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RCCG Open Heavens 17 April 2018 Daily Devotional – What To Do To Finish Well

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RCCG Open Heavens 17 April 2018 Daily Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye

Topic: What To Do To Finish Well

Memorise: And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. Genesis 17:1

Read: Hebrews 12:1-8 (KJV)

1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.
5 And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:
6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

Bible in one year: Judges 5-6, 1st Timothy 6, Hymnal: Sing hymn 5

Message: Open Heavens 17 April 2018
“Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof:”
Ecclesiastes 7:8a

The devil is not bothered about how well we start our Christians journey, but he is concerned about how we end it. His ultimate desire is for us to end badly. From the above passage of scripture, we can see that it is important to ensure that we have a better ending in life. I pray that you will end well and strong in Jesus’ Name.

RCCG Open Heavens 17 April 2018 Daily Devotional – What To Do To Finish Well

The secrets to ending well in life are contained in today’s memory verse and Bible reading. The first secret is to live a perfect life as demanded by the God of Abraham in Genesis 17:1. To live a perfect life is very simple if we can study those who have successfully gone ahead of us. Father Abraham is a typical example of someone who obeyed God. Beginning from leaving his comfort zone in his father’s house to the point of sacrificing his only son, Isaac, Abraham obeyed God all the way (Genesis 12:1; 22:1-14). In other words, simple childlike obedience to God and His word is a secret for finishing well. This was what enabled my father-in-the-Lord, the founder of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, to finish well. Even when he was grievously wronged by the head of another church, God commanded him to make peace and he obeyed.

Open Heaven 17 April 2018 Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – What To Do To Finish Well

Another secret for finishing well is to look up to no one else but the Lord Jesus Christ (Hebrew 12:2). The Almighty God has given Him to us as a better example than father Abraham. He is the Sinless One who suffered shame for the sinful. Some people try to justify themselves on some wrong actions they take by using the wickedness of other men around them as an excuse. Today’s Bible reading is saying that we should follow the perfect example of Jesus Christ, who was falsely accused and subjected to shame but did not retaliate, because He believed that vengeance belonged to His Father. He did not try to defend Himself in order to fulfil His destiny as our Redeemer.

RCCG Open Heavens 17 April 2018 Daily Devotional

The Holy Spirit encourages us to consider Him who endured such opposition of sinners against Himself, lest we become weary and give up (Hebrews 12:3). In addition, we are encouraged to resist the opposition of sin and strive against it to the point of death. May the good Lord strengthen us in this regard in Jesus’ Name. Beloved the key to living a perfect life for the successful ending of your Christian journey lies in your obedience to the word of God (Psalm 119:9). The devil is trying to derail the Christian faith by faulting the word of God, describing it as a moribund treatise of the Jewish religion. Beware of this if you want to finish well and strong.

Prayer Point: Open Heaven 17 April 2018
Father, help me to finish well by giving me the grace to uphold Your word in its rightful place in my life.

Open Heavens 17 April 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 Church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.

Sing hymn 5 – I HAVE DECIDED TO FOLLOW JESUS – Open Heavens 17 April 2018

I have decide to follow Jesus;
I have decided to follow Jesus;
I have decided to follow Jesus;
No turning back, no turning back.

The world behind me, the cross
Before me;
The world behind me, the cross
before me;
The world behind me, the cross
Before me;
No turning back, no turning back.

Through none go with me, still I
Will follow;
Through none go with me, still I
Will follow;
Through none go with me, still I
Will follow;
No turning back, no turning back.

My cross 1’ll carry, till I see Jesus;
My cross 1’ll carry, till I see Jesus;
My cross 1’ll carry, till I see Jesus;
No turning back, no turning back.

Will you decide now to follow
Jesus?
Will you decide now to follow
Jesus?
Will you decide now to follow
Jesus?
No turning back, no turning back.

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Seeds of Destiny 21 September 2018 Daily Devotional – The Blessing of the Anointing

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TOPIC: THE BLESSING OF THE ANOINTING
The Anointing processes a person into an enviable status in life. I declare the release of the fresh Oil that will shift you to the realm of unlimited supplies, favour, honour and dignity, in the Name of Jesus.

