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OPEN HEAVEN 2023 DEVOTIONAL WAS WRITTEN BY PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE, PASTOR MRS FOLU ADEBOYE OF THE REDEEM CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF GOD (RCCG) NIGERIA.
Open Heaven Devotional, 26th Of July 2023
TOPIC: Fear God II
MEMORISE: “Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;” – Psalm 33:18 (KJV)
SCRIPTURE READING: Psalm 96:1-9
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Isaiah 41-43
HYMN 18: Praise To The Lord, The Almighty
1 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation;
O my soul, praise Him, for He is thy health and salvation;
Join the great throng,
Psaltery, organ, and song,
Sounding in glad adoration.
2 Praise to the Lord, over all things he gloriously reigneth:
Borne as on eagle-wings, safely his saints he sustaineth.
Hast thou not seen,
How all thou needest hath been,
Granted in what he ordaineth?
3 Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy way and defend thee;
Surely his goodness and mercy shall ever attend thee;
What the Almighty can do,
Who with his love doth befriend thee.
4 Praise to the Lord! O let all that is in me adore Him!
All that hath breath join with Abraham’s seed to adore Him!
Let the Amen
Sum all our praises again,
Now as we worship before Him.
OPEN HEAVEN MESSAGE
We started discussing the fear of the Lord yesterday and today we will look at some of the blessings that come to those who fear Him. Our memory verse says:
Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy. – Psalm 33:18
The Scripture above reveals a very huge blessing that comes from fearing God. The blessing is that the eye of the Lord will be upon everyone that fears God. This revelation implies several great things amongst which is that when the eye of the Lord is upon an individual, safety is guaranteed. Hebrews 11:6 says that God is the rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. The Bible further says: “The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good” (Proverbs 15:3). In other words, the eye of the Lord sees everything – even the plans and moves of the wicked who want to harm you and He knows how to deal with them.
In today’s Bible text we are enjoined to fear the Lord above all gods because they are ordinary works of men (Psalm 96:4-5). We should also note that some people have made human beings their gods – probably for fear of what these people could do to them. Psalm 56:11 however, says: “In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me”. Psalm 118:6 says also, “The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?” Our Lord Jesus Christ taught us to fear God and not man (Matthew 10:28).
Another demonstration of the fear of the Lord is in verse nine of our text: “O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth”. There is no true worship of God without holiness. This is where those who overstretch grace miss it. Obedience is synonymous with holiness and the Scripture says to obey is better than sacrifice (1 Samuel 15:22). Therefore, we must watch out for our worship – whether it is premised on the fear of the Lord or mere hypocrisy. As you commit to fear the Lord at all times, His presence will never depart from you, in Jesus’ name.
OPEN HEAVEN DEVOTIONAL PRAYER POINT:
Father, please put Your fear in me and let me receive the blessings for it, in Jesus’ name.
PRAYER OF SALVATION
Please Say This Pray
I Come to You, Lord Jesus. I Admit that I Am a Sinner, and I Want to Be Right with You. I Ask You to Forgive Me of All My Sins. Wash Me Away from All Unrighteousness and Cleanse Me Clean Today. the Bible Says if I Confess with My Mouth that “jesus Is Lord,” and Believe in My Heart that God Raised Me.
THANK you for saying that prayer, you are in CHRIST now, Old things have passed AWAY………….HALLELUYAH