Friday, May 6, 2011

NO HIDING PLACE Saturday 7 May

Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye


MEMORIZE: “If I say, surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.” (Ps. 139:11).

READ: Psalms 139:7-12

Matthew 10:28 says the only One to be feared is the Almighty God because He can determine your end on earth and what happens to you in eternity. He sees everything and is everywhere at the same time. Psalm 139:1-12 says you cannot hide from God. Climb to any height, even the tallest building or mountain in the world, God sees you. Go to any depth below the earth surface and He will still see you. Verse 11 says, “If I say, surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me”. One thing that is common among evil doers is that they are friends with darkness. They carry out most of their activities in the night. Do you know that long before scientists manufactured night vision surveillance hardware, God saw in the dark? Darkness cannot hide anything from God. In fact, unlike human night vision which still has several limitations, God’s night vision is not different from regular vision in broad daylight. In other words, if you think by hiding at night to sin you are hiding your secrets, you are not. With God, there is no difference between night and day because He exists in the realm where all things are naked to Him. There is also no secret. What you call secret is common knowledge in Heaven and it is only a matter of time before it is exposed.

Just as God is omnipresent, so also is He the only way of salvation from Satan and his hosts. Some people want to be free from sickness and poverty, and they go to the one who gave them the problem in the first place. Unknown to them, instead of true deliverance, they get ensnared further. Some years ago a man in his quest for wealth swallowed a money charm. Instead of becoming rich, what he swallowed began to eat him up. When his date with death drew near, he ran to us at Ebute-Metta, Lagos. He was delivered. After observing his absence from church, we visited him to know why. He told us that he had swallowed the wrong charm the first time; that was why no money came. He informed us he had now swallowed the right charm and money had come. After seven years, his date with death drew near. He decided to escape to London thinking that the demons were confined to Africa. He died on board the London-bound plane. Are you in any cult? Have you made a pact with the powers of darkness? Jesus Christ is the only way to freedom. Confess your sins and receive Him into your heart today. Renounce and break all agreements with the devil and approach a genuine man of God for prayers.


KEY POINT:
Christianity is not just a way of life, but God’s only way of expressing His mind.

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