Open Heaven Devotional 3rd October 2022, Monday
TOPIC: Exposing Demonic Operations 2
2 Corinthians 1:3-5
3. Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;
4. Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
5. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God. Psalms 42:11
Open Heaven Devotional 3rd October 2022 Message
Another operation of the devil is what is called depression. Depression is not just sadness. The word depress can be simply described as to push down. When someone is depressed, he wont be able to pull himself together to do anything. The devil makes a person depressed by manipulating the fellows perspective of things.
He continually whispers lies into the fellows ears to make them see the situation as bigger and worse than it actually is.
If however, you let God show you the path of life, you will always experience fulness of joy in His presence (Psalms 16:11 ).The best solution to depression is hearing the voice of God. When the devil starts making you feel depressed, get into Gods presence and dont leave until you hear His voice.
Psalms 119:130 says the entrance of His word brings light. As His word enters your spirit, it sheds light on that thing that the devil was using to press you down. You suddenly see that what you called a mountain was just a stepping-stone. Read your Bible and begin to pray in the Spirit. Soon, you will begin to feel a kind of joy that cannot be explained.
Gods presence also brings rest from all troubles.Exodus 33:14 says:
“And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.”
God Himself is calling on you to seek His face when you are troubled. He is yearning for fellowship with you. When you dont have fellowship with God, the devil gets the opportunity to press you down with his own voice. Your confession must be like that of the Psalmist in Psalms 27:8
“When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.”
In Jeremiah 29:13 , God says you will seek Him and find Him when you seek Him with all your heart. As you surrender to seeking God with all your heart from today, depression is banished from your life in Jesus name.
Father, drown every voice of the devil in my ears and amplify Your voice in my heart, in Jesus name.
Bible in One Year
Nahum 3:1-19 , Habakkuk 1:1-17 , Habakkuk 2:1-20 , Habakkuk 3:1-19
Open Heaven Devotional 3rd October 2022 Message. Open Heaven Devotional Guide 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.