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Sunday, 31st October, 2021

Bible Reading: Deuteronomy 8: 1- 20

Memory VerseBe careful! Otherwise, you will forget the LORD your God by failing to keep his commands, ordinances, and statutes that I’m commanding you this day. Deuteronomy 8:11 (ISV)

Sometimes, there is good in evil especially for those who are called according to God’s eternal purpose. Not all negative things are demonic. God passes His chosen vessels through the wilderness to prepare them for their Canaan land. There, He tests/proofs them, He probes into what is in their hearts, and He also humbles them (Deut. 8:2, Mat. 4). A wilderness is a season of tests and training. It is a season of preparation. Usually, God subjects His choicest soldiers to the toughest of trainings. However, the human memory is short lived. We are quick to forget.

Many times, God specifically told the Israelites to do certain things as a memorial. For example, God told the children of Israel to take 12 stones out of the Jordan river as a memorial for their children after the ark of covenant parted the river (Joshua 4:1-9). While you are to forget the pain of your wilderness experience (that season of scarcity, daily spiritual warfare, dryness, etc), please don’t forget its lessons. “Don’t despise your pain, it is the reason why a crown will be placed on your head” – Apostle Joshua Selman.

First, the lessons from your wilderness experience will make you develop a heart of compassion towards others whenever you look behind (2 Cor. 1:4). Secondly, it will keep you in check. The scars of your wilderness will keep you in check when your heart wants to be haughty and proud. (Deut. 8:14). The heart of man is deceitful and terribly wicked, who can know it? Please don’t totally trust yourself. The arm of flesh shall fail. Many have forgotten the dealings of God in their heart and His crucifixion over their heart while they were in their wilderness.

The dainties and pleasure of their Canaan land have weathered off such experience. Please don’t lose past divine dealings over your life (Lam.3:27 AMP). A brother deliberately kept some of the tattered clothes he wore during his wilderness period as a souvenir to always keep him humble. May you never join the bandwagon of those who crucify Jesus for the second time, in Jesus mighty name. Brethren, guard jealously the lessons of your wilderness experience.

Quote: Lord, roll back the curtain to always show me where you brought me from.

Prophetic Decree: You shall not repeat the pain of your past in your future, in Jesus name.

Prayer Focus

1. Celebrate the unfathomable wisdom of God.

2. Foundational powers of my father’s house, lose your grip over my life, in Jesus name.

3. I block all the entry points of the works of the flesh into my life, in Jesus name.

4. I refuse to return to Egypt rather, I will return to Bethel, in Jesus name.

5. Powers responsible for perennial wilderness in my life, be wasted, in Jesus name.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:  Matthew 19; Mark 10

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