TODAY’S DEVOTION (SATURDAY 23RD DECEMBER 2023)
“So you shall serve the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you.” Exodus 23:25 NKJV
WELCOME TO THE 357TH DAY OF OUR YEAR OF SIGNS AND WONDERS.
God has been gracious to us. He has given us another day to be alive and well.
Glory to His glorious name for keeping us for 357 days of this year alone, without collecting “keeping you alive” fees or seeds from us. If it was a present-day dark prophet, apostle, or any other set of dark preachers, we would have sowed all kinds of seeds until we have nothing else to sow.
Come to think of it, preachers still collect money to keep people alive while God is already keeping them alive freely. But the preachers are not really keeping the people alive, they are using those monies to keep themselves and families alive financially.
The Almighty God is not like what the preachers present Him to be, a mean, money taking, and seed demanding God, who will not do anything for you until something comes from you.
He is rather gracious, compassionate, and eternal in His show of mercy. Even when we do not deserve it, He still makes sure His breath gives us life. To Him belong all the glory.
2024 is already here, and many of us are trusting Him for all the good things of life we need. But I have come to discover that if you do not know God’s plan for any aspect of your life, and align with it, the good things you expect from Him will never come.
Of late He has been showing us His plan for our health. It is important that we understand and follow it so that we can live healthy lives in 2024.
The central theme of our devotional yesterday, was a revelation of the stone to roll away for our health to come out of any grave of sicknesses and diseases. In other words, something to do to be saved from health problems.
The other aspect of what we saw yesterday is the revelation of the stone to us; we said it is something to be revealed to you personally by the Holy Spirit. However, in today’s devotional we will be looking at certain things that can be done for us to be saved from sickness and diseases; things that are already stated in scriptures.
I HOPE WE ARE READY!
Over 2000 years ago, a prison officer asked the apostles who were imprisoned for preaching the gospel, “What must I do to be saved.” The apostles responded, “Believe in the LORD Jesus, you shall be saved you and your house.”
When it comes to deliverance or salvation from something that may be troubling you, there are Bible things to do to be delivered or saved. If the prophetic goes active, it will tell you which of those Bible things is applicable to your situation.
As you go through them, my prayer is that you listen to the Holy Spirit and let Him whisper to you which of them can be applied on your situation, especially if you are sick.
The first Bible thing that brings divine health is serving the LORD unconditionally.
Our devotional text today says,
“..You shall serve the LORD your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you.”
Meaning, serving Jesus in spirit and in truth, brings healing to any sick or diseased body. God said He will take it away from you.
I have enjoyed the blessing of divine healing and health for over 28 years because of God’s faithfulness to this scripture. I see the blessing of divine healing when I am sick, and divine health when I am not sick.
Kingdom service is one thing you must do to be saved from sickness and diseases. Kingdom service is you and I serving God unconditionally, with our talent, our treasures, and our time. He has a way of making sure we are healthy when we do that. He has a way of saving us from sicknesses and diseases.
PERSONALLY, I WAS SAVED FROM COVID-19 DURING THE LOCK DOWN BY THAT.
When the Church was on lock down, I was not on lock down. I served the LORD by serving the saints all through that period with the word, through Television and social media.
The saints needed their faith up that period, and I stood with the LORD to serve them with what they needed to keep their faith up. In return, the LORD placed His mercy upon me, and kept me healthy all through the period.
BUT NOT EVERYONE OF US WHO IS SERVING THE LORD IS HEALTHY.
Some of us in Church serve Him with sicknesses and diseases in our bodies. This is not the will of God for anyone. That is why I defined the kind of service to God that brings healing and divine health. It is called “Kingdom Service.”
Kingdom service is different from Church or religious service.
While Church and religious services, are simply good ideas people conceived to move the work of God forward, Kingdom service is purely God’s idea. It has no religious or human stain.
Sadly, many are involved in what they think is God’s work, that is why they are not seeing the blessing of divine health or healing. No one can be involved in Kingdom service without being kept healthy by the KING of kings and LORD of lords Himself. That is His own way of making sure our services to Him continues.
Kingdom service is serving God according to His perfect will for your life.
It is not being involved in Church work just because you are a Christian. If we do not come to terms with that truth, we will keep denying ourselves the blessing.
By God’s grace, I have never been involved in religious or Church services. They are the foolish way to serve God.
I have always been involved in Kingdom services both in Church and outside the Church. The two are not the same. One is serving the LORD according to His perfect will, the other is not. It is just being good and religious.
I have heard of Christians who served and served and served, until they became sick and died at even very early ages. Making things appear as if God is not faithful to His promises.
If you ask many of us in Church today, we will tell you how we just came back from this crusade to preach to the lost, that hospital to pray for the sick, this camp meeting, how we clean up the Church every day, sing in the Choir, do not miss a weekly meeting, serve the pastor, visit the poor and give them support, and etc.
YET WE ARE NOT BLESSED WITH EITHER DIVINE HEALTH OR HEALING.
Many people in church today, work for God and not from God, that is why they are sick or not blessed. You find them always sickly, and suffering in spite of the services they render to God, because they are working for God and not from God.
To work from God, is to offer services He reveals to you to offer in His kingdom; especially at an immediate present. But to work for God is to just get yourself involved with Church work because it’s a good thing or because the pastor said so.
In most cases, people serve a non-existent will of God, and others, a dead will of God. That is why they do not see His word manifest in their lives.
You will never see the power of God in your health if you are doing what He has not assigned you to do. It’s His own way of telling you to walk out of it else you will have no reward for it in Heaven when you die.
Other times also people do what is clearly divine will but without a pure heart.
They do it to please men and have stories to tell. They do not serve faithfully, hence not abounding with the blessing. The Bible says a faithful man will abound with blessings.
The manifestation of a blessing from God, over one who is serving Him, is a sign that the person is faithfully serving God. And that the person is in Heaven’s assigned plan and purpose for his or her life.
As we bring this devotional to a close, I want you to understand that Kingdom service is a thing you must do to be saved.
If you are involved in Kingdom service, God will take away sickness from your life and keep you healthy. But if you are involved in what look like it but is not, you will never see this blessing.
I am a living testimony!
LET THIS SCRIPTURE BE AN ADDITIONAL MEDITATION FOR YOU TODAY
“So you shall serve the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you. No one shall suffer miscarriage or be barren in your land; I will fulfill the number of your days.” Exodus 23:25-26 NKJV