Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Memorise: Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child; for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the LORD. Isaiah 54:1
Read: Isaiah 54:1-4
When God reigns, He reigns alone. He never shares His throne with sickness, Satan or demons. God is light and it is not possible for darkness to rule where the Light is reigning, hence John 1:5 says:
And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
All his life, Bartimaeus was in darkness as a blind man, but the day he came across our God, his darkness gave way to light (Mark 10:46-52). Are you in a state of darkness? Is darkness thriving in your situation as a child of God? In the name of Jesus l command that darkness to give way to the full glow of the light of Jesus in your situation.
Likewise, it is not possible for God to reign and sorrow rule over your life simultaneously because Psalms 16:11 says your joy is full in His presence. In Luke 7:11-15, a widow lost her son and was full of sorrow and grief, but when she contacted our God, her sorrow turned into her greatest joy. What is that sorrow that is challenging the fullness of your joy today? In the name of Jesus, sorrow, pack your load and go now! In addition, our God cannot reign with failure at the same time because He is the Almighty (Psalms 91:11). After Peter failed all night long, our God entered his boat and failure was terminated permanently. Have you been battling with failure at school or work? An end has come to failure in your life today! Also Our God and barrenness cannot reign together since Our God can raise children from stones. A 50 year old sister who had never been pregnant before, missed her period and after examination by the doctors, she was told she had attained menopause. Nine months later, menopause became “meno-play” and she delivered a baby. At age 90, when God told Sarah her menopause will become “meno-play” she laughed but her laughter did not stop, because she kept laughing after the baby came (Genesis 18:9-15). Are you trusting God for a baby but the doctors have said menopause has set in? Do not worry, it is only a pause and if you press that button, it will begin to play again. The Lord is pressing the button and that pause is released into play today. Nine months from today you shall embrace your baby!
Every good development in my life currently experiencing a pause, Father, press the “play” button today.
Bible in one year: Philemon 1, Titus 1-3