The theme for Open Heaven Daily Devotional December 5 2023 is Divine Group Insurance”
In our Bible reading for today, when Paul was in a storm and had a visitation from an angel, he said to those around him:
And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss of any man’s life among you, but of the ship.
Acts 27:22 I tell people that I have three kinds of children: tertiary children, secondary children and primary children.
Generally, especially in Nigeria, most people call me Daddy. I’ll categorise such people as my tertiary children.
A very notable leader of another religion once wrote me a letter and started the letter by saying, “Dear Daddy”. If a Pastor is Daddy to leaders of another religion, clearly, such people are tertiary children.
I also have secondary children. These are General Overseers of other denominations who love me.
Finally, I have primary children: these are members of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, and I always boast that the same divine insurance policy that covers me covers them.
The same angelic protection I get is what they get too, just like Paul when he was in the storm we read about in our Bible reading today.
A few years ago, while in Zambia and on our way to a programme, a police escort rode ahead of us to help clear the traffic, but got hit by a car that crushed the motorcycle beyond repair and flung the rider across the road.
He was picked up dead from the road. I felt terrible. I said, “My Daddy, this young man is with me; he is on my team, clearing traffic for me. Please save him”.
If it were our own Church programme, I would have turned back, but I didn’t want to disappoint the people who invited me all the way from Nigeria, so I went on to the programme.
All the while, my mind was on the policeman. After the programme, I enquired after the policeman and was told that he had come back to life – no broken bone or scratch on his body at all.
That day, I saw clearly, God’s group insurance policy in action. If the devil tries to touch any of your loved ones,
call on God to cover them with the same insurance policy with which He covers you and He will answer you.
Open Heaven For Today 5 December 2023: Prayer Point
Father, the same way You protect me, please extend that protection to all my friends and family members, in Jesus’ name.