THE CHOSEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL...
DATE: TUESDAY AUGUST 30TH, 2016
THEME: THEIR RAGING IS IN VAIN
TEXT: Isaiah 54:17, 1 Kings 18:27-29
54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
18:27 And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.
18:28 And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out upon them.
18:29 And it came to pass, when midday was past, and they prophesied until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that there was neither voice, nor any to answer, nor any that regarded.
"He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. " (Psalm 2:4)
God has brought us safely to the end of another month. This is something to be thankful for. But it is almost certain that the kingdom of darkness will not be happy for you or with you and might even be raging against you for escaping from all their evil plans against you. There is no need to be worried over how they feel or their next line of action. Why? He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Derision implies mockery. As the prophets of Baal called upon their god from morning till evening, there was no response and Elijah held them in derision and mocked them.
As they call your name in their kingdom, shrine, temple, inner chamber and coven; expecting you to appear on their mirror so that they will stab you with their daggers, the Lord will laugh. He knows all their antics and will allow them to waste all their energy and then frustrate them. Anywhere they will kindle fire on a native pot and put objects of sacrifice inside it and call your name as they turn the boiling pot, the Lord will have them in derision. The Lord will never allow them to rejoice over your life. Instead, by your prayer the Lord will hand over the enemies into thy hand as an inheritance and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. All that is required of you is to serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
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. Lord, I bless your wonderful name for bringing me safely to the end of this month. I thank you for how far you have come with me. Thank you for preserving my spirit, soul and body. Thank you for everything you have done for me, in Jesus' name.
2. Any power raging against me; I command you to be frustrated. I decree that the Lord will laugh and hold you in derision, in Jesus' name.
AUTHOR: PST LAZARUS MUOKA