Open Heaven Devotional 6th December 2022 (Tuesday)
Welcome to Today’s RCCG Open Heaven Daily Devotional for Tuesday 6 December, written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, General Overseer, The Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG.
DO YOU KNOW THAT? Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye was born 2 March 1942, he is a Nigerian pastor and General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God. He’s known for teaching and is the author of OPEN HEAVEN.
TOPIC: THE MINISTRY OF ANGELS 1
“And God’s anger was kindled because he went: and the angel of the LORD stood in the way of an adversary against him. Now he was riding upon his ass, and his two servants were with him.” – (Numbers 22:22)
READ: Exodus 14:15-27 (KJV)
MESSAGE: Open Heaven Devotional 6th December 2022
Hebrews 1:13-14 says that angels are ministering spirits. They are sent to minister to those of us who are heirs of salvation. Once you we born again, at least one angel is allocated to follow you everywhere you go. He is to follow you so that he can protect, assist and defend you. The angel will also monitor your actions and report your activities to God.
It is a beautiful thing to have an angel with you everywhere you go. Whenever the enemies think they have gotten you, your angel can just simply take you out of their hold when they have gone to sleep (Acts 5:17-25, Acts 12:5-11). Even if you come face to face with lions, an angel will shut their mouths so that they don’t harm you (Daniel 6:19-22). With an angel with you everywhere you go, you have the best security in the universe because angels are really strong. The first time you see an angel of God, the first thing he will tell you is, “Fear not”, because you would really be frightened.
What you get from an angel is determined by whose side you are on. If you are on God’s side, the angel will work for you; if you are not, the angel can block your way so that everything you try to do would just be hitting a brick wall. In Numbers 22:21-35, we read about Balaam who God told not to go with Balak when the latter called for the prophet. Balaam insisted that he wanted to go. An angel blocked the way and was ready to kill him because the Bible says God’s anger was kindled against him.
If a demon is blocking your way, you can tell it to get out and it would leave, but if an angel stands in your way and you tell him to go, he would ask, “In whose name?” If you say, “In Jesus’ name”, he will say, “It is Jesus that asked me to stand here” and there would be no way to move forward from there. If you don’t want an angel to stand in your way, you had better not annoy God.
It was an angel that ensured that the Egyptians did not get close to the Israelites all night so that they could be drowned in the morning. The angel was rescuing the Israelites while simultaneously pushing the Egyptians towards death. Do not displease God; surrender your life to Jesus and live a holy life so that God’s angels will work in your favour.
Angels will work for you if you are on God’s side but against you if you are living in sin.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
1 Corinthians 15 – 2 Corinthians 2