RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Saturday 4 May 2013
HE ALREADY KNOWS
By Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Memorise: “Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world” Acts 15:18
Read: John 5:2-9
Bible in one year: Judges 9-12
Prayer point: “From the pit where I am and from the miry clay where I have been, Father lift me up now.
In today’s reading, we are told of how a particular man, 1 by a pool at Jerusalem was healed. He had been there : for 38 years expecting that one day it would be his turn t to enter into the pool after an angel visits the pool. But on, this fateful day, instead of the angel he was expecting, the Creator of the angel visited him. This season, you will receive a personal visitation from the Most High God. From this story, we can learn a few lessons. The first thing to note here ¡s that Jesus saw him and knew that he had been there for 38 years. God has the ability to see into the past, present and future. Hence, Revelation 1 :8 says, He is both Alpha and Omega. Also, when Jesus arrived at that pool, He saw a crowd of sick people— all waiting like this man to take advantage of each other to first enter into the pool. But the Lord walked straight to him and asked if he wanted to be healed. From this, we clearly see that the r Lord had determined to heal him ever before He left home that day. This clearly shows he already knew the man’s situation of helplessness. Acts 15:18 says, “Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.” God knows you and He is fully acquainted with what you are going through. Are you passing through a situation that people are aware of but they don’t care about? Are you going through something so disgusting that you find it difficult to share it with others, including those who are close to you? God cares. He knows everything about that situation and He loves you. In fact, He knows more than you think you know about the situation the cause, present and future effects, as well as the cure, and much more. More importantly, He wants to do something about it if only you will let Him. Like He asked the man at the pool, so He is asking you today: Do you want to be made whole? In other words, do you want your situation to change? If you do, then let Him into your heart, trust in Him and open up completely to Him. He will surely hear you. God is making a way for you to come out of your unpleasant situation this season.