Saturday, November 5, 2016.
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty.- Psalms 29 : 4
LISTEN : The voice of the LORD is powerful and majestic. That is, He (God) has the ability to control or influence people or things: He has strong effect on anything; He is large and impressively beautiful. He possesses authority. The voice of the LORD represents His authority, sovereignty, power, glory, majesty, etc. With His voice He commands, reigns and rules in the kingdom of men, in heaven and over the kingdom of darkness. All power in heaven above, and the earth are subject to His supreme authority. He is the most powerful, glorious, majestic, victorious of all, etc. His voice like the lion’s is dreaded by all His enemies. The voice of the LORD commands authority. No animal will run or be scared by the bleating of the goat; none will be scared when the Cock crows either. No doubt, the barking of the Dog or the trumpeting of the Elephant may trigger fear in someone, but that cannot be compare with the fear cause by the roaring of the lion. When the lion roar, every other animal scamper to safety. The voice of the lion speaks doom for preys that inhabit the jungle with it. The voice of the lion speaks authority, control, power, greatness and dominance. But our God is greater than the lion. He (Jesus Christ) is the lion of the tribe of Judah, the defender, protector, preserver and deliverer of His people. The devil has no power over those who choose to hide their lives in God.
Satan and his myriad of demons trembled and still trembles just at the mention of His name (Philippians 2 : 9 – 11; Matthew 8 : 28,29); sicknesses and diseases were healed by His word – ‘His voice'(Matthew 4 : 24), by His voice, the dead were raised and restored (John 11 : 43, 44); the blind received their sight, the lame walked, the deaf heard, the dumb spoke, and all manners of situation received solutions by His voice – His word. Beloved, the voice of the LORD is powerful. His voice is full of majesty. There is no agent in universal nature so powerful as the electric fluid (thunder). It destroys life, tears castles and towers to pieces, rends the strongest oaks, and cleaves the most solid rocks: all living beings are awed and terrified by it. Besides, His voice is all over the world as thunder; He has equally displayed His power in the Gospel, when it comes, not in word only, but attended with His power to the conversion and salvation of souls. His word is quick and powerful, (Heb 4:12); No wonder, in Jesus Christ’s earthly ministry His word was with power, (Lu 4:32). Even in His state of humiliation, Jesus Christ spake and taught as one having authority; and now, in the ministration of His Gospel by his servants, he goes forth with glory and majesty. God is with “able power”, full of majesty, He speaks with the voice of thunder; no sound in nature is so tremendous and majestic as that of thunder; it is the most fit to represent the voice of God. Beloved, do you know that God have not changed? Do you know that His voice (word) still saves, heals, delivers, provides, protects and do all manners of favour to those who love Him? Why not invite Him to speak to your situation today? Remember, the voice of God is powerful, more powerful than your problems.
Having read today’s devotional, what are you expected to do?
1. Determine to speak with the voice of faith anytime you are face with challenges.
2. Prayerfully invite the Spirit of God into your situation and allow Him to handle it for you.
3. If you are a child of God, always remember that your God is more powerful than all that is against you.
4. Learn to walk and act with confidence, always remember that our God is the most powerful and clothed with majesty.
Daily Task : Do you know that God haven’t changed? Do you know that His word still saves, heals, delivers, provides, protects and do all manners of favour to those who love Him? Therefore, prayerfully invite him to fix your life today?
Daily Reflection : The devil has no power over those who choose to hide their lives in God. Satan and his countless demons trembles just at the mention of His name; sicknesses and diseases are healed by His word, the dead are raised and the blind received their sight…
Prayer : Blessed Father, I acknowledge the power of your word today, I accept every good word spoken over my life through your word in Jesus’ name, amen.
Prophetic Word : Today, I prophesy over your life, this season, the voice of the LORD shall speak life, salvation, deliverance, healing and grace over your life, in Jesus ‘ name.