OPEN HEAVEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR FEBRUARY 6, 2023 (TRUE PROTECTION)
TOPIC: TRUE PROTECTION
“And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? For the living to the dead?” – (Isaiah 8:19)
READ: Psalm 91:1-16 (KJV)
The world has become such an unsafe place that everyone needs to move around with some form of protection.
Those who are rich enough often employ armed bodyguards, but this can never be sufficient.
Some other people choose to go to the devil for protection, but this would always land them into much more trouble.
I recall the story of a boy in my village who was always getting bitten by snakes.
We later found out that his father had taken him to an oracle for protection against snake bites; that was the beginning of the incessant snake bites.
John 10:10 says that the devil comes to steal, kill and destroy. The devil is your enemy; don’t be fooled when he says he wants to protect you. His ultimate goal is to steal from you, kill you and destroy you.
A woman once brought her four daughters to us for prayers. The youngest was 28 years old and no man had approached any of them to ask for their hand in marriage.
After a little investigation, the woman confessed that, to protect her children from dying, she had consecrated them to the ifa oracle. What she did not know is that, by so doing, she had simply given the ifa oracle new wives.
We prayed and God broke the link between the girls and the oracle. The four of them got married within a year. The devil is your enemy; don’t go to him for protection.
There is only one real source of protection that cannot fail and that is the protection from God Himself.
Being the Almighty means that He is mightier than the mightiest. Matthew 28:18 says Jesus has all power in heaven and on earth. Philippians 2:10 says that just at the mention of His name, every knee in heaven, on earth and underneath the earth should bow.
That includes physical and spiritual enemies. This same God said in Hebrews 13:5 “… I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”
When He is protecting you, you can sleep with both eyes closed; no evil can befall you, because you dwell in His secret place (Psalm 91:1).
Those who dwell in the secret place of the Most High spend quality time with Him daily. They are the ones who abide under His shadow.
Father, please put me under Your shadow from today in Jesus’ name.
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