Open Heaven Devotional For October 28, 2022 TOPIC: Behold, He Comes
MEMORISE: “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.” – Revelation 22:12 (KJV)
READ: Revelation 22:6-12 (KJV)
6 And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.
7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.
8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things.
9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.
10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.
11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Luke 4-6
So many people are sleeping and making compromises everywhere they turn. It is almost impossible to find people who are really expecting the return of Jesus Christ. We must be careful not to be so carried away with prosperity and abundance that we forget there is a home for us beyond this earth. If we would not miss that heavenly home, we must trim our lamps and get ourselves ready, because if Jesus says He will return, then He will certainly return. Everyone should seriously give thought to where he or she will be when the rapture happens or when the Lord says it is time to leave the earth.
I remember that during a conference for Pentecostal Pastors in Nigeria long ago, a man of God who was much younger than I came to preach. The young man preached vehemently about the Kingdom of God, hell, the lake of fire, and the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. He dissected the word of God about this matter so much that we were all glued to our seats. You can imagine the absolute silence in the hall that day. By the time he was through with his sermon, we were all sober. As the leader of the meeting, I was supposed to round off and as I mounted the podium I said, “Jesus is truly coming soon, but when a man dies before Jesus returns, his own Jesus has come then.” That was all I said. I travelled and returned two weeks later to learn that the young man of God who had preached that very serious sermon had died. His Jesus had come.
My beloved, you should not joke about this matter, because it is an issue of eternal life or death. The choice a person makes here on earth will determine where the fellow will spend his or her eternity and I can tell you that eternity is such a long time. The Bible says in Hebrews 9:27:
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.
If you don’t believe me, at least believe the Bible. As soon as a fellow dies, he will face judgment before God. If death is inevitable for all of us, then we must be careful how we live our lives. Behold, Jesus is coming for His bride – the saints. You must be prepared to meet the Bridegroom so you are not left behind.
Father, when You come to collect Your people, please do not let me be left behind in Jesus’ name.
HYMN 6: Ho! My Comrades, See The Signal
1 Ho! my comrades! see the signal,
Waving in the sky!
Reinforcements now appearing,
Victory in nigh!
“Hold the fort, for I am coming,”
Jesus signals still,
Wave the answer back to heaven,
“By Thy grace we will.”
2 See the mighty host advancing,
Satan leading on;
Mighty men around us falling,
Courage almost gone.
3 See the glorious banner waving,
Hear the trumpet blow;
In our Leader’s Name we triumph
Over every foe.
4 Fierce and long the battle rages,
But our help is near;
Onward comes our great commander,
Cheer, my comrades, cheer!
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