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[10/1, 11:51 PM] 919063: 🌲🌷 *OPEN HEAVENS* 🌷🌲
*DAILY DEVOTIONAL*
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_DATE: WEDNESDAY 2ND OCTOBER 2019_

*THEME: REDUCED TO A PIECE OF BREAD!*

*MEMORISE:*
Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
1 Corinthians 6:18

*Bible Reading: Proverbs 6:20-26*
20 My son, keep thy father’s commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

21 Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck.

22 When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.

23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

24 To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.

25 Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids.

26 For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.

*MESSAGE*
One of the deadliest sins is sexual immorality of any kind, the reason being that the repercussions do not wait until the great White Throne judgement before stinging their victims (Revelation 20:11-12). The consequences include broken relationships, destroyed families, sexually transmitted diseases and much more. This is the reason why the Holy Spirit is warning us in today’s memory verse to flee from it. Sexual immorality carries a lot of evil baggage, the most grievous of which is spiritual in nature. For example, Reuben slept with his father’s wife and got an everlasting curse for it (Genesis 35:22, Genesis 49:1-4). Another example is Samson. Once a Nazarite consecrated to God, he lost his glory after allowing himself to fornicate with an idol worshipper who betrayed him. His two eyes were removed and he became a grinder of corn and an object of scorn in the temple of Dagon, the god of the Philistines (Judges 16:19-23).

The word of God is the sure refuge against the destructive sin of sexual immorality. Speaking in today’s Bible reading, the Holy Spirit shows us the way of escape we need, saying in Proverbs 6:23-24:

“For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life: To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.”

God’s word has power to shield us from falling prey to the seductive instincts of evil men and women. Only the wise who walk in the fear of God like Joseph did can escape this satanic snare. However, we can walk in the fear of God only if the word of God is hidden in our hearts (Psalm 119:11). Speaking particularly, God’s word has forever established that extramarital wandering is forbidden. The Almighty God who knows the end from the beginning, knows what will be the end of that sexual escapade, and He forbids it. He says in Proverbs 6:25-26:

“Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids. For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.”

God reveals in this scripture that sexual immorality hunts for the very best of mankind to destroy their future. Indeed, when you look through history, you will observe that sexual immorality has destroyed so many precious souls and destinies.

Beloved, I plead with you not to allow this age-long enemy of mankind to destroy you. If you are indulging in sexual immorality, repent, and if you are being tempted to go into it, run for your dear life like Joseph did. God bless you.

*PRAYER POINT:*
Father, please help me to keep myself pure for You, and give me the strength of character to flee from all forms of sexual immorality in Jesus’ Name.

*BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:*
1 Chronicles 4-5, Daniel 11:14-28

*AUTHOR:*
PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

*HYMN 4: TAKE MY LIFE, AND LET IT BE*
1.Take my life and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in endless praise,
Let them flow in endless praise.

2.Take my hands and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love.
Take my feet and let them be
Swift and beautiful for Thee,
Swift and beautiful for Thee.

3.Take my voice and let me sing,
Always, only for my King.
Take my lips and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee,
Filled with messages from Thee.

4. Take my silver and my gold,
Not a mite would I withhold.
Take my intellect and use
Every pow’r as Thou shalt choose,
Every pow’r as Thou shalt choose.

5. Take my will and make it Thine,
It shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart, it is Thine own,
It shall be Thy royal throne,
It shall be Thy royal throne.

6. Take my love, my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet its treasure store.
Take myself and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee,
Ever, only, all for Thee.

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[10/2, 6:26 AM] 919063: Heartfelt prayer

Wednesday 2nd October 2019

‘When you pray, don’t babble on and on.’ Matthew 6:7 NLT

Here’s what Jesus taught about prayer: ‘When you pray, don’t babble on and on as the Gentiles do. They think their prayers are answered merely by repeating their words again and again’ (Matthew 6:7 NLT). He gave us two specific instructions. First: ‘Shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private’ (Matthew 6:6 NLT). Second: ‘Your Father knows exactly what you need…before you ask him’ (Matthew 6:8 NLT).

Heartfelt prayer isn’t meant for human ears. InThe Message, Eugene Peterson paraphrases it this way: ‘Find a quiet, secluded place so you won’t be tempted to role-play.’ In heartfelt prayerthe Holy Spirit brings to the surface things you’ve carefully hidden from others, and even yourself. Like a mirror, he confronts you with the truth and demands that you confess ‘underhanded methods’ (2 Corinthians 4:2 NLT). Once you’ve done that you can leave God’s presence cleansed, corrected, confident and clear as to his will. Nothing fuels heartfelt prayer like real need. It causes both the prominent and obscure to acknowledge, ‘Lord, without you I can do nothing. Indeed anything I could accomplish without you would mean nothing!’ This is the place of naked prayer. Hannah was there when she cried to God for a child. She was so passionate that Eli the high priest thought she was drunk (see 1 Samuel 1:13). But God heard her cry. That day, Samuel was conceived in her heart, and shortly thereafter he was conceived in her womb.

So don’t leave the place of prayer until you conceive, until the embryo of God’s purpose for your life starts to take form within you, and your vision is born.

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[10/2, 6:37 AM] 919063: Today’s SOD – 2019-10-02
TOPIC: RUNNING WITH VISION

SCRIPTURE: And the LORD answered me,”and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. Habakkuk 2″:2.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: What you don’t see coming may never come; what is not clear to you is not there for you.

Vision is the capacity to project into the future. Vision is seeing tomorrow from today. Where you will be tomorrow is determined by what you see today.

Beloved,”what is your vision for this month of October in particular and for life in general? What are your plans? What do you want to achieve and how do you intend to achieve them? Don’t start this month without a definite agenda of how you want it to go for you. Don’t be empty at heart because an empty heart equals an empty life; a blank mind equals a blank future. Don’t live your life to chance because whatever is left to chance would have no chance. 

The truth is, what you don’t see coming may never come; what is not clear to you is not there for you; what you do not visualize, you cannot realize.

Our anchor Scripture admonishes us to write our vision down and make it plain so that when we read it, we can run with it to get it fulfilled.

Any vision that is not written down is a daydream and unrealistic.

Beloved, I prophesy that this month and the remaining part of the year shall yield great profits in your life, in Jesus’ Name.

REMEMBER THIS”: What you don’t see coming may never come; what is not clear to you is not there for you.

ASSIGNMENT(S)

1. Write out what you want to achieve in the remaining part of the year and how you will go about achieving them.

2. Set a target or time frame within which you would like to achieve them.

3. Deploy maximum action to achieve your vision.

 

PRAYER: Lord,”thank You for Your Word to me today. I make demands on Your grace to run with your vision for my life. Deliver me from vision distractors and destiny destroyers, Lord in Jesus’ Name.

QUOTE”: It doesn’t matter how rich you are,”if you have no vision, you begin to perish. If you are not looking forward to a future, you begin to rupture. Culled from 21 Foolish Things People Do by Dr Paul Enenche 

AMAZING FACT”: Honey is the only food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life, including enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and water; and it’s the only food that contains “pinocembrin”,”an antioxidant associated with improved brain functioning.

TODAY IN HISTORY”:2/10/1792. The Baptist Missionary Society was formed in London

DAILY READING: Isa. 66: 1 to 24,”Phil. 3″: 4 to 21,”Ps. 74″: 1 to 23,”Prov. 24″: 15 to 16

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING GET THIS MESSAGE: The Demand of Excellence and Authority 

PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD:  I prophesy clarity of vision with the supernatural capacity for fulfillment in Jesus’ Name.

 

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