Open Heaven 29 January 2022 – Demands of a Christian Life

Open Heaven 29 January 2022: [Saturday] Devotional By Pastor E.A. Adeboye – Demands of a Christian Life

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Open Heaven 29 January 2022 TOPIC: Demands of a Christian Life

Memorise: Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. 2 John 15:8

READ: Matthew 28:19-20 (KJV)

19. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

 

20. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever | have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Open Heaven 29 January 2022 – Demands of a Christian Life

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:  Exodus 36:1-38, Exodus 37:1-29

Open Heaven 29 January 2022 Message

There are a lot of blessings accrued to genuine Christian living, but these do not come without some obligations on the part of the Christian.

Read: Open Heavens 28 January 2022 – Mysteries of a Christian Life  

For example, the peace of God that passes all understanding is one of the benefits of Christian living, just like divine healing or divine health, according to Deuteronomy 7:15 and 1 Peter 2:24.

 

However, we must meet certain demands before we can access these blessings. One of such demands is fruit-bearing. The lifestyle of a genuine Christian must show that the fellow has truly repented and forsaken his or her sins.

 

John the Baptist, in Luke 3:7-8, told those who claim to have repented to bear fruit that confirmed repentance: “Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bring forth, therefore, fruits worthy of repentance”

 

This fruit-bearing also includes soul-winning, as Jesus stated in John 15:8: Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear many fruits; so shall ye be my disciples. To bear fruit through soul-winning requires preaching the gospel according to our Bible reading today.

 

Open Heaven 29 January 2022 – OPEN HEAVEN FOR TODAY

A Christian worthy of his or her calling must make soul-winning a priority. As a matter of fact, the proof that you are a disciple of Jesus Christ is to harvest the souls He came to die for.

 

A Christian will not allow the passion and the death of Jesus Christ to be in vain. We must also praise Him as the Bible says: “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light; 1 Peter 2:9,”

 

The most important demand upon a Christian is holiness. Once we have become Christians, we must separate ourselves from all ungodly activities and relationships.

 

The Bible says, Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you (2 Corinthians 6:17).

 

 

Matthew 5:48 says we should be perfect even as our Lord is. May the Lord grant you the grace to be perfect, in Jesus’ name.

Open Heaven 29 January 2022 PRAYER POINT:

Father, please help me to meet the demands of a Christian life, in Jesus name.

Open Heaven 29 January 2022 HYMN: MY FAITH LOOKS UP TO THEE

1. My faith looks up to Thee,

Thou Lamb of Calvary,

Saviour divine!

Now hear me while I pray,

Take all my guilt away;

O let me from this day

Be wholly Thine.

 

2. May Thy rich grace impart

Strength to my fainting heart,

My zeal inspire;

As Thou hast died for me,

O may my love to Thee

Pure, warm, and changeless be,

A living fire.

 

3. While life’s dark maze | tread,

And griefs around me spread,

Be Thou my guide;

Bid darkness turn to day,

Wipe sorrow’s tears away,

Nor let me ever stray

From Thee aside.

 

4. When ends life’s transient dream,

When death’s cold, sullen stream

Shall o’er me roll, Blest Saviour, then in love,

Fear and distrust remove;

O bear me safe above,

A ransomed soul.

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 kleinanzeigen in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer's Ministries.

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