Open Heavens Daily Devotional – United in Rebellion? (Thursday 14th February 2019)

jbMemorize: “Though hand jojoinsin hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.” – Proverbs 11:21
Read: Genesis 11:1-6 (KJV)

1 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.

3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had a brick for stone, and slime had them for ortar

4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest wearare scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.

6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagineddoingo.

Message:

While it is good to walk in unity with others through any venture in life, any form of unity that runs contrary to the perfect will of God is counterproductive. Because of this truth, whenever there is a call to unite over anything, you must first find out what type of cause it is and what kind of unity is being called for. Uniting with people blindly can cause you untold agony. This is what happened to King Jehoshaphat who formed an unholy alliance with the idolatrous King Ahab (1 Kings 22). It was only the mercy of God that spared Jehoshaphat from becoming a victim of the untimely death that was reserved for another man. When people unite to actualize anything that is contrary to the will of God, it is a rebellious alliance. The unfortunate thing about rebellious alliances of the ungodly is that they will always end in frustration and shame, just as it happened at the Tower of Babel. God’s mandate to mankind was to replenish the whole earth and subdue it (Genesis 1:28, Isaiah 45:18), but they chose at that point to build a city and a tower with a motive that was contrary to God’s mandate for them. Hear what they said to themselves in Genesis 11:4:

“And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest wearare scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.”

They united to rebel against the divine purpose and God had to intervene so that His original plan couldbebe achieved. This is why their unitary language had to be confounded.

3 surprising things Jesus said that will shock you

The example of the Tower of Babel teaches us a good number of lessons, first of which is that whenever people gather to rebel against God and godliness, God always knows about it. I pray that the Almighty God will always reveal the evil plans of your enemies to you in Jesus’ Name. Secondly, God does not only expose evil conspiracies but, He also acts against them. I decree that those who are united against the purpose of God for your life shall be confounded and their purpose shall be defeated in Jesus’ Name. One example of an evil conspiracy is the alliance of Ahithophel and Absalom against David (2 Samuel 15:12). David prayed that God should overturn Ahithophel’s evil counsel, and He did (2 Samuel 15:31; 2 Samuel 17:23). The third lesson for us is that when God arises to foil the plans of those who diabolically unite against Him and His people, the enemies are left confused and in disarray. Beloved, are you uniting in rebellion with others? Please stop it. Never align yourself with rebels. Let these words of Proverb 1:10 guide you in this regard:

“My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.”

Action Point:
Examine the company you keep. If their activities are rebellious, part ways with them and keep company with the people of God.

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AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

THE REDEEMED CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF GOD

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DAY 34: PRAYER AGAINST WICKEDNESS IN OUR NATION

1. Praise and worship

2. Thank God for a new day and for the salvation of your soul
3. let us come against the activities of kidnappers, ritualists and cultists in Jesus’ name
4. Father exposes them and all their collaborators in all their hideout in our nation.
5. Lord set confusion in the camps of ritualists, kidnappers and cultists as it was in the days of
King Jehoshaphat, set enmity among kidnappers, cultist and ritualists for their extinct in our
nation. (2Chron 20:22-23)
6. Father lay an ambush against kidnappers, ritualists, and cultists and let them be no more
2Chron 20:24)
7. Lord we decree and declare deliverance by fire for every one of us captured by kidnappers,
ritualists and cultists in Jesus’ name(Matt 18.18)
8. We decree and declare that our nation shall be totally free from kidnapping, rituals and
cultism in Jesus’ name.
9. Father help the police to be more empowered in policing our territories, such that criminal
acts will fade away in the land
10. Father give us a responsible government, let there be employment for our youth

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