ACHIEVE GREATNESS WITH YEMI AND BIMBO DAVIDS
Day 1 October 2019
Long life is your heritage!
Scriptural Reference: “With long life will I satisfy him and shew him my salvation”. – Psalms 91: 16
I pray that you will fulfil your days and your life will not be cut short in the midst of your days.
You will say boldly like Solomon, “I shall not die but live to declare the great works of God”
Long life is real and provision is made for it in different parts of scripture. The same principle is repeated in Ephesians 6:1-3 where Paul was talking about the blessing of honouring our parents (which we will discuss later). That means there is also ‘short life.’ If you don’t believe in a long and fulfilled life, then you are inadvertently settling for a short life.
For a very long time, people have been conditioned to believe that death resides with God. Many actually believe that God is the destroyer and that, somehow, the devil has been given a bad name. You only have to listen to some people talk. Hebrews 9:7 is one of the quoted scripture. It says, ‘It is appointed unto men once to die but after this the judgment’. It is sad, from this, that God determines the death of people. As God wishes, people depart this earth. But, that is not what this or any other scripture teaches at all. Paul said in Philippians 1: 23-24, ‘For I am hard-pressed between the two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better. Nevertheless, to remain in the flesh is more needful for you’.
Paul is here demonstrating to us our mastery or authority as believers, over physical death. Paul didn’t say God is going to decide for him. And, notice, he isn’t giving the devil credit for it. Paul himself is deciding when. He calls the shots!
Daily digest: Read Exodus 23; 1-33
Prayer: Lord, I thank you because you are the only God that can give long life to anyone. No other person can do that but you O Lord. I thank You, Saviour, for all the promises in your word; especially the promise of long life to those who obey you. Thank you, Jesus