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[7/30, 4:52 AM] 919063: 🍎🥦 *OPEN HEAVENS* 🍎🥦
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_DATE: TUESDAY 30TH JULY 2019_

*THEME: QUALIFIED FOR CLASSIFIED INFORMATION.*

*MEMORISE:*
And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;
Genesis 18:17

*Bible Reading: Acts 27:21-24*
21 But after long abstinence Paul stood forth in the midst of them, and said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened unto me, and not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss.

22 And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss of any man’s life among you, but of the ship.

23 For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,

24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.

*MESSAGE*
Some information is deemed classified meaning that it is top-secret. The Almighty God has a lot of such information at His disposal. Thankfully, He releases classified information to His elect from time to time. As seen in today’s memory verse, Abraham was one who had access to such information to such information. Are you one of God’s favorites? Are you qualified to receive Heaven’s classified information? There are prerequisites that must be met before anyone can have access to heaven’s secrets. Speaking on this, the Bible says in Psalm 25:14:

“The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.”

So, the fear of God is one of the criteria for accessing God’s classified information. When we look into the lives of those who enjoyed this rare privilege, we will see that they feared God. For example, Joseph was given access to classified information because he feared the Lord. It was this fear that prevented him from sleeping with his mater’s wife (Exodus 20:14).

Another prerequisite is the ability to guard a secret into your heart without divulging it. I believe one reason why Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ, was chosen and given classified information about the Messiah that would come through her was that she knew how to keep secrets. From the time the angel of the Lord appeared to her announcing the immaculate conception to the time the angels announced the arrival of the arrival of the Holy Child, many secret things were revealed to her, and the Bible says in Luke 2:19:

“But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.”

Beloved, you can be one who receives God’s classified information if only you can refrain from being a talebearer and revealer of secrets. God has the prerogative of revealing secrets and showing unknown things to His prophets, according to Daniel 2:22 which says:

“He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.”

Paul is another example of someone who had access to God’s classified information in today’s Bible reading, while all the crew and passengers of the ship he was travelling in were in great turmoil, he had peace because he knew what would happen. Paul had credit in his account with God, and so he was privilege to know God’s mind concerning his voyage. Beloved, you can also qualify to have access to heaven’s secrets if only you can pay the price.

*PRAYER POINT:*
Father, as Your child, let there be a clear difference between me and those who don’t know You. Please don’t let me operate in the dark on things concerning my life and family, in Jesus Name.

*BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:*
Judges 10-11
Ezekiel 24:15-25:7

*AUTHOR:*
PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

*HYMN 12: DEEPER, DEEPER IN THE LOVE OF JESUS*
• Deeper, deeper in the love of Jesus
Daily let me go;
Higher, higher in the school of wisdom,
More of grace to know.

*Refrain:*
Oh, deeper yet, I pray,
And higher every day,
And wiser, blessed Lord,
In Thy precious, holy Word.

• Deeper, deeper, blessed Holy Spirit,
Take me deeper still,
Till my life is wholly lost in Jesus,
And His perfect will.

• Deeper, deeper! though it cost hard trials,
Deeper let me go!
Rooted in the holy love of Jesus,
Let me fruitful grow.

• Deeper, higher, every day in Jesus,
Till all conflict past,
Finds me conqu’ror, and in His own image
Perfected at last.

• Deeper, deeper in the faith of Jesus,
Holy faith and true;
In His pow’r and soul exulting wisdom
Let me peace pursue.

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[7/30, 5:10 AM] 919063: Today’s SOD – 2019-07-30
TOPIC: WHAT MATTERS MOST IN LIFE

SCRIPTURE: Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God,”and keep his commandments”: for this is the whole duty of man. Ecclesiastes 12:13

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: It is not whether we are citizens of a particular nation but whether we are citizens of Heaven that matters most.

It is obvious that many people do not know what really matters in life so they end up chasing shadows. Many people have ended the journey of life in regrets because they were chasing shadows on earth in their lifetime.

That is why we shall be looking at some of the things that matter most in life.

1. It is not who we are but whose we are that matters most in life. If you are a doctor,”lawyer, millionaire, billionaire, etc. it does not matter as much as whom you belong to. People’s achievements on earth do not matter if they do not belong to God.

2. It is not whether we are citizens of a particular nation but whether we are citizens of Heaven that matters most in life. There are those who celebrate how they became citizens of the USA, the UK, Germany, etc. All that is alright, but it does not matter which passport you have, if you do not have the passport to Heaven, it is a waste of life.

