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Devotionals

Fight the Right Foe by Kenneth Copeland

Do you know why so many believers are losing the battles in their lives?

Human Nature by Billy Graham

There is much in our nature that perplexes us. Many people are disturbed as they confront the troubling riddle of their own existence.

Pray for It Before You Pay for It – Rick Warren

One of the reasons we see so few miracles in our lives is because we just don’t ask for them.

Open Heavens: Hidden Blessings of Marriage – Pastor E.A Adeboye

Monday October 4th 2019
Memorise: How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had shut them up? Deuteronomy 32:30


Read: Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (KJV)

9 Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.
10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.
11 Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone?
12 And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Bible in one year:

Nehemiah 9,

Hosea 8,

Hymn:

Sing hymn 16


Message:-
There are certain blessing attached to marriage which we may be ignorant of except that Holy Spirit reveals them to us.

One of such hidden blessings is revealed in today’s memory verse and Bible reading. From these scriptures, God’s verdict is that two are better than one, and according to Ecclesiastes 4:9, the reason is:

“…because they have a good reward for their labour.”
This indicates the divorce is not the correct solution for marriages that are challenged, because divorce robs couples of maximum victory and rewards. Speaking further on the benefits of companionship derived from marriage, the Holy Spirit explains in Ecclesiastes 4:10:

“For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he felleth; for he hath not another to help him up.”

Helping each other out in times of need is another great blessing of marriage. This was part of God’s design when He established marriage as an institution. When God was going to create a companion for Adam, He stated His reason for this, saying in Genesis 2:18:

“…It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.”

Man needed a companion in the form of a like-minded person who could help him fulfil his God-given assignment. I’m left in awe whenever I consider the wife God blessed me with, long before I knew His plans to use me in reaching the world with the Gospel. Indeed, He knows the end from the beginning, and so He makes everything beautiful in His own time (Ecclesiastes 3:11). As a beneficiary of God’s blessings in marriage, I make bold to say that only a person who is blessed with a God. Given spouse can cope with the hazardous challenges of being a minister of God.

Couples should do everything possible to stay together because God honours their unity by fighting their battles for them. However, this unity must be of a godly sort, and not like that which existed between Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5). Couples should key into the power of the Lord’s promise in Matthew 18:19, which says:

“Again I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth is touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.”

This is another valid reason why couples should fear God and not offend Him. He is the author of marriage, who created it for couples to receive maximum blessings from Him. Beloved, whatever it may cost you, keep your marriage intact, because there are great blessings attached to holy matrimony.


Prayer Point
Father, give us the days of heaven on earth in our homes, 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.


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It Only Takes a Few – Kenneth Copeland

You may be thinking, Can a few people like us actually change the whole nation?

Your Kids Need You to Be Their Cheerleader – Rick Warren

If you want to raise confident kids, you’ve got to build them up more than you tear them down. You’ve got to give more cheers than jeers.

Open Heavens: Fortifying Your Victory by Pastor E.A Adeboye

Today, we shall be learning how to fortify this victory, so that it is not stolen from us.

The Love of God by Billy Graham

Keep yourselves in the love of God . . .
—Jude 21


The Bible is a revelation of the fact that God is love. Many people misunderstand the attribute of God’s nature which is love. “God is love” does not mean that everything is sweet, beautiful, and happy, and that God’s love could not possibly allow punishment for sin.

When we preach justice, it is justice tempered with love. When we preach righteousness, it is righteousness founded on love. When we preach atonement, it is atonement planned by love, provided by love, given by love, finished by love, necessitated because of love. When we preach the resurrection of Christ, we are preaching the miracle of love. When we preach the return of Christ, we are preaching the fulfillment of love.

No matter what sin you have committed, or how terrible, dirty, or shameful it may be, God loves you. This love of God is immeasurable, unmistakable, and unending!

Listen to this Billy Graham audio message about God’s love.

Prayer for the day
My heartfelt gratitude to You, Father, for Your forgiveness and love. I must be acutely aware that in all my dealing with others the only yardstick I have is Your immeasurable love.

An Experienced Champion by Kenneth Copeland

Most people don’t understand the full extent of what God did in her life.

Trust Your Kids with Responsibility by Rick Warren

Kids need experiences that stretch them, reveal their talents, and develop their lives for ministry.

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