Devotional Reading Zechariah 8:1-4
Memorize: Thus saith the Lord of hosts; there shall yet old men and old women dwell in the streets of Jerusalem, and every man with his staff in his hand for very age. Zech. 8:4
Just as the word of God had declared, that death will lose its grip on both the young and the old. In Genesis 15:15, God said to Abraham “and thou shall go to thy fathers in peace; thou shall be buried in a good old age”. With all sense of boldness and assurance in the word of God, I can tell you that no devil has power to remove you from this earth until you fulfil your days. Oswald J. Smith was still preaching at the age of 93! One morning, he said, “well, I don’t know how many 93 year old pastors are on the pulpit this morning, but I’m glad I’m one of them.” Rev. Samuel A. Sadela was regarded as the world’s oldest preacher at 114, till he died he was still preaching and also my father here in London Rev Isaiah Ademuyiwa, he is 92 and still vibrant, evangelizing and doing God’s work. This explains to you that you can fulfil you days without the fear of death.
David died at a good old age in 1 Chron. 29:26-28 David reigned over all Israel for forty years, seven years reigned he in Hebron, and thirty-three years reigned he in Jerusalem. There is a provision for those that seek the Lord according to Psalms 34:10 “the young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing. Long life is a good thing to desire, if you therefore, desire it, God will give it to you, the key to it is keep seeking after God. It’s a choice.
You are a covenant child. You are connected to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. You are saved and washed by the blood of the lamb, so you’re connected to the Mosaic blessing. You also belong to the Joshua and Caleb generation; so, long life is your heritage. You have a goodly heritage. I pray for you that death will not take you before your time in Jesus name. According to Psalms 118:17 you will fulfil your days in Jesus name.
Beloved, you have a choice in this matter. You can determine how long and how well you live. In the book of Acts, we see two men who were both faced with death; one died, but the other lived, by his choice. Acts 7:59-60 and Acts 14:19-20
I pray that God will help you fulfil your days in Jesus name.
Prayer point: Eternal God, help me fulfil my days blessed in Jesus name.
Key Dose: Remember that you are a product of what you think and believe.
Pastor James Ademuyiwa
Senior Pastor (IHPCT)