• Thursday, 30 November 2017

    Open Heaven 1 December 2017: Friday daily devotional by Pastor E. A. Adeboye –Hold the fort

    Prophecies for 2018 by Pastor E.A Adeboye

    HOLD THE FORT – Friday December 1st 2017 RCCG Open Heavens

    Memorise: And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God. Luke 9:62
    Read: Luke 9:61-62 (KJV)
    Friday December 1st 2017 RCCG Open Heavens

    9:61 And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house.
    9:62 And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
    Bible in one year: Psalm 81-88, Nahum 1, Hymn: Sing hymn 14 

    Open Heavens 30 November

    When you walk with God, not only must you be obedient, your obedience must also be complete. From the story of how Elisha stuck with Elijah till the latter was taken up to heaven, we learn that until you obey to the very end, certain blessings may not be received, and certain promises may not be fulfilled by God (2nd Kings 2:1-15). This is very serious issue as it calls for endurance. Would Elijah have been ruptured if he had refused to go on to Jordan, after obeying God’s instructions to go to Betheland Jericho, and after several years of obedience to God in ministry? I very much doubt it. Similarly, if Elisha had not served and followed Elijah till the very end, would he have received a double portion of the Spirit on his master? I don’t think so.

    “And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.”
    Matthew 10:22

    Beloved, to get very special blessings or rewards from God, you must be ready to serve Him till you take your very last breath. You must pay your tithe, obey Him, win souls, worship Him, and follow peace with all men until your very last second on earth. Heaven is not for those who run the marathon for years and give up just a little before the finish line; rather, it is for those who endure all things to the very end.

    “And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” Luke 9:62

    In God’s Kingdom, there is no room for half measures. It is either you are following Him to the end or you are not following Him at all. If you have decided to serve Him, Please don’t stop to look back! Looking back can disqualify you, rendering you unfit for God’s kingdom. Today, it is rare to get a committed worker or minister like Elijah, who would be doggedly determined to reach his goal without being discouraged, distracted or disillusioned. Have you turned aside from God’s calling on your life? Are you busy making excuses as to why you cannot obey God, saying “after all, God understands”? Sorry, God does not understand you going back on your commitments. He does not understand compromises. If you are in such a state, come out fast and hold the fort to the very end!
    Key Point
    You cannot afford to stop your race to Heaven now, because you have put in so much to get to where you are today.
    Open Heavens Daily Devotional Lessons 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.
    iOpenHeavens is the electronic version of the Hard Copy. The Open Heavens devotional application is available across all mobile platforms and operating systems: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile and PC.
    hymn 14
    Verse 1:
    Take my life and let it be
    consecrated, Lord, to thee.
    Take my moments and my days;
    Let them flow in endless praise.

    Verse 2:
    Take my hands and let them move
    At the impulse of Thy love.
    Take my feet and let them be
    Swift and beautiful for thee.

    Verse 3:
    Take my voice and let me sing
    Always, only, for my King.
    Take my lips and let them be
    Filled with messages from Thee.

    Verse 4:
    Take my silver and my gold;
    Not a mite would I withhold.
    Take my intellect and use
    Every power as Thou shalt choose.

    Verse 5:
    Take my will and make it Thine;
    It shall be no longer mine.
    Take my heart, it is Thine own;
    It shall be Thy royal throne.

    Verse 6:
    Take my love; my Lord, I pour
    At Thy feet its treasure store.
    Take myself, and I will be
    Ever, only, all for Thee.

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