Posted by: Apostolic Oneness Pentecostals | October 28, 2009

Morning Devotional

Psalm 136

 1O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.  2O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.  3O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.  4To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever.  5To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.  6To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.  7To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever:  8The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever:  9The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever.  10To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endureth for ever:  11And brought out Israel from among them: for his mercy endureth for ever:  12With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm: for his mercy endureth for ever.  13To him which divided the Red sea into parts: for his mercy endureth for ever:  14And made Israel to pass through the midst of it: for his mercy endureth for ever:  15But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea: for his mercy endureth for ever.  16To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endureth for ever.  17To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:  18And slew famous kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:  19Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endureth for ever:  20And Og the king of Bashan: for his mercy endureth for ever:  21And gave their land for an heritage: for his mercy endureth for ever:  22Even an heritage unto Israel his servant: for his mercy endureth for ever.  23Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever:  24And hath redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endureth for ever.  25Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever.  26O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever.

As I was on my knees in prayer this morning, the Lord told me to write! First thing I did was opened my bible and it flipped open to Psalm 136. The Lord wanted me to write about being thankful for the things He had done in the past. Did you know that your deliverance can be found in the past events that God has done for you? You see, Psalm 136 repeatedly talks about the mercy of the Lord enduring forever. After each verse the writer (David) wants the reader to think of all the things that God has done in the past, so that you can move forward into your future. If it was not for God, where would we be Saints? We would be just like the children of Israel, stuck in Egypt in some type of bondage. Or perhaps we would have already crossed the red sea but still murmmering and complaing.

You see, God has a way of brining us back to reality by causing us to remember the things of old that He’s done. For the children of Israel, He gave them food in the dessert (manna from heaven), He led them through the wilderness (Cloud by day, Fire by night), and all of the false gods of the Egyptians, God shows us that even He is the God of those false gods (meaning there is no one else beside Him and that even false gods have to answer to Him). Truly God’s mercy endures FOREVER! What a mighty God we serve.

Today, when you dont know what to do, where to turn, how your going to get the things God has promised for you, remember the things of old (the past). If God could bring you out of that situation surly He can do anything but fail. Your deliverance can truly be found in the completed works that our Lord has done in you and through you by focusing on the past events God has brought you out of. Knowing this, its easy to see and say “His mercy endures forever”!

So take the time today during your time of reflection on the goodness of the Lord, reflect on the things He has already done for you, THANK HIM for His mercy, and trust knowing that if God could bring you through circumstances last year and the year before, surely our One Lord WILL do the same again.

Be blessed, for truly God’s mercy endures forever!


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