Daily Devotional

You Won’t Be Swallowed

Negative History

7th December 2020

Scripture Reading: 2 Kings 6: 8-23


“13. And he said, Go and spy where he is, that I may send and fetch him. And it was told him, saying, Behold, he is in Dothan. 14. Therefore sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great host: and they came by night, and compassed the city about.” (2 Kings 6: 13-14)

Our Focal Scripture speaks of that moment when the King of Syria sent men to go and lay a siege on Elisha. Elisha was in Dothan when the Syrians came against him. Notice that Dothan was the same place where Joseph was sold into slavery (see Genesis 37). Dothan was the place where a conspiracy prevailed over Joseph. In the same Dothan, a conspiracy was unleashed against Elisha. A negative history wanted to repeat itself in Dothan.

Friend, hear me as I hear the Lord: no negative history will repeat in your life. No negativity that happened before will come your way again. No affliction from the past will make its way into your future. No evil occurrence you had to deal with in 2020 will find its way to meet you in 2021. No negative history will repeat in your family. No negativity will get a second opportunity in your life. No negativity will become a pattern for you.

Joseph belonged to an older generation. So the history that wanted to repeat in the life of Elisha was something that had happened to one of his fathers and patriarchs of Israel. Hear me as I hear the Lord: no evil that your fathers suffered will come your way. No health challenge that your past generations suffered will prevail over you. Battles that consumed those before you won’t consume you. You won’t suffer what your father suffered.

If Jesus has redeemed you, then you belong to the generation that is not a victim of negative history. If Jesus has redeemed you, then He already took you out of the shackles of satanic and negative repetitions. If Jesus has redeemed you, you are free from every history that is not favourable. You are free from every negative pattern from the past that wants to stage a comeback. You are not a candidate for evil that wants to happen again.

Your path shines brighter and brighter. Only good news will happen again and again. The negative history of past days and years will not happen again.


No negative history will happen again in my life, in Jesus’ name!

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Memory Verse

“What do ye imagine against the LORD? he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time.” (Nahum 1: 9)

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