Open Heaven 6 September 2022 – Why Do Sinners Flourish?

Open Heaven 6 September 2022: [Tuesday] Devotional By Pastor E.A. Adeboye – Why Do Sinners Flourish?

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Open Heaven 6 September 2022 TOPIC: Why Do Sinners Flourish?

MEMORISE: When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed forever: Psalms 92:7

READ: Psalm 37:1-11 (KJV)

1, Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.

 

2. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.

 

3. Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

 

4. Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

 

5. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

 

6. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.

 

7. Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

 

8. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.

 

9 For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.

 

10. For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.

 

11, But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

Open Heaven 6 September 2022 – Why Do Sinners Flourish?

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Jeremiah 51:1-64, Jeremiah 52:1-34

Open Heaven 6 September 2022 MESSAGE:

Many people keep wondering why sinners are flourishing while some believers don’t have enough. Well, one of the reasons is that the devil is preparing those sinners as rams for the slaughter, as we see in today’s memory verse.

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What the devil does is to give something worth an amount of money, say 1 million dollars, to his victims and then take something that money cannot buy from them. The 1 million dollars will seem like a lot, but when they compare it to what he took from them, they would then realise that they have been stolen from, killed and destroyed.

 

That is the mission statement of the devil as revealed to us by Jesus Christ in John 10:10. Thus, when it appears as if a wicked person is prospering from his or her wickedness, don’t envy their wealth; the reason the devil is prospering them is so that he can destroy them forever.

 

“Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof, Ecclesiastes 7:8” When someone gets wealth from the devil, he would only enjoy it for a while and at the end of the day, end up destroyed.

 

When that end comes, you see the fellow preferring to let go of all the riches and embrace Christ. Such a person becomes sorrowful and all the money would mean nothing once the fellow realises that he or she is heading for destruction.

 

That is why Psalms 37:16 says: A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked. It is better to have only a little and end up in heaven than to gain the whole world and lose your soul.

 

In any case, God said His wish for you is that you prosper (3 John 1:2) even as your soul prospers, so don’t go into sin because you want to prosper; God already has prosperity in store for you in the salvation package.

 

You, however, need to live holy. He said in Deuteronomy 28:1-2 that if you hearken diligently to His word, He will set you on high above the nations of the earth. He said blessings will pursue and overtake you.

 

That is the kind of blessing I like: the one that will pursue and overtake me, while at the end of the day, I would still end up in heaven. That is the kind of prosperity I like, not that of the wicked.

 Open Heaven 6 September 2022 Prayer Point:

The devil prospers the wicked so as to destroy them later.

Open Heaven 6 September 2022 HYMN: Deeper, Deeper In The Love Of Jesus

1 Deeper, deeper in the love of Jesus

Daily let me go;

Higher, higher in the school of wisdom,

More of grace to know.

 

Chorus:

O deeper yet I pray,

And higher ev’ry day,

And wiser, blessed, Lord,

In Thy precious, holy word.

 

2 Deeper, deeper! blessed Holy Spirit,

Take me deeper still,

Till my life is wholly lost in Jesus

And His perfect will.

 

3 Deeper, deeper! tho’ it cost hard trials,

Deeper let me go!

Rooted in the holy love of Jesus,

Let me fruitful grow.

 

4 Deeper, higher ev’ry day in Jesus,

Till all conflict past,

Finds me conqu’ror, and in His own image

Perfected at last.

 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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