SEEDS OF DESTINY DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY
DR PAUL ENENCHE
THURSDAY 05 OCTOBER 2023.
TOPIC: REDEEMED FROM THE CLAIMS OF THE ENEMY
SCRIPTURE: Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ…
1 PETER 1:18-19.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: We are God’s creature, and we belong to Him.
Many years ago, I heard the story of a fisherman who took his time to create a little boat, carved it very well the way he wanted it. He was using the precious little boat with all pleasure and would anchor the boat on the seashore after use.
One day, a strong wind came, cut the anchor, and the little boat was lost in the sea.
Another fisherman saw the little boat somewhere, harvested and sold it. Then someone bought it, displayed it in his shop for sale. The owner of the little boat was looking for it. It was not that he could not make another boat, but he had a special attachment to the little boat. Suddenly, he heard that a boat that looked like his boat was put up for sale in a shop.
When he got to that shop, he saw his little boat, recognized it, and told the boat seller that he was the owner of the boat, and that it got lost. The man told him, “I am sorry! I know it is possible that it is yours, but I bought it from someone. If you can pay me the money, you will get it back.”
They agreed, he told the boat seller not to sell it to any other person that he was coming back to buy it. The man went and laboured until he was able to gather enough money to buy back the boat. Then he returned, bought back the boat, and carried it with so much excitement. He said to the boat, “Little boat! Little boat! I now own you twice. First, I created you and now, I have bought you.” What an inspiring story!
Beloved, God is our owner twice: He first created us in His image, but we got hopelessly lost in sin, and in the things of this life. Then He sent His Son Jesus to die for us, and bought us back to Himself (1Corinthians 6:20).
So, we are God’s Creature, and we belong to Him. He created us, then, He redeemed us. So, the devil cannot have any claim over you. The sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the Cross of Calvary was God’s rescue operation from all claims of the enemy on man. You owe the devil nothing!
REMEMBER THIS: We are God’s creature, and we belong to Him.
1. Violently reject any form of claim that the devil is trying to lay on your life.
2. Refuse to hearken to the dictates of the flesh.
3. Refuse to compromise with the systems of the world.
PRAYER: Lord, thank You for the privilege of being called Your own. I am Yours forever. I owe the devil nothing! He cannot have me or what is mine, Lord in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE BLESSING OF THE BLEEDING.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Malachi 1-3.
QUOTE: The sacrifice of Christ on the Cross of Calvary was God’s solution to the complexities of man’s challenges. The Cross was and is our solution spot. Culled from the book, “The Blessing of His Bleeding” by Dr Paul Enenche.
AMAZING FACT: Most ants have blurry vision, but their two compound eyes are great for motion detection. Queens and males have three extra light-sensing eyes on the forehead.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Today, I decree that every claim of the enemy on your life is broken, in Jesus’ Name. You owe the devil nothing!