. When portals open over our lives, God’s glory penetrates into our realm to supply our needs according to His riches in glory. It is therefore very important that we know how to position ourselves sunder God’s portals.
Now, how do we live under the portal of Heaven for us to gain economic fatness? It’s simple! Unplug from the spirit of hell and plug on to the glory of God then you will begin to live a life that opens Heavenly portals over earth.
There are two ways to do it. You begin by unplugging your soul from hell because a soul that is unplugged from hell the spirit will be plugged into God’s glory automatically because there is not vacuum in the spirit.
Why hell the spirit?
You see, because of the fall of man, everyone is born with a soul that is more receptive to the spirit of hell than Heaven. In other words, the fall of man plugged all into the spirit of hell when Adam sinned. You find this explained in the book of Romans 5 and 6. But you may say, “I am born again, my soul is not plugged to hell.” Well, that is true, but half-truth.
Our human spirits are unplugged from hell through genuine salvation experience but our souls are not immediately plugged, that is why we still fall into sin even after accepting Christ. It takes personal efforts empowered by the grace of God to unplug the soul from hell daily.
THAT IS WHY THE BIBLE ADMONISHED US TO WALK OUT OUR SALVATION WITH FEAR AND TREMBLING.
In other words, we are to extend what has taken place in the human spirit to our soul through grace. One of such grace is the grace of meditating in God’s word.
To meditate in God’s word is to mutter God’s word to yourself.
Prosperity is tied to meditation in God’s word. You find this in Joshua 1:8. People who unplug from the spirit of hell through meditation, especially on daily bases, will suddenly plug onto the glory of God where their prosperity lies and change their economic lives.
The psalmist explains it this way;
“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night.”
“He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.” Psalm 1:1-3 NKJV
The first way to unplug from the spirit of hell and plug into the glory is to personally walk out your salvation with fear and trembling on daily bases; that is in the light of this scripture. The second way lies in what Jesus said in Matthew 16:18.
“On this rock I will build my Church, the gates of hell will not prevail against it.”
If you read between the lines of this declaration you will understand that we are in a constant battle with the gates or spirit of hell.
Don’t forget the dichotomies of hell; first of all, hell is a place, hell is also a spirit. And hell can be a situation or a person. The Bible says the wicked will be turned into hell and all the nations that forget God.
SO HELL CAN EVEN BE A PEOPLE, A PERSON OR A NATION!
Our devotional text made it clear that lack of the experiential knowledge of God is the reason people are plugged unto the spirit of hell, which in turn take them to the place called hell. Experiential knowledge of God comes through personal time with God’s word and sitting under apostolic and prophetic ministries with the knowledge of God’s glory and the revelation of Jesus Christ on their lips.
Apostolic and prophetic ministries hold the rock of revelation for building the saints into temples for God in the Spirit. They are the building tools of Jesus Christ in the Church today. That is why you see the Evangelist giving way to Apostles in Acts 8 after getting the people saved!
But today we no longer do that because of greed for gain and lack of knowledge. Even people who cannot even build their own lives now have congregations under them, calling them pastors and taking on heavy titles to satisfy their egos.
These breed usually gets Heaven screaming,
“I have not sent these prophets yet they ran. I have not spoken to them yet they are prophesying” (Jeremiah 23:21).
They are the devil’s material for building the false Church.
Friend, exposing yourself to deep teachings that centers on the revelation of Jesus Christ and the knowledge of His glory, instead of motivational talk, what the apostle Paul called “old wife’s fables,” human philosophy, or secular humanism is the second way to unplug from hell and plug on to glory!
The church is facing an Ichabod situation today. The true word of the LORD has become very rare. People now eat dead spiritual things and stolen revelation calling them “powerful” because they do not even know what living truths sound like.
We are full of self-help gospels and inspirational preaching that is not helpful in the battle against hell. That is why you find people full of joy while in Church but full of disappointment when they get home to face reality.
Others have been promised liberty for ages yet they are still in captivity.
Being Jubilant in Church and sad at home is a sign of descending into hell according to our devotional text.
IT SAYS, “HE THAT REJOICETH, SHALL DESCEND INTO IT.”
No man-made gospel will unplug your soul from hell the spirit, because man-made gospel and the stealing of other people’s messages to preach, in other to look good or sound as if you are called of God, as practiced by majority of preachers today, is inspired by the spirit of hell.
In fact, hell is the power behind all half-truths being peddled in Church, and all inspirational preaching that make you happy in Church but cannot help you when you face reality! So there is no way you can be unplugged from hell listening to teachings and preaching inspired by hell.
As you pass through this day, make fresh plans for your spiritual diet for the rest of your life (if you have not).
I have said it repeatedly that what you eat will eventually eat you.
What your spirit is feeding on will eventually feed on you. If you feed your spirit with messages preached from stolen waters, you will never come into the prosperity of the righteous. The Bible says stolen waters are sweet but they will not produce a sweet life at the end.
Specifically, it says;
“Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant. But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.” Proverbs 9:17-18 KJV
Do you know how many souls are submitting to the spirit of hell under the influence of preachers who preach stolen waters (inspirational but not transformational messages)? You may need to change the Church you attend if you truly know.
You may need to cross check the preacher you feed from, and the books you read.
If you remain under the grip of hell the spirit, you will be living outside the glory environment where divine economic power is stored up for you by GOD, hence keeping you poor! You have to connect the glory of God to touch what is stored up there for you, before you will be able to unlock what is within you to solve problems and gather the money in the hands of those around you.
MAY THE LORD OPEN YOUR HEART TO THESE TRUTHS IN JESUS PRECIOUS NAME. AMEN!!!
“And I will give you shepherds according to My heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.”
“Then it shall come to pass, when you are multiplied and increased in the land in those days,” says the Lord, “that they will say no more, ‘The ark of the covenant of the Lord.’ It shall not come to mind, nor shall they remember it, nor shall they visit it, nor shall it be made anymore. Jeremiah 3:15-16 NKJV