Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
MEMORIZE: “And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly.” (John 13:27).
READ: John 13:21-30
With one uncommon meal, several sicknesses and diseases can be taken care of. This was the experience of the Israelites in Egypt in Psalm 105:37. This season, may the partaking of this uncommon meal deliver several blessings to you in Jesus name.
Another important thing about the Holy Communion is that it can seal a man’s destiny. It takes just a meal to seal one’s destiny. This may be positive or negative though. In John 13:21-30, the 12 disciples partook of this meal and their fates were sealed. Once Heaven has said ‘Amen’ at the communion table, one’s fate is sealed, with no reversal possible. May you never experience a negative sealing of your fate in Jesus name. This is why you must be seen doing what is right and pleasing to God always. One Bible character who experienced a negative sealing of his fate was Judas Iscariot. Until the night of that communion, when he was secretly stealing, the Lord kept warning him not to do the evil he intended. As long as God is warning you, there is still hope for repentance and forgiveness. Then, he took part in that uncommon meal and his fate was sealed. Where the meal meets you is where the sealing will be carried out. The same Jesus who hitherto warned Judas against his evil plans was now the one telling him to hurry up in the evil he intended doing.
Judas afterward stepped out into the night and for the rest of his life, it remained night as he committed suicide. If your fate is negatively sealed, you will remain in darkness. May that not be your portion! This is also why the communicant must adhere to the instructions concerning the eating of the Holy Communion, lest it seals his fate negatively. On the other hand, one can be positively sealed. The 11 disciples also had their fate sealed. After that meal, it became impossible for the devil to deceive or take any of them away. In other words, they remained in Christ’s light for life. If the communion meets you at the peak of your love, consecration and service of God, it can make those permanent features in your life. At such a time, Satan will need to put in more than a worthy fight in order to derail your faith. Ask God to seal you at your highest point of devotion and love to Him.
The one who is negatively sealed is totally sold out to Satan, while the one who is positively sealed is completely sold out to God. Which sealing do you want?
Bible in One year: Judg. 13-15