Open Heavens 13 January 2018: Saturday daily devotional by Pastor E. A. Adeboye – The Lord Mighty in battle

THE LORD MIGHTY IN BATTLE – Saturday January 13th 2018
Memorise: If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O King. Daniel 3:17
Read: Psalm 24:7-10 (KJV)

24:7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

24:8 Who is this King of glory? Open heavens 12 January 2018. The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.

24:9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

24:10 Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.

Bible in one year: Genesis 29-30, Revelation 12, Hymnal: Sing hymn 11
To live a fulfilled life worth of their election, children of God must know their God as the Lord who is mighty in battle. The story of the three Hebrews boys is a classical example of what God is capable of doing for his children who know who He is (Daniel 3). open heavens 9 January 2018. They confronted the world emperor of their time, Nebuchadnezzar, with faith in the supremacy of the power of their God over the affairs of men. Open Heavens January 4 2018. There is a lesson we must learn from the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, which the Lord spelt out for us in clear terms in Luke 17:33, saying:
“Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosever shall lose his shall preserve it.”

Note that it was after King Nebuchadnezzar had threatened to burn the three Hebrew boys that they declared that they were not afraid for their lives, even if they had to die defending what they believed in, What an amazing statement of faith this is:

“If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he deliver us out of thine hand, O king.”
Daniel 3:17

It takes truly knowing God to make such a bold statement. No wonder Daniel 11:32 says,

“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.”
Do you know your God as a weakling or as a mighty warrior? Open Heavens 1 January 2018. To the three Hebrew boys, the God of Israel was more than able to deliver them. because they knew Him to be the Lord of hosts. Open heavens 3 January 2018. He Specialises in fighting all manner of battles in all realms. On the ground, He fought for the children of Israel against the Amalekites (Exodus 17:8-16). In the midst of the sea, He fought for the Israelites against the Egyptians (Exodus 14:13-30). In the air, He fought for Joshua and the children of Israel against the forces of the five kings who gathered against them (Joshua 10:1-20Open Heavens 7 January 2018 . The awesomeness of this God made the Psalmist to describe Him as the Lord mighty in battle (Psalm 24:8). Beloved, what is that battle confronting you? Open Heaven 11 January 2018. You would be wise to run to God Almighty to fight for you. He is mighty in battle and has never lost any war. He will be your sure Ally and you will be victorious in Jesus’ Name. Surrender your life to Him and hand over those battles of life to Him, and you will begin to enjoy victories without sweat through His involvement.
Prayer Point
Father, please fight the battles of life confronting me today, and in every situation I will encounter this year, don’t let me be a victim but a victor, in Jesus’ Name.
Open Heavens Daily Devotional Lessons was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical Church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer's Ministries. 
Sing hymn 11
11       O GOD, OUR HELP IN
          AGES PAST
1.          O GOD, OUR HELP IN
             AGES PAST,
            Our hope for years to come,
            Our shelter from the stormy blast,
            And our eternal home.

2.          Under the shadow of Thy throne
            Thy saints have dwelt secure;
            Sufficient is Thine arm alone,
            And our defence is sure

3.       Before the hills in order stood,
Or earth receive her frame,
From everlasting Thou art God,
To endless years the same.

4.         A thousand ages in Thy sight
            Are like an evening gone;
            Short as the watch that ends the
            Before the rising sun.

5.    Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
Bears all its sons away
They fly forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the opening day.

 6.    O God. Our help in ages past,
        Our hope for years to come,
         Be Thou our guard while life
         Shall last,

            And our external home.

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