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Open Heavens 7 January 2018: Sunday daily devotional by Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Redeemed for divine promotion

Memorise: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: Colossians 1:13
Read: Psalm 75:5-7 (KJV)
75:5 Lift not up your horn on high: speak not with a stiff neck.

75:6 For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.

75:7 But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.

Bible in one year: Genesis 17-18, Revelation 6:3-17, Hymnal: Sing hymn 6

“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
                         John 10:10

For you to reap the full benefits of the abundant life that Jesus Christ came to give, you need to understand the character of this life. Open heavens. Many children of God short-change themselves because they do not know that the redemption which Jesus Christ earned for us through His Blood is an all-round redemption that touches every aspect of our lives (Colossians 1:14; 20). For example, not only did He redeem us from the power of sin, He also translated us to become citizens of God’s kingdom. Open Heaven for today. As kingdom citizens, we are lifted above the principalities and powers of this world. The Holy Spirit makes this truth clear through these verses of Scripture:

“Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in thatk which is to come:”
                    Ephesians 1:20-21

“And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places  in Christ Jesus:”
                       Ephesians 2:5

The implication of this is that the devil should no longer dominate, buffet or torment us anymore because we are no longer under his feet, where sin had previously kept us. We have bought with a price that frees us from the tyrant master (1st Corinthians 7:23, Hebrews 2:14). We are divinely promoted as kings and priests, as declared in Revelation 5:10:

“And hast made us unto our God kings and priest: and we shall reign on the earth.”

We are redeemed and promoted above sorrow, poverty sickness and every form of oppression of the devil. Beloved, learn to celebrate and enforce the divine promotion you have obtained through redemption. Moreover, if you desire promotion in any facet of your life, our text tells us that only God promotes. Therefore, put your trust in God, and your promotion will manifest sooner rather than later, and it will be beyond your widest imagination in Jesus’ Name.
Action Point
Spend some quality time to celebrate your divine promotion by rendering high praises to God.
Open Heavens Daily Devotional Lessons was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical Church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer's Ministries.
Sing hymn 6
 1.             A NEW THING
(Tune: There shall be showers of Blessing)
1.                       We will soon shout Halleluiah
Because God will do new things
Sinners will be forgiven
Prodigals will come home soon.

Shout Hallelujah
Because God will do new things
Rivers in desert now flowing
Hallelujah to our king.

2.                      We will soon shout Hallelujah
Because God will do new things
Sickness and sorrow will be gone
Bondage will be forgotten.

    3.           We will soon shout Hallelujah
Because God will do new things
                 The barren will be faithful soon
                  Failure will be forgotten.

4       We will soon shout Hallelujah
             Because God will do new things
             Poverty will be forgotten
             Stagnancy will soon be gone.

5.            We will soon shout Hallelujah
     Because God will do new things
     To all miracles are given
      There shall be celebrations
6.             We will soon shout Hallelujah
      Because God will do new things
      Many will have testimonies
      Of prayer answered fully.

7.             We will soon shout Hallelujah
      Because God will do new things
      One of us will chase a thousand
      Two will conquer ten thousand

8.             We will soon shout Hallelujah
       Because God will do new things
       Songs of praises we will sing

       Hallelujah to our King.

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