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Open Heaven 6 December 2018 Devotional — As In A Mirror

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Open Heaven 6 December 2018 Devotional — As In A Mirror written by Pastor E. A. Adeboye

Open Heaven 6 December 2018 Devotional Memorise:
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own self. James 1:22

Open Heaven 6 December 2018 Bible Reading: James 1:21-25 (kjv)

21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.

22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

23 For if any be a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:

24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.

25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

Open Heaven 6 December 2018 Devotional Bible in one year: Ezekiel 47-48, John 7:40, john 8:11

Open Heaven 6 December 2018 Devotional Hymnal: Sing Hymn 4

Open Heaven 6 December 2018 Message With Hymn And Prayer Points

While driving on a highway, you would often see a road sign that indicates ” Bumps ahead” or ” sharp bend ahead”.

Seeing such a sign, a wise fellow will immediately slow down while a foolish fellow will keep speeding. When the danger that should have been averted happens, everyone will consider such a driver to be foolish.

This scenario describes the case of those who read the Bible and see some truths in it that will save their lives but choose not to act on what they read.

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Today’s Bible reading tells us that the word of God is like a mirror which shows us what needs to be changed in our lives. It is a dangerous kind of foolishness to read or hear the word of God and not act on it.

Some people hear the word and resolve to do something, but they procrastinate taking action until their resolve fades away with time.

They are like a man dressed up to go out who sees in the mirror that his tie is a little too far to the right, but then leaves the front of the mirror without correcting it.

If after a while he remembers that his tie is a little off to the right and then tries to adjust it to the left, he may adjust it a little to the left. The wise thing to do is to make the adjustment while still in front of the mirror.

If you hear or read any word from God that requires you to make an adjustment in your life, you must do so immediately, because delay may be dangerous.

Many years ago, my Father in the Lord preached a message on keeping our environment clean if we want God to live in our homes.

He also said that the kind of music we listened to would determine if the Spirit of God would be comfortable dwelling in our homes.

My wife and I got home late and tired that day, but tired as we were, we raised up our mattress and swept off a lot of dirt from under our bed.

We also broke and threw away all the secular tapes that we had in the house. We acted on the word immediately and we were better off for it. Matthew 13:23 says :

“But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. “

When you have heard a word that can change your life for better, the devil knows it, and he immediately springs into action to steal it from you.

You must be on guard, and your best strategy is to act on the word before he brings distractions and suggestions that will destroy the fruit that God intends to yield in you. Are you just a hearer of the word or a doer of it ?

Open Heaven 6 December 2018 Devotional Prayer Point:

Father, please give me the grace to act on your word instantly, in Jesus’ Name.

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Open Heaven 18 December 2018 When the devil strikes by Pastor Adeboye

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WHEN THE DEVIL STRIKES – Tuesday, December 18th 2018
Memorize: Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 1st Peter 5:8

Open Heaven 18 December 2018 – Read: Ephesians 5:14-17 (KJV)

14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
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Bible in one year: Amos 1-3, John 13:1-30, Hymnal: Sing hymn 18

Open Heaven 18 December 2018 Message:-
For you to be triumphant in warfare, you need to know your adversary well so that you can Checkmate his or her every move.
Open Heaven 18 December 2018 When the devil strikes

1 Peter 5:8 makes it clear that the devil is our adversary; you would therefore be wise to understand his character and modus operandi in order not to be ensnared by his wily crafts. The devil is a doomed fellow, and he is a slave beneath every true Christian (Matthew 25:41, Ephesians 1:21-23, Ephesians 2:6). Since the day iniquity was found in him, there has not been any good in him at all (Ezekiel 28:15). Having known this, it will be dangerous to assume that the devil is a fool. He is no fool, but rather cunning and with a lot of experience. The devil is very studious and diligent. When he sets a goal, he does everything possible to ensure he meets his target. This is why we have to watch and pray against his moves. We also have to be as gentle as doves, but as wise as serpents. Furthermore, we have to be guarded with our armor always, because our adversary never rests, always going around looking for whom to devour.

