Open Heaven 30 July 2020 Thursday – Who’s Your Daddy?

Open Heaven 30 July 2020 Memorise: For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. – 1 Corinthians 4:15

Read: 2 Kings 3:11-12 Open Heaven 30 July 2020

11 But Jehoshaphat said, is there not here a prophet of the LORD that we may enquire of the LORD by him? And one of the king of Israel’s servants answered and said, here is Elisha the son of Shaphat, which poured water on the hands of Elijah.

12 And Jehoshaphat said, the word of the LORD is with him. So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat and the king of Edom went down to him.

Open Heaven 30 July 2020

Bible in One Year: Isaiah 59-63


MESSAGE: – Open Heaven 30 July 2020 Thursday Daily Devotional

These days, people just call anyone “Daddy” in the church, and not necessarily out of respect as it is done in the Yoruba culture. You need to be careful who you call your father; Apostle Paul told the church in Corinth that they have only one father but many instructors, as seen in our memory verse for today.

I miss the good old days when we all used to call each other ‘Bro’ or ‘Sis’. The choice of who you call your father has a lot to do with your destiny. In our Bible reading for today, the only introduction that Elisha needed was that his Father-in-the-Lord was Elijah and Jehoshaphat immediately concluded that “The word of the Lord is with him.”

First you cannot be greater than your father, at least not while he is still alive. Luke 6:40 says:

“The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.”

Open Heaven 30 July 2020 Thursday

Whoever your father is sets a limit to how far you can go in life. This information alone is enough to make you careful with respect to whom you refer to as “My Father-in-the-Lord.”

Secondly, anointing flows from the head downwards, so if you don’t check that the character of whoever you make your head is very good, well, he could be passing a dangerous anointing to you. It is from my Father (Pa Josiah Akindayomi) that I learnt that holiness is the master key; it is from him that I learnt discipline. His anointing was not the kind that you use to extort money from congregants, it was not the kind that needed a special concoction for it to work. I inherited the pure anointing of God from him.

It is not wise to choose a Father-in-the-Lord by yourself; ask God who your father should be. Your destination in life will determine whom you should understudy. The affluence, eloquence and large congregation of a man does not necessarily make him fit to father you. My Father-in-the-Lord had none of those things. He was illiterate, yet God told me to submit to him. Today, I give God the glory that Pa Josiah Akindayomi was my Father-in-the-Lord.

Key Point – Open Heaven 30 July 2020

Let God choose a Father-in-the-Lord for you. Don’t call everyone Daddy.

Open Heaven 30 July 2020 Thursday

Hymn 1: All Hail The Power

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. O seed of Israel’s chosen race

now 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!

3. Let every tongue and every tribe

responsive to his call,

to him all majesty ascribe,

and crown him Lord of all.

To him all majesty ascribe,

and crown him Lord of all!

4. Oh, that with all the sacred throng

we at his feet may fall!

We’ll join the everlasting song

and crown him Lord of all.

We’ll join the everlasting song

and crown him Lord of all.

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  • Thanks you Sir, well am enlightened. Not every that’s we should call daddy because they’re Pastor in a church regardless of the congregation, we would be very careful of whomsoever we call Daddy. You should just follow the crowd to call a Pastor Daddy, let God lead and direct you. Also calling a person Father is not a matter of age, you could be older than the person and God wants you to be submissive to that fellow. Thanks and stay blessed. Thanks Sir for this privilege.

  • I am so thankful I read this message this morning. I missed the reading yesterday and as soon as I woke up this morning, I felt the urge to get in the Word. This was the first book I opened. May The Lord lead me or show me my “Father in the Lord”