Memorize: For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all earth. Romans 9:17
Devotional Reading: Isaiah 46:1-13.
History would forever remember the great power that God showed when Israel was delivered from their bondage in Egypt, and how through his mighty hands, He crossed them through the red sea.
God is the creator of Heaven and earth. He is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, the first and last, the one who knows all things and can do all things. All power in Heaven and on earth belongs to Him. There is no power on earth that exist outside the knowledge of God, this is why He is called the Almighty God. Though it is not possible for man to fully comprehend God, but a better understanding of His creative power, wisdom and authority can be made visible by considering the works of His hands according to Psalms 8:3-4: “When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; what is man, that thou art mindful of him? And the son of man, that thou visitest him?”
Consequent to the almightiness of God, whenever He says yes, one cannot help but wonder why anyone would try to oppose Him, the almighty God. From time immemorial, human beings have been found in opposition to the Almighty God, all to their own detriment and peril. Striving against God is the fruitless opposition of the ungodly to God’s will and purpose and to the struggle of the righteous as they seek to obey God’s commandments.
Many so-called Christians today are equally striving against God by holding a worldview that is contrary to the Word of God and by their sinful words and immoral actions. Incidentally, some are ignorantly striving against God like Apostle Paul in Acts 26:14 “And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? It is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.” It does not matter what anybody may do, if God says yes, no one can say no. God says in Isaiah 46:10 “…. My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure.” Also Proverbs 19:21 “There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand.”
Do not resist the Holy Spirit, or be found arguing with God. Don’t ever try to attack God’s people or his anointed one, touch not my anointed and do my prophet no harm; don’t be caught in unbelief, lest you be found guilty of striving against God
May the Lord help you to appreciate and build stronger relationship with Him the almighty God.
Prayer point: O thou GREAT JEHOVAH, please proof yourself in my life today in Jesus name.
Key Dose: Fear the almighty God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.
Pastor James Ademuyiwa
Senior Pastor (IHPCT)