Open Heaven For December 15, 2022 TOPIC – Cover Your Children
MEMORISE: “Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the Lord of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.” – Zechariah 13:7 (KJV)
READ: Job 1:4-5 (KJV)
4 And his sons went and feasted in their houses, every one his day; and sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.
5 And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all: for Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. Thus did Job continually.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Timothy 1:5
Many a time, when the devil wants to attack a family, he goes by the principle that If you cannot get the trunk, go for the branches; if you cannot get the father, go for the son. If you cannot get the mother, go for the daughter. He then begins to attack the children. In Matthew 15:21-28, the woman that came to Jesus Christ said, “The devil is vexing my daughter”. In Matthew 17:14-18, a man came to Jesus Christ and said, “The devil is vexing my son”. In 1 Samuel 2:22-36, the Bible tells us that it is the sons of Eli that destroyed his legacy. For many Christians, the only problem they have is with their children. That will come to an end today, in Jesus’ name.
Many years ago, I was invited to preach to a group of eminent personalities in lkoyi, Lagos, Nigeria and I had prepared to minister on the topic “You need a miracle”. I was told to sit in the sitting room of the host while other guests arrived. From where I sat, I could see four other sitting rooms in ascending order of splendour. I wanted to change my topic because I believed that this fellow did not need a miracle at all. God then spoke to me and said, “The family needs a miracle more than you know”. They had one son and he was a drug addict. When his mother refused to give him any more money to buy drugs, he decided to deal with her and so, when she was travelling, he planted drugs in her handbag. She got to Britain before she was found out and arrested but she was able to wriggle her way out of the problem.
After the sermon, the Almighty God stepped into the situation, the boy gave his life to Christ, and the yoke was destroyed. I decree right now: the Almighty God will convert every child giving you trouble, in Jesus’ name.
Start covering your children with the blood of Jesus right from when they are young. The Bible says that the blood of Jesus has power to overcome the devil. When the devil sees the blood of Jesus on your children, he will run away. Every single day, ensure you cover your children with the blood of Jesus. Don’t wait until you see any signs of them misbehaving, cover them from now. The devil’s plan will fail over your children, in Jesus’ name.
Start covering your children with the blood of Jesus every day from now.
HYMN 16: O God, Our Help In Ages Past
1 O God, our help in ages past,
our hope for years to come,
our shelter from the stormy blast,
and our eternal home:
2 Under the shadow of your throne
your saints have dwelt secure;
sufficient is your arm alone,
and our defense is sure.
3 Before the hills in order stood,
or earth received its frame,
from everlasting you are God,
to endless years the same.
4 A thousand ages in your sight
are like an evening gone,
short as the watch that ends the night
before the rising sun.
5 Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
soon bears us all away;
we fly forgotten, as a dream
dies at the op’ning day.
6 O God, our help in ages past,
our hope for years to come,
still be our guard while troubles last,
and our eternal home!
Open Heavens 2022 Daily 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. The Open Heavens devotional application is available across all mobile platforms and operating systems: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile and PC. Open Heaven for Today 2022