Sunday, 5 June 2016
Open Heavens 5 June 2016: Sunday daily devotional by Pastor E. A. Adeboye – God of Miracles I
Topic: God of Miracles I [Sunday 5, June 2016]
Memorise: And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me. – John 11:42
Read: John 11:41-45 (KJV)
41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.
42 And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.
43 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.
44 And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.
45 Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on him.
Bible in One Year: 2 Chronicles 23:16-25:28, Ecclesiastes 2:18-26
There is something unique about the words that Jesus spoke while here on earth. They carried unusual power.
“It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” - John 6:63
During His earthly ministry, His words always led to supernatural miracles. The moment He spoke to His Father, His Father brought back to life everything that was already dead. Anytime Jesus taught, the power of His Father was always present to heal the people from sicknesses and infirmities.
The God of miracles is the answer of all the impossibilities in your life. The moment you have faith in His Word, you can be sure it will be accorded to you as you have believed. Miracles are deliberate acts of God which He uses in beautifying the lives of His children. If you want to have access to your own miracle, you need to initiate it through faith. When you are connected to the God of miracles, you will begin to operate in the supernatural and command results in all you lay your hands upon. When you abide in Him and He abides in you, even the miracles you did not ask for will start to overtake you.
God is committed to doing what you ask Him as long as you are rooted in Him. The moment you ask Him for a particular miracle, even if you ask for what is not available at that moment, He is committed to creating it for your sake. Nothing could withstand all the miracles Jesus asked for because He asked His Father with all authority and boldness. Whenever you please God and you live in obedience to His Word, you can come to Him boldly and lay your requests before Him. Boldness is a sign that you trust what He is capable of doing.
As a child of destiny, you are designed to take charge and not allow the enemy to dominate you. Poverty and sickness should not have a place in your life because your Father is the Author of all miracles. I decree into your life today; the long awaited miracle which you have been expecting from the Lord shall be made manifest to you speedily in Jesus’ name. What must you do to maintain your status in the miraculous? You need to embrace a life of purity. Jesus had access to the miraculous because there was no sin in Him. You need to be consecrated to maintain your position in Christ. Never allow the bondage of this world to tie you down.
Action Point: Ask God for something big that will cause men to wonder.
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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