RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Friday 10 May 2013
SALT OF THE EARTH
By Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Memorise: “Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.: Matthew 5:13
Read: Acts 27:20-25
Bible in one year: 1Peter 3-6
Prayer point: Father, help me to live as salt of the earth. Make my life impactful.
When God looked upon the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, He said that if He could just count 10 tiny lights, He would spare them (Genesis18:20-32). Although every country has her peculiar problems, one of the greatest challenge is the inability of the lights in those countries to shine as lights. As light, your duty is to shine. Are you shinning in your little corner of the world? Can God s you as a light when He looks at where you are amidst the darkness? May you not fail God in Jesus name. In Matthew 5:1 3, Jesus calls you the salt of the earth. As salt, you are the sweetener He needs to sweeten the earth. This means that your presence alone can make a world of difference in an unpleasant, bitter situation. As sweetener, you can turn curses into blessings. A long standing curse that affected so many lives ¡n Jericho suddenly terminated when a salt of the earth - Elisha stepped into the scene (2 Kings 2:1 9-22). Today, some geographical areas still have a particular curse operating against people from that location. It is the duty of the salt of the earth in those locations to break the curses. What ¡s that persistent ailment or condition that has become a tradition ¡n your family or lineage? Being the salt of the earth, you should research into its origin, make restitution where necessary, take authority in the name of Jesus Christ and break the curse. On Paul’s way to Rome, there was a storm that could have claimed the life of everyone onboard the ship, yet his presence preserved lives (Acts 27:20-25). Your presence ¡n a bus, vehicle, aircraft, train or ship can prevent a fatal accident or preserve lives even when an accident occurs. Those who live near you should be benefiting from your angelic body guards. Your presence in a family or organization can also bring prosperity as was the case with Joseph (Genesis 39:1-6). As the salt of the earth, your life should subtract the evils and add the blessings. Are you truly living as the salt of the earth?