Spirit & Life Devotional
Wednesday, January 28
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
Far From Oppression
Acts 25:2-4 NKJV “Then the high priest and the chief men of the Jews informed him against Paul; and they petitioned him, asking a favor against him, that he would summon him to Jerusalem— while they lay in ambush along the road to kill him. But Festus answered that Paul should be kept at Caesarea, and that he himself was going there shortly.”
Paul was oblivious of the evil plots of the high priest and elders of the Jews, but God kept him! Job 5:12 says that God frustrates the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot carry out their plans. Hallelujah!
When the king of Syria was making war against Israel; when he planned any move, Elisha would know by revelation, and reveal it the king of Israel; thereby thwarting the plans of the Syrians. The Bible says that the heart of the king of Syria was greatly troubled by that; and said to his men, “Will you not show me which of us is for the king of Israel?” But one of his servants said, “None, my lord, O king; but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the words that you speak in your bedroom.” Hahaha
Isaiah 54:14-15 says, “In righteousness you shall be established; you shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear; and from terror, for it shall not come near you. Indeed they shall surely assemble, but not because of Me. Whoever assembles against you shall fall for your sake.” That’s God’s promise to you and your family. Say Amen!