SPIRIT MEAT DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY REV OLUSOLA AND REV OYENIKE AREOGUN FRIDAY, 11TH AUGUST, 2017.
TOPIC: REPENTANCE IS A WEAPON OF WAR. ACTS 3:19.
A major way through which people fall into the devilís trap of oppression and evil occurrence is by stepping out of Godís will and dabbling into things that God detests. Balak was advised not to struggle to curse or attack the children of Israel, because as long as they did the will of Jehovah, no once will succeed in placing a curse on them.
God was their shield. You see, the devil has not been given the permission to have the last laugh. REPENTANCE (- feel regret about a wrong action and change from it) is a major weapon of war to blow off the devil after you have opened doors to him through disobedience.
Many people have a negative attitude towards repentance. They feel embarrassed at asking for forgiveness, admittance of fault and making a change. This is the enemyís strategy to keep people bound. From Genesis to Revelation, every where people repented genuinely before God they received prompt help.
Read these three passages:
a.Even Ahab an evil king- I Kings 21:7
b.The people of Nineveh- Jonah 3:1-10
c.Princes of Judah II Chronicles 12:1-7
Be quick to turn to Godís word with a contrite heart. Donít cover up your sins, such people donít prosper. Repentance is our weapon of war to overturn the devilís legal hold against us. Unrepentant people remain under the devilís captivity with no access to divine intervention.
Repentance only looks shameful to the flesh, it is the key to times of refreshing with the LORD. It puts you in a place of divine honour and lifting. God reckons with people that repent easily of any wrong or disobedience, He doesnít mock.
PRAYER: Lord, I will not cover up my sins in Jesusí name. Amen.
Bible in a year: Nehemiah 1:1-3:14, 1 Corinthians 7:1-24, Psalm 31:19-24, Proverbs 21:4