TREM Devotional - Don’t Function With Babylonian System


Dr. Mike Okonkwo TREM

Wisdom For The Day Devotional 24 October 2022 By Bishop Mike Okonkwo – Don’t Function With Babylonian System

TOPIC: Don’t Function With Babylonian System (TREM Devotional 24 October 2022)

“Nevertheless, the centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by Paul”. Acts 27:11 (KJV)


While Paul was on his way to Rome, he told the crew in the ship that he sensed in the Spirit that they should sail. He counseled that they should anchor there and wait a little while in other to avoid stormy weather. But the Centurion chose to believe the chief master and the owner of the ship. And the counsel of God was overruled. This is what many believers do today. They overrule men of God and also overrule what God says.

Child of God, we are not supposed to function with a Babylonian system which is the world system. The system of the scripture is superior to the Babylonian system. We operate on a supernatural terrain. The fact that it doesn’t seem to be like it naturally does not mean that it cannot change. In this encounter, Paul advised them on what to do to avoid disaster, but they refused to listen and they took off. And just like he perceived, there was a very terrible storm. But for God’s intervention, they would have perished in the storm.

When you look at the present situation around you and you look at the world system, nothing seems to be giving anyone any hope. That is why you have to make up your mind about where you can anchor your hope. It is your choice. You will notice that when God, in His infinite mercy, intervened, He spoke to them through Paul. “…Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee. Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.” (Acts 27:23-25 KJV).

The plan of the enemy against you will never succeed. His intention to drown you halfway will never see the light of the day. God does not go on vacation simply because there is a challenge. That is why you must believe in God’s system above the world’s system.

Further Reading:
Proverbs 3:5-6

Daily Bible Reading:
Morning – Jeremiah 3-5
Evening – 1 Timothy 4

Wisdom For The Day Devotional was Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.

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