RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Thursday 11 April 2013
MESSAGE: MIND YOUR SOURCE
By Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Memorise: “How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed, and how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard! And how shall they hear without a preacher? Romans 10:14
Read: Romans 10:13-15
Bible in one year: Romans 9-11
Prayer point: father, as Your servant, let Your word come alive through me to those You are sending me to.
From John 8:31-32 We understand that: revelation received from God’s Word brings about freedom. It is the truth of God’s Word that sets free. You must be ready to continue ¡n His Word. How do you continue in His word? First by constantly hearing the Word of God. Romans 10:14 says,
“How then shalt they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?”
In the above scripture, we see a link among certain variables the preacher, the message, hearing, believing and salvation; these are all interconnected. What you hear is a function of who ¡s preaching or teaching the Word.
Romans 1 0:1 5 says for you to hear the good news that will deliver your desired freedom, the preacher must be sent. Are you a man or woman of God? Congratulations! But were you sent? If yes, who sent you? Is it God, Satan, self or circumstances? The message that a preacher preaches is determined to a large extent by the one sending him or her.
If you receive a message from the one who is sent by Satan, self or circumstances, what you hear will not deliver freedom to you. That does not mean that they will not preach the Word of God. They will, but when the Word of God is coming through such preachers, they will be the originators of the message and not God. A true servant of God ¡s a voice of the Lord one through whom a divine message originating from God is delivered. When God has not sent you, you do not really have a message. In fact, God places a curse on those who say God said what He did not say (Ezekìel 13:13; Jeremiah 23:31 32). If you come under teachers having itching ears, you will be misled by what you hear. When the Word of God is preached by those who are not sent by God. the Spirit of the Word ¡s removed, leaving the letters that cannot deliver the hearers. But when the Word of God through a man who is sent by God, it comes with the Spirit and power of the Word, and assumes the original form as when God said it, which is why it accomplishes its purpose.
Receiving prophecies from those not sent b God it brings you into greater boundage rather than set you free. Mind where you hear the Word of God! The source can distort the message.