Beloved, in order to live a fulfilled life on earth and end well in eternity, you have to focus on the things that matter most in life.

Remember this”: It is not whether we are citizens of a particular nation but whether we are citizens of Heaven that matters most in life.

ASSIGNMENTS:

1. Assess your heart; where would you be if you found yourself in eternity now.

2. Determine to pursue the things that matter most in life.

3. Make demands on God’s grace to walk in His Will.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING,”GET THIS MESSAGE”:  WHAT MATTERS MOST IN LIFE

PRAYER: O Lord,”help me to focus on the things that matter most in life. Remove every distraction from my life and cause me to walk in Your Will Lord, in Jesus’ Name.

DAILY BIBLE READING”:  2 Chronicles 26:1 to 28:27,”Romans 13″:1 to 14,”Psalm 23″:1 to 6,”Proverbs 20″:11

QUOTE: Any step taken outside God is a step into disaster. Culled from 21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO by Dr Paul Enenche.

AMAZING FACT: The nearest heavenly body to us is the moon,”and the moon is approximately 245,000 miles away.

PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD”: The grace to focus your life on what matters most to life is released upon you now in Jesus’ Name.

DON’T FORGET TO ATTEND: The Power Communion Service tomorrow with friends and loved ones for the preservation of your life and destiny by 5:30pm at the Glory Dome,”The Lord’s Garden, Airport Road, Abuja. God bless you as you come.

 

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SEEDS OF DESTINY IN FRENCH”:

SEMENCE DE DESTINEE

MARDI,”LE 30 JUILLET 2019

THEME”: CE QUI EST LE PLUS IMPORTANT DANS LA VIE  

LES SAINTES ECRITURES: Ecoutons la fin du discours: Crains Dieu et observe ses commandements. C’est là ce que doit faire tout homme. Ecclésiaste 12:13.

PENSEE DU JOUR: Ce qui compte le plus,”ce n’est pas le fait de savoir que nous sommes citoyens d’un pays particulier, mais le fait de savoir si nous sommes citoyens du Ciel. 

Il est évident que beaucoup de gens ne savent pas ce qui compte vraiment dans la vie, ils finissent donc par poursuivre le vent. Beaucoup de gens ont fini le voyage de leur vie avec regret parce que, de leur vivant, ils poursuivaient des ombres sur la terre. C’est pourquoi nous examinerons certaines des choses qui importent le plus dans la vie. 

1. Ce n’est pas qui nous sommes, mais à qui nous appartenons, qui compte le plus dans la vie. Si vous êtes un médecin, un avocat, un millionnaire, un milliardaire, etc., cela importe moins que le fait de savoir à qui vous appartenez. Les réalisations des hommes sur la terre importent peu s’ils n’appartiennent pas à Dieu. 

2. Ce qui compte le plus dans la vie, ce n’est pas de savoir

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[7/30, 5:10 AM] 919063: Are you feeling threatened?

Tuesday 30th July 2019

‘When they had prayed, the place…was shaken.’ Acts 4:31 NAS

Are you in an intimidating situation? If so, notice four things the disciples did when they felt threatened by the religious authorities of their day.

(1) They brought God into the picture. ‘Lord, take note of their threats’ (Acts 4:29 NAS). Have you talked to the Lord about it? If it’s not big enough to be a prayer, it’s too small to be a burden! God should be the first person you discuss it with, not the last. Prayer is the door through which he enters your situation, so be sure you invite him in. (2) They prayed for greater faith. ‘Grant to your servants…boldness’ (Acts 4:29 NKJV). It’s unrealistic to think all your questions will be answered and all your fears will disappear. Faith and fear will always be at work in your life. To be an overcomer, you must learn to starve your fear and feed your faith on God’s Word (see Romans 10:17).

(3) They expected God to intervene. ‘Stretch out your hand’ (Acts 4:30 NIV). Don’t just sit in the seat of ‘do-nothing’ and expect God to move. Go on the offensive. When the disciples were in a storm the Bible says, ‘About four o’clock in the morning Jesus came to them, walking on the water’ (Matthew 14:25 TLB)! Jesus works the night shift! He’s available any time you call. (4)They were filled with the Holy Spirit. ‘When they had prayed…they were all filled with the Holy Spirit’ (Acts 4:31 NAS). There’s the key! They were strengthened and energised by God’s power – you can be too.

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