THE RELIABLE GOD --22/02/2014
Yesterday’s message was titled “LIFE IN ABUNDANCE II”. Today’s message continues the series and is titled “THE RELIABLE GOD” as given by Pastor E. A. Adeboye in Open Heavens Devotional (Adeboye, 2014). In today’s message, we have been asked to memorise Proverbs 23:18 "For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cutoff." and read Luke 2:25-32. The Bible in one year reading for today has been taken from jeremiah 1:1 to Jeremiah 3:5 and Psalm 44:1-8.
Quoted below is the message for today.
"One of the divine attributes of God is Truth. He revealed himself as the Truth in John 14:6. He is truth personified. It is impossible to expect God to lie or to be deceitful (Titus 1:2). The Bible reading for today tells of an occasion after the birth of Jesus, where He was brought to the temple for dedication. Simeon, a devout man had been told by the Holy Spirit that he would not die until he had seen Jesus born. Just as he was promised, at the exact point in time Jesus was brought to the Temple as a babe, this man turned up. From his statements, this singular event was all that was left for his life to be fulfilled as purposed by God, and it came true exactly as he was told. Has the Lord made any promise to you at any time before? Be rest assured that He will surely bring it to fulfilment in due season no matter what may be. Besides a personal promise specifically made to you at any definite time, the Bible is full of several promises that God has put in His word to take care of His people and their needs. As a child of God you would do yourself a world of good to avail yourself of this great privilege. Just like the Psalmist said in Psalm 23:5, the table of the Lord is full of all menus to satisfy all needs. It's a pity that many children of God suffer needlessly when they have a Father that not only has the ability to solve any problem, but is also faithful and willing to do it for them.
Nevertheless, it requires that you release your faith when expecting God's promises to be fulfilled in any area of your life.
”But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” James 1:6-8
Another thing you must be ready to do i; to pray. When it comes to prayer, many children of God are lazy, preferring that some other person do the praying on their behalf. Actually, there is nothing wrong in praying for one another, but when you choose to live your Christian life entirely dependent on other people's prayers, definitely you cannot get the best of what the faith promises, and therefore cannot amount to much before God and man. Obviously, no person with the mind of Christ should be willing to settle for such a base life". (Adeboye 2014)
Today’s action point is to search the scriptures for promises of God on answer to prayer, healing, deliverance, victory over sin, victory over enemies, divine promotion and ﬁnancial breakthrough".
God bless you for your contribution to the forum
Adeboye, E. A. (2014) Open Heavens: A Guide to Close Fellowship with God, Volume 14, 2014. Nigeria: Open Heavens Media Limited