The Open Prison
Dr. D.K Olukoya
Isaiah 56:4 “For thus saith the LORD unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant;”
Isaiah 56:4 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
4 They should not say that because the Lord says, “Some eunuchs obey the laws about the Sabbath. They choose to do what I want, and they follow my agreement.”
When you fear the future, you destroy the present.
Take a worship song as led by the Holy Spirit
Prophetic word for today:
Your night time shall expire.
Galatians 5:19-21 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
19 The wrong things the sinful self does are clear: committing sexual sin, being morally bad, doing all kinds of shameful things, 20 worshiping false gods, taking part in witchcraft, hating people, causing trouble, being jealous, angry or selfish, causing people to argue and divide into separate groups, 21 being filled with envy, getting drunk, having wild parties, and doing other things like this. I warn you now as I warned you before: The people who do these things will not have a part in God’s kingdom.
You do not need to walk into a physical prison before you become a prisoner. The world is filled with spiritual prisoners. Today’s devotional study will get you out of the prison of darkness if you happen to be its blind victim.
A man attended a party, met a girl there and later on committed sexual immorality with her.
The girl gave him her address and invited him to pay her a visit by 11.00 pm on that day, when the man got to the place, to his amazement, the people told him that the person whom he came looking for died two years before. The people advised the young man to go and “look after himself” spiritually, when they sensed that the man had committed sexual immorality with the dead.
The weakness of some people is the poor management of their own secrets. The Lord Jesus asked us to be secretive about some prayers, because He knew that there are some secret prayers that we must pray. When you are surrounded by jealousy and envy, secrecy may be the answer.
The Bible says that, though you are to love your neighbours, pray for them too. You are also to preach to them, you are not to tell or reveal your secrets to them. It is in this way that many have released their secrets to their enemies. You must locate your weakness, because the seat of the strong man may be that your weakness.
Not only are you to locate your weakness, you are also to destroy it.
It is in doing so that the strongman will have no seat in you anymore.
These are lessons to be learnt from the school of tribulations. Make use of the lessons which you have learnt and you will begin to experience a resounding victory.
Today’s text has given us a list of eligible prisoners in the dark prison of life. Do not allow the devil to draft you into one of his open prisons.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Every power that does not want to see me around, fall down and die, in the name of Jesus.
My soul shall not see corruption of death through sickness, accident or calamity, in the name of Jesus.
I drink the blood of Jesus. Let the life in the blood of Jesus flow into every organ of my body, in the name of Jesus.
My blood, by the blood of Jesus, be inoculated and immunized against the invasion of death, in the name of Jesus.
I eat of the flesh of Jesus, and I receive life into my body, in the name of Jesus.
Every arrow of untimely death fashioned against my life, go back to your senders, in the name of Jesus.
Every power digging a grave for me, enter therein, in the name of Jesus.
The Open Prison