Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
MEMORIZE: “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:11).
READ: Exodus 17:1-6
God’s Word never returns to Him empty. Once it has been guttered, it is settled and the case is closed (Psalm 33:8-9). A sister attended one of our services about 10 years ago. During the programme, the Lord said there was a lady there who was pregnant but the baby was dead, and that the baby was being restored to life. As they left for home, the woman told her husband that their baby, who had stopped all movement before then, had started moving again but the man did not believe her. The 10 year old baby was brought here to thank God in one of our meetings recently. Praise God!
When God speaks, it is settled. Why? Because He can bring something out of nothing. In Genesis 1:20-23, the Lord commanded the waters to bring forth marine life and out of nothing, all variety of creatures of various sizes, shapes and colours sprang forth. At that same time, in response to His command, all kinds of birds came forth and began to adorn the skyline. It was just His Word in action. This tells us that God does not always require materials to create miracle; His Word is enough. Similarly, in Exodus 17:1-6, out of the rock, God brought forth enough water to quench the thirst of a whole nation. God is a specialist at bringing out something out of nothing. Are you in a situation of nothingness and you are in doubt as to whether God can do something about it? He can and He will! In that emptiness God will move to fill up the void. Has He spoken into your life or a promise which after your assessment, you concluded was not possible? Wipe out your doubts! God is bringing something out of that nothingness! You see, it takes looking through God’s eyes to see something in nothing. In your hopeless there is hope for you. In that so-called terminal ailment, there is healing for you. In your impoverished state, there is abundance for you. Ensure you make your ways right with God, do everything you can to please Him; worship Him and obey Him. Listen to His instruction and follow it diligently. It shall produce something out of nothing.
Father, let your Word be settled for good concerning my life and destiny.
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