Today's topic as provided by Pastor E. A. Adeboye in Open heavens Devotional (Adeboye, 2014) is "GOD RULES IN HUMAN GOVERNMENTS"
The memory verse was taken from Daniel 4:17: “To the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men” , the Bible Reading is given as 2 Chronicles 20:5-6 and Bible in one year is Hebrews 1:1-5:9 and Pslam 23
The message is as quoted below. Feel free to discuss the lessons learnt from today's study and let's shame the kingdom of darkness
"God rules in the affairs of men. There is no government of this world outside the control of the sovereign Lord. Political scientists may try to predict future events that will occur in a government, but the most accurate Information about a government lies in the hands of God. In an ideal democracy, people assume elective positions based on the votes of the masses. The constitutions of such countries spell out how long a government should stay in power before a change can take place by the same electoral process. The sovereign Lord does not require such procedures to change any government. e fact remains that He is in charge in the affairs of all nations. Wise people would therefore pray and commit their government into God's hands. Those who think they can carry on without Him have realised too late that there is someone above and over all the governments of the world. A good example of God's intervention in human government is the case of Egypt. They were at one time the strongest of all governments on earth and so controlled to large extent, the affairs of the known world. The sovereign Lord intervened in the dream of Pharaoh King of Egypt. He had a dream that troubled his spirit. The meaning and application of this dream was beyond what the magicians could look into by their usual consultation with the powers of darkness. Sometimes, God conceals a secret for a divine purpose to be fulfilled. God revealed the secret to Joseph who interpreted the dream. This feat earned him the position of the prime minister. Ordinarily, the slave boy could not have become so powerful by human manipulation.
Prayer for those in Government is very good and clearly recommended. God expects His children to pray in this direction: that He may control the affairs of their government and that He may get the attention of those in power. This is why Paul in 1 Timothy 2:1 -2 advised that we should pray for public office holders, that God may use them to maintain peace in our environment.
“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.”
We must cultivate the habit of praying for our governments if we want God to rule in our affairs for justice, peace, progress and prosperity"
Our action point for today is to decide to spend time praying for the various governments of our country and for those in position of authority.
We pray that God will reign supreme in the lives of the Government of Nigeria and other nations of the world
Adeboye, E. A. (2014) . Open Heavens: A Guide to Close Fellowship with God, Volume 14, 2014. Nigeria: Open Heavens Media Limited.
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Rulers among men rule, restrained by certain laws. But Jehovah rules unrestrained in righteousness. May earthly rulers lead with the conciousness of their subordinate role to the only one and true Potentate!ReplyDelete
1 Timothy 6:15b who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;
Thank you Man of God and thanks sister for the courage to call the bluff of the uncircumcised in heart who resist the Holy Ghost like their fathers the pharisees.ReplyDelete
This blog has been helping me to get more closer to God and i say a big thank you for that but i want to bring to your notice dat bible in one year was not included today.Maybe it eas intentional sha but pls i will implore you not to remove it cos it haa been of hlp for me to study the bible. Thanks always and God bless. Amen.ReplyDelete
This ideology is thoughtful and if we need to live in peace we need to pray for the government. The devil is wrestling to takeover and control the government just like he attempted on Jesus.ReplyDelete
One more thing is missing here : the daily bible reading
Thanks sister for rhis blog,it's quite helpful and effecient.ReplyDelete
I give all glory to God 4 His grace upon the man of God and sister in the lord . It is good to be praying 4 our government even our leaders so that christian can live peaceably in this end time.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much ma 4 this blog, may God continue to lift and uphold.....more grace.ReplyDelete
The bible in one year is there actually. Look well, it's after the bible reading. Thanks a mill sis and God bless you richly.ReplyDelete
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Thanks for the exhortation. Really many at time we had relied on our power and knowledge thereby giving God the back seat. Instead of praying for our leaders we had resorted to criticism, thinking that we can change them through that. May the exposition of God's words transform us to play our part in the government by praying for our leaders.ReplyDelete
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Well done sis Yetunde, the Lord is your strength.ReplyDelete
Pray now more than ever bf, seek counsel from lawyers if possible, and above all let the HG guide you. You jump over this hurdle successfully in Jesus name. Amen. They seem ready to fight, but Jehovah nissi will help you.
I so much learn from today's quotes, God bless you for us daddy G.OReplyDelete
This is grand! Indeed Jehovah rules in the affairs of men... Joseph woke up that day and probably thought it was going to be business as usual but it was the day of his visitation. He was sent for and that call ended his misery...ReplyDelete
Dear Father, please, let the messenger that will bring me out of every misery and set me on the pedestal of excellence locate me this season.. Let nations glorify you through me!