Open Heaven 19 November 2019 – In Partnership With God? written by Pastor E. A. Adeboye
TOPIC: In Partnership With God?
MEMORISE: “For we are labourer together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.” – (1 Corinthians 3:9)
READ: Matthew 28:18-20 (KJV)
18. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
19. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost;
20. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
MESSAGE: Open Heaven 19 November 2019
As God’s chosen people, we need to realize that God has designed man to be His partners in His created order. Knowing this truth is essential for the easy fulfillment of our destiny in life. To understand the kind of partnership we have with God, we must go back to the beginning of creation to see the reason why we were created. Speaking on this, Genesis 1:26 says:
“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”
Our place as partners with God in ruling His created world becomes clearer when we consider the specific assignments God gave to Adam after he was created. According to Genesis 2:15&19:
“And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it … And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.”
Today: Open Heaven 19 November 2019 by Pastor E. A. Adeboye
It is interesting to note that even after sin disrupted the initial arrangement of the divine partnership that existed between God and man, God still chose to work with man to execute His salvation plan for mankind. The Holy Spirit revealed the nature of this partnership long before it came to be, saying in Isaiah 7:14:
“Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”
In fulfillment of this prophecy, Jesus Christ was born into the world through a partnership of the Holy spirit with a human vessel, Mary (Luke 1:35). However, God’s partnership with man on the redemption of mankind did not end there. To execute His earthly ministry, God in human form, Jesus, also entered into partnership with man. Speaking on this partnership, Mark 3:14-15 says:
“And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach, And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils:”
After His work on earth was done, He further commissioned His disciples to go into the world and preach the gospel. To populate the Father’s kingdom, we His disciples must therefore play our part by preaching the gospel to the unsaved, even as He continues to intercede for us in heaven. Beloved, according to today’s memory verse, we are partners with God if truly we are His children. My prayer for you is that you will not disappoint His expectations in Jesus’ Name.
PRAYER POINT: Father, help me not to fail You as we work in partnership to fulfill Your will on earth.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Job 36-38, Amos 5:18-6:14
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