THE ESSENCE OF GOD (PART 1) Thursday 5 April
Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Memorise: And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony: and they loved not their lives unto the death. Revelation 12:11
Read: 2 Kings 1:9-12
God is the Father of lights according to James 1:17 and Himself is said to be light in 1 John 1: 5. Light is one of the few things used in describing the essence of God in scripture. A study of white light therefore should give us tremendous insight to who God is (with white connoting the purity of God). From physics we understand that when white light is passed through a glass prism, the white will be divided into the seven colours of the rainbow. The seven colours were encapsulated in the white light and each is indicative of the essence of white light. We will take a look at the colours individually.
Red is the colours of blood. Red stands for life because the life of animals is their blood (Leviticus 17:11). Red also stands for salvation. 1 John 1:7 says the blood of Jesus cleanses from the stains of sin. Red equally stands for deliverance because Revelation 12:11 shows you can overcome by the blood of the lamb; and Exodus 12:13 says as long as the blood is there, you will escape the evil projected against you. So it is the colour of victory. Fire also is red and it stands for purification. Malachi 3:2-4 says the Lord is like a refiner’s fire and the one God will accept must first be purified. For this reason God promises to baptise His children with the Holy Ghost fire. No purification, no divine acceptance. Fire is also an agent of destruction. Have you been tied up by satanic forces but you are sure you are born again and baptized with the Holy Spirit? Those things tying you now shall be roasted in Jesus name. When they bundled and threw the Hebrew trio into Nebuchadnezzar’s burning fiery furnace in Daniel 3:22-25, it was the rope that bound them that got burnt. The fire of the Spirit is meant to destroy selectively. It burns enemies and every gadget enemies are using against God’s children. This season, every instrument, rope, cage, monitoring gadgets and weapons the enemies are using against you, your family or destiny shall be roasted by the fire of the Holy Ghost in Jesus name. In 2 kings 1:9-12, when some sets of soldiers came to arrest Elijah, he simply asked the fire of the Holy Ghost to do its work. In the name of Jesus, as you walk with the Holy Spirit, every satanic agent sent to arrest you shall be roasted.
Father, release afresh the fire of the Holy Spirit upon every department of my life.
Bible in one year: Isaiah 37-39