RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Thursday 18 April 2013
DEAL WITH THE NOISE
By Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Memorise: “My son, attend to my words; incline thy hear to my sayings.” Proverbs 4:20
Read: Proverbs 4:20-22
Bible in one year: Leviticus 5-7
Action point: Satan tries to introduce noise at every stage in the spiritual communication process. It is however left for you not to be distracted by it.
To receive your needed miracles, you must hear the Word. Why? Because God’s word goes ahead of God’s acts. When God was to deliver, heal and restore those who sinned and were afflicted in Psalm 107:17-20, He sent His word. You must check up with the messenger of the word to ascertain whether he or she is sent by God or not. You must also ensure that the word delivered is the same as that which was sent. In the commUfliCatb0r process, you have the Encoder which sends a message through a channel and a Decoder which receives the encoded message and deciphers it to get its meaning. It is when a message has gone through this process without any distortion or noise that the expected feedback can be obtained and the communication process deemed to be complete. However, at every stage of the Communication chain, noise can be introduced. When for instance a prophetic word or word of knowledge is released through a genuine servant of God, if the public address system is faulty, noise is introduced and as a result, the message will not be received by the one the divine communication was meant for. If the sound system is distorted or accompanied with unwanted sound, no meaning will be received from the message passed. This ¡s one reason why ¡n all our churches; there is the need to provide quality speakers, microphones and audio machines. Besides this, there are situations where the audio system is perfect and the word goes forth but the targeted recipient is discussing with someone else, or ¡s even sleeping; how will the fellow benefit from the blessing? It is amazing to know that many children of God do not reverence God’s word. If you truly regard God as your Father, you will not be talking while He is speaking through His servant. When the word of God ¡s being preached ¡n church, there should be absolute silence, except where you are expected to respond to it. Also, you should give ¡t maximum attention. Your body may want you to sleep but this you must resist so that the word of your deliverance will not elude you. Those who miss the word of their deliverance may remain longer ¡n their bondage. Why prolong your day of freedom by yielding to your flesh? If you are feeling sleepy while he word is being delivered, stand up. Pinch yourself. Go and wash your face with water. You can also stroll around until your eyes are cleared. Deal with every noise to your breakthrough!