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Open Heaven 24th February 2021 Today Devotional - Perseverance

Open Heaven Today 24th February 2021 Devotional – Perseverance

You are reading Open Heaven Devotional for Today Wednesday 24th February 2021; written by Pastor E.A Adeboye. May you be blessed as you read on.

TOPIC: PERSEVERANCE

MEMORISE: “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.” – Ephesians 6:18

READ: 2 Corinthians 6:3-7 (KJV)
3. Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed;

4. But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,

5. In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;

6. By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,

7. By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left.

TODAY’S MESSAGE: OPEN HEAVEN TODAY 24TH FEBRUARY 2021 DEVOTIONAL

The word perseverance can be simply described as being persistent in doing something despite difficulties and delay in achieving success. No one can excel in the Christian journey without perseverance. (2 Timothy 4:2) encourages us to: Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. The fruit of the Spirit – longsuffering (Galatians 5:22) is exhibited in the life of a believer who perseveres.

In the Christian race, without perseverance it is very easy to fall away from the faith. No wonder Jesus said in the book of Matthew 24:13: But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. Endurance and perseverance are integral to our Christian walk. A believer who cannot endure suffering will be unable to do the will of God. Suffering is one of the ways God purges us of every impurity. Without suffering, the flesh will grow strong and hinder your spiritual growth (Isaiah 48:10).

What kind of hardships should believers endure?
1. Persecution: Jesus said believers will be persecuted for believing in Him. John 15:20 says “…If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you…”

2. Affliction: Sometimes believers would be afflicted but the Bible says it is working for us “… a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory” (2 Corinthians 4:17).

3. Momentary Lack: Apostle Paul says in Philippians 4:12 “I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: everywhere and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.” So when lack comes along, we must learn to endure in faith knowing that storm will be over soon.

It is however comforting to know that despite all the challenges we will face in our Christian race; the crown of life awaits us if we persevere (Revelation 2:10).

REFLECTION: Would you endure hardship for the sake of the gospel?

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Exodus 8-10

HYMNAL: HYMN 22 – STAND UP! STAND UP FOR JESUS

1. Stand up! stand up for Jesus,
Ye soldiers of the Cross!
Lift high His royal banner;
It must not suffer loss.
From vict’ry unto vict’ry
His army shall He lead,
Till every foe is vanquished,
And Christ is Lord indeed.

2. Stand up! stand up for Jesus,
The trumpet call obey;
Forth to the mighty conflict,
In this His glorious day;
Ye that are men now serve Him
Against unnumbered foes;
Let courage rise with danger,
And strength to strength oppose.

3. Stand up! stand up for Jesus!
Stand in His strength alone;
The arm of flesh will fail you,
Ye dare not trust your own:
Put on the gospel armour,
And watching unto prayer;
Where duty calls, or danger,
Be never wanting there.

4. Stand up! stand up for Jesus!
The strife will not be long;
This day the noise of battle,
The next the victor’s song;
To him that overcometh,
A crown of life shall be;
He with the King of glory
Shall reign eternally.

Thank you for reading Today’s Open Heaven 24th February 2021 Today Devotional – Perseverance by Pastor E.A Adeboye. God bless you!

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Open Heaven Today 26th February 2021 Devotional – Danger Of Alcohol 2

Open Heaven 26th February 2021 Devotional - Danger Of Alcohol 2

Open Heaven Today 26th February 2021 Devotional – Danger Of Alcohol 2

You are reading Open Heaven Devotional for Friday 26th February 2021; written by Pastor E.A Adeboye. May you be blessed as you read on.

TOPIC: DANGER OF ALCOHOL 2

MEMORISE: “Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.” – Proverbs 31:6

READ: Proverbs 31:4-6 (KJV)
4. It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink;

5. Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.

6. Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.

TODAY’S MESSAGE: OPEN HEAVEN 26TH FEBRUARY 2021 DEVOTIONAL

Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging; and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. – Proverbs 20:1. The Bible says it is only fools who take alcohol. Alcohol makes a fool of anyone who consumes it, so much that the drunkard standing on solid ground can begin to think he is sleeping in the middle of the sea. He would think he is lying on a bed. Imagine such mockery.

“Oh, I just want to take a little; I can’t get drunk: I know how to control myself.” No one starts drinking with the intention of misbehaving and acting foolish. It starts with looking at the drink and desiring it. The moment you start desiring it, you are already treading close to the trap of the devil and you will soon fall if you don’t take your eyes and mind off it. If you know that you struggle with taking alcohol, why would you go for a meeting in a bar?

You are only tempting yourself. If you want to stop drinking, then you have to overcome the fear of losing the friends who drink with you. When I met Christ and stopped drinking, I lost friends because whenever they visited me, I offered them soft drinks instead of the assorted alcoholic beverages we used to drink. I lost friends, but God replaced them with many brothers and sisters in Him.

Proverbs 31:4 says: It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink: In other words, the one who drinks cannot make clear decisions. If a person cannot make good decisions, how then would such a person excel in life? How would he or she become great and fulfil destiny? If you want to achieve greatness in life and have all your dreams come true, you have to let go of alcohol.

How do you stop taking alcohol? Stop looking at it. Don’t look at the drink or it’s container at all. Don’t watch the adverts, don’t spend time around people who drink or talk about alcohol. Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. At the last it biteth like serpent, and stingeth like an adder. – (Proverbs 23:31-32). Abstain from alcohol, it ruins destinies.

KEY POINT: Alcohol has nothing else to offer the drinker but evil. Flee from it.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Exodus 14-16

HYMNAL: HYMN 22 – STAND UP! STAND UP FOR JESUS

1. Stand up! stand up for Jesus,
Ye soldiers of the Cross!
Lift high His royal banner;
It must not suffer loss.
From vict’ry unto vict’ry
His army shall He lead,
Till every foe is vanquished,
And Christ is Lord indeed.

2. Stand up! stand up for Jesus,
The trumpet call obey;
Forth to the mighty conflict,
In this His glorious day;
Ye that are men now serve Him
Against unnumbered foes;
Let courage rise with danger,
And strength to strength oppose.

3. Stand up! stand up for Jesus!
Stand in His strength alone;
The arm of flesh will fail you,
Ye dare not trust your own:
Put on the gospel armour,
And watching unto prayer;
Where duty calls, or danger,
Be never wanting there.

4. Stand up! stand up for Jesus!
The strife will not be long;
This day the noise of battle,
The next the victor’s song;
To him that overcometh,
A crown of life shall be;
He with the King of glory
Shall reign eternally

Thank you for reading Today’s Open Heaven 26th February 2021 Devotional – Danger Of Alcohol 2 by Pastor E.A Adeboye. God bless you!

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