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Open Heaven 30 July 2020 – Who’s Your Daddy?

Open Heaven 30 July 2020: [Thursday] – Who’s Your Daddy?
WHO’S YOUR DADDY? – Thursday July 30th 2020

Memorise: For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. 1st Corinthians 4:15
Read: 2nd Kings 3:11-12 (KJV)
11 But Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the Lord, that we may enquire of the Lord by him? And one of the king of Israel's servants answered and said, Here is Elisha the son of Shaphat, which poured water on the hands of Elijah.
12 And Jehoshaphat said, The word of the Lord is with him. So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat and the king of Edom went down to him.
Open Heaven 30 July 2020 – Who’s Your Daddy?

Bible in one year: Isaiah 59:63, Hymn: Sing hymn 1
This days, people just call anyone ‘Daddy’ in the church, and not necessarily out of respect as it is done in the Yoruba culture. You need to be careful who you call your father; Apostle Paul told the church in Corinth that they have only one father but many instructors, as seen in our memory verse for today.

Open Heaven 30 July 2020 – Who’s Your Daddy? 

I miss the good old days when we all use to call each other ‘Bro’ or ‘Sis’. The choice of who you call your father has a lot to do with your destiny. In our Bible reading for today, the only introduction that Elisha needed was that his Father-in-the-Lord was Elijah and Jehoshaphat immediately concluded that “The word of the Lord is with him.”

First, you cannot be greater than your father, at least not while he is still alive. Luke 6:40 says

Open Heaven 30 July 2020: [Thursday] – Who’s Your Daddy? 

“The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.”

Whoever your father is sets a limit to how far you can go in life. This information alone is enough to make you careful with respect to whom you refer to as ‘My Father-in-the-Lord.’

Secondly, amounting flows from the head downwards, so if you don’t check that the character of whoever you make your head is very good, well, he could be passing a dangerous anointing to you. It is from my Father (Pa Josiah Akindayomi) that I learnt that holiness is the master key; it is from him that I learnt discipline. His anointing was not the kind that you use to extort money from congregants; it was not the kind that needed a special concoction for it to work. I inherited the pure anointing of God from him.

Open Heaven 30 July 2020 Thursday: Key Point

It is not wise to choose a Father-in-the-Lord by yourself; ask God who your father should be. Your destination in life will determine whom you should understudy. The affluence, eloquence and large congregation of a man does not necessarily make him fit to father you. My Father-in-the-Lord has none of those things. He was illiterate, yet God told me to submit to him. Today, I give God the glory that Pa Josiah Akindayomi was my Father-in-the-Lord.
Key Point
Let God choose a Father-in-the-Lord for you. Don’t call everyone Daddy.
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.

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