Open Heaven Daily Devotional For January 30, 2022 : Topic – Wonders Of A Christian Life
TOPIC: Wonders Of A Christian Life
MEMORISE: Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. –1 John 3:1
READ: 1 John 3:1-3 (KJV)
1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Exodus 38-40
The Christian life is so full of wonders that one of the earliest apostles marvelled at the manner of love God showered on us, making us His children (1 John 3:1). Every genuine Christian has experienced the wonder of being adopted into the family of God as we see in Romans 8:15.
When we consider the benefits and privileges of being a child of the most powerful Personality in Heaven, on earth and anywhere at all, we will begin to appreciate the wonders of being a Christian. The world cannot understand these benefits, yet they are real. Some religions of the world cannot come to terms with the fact that Christians call God their Father. Some people were even upset with me for calling God my Daddy. However, God is my Daddy indeed. I told them if their relationship with God stops at calling Him Father, no problem, but He is my Daddy. Period.
However, one of the implications of this is that we should not trivialize the privilege or take it for granted. This takes us back to our discussion yesterday on the most important demand on a Christian life – holiness. The child of a lion is a lion. As Christians, we are called to be perfect as our Father in heaven, purifying ourselves always (Matthew 5:48, 1 John 3:3).
How do we purify ourselves? The Bible gives the answer: “Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to thy word” (Psalms 119:9). A pure and sinless life is very simple if we live our lives according to the word of God. I have taught it several times that holiness is simply obedience. You can be considered holy or righteous when you obey God to the last letter of His instructions. God told Adam “Don’t” but he did and so became a sinner. Thus, by the Spirit of Jesus Christ and our obedience to His word, we are holy and so fulfil the condition of being His children.
It is important to note that these wonders are reserved strictly for those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. Surrender your life to Him too today if you haven’t done so yet, and you will experience the wonders of being adopted into the family of God.
Praise God extravagantly for making you His child.
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HYMN 18: O What A Wonderful, Wonderful Day
1. O what a wonderful, wonderful day
Day I will never forget;
After I’d wandered in darkness away,
Jesus my Saviour I met.
O what a tender, compassionate friend –
He met the need of my heart;
Shadows dispelling, With joy I am telling,
He made all the darkness depart!
Heaven came down and glory fill my soul,
When at the cross the Saviour made me whole; My Sins were washed away
And my night was tuned to day
Heaven came down and glory filled my soul!
2. Born of the Spirit with life from above
Into God’s family divine,
Justified fully thru Calvary’s love,
O what a standing is mine!
And the transaction so quickly was made
When as a Sinner I came, Took of the offer
Of grace He did proffer –
He saved me, O praise His dear name!
3. Now l’ve a hope that will surely endure
After the passing of time;
I have a future in heaven for sure,
There in those mansions sublime.
And it’s because of that wonderful day
When at the cross I believed;
Riches eternal And blessings supernal
From His precious hand I received.
RCCG FASTING AND PRAYER GUIDE FOR YEAR 2022 (50 DAYS)
DAY 20 – SUN, JAN 30TH, 2022 TOTAL END TO COVID-19 SCOURGE.
BIBLE TEXT: EXO.15:26, JAS.5:15, PSA.107:20-21
It is never the will of God for any of his children to be sick. It was sin that brought sickness to mankind. As we repent and pray, we will come out of COVID-19 and all form of sickness in Jesus name.
- Father, thank you for your grace and mercy that we enjoy everyday in Jesus name. Psa.107:1-2.
- Father, thank you for sending your son Jesus Christ to this world for our salvation in Jesus name. John.3:16.
- Father, thank you for your healing power that is available for all your children in Jesus name. Psa.103:3
- Father, have mercy and forgive us all our sins that brought covid-19 into the world in Jesus name. Psa.103:3, Jas 5:5
- Father, in your mercy take away covid-19 from us in Jesus name. Exo. 15:26.
- Father, in your mercy, destroy every yoke of COVID-19 from our country in Jesus name. Isa 10:27.
- Father, by your resurrection power, we overcome every sickness including covid-19 in our country in Jesus name. Acts 10:38.
- Father, have mercy and put an end to the spreading of COVID-19 in our country in Jesus name. Pro 23:18.
- Father, have mercy and terminate every spirit behind covid-19 in Jesus name. Luk 13:11-17.
- Father, send back to sender, every arrow of sickness, arrow of COVID-19 that the enemies have fired to our country in Jesus name. Psa. 18:14.
- Father, arise and dry off the source of covid-19 in Jesus name. Psa.107:20.
- Father, arise, expose and disgrace the source of COVID-19 scourge in Jesus name. Isa 44:25
- Father, I declare that by your stripes I am totally healed from sickness in Jesus name. Isa 53:5
- Father, let the power in the blood of Jesus Christ neutralize every germ, poison, bacteria and COVID-19 in our country in Jesus name. Rev.12:11
- Father, by your mercy, I will enjoy divine health in Jesus name. 3 John.1:2
Open Heavens 2022 Daily Devotional guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries. The Open Heavens devotional application is available across all mobile platforms and operating systems: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile and PC.