ESOCS Devotional 9 June
TEXT: LAMENTATIONS 3:35-66
MEMORY VERSE: “Who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass, when the LORD commanded it not?” LamentationS 3:37 KJV
One of the truths that we can see from the resurrection of Jesus Christ is that the devil is no match for the Almighty God. The devil thinks that he is in competition with God. “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground … For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God … I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most high.” (Isaiah 14:12-14). When God works, the devil tries to undo the work.
Whatever God organizes, the devil tries to antagonize. When Moses threw down his rod and it became a snake, the Egyptian magicians also threw down their rods, which turned into snakes also (Ex. 7:10-12). But the rod of Moses swallowed up the rods of the Egyptians because the devil was no match for the Almighty God. Today, every strange activity antagonizing the works of God in your life and destiny, may they be frustrated, in the name of Jesus! We are in a war of Divinity versus Satanism. One of the easiest ways to know where God is working is to note where the devil is hanging around. When Goliath called on the name of his gods, David also called on the God of Israel (1 Sam. 17:44-47). ESOCS Devotional 9 June
Every negative ‘terrorist’ and oppressive activity around your life and family is a confirmation of the interest of heaven in your life and that of your family. No doubt, you are destined for greatness, supernatural exploit, to be a blessing to your generation, and to subdue and take over territories. “Thou art my battle axe and weapons of war: for with thee will break in pieces the nations, and with thee will I destroy kingdoms… With thee also will I break in pieces man and woman… and with thee will I break in pieces captains and rulers.” (Jer. 51:20-23).That is why Satan is interested in your life and destiny.
Surely, the devil’s interest is inconsequential, insignificant, remotely disconnected, and anonymous; it will not see the light of day. He is very ambitious, but his ambition is only destined for frustration. This is what our text confirms to us. Do not lose your grip on God. When a fearful little boy is moving with his father in the thick of the night, he tightens his grip on his father. This is what to do whenever it looks like darkness is going to overwhelm your life. Tighten your grip on your Maker! Intensify your prayer life, fasting, worship, sacrifice, and giving.
BOTTOM LINE: The devil is no match for the Almighty God.
- Always recognize the eternal uselessness of the devil.
- Deepen your spirituality in time of trials.
PRAYER POINT: Father, thank you for your strong unfailing love for me. Draw me close to you, Lord that no plan of the enemy against me shall come to pass.
FURTHER READING: Lamentations 4:1-22; John 8:1-12; 8:13-27