Open Heavens Daily Devotional – Great God II (Wednesday 12th September 2018)
Memorise: Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. Psalm 150:2
Bible Reading – Psalm 139:1-14
1 O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me.
2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.
3 Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether.
5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.
7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
One page is definitely not enough to praise this great God, neither are all the pages of this book sufficient to extol His Names. This God is greater than the greatest. Think of anything great that anyone has ever done; my God has surely done greater.
In mathematics, He is the greatest, He perfectly calculated the distance needed between all elements of the universe and their velocities so that they move together and are just at the right distances apart to maintain a balance. He is also bigger than the biggest, so much so that He uses the earth as His footstool (Isaiah 66:1).
For someone’s feet to be so big that He needs a footstool as large as the earth, you can be sure that he is indeed a very big fellow. No other entity is as big as this. In like manner, He is also richer than the richest. My God has never gone broke, and He can never be broke.
The whole earth and its fullness are His: all the natural resources and precious stones, known and unknown to man, belong to Him. He is the God that has the money everywhere, even in the belly of a fish (Matthew 17:24-27). A Bible scholar once explained His take on what Jesus meant when He said He would do whatever we ask in His Name (John 14:13-14).
He explained that the literal translation of that scripture to English from Greek is that even if we ask Him for anything that does not exist, He will create it and give it to us. He is so rich that He even possesses things that are not yet in existence! He can therefore never be stranded. He will show Himself through you as the one who is richer than the richest in Jesus’ Name.
My God can do all things. He not only raised the dead, He also raised up dry bones and transformed them into a mighty army (Ezekiel 37;1-10). Psalms 139 says my God knows all things, and nothing is hidden from Him. He is everywhere, and so he sees everything. You can’t run away from His presence.
Furthermore, He can also heal all sicknesses and diseases. In Matthew 8:3, Jesus touched a man with leprosy. Not only did He not get infected with the disease, the man was also healed instantly. During one of our Holy Ghost services in Nigeria, God instructed that all those who had incurable diseases should come to the front of the altar and I should just walk in front of them with my prayer staff.
As I did as instructed, they were getting healed. Those whose healing required surgery just fell and slept off while God performed the needed operation on them with invincible hands. After that night, several people testified of getting healed of incurable diseases.
Who is God to you? Is He your doctor or your provider? Is Be your helper and your friend? A popular saying goes “Show me your friend and I would tell you who you are.” If you make Jesus your friend, He will also give you the ability to do all that He can do.
Come to the winning side today and surrender all your life to this great God.
Sing hymn 13
AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE