Open Heaven 26 September 2021 Devotional – You Will Be Commended

Open Heaven 26 September 2021

Open Heaven 26 September 2021 Devotional Guide for Sunday By Pastor E.A Adeboye

TOPIC: You Will Be Commended!

MEMORISE: And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. – Revelation 22:12

BIBLE READING: Matthew 25:19-21

19. After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.

20. And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.

21. His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

Open Heaven 26 September 2021 Devotional Message:

Man is wonderfully and fearfully made. Created in the image of God, man is a god to other forms of creation, according to Psalms 82:6 , which is re-established in John 10:34 . God Almighty created man for a divine purpose and for His pleasure (Revelation 4:11 ). At the same time, God has prepared a reward for every man who chooses to fulfil His purpose for his life (Revelation 22:12 ).

In today’s Bible text, we read of the faithful servant who made good use of the talents given to him by his master and received a commendation. Jesus Christ said in John 15:16

“Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.”

The Lord is encouraging someone reading this devotional today that He is taking note of your labour of love in the Church and to humanity. Though your pastor or head of department may not commend you, the Almighty God will reward you handsomely if you will not be weary in well-doing, according to Galatians 6:9 which says:

“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”

Peter asked the Lord what their reward would be, seeing that they left everything to follow Him. Jesus answered in Mark 10:29-30 and said:

“Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospels, But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time,
houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.”

Beloved, accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour if you havent done so yet. After this, begin to work for Him, serve Him and His Church through soulwinning and sacrificial giving. You will surely be commended. Recall that our memory verse says I come quickly and my reward is with me…

KEY POINT:
Think of a way to work for God, using your talents and resources to expand His kingdom on earth.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Proverbs 23:1-35 , Proverbs 24:1-34

HYMN: Standing on the promises of Christ my king

1. Standing on the promises
of Christ my king,
through eternal ages let his praises ring;
glory in the highest, I will shout and sing,
standing on the promises of God.

CHORUS
Standing, standing,
standing on the promises
of God my Savior;
standing, standing,
I’m standing on the promises of God.

2. Standing on the promises that cannot fail,
when the howling storms
of doubt and fear assail,
by the living Word of God I shall prevail,
standing on the promises of God.

3. Standing on the promises of Christ the Lord,
bound to him eternally by love’s strong cord,
overcoming daily with the Spirit’s sword,
standing on the promises of God.

4. Standing on the promises I cannot fall,
listening every moment to the Spirit’s call,
resting in my Savior as my all in all,
standing on the promises of God.

Open Heaven 26 September 2021 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