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Open Heavens Daily Devotional September 23, 2017 – Resisting God?

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Open Heavens Daily Devotional September 23, 2017

Topic: Resisting God?

Memorise: Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he? 1st Corinthians 10:22

Read: 1st Corinthians 10:21-23 (KJV)

10:21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.

10:22 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?

10:23 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.

Bible in one year: Nehemiah 7-8, Ezekiel 45:10-25Open Heavens Daily Devotional September 23, 2017

MESSAGE: Colossians 1:16 tells us that all visible and invisible things were created by God and for God. You were created to make God happy by following His will, plan and purpose for your life. However, when you take the path of self-government and go contrary to the purpose for which you were created, that is rebellion. Lucifer and several angels decided to walk out of God’s original plan, and they became who we now refer to as Satan and demons (Isaiah 14:12-16, Revelation 12:7-9).

Anyone who follows self-government today will also end up where the devil and his demons are. The truth is, if you fail God, you fail yourself. Therefore, pleasing God is the real path to true self-fulfilment, lasting peace and joy. I tell you the truth, living on earth without confronting to God’s original blueprint for your life makes you waste that life. Without God, life is not worth living.

“No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.” 2nd Timothy 2:4

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We are not here on earth by our power or design. We were created and placed here to satisfy God’s eternal plan and purpose for our lives. Even when Jesus was here, in all that He did, He did not try to please Himself but His father (John 8:29, John 5:30). Now that He has chosen us to be His soldiers, we cannot afford to please ourselves. When He gives us an assignment, we must do it exactly as He wants it done, or risk going against Him.

In 1st Samuel 15, King Saul was given an assignment by God to go and utterly wipe out the Amalekites. He went out to fulfil it but made slight changes to the instructions. In the end, he failed God and failed himself. He lost his kingdom because he could not totally comply with God’s will. Today, for this same reason, many people are close to completely losing their place in God’s divine plan. A king who resisted God had to go on a seven-year trip into insanity, and he lost his throne for that period (Daniel 4).

Similarly, another king who said that God’s word should not be heard was eaten alive by worms (Acts 12:1-24). If these great kings could not resist or withstand God, do you think you can? If you are wise, you will totally submit to His will today. God has a problem with the so-called obedience of a good number of His children. Although He is speaking to them, they are not listening to Him; rather they are more interested in hearing themselves. Hence, He has almost grounded them in all areas. Thinking it’s the devil at fault, such people are wrongly praying against agents of darkness. It is time to do nothing short of God’s total will in all your ways!

Key Point: Those who resist God are fighting a battle they can never win.

Open Heavens Daily Devotional Messages was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God.

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Open Doors Through Uprightness by Pastor Paul Enenche

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Open Doors Through Uprightness by Pastor Paul Enenche

TOPIC: OPEN DOORS THROUGH UPRIGHTNESS

SERVICE OBJECTIVE: Understanding the open door power of uprightness, integrity or Godly character

It is well known throughout scripture that good character opens doors and bad character closes doors

SCRIPTURAL EXAMPLES OF OPEN DOORS BY GOOD CHARACTER:
1. Godly character opened the marital door for Rebekah (Gen. 24:12-22, 66-67)

2. Godly character opened the door of supply for Elisha the prophet (2 Kings 4:8-11)
Character is perceivable; people’s perception of you determines your possession in life

3. Godly character opened the door of total recovery for King David (1Sam. 30:1-19)
Be careful with how you deal with people – the person you deal with today may invite people to deal with you tomorrow! (1Sam. 30:1-19)
It is confirmed that good character is far more profitable than bad character

4. Godly character opened the door for Moses (Exo. 2:15-22,3:1)
Inside your passion is your portion
When you live beyond yourself, you live beyond your limit

Open Doors Through Uprightness by Pastor Paul Enenche

5. Godly character opened the door of the womb for the Shunamite woman (2Kings 4:9-17)
Where the key of faith fails to work, the key of character will work
The door that faith fails to open, character will open it

6. Godly character opened the door of salvation for the Centurion and the whole of the Gentile world (Acts 10:1-6)
Character will give you what money can’t give
Your character will open the door that your money cannot open.

Also Read: Attaining Intimacy In Marriage (Part 1) by Pastor Faith Oyedepo

SCRIPTURAL EXAMPLES OF CLOSED DOORS BY BAD CHARACTER:
1. Ungodly character closed the door of destiny for Reuben, the first born of Jacob (Gen. 35:22; 49:3-4; 1Chron. 5:1-2)
There is no compromise without consequence, no iniquity without returns
Never tamper with bad character; the consequences may not be immediate but they must happen!

