BIBLE VERSE: Acts 7-8
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Genesis 32:26-30; Daniel 10:12-14 (KJV)
And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.
And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.
And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.
And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there.
And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.
Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words.
But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.
Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days.
MEMORY VERSE: “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” – Ephesians 6:12
PRAISE WORSHIP: Take a worship song as led by the Holy Spirit
YOU WILL OVERTAKE THOSE WHO ARE MORE TALENTED THAN YOU.
Today’s devotional, centers on the power to obtain breakthroughs. God is the author of breakthroughs. Once the Almighty grants you access to breakthroughs, your story will never be the same again. God’s promises are real. Prayer giants knew the promises of God. Their prayers were based on God’s promises and that was what made them effective. Some people are fond of confessing the promises of God without turning confession into prayers. There is no substitute for prayer. God’s promises are to fuel the fire of our prayers to make them achieve the impossible. Prayer is the battle!
The battle against a child of God in the invisible realm can be somewhat overpowering. For twenty-one days, the angel of God sent to bring an answer to the prayer of Daniel was hindered by a prince of darkness. A battle that costs an angel of God a great deal of time must have been a serious matter indeed. Victory would not have been won if Daniel had given up. A single battle with only one prince of darkness took Daniel twenty-one days of fasting and praying. A faint-hearted child of God might not have been able to withstand the spiritual battle which Daniel fought on his knees and won. You must be persistent!
Prayer is the weapon that can break through the heavenlies and release the intervention of angels. The devils agenda is to make the believer’s heaven brass, so that God’s blessings cannot reach him. Prayer has the power to shatter every satanic network in the invisible realm and generate the release of heavenly blessings. Jacob’s unyielding encounter with the angel has provided great lessons for serious Bible readers. He remains an example of persistence and aggression in prayer. To experience your breakthroughs, you must never give up until you receive your heart’s desire.