MYSTERY OF DIVINE CODE - 29/04/2014
Yesterday's message was titled "LIVING ABOVE THE STORMS”. Today's message is titled "MYSTERY OF DIVINE CODE" as provided by Pastor E. A. Adeboye in Open Heavens Devotional (Adeboye, 2014). In today’s message, we have been asked to memorise 1 Corinthians 2:7 : "wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory " Today's reading was taken from 1 Corinthians 2:6-10 and the Bible reading in one year is Revelation 3:14 to Revelation7:17 and Psalm 92 (Adeboye, 2014).
Quoted below is the message for your input
"The Lord in His infinite wisdom has always hidden His I divine plans and purpose in codes. Obviously, it is impossible for the devil and his cohorts to understand or crack these heavenly codes. One of such codes is: ”the seed of the woman”. The Almighty God gave the very first hint about the ”seed of the woman” in Genesis 3:15, where He said that the woman's seed shall bruise the head of Satan. Here, we have the very first direct individual reference to the Lord Jesus, which is also a direct messianic prophecy pointing to Calvary, where the Lord Jesus would defeat the devil and his hosts. This was a mystery through the ages as there is no passage of the Bible with a clue as to when this would happen. Later down the line, God gave generic information about the nature of the woman who would bear this ”seed” through Prophet Isaiah (Isaiah 7:14).
Because the days were prolonged and it seemed this vision will fail, the descendants of Adam and Eve overlooked the importance of the ”seed of the woman” and of the fulfillment of the messianic prophecy to the human race. More importantly, Satan being the god of this world and having access to real time updates about happenings around the world from his agents, seemed to have gone to bed with his two eyes closed on the matter. At the end of the day, while Satan thought he was working against the ”seed of the woman”, he ended up working for the fulfillment of the messianic prophecy in ignorance (1 Corinthians 2:8). I pray that the enemy will never break the divine code about you and that every attack of the enemy will take you a step closer to your destiny in Jesus‘ Name. Very long after God gave the hint on the ”seed of the woman”, a virgin conceived and Jesus the Son of God was ”born of a woman”. The few who consciously waited for the fulfillment of this long awaited prophecy may have encountered scoffers with probing questions like:
”Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.” 2 Peter 3:4”
Nevertheless, one day, they like Simeon in Luke 2:30 said:
”For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,”
I therefore prophesy in the Name that is above all other names that all your neighbours and family members will soon witness the fulfillment of your glorious destiny in Jesus Name."
The prayer point for today is Father, put all those that scoff at your promise concerning my life to shame in Jesus' Name.
God bless you richly for your contribution