Pastor Adeboye teaches us through testimonies of people how God can free us from mental captivity.
Open Heaven Daily Devotional May 14 2023 Topic: Freedom From Mental Captivity
SCRIPTURE: “The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,” – Ephesians 1:18 (KJV).
There are people who are bound mentally. The mental capacity of such persons are under siege and have been tampered with. Ephesians 4:18 says the understanding of some people could be darkened by forces of darkness. When somebody has been trying to explain something to you and you suddenly get the point, you say, “Oh, I see”. You are not talking about your physical eyes but about the eyes of your understanding.
I was in the academic world for quite a while before the Lord called me into full-time ministry and I know the pain of students who study hard for examinations but still end up failing. A well prepared student can get to the examination hall and just blank out. It has happened to me before as an undergraduate. I got into the examination hall for a particular course I was very good in, only to blank out. I was unable to understand any of the eight questions from which I was to answer five. At a point, I decided to give up and leave the hall, since I could rewrite the exam later on.
I was about to stand up when an invisible hand pressed me down. I wasn’t born again then, but I know it was the Almighty. I sat, and for fifteen minutes, I saw all my colleagues writing furiously while I remained blank. After a while, I started reading the questions again and this time, the eyes of my understanding were opened. I knew the answers to all the questions. I answered all eight questions and wrote at the top of my answer sheet for my lecturer, “Mark any five”. I know it was the Lord Almighty that removed the veil from my understanding.
If the devil has put a veil on your understanding, God will remove it today, in Jesus’ name.
There was a boy who was so dull that when he was moved from a class of ten to one of thirty, his position would change from 10th to 30th. Both his parents were professors and came to me with the boy for prayers when I was at their University for a programme. We prayed and in the next exam he wrote, he scored the highest. His teachers said it was impossible, so they isolated him in the classroom and gave him another exam. This time, he scored even higher.
I pray for you again that anything that may have not allowed your brain to function at its full capacity up to now is removed, in Jesus’ name.
Open Heaven 14 May 2023 PRAYER POINT:
Father, please destroy anything tampering with my understanding, right now, in Jesus’ name.