OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR JUNE 22, 2023 (WHEN GOD STEPS IN)
TOPIC : WHEN GOD STEPS IN
MEMORISE: Psalm 62:7
In God is my salvation and my glory: The rock of my strength and my refuge is in God.
READ: Exodus 14:9-28
9 The Egyptians—all Pharaoh’s horses and chariots, horsemen[a] and troops—pursued the Israelites and overtook them as they camped by the sea near Pi Hahiroth, opposite Baal Zephon.
10 As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites looked up, and there were the Egyptians, marching after them. They were terrified and cried out to the Lord. 11 They said to Moses, “Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die? What have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt? 12 Didn’t we say to you in Egypt, ‘Leave us alone; let us serve the Egyptians’? It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!”
13 Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. 14 The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
When God steps into the situation of a man, we call it a divine encounter. A divine encounter is actually a collision between God – with His supernatural powers and human beings – with their helplessness. In Luke 7:11-15, a widow – on her way to bury her only son met Jesus – in whose presence is fullness of joy (Psalm 16:11). The result was a collision that caused joy to swallow up sorrow. The widow’s sorrow ended and she returned home rejoicing.
The Almighty God is going to collide with you today and you will experience a great transformation, in Jesus’ name. During one of our programmes some years ago, the Lord gave me a revelation for someone in the meeting and I announced: “The Lord said there is someone here who should have been married but the mother says she would not get married. If the mother does not repent, she will be dead within a week”.
A lady that was of a marriageable age believed the word was for her and she went home to tell her mother. The next day, the mother, furious, came with her to see me, saying, “My daughter came and informed me that you said I will die within a week”. I told her exactly what God had said, explaining that I hadn’t mentioned any name. After this, she asked the girl to leave the office, then turned to me, “It is not that I don’t want her to marry. It’s just that she is the one taking care of me. Once she marries, there will be no one to take care of me”.
I replied, “That is not a problem; I will talk to the husband and they will continue to take care of you”. The mother then said, “In that case, she can marry”. Six months later, the daughter was married. In our Bible reading for today, we saw how God stepped into the situation of the Israelites and brought doom upon the Egyptians.
This tells us that we must be careful when dealing with children of God because Jesus can decide to step into the situation at any time. When He decides to step into a situation, you had better be sure that you are on His side. If you surrender to Him willingly, then He will collide with all the forces against you but if you are not on His side, a collision with Him will bring about a negative result like it did for the Egyptians.
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