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Open Heavens Daily Devotional October 7, 2017 – Be Faithful

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Open Heavens Daily Devotional October 7, 2017

Topic: Be Faithful

Memorise: But godliness with contentment is great gain. 1 Timothy 6:6

Read: Luke 16:10-13

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10 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much

11 If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?

12 And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man’s, who shall give you that which is your own?

13 No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

MESSAGE: A lot of people think it impossible to live a life of faithfulness, and for this reason, unfaithfulness has become a norm in today’s world. The world may tolerate unfaithfulness and live with its consequences, but we as children of God cannot afford to live a life of unfaithfulness.,The Holy Spirit in 1 Corinthians 4:2 notifies us of God’s requirement in this regard Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful” Faithfulness has a secret which many may not recognise because of its simplicity.

Open Heavens Daily Devotional Messages: Don’t Be The Guinea Pig

This secret is revealed in today’s memory verse. It is contentment. Discontentment an off-shoot of godlessness makes a person live an unfaithful life. When you are contented with what you have, you won’t indulge in ungodly or immoral acts in order to get what you do not have. When you live a life of contentment, you won’t like King Ahab misuse your position to entrap an innocent person, so that you can take over what belongs to him or her (1 Kings 21).

Contentment will prevent you from being envious of people under you who are being celebrated for faithfully discharging their duties to the glory of God. Lack of contentment made Haman hate Mordecai, so much so that he planned to get rid of an innocent, dutiful but uncompromising doorman (Esther 5:11-1 Haman misused his position as a member of the king’s cabinet to pursue the destruction of innocent people (Esther 3:8-11).

This is exactly what some people in privileged positions are doing today, even though this is to their own peril. Faithfulness applies in terms of money and position, but it is also applicable in the use of your time.

Open Heavens Daily Devotional Messages: The Most Needful Thing

This is manifested in such areas as the time you are expected to spend at your place of work. It is ignorance that makes a child of God to think that he or she can spend just two out of the required eight hours at work, and then expect commendation by the God of Justice, when he or she brings the tithe of wages he or she did not work for. The Name of the Lord is blasphemed when a so-called child of God absconds from work for days pursuing “missions” only to come back and collect full wages covering the period of absence, in the full glare of unbelievers.

God’s requirement of our faithfulness in stewardship applies to every area of our lives. My prayer is that the Almighty God will open your eyes to see the different areas of life you are lacking in faithfulness, and grant you grace to live faithfully in all these areas.

Open Heavens Daily Devotional Messages: Delayed Provision

Through faithfulness, unbelievers will see the light and glorify your Father who is in Heaven. This virtue of faithfulness was the reason why employers of labour came to our Church in those days to recruit workers for their secular establishments. May God bring such days back to us in Jesus’ Name.

Prayer Point:Father, through Your Spirit, please help me to be faithful in life as a steward of the Name of Jesus Christ.

Today’s Daily Devotional Messages was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God Worldwide. (RCCG)

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Deeper Life Daily Manna 20 September 2018 Devotional by Pastor Kumuyi – Consequences Of Pretence

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Deeper Life Daily Manna 20 September 2018 Devotional by Pastor Kumuyi

TOPIC: Consequences Of Pretence

TEXT: MARK 12:38-44

KEY VERSE: “Which devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation”
(Mark 12:40).

MESSAGE: Pretence is synonymous with hypocrisy, which is sinfulness dressed up in the garment of righteousness to hide the filth.

This is true of the Scribes in today’s text, who pretended to be true religious leaders by wearing religious garments and acted in a pious way to gain status, recognition and respect. Though, they exploited the people through their religious activities and position, they took time to offer long prayers. The Lord, knowing their impure motives, exposed them by cautioning the people against their sins of pride and hypocrisy. He had earlier rebuked and pronounced woes upon them (Matthew 23:14,15), and now declared damnation on them.

Deeper Life Daily Manna 20 September 2018 Devotional by Pastor Kumuyi – Consequences Of Pretence

Believers need to take heed to the warning of the Lord. We should know that true followers of Christ are not distinguished by showing off religion, praying unscripturally in the public glare and serving as unsaved workers. Unlike the scribes, our service of giving unto the Lord whether small or big, in secret or in public, should be done faithfully, without pretence and out of a pure heart. Note that, religion without righteousness equals rebellion against God’s word which attracts damning consequences.

Deeper Life Daily Manna 20 September 2018 Devotional by Pastor Kumuyi – Consequences Of Pretence

God requires that we serve and worship Him in spirit and in truth. Those who believe they can act piously in pretence to gain the adulations of men will eventually discover to their loss that God only accepts and rewards services rendered in holiness and righteousness before Him.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Hypocrisy is foolishness before God.

DAILY BIBLE READING: Haggai

Deeper Life Daily Manna 20 September 2018 Devotional was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.

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Our Daily Bread 20 September 2018 Devotional – Where to Find Hope

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Our Daily Bread 20 September 2018 Devotional 

Topic: Where to Find Hope

Read: Romans 5:1–11 Bible in a Year: Ecclesiastes 4–6; 2 Corinthians 12

Scripture: And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. Romans 5:5

Message: Elizabeth struggled for a long time with drug addiction, and when she recovered wanted to help others in return. So she started writing notes and anonymously placing them throughout her city. Elizabeth tucks these notes under car windshield wipers and tacks them on poles in parks. She used to look for signs of hope; now she leaves them for others to find. One of her notes concluded with these words: “Much love. Hope sent.”

