OPEN HEAVENS DEVOTIONAL
DATE: Wednesday July 20 2022
- THEME: THE DANGEROUS MIXTURE
MEMORISE: And what concord
hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? 2 Corinthians 6:15
READ: Matthew 6:24
24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Many years ago, I travelled for a ministration. After I was done ministering, I got in my car but it refused to start. I called a mechanic to look at it and he discovered that the petrol I had bought into the car was mixed with water, hence he had to empty the tank and get rid of every particle of water in it then put pure petrol in it before I could move. While I was waiting for him to finish working on the car, a message hit me. The car could not move on a mixture of petrol and water, so also, many people don’t move forward in life because they are mixing light. with darkness in their lives. Indeed, what fellowship has light with darkness (2Corinthians 6:14)?
If you want God to multiply your finances, don’t mix stolen funds with your legitimate earnings. Once you start stealing money, forget about God’s blessings.
One day, a governor came to me for prayers towards his contest for a second term in office. God said to me that he would win and I told him. However, the elections came and he lost. It was absolutely clear that the election was rigged. I went back to God and said, “Lord, but you are the One who said this man would win; what happened?” God told me to send for him and ask him what happened, because after he left the Redemption Camp, he went to have meetings with witches and people of the occult. God said He had already decided that he would win the election, but when he went to meet occultic people, He changed His mind. It still surprises me that as much as we have said that God hates sin, many people don’t understand it. You cannot continue to sin and expect God’s grace to abound! God forbid! (Romans 6:1-2). If you want God to be involved in your life, stay away from anything He hates. Don’t lift up ‘holy’ hands in Church and then use those same hands to fornicate. Don’t praise God with your mouth and then use the same mouth to tell lies. You are inviting God’s wrath that way.
If you want to serve the devil, serve him wholeheartedly rather than to try and serve God and the devil at the same time. If you want to serve God, you will have to hearken diligently to His word, and in return, He will give you abundant life. Don’t mix the two.
You cannot continue in sin and expect God’s grace to abound in your life. God forbids it!
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Psalms 132-135
AUTHOR: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE
HYMN 1: ALL TO JESUS I SURRENDER
1 All to Jesus, I surrender
All to Thee I freely give
I will ever love and trust
You In Your presence daily live
I surrender all,
I surrender all
All to Thee,
My blessed Savior
I surrender all
2. All to Jesus I surrender,
Humbly at His feet I bow;
Worldly pleasures all forsaken.
Take me, Jesus, take me now. [Chorus]
3. All to Jesus I surrender
Lord, I give myself to Thee;
Fill me with Thy love and power,
Let Thy blessing fall on me. [Chorus]
4. All to Jesus I surrender,
Now I feel the sacred flame
O the joy of full salvation!
Glory, glory to His namel