25 April Open Heaven
MEMORISE: 1 Timothy 2:2
For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
READ: 1 Timothy 2:1-4 (KJV)
The battle of life has proven to be difficult to every generation for various reasons. The enemies are often difficult to identify and sometimes come in the form of human opposition, criticism and antagonism. At other times they come as physical challenges and obstacles.
At times they present themselves as natural happenings that would fade away with time, so we do nothing until they become serious problems. However, we must note that there is a spiritual dimension to every battle of life. According to Ephesians 6:12:
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
Though the credentials of our enemy may be intimidating, still, a Christian enters the battle of life from a position of victory. This is the high standpoint of the Christian faith and the only ground on which we should meet the devil and his agents.
To bequeath is to hand down or transfer to a beneficiary. Our victory has already been handed down to us! Glory! Revelation 12:11 says “They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony…”
Our weapons of warfare are clearly greater than those of our wicked foes. The blood of Jesus has secured our victory and our sword of the spirit is the word of God. We do not confront and overcome the devil and his agents by our ability but by the blood of Jesus. This makes it absolutely necessary that we live as victors in this world while we return all glory to God for our victory.
The battle is not ours but the Lord’s. Jesus is the seed of the woman, our Captain and the Lord of hosts. We more than conquerors through Him that loved and shed His precious blood for us. Let us praise and worship the Almighty God who has granted us victory through blood of Jesus.
25th April Open Heaven: PRAYER POINT:
Father, help me maximise Your victory over the devil in my life, in the mighty name of Jesus.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Psalms 73, 77-78