DIVINE CHAMPION II - 18/02/2014
Yesterday’s message was titled “DIVINE CHAMPION II”. Today’s message continues the series and is titled“DIVINE CHAMPION III” as given by Pastor E. A. Adeboye in Open Heavens Devotional (Adeboye, 2014). In today’s message, we have been asked to memorise Psalm 51:61 “Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom"
” and read Daniel 2:20-21. The Bible in one year reading for today has been taken from Isaiah 52:1-56:8 and Psalm 40:11-17
Quoted below is today's message for our usual discussion
"The divine champion is one that is made wise by God I (Daniel 2:20-21). Wisdom can be defined as having the fear of God. As a matter of fact, the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. Also, it is the correct application of knowledge. This knowledge itself must be the right and pure knowledge. In this context therefore, wisdom is the substance by which a solution is proffered to problems and unpleasant situations or experiences of men, individuals, institutions, organisations and nations. Wisdom makes way for progress and success. Daniel as a divine champion largely gained stardom by presenting solutions to the puzzles of kings. These came by God revealing to him the meaning of mysterious dreams and the strange handwriting on the wall during the reign of one of these kings. As you become a divine champion, God would graciously reveal to you the cause of people's problems so that you may help them out in Jesus‘ Name. As a professional in your area of specialisation, the Lord will show you secrets of outstanding breakthroughs for new products, ideas and principles for alleviating people's sufferings, hardships and sorrows in Jesus‘ Name. As a leader, ajudge, magistrate, king, community head, governor or president, the God that gave Solomon wisdom and deep insights will honour you with the same for right adjudication and administration in your domain in Jesus‘ Name.
Remember however that the divine champion is God's representative; hence the special abilities he has are meant to bless men and honour God. It is in this light that God backed Samuel and Elijah up (1 Samuel 3:19, 2 Kings 1:9- 12). The divine champion is also one that is loved and sustained by God, as was the case with Elijah. Supernaturally, Elijah was provided with food at the Brook Cherith and was fed by God through a widow at Zarephath during a period of famine in the land (1 Kings 17:3-9). God sees to it that the divine champion '5 needs are met, whatever it takes. Get occupied with God and His business, please Him like Elijah and your needs will become His needs and you can be sure that you would not have to struggle like others do to make ends meet. Even blessings you do not crave for would come around you. "
We have been asked to pray as follows: "Father, make me a solution provider in my generation."
I pray that God will give us the wisdom that will cause us our light to shine as solution provides in Jesus Name, Amen. God bless you richly for your contribution to this forum, amen.
Adeboye, E. A. (2014) Open Heavens: A Guide to Close Fellowship with God, Volume 14, 2014. Nigeria: Open Heavens Media Limited