Wednesday, April 13, 2011

GOD OR MEDICAL REPORT? Thursday 14 April

Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye


MEMORIZE: “For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.” (Psalm 33:9).

READ: Psalm 33:8-9

God’s Word has integrity. God and His Word cannot be separated. Whatever He says has the power of coming into being. God can promise you anything because He has more than enough resources and the willingness to deliver it. Once he has spoken a word of promise, hold fast unto it, not minding whether it looks feasible or not. Over a period of time, it will surely come to pass. Some people have gradually slipped into error as they believe that they are far below God’s promise because of His inability. That’s not true! God can never promise what He cannot do. So, if he has made you a promise, remain in the place of faith and it will be fulfilled. What are your expectations for yourself, family, church, academics and ministry this season? They shall be granted to you in Jesus name.

There was this spiritual daughter of mine who has been trusting God for a child for several years. One day, she attended our Special Holy Ghost Service and Holy Spirit said that a woman was going to have a set of twins. She received the word in faith and that same month, she became pregnant. Three months later, when she went for scan, the doctor told her she had a baby in her womb. Agreeing she was pregnant, she however protested that God has promised her two babies. She held fast to God’s promise instead of the scan report. Two months later, another report confirmed she had two babies. What do you believe today—God or medical report? To enforce God’s promise over your circumstance, you must refuse to walk by sight. Whenever you focus your mind on only what you can see, God is totally out of the equation. Sight kills but faith heals. Sight robs but faith gives. God’s Word can never fail those who trust or depend on it. Is God’s Word working for you? If it is not, check your level of trust and dependence. Some people cannot stand delays. Habakkuk 2:3 says it is worth waiting for your God-given vision because every vision has its appointed time. Delay has robbed many of their blessings. Are you losing a promise of God because of delay? Go back to God in humility and repentance and reconnect in faith. God’s Word shall stand concerning your life this season.

KEY POINT
Faith does not stop you from carrying out a test—say concerning your health—but should stop you from accepting its negative report.

Bible in One year: 2 Chron. 4-6