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Open Heaven Today || 18 October 2021 || Glory Belongs To God

Open Heaven || 18 October 2021 || Glory Belongs To God

Open Heaven || 18 October 2021 || Monday Daily Devotional Guide By Pastor E.A Adeboye

TOPIC: Glory Belongs To God

MEMORISE
I am the LORD, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King. Isaiah 43:15

READ: Daniel 4:30-37

30. The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty?

31. While the word was in the king’s mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, saying, O king Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken; The kingdom is departed from thee.

32. And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.

33. The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar: and he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like eagles’ feathers, and his nails like birds’ claws.

34. And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation:

35. And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?

36. At the same time my reason returned unto me; and for the glory of my kingdom, mine honour and brightness returned unto me; and my counsellors and my lords sought unto me; and I was established in my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added unto me.

37. Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.

Open Heaven || 18 October 2021 || Monday Message

Seven years after Nebuchadnezzar was deposed from his throne and disgraced to the point of eating grass like an ox, he realised that the Most High God rules in the kingdom of men. Nebuchadnezzar had erroneously thought that he became great by the might of his power (Daniel 4:30 ), but later realised that it was God who made him great. Many people commit this same error today by proclaiming that their success came by dint of hard work. Beloved, what is it that a man has that he did not receive (1 Corinthians 4:7 )? Any achievement that will not lead us back to the original Achiever – the Almighty God, is deadly.The Bible warns against being boastful without giving glory to God, in James 4:13-15

“Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.”

It is the Almighty God who has the power to will and to do because He is Sovereign. It is an abominable thing in the sight of the sovereign God for anyone to boast of not only what he has achieved as though it were by his ability, but even what he would do in the future.

James 4:16 says But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.We should never ascribe to ourselves the glory due to God as King Herod did. All he had to do was redirect the glory to God but he failed to do so and this cost him his life, as we see in Acts 12:21-23

“And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them. And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man. And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.”

Glory belongs to God. Make it a habit to return all glory to God always and He will keep promoting you, in the mighty name of Jesus.

PRAYER POINT
Are there times you have ascribed Gods glory to yourself? Repent now and return all glory to Him.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
1 Chronicles 6:1-81 , 1 Chronicles 7:1-40 , 1 Chronicles 8:1-40 , 1 Chronicles 9:1-44 , 1 Chronicles 10:1-14

Hymn: All hail the power of Jesus Name!

1. All hail the power of Jesus Name!
Let angels prostrate fall;
Bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown Him Lord of all.
Bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown Him Lord of all.

2. Let highborn seraphs tune the lyre,
and as they tune it, fall
Before His face Who tunes their choir,
and crown Him Lord of all.
Before His face Who tunes their choir,
and crown Him Lord of all.

3. Crown Him, ye morning stars of light,
Who fixed this floating ball;
Now hail the strength of Israels might,
and crown Him Lord of all.
Now hail the strength of Israels might,
and crown Him Lord of all.

4. Crown Him, ye martyrs of your God,
who from His altar call;
Extol the Stem of Jesses Rod,
and crown Him Lord of all.
Extol the Stem of Jesses Rod,
and crown Him Lord of all.

5. Ye seed of Israels chosen race,
ye ransomed from the fall,
Hail Him Who saves you by His grace,
and crown Him Lord of all.
Hail Him Who saves you by His grace,
and crown Him Lord of all.

6. Hail Him, ye heirs of Davids line,
Whom David Lord did call,
The God incarnate, Man divine,
and crown Him Lord of all,
The God incarnate, Man divine,
and crown Him Lord of all.

7. Sinners, whose love can neer forget
the wormwood and the gall,
Go spread your trophies at His feet,
and crown Him Lord of all.
Go spread your trophies at His feet,
and crown Him Lord of all.

8. Let every tribe and every tongue
before Him prostrate fall
And shout in universal song
the crownd Lord of all.
And shout in universal song
the crownd Lord of all.

Open Heaven || 18 October 2021 || Monday 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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