THE CHOSEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL...
DATE: THURSDAY AUGUST 25TH, 2016.
THEME: IF GOD DIDN'T SAY IT, THEN IT IS NOT TRUE.
TEXT: Psalm 79:11
79:11 Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thee; according to the greatness of thy power preserve thou those that are appointed to die.
"...and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers. " (1 Kings 19:4)
Elijah had just finished discomfiting the prophets of Baal and annihilated all 450 of them. He was supposed to be basking in the euphoria of his victory over them. Then suddenly Jezebel sent him a death threat. He ran away and was downcast and then began to ask for death. Notwithstanding, God did not heed to his request because He knew that it was not he that was speaking. Rather, another spirit had entered him — the spirit of suicide; of discouragement and defeat.
Elijah appeared to have been overwhelmed by the problem confronting him at that time and so, made a rash decision to throw in the towel. He did not see any need to fight on until the angel arrived and urged him to eat and strengthen himself in the Lord because the assignment ahead of him was enormous. There are times when you find yourself at crossroads, overwhelmed by life's difficulties and not knowing what to do. Do you decide to just sign off like Elijah did? One thing you must know is that if God has not spoken, you have no right to accept the devil's ministration. That voice speaking death, discouragement and defeat, is not of God and so, is not true.
Sing spirit filled songs unto God and thank Him for everything He has accomplished in your life and then take the following prayer points.
1. Any altar of my father's house, marine spirit altar, witchcraft altar or occult altar speaking death, discouragement and defeat over my life; in the name of Jesus I command you to be silent in darkness, in Jesus' name. Any evil voice assigned to deceive me into accepting a death sentence; speak no more, in Jesus' name.
2. Any problem of life on the verge of overwhelming me or compelling me to give up; in the name of Jesus, I overcome that problem. Father, Your Word says, "Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest."
AUTHOR: PST LAZARUS MUOKA