2. Ungodly character closed the door of destiny for Gehazi (2 Kings 5:20-27)

3. Ungodly character closed the door of destiny for Samson (Judg. 16:18-21)
i. The loss of character is the loss of power
ii. Every attack on character is an attack on the future
iii. The end of character is the beginning of captivity

4. Ungodly character closed the destiny of Judas Iscariot (John 12:1-6; Matt. 26:24-26, 27:3-5)
The loss of character equals the loss of destiny; the worth of your life is determined by the weight of your character

FACTS ABOUT GODLY CHARACTER, INTEGRITY AND UPRIGHTNESS:
1. Godly character, integrity or uprightness guides; it assists to know the best way to go in life (Ps. 32:1-2,5, 8; Prov. 11:3)

2. Godly character, integrity or uprightness speaks; it speaks for you where nothing and nobody is
there to speak for you (Gen. 30:33a; Rom. 10:6)
Righteousness has a voice; when you can’t speak for yourself, your character speaks for you, when nobody can speak for you, your track record will speak for you; when there is controversy, it is your character that will speak for you

3. Godly character, integrity or uprightness provokes` favour (Ps. 5:12; Esth. 2:15; Prov. 13:15; Dan. 1:8-9)
Favour travels in the direction of character

KEYS TO GODLY CHARACTER:
1. Love God with passion (Mark 12:28-31)
i. Seek to please God above self
ii. Make God the centre of your life; let your life centre around God
iii. Make God your life’s priority and you most dominant desire

2. Love your neighbour as yourself (Mark 12:28-31; Ps. 32:1-5)
i. Live with the consideration of the feelings and welfare of others
ii. Be conscious of the impact of your actions on the emotions and wellbeing of others
iii. Include others in your life’s equation
If you love God with passion and love your neighbour as yourself, you have already taken care of your character. The rest will take care of itself.

Open Doors Through Uprightness by Pastor Paul Enenche

PRAYERS
Father, I ask that You will give me the grace to love You with passion and to love my neighbour as myself. I receive it now, in Jesus’ Name.

Father, draw me closer to You. Help me to live for You and to do Your will, in Jesus’ Name

COMMUNION FOCUS:
Communion of open doors, refreshing and revival; The same integrity that our Master Jesus lived by is released upon you. God shall use this communion to bring the best out of you!

PROPHETIC DECLARATIONS:
– Whatever is stinking, smelling or embarrassing around your life, whatever package the enemy placed in your life as a reproach is returning back to where it came from now in Jesus’ Name! That shame is being replaced with dignity and honour in Jesus’ Name!

– Tonight, your questions are answered and any confusion around your life has been cleared!

– Direction is coming for you tonight – that step to take and move to make shall be made known to you tonight!

– Your greatest need and concern shall be met today in Jesus’ Name!

Open Doors Through Uprightness by Pastor Paul Enenche

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Joyce Meyer 18 September 2018 Daily Devotional – Only God Can Truly Satisfy

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Joyce Meyer 18 September 2018 Daily Devotional

Topic: Only God Can Truly Satisfy

Scripture: And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also He said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true [they are accurate, incorruptible, and trustworthy].” – Revelation 21:5 (AMP)

Message: Nothing can satisfy your longing for God except communion and fellowship with Him. The apostle John wrote, And the world passes away and disappears, and with it the forbidden cravings (the passionate desires, the lust) of it; but he who does the will of God and carries out His purposes in his life abides (remains) forever (1 John 2:17 AMPC).

Joyce Meyer 18 September 2018 Daily Devotional – Only God Can Truly Satisfy

The world makes it easy for you to fill your ears with all kinds of things that drown out the voice of God and push Him far into the background of your life. However, the day comes for every person when only God remains. Everything else in life eventually passes away; when it does, God will still be there. Seek God earnestly today, and He will abide in you.

Joyce Meyer 18 September 2018 Daily Devotional – Only God Can Truly Satisfy

Prayer Starter: Father, I desire a deeper, closer relationship with You. Help me to make You a priority today and every day. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Today’s Daily Devotional was written by Joyce Meyer!

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Andrew Wommack Daily Devotional 18 September 2018 – Our Life Belongs to God

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Andrew Wommack Daily Devotional 18 September 2018 

Topic: Our Life Belongs to God

Scripture: Matthew 22:20-21 “And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? They say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.”

Text: Matthew 22:20-22

Message: The image on the denarius, the only small silver coin acceptable for imperial tax payments, was probably that of Tiberius Caesar (reigned A.D. 14-37). The inscription upon the coin read “Tiberius Caesar Augustus, Son of the Divine Augustus” with the reverse side reading “Chief Priest.” This inscription was a claim to divinity and as emperor, the right to be worshiped.

The Jews had tried many times to accuse Jesus on the basis of religious issues and had always failed. Now they approached Him about paying taxes in hopes that His answer might give them the opportunity to deliver Him to Pilate for prosecution.

Andrew Wommack Daily Devotional 18 September 2018 – Our Life Belongs to God

These Pharisees and Herodians reasoned that any answer that Jesus gave would be wrong. If He approved of the Roman taxes, then He would lose popularity with the masses. If He spoke against the Roman taxes, then the Jews would hand Him over to the Roman government and Pilate would dispose of Him. It looked like they had Jesus trapped. Jesus, however, answered with such simple wisdom that these Pharisees and Herodians were caught in their own trap and made to look like fools.

Andrew Wommack Daily Devotional 18 September 2018 – Our Life Belongs to God

Jesus declared, “Render (give back) to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s” (Mk. 12:17). People are made in God’s image, so we must render to God the things belonging to God (our lives) and to Caesar the things belonging to Caesar (his money and other benefits of his rule).

Andrew Wommack Daily Devotional 18 September 2018 Message was written by The Association of Related Ministries International (ARMI) is an extension of Andrew Wommack Ministries (AWM). ARMI is a unique partnership committed to providing resources to help like-minded ministers succeed in a spirit of excellence and to draw from the experience and expertise of both the AWM and Charis Bible College staff. (www.awmi.net).

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