Friday, April 22, 2011

SAY NO TO SUICIDE! Saturday 23 April

Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye


MEMORIZE: “Thou shall not kill” (Exo. 20:13).

READ: Acts 1:16-20

Although there is an appointment with death, it can be fast-forwarded by touching God’s anointed. This season, all agents of darkness plotting your death and down fall, shall go earlier to keep their appointment with death, long before its time in Jesus name. Apart from touching God’s anointed, some people deliberately fast-forward their appointment with death by eating, or drinking, or doing what could terminate their lives. This is suicide, it can either be immediate or come slowly. Such people are following the steps of their mentor-Judas Iscariot. Acts 1:18 says of him, “Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst , and all his bowels gushed out”. Judas was so disappointed with himself after he sold his innocent Master that he allowed spirits of suicide to take control of him. All he had was remorse—just bitter feelings and regret but not godly sorrow which leads to true repentance and forgiveness (2 Cor. 7:10). Are you under demonic pressure to take your life, jump off a moving vehicle, jump off a cliff or into the lagoon? You are surrounded by suicide spirits that want to fast-forward your appointment with death. In the name of Jesus Christ, I rebuke every suicide spirit around you to loose their hold over your life now. You shall not die. Every plan to fast-forward your appointment with death is cancelled now.

However, anyone smoking cigarettes, cigar or taking alcohol is fast-forwarding his or her appointment with death. If you are taking mind-bending substances such as heroine, cocaine, marijuana etc., you are fast-forwarding your appointment with death. This is slow suicide. You have no right to stop a life you did not start. For this reason, eternal hell is the dwelling place for those who commit suicide. Do you know that the devil deceives some people by telling them that their suffering is second to none and they should just end it all and rest? But the bible says there is no such rest for the wicked. Instead of rest, they will find themselves in burning hell. This time, it is suffering that is forever. Say no to suicide! Stop taking anything that can kill you. Your life is precious to God.


KEY POINT
Through unchecked self-medication, some people have fast-forwarded their appointment with death. Be careful!

Bible in one year: Lev. 20-23