Open Heaven 7 June 2018 Thursday – THE SURE ARMOUR I

Open Heaven 7 June 2018 Thursday – THE SURE ARMOUR I

Open Heaven 7 June 2018 Memorise: Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with Truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness. Ephesians 6:14

Read: 2nd Corinthians 1:7-11 Open Heaven 7 June 2018

7 And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation.

8 For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life:

9 But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead:

10 Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;

11 Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift bestowed upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf.

Open Heaven 7 June 2018

Bible in one year: 1st Kings 21, Acts 7:23-43

Hymnal: Sing hymn 2

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Message – Open Heaven 7 June 2018 Thursday Daily Devotional

Life is full of complex challenges which can be overwhelming. These challenges have frustrated some people to the extent that they despair of life itself, leading them to take drugs, join the occult or even commit suicide, all in a bid to “escape” the reality of life’s problems.I pray that you will never be overwhelmed by the challenges of life in Jesus’ Name. Our Lord Jesus Christ did not say we would be immune from trials and tribulations in life (John 16:33); rather He provided us with the sure armour with which we can confront and triumph over everything the enemy throws at us. To be victorious in life, you need to first understand that life’s most devastating battles are not physical, but spiritual. Challenges that have their origin in the spirit realm have to be confronted with spiritual tools, which might appear foolish to the natural man. To help us be triumphant, Ephesians 6:14 introduce two important components of our armour: Truth and Righteousness.

At life of truth is a transparent and honest life that is based on the word of God, which Jesus declared to be truth (John 17:17). Living a life of truth is powerful (2nd Corinthians 4:2). Lies of any form are of the devil, and so when you live a lie, the devil will have foothold in your life with which to afflict you (John 8:44). However, if your life is based on the truth of God’s word, the devil will find nothing in your life to use against you. This was the situation with the Lord Jesus on the night He was betrayed. The devil came to examine His life to see if indeed He was without sin before going to the cross of Calvary, so that he could accuse Him of it and destroy the work of salvation before the last lap even started. In John 14:30 the Lord said:

“Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.”

Thank God that Jesus had truth in His armour and there was no lie in Him. Little wonder He declared to Pilate that truth was the purpose of His life (John 18:37).

The breastplate of righteousness is another critical part of our armour. 2nd Corinthians 6:7 says:

“By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,”

Righteousness is a gift that puts us in right standing with God and produces a life of uprightness in us (Romans 5:17, Ephesians 4:24). Having received the gift of righteousness, we are empowered to do the works of righteousness (1st Corinthians 15:34, Romans 6:18). Standing upon and walking in Christ’s righteousness defeats every range of the devil against us. Are truth and righteousness part of your armour today?

Key point – Open Heaven 7 June 2018

If the devil examines your life, will he find a lie that he can use as a foothold for his attack?

Open Heaven 7 June 2018 Thursday Hymn

Sing hymn 2 – I NEED THEE EVERY HOUR

I need Thee every hour,

Most gracious Lord;

No tender voice like Thine

Can peace afford.

 

Chorus

I need Thee, oh, I need Thee;

Every hour I need Thee;

Oh, bless me now, my Savior!

I come to Thee

 

I need Thee every hour,

Stay Thou nearby;

Temptations lose their power

When Thou art nigh.

 

I need Thee every hour,

In joy or pain;

Come quickly and abide,

Or life is vain.

 

I need Thee every hour,

Teach me Thy will;

And Thy rich promises

In me fulfil.

 

I need Thee every hour

Most Holy One;

Oh, make me Thine Indeed,

Thou blessed Son

That all for Open Heaven 7 June 2018 Thursday, do consider to bookmark this site for your Open heavens daily devotionals and also if you missed yesterday Devotional click to read Open Heaven 6 June 2018 Wednesday and may the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob continue to keep us all. God bless you. Open Heaven 7th June 2018 Thursday. Please comment and share what you have learnt, you might be a blessing to others.

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  • I learnt to live a righteous life so that the devil will not have any means to accuse us, and also to have faith and trust God that any situation one finds him/herself God will give you give you victory.

  • God in out life is a necessity… That is a need… You should satisfied to stand strong and well in these wicked world

  • The most important armour as we lent today is truth and righteousness. Brethren it show that we need to live a transparent life that based in the word of God. The life that will please God at all times. As a child of God that has been redeemed telling lies shows that you’re still of the devil your father.John 8 : 44. The Bible says , we should worship God in the spirit and in the truth if you’re of God. John 4: 24. If you have these tools as your armour you don’t need to be afraid when the devil came to tempt or oppresses you.
    In my former ministry, our leader then said if you don’t have juju or black medicine in your house and if someone sent this black medicine to you and you’re not around the juju will not wait for you because it will be seen light every where. But if there is black medicine in the corner of your room this evil messenger will wait till you come back because there a friend to chat with. . Please be honest. GBU.