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OPEN HEAVEN DECEMBER 15 2019
Topic: WHAT IS MAN?
Memories: And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth Gen1:26
Read: Psalm 8:1-9
Psalm 8 King James Version (KJV)
8 O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.
2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:
7 All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;
8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.
9 O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!
The topic of today devotional is a question that has been confounded the minds of many have persistently been on people’s lips down the ages .people are confounded by this question because they have refused to accept the answer that God provides on this in his word .the reason why they rejects what God’s word says about it is that they don’t want to be subject to God’s authority as their creator. They have therefore developed an alternate reality for themselves that says man developed from apes. This is a lie from the Devil, fabricated to debase the Glory of Man and keep him oblivious of the power and dominion he stole from him. Open Heavens Today(Opens in a new browser tab)
The essence of man is revealed in today’s memory verse. This scripture explains that man emanated from God. In other words man is the image of God. When we read through the first two chapters of the book of Genesis, we see that man is God’s representative on Earth and a co-ruler with him. Man is the visible representation of the Almighty God, who is a spirit. How awesome is this! No wonder the psalmist was astounded when he caught a revelation of who man is in today’s bible reading. He observed in psalm 8:6
“Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet;”
The lesson from this scripture is that man must not live below the standard which God set for him to live by. What brings man down to live below God’s standard for him is sin Man is fearfully and wonderfully created by God to be in charge of all circumstances of life. Beloved, if you are not living in dominion, you are not living out the man in you. I don’t mean what man became after the fall; I mean the described by God in Genesis 1:26&31. The question is, what can man do today to regain his dominion? The scripture is clear about this: man must be regenerated by being born again. There must be a spiritual re-engineering in the fallen man for him to return to God’s original design for his life. This is the reason why Jesus told Nicodemus in John3:3.
“Verily verily I say unto thee, except a man be born again he cannot see the see kingdom of God”
After we are born again, we have an inheritance in Jesus Christ to have our dominion restored to us (Ephesians1:11-18). Beloved Jesus Christ takes away the image of the fallen man and bring back the original man in you for dominion, if only you will genuinely accept him today and live by his principles and ideals.
OPEN HEAVEN DECEMBER 15 2019 Hymn:
sing hymn 13
Prayer points: Father, please remove every trace of the curse of the first Adam from my life today, and restore me to the original image in which you made me.
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