Open Heaven Devotion For October 18, 2022 TOPIC:- Only One Way
MEMORISE: “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” – John 14:6 (KJV)
READ: John 14:1-6 (KJV)
1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Matthew 27-28
I have heard many people say that there are multiple ways to heaven. I wonder if those who say these things are even Christians at all because the Bible is very clear about this as we see in our memory verse today.
No one can get to the Father except through Jesus.
Acts 4:12 says:
Neither is there salvation in any other for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
There is no salvation in any other person, religion or name except Jesus Christ. It is His blood that washes us clean and makes us qualified to spend eternity in Heaven – nothing else but His blood. Therefore, whoever does not get washed by the blood of Jesus and begins to live like Christ cannot enter the Kingdom of God.
When a fraudster wants to make a counterfeit currency or document, he will make it look similar to the real one. There are many beliefs and religions that bear similarities to Christianity; don’t be fooled. Jesus Christ is the only way to Heaven; the rest are mirages. Any belief apart from Christianity which promotes a relationship with Jesus Christ and the indwelling of His Spirit within Christians, is a counterfeit.
Beloved, there is only one name under heaven given for man to be saved and that name is Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12).
The popular Scripture John 3:16 says:
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
We can see from the Scripture above that it is only those who believe in Jesus that will have everlasting life. I congratulate you if Jesus Christ is already your Lord and Saviour. It means you have found the only way to reign with Him for eternity. However, if you are yet to surrender your life to Him, please do so today, as He is the only way to avoid eternal damnation. Choose wisely.
The only way to Heaven is through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
HYMN 8: I’m Pressing On The Upward Way
1 I’m pressing on the upward way,
New heights I’m gaining ev’ry day;
Still praying as I’m onward bound,
“Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.”
Lord, lift me up, and let me stand
By faith, on heaven’s tableland;
A higher plane than I have found,
Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.
2 My heart has no desire to stay
Where doubts arise and fears dismay;
Though some may dwell where these abound,
My prayer, my aim, is higher ground.
3 I want to live above the world,
Though Satan’s darts at me are hurled;
For faith has caught a joyful sound,
The song of saints on higher ground.
4 I want to scale the utmost height,
And catch a gleam of glory bright;
But still I’ll pray till heav’n I’ve found,
“Lord, lead me on to higher ground.”
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. Open Heaven for Today 2022