Devotional Reading: Isaiah 46:1-9
Memorize: Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou, that thou mayest be justified. Isaiah. 43:26
God commands that we put Him in remembrance according to our memorize of today and the way to do this is through our testimonies, which is another prayer booster. Testimonies are weapons in the hands of a believer. Rev.12:11 “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death”. When you remind God of His past acts in your life or in the lives of others, He doesn’t deny Himself. And since He is not a respecter of persons, He is committed to do for you what he has done for others, if you put him in remembrance.
When you have a personal testimony of uprightness in your walk with God, you commit Him the more. Hezekiah’s prayer is a very good example of this: In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amos came unto him, and said unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Set thine house in order: for thou shalt die, and not live. Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed unto the Lord, And said, Remember now, O Lord, I beseech thee, how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore. Then came the word of the Lord to Isaiah, saying, Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the Lord, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen years. Isaiah.38:1-5
Hezekiah would have died cheaply, were it not for his personal testimony which he reminded God. He had a testimony, so he didn’t argue with Isaiah, but rather faced the wall and cried out to God. “Lord, is death the reward of serving you with perfect heart” with just a few seconds of effectual communication through personal testimony, Hezekiah secured heaven’s express intervention in his case and death sentence was changed to Grace to live another fifteen years.
I read the story of a cotton farmer in America. He had a cotton field and when the season for harvest came, the cotton buds refused to open up, and if that season passed without them opening, the whole field would be wasted. Worried over this, the farmer went to a man of God, Kenneth Copeland, who was in that area at that time and the man of God asked him if he pays his tithes regularly. The farmer said, “yes”. Copeland then asked for the farmer’s cheque book with which he had been paying his tithes and they both went to the farm and Kenneth lifted up the cheque book and said “Lord, remember now, that this is a tither and a devourer has no hold on tithers. Hear now and answer”. On getting back to his field the following day, the farmer saw all the cotton buds had opened.
May the Lord help you to have a testimony that can speak for you and deliver you on the day of trouble in the name of Jesus.
Prayer point: My father and my God, please give me a testimony that will speak for me and deliver me on the day of trouble in Jesus name
Key Dose: For your testimony to have weight and power, you must walk before God with a perfect and upright heart.
Pastor James Ademuyiwa
Senior Pastor (IHPCT)