Monday 11 November
RCCG Open Heavens Daily Devotional
Memory Verse: Then said Jesus,
Father, forgive them; for they know
not what they do. And they parted
his raiment, and cast lots. Luke 23:34
Read: Acts 7:54-60
54 When they heard these things,
they were cut to the heart, and they
gnashed on him with their teeth.
55 But he, being full of the Holy
Ghost, looked up stedfastly into
heaven, and saw the glory of God,
and Jesus standing on the right hand
of God,
56 And said, Behold, I see the
heavens opened, and the Son of man
standing on the right hand of God.
57 Then they cried out with a loud
voice, and stopped their ears, and
ran upon him with one accord,
58 And cast him out of the city, and
stoned him: and the witnesses laid
down their clothes at a young man’s
feet, whose name was Saul.
59 And they stoned Stephen, calling
upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus,
receive my spirit.
60 And he kneeled down, and cried
with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this
sin to their charge. And when he had
said this, he fell asleep.
One of the outstanding qualities of
the midwives in Exodus 1:15-21 is
meekness. Many people usually
misconstrue meekness for weakness
but this is not so. To be meek is to
be capable of doing a lot of damage
but to refuse to use such powers for
evil. Those midwives had the power
to kill new born babies but they
refused to use it. Matthew 5:5 says,
“Blessed are the meek: for they shall
inherit the earth.”
This tells us that if you are meek,
you will attract material possessions
in ways you cannot explain. That
also means that if you usually use
the power at your disposal to do evil
and not show mercy, you will be
repelling material things in ways
that you cannot understand. No
wonder the meekness of the
midwives gave them households! In
addition, meekness causes things on
the earth to cooperate with the one
who has it. Meekness is a show of
mercy. The merciful obtains mercy
and the way of the meek is clear.
When the way to progress or
prosperity is blocked for some
people, they will begin to look for
some external enemies, not
knowing that it is their vengeful,
highly retaliatory and unforgiving
disposition that is causing it.
Every believer is a potential divine
midwife and as such should be
meek. When somebody is doing
everything to pull you down, and
you have information about the
fellow that can bring him or her
down, don’t use it. Those who say:
‘Before you bring me down I will
clear you out of the way’, are lacking
in meekness. Is your senior pastor
persecuting you? Are you seeking
ways to get back at him or even to
get him sacked? If you are, where is
your meekness? A meek fellow does
not have the terms: vengeance,
unforgiving spirit, impatience with
offenders, etc., in his or her
dictionary. The meek fellow makes
excuses for his or her offenders.
Moses was the meekest of men in
his days. Also when Stephen was
being stoned to death, what did he
say? He told the Lord not to record
the event leading to his death
because they did not know what
they were doing. That was also what
our Lord Jesus Christ did. That is
Key Point
If you will not be meek because of
the sacrifice it entails, be meek
because of the rewards it attracts.

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