Friday, 6 July 2012

Open Heavens Devotional: THE ESSENCE OF GOD (PART 3) – Friday, July 6, 2012 By Pastor E.A. Adeboye

Memorise: I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images. Isaiah 42:8
Read: 1 John 1:1-5
Bible in one year: Leviticus 17-19
In the month of April, we looked at the essence of God through the prism of colours. God is light; hence we are looking at His essence through the colours of the rainbow, which are the same colours that result from the dispersal of white light when passes through prism.
Blue is the colour of love. 1 John 4:8 says God is love. Blue is also the colour of the ocean – referring to its inexhaustibility. While introducing Himself in Genesis 17:1, God simply says He is the inexhaustible One – The Almighty God. Some have asked me why I am not envious of others who are so blessed, and I tell them that there is enough for all. God’s goodness in your life shall never run out in Jesus name. Similarly, blue is the colour of the sky which means that when God wants to promote you, there will be no limit. Deuteronomy 33:27 says:
The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them
When God lifts you up with His massive hands, there is no stopping you and nobody can bring you down. For instance, when God picked up a young shepherd boy at the backside of the desert and began to promote him, he became a king, but even long after his demise, the promotion continued until he became the father of the King of kings (Mark 10:47). Your rise this year shall not stop. Your promotion shall outlive you. You will be reckoned with in Heaven’s hall of fame.
Another colour of the rainbow which we see in the dispersal of light is green. It is the colour for Go in a traffic light. It refers to the power of progress. Green is the colour for growth. Green is also the colour of promotion. Psalms 75:6-7 says promotion comes from one source – above – from God. 1 Samuel 2:8 says God can pick a beggar from the dunghill and place the fellow among kings. This season, the Lord will promote you to your next level. Green is the colour of abundance (Psalms 23:1-5). It is also the colour of fruitfulness (John 15:1-5). Green stands for power which is fully available with God (Jeremiah 32:27). Are you lacking any of these? Cry unto the Lord today and He will supply all your needs.
In my life Lord be glorified always and help me avoid the pitfalls on my way. Father, stabilize my nation on her path to progress, prosperity and Godly fear.

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