Wednesday, May 18, 2011

HIS PROMISE IS ‘YES!’ Thursday 19 May

Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye


MEMORIZE: “For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.” (2 Cor. 1:20).

READ: 2 Corinthians 1:17-20

God’s Word is infallible. It has integrity. Whenever God makes you a promise, or gives you a word of prophecy, never belittle it. While it is unwise to base your expectations on the promises of men, you can safely depend on God’s promises. In fact, failing to expect the performance of what God has promised, can rob you of the promise. After the Lord called me into ministry and I became the General Overseer of the RCCG, prophecies began to come to pass. As far back as a1974 at Ijebu-Igbo (Nigeria), God told me He was going to build a great army that I would lead into the battle in His name. A few years later, after I became the G.O., the total membership of the church was less than 1000. With that promise in mind, I took time to pray and fast. I conducted monthly seminars and outreaches. I travelled to several places. People attended the programmes and when we were through they left. I began wonder where the great army was going to come from. Even though it looked far-fetched, all of a sudden, the turning point came. Has the Lord given you a great promise that appears to have not moved beyond being a promise after several years? The Lord will cause you to see its fulfillment this season.

“For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.” (2 Cor. 1:20). This scripture shows a link between God’s promises, Jesus, and God’s servants. Through God’s servants, God can make a promise or give a word of prophecy. But except you connect to Jesus Christ His only begotten son, that promise may never be realized in your life. Jesus is the way to realizing God’s promises. He is the One who makes any of God’s promises ‘Yes and Amen’. In other words, He is the one who gives the seal of finality to any of God’s promises to us. If you are still sinning privately or publicly, you do not have a link with the One who can fulfil God’s promises in your life. Repent now and accept Jesus Christ into your heart as Lord and personal Saviour. Tell Him you are sorry for your past life of sin and promise that you are not going back to sin. Ask Him for the power to go and sin no more. God’s promises will be fulfilled in your life this season.


PRAYER POINT:
Thank God for fulfilling His promises in your life. Ask Him to fulfil pending promises.

Bible in One year: Psa. 19-21