Open Heaven Thursday 7 October 2021 Devotional – Look And Live
Topic: Look And Live
Memorise: And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: John 3:14
Read: Hebrews 12:1-2
1. Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
2. Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Open Heaven Thursday 7 October 2021 Devotional Message
Human beings have been in search of the way back to their Maker since the fall of the first man. Man was sent out of the Garden of Eden and he became a wanderer, without the peace that he once had when he had access to his Maker. This is the primary reason man invented various types of religions, hoping to access God through them. God however, decided to reveal Himself to people like Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses among others who sincerely loved Him. This category of people received divine help to impact their generations by pointing them in the way to the Almighty God. Jesus said it plainly:
“… I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.”
When one of Jesus disciples asked Him to reveal God the Father to them, Jesus responded by saying he that hath seen me hath seen the Father(John 14:9 ).Jesus Christ is the perfect revelation of God the Father. It is through His teaching that we know that God is a Spirit and whoever wants to worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth (John 4:24 ). He told us that unless we are born again, we cannot see the Kingdom of God (John 3:3 ).
Religious activities are exercises in futility without this new birth experience. Until Jesus came, even scholars of the Jewish religious laws were ignorant of these principles of Gods Kingdom. Therefore, we must always look unto Him for direction if we want to make it back to the One who created us in His own image. Part of our Bible reading today says Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith… (Hebrews 12:2 ).Also, Jesus Christ Himself said in John 3:14-15
“And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.”
I encourage you to look unto Jesus for salvation, deliverance, healing, breakthroughs and eternal life. You will experience abundant life here on earth and in eternity with God, in the mighty name of Jesus.
Father, as I look unto You, perfect everything concerning me now and forever, in Jesus name.
Bible in One Year
1 Kings 1:1-53 , 1 Kings 2:1-46 , 1 Kings 3:1-28 , 1 Kings 4:1-34
Hymn: I’ve a message from the Lord, Hallelujah!
1. I’ve a message from the Lord, Hallelujah!
The message unto you I’ll give,
’Tis recorded in His Word, Hallelujah!
It is only that you “look and live.
“Look and live,” my brother, live,
Look to Jesus now and live;
’Tis recorded in His Word, Hallelujah!
It is only that you “look and live.”
2. I’ve a message full of love, Hallelujah!
A message, O my friend, for you,
’Tis a message from above, Hallelujah!
Jesus said it, and I know ’tis true.
3. Life is offered unto you, Hallelujah!
Eternal life your soul shall have
If you’ll only look to Him, Hallelujah!
Look to Jesus, who alone can save.
4. I will tell you how I came, Hallelujah!
To Jesus when He made me whole:
’Twas believing on His name, Hallelujah!
I trusted and He saved my soul.
Open Heaven Thursday 7 October 2021 Devotional Guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries