The theme for Open Heaven Daily Devotional July 12 2023 is Divine Intervention.
SCRIPTURE: “Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.” – Exodus 3:10 (KJV).
The accounts of Genesis reveal that at a point in time, the world was formless and chaotic; however, the reason for this is not our concern in today’s devotion. Rather, we want to see why divine intervention is necessary in the affairs of men. For example, when the children of Israel found themselves in slavery, they cried to the God of their fathers.
Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them. – Exodus 3:9
In response to their cry, there was a divine intervention which delivered them from slavery to King Pharaoh (Exodus 6:6). This type of situation is not peculiar to the children of Israel alone; people have been subjected to serious attacks, frustration and untold hardship from generation to generation. The reason is found in the book of Revelation – how the devil came to the world in a great fury to wreak havoc on earth’s inhabitants (Revelation 12:12). Unless God intervenes as He did in Genesis, human life can be extremely miserable.
In today’s text, three kings ganged up against the tribe of Judah. Jehoshaphat – the King of Judah, however, cried to the Lord for divine intervention, knowing that there was no way he could win the battle against just one of the three kings, not to mention the joint forces of all three. The Lord responded and said:
Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the Lord with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them: for the Lord will be with you. – 2 Chronicles 20:17
The Lord, intervened and the battle was decided in favour of King Jehoshaphat and his people. The Lord will intervene in your situation today, in Jesus’ name. However, be ready to align yourself with God Almighty through Jesus Christ His Son. Be ready to worship God in holiness and make this your lifestyle.
Open Heaven For Today 12 July 2023 PRAYER POINT:
Father, please intervene in my situation today as You did for Jehoshaphat and the children of Judah.