Sunday, April 3, 2011

SIMPLY BELIEVE Monday 4 April

Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye


MEMORIZE: “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,” (Eph. 3:20).

READ: Ephesians 3:20-21

“Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust” (2 Peter 1:4).
We can have great expectations because God has given us great promises. According to the above scripture, some promises of God to us are far more than just great. This season, you will be a beneficiary of these wonderful promises in Jesus name. Deuteronomy 7:14 says, “Thou shalt be blessed above all people: there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle”. God is not a liar. Since the Word has gone out of His mouth, He is committed to fulfilling it. He surely will deploy His every resource at your disposal. This also means that if you are a child of God and you are going through a situation of barrenness, it is only a phase; it is just for a limited time. Soon, God’s Word shall prevail over that situation and you shall be fruitful.

Similarly, in Deuteronomy 28:11-12, He promised to open Heaven’s treasury and rain down blessings upon us. That’s another great promise. He said instead of borrowing, we shall lend to nations. That’s another great promise! Every promise God has made to you shall come to pass. One important thing about promises, however, is that a promise and the one who makes it always go together. The value placed on a promise is determined by the worth of the one who made it. If you make promises but fail to keep them, it means that you have zero credibility. You have no self-worth. Some leaders make promises but show no commitment. Such people can hardly be believed. Today, some church members find it difficult to believe their pastors because they lack integrity. Do you have pending promises you have not made good on? Go ahead and fulfil them today! Nonetheless, God remains faithful. He has the ability, capacity and integrity to fulfil any promise He makes—even beyond our expectation. Hence, He should be believed. If it means bending the rule or suspending a law in order to meet your need, He will do it. The issue is: how far can you go in believing God? Do you take Him at His Word, or do you just fold your arms waiting to see before believing, like doubting Thomas?

KEY POINT
Without believing there is no receiving. Without faith there is no Christianity.

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