Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
MEMORIZE: “For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.” (2 Cor. 13:8)
READ: Matthew 9:18, 23-26
Those who walk by sight follow facts while those who walk by faith follow the truth. While facts are ephemeral, truth is everlasting. While facts are dynamic, truth is constant. Facts are empowered by earthly and sometimes satanic forces while truth is anchored in Heaven. There is a limit to which earthly or satanic forces can push facts, but God will forever stand by His truth. You are either controlled by facts or by truth. Facts can sometimes be used by Satan to create doubt, fear, unbelief and discouragement. Truth is God’s weapon to subdue such evil weapons. When brought side by side, one must give way for the other. 2 Corinthians 13:8 says, “For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth”. Truth is impregnable. If falsehood appears to gain ground over the truth, it is only for a moment. Eventually, truth shall prevail. That you have no money, or job is only a fact but not the truth. That sickness in your body is only a fact but the truth is that you have been healed some 2000 years ago. Your duty as a child of God is to identify the facts in your life and search the Scriptures for the truths of God; then insist and superimpose the truth on the facts and the truth shall stand in your life.
“Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth” (John 17:17). God’s Word is truth. No lie can stand against God’s Word. In fact, everything that is contrary to God’s Word in your life is a lie. It may be a fact but it is a lie. It is a mirage. While going on some trip and you look ahead of you, the reflection of the sun on the road paints a picture of a river ahead. Each time you move closer, the ‘river’ moves as well. There is not a time you will meet the river because it is a mirage. In the same vein, that failure is a mirage. God’s Word has the power to deliver success to you. That barrenness is a mirage. That persistent satanic oppression is a mirage. That diagnosed incurable disease is a mirage. It shall soon give way to what is real – God’s Word. Call that problem by its name – a mirage – and confess the Word of God on that situation and it shall come to pass. The Lord called the death of the ruler’s daughter ‘sleep’ and she moved from death to sleep, and from sleep she woke up. What are you calling those unpleasant situations in your life?
The power God gave to Adam to name the animals is the same power you have as a believer to rename unpleasant situations. How well are you using it? Always confess the truth of The Word.
Bible in One year: Psa. 133-137