[4/5, 4:46 AM] +234 706 904 6644: OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL
DATE: TUESDAY, 5TH APRIL, 2022
TOPIC: WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER BACKSLIDE 2
“But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die.” Ezekiel 18:24
READ: Ezekiel 18:20-32
20. The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son; the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.
21. But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die.
22. All his transgressions that he hath committed, they shall not be mentioned unto him; in his righteousness that he hath done he shall live.
23. Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD; and not that he should return from his ways, and live?
24. But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned; in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die.
25. Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. Hear now, O house of Israel; Is not my way equal? are not your ways unequal?
26. When a righteous man turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and dieth in them; for his iniquity that he hath done shall he die.
27. Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.
28. Because he considereth, and turneth away from all his transgressions that he hath committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die.
29. Yet saith the house of Israel, The way of the Lord is not equal. O house of Israel, are not my ways equal? are not your ways unequal?
30. Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith the Lord GOD. Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin.
31. Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
32. For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD; wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.
Another reason I am determined never to backslide is that if I do, the record of everything I have ever done for God would be erased. The Bible says in Ezekiel 18:24: “But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die.”
It does not matter how far you have gone in your Christian race, how many souls you have won for God or how many Churches you have planted; the moment you become a backslider, everything you have done before would not be mentioned. It means one fellow can serve God all his life and then backslide just one month before he dies and he would end up in hell. Don’t you want to make it to heaven, live in your glorious mansion and see the Lord Jesus Christ whom you have served for so long? Why would you let one little temptation deny you of that glorious experience and make you end up in the hands of the devil?
In case you are not aware, there will be many evangelists in hell; some church workers and even ministers will end up in hell. If you don’t believe me, read Matthew 7:21-23. I pray you will not be one of such, in Jesus’ name. What is the use of serving God so much here on earth and still ending up in the same place that unbelievers will end up in? You had better put aside every sin that draws you back in your Christian race and face God squarely.
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us. Hebrews 12:1
What is that sin that is so alluring to you? Believe me honestly, it is not as valuable as your soul. Protect your soul and run away from sin.
Nothing is worth losing your salvation over.
AUTHOR: Pastor E. A. Adeboye
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
2 Samuel 14 – 16
HYMN 20 – ONWARD, CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!
1. Onward, Christian soldiers!
Marching as to war,
Looking unto Jesus,
Who is gone before;
Christ, the Royal Master, Leads against the foe;
Forward into battle,
See His banners go.
Onward, Christian soldiers!
Marching as to war,
Looking unto Jesus,
Who is gone before.
2. At the name of Jesus Satan’s host doth flee;
On then, Christian soldiers
On to victory!
Hell’s foundations quiver At the shout of praise:
Brothers, lift your voices, Loud your anthem raise
3. Like a mighty army Moves the Church of God:
Brothers, we are treading Where the saints have trod.
We are not divided,
All one body we
One in hope and doctrine, One in charity.
4. Crowns and thrones may perish,
Kingdom’s rise and wane;
But the Church of Jesus Constant will remain:
Gates of hell can never ‘Gainst that church prevail;
We have Christ’s own promise
And that cannot fail
5. Onward then, ye people,
Join our happy throng;
Blend with ours your voices
In the triumph song:
Glory, praise and honour, Unto Christ the King,
This, through countless ages,
Men and angels sing.
[4/5, 5:19 AM] +234 803 392 6263: 🍒🌽SEEDS OF DESTINY DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
DATE: TUESDAY 5TH APRIL,2022
_TOPIC: DEALING WITH YOUR FEAR BY GROWING YOUR FAITH._
*SCRIPTURE* : For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, And that which I was afraid of is come unto me.Job 3:25
_THOUGHT FOR THE DAY_
The growth of faith is the death of fear.
Sometime ago, a lady attended to her aunty who was afflicted with cancer. This lady watched how the cancer afflicted her aunty until she passed on. As a result of this experience, she was plagued with the fear of cancer. And after a while, she got afflicted with the same cancer that killed her aunty.
Another lady called me and told me how her mother died of a particular disease at the age of forty-five. Her sister also died of the same disease at the age of twenty-five. And then, she started experiencing the symptoms of the same disease.
When I thought of it, the Holy Ghost ministered to me that the root cause of the affliction was fear. The lady was afraid because the same sickness affected and killed her mother and sister and she thought it could happen to her too. And that fear eventually attracted the affliction.
Now, the therapy for fear is to grow your faith. This is because the growth of faith is the death of fear. You deal with your fear by growing your faith.
Romans 10:17 says,
_So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God._
This also means the growth of fear is the death of faith. So, you must refuse for your faith to die. Do whatever it takes to ensure that your faith is alive. Refuse to give room to any form of fear. Deal with every fear in your life.
Today, I decree to you that whatever killed your relatives will never kill you. Every negative cycle in your family looking for whom to destroy, today, I declare that cycle is broken, in Jesus Name.
*Remember this* : _The growth of faith is the death of fear._
*1. Go through today’s message again.*
*2. Make up your mind to kill your fear by growing your faith.*
*3. Believe only the Word of God for your life.*
*PRAYER* : I thank You Lord for Your Word to me today.
I receive the grace to kill my fear by growing my faith, Lord, in Jesus’ Name
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MESSAGE *:THE TRAPS( DEVICES) OF THE ENEMY*
*QUOTE* : Watch your heart against fear.Resist fear the way you resist satan, because satan is the father of fear
Culled from “15:KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL” by Dr. Paul Enenche.
DAILY BIBLE READING
2 CHRONICLES 10-12
I curse to the roots, every trace of fear in your life in Jesus’ Name
Male and female eagles build the nest together. Both eagles will bring sticks to add to the nest structure and arrange them within the nest. The nest building activity is part of their pair bonding. Indeed, two are better than one.