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Seeds of Destiny 21 September 2018 Daily Devotional – The Blessing of the Anointing

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Character Development Message by Pastor Paul Enenche

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Character Development Message by Pastor Paul Enenche

SERVICE OBJECTIVES:
1. Understanding character
2. Understanding the development process of character

THINGS TO NOTE:
1. The most significant impact of Christianity is character transformation (Acts 11:26)

2. The followers of Christ are known by their fruits or character, and not just by church attendance (Matt. 7:15-20)

3. The work of Christian ministry is the development of Godly character (Eph. 4:11-13)

4. Christian character development is a process (Eph. 4:15)
Character development is not a destination but an adventure

FACTORS THAT AFFECT CHRISTIAN CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT:
1. A sense of vision and purpose for Godly character (Dan. 1:8; Gen. 37:2; Exo. 23:2)
1a. It involves knowing exactly the kind of person you want to be in life, what kind of life you want
to live and who the role models of that life are
1b. It involves being a person who lives by conviction and not to the consensus
1c. It involves knowing the kind of person you want to be remembered for when your life on earth is over
1d. It implies being a person that is not under the control of the crowd but under the control of God
Don’t live your life at the mercy of what others think or do, be a pacesetter and road pointer.

Also Read: Attaining Intimacy in Marriage (Part 2) by Pastor Faith Oyedepo

2. Feeding on and living in the Word of God (Ps. 119:9,11; John 15:3; Rom. 12:1-2; Jam. 1:23-25; Ps. 119:67; Eph. 5:26)
2a. The Word of God changes mindsets and mindset affects lifestyle (Rom. 12:1-2)
2b. The Word of God is a mirror for life and reveals where adjustments need to be made in life (Jam. 1:23-25)
2c. The Word of God impacts thoughts and thoughts imparts lifestyle (Isa. 59:9-11)
2d. The Word of God is a discerner of the motives of people (Heb. 4:12-13)

Character Development Message by Pastor Paul Enenche

3. Living in God’s Presence in prayer and communion (Gen. 32:24-28; Prov. 13:20; Luke 9:28-29)
3a. The place of prayer is the place of character transformation, where the person you used to
be gives way for the person God wants you to be
Prayer does not only change things, it changes the people who pray
3b. The place of prayer is the place of company with God, and company affects character (Prov. 13:20)
3c. Spiritual fire generated at the place of prayer purifies the garment of the saints
3d. The place of prayer is the place to seek the face of God and what you look at determines what you look like (2Cor. 3:18)
The place of prayer is not just where needs are met, it is where people are changed

4. Living and flowing in the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23; Rom. 1:4)
4a. The Spirit of God is not just for the manifestation of gifts but for the development of fruit (character)
4b. The Spirit of God is called the Spirit of holiness, and His assignment is the empowerment
of the saint unto Godly living (Rom. 1:4)
4c. The Holy Spirit is the character development agency of the Kingdom, so the proof of walk
with the Spirit is the improvement of character
4d. The assignment of the Holy Spirit is the elevation of the spirit of man over the flesh of man

5. Guard your mind; watch the intakes and inputs of your life (Prov. 4:23; Rom. 12:1-2; Phil. 4:8)
5a. The mind is the control room of character because thoughts become actions, actions become habits and habits become character
You are not doing anything about your character until you are doing something about your thoughts. The beginning place of character is your thoughts
5b. Inflow into life determines outflow from life; as the saying goes, garbage in, garbage out!
5c. The seed of thought is what produces the harvest of character
5d. Input determines outcome in life; until input is handled, outcome has not been helped

Character Development Message by Pastor Paul Enenche

6. COMPLETELY avoid the wrong company and association (2Cor. 6:14-18)
6a. Association equals assimilation; company equals impact; who speaks into your ears shapes your life
Anybody who says any single thing to you that is contrary to Scripture, REJECT IT!
6b. Never manage the wrong association; what you manage can damage you
6a. The environment of your life affects the development of your life; to be wrongly surrounded is to be wrongly developed
6b. Never feel right about what does not feel right
Never ignore your perceptions, otherwise you head for disaster
When you ignore your feelings, you invite your pains

