Saturday daily devotional by Pastor E. A. Adeboye ( Open Heavens 27 August 2016) – Divine Knowledge as a Weapon

Topic: Divine Knowledge as a Weapon [Saturday 27, August 2016]

Memorise: Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets. Amos 3:7

Read: 2 Kings 6:8-13 (KJV)

8 Then the king of Syria warred against Israel, and took counsel with
his servants, saying, In such and such a place shall be my camp.

9 And the man of God sent unto the king of Israel, saying, Beware that
thou pass not such a place; for thither the Syrians are come down.

10 And the king of Israel sent to the place which the man of God told
him and warned him of, and saved himself there, not once nor twice.

11 Therefore the heart of the king of Syria was sore troubled for this
thing; and he called his servants, and said unto them, Will ye not shew
me which of us is for the king of Israel?

12 And one of his servants said, None, my lord, O king: but Elisha, the
prophet that is in Israel, telleth the king of Israel the words that
thou speakest in thy bedchamber.

13 And he said, Go and spy where he is, that I may send and fetch him. And it was told him, saying, Behold, he is in Dothan.

Bible in One Year: Isaiah 63:15-66:24, Psalms 43


There is power in the glorious presence of God where many wonderful
things take place, including having access to great revelations and
instructions which makes living pleasant. God is supreme and He is the
power behind all that happens in the deep and secret places. God will
not do anything without informing His prophets. The prophet of God is a
messenger of the Most-High God. From the passage for today, we can see
that over and over again, the Syrian aggression against the children of
Israel kept leading to the defeat of the Syrian army. It reoccurred to a
point in which the King of Syria knew there was a problem somewhere, he
came to the conclusion that there must be a traitor somewhere who was
revealing all their military tactics to the Israelites. In the long run,
they discovered that there was an unseen prophet in the background who
was counseling the King of Israel from time to time about the plots of
the Syrian army. I decree into your life; all the weapons of the enemy
against you shall be exposed in Jesus’ name. There is nothing as great
as hearing from God because it helps you avoid many great mistakes in
life, and helps you to do great things for God in life. When you are in
partnership with God, He will always speak to you concerning things to
come before they eventually happen. You will have access to certain
classified information and this will help you to maintain your stand
against all odds. Knowledge is an important tool and is key to the life
of a believer. This is what separated Daniel in the kingdom of Babylon
and he became a reference point for different kings in different
situations. Daniel had access to vital information which separated him
from the crowd.

When you have access to the knowledge of God, nothing will trouble you
because you are aware of those things beforehand. Understanding gives
you the privilege to know the mind of God. When you don’t have access to
divine knowledge, it can lead to a lot of suffering and hardship. If
you want to have access to this divine knowledge, you must purpose in
your heart not to defile yourself with the lust of the flesh, the lust
of the eye and the pride of life. Those that will have access to
information from God will be people who understand the heartbeat of God.

There is a God in Heaven that reveals to His children vital information
from time to time, I always tell my children that if they have enough of
God’s presence in their lives, demons will have no power over them,
because the activities of the demons will be revealed and destroyed
before they are even executed. Right from my early years as General
Overseer, I had learnt the secret of victory by spending time in the
presence of God, and each time I am in His presence, He reveals deep
things to me about different situations of life. I want to implore you
to decide to spend enough time in His presence, and you will see the
devil fleeing from your life. In His presence there is full disclosure
of all the activities of the devil so that you live your life in
constant victory.

Prayer Point: Father, remove everything hindering me from hearing from You.

Open Heavens Daily Devotional guide was written by Pastor E.A.
Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God,
one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the
President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.

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