RCCG Open Heavens Devotional FridSaturday 6 April 2013
By Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Memorise: “Surely, the Lord God will do nothing, but He revealeth his secrets unto His servants the prophets” Amos 3:7
Read: 1Corinthians 12:10-12
Bible in one year: Isaiah 31-33
Action point: there are people God must inform of future events before they happen. Ask God to make you one of them, promising to pay the price.
Another part of the revelationaal gifts ¡s the gift of prophecy. Without any doubt, God knows everything r about everyone He has created, and He knows the end of a thing right from the beginning. Acts 1 5:1 8 says, I known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.” You are one of the works of God’s hands and He knows exactly how you will end ever before He created you. May you end well in Jesus name. Revelation 1 :8 says God ¡s the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the Ending. The gift of prophecy is I therefore said to be in operation when God tells His servant things that will happen ahead of time. This involves having a pre-.knowledge of events - which is just a bit of God’s inexhaustible sea of knowledge. God likes to give away such information, only that He has too few friends He can give them to. Amos 3:7 says,
“Surely, the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.”
It is sometimes good to know ahead of time about events, the plans of God concerning them and that of the enemies. This will help you respond to them appropriately - either to prepare for their arrival if they are good, or to counter them and possibly prevent their occurrence ¡f they are negative. On the other hand, knowing everything beforehand may elicit negative responses such as sadness, depression, etc., especially if ¡t is a negative event that cannot be reversed. But generally, if you know of crucial, destiny-evoking events beforehand, ¡t will give you the opportunity to change them if they are unpleasant. For instance, on the 31 st of December of a recent year, I told the church some things that God said would happen. He said there would be civil unrest and civil war. Within one week of the release of that information, we began to see its fulfillment in places like Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, etc. If not for the prayers of the saints in and outside Nigeria for
Nigeria, going by Satan’s plan for Nigeria, we will not be able to gather together as we did that same year. Every negative prophecy against your life shall not stand ¡n Jesus name. Ask God for grace to be trusted by God to the point of sharing His secrets with you before they manifest. On your part, ¡f you can obey God, love Him, worship Him and be discreet with divine information, He will begin to tell you things before their time.