Thursday 4th January 2018 – ONLY BELIEVE

OPEN HEAVENS 2018

Thursday 4th January 2018 – ONLY BELIEVE

Memorise: He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. John 3:18

Read: Romans 8: 31-39

31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.

34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Bible in one year: Genesis 8-10, Revelation 3:7-22

Hymnal: Sing Hymn 10

Message (Thursday 4th January 2018 – ONLY BELIEVE)

Whenever I ruminate over the many-sided blessings embedded in the Good News that came through our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, my heart is filled with great joy. I equally find it fascinating that no elaborate process involving complexities is required for us to access these blessings. Jesus did the hard work and made things simple for us. One of such blessings is freedom from condemnation. The righteous judgement of God against sin has brought all of mankind under condemnation. This is the reason why no man can escape the pain of guilt that results from sin, or the consequences that follows it. Romans 3:23 says

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God”

Romans 6:23’ further says,

“for the wages of sin is death;”

However, the Good News is that Jesus Christ gives us freedom from the condemnation that had put a seal on the destiny of all mankind. In Romans 8:1, this Good News says,

“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.”

Those who are in Christ Jesus can now live a life free from the guilt of sin or the feeling of inadequacy resulting from past misdeeds. Their conscience is liberated from condemnation because they know their sins have been washed away by the precious Blood of Jesus (Revelation 1:5). What does it take to access this blessing of freedom? Only believe! Believe in the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ, Believe He is who He says He is, and believe in the work of salvation He has completed. How do you know you truly believe all there? When your actions and confessions reflect what you claim to believe, that is when you truly believe.

Another blessing of Good News that you can have access to by faith is the truth of Jesus Christ, though rich, became poor, so that through his poverty, you might be rich(2 Corinthians 8:9). Your faith in this article of the Good news will prevent you from doing diabolical or criminal things to get rich, because you know that your prosperity lies in the sacrificial life that the Master has lived. Believing in the words and works of Jesus gives us contentment, the absence of which brings many sorrows to those who want to be rich by any means (1 Timothy 6:6-10). Beloved, do you believe all these? If you do, live your life by the ideals of the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will forever be free from condemnation, now and in eternity.

Prayer Point (Thursday 4th January 2018 – ONLY BELIEVE)

Father, please help me to live according to Your will, so that I may not be condemned with his world. Grant me grace not lose sight of the words and works of Jesus. Amen

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  • The devotion really helpful to me. All I need is a perfect deliverance . I find it difficult to overcome my weakness. I think I am addicted to porn. Every time I pray and fast against this devilish spirit. But after my ernest prayer I go back into my vomit. Sometimes, I wished myself suicide because I don’t understand myself anymore. Everywhere I encounter cobwebs. Even on the road I still feel cobwebs. Sometimes, I will dream and I will not understand. At 35 I ought to have a stable marriage. But no lady is ever ready to settle down with me. At times I will dream of having sex in my dream. Please,pray for me because I think I am in darkness.

    • Dear Lawal, Glad to know that you realize it’s deliverance you need! My councel to you, is to take the next step of genuine salvation if you are not yet born again. Give your life to Christ by asking God to forgive you your sins, then ask Jesus into your life, accepting and confessing Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. Next, look for a Bible believing church and join the Believer’s class for growth, become fully involved, e.g. Go to any RCCG branch, find out how deliverance programs are organized there or go for deliverance at Prayer City of Mountain of fire and miracles ministries in Lagos or any of the branches around you. Then, you have to be ready to fight it by filtering what you are exposed to – dicipline yourself and realise that God’s grace is sufficient for you, as you faithfully tap into, and walk in it, gradually equiping yourself with daily Bible reading and other soul- inspiring christian books. I hope these help… I will also keep you in my prayers. Wishing you all the best in 2018 Lawal. God bless you.

    • May God Almighty deliver you my brother in Jesus name keep praying and have faith in God and I will also put you in my pray everyday ,Jesus love you shalom.

    • Bro Lawal this is for you
      Are you under any siege in the battle of life? Has life dealt you so many blows that you do not have the will to go on? Don’t give in to depression, and don’t contemplate suicide. This is a great time for you to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, through genuine repentance. In prayer, call upon the Name of Him that is able to save and you will overcome!

    • dear lawal,
      we all love you and Jesus Loves you most
      most persons have gone through this and today they are out of it permanently. my father will always tell me, if you were a drunkard before you gave your life to christ, never go to the beer palor to evangelize alone, some other Christians will go do it. if you are addicted to porn before you gave your life to christ, then you need to destroy the bridge than may lead you back to your vomit through sincere prayers. if it is your android phone or computer that is standing as the bridge, then you need to do away with them. by so doing you may never have the opportunity to go back to porn. you can buy a smaller phone that can limit you to the internet.
      this is an issue of life and death and anything that will will hinder you from entering God’s Kingdom, is time to put them away because the end is nearer than we think.

      God Bless you my Brother and hope to see you on the last day in Gods Kingdom.

  • You don’t need to involve in any diabolical means of forcing yourself for making money because it wouldn’t lack it will rather lead to condemnation what you need is only believe in Jesus. Daddy thank you for this message is timely

  • All we need do is to believe in His words and work of our Saviour Jesus Christ and you will be. Save, His words are true His work are sure, only those that believe will be save, beloveth believe in Him and in the works that He did and your life will never remain the same. Thank you daddy for having a hearing ears and a large heart to have brought to us all a teaching like this, may you not miss your rewards both here on earth and in heaven in Jesus Mighty name. Amen. I pray we too won’t miss our heaven in Jesus Mighty name, Amen

  • For Lawal,
    Jesus loves you so much, that He gave his life for you. Accept Jesus and follow His ways. Read and digest Philippians 4:13 and 1 Corinthians 10:13. You are stronger than the enemy. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Read psalm 35 before you go to bed every night. Don’t you ever forget that Jesus loves you. It’s a new dawn for you in Jesus’s Name.