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28/03/2023 - 29/03/2023 All day

no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent” (Psalm 91:10).

As they settled down in the promised land, God gave the Israelites guidelines how to live a good and happy life. One area involved canceling debts. “At the end of every seven years you must cancel debts. This is how it is to be done: Every creditor shall cancel any loan they have made to a fellow Israelite. They shall not require payment from anyone among their own people, because the Lord’s time for canceling debts has been proclaimed” ( Deutronomy 15:1-2). 

Of course here we must observe only the lender can cancel a debt. A debt which is canceled has no more force. The borrower is freed of all obligations. Perhaps before he was tormented with guilt pangs of how to pay but is now scot free.

When Jesus was about to depart the disciples, he too gave them certain powers. “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me…And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Mathew 28: 18-20). Here he was repeating himself. “Look, I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and you can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure you” (Luke 10:19).

Now, any of us might be under attack from a certain foe. Perhaps you are tortured with dreams of a wild nature. Jesus is saying he has left certain powers in our hands. For just like a lender, with any threat on our lives, he has given us the power to “cancel” the threats of the enemy and render any harmless.

For is it the threat of disease on your or fear of ruin through poverty causing you worry? As a believer in Christ you have been given power to cancel any such evil threats and render them useless.

In granting the Israelites powers to cancel debts, the Lord promised he “will richly bless you, if only you fully obey the Lord your God and are careful to follow all these commands I am giving you today” (Deuteronomy 15: 4-5). A believer in Christ who has been given power to cancel all forces against him, and fails to use such, is not only just being careless, but also denying himself multiple blessings. So, today, if you are feeling any attack on your life, of whatever nature, just rise up and cancel it all in Jesus’s name.

Prayer today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, where there is any attack on my life, today I use the authority Jesus gave me through the power of his word, to cancel it and render any harmless, this I pray in Jesus’s name.

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    "The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands” (Acts 17:24)

    When in his missionary journey the Apostle Paul ventured into the city of Athens he was struck by two things. First, the Athenians spent most of the day doing nothing but talking about the latest ideas (Acts 17:21). In spite of that they could not figure out who the great God is and his plan for their salvation.

    Secondly, Paul noticed Athens was filled with temples and statutes all over. In fact he came across one altar marked with an inscription to an “unknown god” (verse 23). The Athenians were a very religious people, searching God but with no idea of his plans for salvation through Jesus.
    The experience of Paul travelling through Athens could be the same with any of us visiting our modern cities. It is easy to find folks arguing about where truth can be found on social media almost all day. And then also one can find temples of all nature rising across the city. This is usually where they have assigned and restricted God as folks go about their lives.

    One thing Paul reminded the Athenians is that in spite of all their great arguments and temples the truth was actually not far from them. “From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundary of their lands. God did this so that they should seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any of us” (Acts 17:27-28).

    Today, you may find yourself in a situation similar to that of the Athenians, where you are searching for the truth, yet it is so close to you. “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me” (Revelation 3:20).

    Prayer for today: Lord Father in heaven, today I pray in the blessed name of Jesus, to know and share the truth of your salvation like Paul did for you are not far from any who truly desires to know you, this I pray in Jesus’ name!

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