Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Memorise: And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it. Isaiah 28:18
Read: 2 Kings 2:19-22
Besides overruling death, the God we serve – the Most High God – overrules curses. In 2 Kings 2:19-25, Jericho was a beautiful city, yet there was barrenness, death, bad water, etc. as a result of a curse placed over it by Joshua (Joshua 6:26). But through the servant of the Most High, the curse was lifted. A lesson here is that not only can individuals or families be cursed, but communities and cities can equally be cursed. Living in a cursed community is not an interesting experience. Virtually everyone there will suffer from affliction brought about by the curse. But you, as a change agent, can break the curse over your community and set everyone there free like Elisha did. Another lesson is that any curse placed by a man of God can be broken by another man of God who has a higher anointing. Joshua destroyed Jericho and placed a curse over it that should prevent it from being rebuilt. But the one with double portion of the anointing on Elijah broke the curse.
Have you made a covenant with the forces of darkness contrary to God’s will before you became a Christian? God says it shall not stand. The Most High can overrule hell, that is, He can command hell not to take you (Isaiah 28:18). This season, the Lord will command hell not to take you. You shall end up in Heaven, not in hell in Jesus name. One person God spoke to hell that it could not have was Paul. He was so evil that he called himself Chief of Sinners (1 Timothy 1:15). Ordinarily, a chief of sinners should occupy the hottest parts of hell yet, he became the Chief Apostle. In addition, because He is the Most High, He can also promote far higher than any man. The height you can promote a person to is a function of how high you are yourself. If I lift six footer above my head with my two hands, you can be sure that within minutes, my hands will become weak and compel me to put the fellow down. Governors can appoint commissioners but it will take the president to appoint ministers. However, with God, there is no limit to the extent He can lift you. When He lifts you up, Heaven, not the sky, will be your limit because that is where His throne is.
Father, concerning me, my nuclear and extended families, overrule hell for our sakes in Jesus name.
Bible in one year: Proverbs 1-3