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Open Heaven 16th January 2021 Saturday Devotional - MCY: Lust 1

Open Heaven 16th January 2021 Saturday Devotional – MCY: Lust 1

You are reading Open Heaven Devotional for Today 16th January 2021; written by Pastor E.A Adeboye. Be blessed and inspired by today’s reading.

TOPIC: MCY: LUST 1

MEMORISE: “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father Is not in him.” – 1 John 2:15

READ: 1 John 2:15-17 (KJV)
15. Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

16. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

17. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof; but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

MESSAGE: OPEN HEAVEN 16TH JANUARY 2021 SATURDAY DEVOTIONAL

The fifth element in our equation for Resistance in the “Mathematics of Christ in You” (MCY) series is ‘L and it stands for Lust. For today however, we will only focus on the lust of the eyes, Our Bible reading for today says the world and all that is in it will pass away. When you have a strong desire for material things, Christ cannot dwell and operate mightily in you. Many people will miss Heaven because of their love for this world.

Some people cut corners just because they also want to buy a new car like their colleagues. Thank God for cars, but a car can be a moving coffin if gotten through sinful means. I had been preaching to a friend since the 1980s. I got the opportunity to talk to him about Christ again in 2014. As soon as I started, he said “Hold on Pastor, you don’t need to worry anymore.

When you were talking to me some thirty years ago, I wasn’t listening because of my ambitions, but now I have seen it all and I know it is vanity”. He also added “Whenever I want to drink alcohol or do some things I enjoy, you will say it is not allowed. Now, even if someone gives me a hundred million dollars, it will have no value before me. I am ready to give my life to Christ so my life can have real value”.

I didn’t have to preach anymore to win that soul for Christ. If you keep lusting after the material things of this world, you will soon discover that they are not worth the stress. The only thing worth having is the joy of knowing that you are serving the Lord. The fact that you are a Christian however doesn’t mean that you cannot enjoy life.

Rather, it means you will enjoy life to the fullest, only that you have to prioritise spiritual things. (3 John 2) says: Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. God wants you to prosper, but it must be even as your soul prospers. Any prosperity that will cost your soul will destroy you (Matthew 16:26).

You must first seek the kingdom of God and live a righteous life, then you will never lack any good thing (Matthew 6:33). This has been my experience with Christ. I focus on pleasing Him every day, and He supplies all my needs. I remove every resistance to Him dwelling and operating in me, and He removes every hindrance to me accessing all-round prosperity.

KEY POINT: Focus on the prosperity of your soul, leave the rest to Jesus to handle.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Genesis 31-33

HYMNAL: HYMN 7 – HAVE YOU BEEN TO JESUS FOR THE CLEANSING POWER?

1. Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing power?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Are you fully trusting in His grace this hour?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

REFRAIN:
Are you washed in the blood,
In the soul cleansing blood of the Lamb?
Are your garments spotless?
Are they white as snow?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

2. Are you walking daily by the Saviour’s side?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Do you rest each moment in the Crucified?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

3. When the Bridegroom cometh will your robes be white?
Pure and white in the blood of the Lamb?
Will your soul be ready for the mansions bright,
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

4. Lay aside the garments that are stained with sin,
And be washed in the blood of the Lamb;
There’s a fountain flowing for the soul unclean,
O be washed in the blood of the Lamb!

Thank you for reading Today’s Open Heaven 16th January 2021 Saturday Devotional – MCY: Lust 1. God bless you!

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Open Heaven Today 4th March 2021 Today Devotional – Victory By The Blood

Open Heaven 4th March 2021 Today Devotional - Victory By The Blood

Open Heaven Today 4th March 2021 Today Devotional – Victory By The Blood

You are reading Open Heaven Devotional for Today Thursday 4th March 2021; written by Pastor E.A Adeboye. May you be blessed as you read on.

TOPIC: VICTORY BY THE BLOOD

MEMORISE: “For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.” – Leviticus 17:11

READ: Exodus 12:12-14 (KJV)
12. For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment; I am the LORD.

13. And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are; and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.

14. And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.

TODAY MESSAGE: OPEN HEAVEN TODAY 4TH MARCH 2021 DEVOTIONAL

According to our Bible reading for today, when God afflicted the land of Egypt with the death of all firstborn males, the Israelites were saved by the sprinkling of blood. This was a glimpse of what was to come later when Jesus shed His blood for us. The blood of Jesus is not just any ordinary blood, it is blood in its purest form that never loses its potency from generation to generation.

The Bible tells us that the blood of Jesus cleanses every sin. If you will experience forgiveness of your sins, it must be by the blood of Jesus. But in those sacrifices there is remembrance again made of sins every year. For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. – (Hebrews 10:3-4)

The blood of animals which used to be shed before Jesus’ death on the cross only covered sins temporarily, but the blood of Jesus removes sins completely and restores fellowship between God and man. No wonder John prophetically lifted his voice when he saw Jesus in John 1:29: …and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

Hebrews 10:10 says; By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. Once Jesus did it, it was done because His blood is pure and powerful. The first blood of the innocent shed on earth is that of Abel. The Bible says his blood went up to God and got His attention for vengeance. The blood of Jesus is not only innocent but pure and speaks mercy.

Hebrews 12:24 says: And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. Finally, we will win and be raptured by the blood. Revelation 12:11 says: And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb… Don’t fight the battles of life by your power; engage the power in the blood of Jesus.

KEY POINT: The devil had been defeated when Jesus shed His blood for our sins. Enter into victory today by the blood of Jesus Christ.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Acts 11-13

HYMNAL: HYMN 29 – WHAT CAN WASH AWAY MY SIN?

1. What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

REFRAIN:
Oh! precious is the flow
That makes me white as snow!
No other fount I know,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

2. For my pardon this I see
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
For my cleansing this my plea;
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

3. Nothing can for sin atone,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus:
Naught of good that I have done,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

4. This is all my hope and peace.
Nothing but the blood of Jesus:
This is all my righteousness;
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Thank you for reading Today’s Open Heaven 4th March 2021 Today Devotional – Victory By The Blood by Pastor E.A Adeboye. God bless you!

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