Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye

Memorise: Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. 2 Timothy 2:19

READ: Isaiah 26:20-21

The faithful few are precious in God’s sight and the Lord will always keep them from partaking in the judgement of sinners. An example of this is recorded in 1 Kings 14:7-16. Jeroboam was a very wicked king. He did not only sin but caused so many to sin with him. He had many sons. When God pronounced judgement on him, his whole family faced extinction. But Abidjah was spared from this judgement because he towed the path of righteousness. When judgement is coming upon families, yours will be spared in Jesus name. When cities and communities are to face disasters and destruction, you will be spared.

If you love to do God’s will all the time and diligently obey His voice, He will keep you from judgement. When He brought the plagues on Egypt, in the land of Goshen where the Israelites lived, there was no trace of plague (Exodus 8:21-23). God separated His own from those who were not His. 2 Timothy 2:19 says no matter what people claim, God knows His own. Are you God’s own? It is not enough to say yes. It is not enough to claim to be a child of God; does God know you as His bona fide son or daughter? If He does not, there can be no separation at the time of judgement. Moreover, shortly before the Great Tribulation, the Lord would have called home His own.

Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be over past. Isaiah 26:20

Are you faithfully serving the Lord? There is a hiding place reserved for you in Christ. You shall not be a casualty in time of judgement. Like the psalmist, you shall only see and hear of those who are casualties but you shall be untouched (Psalm 91:7-8). Are you among the faithful few?

Father, this season, let my name and names of members of my family be excluded from the list of those to die, be involved in accidents, be robbed or destroyed in Jesus name.
Bible in one year: Deuteronomy 1-3

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