Open heaven January 2021 Sunday January 17
TOPIC: MCY: LUST II
Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that Committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
1 Corinthians 6:18
Read: Judges 16:4-20
A hungry and thirsty fellow is one who is desperate for food and water. Have you ever seen someone who has been stranded on a desert for a whole month? If he sees water anywhere, he would do anything, and I mean anything to drink it. The same applies to a person who has been deprived of food for many days. In the same vein, God expects us to hunger and thirst for righteousness. He expects us to desperately pursue righteousness. Jesus gave a parable in Matthew 13:44-46 that the kingdom of God is like a man who found treasure in a field and went to sell all that he had so he could buy that field and own the treasure. Psalm 63:1 says:
..My soul thirsts for you, my flesh yearns
For you, in a dry and weary land where
There is no water:”
You should be willing to give up anything Just to remain righteous. The reverse is the case these days; people are very quick to sacrifice their righteousness in order to gain some pleasures of this world.
Don’t deceive yourself with contemporary Christianity. If you are not desperately hungry to live a holy life, you become easy meat for the devil. You need to be desperate enough to cut off your right hand if that hand is going to cause you to sin (Matthew 5:30). In other words, if social media is the means through which immoral thoughts get into your mind, then you must be ready to delete those social media apps from your phone. If you are lusting after your secretary, then you must be ready to let go of such a person. If being a staff in that organisation causes you to stain your garment of holiness, then resign! Only the violent can take the kingdom of God and they must take it by force. Don’t be afraid to be asked why you pursue this Jesus so much. Fear of what people may say will make many lose their righteousness and consequently, the kingdom of God.
You must hunger and thirst for righteousness at all times.
Open heaven January 2021 hymn 29
What Can Wash
Away My Stain?
Flee every appearance of
The lust of the flesh!
Bible in one year: Genesis 34-36
Open Heaven lesson
We are grateful to God for today Open Heavens Daily Devotional. The open Heavens Daily Devotional is written by Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye who is the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God. The Redeemed Christian Church of God is a massive Church with several branches in different places in the world. Today’s Open Heavens Daily Devotional has blessed a lot of lives as usual, and you should ensure you keep these lessons at the back of your mind. It is not enough to simply keep reading these lessons, but the most important thing is that you keep putting them into practice. So, today Open Heavens Daily Devotional encouraged us to flee lust and anything else that defiles, and we should do all that can be done to cleave to God and His righteousness. Don’t follow those that keeps living life just anyhow they like. As children of God, we have been called out of darkness into God’s marvelous Light. We must live for God alone, pleasing Him, and doing all it takes to make Him happy. Flee from sin. Live a righteous life, and you shall be blessed in Jesus Name Amen Open heaven January 2021 Sunday January 17