Topic: From Confrontation To Promotion [Friday December 15, 2017]
Scripture: Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God. 1 Samuel 17:36
Thought For The Day: God will not allow what will conquer you to confront you; the confrontation did not come to collapse you but to promote you.
Confrontation simply means the challenges and battles a person faces or fights.
David, for instance, was confronted with a death sentence hanging on his life. King Saul wanted to take his life by all means (1 Samuel 19:1). He was confronted by a lion and a bear. He also confronted Goliath that almost turned King Saul and the children of Israel into vegetables out of fear.
Now, David must have complained like most Christians do today, ‘Why all these battles, why does God not like me? Where did I go wrong? What did I do? I pray, I pay my tithe, I am doing everything God said I should do, yet God allowed all these battles to confront me.’ God must have silently assured him, ‘Your confrontations are all for your promotions.’
A genuine Christian facing the battles of life could be faced with endless questions and complaints: ‘Why does God allow me to remain barren for years? Why is He not protecting me from witchcraft afflictions and attacks? I am almost forty years old and not yet married, etc.’
Beloved, the truth is God will not allow what will conquer you to confront you. Remember, it was in confronting the lion and the bear that David had the courage to confront Goliath. And it was in confronting Goliath that David was promoted.
Beloved, today’s battle is the seed for tomorrow’s victory. What you confront today is the foundation for what you will collapse tomorrow. The confrontation did not come to collapse you but to promote you.
By the mandate of God on my life, I prophesy the collapse of every battle around your life – be it the battle of childlessness, chronic singleness or witchcraft affliction, in Jesus’ Name.
Remember This: God will not allow what will conquer you to confront you; the confrontation did not come to collapse you but to promote you.
- No matter what you may be passing through, never murmur against God or think that God does not love you.
In the face of confrontations or contradictions, develop a dogged faith, trust and confidence in God.
Prayer: LORD, I decree that every confrontation around my life usher me into promotion, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING Get the Message: HE TEACHETH MY HANDS TO WAR
Quote: God did not call you to kill you; He called you to colour you. God didn’t call you to mock you, He called you to make you. Culled from 365 WISDOM CAPSULES by Dr Paul Enenche
Don’t Forget To Attend: The Home Cell Fellowship tomorrow by 6:pm. Invite your neighbours, God bless you.
Daily Reading: Micah 1:1 to 4:13, Revelation 6:1 to 17, Psalm 134:1 to 3, Proverbs 30:1 to 4
Amazing Fact: Your upper lid has around 200 lashes and your lower lid has around 100!
Today In History: 15/12/1891- James Naismith invented the sport of basketball.
Today’s devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities.