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[11/4, 2:54 AM] Monday Unureri: OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL

DATE: MONDAY 4TH NOVEMBER 2019

THEME: HIDDEN BLESSINGS OF MARRIAGE.

MEMORISE:
How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had shut them up? Deuteronomy 32:30

READ: Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
9 Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.

10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.

11 Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone?

12 And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

MESSAGE

There are certain blessings attached to marriage which we may be ignorant of except the Holy Spirit reveals them to us. One of such hidden blessings is revealed in today’s memory verse and Bible reading. From these scriptures, God’s verdict is that two are better than one, and according to Ecclesiastes 4:9, the reason is:
“……..because they have a good reward for their labour.”

This indicates that divorce is not the correct solution for marriages that are challenged, because divorce robs couples of maximum victory and rewards. Speaking further on the benefits of companionship derived from marriage, the Holy Spirit explains in Ecclesiastes 4:10:

“For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.”

Helping each other out in times of need is another great blessing of marriage. This was part of God’s design when He established marriage as an institution. When God was going to create a companion for Adam, He stated His reason for this, saying in Genesis 2:18:

“It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.”

Man needed a companion in the form of a kind-minded person who could help him fulfil his God-given assignment. I’m left in awe whenever I consider the wife God blessed me with, long before I knew His plans to use me in reaching the world with the Gospel. Indeed, He knows the end from the beginning, and so He makes everything beautiful in His own time (Ecclesiastes 3:11). As a beneficiary of God’s blessing in marriage, I make bold to say that only a person who is blessed with a God-given spouse can cope with the hazardous challenges of being a minister of God.

Couples should do everything possible to stay together because God honors their unity by fighting their battles for them. However, this unity must be of a godly sort, and not like that which existed between Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5). Couples should key into power of the Lord’s promise in Matthew 18:19, which says:

“Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.”

This is another valid reason why couples should fear God and not offend Him. He is the author of marriage, who created it for couples to receive maximum blessings from Him. Beloved, whatever it may cost you, keep your marriage intact, because there are great blessings attached to holy matrimony.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, give us the days of heaven on earth in our homes, in Jesus’ Name.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Nehemiah 7-8
Hosea 7

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

HYMN 16: GOD GIVE US CHRISTIAN HOMES.

1. God give us Christian homes!
Homes where the Bible is loved and taught,
Homes where the Master’s will is sought,
Homes crowned with beauty Your love has wrought;
God give us Christian homes;
God give us Christian homes!

2. God give us Christian homes!
Homes where the father is true and strong,
Homes that are free from the blight of wrong,
Homes that are joyous with love and song;
God give us Christian homes;
God give us Christian homes!

3. God give us Christian homes!
Homes where the mother, in caring quest,
Strives to show others Your way is best,
Homes where the Lord is an honored guest;
God give us Christian homes;
God give us Christian homes!

4. God give us Christian homes!
Homes where the children are led to know
Christ in His beauty who loves them so,
Homes where the altar fires burn and glow;
God give us Christian homes;
God give us Christian homes!

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[11/4, 3:37 AM] Monday Unureri: Today’s SOD – 2019-11-04
TOPIC: THE WORD AND YOUR WORTH

SCRIPTURE:  “…he called them gods,”unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken” John 10″:35.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: To be Wordless is to be worth-less; low Word equals low worth; high Word equals high worth. 

There is a connection between the Word of God in you and your worth in life. Feeding on God’s Word does not only have the capacity of increasing your spiritual intensity but it is calculated to increase your worth on earth. So,”to be Wordless is to be worth-less. The degree of your worth in life is directly proportional to the decree of your Word intake. Low Word equals low worth; high Word equals high worth.  When you are too busy for the Word of God, you are too busy to be valued by God. This is because the Word of God is a parameter for evaluating both the quality of a Christian and the quantity (content) of a Christian.

