Open Heaven, Thursday 11 August 2022 || Letter To The Smyrnan Church 2

Open Heaven, Thursday 11 August 2022
Open Heaven, Thursday 11 August 2022 Guide By Pastor E.A Adeboye

Open Heaven, Thursday 11 August 2022  

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Open Heaven 9 August 2022 TOPIC: Letter To The Smyrnan Church 2

MEMORISE:
“And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul; but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” – (Matthew 10:28)

READ: Revelation 2:8-11 (KJV)

Open Heaven, Thursday 11 August 2022 Message

Jesus assured the Smyrnan Church that even though they could experience painful physical death, because they were serving Him, they would have no part in the second death. If Jesus could use this as a consolation, it is then very clear to us that the second death is more hurtful than the physical one.

This is why I pity those who would rather sin than experience some pain for the sake of the gospel. The physical death is not what you should fear but rather, the spiritual one (Matthew 10:28). The physical death will last a short time, but the spiritual one is for eternity.

Some people want to do greater things than Jesus did, but are not willing to suffer like Him. Paul said;

That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; – (Philippians 3:10)

You cannot fully know Jesus without also partaking in the fellowship of His sufferings. If you are only with Jesus for the goodies but will run away to the devil once the going gets rough, then you are not worthy of His crown. If you don’t love Him enough to surrender your life to Him, then you are not worthy to receive His eternal life. He said;

For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. – (Matthew 16:25)

The real life you should hold firmly to with all your might is eternal life. Don’t let anything be too big for you to sacrifice here on earth so as to avoid that second death. Jesus, in the letter to the Church in Smyrna says that He expects us to be faithful until death. Many have not even been confronted with death and they are already unfaithful.

Are you one of those? Are you truly faithful to God even in the midst of trials and temptations around you? Today is a good day for you to repent from your unfaithfulness. If you refuse to repent, don’t expect to enter heaven at all because Jesus said if you deny Him here on earth, He will also deny you in Heaven (Matthew 10:33).

PRAYER POINT:
Father, please help me never to deny You again. No matter what temptations I pass through, Lord help me to remain faithful to You.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Isaiah 14 – 19

HYMNAL:
Hymn 29 – Will your anchor hold in the storms of life

Open Heaven, Thursday 11 August 2022 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, Thursday 11 August 2022