Saturday March 30th 2019
Memorise: And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the water asswaged; Genesis 8:1
Read: Exodus 2:23-25(KJV)
23 And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.
24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.
25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.
Bible in one year:
1st Thessalonians 5,
2nd Thessalonians 3,
Sing hymn 1
When the Bible says that God remembered an individual, a group of people or a covenant, it does not mean that He is forgetful.
How can the One who created memory forget something? It is impossible for God to forget anything. The phrase “God remembered” simply means that God decided to show mercy at that point in time. God will show tender mercy to you today in Jesus’ Name. When the Bible speaks of God remembering Noah in Genesis 8:1, it is referring to the favour that God bestowed upon him. God put Noah in the ark, and so there is no way He would have forgotten him there. God follows His own time-table for all events in the world. When it was time for Noah to come out of the ark to fulfil his divine destiny, God swept into action and Noah and all the creatures in the ark were restored to the surface of the earth. On the other hand, when God decides to abandon an individual, probably as a result of his or her disobedience of His word, the people of the world would say that God has forgotten him or her, like He did when He left the people of Ephraim alone to wallow in the terrible consequences of their apostasy in Hosea 4:16-19.
Divine remembrance can also mean God arising to fight on behalf of an individual or a nation, in response to their cry, as He did for the children of Israel in today’s Bible reading. God will remember you and fight for you today in Jesus’ Name. Are you passing through the turbulent waters of life? Since Noah did not perish in the flood, you will be divinely remembered, and you will not drown in Jesus’ Name. This is because the Lord made you this promise in Isaiah 43:2a:
“When thou passest through the water, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee.”
Are you experiencing the fire of affliction? God will remember you today in Jesus’ Name. a widow was on the verge of losing everything her husband left behind for her, because a bank came around claiming that her deceased husband owned them a huge sum of money, when she knew nothing about when he was alive. The Lord intervened in such a way that the book of remembrance was divinely opened, and it was discovered that instead of owing a debt, her late husband was actually owned by the bank.
At the end of the day, this widow became so rich that poverty became a stranger to her and her children. It is pleasant when God remembers an individual and fights on his or her behalf. Nehemiah understood this, and that was why he prayed that God should remember him for his good works (Nehemiah 13:14). When God remembers your good works, He gives you a sumptuous recompense, like He did to the midwives in Egypt (Exodus 1:17-20). Do you have any good works you can call on God to remember?
Abba Father, please remember me for good today in Jesus’ Name.
Open Heavens Daily Devotional Lessons was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical Churches in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.
The Elevation Church (TEC) has been set up by God to develop its members as witnesses of Christ while empowering them to achieve the highest levels of distinction in life, led by Pastor Godman Akinlabi, the church is based in Nigeria with multiple expressions in Lagos.