Open Heavens Daily Devotion Thursday July 24, 2014
ACTIVATE YOUR FAITH
Memorise: The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace. Exodus 14:14
Read: Exodus 14:13-14
13 And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
14 The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
When young David stood before Goliath, he was not afraid, because he had certain master keys to unlock the door of opportunity before him. He applied the master keys of prayer, God’s word, the Name of Jesus, holiness and faith (1 Samuel 17:23-51). David was a man of faith; in Psalm 27:1, he made an exuberant declaration of his faith saying:
“The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”
It takes faith to confront and bring down the giants on the way. If you are given to fear, it would take only the size of your enemy to intimidate and defeat you. Even when David faced death, he was not afraid (Psalm 23:4). Faith sees beyond the moment. Faith sees beyond the problem. Faith is not bound to the present but creates room for the future to be realised. Faith focuses on the glorious outcome on the other side of a calamity. Acting on the key of faith, Moses assured the Israelites that the enemies they were facing at that moment would soon become extinct, even before he heard from God (Exodus 14:13-15). In the Name that is above every other name, the enemies you see today you will see no more.
Faith calls what is not as though it already exists (Romans 4:17). Faith acts ahead of the battle. Before they engaged in that historic contest, David by faith told Goliath that, ‘Today, I will cut off your head’ and it came to pass (1 Samuel 17:46). To activate your master key of faith, do not be limited by who you are, what you have and whatever limitations may surround you. Focus on God, His power and ability. Do you call what is not as though it exists? You can call up your promotion, victory over sin, healing or prosperity before hand and they will show up. Speak to your circumstances what you want to see happen and that will soon be what you would be seeing. Say this to your mountain: ‘Today will be the last day I will see you; every attempt to hinder me is unsuccessful from today’. Activate your faith today! Don’t be like those who have the key but refuse to use it. Put your faith to work and you will experience your desired new level.
Action Point: By faith, decree 10 things you want to see in your life, family and ministry from now on.