Thursday, February 23, 2012

ARE YOUR HANDS TIED? Friday 24 February


Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye

Memorise: The slothful hideth in his bosom; it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth. Proverbs 26:15

Read: Judges 15:11-19

One of the forces capable of tying a man’s hands is poverty. Several people would like to build churches for God, but for poverty. Some people would like to dance all the way from their village to our annual Convention if only they could afford the bus fare. Some believers grieve over the needy state of fellow believers, and the church of God, but they are helplessly tied down by poverty. Everything tying your hands shall be removed today in Jesus name. In 1 Kings 17:10-12, when the man of God came to the widow of Zarephath, and requested for food, she told him, she would have loved to spend lavishly on him but her hands were tied. Poverty keeps its victims as servants of those that have already escaped from its prison. You shall escape from the prison house of poverty in Jesus name.

Another thing that can bind a man’s hands is sickness. The sick lacks physical energy and vitality to undertake basic assignments. In Matthew 8:14-15, Jesus paid a visit to Peter and met his mother-in-law bed ridden. She knew she was supposed to entertain her guest. She desired to do so too. But she could not get up from the bed until Jesus healed her. Immediately she was healed, she ministered to the Lord. Some ministers and workers are not in excellent state of health. This is seriously affecting their secular and ministerial performance. They are willing but the hands of their well being are tied. There is no way you can fulfill your destiny if your health is tied. Some have died out of ill-health without completing their assignments. That shall not be your portion. Every sickness tying your well being is destroyed. From now on, you will live in sound health. Your body shall be strong. Your body will remain strong until you fulfil your destiny and assignment. You are released from the clutches of sickness and diseases today!

ACTION POINT:
Ask God to destroy forces limiting your potentials in every facet of life. 

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