Open Heaven 13 May 2019 Daily Devotional by Pastor E.A Adeboye
Topic: The Fear That Prospers
Memorise: Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways. Psalm 128:1
Read: Psalm 128:1-6 (KJV)
1 Blessed is every one that feareth the Lord; that walketh in his ways.
2 For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.
3 Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table.
4 Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the Lord.
5 The Lord shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.
6 Yea, thou shalt see thy children’s children, and peace upon Israel.
Bible in one year: Exodus 20-21, Jeremiah 34:1-16,Hymnal: Sing hymn 10
Open Heaven 13 May 2019 Message:
There is one fear which every wise person must possess, and this is the fear of the Lord.
While the absence of the fear of the Lord has brought untold hardship upon many people’s lives, those who walked in it in the past all fulfilled their destinies.
One example of someone who fulfilled his destiny by walking in the fear of the Lord is Joseph. From his experience, we are left with no doubt that sexual immorality is not an invention of the 21st century.
Open Heaven 13 May 2019 – The Fear That Prospers
As a matter of fact, it was this sin, among others, that destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. Besides, the household of Joseph’s father, Jacob, sexual immorality was noticeable – we read of Reuben’s escapable with his father’s wife in Genesis 35:22, which earned him a curse in Genesis 49:4.
In spite of the sexual immorality around him, Joseph feared the Lord, and this kept him from sleeping with his master’s wife. With fear and trembling, he said in Genesis 39:9:
“There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?
Where did Joseph find it written that sleeping with another man’s wife is sin, not only against her husband but also against God?
Considering that at the time he lived the Law of Moses was not yet given, it must have been the law of God written in his heart that constrained him (Romans 2:14-15). This law says in Exodus 20:14:
“Thou shalt not commit adultery.”
Joseph prospered because he feared the Lord. Do you fear the Lord? What is your character in your closet? How do you conduct yourself in hidden places?
When you are corrected of wrongdoing by the spiritual leadership God has placed over you, do you question them on where it is written in Scriptures?
Even after sowing where is it written, do you still argue? Or account of being chastised, have you not changed your church or parish three to four times?
Do you really fear the Lord? If you really fear the Lord you will not be dating a married man or woman. If you really want to prosper, always remember that Psalm 128:1-2 says:
“Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways. For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.”
Beloved, fear the Lord and abstain from all evil.
Open Heaven 13 May 2019 Prayer Point: Father, I come to You as a child, asking You to instil Your fear in my heart to help me always do the right thing, no matter where I am, from now onward.
Open Heaven 13 May 2019 Daily Devotional guide 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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