Wednesday, 19 June 2013

RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Wednesday 19 June 2013 WHY THE WORD SOMETIMES FAIL By Pastor E. A. Adeboye


RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Wednesday 19 June 2013 
WHY THE WORD SOMETIMES FAIL 
By Pastor E. A. Adeboye

Memorise: “For everyone that useth milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.” Hebrews 5:13
Read: Hebrews 5:11-14
Bible in one year:  Exodus 32-34
Action point point: Check your life and find outin what ways you have made the Word to fail concerning you. Repent and make it work today
The word of God is most powerful. It lives and is Unlimited just like God. It is a spy agent for the fellow who knows how to use it well. If there is one weapon that the enemy can’t resist, it is the word of God, yet often times, it appears the word does not work. Is God a liar or what is wrong? There are a few instances where the word of God may not work. The first is during a trial of faith situation. While undergoing a trial of faith, the word of God is suspended for that individual or else he or she can never successfully go through the trial. For instance, during a trial of faith that borders on your finances, no matter how sin free, God-pleasing, or Heaven-bound you are, even if you pay your tithes regularly, at that trial period, it may not stop the devourers from devouring, and your promised blessing may be kept in abeyance. But after the trial period, your pending blessings will be delivered. Do not think you have lost such blessings during your trial period? They are only reserved, to be delivered after the trial. 
Another situation that may hinder the working power of God’s word is when it is not skillfully employed. According to today’s reading, if you are applying the milk of the word when strong meat or bones of the word is what you require to handle a situation, it will fail to deliver the result. For instance, if you are reciting the Lord’s Prayer during a time of need, instead of applying this prayer model and specifically asking for your need to be met, you may not have your desired answer. Or if you ask God for something without backing it up with relevant promises documented in the Bible, He may not answer you? It is not your prose in prayer that compels God into action, but His Word that you send back to Him. Even when He does not want to grant the request for your sake, He would be compelled to do so for the sake of His integrity. A believer died and went to Heaven. He was so happy to make it and to see all that God had for him. But at some point, Jesus came to him to say, even though He would want him to stay on, yet He has to release him because some brethren were asking for his resurrection and that they were standing on God’s word. So the Lord said He had no choice but to honour His word. The brother returned to his body where they were praying at his hospital bed. Boy he was sad and angry. Another situation is making requests while you are living in sin