“According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue”. -(2 Peter 1:3)
When the bible says “all”, it means everything you need for you to live in this life. God has given them unto you. But why is it that there are things you are believing God for and prayed to God about for a long time and it seems your prayer is not answered? You may have been believing God for something for 5 years or even 2 years and still no result. Why is it so since the bible says God has already given it to you? Ecclesiastics 9:11 says “I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.” From this verse of scripture, the answer is so clear. Time and chance happenth to them all. Do not misunderstand the Bible. Everyone on earth, whether poor or rich, is subject to the principle of time and opportunity. For you to exercise the divine power given to us Christians, we have to position ourselves. Be at the right place and time.
What the Bible is saying is that every human being on earth has two things that God gives to him. He gives you opportunity and He gives you time. When God gives you opportunity, then you must be in your place. When you are in your right place created by God before the foundation of the world, it doesn’t matter how many devils are fighting you, your life will still witness the divine blessings of God. There is a place that God has made for you. Stand in that place. Your opportunity will meet you there but there is also the factor of time. The devil knows what God is about to do for you. What he then does from the shadow is, he begins to cause confusion. He tries to control. Then he will poison your situation, I would like to use the word ‘contaminate’.
The rulers of the darkness of this world are operating from the shadows of this world, when the spirit of the ruler rises up from the shadow and wants to control, to intimidate and wants to confuse and contaminate your life, don’t leave your place in fear. Rise up against him. When that spirit rises up against your marriage, business, job, mind, don’t leave your place. Stand your ground. When he attacks you, attack him. There is power in your life!
Put the devil where he belongs for Jesus said “behold I give you power to thread upon serpents.”
FURTHER READING: Ephesians 1:3
PRAYER/CONFESSION: O lord, I stand in the place where you have put me, I will not move. I face the spirit of the ruler, you can never rule or contaminate my life. I speak into the shadow and the darkness: Enough is enough. Remove your hand from my prosperity and finances.
WORDS OF WISDOM: You have the power to put the devil where he belongs.