Open Heaven 11 September 2022 Memorize: He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision. Psalms 2:4
Bible Reading: Psalms 2:1-4 Open Heaven 11 September 2022
1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
2. The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
3. Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
4. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision.
Open Heaven 11 September 2022
Bible Reading In One Year: Ezekiel 14:1-23, Ezekiel 15:1-8, Ezekiel 16:1-63
MESSAGE – Open Heaven 11 September 2022 Sunday Daily Devotional
When God laughs, two things are about to happen. The first is that His child or children are about to laugh at their enemies. The second is that the enemies of His children are about to be disgraced.
From the Bible reading, the kings came together against the Lord and His anointed, saying they wanted to break their bands asunder and cast away their cords. We get an idea of which bands they were talking about in Matthew 11:29: “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.”
They see the word of God as bands. They see His ways as cords binding them. They see Him and His anointed as people restricting them from living freely and doing whatever they like, and so they begin to bring up laws and various agenda just to oppose the ways of the Lord. God said He will laugh at them.
Several governments in our world today want to legitimise same-sex marriages, justify killing babies in the womb, do whatever they like and sear the people’s conscience against the word of God. They may seem to be happy and doing well, but when God decides to laugh at them, they will be in derision (Psalms 2:1-4).
No matter what you do, you cannot be greater than God. You either bow to Him willingly, or you bow in shame. You cannot come against Him or His children and go scotfree, you would be ashamed at the end of the day. When He laughs at a person’s schemes, it means He is about to take action and it is His children that will come out on the winning side.
Even if a person lives outside His restrictions and appears to be enjoying himself or herself, at the very end, the lake of fire will be waiting for such a fellow. Stop trying to break His bands off you, stop trying to break off the restrictions in the word of God; they are for your own good.
His yoke is easy and will give you rest at the end of the day. The day of the rapture is a day of laughter for God. If you discipline yourself to live according to His will now, you will be laughing with Him on that day, but if you decide to live the way you like now, it will be a day of mockery for you. Which do you choose?
KEY POINT: Open Heavens 11 September 2022
When God laughs at His enemies, will you be on the winning side or the losing side?
Open Heaven 11 September 2022 Hymn
HYMN: O WORSHIP THE KING
1. O worship the King all glorious above,
O gratefully sing His power and His love:
our Shield and Defender, the Ancient of Days,
pavilioned in splendour and girded with praise.
2. O tell of His might, O sing of His grace,
whose robe is the light, whose canopy space.
His chariots of wrath the deep thunderclouds form,
and dark is His path on the wings of the storm.
3. Thy bountiful care, what tongue can recite?
It breathes in the air, it shines in the light;
It streams from the hills, it descends to the plain,
and sweetly distils in the dew and the rain.
4. Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail,
in Thee do we trust, nor find Thee to fail.
Your mercies, how tender, how firm to the end,
our Maker, Defender, Redeemer, and Friend!
5. O measureless Might, ineffable Love,
While angels delight to hymn Thee above!
The humbler creation, though
feeble their lays,
with true adoration shall lisp to Thy praise!