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Open Heavens 15 September 2018 Daily Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye

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Open Heavens 15 September 2018 Daily Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye

Topic:  Doing the Ridiculous

Memorise: But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he his a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Hebrews 11:6

Read: Hebrews 11:17-19 (KJV)
17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,
18 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:
19 Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.

Bible in one year: Proverbs 20-22, Mark 8:11-30, Hymnal: Sing hymn 4

Message: Open Heavens 15 September 2018
As a mathematician, when I first gave my life to Christ, the paying of tithes to God was ridiculous to me, and I saw it as a subtle way through which pastors wanted to swindle me of my hard-earned money.

Prior to this time, my 100 percent was not enough; by the middle of any month, I had to borrow money from my driver to buy fuel. I then wondered within myself that if 100 percent was not enough, how then could 90 percent be? Thanks be to God that the Holy Spirit won this argument, and today, I am a living testimony of the faithfulness of God to every person who pays tithes. Hebrews 11:6 reveals that without faith it is impossible to please God. Faith in God enables a person to do the ridiculous. God asked Gideon to go to the battlefield with a “ridiculous” number of soldiers (three hundred) as against the thousands of Midianite soldiers opposing them. As if that was not enough, even the three hundred soldiers were not to carry any weapon of war, but rather an earthen vessel each (Judges 7:7-25)! Gideon complied with these instructions in faith and he got a miraculous victory.

Moreover, concerning the salvation of our souls, it takes believing the “ridiculous” before the miraculous can be experienced. The Bible in John 3:16 says,

Open Heaven 15 September 2018 Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Doing the Ridiculous

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

The Bible further states that the Blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin (1st John 1:7). That scripture says “all sin” and not just a few sins! This truth is what the unbelieving people of this world cannot understand. In fact, nobody can explain it. It belongs to the realm of faith. In addition, many of those who have ever experienced the miracle of healing have a testimony of doing the ridiculous before they got the miraculous. An example of this is the story of the ten lepers (Luke 17:12-19). In spite of the fact that leprosy was still visible on their skin, Jesus told them to go and present themselves to the high priest to show that they were healed of their leprosy, because they needed to be certified as being free of leprosy before they could be reintegrated into their communities. They proceeded to show themselves to the high priest.
Open Heavens 15 September 2018 Daily Devotional – Doing the Ridiculous 

In order to get the miracle of healing, they confronted the risk of being stoned to death for coming out of isolation as lepers. However, they got healed on their way; their “ridiculous” faith earned them miraculous healing! My experiences in my Christian walk and particularly as a minister of the gospel have taught me that unless you agree to do whatever God ask you to do, however ridiculous it may sound, you cannot experience the miraculous. Beloved, as you exercise faith in Jehovah-Rapha today, your healing shall be made manifest in Jesus’ Name.

Prayer Point: Open Heavens 15 September 2018 Daily Devotional
Father, increase my faith to the level of being able to do the ridiculous in order for my miracle to manifest.

Open Heavens 15 September 2018 Daily Devotional Lessons 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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