Open Heavens Daily Devotional For Today 16th July, 2018

Open Heavens devotional

Open Heavens Daily Devotional For Today 16th July, 2018

THEME: MORE THAN ENOUGH ACCOMODATION.

MEMORISE:

For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 Corinthians 5:1

READ: John 14:1-3

1Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

MESSAGE

Our Lord Jesus Christ in today’s Bibl reading assured us of His second coming, indeed, He is coming to take use to be with Him, so that we may be where He is. The size of our heavenly home is so large that it has taken over two thousand years to complete it, as the number of saint is increasing continually. Considering the Omnipotent power of the Most High to do all things, this may sound ridiculous; however, the ways of the Lord are unsearchable, and the prerogative of mysteries belongs to Him alone. When dealing with mysteries such as this, all we need to do is believe and take Him by His word.

Isn’t it wonderful that our Lord Jesus Christ in John 14:2 said:

“In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.”

In other words, He does not want us to see our present place of abode here onearth as our final destination. He wants us to be mindful of a better place being prepared for us. Those who are busy killing, stealing and embezzling funds in order to amass “mansions” for themselves here on earth are being foolish. Such people do not have an understanding of what is ultimately good for them. Also, those who would not want to be born again because of the material things of this world do not know what they stand to lose in eternity. The truth is that there is enough room for everyone who is born again in the Kingdom of God. Those who teach that there is no heaven anywhere and that our heavenly mansions will be here on earth lack spiritual understanding of the scriptures. Jesus said if what He declared to us about our heavenly mansion was not true He would have told us so. Aside from the fact that He cannot lie, He has no reason to tell a lie about this. Faith in this promise led Paul to pen the words of today’s memory verse, where he referred to the anticipated replacement of our physical bodies and temporal place of abode with celestial bodies and heavenly mansions respectively. Unfortunately, those who miss out on the heavenly mansions being prepared by Jesus Christ will have their place in the devil’s abode, which is the lake of fire. There is no middle-way about it. My prayer for you today is that you will not miss your celestial body and heavenly mansion in Jesus’ Name. Your portion will not be in the lake of fire in Jesus’ Name. For this prayer to be answered, accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, and make sure you do not live or die with and unconfessed sin in your life.

PRAYER POINT:

Father, my heart is set on my heavenly home; please don’t let me miss it. Grant me grace to lay aside every besting sin that can prevent me from making heaven in Jesus’ Name.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Chronicles 29

Matthew 1

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

HYMN 5: I HAVE DECIDED TO FOLLOW JESUS

1. I have decided to follow Jesus;
I have decided to follow Jesus;
I have decided to follow Jesus;
No turning back, no turning back.

2. The world behind me, the cross before me;
The world behind me, the cross before me;
The world behind me, the cross before me;
No turning back, no turning back.

3. Though none go with me, still I will follow;
Though- none go with me, still I will follow;
Though none go with me, still I will follow;
No turning back, no turning back.

4. My cross I’ll carry, till I see Jesus;
My cross I’ll carry, till I see Jesus;
My cross I’ll carry, till I see Jesus;
No turning back, no turning back.

5. Will you decide now to follow Jesus?
Will you decide now to follow Jesus?
Will you decide now to follow Jesus?
No turning back, no turning back.

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