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Open Heavens 13 September 2018 Daily Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye – Wise But Foolish

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Open Heavens 13 September 2018 Daily Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye

Topic: Wise But Foolish

Memorise: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; 1st Corinthians 1:27
Read: Isaiah 35:4-10 (KJV)

4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.
5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
6 Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.
7 And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.

Open Heavens 13 September 2018 Daily Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye – Wise But Foolish
8 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.
9 No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there:
10 And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

Bible in one year: Proverbs 13-15, Mark 6:53-7:23, Hymnal: Sing hymn 4
Message: Open Heavens 13 September 2018
When you expound the things of God to the “wise men” of this world, they will consider you to be a fool.

When you talk about the resurrection of the dead and the outcome of Jesus’ death and resurrection, they will use their limited knowledge of the natural world to demonstrate your “foolishness”. It is ironic that those who profess themselves to be wise in this world are declared to be fools before God (Romans 1:22). As a believer in Christ, you should therefore not be offended if you are classified as foolish by the “wise men” of this world. Based on the words of our memory verse, if the world considers you to be foolish because your life is based on the principles of God’s word, you are blessed indeed.

Remember that the devil came to our first parents disguised as a loving guidance counsellor. He advised them to follow his diabolical wisdom, and this led them into a state of foolishness. They realised belatedly that the wisdom the devil was introducing them to was actually foolishness in disguise, and ever since then, the wisdom that fills the hearts of men is the perverted wisdom of the devil, otherwise known as craftiness (1st Corinthians 3:19). This manifests as wisdom to cheat and get ahead of a neighbour, wisdom to defraud the government, wisdom to pervert the course of justice and wisdom to do diabolical things. In contrast to this, the wisdom of God cries out in proverbs 8:5-8 saying:

“O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart. Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things. for my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips. All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing forward or perverse in them.”

Open Heavens 13 September 2018 Daily Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye – Wise But Foolish

This scripture reveals the nature and character of godly wisdom. You will observe that these characteristics are in direct opposition to what the children of this world consider as wisdom. Any wisdom that does not cut corners is considered foolishness by the children of this world. What they consider to be wisdom leads to both earthly and eternal perdition. A good example of the wisdom of this world is what Absalom exhibited against his father. The Bible says he stole the heart of an entire nation away from his father the king (2nd Samuel 15:6).

Open Heavens 13 September 2018 Daily Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye – Wise But Foolish

This is the way of the world. In contrast to such ways, today’s Bible reading speaks of the highway of holiness, through which the unclean shall not pass. It is equally interesting to read that although those passing through it may be considered fools by the world’s standard, they shall not go wrong in it (Isaiah 35:8). They will not err, because their Guide is the Lord of hosts (John 14:6). Beloved, do you seek wisdom? Do you want to be wise in things pertaining to godliness? The way to profitable wisdom is the fear of the Lord, and Jesus Christ is that wisdom that you need.

Prayer Point: Open Heavens 13 September 2018
Father, please let the character of your wisdom begin to manifest in my life, in Jesus’ Name.

SING HYMN 4 – TRUST AND OBEY
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.

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.

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.

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.

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 13 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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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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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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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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