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Open Heaven Today 13 October 2021 – Are You A Spiritual Pacesetter?

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Open Heaven For Today 13 October 2021 Daily Devotional Guide By Pastor E.A Adeboye Click Here To Read Previous Open Heaven 2021 Daily Devotional Topic: Victory Through Holiness Memorise Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people. Proverbs 14:34 Read Daniel 6:19-23 19. Then the king arose very early in the morning, and went in haste unto the den of lions. 20. And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice unto Daniel: and the king spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the lions? 21. Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live for ever. 22. My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt. 23. Then was the king exceedingly glad for him, and commanded that they should take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no manner of hurt was found upon him, because he believed in his God. Open Heaven For Today 12 October 2021 Message There is victory in holiness. When the eyes of a child of God are opened to this revelation, he or she would begin to live righteously. Todays memory verse presents a two-edged sword of the truth: while righteousness exalts a nation, sin or unrighteousness brings reproach that comes in the form of defeat to a people.In todays Bible reading, Daniel said: “My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt.” Here is victory in holy living, confirmed by the testimony of the prophet.The Bible says in Hebrews 1:9 “Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.” Heaven and earth shall pass away but the word of God shall remain, according to our Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 24:35 . Some Christians claim that it is impossible to live holy. Like I always tell my children in the Redeemed Christian Church of God, the fact that you are not living holy does not mean it is impossible to do so. The Bible says: “Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.” “1 John 3:7-8” A person is either holy or sinful there is no midpoint. No sinner will make it to heaven. For this reason, Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil in our lives. You are righteous by grace. This grace is what removes boasting because it is not you but Christ in you. This however, does not make us deny that God helps people to live holy. Pray earnestly for the grace to live holy because of the blessings that come with it. Daniel triumphed over all his enemies; they perished in his place because of his life of holiness! I pray that the grace to live holy will come upon you today and you will live every day in victory from now, in Jesus name.  Prayer Point Father,please help me to live a life that is holy unto You, in the mighty name of Jesus Bible in One Year 2 Kings 1:1-18 , 2 Kings 2:1-25 , 2 Kings 3:1-27 , 2 Kings 4:1-44 , 2 Kings 5:1-27 Hymns: Conquerors and overcomers now are we 1. Conquerors and overcomers now are we Thro’ the precious blood of Christ we've victory, If the Lord be for us, we can never fail; Nothing 'gainst his mighty pow'r can e'er prevail. CHORUS Refrain: Conquerors are we, thro’ the blood, thro’ the blood; God will give us victory, thro’ the blood, thro’ the blood, Thro’ the Lamb for sinners slain, Yet who lives and reigns again, More than conquerors are we, More than conquerors are we. 2. In the name of Israel's God we'll onward press, Overcoming sin and all unrighteousness; Not to us, but unto him the praise shall be, For salvation and for blood-bought victory. 3. Unto him that overcometh shall be giv’n Here to eat of hidden manna sent from heav'n; Over yonder he the victor's palm shall bear, And a robe of white, and golden crown shall wear. Open Heaven for Today 12 October 2021 Daily 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

Open Heaven Today 13 October 2021 Daily Devotional Guide By Pastor E.A Adeboye

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Topic: Are You A Spiritual Pacesetter?

Memorise: Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.
1 Corinthians 11:1

Read: 1 Corinthians 11:1-2
1. Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

2. Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.

Open Heaven Today 12 October 2021 Message

While it is true that there are spiritual pacesetters in the body of Christ today, it is however most unfortunate that such people are quite few. 1 Thessalonians 1:6-7 says: “And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost. So that ye were examples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia.”

One thing we can learn from the apostles of old is that they received the word of God with joy. Modern day Christians however, have a habit of selecting what part of the word of God to obey. Nowadays, preachers carefully select messages that would not be considered offensive by their congregations. Let every minister of God take heed to the following words:

“Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal? Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? Thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?” (Romans 2:21-22)

Apart from warning evildoers and sinners against wickedness, a spiritual pacesetter must live by what he or she preaches. A Christian must shine brightly as light in this world (Matthew 5:14), living by the word of God. Acts 1:1 says: “…of all that Jesus began both to do and teach.”

Jesus practised His teachings. The early disciples also preached the gospel and lived their lives according to the word of God. They preached the gospel with both their words and their lifestyles.Christians should set the pace for unbelievers in holiness. We are called to be examples to our generation.

Jesus Christ said in Matthew 5:16 “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

Prayer Point
Father, please make me a spiritual pacesetter so that millions may come to Your kingdom through me, in the mighty name of Jesus

Bible in One Year
2 Kings 6:1-33, 2 Kings 7:1-20 , 2 Kings 8:1-29 , 2 Kings 9:1-37 , 2 Kings 10:1-36

HYMN: Ho! my comrades, see the signal

1. Ho! my comrades, see the signal,
Waving in the sky!
Reinforcements now appearing,
Victory is nigh!

CHORUS
Refrain:
“Hold the fort, for I am coming,”
Jesus signals still,
Wave the answer back to Heaven,
“By Thy grace we will.

2. See the mighty host advancing,
Satan leading on;
Mighty men around us falling,
Courage almost gone.

3. See the glorious banner waving,
Hear the bugle blow;
In our Leader’s Name we triumph
Over every foe.

4. Fierce and long the battle rages,
But our help is near;
Onward comes our great Commander,
Cheer, my comrades, cheer!

Open Heaven Today 13 October 2021 Daily 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