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Open heaven January 2021 Tuesday January 12
TOPIC: MCY: PRIDE
Memorize: But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
Read: Proverbs 16:18 – 18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
THE WONDERS OF DIVINE ENCOUNTER By PASTOR E.A. ADEBOYE
Today, we will be considering the element ‘P in the “Mathematics of Christ in You”-MCY (If you do not understand, kindly refer to the devotional of January 11). The element “P in the equation for Resistance stands for Pride. Pride will resist the free flow of Christ in you. Today’s memory verse says God resists the proud but He gives grace to the humble. This means that it is only when pride disappears that the grace of Christ would begin to flow fully in you.
1 Peter 5:6 says:
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty
Hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
Almost as soon as I got born again, I began to hear the voice of the Lord. It was a sweet experience. I was also the interpreter for the then General Superintendent, and so, out of respect for him, other pastors would not ask that l interpret for them. One day, I felt insulted when a junior Pastor asked me to interpret for him I said to myself “I am the interpreter for the big man, how can this Pastor ask me to interpret for him?” I reluctantly accepted because of the culture of discipline in The Redeemed Christian Church of God. As I finished interpreting for him and was going to my car, God asked me “So you are now too big to interpret for my servant?” From that moment, He went silent. Believe me, it is a terrible experience to stop hearing from God. It didn’t take long for the devil to exploit this gap and torment me. I wept bitterly as I prayed “Father, forgive me, I will interpret for anyone”. At last, God forgave me and I began to hear from Him again.
Many years later, after I had become the General Overseer,I travelled to the town of llesha, Nigeria. On getting there, I decided to attend the Bible Study at a nearby RCCG Parish.I wanted to just sit back and enjoy the service, but I was dragged up to the pulpit to teach. I insisted that since the fellow who was to teach had already opened his Bible, he should go ahead and l would interpret. He said he was only a deacon and was quite low in rank to the General Overseer. When the discussion was becoming drawn, I said. I command you”. Since he had no choice, he taught and I interpreted for him. As a worker, I was too proud to interpret for a Pastor, but now as General Overseer I interpreted for a deacon. The measure of Christ I have in me has increased because I have destroyed pride in my life by His grace. Do
You still harbour pride It will hinder Christ from dwelling in your life. Pride must go; it has to die!
Deal with it today and see how much Christ will begin to operate in you.
Open heaven January 2021 Hymn 2: Amazing Grace! How Sweet The Sound
Action point: Take note of those things you do and thoughts that connote pride in your life. Start shedding them off from today.
Bible in one year: Genesis 17-20
Lesson Learnt Open heaven January 2021 Tuesday January 12
Open Heavens devotional is here again, and this is a very important topic that concerns many of us, written by the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, in the person of Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye. As we should know by now, Open Heavens Daily Devotional is a very superb source where God has been feeding many of us. Wisdom demands that you pay adequate attention to the teachings, as they can place you into the next level when followed in line with God’s Will. So, in today Open Heavens Daily Devotional, we are encouraged to have nothing to do with pride. Pride has been hindering a lot of people from walking with God the way He desire. Pride has been hindering many from fulfilling destiny in God. We must cooperate with God to kill pride in our lives. As you read today Open Heavens Daily Devotional, make the resolve to have nothing to do with pride again. Thanks for reading today Open Heavens Daily Devotional. You can use the comment section to share your thoughts about the topic, so you can be a blessing to others too. Additionally, don’t forget to read tomorrow’s Open Heavens Daily Devotional titled, MCY: SELF-SUFFICIENCY Open heaven January 2021 Tuesday January 12