TUESDAY 1ST MAY, 2018 MORNING PRAYER DEVOTION
SCRIPTURE READING:– MATTHEW 2
TOPIC:- HEROD MUST HANDOVER AND DIE
TEXT:- ACTS 12:1-2
The meaning of Herod is monster or the monster in character. With the meaning of this name, anywhere or in any passage that Herod was mentioned in the Bible, you will definitely see the act of monster manifesting in his life.
Herod was a terminator of immature glory. He slew the children that were in Bethlehem and in all coasts thereof, from two years old and under after the birth of Jesus Christ, when the three wise men failed to give him feedback. Matthew 2:16.
Herod attitude of a monster was evident when he heard Jesus was born. He lied and secretly deceived the wise men who came to announce the birth of Jesus. But for God’s intervention who warned the wise men, may be Jesus would have been killed prematurely. See Matthew 2:1-12.
You will noticed that this Herod at the account of how he killed John the Baptist, by beheading him because he was told the truth of marrying whom he supposed not to have married. John was imprisoned for this and later beheaded. Herod terminated untimely a very godly man of God. See Matthew 14:1-12; Mark 6:16-20.
Herod was definitely a killer, a monster. And that is why you need to pray very well that this Herod must handover. See Luke 13:31.
According to the scripture, when he saw Jesus face to face, he mocked Him. He sent Him to be killed, showing that his character cannot change. See Luke 23:6-12.
The book of Acts 12:1-23 finally gave us a clue of this monster Herod which portrayed him as an executioner, and an human destroyer and killer.
In our lives too, there are moments of choice when we are confronted on all sides with negative thoughts and possibilities. Some thoughts are so powerful that they overcome us and overwhelm us, and we irrationally acted like Herod.
Please never allow your own Herod to live, for if he does, he will destroy and killed you. You must rise up and challenge every Herod operating in your life through fervent prayers.
1. I command every power that wants to destroy my glory and success in embryo, be paralyzed, in the name of Jesus Christ.
2. I command you Herod of my life, destroy yourself now by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
3. Anyone born out of woman or by cesarean operation that has vowed that over his dead body will I make it, fulfill your evil vow now by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
Have A Wonderful Tuesday!