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Open Heavens 16 September 2018 Daily Devotional – Knowledge of Good or Evil?

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Open Heavens 16 September 2018 Daily Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye

Topic: Knowledge of Good or Evil?

Memorise: “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”- James 1:5

Read: Genesis 3:1-5 (KJV)

1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:

3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.

4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:

5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

Bible in One Year: Proverbs 23-25, Mark 8:31-9:13

Open Heavens 16 September 2018 MESSAGE:
Many people don’t know that it is dangerous, if not a curse, to possess the knowledge of evil. To have the knowledge of evil is to know how to do evil. In Genesis 3:5, when the devil told our first parents that their eyes would be open and they would be like God, knowing good and evil, he was literally saying “you will know how to do evil”, even though he did not tell them he was teaching them how to do evil. This is why it is wise for every child of God to understand the source and the nature of any knowledge they are acquiring. In James 3:17, the Holy Spirit recommends the type of applied knowledge we should seek after, saying:

“But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.”

Do you know that some people acquire knowledge that destroys their entire life? When a young boy learns how to smoke marijuana or other narcotic substances, he becomes emboldened and begins to feel he has “become a man”. What folly this is! When a young girl is introduced to premarital sex, she may be deceived that such carnal knowledge will make her “a real woman”. Although she may be excited about it, the truth is she only learned how to do evil, and it will destroy her destiny. This is why parents must endeavor to fill their children with godly knowledge before it is too late. God’s wisdom in Proverbs 22:6 says:

“Train up a child in the way that he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

Open Heavens 16 September 2018 Daily Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye 

There are ways the devil introduce his “curriculum” on the knowledge of evil to mankind. In today’s Bible reading, he used the deductive method to achieve his goal. He asked: “Did God say that you should not eat of the every tree of the garden?” He was pretending not to know which of the fruits in the garden was forbidden. Would God have arranged for his children to starve by commanding them not to eat of every tree of the garden? Even today, the devil still uses this style. For example, he may come to you saying “Did God say you should not drink any wine?” The answer is definitely “No, what God said is that I should not drink alcoholic wine.” He may also say to you, “Yes, I know God would not want you to have sex because it is bad!” The answer is “No, what God said is that I can only have sex with my spouse.” The devil is a liar, please don’t believe his lies.

Open Heavens 16 September 2018 Action Point:
Watch the kind of knowledge you acquire over the internet, and review the kind of blogs you read.

Also Read: Open Heavens 15 September 2018 – Doing the Ridiculous

Open Heavens 16 September 2018 Daily Devotional Hymn 7: Wonderful Story Of Love.
1. Wonderful story of love;
Tell it to me again;
Wonderful story of love;
Wake the immortal strain!
Angels with rapture announce it,
Shepherds with wonder receive it;
Sinner, oh, won’t you believe it?
Wonderful story of love.

Chorus:
Wonderful! Wonderful!
Wonderful, wonderful story of love.

2. Wonderful story of love;
Though you are far away;
Wonderful story of love;
Still He doth call today;
Calling from Calvary’s mountain,
Down from the crystal-bright fountain,
E’en from the dawn of creation,
Wonderful story of love.

3. Wonderful story of love;
Jesus provides a rest;
Wonderful story of love;
For all the pure and blest,
Rest in those mansions above us,
With those who’ve gone on before us,
Singing the rapturous chorus,
Wonderful story of love.

Open Heavens 16 September 2018 Daily Devotional Message 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.

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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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