Morning Devotions

[1/27, 5:34 AM] 919063: OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL

DATE: MONDAY 27th JANUARY 2020.

THEME: THE WORD OR THE WORLD?

MEMORISE:

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. Colossians 3:16

READ: 1 John 2:14-17

14 I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.

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

People are naturally influenced by what they constantly see or hear. Thus, every Christian is at the risk of being influenced by the world around them. This is why we must always remember that though we are in this world, we are not of it (John 15:19). Our major influence should be the word of God. Romans 12:2 states:

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

The above passage warns us against being influenced by the world. It counsels that our minds must be constantly renewed so that we can do the will of God which is clearly written in His word.

How often do you read your Bible? If you don’t read your Bible at least in the morning and evening, it is likely that you are l ready being influenced by the world. This is because something you don’t interact with regularly cannot have more influence on you than that which you relate with frequently. You must read your Bible daily. You must also ensure that you memorize and meditate on the scripture daily.

Many Christians today live like the world around them: they hardly pray before making decisions, even though Proverbs 3:5-6 says you should not lean on your own understanding, but acknowledge Him in ALL your ways. They ignore the poor and hungry even through Matthew 25:45 says that not showing care for the hungry and destitute translates to not showing care for Christ. They walk around with high shoulders because of their leadership position or wealth, whereas our Master washed the feet of His disciples and even said whoever will lead amongst us must be the servant of everyone else. What really influences you- is it the word of God or the world? If the word of God has any influence on you, it would show in your lifestyle. You wouldn’t need to tell people that you are a Christian before they know that indeed you are a child of God.

REFLECTION:

What influences your daily decisions- is it the word of God or the world?

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Genesis 43-45

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

HYMN 4: BLESSED ASSURANCE, JESUS IS MINE.

1. Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.

o Refrain:
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior all the day long;
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior all the day long.

2. Perfect submission, perfect delight,
Visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
Angels, descending, bring from above
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.

3. Perfect submission, all is at rest,
I in my Savior am happy and blest,
Watching and waiting, looking above,
Filled with His goodness, lost in His love.

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[1/27, 5:35 AM] 919063: Today’s SOD – 2020-01-27
TOPIC: IMMUNITY BY THE BLOOD

SCRIPTURE: 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.  Exodus 12″:13

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Anyone who is not under the cover of the Blood of Jesus is prone to disaster and destruction

One of the incontestable mysteries on earth is the mystery of the Blood of Jesus Christ. A major mystery of the Blood of Jesus is that it has the capability to save the children of God and suffocate the devil and his agents at the same time. How can what is keeping one person be killing the other? Mystery!

Our anchor Scripture reveals how the blood of the Passover lamb exempted the children of Israel from the plague that befell the whole land of Egypt.

The truth is,”the Blood of Jesus Christ does not only deliver from sin, sicknesses or diseases; the Blood of Jesus also has the capacity to give immunity against destruction to a person.

Beloved, in a generation such as this that is characterized with evil, wickedness, witchcraft operations and satanic activities, the Blood of Jesus Christ is God’s strategy for the exemption of His children from calamity and destruction. The Blood of Jesus guarantees our immunity against danger and disaster. Thus, anyone who is not under the cover of the Blood of Jesus is prone to disaster and destruction. 

Today, I prophesy your exemption from disaster by the Blood of Jesus. Where blood is wasted, yours shall not be wasted, in Jesus’ Name.

REMEMBER THIS”: Anyone who is not under the cover of the Blood of Jesus is prone to disaster and destruction.

ASSIGNMENTS:

1. Constantly make demands on the mystery of the Blood of Jesus in your life.

2. Always take the Holy Communion with revelation and expectation.

PRAYER: Lord,”I activate the force of immunity in the Blood of Jesus on my life. I receive liberty from any form of disaster calculated for me and my household in this season Lord, in Jesus’ Name.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE”: THE POWER OF THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST

QUOTE: The Blood Weapon handles the wickedness of Witches easily. Culled from 15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL by Dr Paul Enenche

DAILY READING: Numbers 11-15

AMAZING FACT: Women have more sweat glands than men,”but men’s sweat glands actually produce more sweat than women’s.

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.

AMAZING FACT: If you sneeze too hard,”you could fracture a rib.

PROPHETIC WORD/DECLARATION”: By the power of the Blood of Jesus, you are shielded from arrows of sudden destruction in Jesus’ Name. 

 

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[1/27, 6:06 AM] 919063: Go back and submit

Monday 27th January 2020

‘Go back…and submit.’ Genesis 16:9 NIV

The Bible says: ‘Sarai mistreated Hagar; so she fled from her. The angel of the Lord found Hagar…in the desert…And he said, “Hagar…where have you come from, and where are you going?” “I’m running away from my mistress Sarai,” she answered. Then the angel…told her, “Go back to your mistress and submit to her.” The angel added, “I will increase your descendants so much that they will be too numerous to count”‘ (Genesis 16:6-10 NIV). Hagar obeyed, and when her son Ishmael was born, God said, ‘I have heard you: I will surely bless him…make him fruitful and…greatly increase his numbers. He will be the father of twelve rulers, and I will make him into a great nation’ (Genesis 17:20 NIV).

Most of us don’t relish the idea of submitting [acquiescing, deferring to, surrendering], and God sent Hagar back to a hard place that day. But when she obeyed, he blessed her. Note the question the angel asked her, because it may be one God’s asking you as well: ‘Where have you come from, and where are you going?’ If he is, stop and consider your answer. God, who knows the end from the beginning and who brings good things out of bad, has your best interests at heart. Even though it’s hard to do, if you’ll obey him, he will bless you. He’ll give you grace to endure and strength for the struggle, and do things in your life that can’t be accomplished any other way. By trying to escape your present situation, you may be running from the lesson God wants to teach you and the rewards that lie beyond it.

So the word for you today is: ‘Go back, and submit.

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