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The Levite parents of Moses had such great faith that, in order to save their son, they defied Pharaoh’s order and hid him for the first few months of his life.
And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night; he made the stars also. Genesis 1:16
Our God is a God of distinction; He is not an author of confusion. A man chooses to be in confusion when he does not do the right thing as ordered by God. When God creates, He creates with precision and purpose. He created lights for a purpose and darkness for another purpose. God commanded:
“And let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:” Genesis 1:14
Today, the philosophy of relativism is giving the Christian faith deadly blows, and believers, particularly custodians of the Christian faith (the ministers), are doing almost nothing about it. The miracle of the fourth day saw to it that there would be no confusion on the earth. When God wanted to create man for example, the Bible says:
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them”. Genesis 1:27
It is amazing that some theologians and Bible scholars these days say that some men are trapped in women’s bodies and vice versa. hence their craving for same sexual relationship! They put the blame of homosexuality on God by implication. Please let them know that God does not make mistakes, unless their God is different from the Christian God. The Christian God is a perfect God of distinction. He created the day for work and the night to rest. If by any reason we do not rest in one night, the following day should compensate for that loss of rest. Failure to observe this produces stress, sickness and ultimately death. Little wonder the life expectancy in the last fifty tears has been in decline. The achievement of forty years is realised in fewer than thirty with a price of dying early. The God of distinction in His word commanded:
“Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and l will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” Corinthian 6:17-18
The implication of this scripture is that the Church must begin to see life the way God sees it. We have mixed many profane things with sacred ones. We have been engulfed with the idea of relativism. This is not the mind of God. As a believer, how far have you been carried away by the present age? We should not be deceived that the God of distinction has lowered His standard. He has not.
And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the water called he Seas: and God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:10
Many children of God do not know the depth of the common saying, “Order is the first thing in heaven.” They quote this statement awkwardly without giving it the necessary importance it requires. In the real sense of it, orderliness is the nature of divine administration. My prayer for someone using this devotional is that if your life is disorganised, it shall be divinely fixed in Jesus name.
Our God is the God of order; He ordered the course of the universe by His Word. This is the reason why we must give the Word of God pre-eminence in our lives. The Lord said to Jeremiah; “….l will hasten my word to perform it” (Jeremiah 1:12). The Almighty God does not take His own Word with levity like some of us do. Bible teachings come in form of doctrines and living by them is inevitable if we are to live orderly. Jesus Christ said in John 7:17 “if any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself”.
Disobedience to God’s order brings chaos and unimaginable calamities as the story of Adam and Eve’s fall reveals (Genesis 2:16-17, Genesis 3:9-19). l encourage the user of this devotional to begin to place a high premium on the Word of God, even as God Himself does. In the second pastoral epistle of Paul to Timothy we read
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works” 2Timoth 3:16-17
On the third day, God set in order the course of the universe by His Word and things began to work, even till this day; the seas in their places, the dry land, a variety of vegetation and fruit bearing plants.
Our God is the God of both creation and provision: He creates to provide. This means lack was not originally planned to characterise the life of man. I pray that everything that you need shall be orderly provided for your pleasure this season in Jesus’ name. However, pay close attention to the Words of the Great Provider.
And God said, let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. Genesis 1:6
The Word of God has creative powers. According to our Bible reading of today, the power in the Word of God created space where there was none. It seemed like there was no space for further creation and the Almighty God wanted to create what now constitutes the present day universe. so the Word created the space between the water and dry land for further creation. The Bible says:
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” John1:1-3
There are lot of lessons we could learn from this creation story; the Word of God, when allowed to do His work, will always make away where there is no way and a space where there seemed to be no space. When the Israelites got to the Red Sea and it seemed like they were stuck between the hosts of Pharaoh and the Sea, the Lord, through Moses, told them to move on . It takes faith in God to obey such a command, thank God they did and their obedience paid off, because the Word made an expressway for them to pass through:
“And the Lord said unto Moses, wherefore cries thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward; But life thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it; and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the mist of the sea”. Exodus 14:15-16
Another lesson to be learnt here is; people of God should always talk to God about their challenges. Moses did this effectively and God spoke at every given time, he became a problem solver because he heard from God always. Also, when God speaks, a miracle is potentially performed, but its ultimate manifestation is dependent on human agents. We short-change ourselves of miracles when we fail to heed the Word of God. My prayer for you is that, as you obey the Word of God this year, you will begin to do the impossible in Jesus’ name.