7. Be ready to learn, open to change (Phil. 3:10-14; Rom. 12:1-2)
7a. Meekness, that is, the readiness to learn, grants access to lifestyle-changing insight (Ps. 25:9)
7b. Openness to change is key to character adjustment
7c. The absence of meekness closes the door to change
7d. Where the willingness to change is absent, character improvement is impossible

8. Be open to feedback and correction (Matt. 16:13-16; Acts 23:1-5)
8a. Feedback is the fuel for upgrade of character
Be open to feedback so that your life can be upgraded; especially from those who have your interest at heart
8b. Correction brings transformation
8c. Those who are closed to feedback are closed to change
8d. Those who avoid the way of correction settle for the way of corruption

9. Be determined, don’t give up (Mic. 7:8; 1Cor. 9:27)
9a. Never see failure to uphold character as proof of defeat
Failure is not a person or an event, it is an opinion
9b. Determination is the guarantee of every destination (Phil. 3:14)
9c. Never agree to remain in a fallen state; arise and shine (Isa. 60:1)
9d. Persistence will always guarantee victory

10. Rely on grace; apply continually for the grace to live right (Acts 20:32; Tit. 2:11-12)
10a. Grace is fuel for ease; anything that will be easy takes grace
10b. Grace empowers to do the right thing
10c. Grace constructs life and character
10b. Grace facilitates the ability to say no to wrong
What you couldn’t have done with your power, grace says ‘you can’.

Character Development Message by Pastor Paul Enenche

CONCLUSION:
1. There must be the decision to live right in order to live right (Dan. 1:8)

2. The choice to live right must be backed up with action (Phil. 2:12-13; 1John 2:29)

PRAYERS
Lord thank You for Your Word to us today. Blessed be Your Name Lord, in Jesus’ Name.

Father, I come before You today and I ask for Your help and mercy to live in uprightness and Godly character. Where I failed, I ask for forgiveness Lord, in Jesus’ Name.

Father, I apply for grace, it is my decision to live right and today I receive the grace to work out my salvation with fear and trembling and to do right

COMMUNION FOCUS:
Communion of grace. The grace Christ came and died to supply us is released via this communion.

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Joyce Meyer 21 September 2018 Daily Devotional – Faith Has No Expiration Date

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Topic: Faith Has No Expiration Date

Scripture: “Do not remember the former things, or ponder the things of the past. Listen carefully, I am about to do a new thing….” – Isaiah 43:18-19 (AMP)

Message: Faith is the evidence of the things that we do not see and the proof of their reality (see Hebrews 11:1). Faith is what we have while we are waiting for God to answer our prayer and provide what we need. But what if God takes a long, long time to answer? That is when waiting can become difficult, and that is also when our faith is tested.

I am currently waiting on at least seven things I have prayed about, and they are all things I have been waiting on for a long time, some of them for years. As I was feeling a little disappointed yesterday about having no answers yet, I was reminded that faith has no expiration date, and if it does, then it is not faith that can endure testing.

Joyce Meyer 21 September 2018 Daily Devotional – Faith Has No Expiration Date

Faith means that we not only ask God for something, but also that we must trust Him to be the head of the “ways and means committee”! He chooses the way to answer us and the timing to do so. In the meantime, we get to be patient, or we can at least learn to be patient! I am still learning, and perhaps you are also.

Let me encourage you today to know that although God probably won’t show up in your timing, He promises not to be late. Don’t just trust God for something, but trust Him all the way through the process it takes to get it. Don’t let your faith expire!

Joyce Meyer 21 September 2018 Daily Devotional – Faith Has No Expiration Date

Prayer Starter: Father, thank You that I have faith while I am waiting for a breakthrough in my situation. Help me remain faithful, even as You are faithful! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Today’s Daily Devotional was written by Joyce Meyer!

 

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