Joel Osteen daily devotionals July 25 2022 :
1 John 3:8, NLT
But the Son of God came to destroy the works of the devil.
In Acts 28, the apostle Paul was bitten by a poisonous snake on a small island named Malta. Paul didn’t panic, but simply shook the snake off and went about his business. The local people waited to see him swell up and suddenly die, but after a long wait and no harm to Paul, they decided he was a god. They weren’t far off; he was a son of God.
In today’s Scripture, the word “destroy” in the original language means “to not have its intended purpose.” There will be times when we get bit by a sickness, a divorce, or a loss, but like with Paul, that poison is not going to have any effect on you. Its purpose is to take you out, but because God destroyed the works of the enemy, it’s not going to have its intended purpose. God has the final say. What stops others is not going to stop you. The Most High God is pushing back forces of darkness. What He’s purposed for your life will come to pass.
Prayer for Today
Father, thank You that no matter what the enemy sends against me, it will not have its intended purpose. Thank You that You have destroyed the works of the devil and broken his power. I believe that You always have the final say, and what You have purposed is on the way. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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