VICTORY OVER EVIL - God daily devotion

5 Nov 2021

VICTORY OVER EVIL



THEME: VICTORY OVER EVIL.

  

MEMORISE:

And he said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; 2 Samuel 22:2


READ: Psalm 91:1-8

1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.


2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.


3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.


4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.


5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;


6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.


7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.


8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.


MESSAGE:

The Psalmist says in Psalm 125:1:

“They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.”


One point to be quickly noted about this Scripture is that it is only for those who put their trust in the Lord, not those who have alternatives to the Almighty God. Those who put their trust in God are immovable. This was David’s experience. 


In the Bible text of today we see another dimension of divine protection over God’s people. This is food for thought for those who are still in doubt of God’s ability to protect to the very end. Some people are even afraid of prosperity because they feel they would be prone to enemy attacks when they prosper. They refuse to believe David’s assurance in Psalm 23:5 which says:

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


Not only did God prepare a sumptuous table for David. He filled his cup to the point of overflow just to show that He had more than enough to give to His beloved, as if that were not enough, it was done in the presence of David’s enemies and they could do nothing against it. The Almighty God who prospers us is also the One who protects and He has assured us that He will keep us at all times (Psalm 91:3.5).


David’s experiences- first with the lion, then the bear (1 Samuel 17:34-37) and later with Goliath (1 Samuel 17:49-51) are testimonies that should make any doubter believe that our God is Jehovah Nissi. This means He is the Banner that our covers and goes ahead of us to guarantee victory in every battle we face (Exodus 17:15).


Beloved, I am assuring you that if you put your trust in the Lord, your protection will be guaranteed, because our God never fails. He watches over His elect so that His name may not be blasphemed. The Lord fights on behalf of His elect and always ensures they are victorious over evil. Hence, your victory over evil is guaranteed, so long as you remain on God’s side and away from sin. 


ACTION POINT:

Examine your life carefully to see where and how you may have exposed yourself to temptations, ask for God’s forgiveness and commit to living a sin-free life from now.


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Song of Solomon 5-8.

 

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE 


HYMN 1: ALL HALL THE POWER OF JESUS NAME.


1. All hail the pow’r of Jesus’ Name!

Let angels prostrate fall;

Bring forth the royal diadem,

And crown Him Lord of all!


2. Ye chosen seed of Israel’s race,

Ye ransomed from the fall,

Hail Him Who saves you by His grace,

And crown Him Lord of all!


3. Let every kindred, every tribe,

On this terrestrial ball,

To Him all majesty ascribe,

And crown Him Lord of all!


4. Oh, that with yonder sacred throng

We at His feet may fall!

We’ll join the everlasting song,

And crown Him Lord of all!

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