We read in the Book of Genesis that God created the heaven and the earth in six days. Going by the account of the book of Genesis, we can assuredly say that the miracle of the universe was performed in six days! l pray for someone using this devotional; by the time you go through the first six days of this year, listing to God through this devotional, the everlasting miracles you need for the rest of your life shall be yours in Jesus’ name.
The first challenge that confront the universe was darkness, and this was the first thing God dealt with. When an individual gropes in darkness, he is likely to fall into a ditch and thereby end his life. In other words, darkness is potentially harmful. This is why there must be light; and there will be light in your life today in Jesus’ name. God said in Genesis 1:3 “Let there be light: and there was light”
One lesson we must learn here is that it was when God spoke His Word that the miracle of light occurred. Many people do not know what they lose when they refuse to allow the Word of God to penetrate their lives. Those outside the Church do not allow the Christian witnesses and evangelists going around their neighbourhood to reach them with the Word of God that will liberate them from darkness. Even, modern day Christians’ close up their hearts to the Word of Go. This is the reason why many have been in the Church for years and their lives have remained the same. They came sick and they have remained sick; they came poor and they have remained poor; they came bound and they have remained bound. What a waste of opportunity.
When there is darkness, there will be no activity. God knows this, and that’s why He first tackled the problem of darkness which the devil brought upon the earth when he was cast down. “Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhibiters of the earth and of the sea! For the devil is come down unto you, having great wreath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.” Revelation 12:12
When there is darkness, stagnation is inevitable. Also, we should take note of this phrase in the above scripture; “because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.” It simply reveals that the devil works round the clock to get his victims before they discover the light of God in Chris. So, if you are reading this devotional and you have not come into the light of God in Jesus Christ, today is your day of salvation; now is the acceptable time (2 Corinthians 6:2). l decree the miracle of the first day into your life in Jesus’ name.
There are rewards for righteous behaviour and there are punishment for evil deeds. The person who gives freely will never lack any good thing while the one who believes that there is wisdom in being stingy will never receive anything. There are some people who mainly focus on their wealth. They are never concerned about the welfare of others. Unfortunately, they are short-changing themselves because when you don’t give, you can never have an opportunity to be blessed.
After speaking to the multitude from Peter’s boat, He told him to launch out into the deep, and the miracle of that catch was so evident that it had a lasting impact on all the beholders; this is what is considered the quality of a true miracle. There is a user of this devotional, l decree in the name that is above all names, my Father will give you a mouthwatering miracle in Jesus’ name. It doesn’t matter how had things may be, your blessings will be daily manifested to the would in Jesus’ name. There is nothing as pleasant as the Lord instructing you. The moment l hear my father instructing me on anything you. The moment l hear my father instructing me on anything, it doesn’t matter how hard it may be, l obey, knowing that it will always end in my favor. The reason some people withhold what they have is because they don’t want it to leave their hands, but in the economy of God, whatever leaves your hand does not leave your life, it will always bring forth a great harvest.
From the experience of Peter and his colleagues, their nets broke so bad that they had to beckon on others for help them. l have always said this; there is at least one of my children who when he goes to the bank to deposit money, because of how much the money usually is, the bank closes for 3 days. And l believe this will be your portion in Jesus’ name. No matter how hard it is to believe, God is not bothered, because He will still do what He wants to do just to show the would that He is God.
In the words of a hymn writer, you must always remember that you are not your own, you are bought with a price, (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). Give your whole life to Jesus; let Him take all your moments and your days Withhold not your hands from moving for Him. Let your feet be swift in His business. The moment we give our lives to the Lord, we become partners with Christ. Just as in a partnership, there are nominal partners and there are active partners. This is equally applicable in your relationship with Christ; you cannot put in your all and lack any good thing. Some people have money, but some of the most precious things in life are priceless. God has divinely selected you so that He can be glorified in your life. Peter waited on the Lord with his boat. He wasn’t in a hurry, he did not see himself washing away while other were bury catching fish, and ne instructing from God made the results of others pale in comparison to his. As you wait on the Lord with your sacrifice, service and gifts, the Almighty God who controls the times and seasons will give you an unprecedented breakthrough in Jesus’ name.