Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Topic: SPIRITUAL SUPERIORITY

Open Heaven 25 JUNE  2023 Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Topic: SPIRITUAL SUPERIORITY 

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Open Heavens 2023
Date: 2023-06-25
Topic: SPIRITUAL SUPERIORITY

Memory Verse: Deuteronomy 4:24 – For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.
Bible Reading: 2 Kings 6:15-23

Message: Spiritual Superiority is what can make you deal with your enemies so completely that you make a mockery of them. That is what happened in Colossians 2:15 which says, “And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.”

2 Kings 6:8-20 tells us that a king considered Elisha as a threat, so he sent an entire army to arrest him. This however turned out to be an impossible mission because Elisha demonstrated spiritual superiority by arresting the entire army when they got to his place. As if that was not enough, he also led them as captives into their enemy’s territory.

When God sees a man or woman who is committed to a life of holiness, He will use that fellow to make an open shame of the enemy and arrest arresters. If you get really close to God, you won’t pray for your enemies to be destroyed because the Bible says in Psalm 23:5:

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

If all enemies are dead, who will behold your glory? I am praying for you that God will take you to such a level that in the very presence of your enemies, He will be glorified in you, in Jesus’ name.

Your ability to exhibit spiritual superiority over the devil happens when you become really close to God. How close do you want to be to God — the Consuming Fire? The elders say that when a leaf stays long with the soap, it will become soap. If you stay sufficiently close to the Consuming Fire, you too will become a consuming fire. If you really want to be able to put your enemies to shame, then you need to get close to the Consuming Fire. The price to pay for this is complete holiness and constant fellowship with God. Fasting and prayers must be your lifestyle.

Without holiness, you cannot even have access to the Lord, talk less of being close to Him. Live holy and you will see the enemy begging you to release them after you have arrested them.

Points: When you get sufficiently close to the Consuming Fire, you will also become a consuming fire against your enemies.
Bible in one year: Psalms 112, Psalms 113, Psalms 114, Psalms 115, Psalms 116, Psalms 117, Psalms 118

Title: Take My Life and Let It be.

  1. Take my life and let it be

Consecrated Lord to Thee
Take my moment and my days
Let them flow ceaseless praise.

  2. Take my hands and let them move

At the impulse of Thy love
Take my feet and let them be
Swift and beautiful for thee

  3. Take my voice and let me sing

Always only for my king;
Take my lips and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee.

  4. Take my sliver and my gold

Not a mite would I withhold
Take my intellect, and use
Every power as thou shalt choose.

  5. Take my will and make it Thine,

It shall no longer mine:
Take my heart, it is Thine own;
It shall be Thy royal throne,

  6. Take my love, my Lord, I pour 

At Thy feet its treasure store;
Take myself, and I will be
Ever, only, all for thee

Open Heavens 2023 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. The Open Heavens devotional application is available across all mobile platforms and operating systems: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile and PC.

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