The truth is, you can access the Word by feeding directly from the Bible or from the specialized diet prepared by God’s genuine servants through tapes, CDs, DVDs, anointed books etc.

Beloved, do not struggle to be known; struggle to know the Word of God, and the Word of God you know will make you known to your generation. A light from the Word of God can light up your path in destiny (Psalm 119″:105).

Today,”I prophesy the end of spiritual anorexia in your life. Receive the appetite for the Word of God that will increase your worth in life, in Jesus’ Name.

REMEMBER THIS”: To be Wordless is to be worth-less; low Word equals low worth; high Word equals high worth

ASSIGNMENT (S):

1. Determine to have a quiet time daily especially in the morning for prayers and the study of the Word of God.

2. Endeavour to embark on the schedule of reading through the entire Bible within a year.

PRAYER: Lord,”I thank You for Your Word to me today. Deliver me from spiritual anorexia. I receive the grace to encounter fresh revelation from Your Word that would increase my worth in life Lord, in Jesus’ Name.

For Further Understanding, Get This Message”: Maintaining Spiritual Intensity

DAILY READING: Ezekiel 10:1 to 11:25,”Hebrews 6″:1 to 20,”Psalm 105″:16 to 36,”Proverbs 27″:1 to 2

QUOTE: Those who give themselves to meditation discover that everything changes when they lift up their eyes. Culled from ‘10 Principal secrets of Principal people’ by Dr Paul Enenche.

 AMAZING FACT: Christianity is increasingly popular among China’s youth. As many as 100 million people or 7 percent of the population have converted to the Christian religion. The city of Wenzhou alone has more than 1,”100 churches.

TODAY IN HISTORY”: 4-11-1903: Watchman Nee,”a Chinese church leader and Christian teacher who worked in China during the 20th century, was born. He established churches throughout China and held many conferences to train Bible students and church workers. During his thirty years of ministry, Nee published many books expounding the Bible. He was honored by Christopher H. Smith in the US Congress on July 30, 2009.

DON’T FORGET TO ATTEND”: The Healing and Deliverance Service tomorrow by 9:00am at the Glory Dome. Invite someone. God bless you as you do so.

PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Grace for fresh light and insight from the word is released upon you; your shift in levels is confirmed, in Jesus’ Name.
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[11/4, 5:42 AM] Monday Unureri: WISDOM FOR THE DAY
Monday, 4th November, 2019

PAY THE PRICE

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
2 Timothy 2:15 KJV

If you are not a thinker, you are not reading, you are not developing your mind, you are not studying, and you are not paying the price as you ought to, God can still use you. But it will be limited. Do not be jealous of someone who is paying extra price. Don’t be envious of someone who is going all the way and stretching himself. Don’t expect that you would get the same result with that person. No, you can’t. Have you ever wondered why God had to commit into the hand of Paul the responsibility to write the letters that we are reading today? If you read the letters of Paul, you will discover it has more depth than that of the other apostles. Even Peter said, ‘your letters are difficult to understand.’ Why did God commit into his hands the responsibility of explaining what it means to be a new creation?

Paul was a great mind! He was a thinker! God knew he would be able to sit down, analyze things and figure out what the new creation is all about. One of the things that would climax the age is that great minds will arise. In Daniel 12:4; the Bible says: ‘knowledge will increase.’ People are reading, people are watching news channels, and they are surfing the internet. They are developing their minds. They can’t afford to come to church for you to dance around, and you expect them to sit down and allow you waste their time? They want to hear what to do. They want to be told the answer to the challenges in their lives. They want solutions that will work when they move out of the church to apply them.

These are the things that keep me going. I still have more to offer my generation. I cannot afford to give them stale bread. I cannot afford to begin to tell stories. I must go into the scriptures and find out what God saying now! I must consecrate myself. The same applies to you. Pay the price to develop capacity for what God desires to accomplish through you.

Further Reading: 2 Timothy 2:15-26
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Jeremiah 32-33; Evening- Hebrews 1
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