Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Memorise: They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied. Psalm 37:19
Read: 2 Kings 6:25-29
Hopelessness is a state of total loss of expectations. Usually there is an increase in the feeling of hopelessness among the general populace whenever the economy of a nation goes through downturn. This was experienced in Samaria in the days of Elisha. The city was besieged; completely cut off from food supplies. As soon as reserves were exhausted, there was no way to replenish stock. They were faced with starvation. With this prevailing condition, the head of an ass became very costly. The eating of an ass which was forbidden under Mosaic Law became prevalent just to boost the chances of survival. During a famine, people will take desperate measures. If the head of an ass, which was seen as the worst part to be eaten of an animal, was so costly, only God can tell how much the better part would have cost. Furthermore, the excrement of doves became precious commodity. A cab was the smallest measurement for dry foods in Israel. It was supposed to be the cheapest for the poorest yet the famine was so bad that even after dividing a cab of dove’s excrement into four places, each part was still above the reach of many. May you never experience such in Jesus name.
One thing is certain here: famine or not, God is still God. Before the famine God was God and thereafter, God remains God. If God could answer prayers before famine, He can still answer right in the midst of famine. Are you going through a situation of famine presently? Is your business no more receiving patronage or contract? Are proposals not being approved? The lord will make a way out for you. Are you finding it difficult to understand what you are taught in school? Does it seem like you have reached a point of saturation? The lord will make a way out for you. I decree an end to the siege over your finances, business and memory. I rebuke every power operating in your situation to take their leave now. I command fresh life and abundance to take over from your situation now.
Father, Let every besieging force(s) over any area of my life, family and church be dismantled by your heavenly host now.
Bible in one year: Isaiah 34-36