Open Heaven 17 October 2022 – That I May Know Him

Open Heaven 17 October 2022: [Monday] Devotional By Pastor E.A. Adeboye – That I May Know Him

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Open Heaven 17 October 2022 TOPIC: That I May Know Him

MEMORISE: And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. John 17:3

READ: ISAIAH 43:10-11 (KJV)

10. Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.

 

11. I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.

Open Heaven 17 October 2022 – That I May Know Him

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: MATTHEW 25:1-46, MATTHEW 26:1-75

Open Heaven 17 October 2022 MESSAGE:

You can never know God enough. Paul said: “That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;” Philippians 3:10 That is Paul – the great Apostle who God revealed so much of Himself to and this is evident in his writings which make up a significant part of the New Testament.

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Despite this, Apostle Paul still said he wished to know God more. You can never know enough of God because 1 Corinthians 13:9. says that we only know in part. Anyone who says he or she already knows all there is to know about God is a liar.

 

Every believer must strive always to know more and more of God; it should be our daily yearning. There are many benefits to knowing God. Firstly, it is only those who know God that can do exploits. The latter part of Daniel 11:32 says: “but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.”

 

The more of God you know, the more the exploits you can do and vice versa. Seek to know Him more so that you can do more and more exploits. Secondly, eternal life is in knowing God. In John 17:3, Jesus defined eternal life as being about knowing God and His Son Jesus Christ.

 

If you know God, then you will begin to enjoy Gods Kingdom right from here. When a believer goes to be with the Lord, it is wrong to say that they have died because they crossed from death to life long ago. They are only sleeping (1 Thessalonians 4:13-14).

 

If you want to know God, you will spend time studying His word daily and you will gladly attend Bible Study. You will also pray very often. When I just became born again, I was always the first to arrive at Bible Study meetings because I just wanted to know more about God daily.

 

Up until now, I ensure that I pay attention and take notes anytime someone is talking about Jesus Christ. I just want to know Him more and more. What about you?

Open Heavens 17 October 2022 Key Points:

Heavenly Father, please reveal more of Yourself to me. I want to know You more.

Open Heaven 17 October 2022 HYMN:  NEARER, MY GOD

1. 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,(2ce)

Nearer to Thee!

 

2. Though, like the wanderer,

The sun gone down,

Darkness be over me,

My rest a stone,

Yet in my dreams I’d be

Nearer, my God, to Thee,(2ce)

Nearer to Thee

 

3. There let the way appear

Steps unto heaven;

All that Thou send’st to me

In mercy given;

Angels to beckon me

Nearer, my God, to Thee,(2ce)

Nearer to Thee

 

4. Then with my waking thoughts

Bright with thy praise,

Out of my stony grief

Bethel I’ll raise;

So by my woes to be

Nearer, my God to thee,(2ce)

Nearer to Thee!

 

5. Or if on joyful wing

Cleaving thy sky,

Sun, moon, and stars forgot,

Upwards I fly

Still all my songs shall be,

Nearer my God to thee,(2ce)

Nearer to Thee!

 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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