VICTORY OVER ENEMIES II

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY
DEVOTIONAL WEDNESDAY, 12TH
MARCH, 2014 THEME: VICTORY
OVER ENEMIES II
Memorise:
And such as do wickedly against
the covenant shall he corrupt by
flatteries: but the people that do
know their God shall be strong,
and do exploits.
Read:
Daniel 6:19-22
19 Then the king arose very
early in the morning, and went
in haste unto the den of lions.
20 And when he came to the
den, he cried with a lamentable
voice unto Daniel: and the king
spake and said to Daniel, O
Daniel, servant of the living God,
is thy God, whom thou servest
continually, able to deliver thee
from the lions?
21 Then said Daniel unto the
king, O king, live for ever.
22 My God hath sent his angel,
and hath shut the lions’ mouths,
that they have not hurt me:
forasmuch as before him
innocency was found in me; and
also before thee, O king, have I
done no hurt.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : JEREMIAH
47:1-49:22 and PSALM 59
Message
Paul in Philippians 3:10 prayed
earnestly:
“That I may know him, and the
power of his resurrection, and
the fellowship of his sufferings,
being made conformable unto
his death;”
One wonders what prompted
the apostle to pray this type of
prayer! It may be, as we shall
shortly see, that he discovered
the secret of victory in the
knowledge of the Most High
God. It is beneficial to know
Christ. In Daniel 11:32, the Bible
reveals that the people who
know their God shall be strong,
and do exploits. The knowledge
of God is therefore the key to
doing exploits for Him. The
degree of your knowledge of
the Almighty God determines
the level of victory you will
experience over your enemies.
For victorious Christian living
therefore, knowledge is not a
matter of choice but rather that
of life and death; for lack of
knowledge could lead to death
(Hosea 4:6). Knowledge is
generally accepted as power.
Power to conquer your enemies
is in knowledge. This knowledge
should be the knowledge of the
Most High. Let’s take a look at
examples of some heroes of
faith and see how their
knowledge of God gave them
victory.
Joseph is a hero of faith who
knew God, and this knowledge
helped him to abstain from
sexual immorality. When his
master’s wife asked him to sleep
with her, he in Genesis 39:9c
said:
“….how then can I do this great
wickedness, and sin against
God?”
Joseph knew that the act of
sleeping with his master’s wife
was directly a sin against God
because He knew the God of his
fathers to be a Holy God.
Another example is Daniel.
Daniel knew his God to the level
of obeying Him rather than
observing the malicious decree
King Darius signed up to in
ignorance. Daniel knew that
with his God, all things are
possible. He went ahead and
prayed to the God that can kill
and can make alive. Jesus said
we should not fear those who
can only kill the body; rather we
should fear the One who can kill
both the body and send the soul
to hell (Matthew 10:28). The
three Hebrew young men were
boastful of their God as being
able to deliver them (Daniel
3:16-18). They also knew that it
could please Him to recall them
to Himself in heaven through
the fiery furnace. When you
know God to be a consuming
fire, you will not want to do
anything that will offend Him. In
return, your life of consecration
and holiness will shield you
against the onslaught of the
enemy. Seek to know the Trinity
today.
Prayer Point:
Father, reveal yourself to me. Let
me know you as I ought to, and
let the knowledge of you give
me victory all the days of my
life.

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