Open Heaven [23 September 2018] An Accuser of the Brethren?

Open Heaven [23 September 2018] An Accuser of the Brethren?

AN ACCUSER OF THE BRETHREN? – Sunday September 23rd 2018
Memorise: And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive your trespasses. Mark 11:25
Read: Revelation 12:10-11 (KJV)
10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
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Bible in one year: Song of Solomon 5-8, Mark 12:13-27, Hymnal: Sing hymn 15
Message:-
As revealed in today’s Bible reading, the devil is the accuser of the brethren”. It is unfortunate that some people ignorantly possess this attribute of the devil. How can a person be an accuser of the brethren without knowing it?

Open Heaven 23 September 2018 An Accuser of the Brethren?


 The answer is simple: when you refuse to forgive those who wrong you, you are passively accusing him or her as an evil doer. The practical implication of refusing to forgive those who have wronged you is that you become a persecuting witness against a brother or sister. You are therefore on the side of the devil in heaven’s court litigating against your own brethren. It’s therefore court litigating against your own brethren. It’s therefore wise to heed the works of Jesus in Mark 11:25:

“And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”

Many professing children of God find it difficult to forgive. One wonders if such people have ever experienced the joy of forgiveness from God or man before. Unfortunately for them, the fellow they are accusing in their hearts may not even know about it, or may even have settled their case with God, thereby obtaining forgiveness and justification through the Blood of Jesus Christ (Revelation 12:11, Hebrews 12:24). For this reason, Romans 8:34 asks a rhetorical question and answers it, saying:

“Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.”

Open Heaven 23 September 2018: [Sunday] Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. An Accuser of the Brethren?


May you not be found guilty of working against Christ’s ministry of intercession through un-forgiveness.

Beloved, who are you directly or indirectly accusing relentlessly? Of course, he or she might have wronged you; nevertheless, the Lord is saying that you should forgive the fellow. Once you do, he or she is no longer an offender to you, and so, no accusation originates from you anymore. The reward for this is revealed in Matthew 5:7 which says:
“Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.”


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The good news today is that the God who is asking us to forgive and forget his demonstrated the same towards us when He through Christ forgave our sins. Have your sins been forgiven? If you have not experienced the joy of forgiveness, confess yours sins today and you will receive the mercy of God without measure.
Prayer Point
Father, please forgive my known and unknown sins, and teach my heart to forgive others in Jesus’ Name.
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 Churches in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer's Ministries.
Sing hymn 15
NEARER MY GOD TO
THEE
Nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer to Thee;
E’ en though it be a cross
That raiseth me,
Still all my song shall be
Nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer to Thee.


Though, like a wanderer
The sun gone down,
Darkness comes over me,
My rest a stone;
Yet in my dreams I’d be
Nearer, my God, to Thee
Nearer, my God, to Thee
Nearer to Thee.


There let me see the sight,
An open heaven;
All that thou sendest me,
In mercy given;
Angles to beckon me
Nearer, my God, to Thee
Nearer, my God, to Thee
Nearer to Thee


Then, with my walking thoughts
Bright with Thy praise,
Out of my stony griefs
Bethel I’ll raise,
So by my woes to be
Nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer to Thee

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