Devotion: Hold on for now-Don’t Assume!


Act 16:27-28  “And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled.  But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here.”

The keeper of the prison never saw the prisoners fleeing out of jail. He just assumed. He wanted to kill himself based on assumption that was not even true. He took a very big decision in life based on wrong assumption.

There are times when evil seems to be coming your way. This is the time when all human indicators point out to some imminent bad happening in your life. You feel like something bad is about to happen. The temptation that comes immediately is to mess up things because they would be messed up anyway. However there is news for you. DO NOT HARM YOURSELF. Those are just assumption, go to the Word of God and see the reality.

It reminds me of Judas, he too thought everything was against him when he betrayed Jesus and he went and killed Himself.  The reality of the Word was that Jesus would rise after 3 days. If he had waited three more days he would have seen that nobody would accuse him of killing anybody because you cant be accused of killing someone who is alive. His issue would have been a thing of the past. Nobody would even been bothered about it because the issue had been corrected. Never assume that your issue will end badly and never choose to do yourself harm. Every Child of God is destined for good ending in every situation. Psa 37:37  “Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.”

Jer 29:11  “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Have time to pray for your issue. Jer 29:12-13  “Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”

A situation can change within 24 hours from a hopeless to a very good. In 2 Kings 6 and 7,  in Samaria, there was a famine to an extent that mothers would eat their children. However within 24 hours everything turned for better. It was at the mouth of the Prophet when everything turns out good. You too can Prophesy ( Act 2:17). You can release Word of power to change situations instead of thinking of how to harm yourself before the danger comes.

Additional scripture: Psalm 30:5  “…..weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning”. Therefore Pray and Release Word of God in your mouth and never harm yourself.

I will never harm myself. I walk under divine mandate and can never fear anything that comes my way. I am more than a conqueror and am an overcomer. Greater is He who is in me than the one who is in the Word. In Jesus Name. Amen

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  1. It just shows that people are in distress today,not because of their choices but because they are lacking the knowledge of God, the believes of today should preach the gospel of salvation before someday dies in his ignorance of God

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