Open Heaven, Monday 29 August 2022 Devotional for Monday
Open Heaven 29 August 2022 TOPIC: Sealed?
“In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,” – (Ephesians 1:13)
READ: Acts 19:1-6 (KJV)
Open Heaven, Monday 29 August 2022 Daily Devotional Message
In the spirit realm, everyone has a mark on them for the sake of identification. It is either you have the mark of Christ or the mark of the devil on your head. For those who have the mark of Christ, the devil and his rents dare not touch them. That is why Galatians 6:17 says;
From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.
This mark is a combination of three seals. The first seal is the blood of Jesus. The moment you give your life to Christ, His blood washes away your sins and gives you a unique seal which says you are now for Him (Colossians 1:20). The second is baptism by immersion in water. This seal is so necessary that even Jesus Christ had to be baptised by immersion when He was here on earth (Matthew 3:13-15).
Colossians 2:10-12 tells us that we are complete in Him when we get rid of sin in our lives and then are buried and risen with Him in baptism. If you have not been baptised by immersion in water, it is a necessary seal that you should go after immediately. Read Romans 6:3-5.
Open Heaven, Monday 29 August 2022
The third seal is the baptism of the Holy Ghost as we see in our memory verse today. Ephesians 4:30 also further confirms that we are sealed by the Holy Spirit;
John the Baptist himself said Jesus was higher than he and would baptise us with the Holy Ghost and with fire (Luke 3:16). Jesus confirmed this in Acts 1:5. When Jesus died and rose again, He left with us His very own Spirit – the Holy Spirit. This seal is what really marks us as sons of God according to Romans 8:14;
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
It is this seal that enables us to preach the gospel of Christ (Acts 1:8) and do greater things than Jesus did while on earth (John 14:12-17). It also gives us the ability to live above sin and bear fruits of holiness (Matthew 7:16). If you have not been baptised in the Holy Ghost yet, ask God to baptise you with the Holy Ghost. If you have been baptised already, you can ask for a fresh infilling of the Holy Spirit in your life.
You need the seal of the Holy Ghost baptism to make full proof of your Christian life.
Open Heaven, Monday 29 August 2022 BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Jeremiah 25 – 27
Hymn 5 – Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing power?
Open Heaven, Monday 29 August 2022 Devotional Message. Open Heaven 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. Open Heaven, Monday 29 August 2022