Wednesday, June 13, 2012

HE REIGNS ALONE Thursday 14 June


Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye

Memorise: Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. Psalms 90:2

Read: 1 Samuel 5:1-5

One remarkable, unchangeable truth about our God is that He is the One ever in charge. He is in charge forever! He has always been in charge and will ever be in charge hence Revelation 1:8 says He is the Alpha and Omega. In Exodus 3:14, He says I AM that I AM. That means He is in charge even right now. Praise God! When we say our God reigneth, it means since no two captains can be in a ship, our God is the One in charge of our ship. When our God is reigning in a life, sickness or disease cannot be ruling there at the same time. A man was brought to Jesus in whose life sickness ruled. He was paralyzed and was carried by four people to where Jesus was. When they could not come anywhere close to the door, they broke through the roof of the house and lowered the man before the Lord. Being in charge, Jesus forgave his sins and healed him instantly and that was the end of his paralysis (Mark 2:1-12).

God cannot reign with demons at the same time. Psalms 24:7-10 says God is the Lord of Hosts, the King of Glory, the Lord strong and mighty, the One who controls all the hosts. He is the Commander-in-chief of the Host. He cannot be reigning over a life or situation and one demon or devil will be ruling over the same life or situation. When the Ark of the Covenant of God was brought into the temple of Dagon - an idol, by the following morning, Dagon was seen prostrating before the Ark of God. The temple priests thought it was by mistake so they picked it up and put it to stand in its place. But by the following morning it had fallen down and the neck and hands were broken. As a result that temple became abandoned by its priest! God never shares His reign with anyone. Is God reigning in your life and sickness is thriving there at the same time? Something is wrong somewhere! Is God reigning in your life and demons are tormenting you too? Find out, there must be something wrong somewhere. Everything that is contending with the Most High God in your life shall give way today in Jesus name. God reigns alone.

KEYPOINT:
Jesus reigns but the devil and anything evil rule their subjects. The surest way to prevent the rule of evil in your life is by allowing Jesus to reign there. 

Bible in one year: 2 & 3 John, Jude