Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
MEMORIZE: “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4)
READ: Romans 8:37-39
If while preparing for a fight God shows you that at the end, even though you were knocked down, with your neck broken and one eye closed, you were declared the winner, you will approach such a fight with confidence. When the fight starts, and you receive punches from different angles and you fall, you will console yourself that you have already seen it in the dream. But your determination to win will be intact. Romans 8:37 says we are more than conquerors. This tells us that we are engaged in a warfare. There is a fight you must fight to get to the top. It also assures us of victory before the fight starts. The One who loves us says we have already won even before embarking on the fight. This promise is very reassuring because He knows He is the One to deliver that victory to us. The battle against sickness has been decided in your favour. You are going to defeat those forces of darkness engaging you in combat. You have won the battle against poverty. You are more than just a conqueror.
God is the Most High and the Almighty. He is so powerful that His weakness is still stronger than man at his peak of power. The phrase ‘more than conquerors’ indicates that there may be several battles to fight. Do not let anyone deceive you: there are many battles in diverse fields that you must fight. Your assurance in the midst of these storms of life is that you cannot fail in life’s battles because Jesus never failed. Ephesians 3:20 says, “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,”. God as your source is ready to do the impossible through you. He is willing and ready for action, but are you? Do you allow His power in you to increase? Do you allow His Spirit on you to increase? You are the one to decide the measure of His involvement in your life and situation. If you give Him only 20 percent allowance in that situation, that is the extent He will work in your life. But if you however give Him full control of your life by allowing His Spirit to fill you up and have His way, you can be victorious in all battles that come your way. Fear not! The Lord will see you through all your challenges this period. Ensure you involve Him in all.
Take time to thank God for giving you victory over all life’s battles and making you more than a conqueror.
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