Sunday 13 January 2013

RCCG Open Heavens Devotional: Sunday 13 January MILITARISED FOR CHRIST by Pastor E. A. Adeboye

BY Pastor E. A. Adeboye

Memorize: Who is this King of glory?  The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.                                               Psalm 24: 8

Read: Psalm 24: 7-10
Bible in one year: 1 Corinthians 10-12.
Key point: Some are being calm about what they should take by force: they are making requests instead of issuing orders.

If you have lost any good thing at any point in time, you can cover it. God does not want you to just let go. There is a fighting spirit within you that God wants you to engage by tapping into His support in order to regain your loss. Any lost item you fail to tight for may never be recovered. Exodus 15:3 says,                          
“LORD is a man of war: the LORD Is his name”.
A soldier who has been well trained to fight happily looks forward to an opportunity to fight. In the same vein, a sportsman who has spent months or years preparing for a tournament looks forward with excitement to the competition. But how many believers truly look forward to practicing what they have learnt? Why are you taking things cool when you should take it hot with your spiritual enemies? Why are you taking it easy with your flesh that is trying to derail you, and send you to hell ? If the Lord is a man of war and you are His child, therefore you have part of His fighting spirit inside of you.
Psalm 24:7-10 says the Lord Jesus is the Commander-in-chief of the heavenly hosts. God has a highly disciplined army in Heaven which follows Him wherever He goes according to Revelation 19:11-17. In order to recover the earth from Satan, the Lord had to play by the rules by becoming a human being. When He came, one of His major reasons was to destroy the works of the devil hence, 1 John 3:8 says,
“He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil
sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the
Son of Cod was manifested, that he might destroy
the works of the devil.”

That Lord heals, saves souls/ and delivers are all geared towards destroying the works of the devil. During His ministry here on earth, the Lord started an army. If you are born-again, you are a part of that army. How militant are you? Members of God’s army do not wrestle against the flesh and blood. Your fight is not against human beings but against demonic spirits, the flesh and worldly systems that are antichrist. As a part of this army, people must know what you like and what you hate. They be able to predict the way you will handle situations and circumstances. How militant are you towards the forces of darkness? While physical kidnapping is allowed. You can arrest or kidnap the peace or joy of your enemies.

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