OPEN HEAVEN DEVOTIONAL
DATE: MONDAY AUGUST 1ST 2022
THEME: VICTORY OVER ADVERSITY
MEMORISE: These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. John 16:33
READ: John 5:4 -6
4 For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.
5 And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.
6 When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole?
Adversity may be a part of the system of this world, but my daddy – the Creator of the heaven and the earth (Genesis 1:1) – is greater than every adversity. Adversities are seemingly insurmountable circumstances that are greater than the power of man. They are mountains that hinder the progress of a person, a family or a group of people. Some adversities can be so great that the fellow would feel there is no way out. The Israelites faced this kind of adversity when they were delivered from slavery. Pharaoh and his army were coming behind and the Red Sea was right in front of them. The Israelites were afraid because, obviously, there was no way out. Humanly speaking, it was impossible to surmount such a situation. Even Moses did not know what to do until he cried out to God. My Daddy – the Almighty God – made a way where there was no way. For the first time in the history of man, a great body of water parted, and the children of Israel walked through that sea to the other side.
In the name of Jesus, I pray the Almighty God will deliver this kind of victory into your hands this day. This kind of unprecedented and unbelievable victory can only be found in Jesus Christ. The devil may raise storms around you, but Jesus gives absolute victory over every insurmountable situation.
Many years ago, during one of the Holy Ghost Congresses in Nigeria, a woman cried out for help, asking me to pray because she was barren, and her in-laws were not allowing her to enjoy peace in her home. I prayed for her and forgot about it. A year after this, I stood praying for people on a long line, and a woman stood before me, I asked her what she wanted, but she repeatedly said, “Jesus!” I was almost getting impatient. When I asked her again, she said “Jesus”, and explained to me that she was the woman I prayed for a year before about barrenness. Right there before me, she was holding a child with her right hand and one with her left. May God give you this kind of victory today in Jesus’ name.
God gives victory over adversities to His children. If you are yet to surrender your life totally to Jesus Christ, now is the time to do so, and every adversity against you will fall, in the mighty name of Jesus.
Father please, give me victory over every kind of adversity in my life, in Jesus’ name.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Proverbs 21-23
AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A ADEBOYE
HYMN 13: MY HOPE IS BUILT ON NOTHING LESS
1 My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus Christ, my righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.
2 When darkness veils His lovely face,
I rest on His unchanging grace;
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.
3 His oath, His covenant, His blood,
Support me in the whelming flood;
When all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my hope and stay.
4 When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh, may I then in Him be found;
In Him, my righteousness, alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.