HOW GOD DELIVERED ME FROM A HUGE PYTHON WHEN THE REDEMPTION CAMP WAS A PYTHON INFESTED JUNGLE
GOD HAS A BEFORE AND A BEHIND
YOU NEED TO STAY WHERE GOD CAN SEE YOU SO THAT HE WILL SEE ANY ENEMY COMING TO YOU
THE EYES OF THE LORD ARE RUNNING AND WILL ALWAYS ARRIVE BEFORE THE ENEMY WHO WALKS TO AND FRO
IF YOU REFUSE TO WALK WHERE GOD CAN SEE YOU IT IS BECAUSE YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO HIDE
– Pastor E. A. Adeboye on “ELSHADDAI” JULY 2023 THANKSGIVING SERVICE RCCG 2nd July, 2023 Part C
But when God spoke to Abraham and said, “I am Jehovah Elshaddai,” he said something to Abraham: “walk thou before me.”
That tells you one thing straight away. God has a before and a behind. “Walk thou before me” means walk where I can keep my eyes on you. Walk where I can see you. 2 Chronicles 16:9; 1 Peter 5:8. Every morning when we wake up and we want to go about our business, the devil is also awake and he’s looking for food. He will never find you!
If you stay where God can see you, he will see the enemy before the enemy can come to you because his eyes are running and the enemy is walking and the one who is running is going to arrive before the one who is walking. But if you refuse to stay where he can see you, you want to stay behind him, then you’re on your own.
The reason anybody will not want to walk where God can see him or her is because you have something to hide. If you have nothing to hide from the living God you will say, of course I want to walk before you, I want you to see me.
That’s why you hear me crying every time, “be holy” because his eyes will not behold sin. If you think you’re clever and there are things you can do behind locked doors that God cannot see, only one fellow has something to lose – and that will be you.
The only people who tremble when they hear that the auditor is coming are people who have something to hide. He said, walk before me and be thou perfect.
The Almighty God can see danger far ahead and he knows how to prevent the danger from coming to you provided you are walking where he can see you.
Years ago I was walking in the Camp. The Camp was still more than 95 per cent bush and I love to walk in the foot path, bush, to pray so that nobody will disturb me. I was going about praying, enjoying myself because I was alone with God and all of a sudden, something told me to stop and I stopped. Suddenly I realized this is my normal route. I can see something on the road, it looked like a log of wood.
I thought may be somebody came to the bush, cut down some trees and didn’t carry it back to his place.
But all of a sudden, it looks as if the wood is moving. When I looked more closely I saw a huge python right across my path and in those days, we saw pythons almost everyday. That jungle was python infested.
The moment the thing saw that I have recognized it, it raised up his head to attack. Of course now that I have already seen it, I moved back a little bit and I had no weapon. But as I turned to my right I saw a big rock.
That rock was already positioned there by God. I don’t need to tell you the rest of the story. The python died and I am still alive.
– Any danger coming your way, in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, God will reveal it and he will give you victory over it!
But are you willing to walk before him? That’s the big question.
So those of you who think you’re doing yourself a favour by living in sin, you’re doing yourself a disfavour.