Open Heaven 5 December 2023: God’s Group Insurance Policy
MEMORISE: Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven. Luke 10:20
BIBLE READING: Acts 27:21-25 (KJV)
21 But after long abstinence Paul stood forth in the midst of them, and said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened unto me, and not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss.
22 And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss of any man’s life among you, but of the ship.
23 For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,
24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.
25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.
In our Bible reading for today, when Paul was in a storm and had a visitation from an angel, he said to those around him:
And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss of any man’s life among you, but of the ship.
I tell people that I have three kinds of children: tertiary children, secondary children and primary children.
Practically everybody in Nigeria calls me Daddy. Those are tertiary children.
An emir of a town in Nigeria wrote me a letter and started the letter by saying “Dear Daddy”.
If a Pastor is Daddy to emirs, clearly, those are tertiary children.
I also have secondary children. These are General Overseers of other denominations who love me.
Finally, I have primary children: these are members of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, and I always boast that the same divine insurance policy that covers me covers them.
The same angelic protection I get is what they get too, just like Paul when he was in the storm we read about in our Bible reading today
A few years ago, while in Zambia on our way to a programme, a police escort rode ahead of us to help clear the traffic, but got hit by a car that crushed the motorcycle beyond repair and flung the policeman across the road.
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The policeman was picked up dead.
I felt terrible. I said “My Daddy, this young man is with me; he is on my team, clearing traffic for me. Please save him”.
If it were our own Church programme, I would have turned back, but I didn’t want to disappoint the people who invited me all the way from Nigeria so I went on to the programme.
All the while, my mind was on the policeman. After the programme, I enquired after the policeman and was told that he had come back to life – no broken bone or scratch on his body at all.
That day, I saw clearly, God’s group insurance policy in action.
If the devil tries to touch any of your loved ones, call on God to cover them with the same insurance policy with which He covers you and He will answer you.
KEY POINT: Father, the same way You protect me, please extend that protection to all my friends and family members, in Jesus’ name.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 CORINTHIANS 10-13
Thank you for studying today’s Open Heaven – God’s Group Insurance in Policy – written by Pastor Enoch Adeboye
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Open Heaven 5 December 2023