RCCG Open Heaven 26 April 2022 (Tuesday) Daily Devotional Guide By Pastor E.A Adeboye.
RCCG Open Heaven 26 April 2022 Devotional Message
TOPIC: Follow Jesus Closely 3
“My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.” – (Proverbs 1:10)
READ: Proverbs 1:10-19 (KJV)
RCCG Open Heaven 26 April 2022 (Tuesday) MESSAGE:
In continuation of our enquiry from yesterday into why Peter denied Jesus, let us look more closely at why he even chose to sit with those who were persecuting Jesus.
And Peter followed him afar off, even into the palace of the high priest: and he sat with the servants, and warmed himself at the fire. – (Mark 14:54)
Peter sat with these people because he wanted the warmth of the fire which they had lit. Many times, the reason Christians stay in the congregation of the dead and end up denying Jesus is the warmth they get when they sit with them. The reason some people cannot stop conducting business with partners who make them deny Jesus is that they don’t want to lose certain benefits they get from those partners. Jesus however, said in Matthew 16:24:
… If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
The one who will not deny Jesus must first deny himself or herself. If you are not willing to deny yourself of certain ‘benefits’ you get when you spend time with unbelievers, you would end up denying Jesus like Peter did.
Nothing is more important than the sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross for you, so you should never put any benefit above identifying with Him. Remember, Jesus said in Matthew 10:33:
But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
If those ‘benefits’ are more important to you than Jesus Christ, then He will deny you before His Father on the last day and the people you are trying to please will not be there to save you from the pains and agonies of hell.
No benefit is worth you denying Jesus – your Lord and Saviour.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
1 Chronicles 2-3
RCCG Open Heaven 26 April 2022 (Tuesday) 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.