Our Daily Bread 20 September 2018 Devotional – Where to Find Hope

Hope with love—that’s what Jesus gives. He brings us His love with each new day and strengthens us with that hope. His love is not rationed out to us drop by drop but flows out of His heart freely and is poured lavishly into ours: “We know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love” (Romans 5:5 nlt). He desires to use the hard times to develop perseverance and character and bring us a satisfying, hope-filled life (vv. 3–4). And even when we’re far from Him, He still loves us (vv. 6–8).

Are you looking for signs of hope? The Lord gives hope with love through inviting us to grow in a relationship with Him. Our hope for a fulfilling life is anchored in His unfailing love.

Our Daily Bread 20 September 2018 Devotional – Where to Find Hope

Prayer: I’m grateful, God, for the love You lavishly pour on me. Please bring me contentment in You and confidence in what You are doing in me.

Read Hope: Choosing Faith Instead of Fear at discoveryseries.org/q0733.

Thought for the Day: Hope is the anchor of the soul.

Our Daily Bread 20 September 2018 Devotional was written by Anne Cetas (Our Daily Bread Ministries)

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Open Heavens 20 September 2018 Daily Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye – Don’t Gamble With Your Life

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Open Heavens 20 September 2018 Daily Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye 

Topic:  Don’t Gamble With Your Life

Memorise: The meek will he guide in judgement: and the meek will he teach his way. Psalm 25:9
Read: Psalm 25:8-14 (KJV)
8 Good and upright is the Lord: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.
9 The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.
10 All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.
11 For thy name’s sake, O Lord, pardon mine iniquity; for it is great.
12 What man is he that feareth the Lord? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.
13 His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth.
14 The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.
Open Heavens 20 September 2018 Daily Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye – Don’t Gamble With Your Life

Bible in one year: Ecclesiastes 4-7, Mark 10:35-52, Hymnal: Sing hymn 4

Open Heavens 20 September 2018 Daily Devotional Message:
From the beginning, God’s plan for mankind has been that we should live our lives guided by His counsel and direction in the place of fellowship. When we refuse to consult with God before taking decisions, we end up gambling and fumbling.

Which more often than not damages a fellow’s destiny irreparably. The reality of this truth is visible in the lives of our first parents and Abraham. It would have been a different story completely if Adam and Eve had told the devil to allow them confirm from God the truth of his counsel. It would have also been a different story if the father of faith had consulted with God before consenting to Sarah’s proposal to have a child through Hagar. The world would have been saved the ordeal of the violent tribe which troubles the nations of the world today (Genesis 16:11-12).

Open Heavens 20 September 2018 Daily Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye – Don’t Gamble With Your Life

You must be divinely guided in your endeavour if you will not fumble. As revealed in today’s memory verse, it takes a heart of meekness to receive God’s guidance. The proud will not seek guidance, and even if the guidance is offered freely, the proud will reject it with impunity. For this reason, Proverbs 9:8 says:

“Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.”

Open Heavens 20 September 2018 Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Don’t Gamble with your Life

Beloved, God can only guide the meek because He does not waste His time with those who despise His counsel. In accordance with His principles, when His people despise His counsel, God leaves them alone (Hosea 4:17).

We are told in today’s Bible reading that the secret of the Lord is with them that fear Him (Psalm 25:14). In other words, the fear of the Lord will also earn us divine guidance, so that we do not gamble with our lives. An example of someone who did not gamble with his life is King David. In 1st Samuel chapter 30, after his camp at Ziklag was raided and he wept with his men for the calamity that had befallen them, David not only encouraged himself in the Lord, he also inquired from Him on the next line of action to take. 1st Samuel 30:8 says:

“And David enquired at the Lord, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? Shall I overtake them? And he answered him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all.”
Open Heavens 20 September 2018 Daily Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye – Don’t Gamble With Your Life

This assurance from the Lord motivated him to pursue and recover all. This is praiseworthy because he did not allow the emotions of their great loss to push him into taking a gamble by pursuing the raiders without consulting God first. Beloved, I encourage you to begin to entrust, your life into God’s hands and never pursue a course of action without first seeking divine counsel about it.

Open Heavens 20 September 2018 Daily Devotional Prayer Point
Father, please guide me in my entire life’s journey, in Jesus’ Name.

Open Heavens 20 September 2018 Daily Devotional Hymn

TRUST AND OBEY – HYMN 4
1. When we walk with the Lord in
the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our
way!
While we do His good will, He
abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and
obey.

Chorus
Trust and obey, for there’s no other
Way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust
and obey.

2. Not a shadow can rise, not a
cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it
away;
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh
or a tear,
Can abide while we trust and
obey.

3. Not a burden we bear, not a
sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly
repay;
Not a grief or a loss, not a frown
or a cross,
But is blessed if we trust and
obey.

4. But we never can prove the
delights of His love
Until all on the alter we lay;
For the favor He shows, for the
Joy He bestows,
Are from them who will trust and
obey.

5. Then in fellowship sweet we
will sit at His feet,
Or we’ll walk by His side in the
way;
What He says we will do, where
He sends we will go;
Never fear, only trust and obey.

Open Heavens 20 September 2018 Daily Devotional Messages was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical Churches in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.

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