Thursday, May 11, 2017

Author: Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day: The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name. Pharaoh’s chariots and his host had he cast into the sea: his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea. Exodus 15 : 3 , 4.

LISTEN: No one can defeat God in a battle for he is the most powerful God. God is like a two edged sword. He is a God that answers by fire, as well as a consuming fire. He is a God of mercy, as well as God of judgment. He is a God of peace, as well as God of war. Truly, God is a man of war. When he is challenged to a fight, he will not stop until he has destroyed and humbled the one that challenged him. The bible has numerous accounts of people who challenged him and were visited by his wrath. Our verse of the day is an account of God’s vengeance on Pharaoh and his Egyptian army who challenged him and determined to retain the Israelites as slaves against his orders to let them go. The bible says, “And afterward Moses and Aaron went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus says the LORD God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness. And Pharaoh said, Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go. (Exodus 5 : 1 , 2). Pharaoh and his army were destroyed because they foolishly stood in the way of God by trying to keep the people he (God) had already set free.

Beloved, is your life full of battles? Have you found yourself in a condition similar to that of the Israelites? Is your life manipulated by satanic forces? Have they refused to let you go? Have they determined to keep you as a slave all through your entire life? But do you know that you can be free? By your faith, I command such powers to let you go henceforth, in Jesus’ name. Pharaoh disobeyed God, but when he saw the power of God through the plague – those deadly diseases and calamity in the land, he determined to let the Israelites go, but temporarily. Not too long, he changed his mind and asked his army to go after the Israelites and to return them as slaves. But he failed to know that no one can enslave whom God has set free. Pharaoh and the Egyptian army chased the Israelites into the Red Sea, and there God fought for the Israelites, as a result, Pharaoh and his men were drowned in the sea. Our verse of the day says, ” The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name. Pharaoh’s chariots and his host had he cast into the sea: his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea.” (Exodus 15 : 3 , 4). Beloved, trust in the LORD and surrender all your battles to him; this season, he will fight for you, in Jesus’ name.

Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Always pray, obey and trust God to deliver you from the bondage of Satan.
2. Never lose hope in any situation, rather invite God and surrender all to him.
3. Do not be afraid, rather turn your battles over to God by faith and prayer.
4. No matter what, do not stand in the ways of God like Pharaoh, instead, obey and honour his will.

Daily Task: Whenever you are confronted with a force stronger than you, pray, obey and trust God. Never forget that our God is stronger than our enemies.

Daily Reflection: He who stand in the ways of God will live only if he will sincerely surrender to him, but will certainly die if he refuses to give up his rebellion.

Daily Prayer: Almighty God, You are a God of war, I surrender my battles to you. Deliver me from my enemies and forces of darkness, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Daily Prophetic Declaration: By the name of Jesus, I prophesy upon your life, every satanic agent and assignment in your life is arrested and restrained today, in Jesus’ name.

Daily Quote: No one can enslave whom God has set free. Hence, if God sets you free your are indeed free.

Today In History: May 11, 1792. The Columbia River is discovered by Captain Robert Gray.