CAC Living Water Daily Devotional Guide
📆 Wednesday, December 1, 2021 -World AIDS Day
GOD MOVES THROUGH PEOPLE
Read: Genesis 12:1-17
Genesis 12:1-17 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.
And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.
And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.
And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him.
And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the name of the LORD.
And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south.
And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.
And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon:
Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive.
Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.
And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair.
The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh’s house.
And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels.
And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram’s wife.
Thus says Cyrus King of Persia: All the Kingdoms of the earth the Lord God of heaven has given me. And He has commanded me to build Him a house at Jerusalem which is in Judah (Ezra 1:2)
Our God rules in the affair of men and He controls human history (Psalm 22:28). From the perspective of those who do not have the mind of Christ, it seems God is inactive (Psalm 14:1) in the affair of men. God would use everything, including the dreaded disease AIDS, which is commemorated today worldwide, and all circumstances to fulfil His eternal purpose. Jeremiah had prophesied about the restoration of the Jews from Babylonia exile. It took God just to move the heart of someone to accomplish that. (Daniel 9:1ff).
In 1640, King James of England was moved by God to make a proclamation that the Bible be translated into English language and the result was an unprecedented revival of God’s work in Scotland, Ireland, Wales and England. That singular proclamation became the root of all Bible translation across the world.
How great is the Lord, He used the political, economic and religious agenda of the nations, to accomplish His great purpose for the Kingdom of His dear Son, Jesus Christ. This God is the same yesterday, today and forever (Heb. 13:8). As we hear of adverse political and economical proclamation or policies, don’t lose heart, God is still moving the heart of Kings and Presidents to make policies that will liberate God’s people from constraints and difficulties. As He moves men in physical, so He raises men and women filled of His spirit to lead His children as shepherd in obeying His commandment and to worship Him according to His wishes.
May He help us to be available for His move in Jesus’ name.
- Lord, intervene in my affair and let my adversary be put to shame.
- Do the unimaginable in my life to bring Your purpose to pass in my life.
- Continue, oh Lord, to prove Your power in this nation and all nations of the earth.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Ezekiel 34:5 – 36:21; 2 Peter 1:13 – 2:12