Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
MEMORIZE: “But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink Of that cup.” (1 Cor. 11:28).
READ: Exodus 12:21-23
The Holy Communion is an uncommon meal that every believer in Christ should take periodically. The inherent blessings channeled to communicants are immense, and the effects can last a lifetime. When God was instructing the Israelites concerning the Passover, He asked them to apply the blood of the Lamb on the lintel and the two side posts of their front doors. Whenever God sees the blood of His Son Jesus Christ on the door post of your heart, He will instruct the destroyer to pass over you. This means that the blood of Jesus keeps the destroyer at bay. It also keeps destruction away. It brings about a separation. As you partake of the Holy Communion, apply the blood on your door, yourself, your family, and everything you have. The destroyer and destruction will stay far away from you.
“And Joseph placed his father and his brethren, and gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded” (Gen 47:11). When Joseph’s family arrived in Egypt, Joseph, with the permission of Pharaoh, gave them the best of the land of Egypt—Goshen. They had a good time until his death. In that land, their increase moved from the level of addition to that of multiplication. Exodus 1:9 says that many years later, because they were fast evolving as a nation of a strong and mighty men, a new Pharaoh who was not acquainted with the history of Joseph in Egypt declare war on the Israelites. Suddenly, the Pharaoh enacted decree to kill their baby boys at birth and to turn them into slaves. Their prosperity and rapid growth got them into trouble. Has God’s blessing on your life made you a target of enemy attacks, manipulation and oppression? Fear not! The Holy Communion is a way out! One night, the poverty-stricken slaves of Egypt took the Passover meal and everything changed. As you take the next communion, everything in your life will change for good in Jesus name. That single meal delivered freedom, prosperity, healing and blessings to them on the same night. A slavery of four hundred and thirty years was terminated. It does not matter how long your envious enemies have hated, oppressed or tormented you. As you partake of this meal, release your faith and claim your deliverance and you shall be totally free. You shall see the marks of the oppressor no more. It is your time of freedom.
It takes a bad king to afflict someone for life.
It takes uncommon meal to reverse the trend permanently.
If you have a bad king, concentrate on your uncommon meal!
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