Thursday, 20 February 2014

LIFE IN ABUNDANCE II - 21/02/2014

LIFE IN ABUNDANCE II - 21/02/2014

Yesterday’s message was titled “LIFE IN ABUNDANCE I”. Today’s message continues the series and is titled LIFE IN ABUNDANCE II as given by Pastor E. A. Adeboye in Open Heavens Devotional (Adeboye, 2014). In today’s message, we have been asked to memorise 1John 3:6 "Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him."  and read 1 John 3:5-8 .  The Bible in one year reading for today has been taken from Isaiah 63:15-66:24 and Psalm 43

Quoted below is the message of today as given by Pastor E. A. Adeboye (Adeboye, 2014). God bless you again and again for your contribution to the discussion

"Truly, the genuineness of God's concern and His interest in the well being of man is established in the giving of His Son to die, thereby making provision for their redemption. According to the word of it God, such individuals that therefore surrender their lives Jesus Christ are now children of God.

 "But as many as received him, tot them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them  that believe on his name: Which were born, no  of blood, nor of  of the flesh, nor of the Will of man but of God. John 1:12-13

If believers in Christ are children of God as the Bible  clearly reveals, then it means that they possess some ;; measure of divinity, a divine DNA. It implies further that  divine abilities are at their disposal, just as the passage  above indicates that these people are given power to  become sons. On this note, it is therefore expected that such people would live to take full advantage of this life in . accordance with the divine purpose. We should then ask a  ourselves this question: ’’Is it every child of God that is on  top of their situation, and are they living life to the fullness of what Jesus has on offer in John 10:1 0"?” The answer to  this question is NO! Why is this so? Definitely the fault is not with God, it can only be with us His children.

 Some of us are not sincere; some want what God has to offer but at the same time what the sinful world offers the first instance, sin was the undoing of man; It follows that if after we have received pardon from Jesus we still think we are free to continue in sin, we are taking God for a fool. the Bible says: .

 ”What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?”  Romans 6:1 -2 
 It is required therefore that we live holy lives otherwise we will short-change ourselves. Living holy implies total obedience to God and His word"


Today's action point is to earnestly pray for consecration; ask God for the grace to live above the vanities of the world, and to be obedient to Him completely.

I pray that God will help us to deal with every end-time distraction that is prevalent in this generation and give us the grace to live above vain things around us in Jesus Name, amen.

Reference:
Adeboye, E. A. (2014) Open Heavens: A Guide to Close Fellowship with God, Volume 14, 2014. Nigeria: Open Heavens Media Limited