OPEN HEAVENS AUGUST 2020 Saturday August 22
HOW HARD ARE YOU JOINED TO JESUS?
Memorise: For to me to live is
Christ, and to die is gain. Philippians 1:21
Read: Romans 8:35-39
Bible in one year: Jeremiah 49-50
Hymn 12: I Am Thine O Lord
Action Point: Join the workforce in your local Church, if you haven’t done so already. Be more fervent for the things of the kingdom.
“And he departed thence, and entered into a certain man’s house, named Justus, one that worshipped God, whose house joined hard to the synagogue” Acts 18:7
lustus’ house joined hard to the synagogue. How attached are you to the Church? Do you see the Church as just a part of your Iife or is it your entire life? Are you only a Church-goer or are you involved in the activities of the Church? Is Sunday the only time you think about Church or do you also attend mid-week services and other soul-lifting programmes? Are you more joined to your secular job than you are to the Church? Do those who you relate with everyday know you as a member of the body of Christ? How hard are you joined to Jesus?
lf I have to be involved in something, I would be fully involved. If you are truly a child of God, you would not be dormant in your Father’s house. Get involved, join the workforce, give towards the work of God. Years ago, we needed to fill an area of the Headquarters church in Ebute-Metta with sawdust so as to reclaim land and have more to build on. I bore a basin of the sawdust on my head, back and forth, without any shame. A traffic jam on the main road caused a student of mine to seek an alternative route near the church to
his destination. Seeing me, he cried out “Ah Oga” (meaning Sir). I looked at him and asked “Who is Oga? I am no Oga in the house of my God; I am merely working for Jesus my Master.” I am fully joined to the house of God. There is nothing being done to advance God’s kingdom that I will not get involved in, even if it is
Just to pray for them. How hard are you joined to the Church of Christ?
Those who are joined hard to the house of God always enjoy His presence in every area of their lives. Because they are very useful in His Kingdom business, He in turn makes anything that concerns them His business. It pays to be joined hard to the Church of Christ. I am a living witness.