Open Heaven 18 December 2018: [Tuesday] Daily Devotional By Pastor E.A Adeboye –When the devil strikes

Now, when does the devil strike? He first studies his target by watching for any weakness in that target. When he finds a weakness, he begins to hit at that weakness, so much so that if the fellow does not brace up and strengthen that weak point, it could trigger his or her fall. This was the case with Moses. When he killed an Egyptian for flogging a Hebrew, the devil noticed that he had a problem with anger. Having discovered this, the devil constantly influenced the Israelite’s to provoke him, but Moses held on strong until the day when out of anger he struck the rock he was supposed to speak to. Beloved, you cannot afford to be lackadaisical at any time, and neither can you indulge a weakness for the slightest moment, because the devil is working overtime to make you fall. Moses was careless just once, and the result was that he couldn’t enter the Promised Land.

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Another time the devil strike is after a victory. David experienced this. After he killed Goliath, the devil raised an enemy against him in King Saul. Similarly, immediately after Jesus fed 5,000 men with five loaves of bread and two fishes, the devil tried to use a storm to swallow His boat. It was also after Jesus had finished an impactful 40-day fast that the devil came to tempt Him (Luke 4:1-13). ). The devil knows that everyone tends to relax and celebrate after a victory, and so he uses that Opportunity to strike.

Note that the devil attacks by putting something tempting right in front of you so that you will constantly see it. He adopts this method because he knows that no matter how strong a rock is if the water keeps dropping on it continually, it will eventually give way. What is that source of temptation the devil is constantly throwing your way? It’s time to get rid of it. May God help you in this regard in Jesus’ Name.

Action Point (Open Heaven 18 December 2018): Never let your guard down against the devil.

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Open Heaven 17 December 2018 You must grow! by Pastor Adeboye

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Open Heaven 17 December 2018: [Monday] Daily Devotional By Pastor E.A Adeboye –You must grow!

YOU MUST GROW! – Monday December 17th 2018
Memorise: As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: 1 Peter 2:2

Open Heaven 17 December 2018 Read: Ephesians 4:11-16 (KJV)

11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
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Bible in one year: Joel 1-3, John 12:27-50, Hymnal: Sing Hymn 15

(Open Heaven 17 December 2018) Message

Spiritual growth is not an option for all children of God who want to end well and strong. For this reason, the Holy Spirit in 1 Peter 2:2 admonishes us to desire the necessary spiritual nutrients that will help us grow.
Open Heaven 17 December 2018 You must grow!
This verse of scripture points to some critical elements that are involved in the journey of spiritual growth. Firstly, spiritual newborn babies must desire the milk of God’s word. Secondly, the midwives that God uses as vessels to birth babies in His kingdom must make the milk of God’s word available to those who are eager to drink it. Thirdly, the milk of God’s word given to spiritual babies must be the sincere type. In other words, it must contain a balanced diet for growth.
“Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all Long suffering and doctrine.”
2nd Timothy 4: 2
From the above scripture, we understand that the milk of God’s word that will cause a believer to grow must include reproving of wrongdoing, rebuking the wrongdoer, patiently exhorting young believers to embrace righteousness even in the face of persecution that will definitely come, and teaching sound doctrines. A believer who is not ready to be established in the sound doctrines of the kingdom will soon fall into error and thus make shipwreck of his or her faith. Such are the seeds that fell on stony ground in the Lord’s parable of the sower (Matthew 13:20-21).

Open Heaven 17 December 2018: [Monday] Daily Devotional By Pastor E.A Adeboye –You must grow!
Although every Christian needs to have a personal relationship with God, there is a place for every one of us to be impacted by the gifts that the Lord has set in His Church. In today’s Bible reading we are told that one of the reasons why Jesus bestowed ministry gifts upon certain individuals in His Church is for us to grow to the measure of the stature of His fullness (Ephesians 4:13). There is therefore a place for pastors, evangelists, teachers and all other ministry gifts in the spiritual development of all Christians. Open Heaven 17 December 2018

Today’s devotional should not be seen as a mere admonition; it should rather be taken as a command from God to grow. To ministers of God: it is obligatory for us to see our spiritual children grow. To babies in the Faith: you must desire the sincere milk of God’s word and not the diluted motivational talks of these days which do not guarantee spiritual growth.

Prayer Point Open Heaven 17 December 2018:

Father, please help me grow in grace to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Your son, Jesus Christ.

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