Open Heaven Daily Devotional: Saturday, 5th June 2021 – Divine Security II
MEMORISE: Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. – Psalm 91:3
READ: Mark 16:17-18 (KJV)
17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
When God says surely, He means surely. When He says it will be well with you, nobody can change it. When He says surely, by His stripes you are healed, nobody can change it. He says surely, everything you do shall prosper and nobody can change this fact. This assurance can also be yours provided you dwell in the secret place of the Most High and you abide under His shadow. However, if you go away from Jesus, it would be an entirely different matter.
Beloved, there are enemies prowling around unsuspecting children of God and Satan is their ‘commander’. According to 1 Chronicles 21:1:
“And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.”
While David was the one who conducted the actual census, it was Satan however that stood against Israel (1 Chronicles 21:1). Satan will always use someone against you. In our Bible reading of today, Jesus assures us of victory against the attacks of the enemies. Isn’t it interesting that demons by which Satan maims, destroys and kills are the same spirits that Jesus has given us the authority to cast out (Luke 9:1)? This is why it is a sheer waste of time to dialogue with demons. You should exercise your authority completely without limits. In the same vein, our Lord has given us power to cure all disease. No longer should you live at the mercy of the devil. 1 John 5:14 says:
“And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:”
Divine security is also for all believers who know their position in Christ. Take the battle to the gate of the enemy because victory is guaranteed in Jesus’ name.
Some years ago, I experienced a spiritual attack that resulted in excessive stooling and vomiting. I cried unto the Lord, and He healed me. He told me that He had wanted me to have an idea of the unseen battles He had been fighting on my behalf. He had spiritually secured me in His hands. The good news is that even if you fall into the trap of the devil, God can deliver you from any attack of the enemy. The Lord will deliver you from all forms of disease and demonic possession in the mighty name of Jesus. Just call upon Him today.
Father, please deliver me from the snare of the fowler and protect me from the noisome pestilence in the mighty name of Jesus.
Praise Him, Raise Him, Jesus Our Blessed Redeemer
1. Praise Him! Praise Him! Jesus, our blessed Redeemer!
Sing, O Earth, His wonderful love proclaim!
Hail Him! Hail Him! Highest archangels in glory;
Strength and honor give to His holy Name!
Like a shepherd, Jesus will guard His children,
In His arms He carries them all day long.
Praise Him! Praise Him! Tell of His excellent greatness;
Praise Him! Praise Him! Ever in joyful song!
2. Praise Him! Praise Him! Jesus, our blessed Redeemer!
For our sins He suffered, and bled, and died.
He our Rock, our hope of eternal salvation,
Hail Him! Hail Him! Jesus the Crucified.
Sound His praises! Jesus who bore our sorrows,
Love unbounded, wonderful, deep and strong.
3. Praise Him! Praise Him! Jesus, our blessed Redeemer!
Heav’nly portals loud with hosannas ring!
Jesus, Savior, reigneth forever and ever;
Crown Him! Crown Him! Prophet, and Priest, and King!
Christ is coming! over the world victorious,
Pow’r and glory unto the Lord belong.
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