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[9/7, 8:36 PM] 919063: 🏵🥇 *OPEN HEAVENS* 🥇🏵
*DAILY DEVOTIONAL*
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_DATE: SUNDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER 2019_

*THEME: RECIPROCATE GOD’S BENEVOLENCE.*

*MEMORISE:*
Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.
Luke 7:47

*Bible Reading: Matthew 18:23-35*
23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants.

24 And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents.

25 But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.

26 The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.

27 Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.

28 But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest.

29 And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.

30 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.

31 So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done.

32 Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me:

33 Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?

34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.

35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.

*MESSAGE*
Experience has shown that people who receive kindness from God and man sometimes turn out to be terrible tyrants. Some people who were delivered from the jaws of death by God’s benevolence and mercy in the past have become takers of lives. Such people forget that as recipients of God’s mercy, much more is expected from them. They are like the wicked servant in today’s Bible reading, whose debt to his master was so great that the master knew there was no way he could pay it, and so forgave him out of compassion. In Matthew 18:28, the Lord describes what this servant did after he was released from prison, saying:

_“But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest.”_

As if that was not enough, this wicked and inconsiderate man put his fellow servant in jail until he got his money back. Some of us might cringe in horror at this awful attitude, but the question is, are we not doing the same thing against our fellow human beings, even in the household of faith? Many of us would have died if God were to repay us according to our sins, but thank God for His mercies. Are however showing the same level of mercy to those we have authority over or within our sphere of influence? Are we not seeking vengeance on those who have wronged us in one way or the other? The story of what the wicked servant did got to the master and, in annoyance, he revoked the pardon he had given the wicked servant, casting him back into prison. In Matthew 18:35, our Lord Jesus Christ concludes the story thus:

_“So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.”_

We became children of God when He forgave our sins. We should therefore not find it difficult to forgive those who offend us, knowing that if we had not been forgiven, we would have been in a sorry state. Having been relieved of our heavy load of sin through forgiveness, let us also forgive at all times. However, if you have not received forgiveness of your sins, it may be that you have not repented of them. Repent today, and you will receive the joy of being forgiven.

*PRAYER POINT:*
Father, please grant me grace to show and mercy to fellow human beings, especially at difficult times, and help me not to disappoint You in this regard.

*BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:*
1 Kings 8
Ezekiel 47:1-17

*AUTHOR:*
PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

*HYMN 5: LET OTHERS SEE JESUS IN YOU.*
1.While passing thro’ this world of sin,
and others your life shall view,
Be clean and pure without, within;
Let others see Jesus in you.

*Refrain:*
Let others see Jesus in you,
Let others see Jesus in you.
Keep telling the story, be faithful and true;
Let others see Jesus in you.

2. Your life’s a book before their eyes,
They’re reading it thro’ and thro’
Say, does it point them to the skis,
Do others see Jesus in you?

*Refrain*

3. Then live for Christ both day and night,
Be faithful, be brave and true,
and lead the lost to life and Christ.
Let others see Jesus in you.

*Refrain*

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[9/8, 5:19 AM] 919063: Today’s SOD – 2019-09-08
TOPIC: THE POWER OF REDEMPTION AND DELIVERANCE FROM CURSES

SCRIPTURE: Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law,”being made a curse for us”: for it is written,”Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree”: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Galatians 3:13-14

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: By virtue of redemption,”your deliverance from curses is mandatory.

The scripture makes it abundantly clear that Christ died not only to redeem us from death, but also to deliver us from curses. You were redeemed from the curses of life by the precious Blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish and without spot. You were rescued from the bloodline of your father’s lineage and given another bloodline called the Blood of Jesus. So, the blood that matters for you now is not your blood or your parent’s blood but the Blood of Jesus Christ. And we overcame the devil by the Blood of the lamb and by the word of our testimony. (Rev. 12″:11).

Beloved,”by virtue of redemption, your deliverance from curses is mandatory (1 Peter 1″:18).

This implies that if for instance,”people do not marry on time in your natural bloodline; you will marry on time because you have a spiritual bloodline now. Maybe people die before their time in your natural bloodline, but in this spiritual bloodline, the order according to the Words of Christ is”: no one taketh my life from me,”I have the power to lay it down and to take it again (John 10″:17-18). And truly they could not take His life; He laid it down for the sins of the world and on the third day,”he took it up; He resurrected in victory.

I prophesy to you today, you have escaped the curse; you cannot die like others die in your family or lineage, in Jesus’ Name.

Remember this”: By virtue of redemption,”your deliverance from curses is mandatory.

ASSIGNMENT (S)”:

1. Always believe that your case is different.

2. Walk in the light of this revelation and let the insight you have received guide your moves.

PRAYER: Lord,”thank You for the privilege of connection with a superior Bloodline, the Blood of Jesus. Anything that cannot stop Jesus Christ cannot stop me, Lord in Jesus’ Name.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE”: ESCAPING CURSES AND WALKING IN LIBERTY

DAILY BIBLE READING: Isaiah 1:1 to 2:22,”2 Corinthians 10″:1 to 18,”Psalm 52″:1 to 9,”Proverbs 22″:26 to 27

QUOTE: Your spirituality determines your immunity and affects your security. Culled from 15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL by Dr Paul Enenche.

AMAZING FACT: The human eye can distinguish 10 million different colours.

TODAY IN HISTORY: 8/9/1864: Business magnate John D. Rockefeller weds abolitionist Laura Spelman.

 

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[9/8, 7:23 AM] 919063: WISDOM FOR THE DAY
Sunday, 8th September, 2019

EVERYONE NEEDS JESUS

And, behold, there was a man named Zaccheus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich. And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature. Luke 19:2, 3 KJV
 
Every one of us has a need. It is alright to have a need. But much more than our material needs, it is always very important to assess where we are in our walk with God. We can only live here on earth for 120 years if Christ tarries; then what happens to the rest of the years in eternity; where time shall be no more. Have you considered what will happen to you when you stand before your maker? 
 
Christianity is not a religion. It is a way of life. When all is said and done, if you close your eyes and fail to open it, where will you spend the rest of eternity? Have you ever taken time to ask this question? 
The bible tells us about the man called Zacchaeus. He was a sinner; a publican, a tax collector; taking bribe and committing all kinds of atrocities. He came to a point in his life that he said, let’s be real? The greatest disservice you can do to yourself is to lie to yourself. You can lie to every other person but to yourself.
 
Zacchaeus was true to himself. He came to the realization that all the things he had acquired were not going to help him. He needed something much more. He was influential in the society. But he laid aside his reputation and what anyone will think about him and ran to be able to have an encounter with Jesus. Think about it. ! Not only that; the bible tells us that he was small in stature, so he climbed a tree, so he could see Jesus. Why? He desired something beyond material things. He knew that after all is said and done and the lights are out, if he had not made a right decision on eternity, he would only have succeeded in deceiving himself and not any other person.
 
Further reading: Luke 19:1-10
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Proverbs 3-5; Evening- 2 Corinthians 1
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