(Open Heaven 29 April 2019)
Open Heaven 29 April 2019 – You Are Very Precious
Open Heaven 29 April 2019: [Monday] Daily Devotional By Pastor E.A Adeboye – You Are Very Precious
YOU ARE VERY PRECIOUS – Monday April 29th 2019
Memorise: But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 1st Peter 2:9
Read: 1st Corinthians 6:15-20 (KJV)
16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.
17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
Bible in one year: Leviticus 13, Jeremiah 44:24-45:5, Hymnal: Sing hymn 4
Open Heaven 29 April 2019 Monday Message:-
The abnormal use of a thing is what is referred to as abuse. It is unfortunate that many people abuse themselves in different ways. For example, it is an abnormal use of the body and mind when one works, works and works without taking time to rest, all in bid to maximize earnings or turnover. If you know how precious you are, you will not burn the candle of your life from both ends. Today, in 1st Corinthians 6:15, the Holy Spirit is asking you whether or not you realise that your body is a part of Christ. In other words, even the body we call ours actually belongs to Jesus Christ. This tells you how precious we are in the sight of the Lord. As children of God, we are so unique! That we are joined to God in one spirit should gladden our hearts and make us shun any form of defilement. No wonder the Psalmist says in Psalm 139:14:
When we abuse our body, we are actually trampling under our feet a precious pearl the Lord gave us, not only because we are created in His own image but also because He paid a high price to redeem us from the curse of sin and death. We are even much more precious that the first Adam, for we are bought with a price that cannot be valued.
Open Heaven 29 April 2019 Monday Prayer Point
Our Lord has called us out from darkness into the marvellous light of holiness, prosperity and great deliverance from the power of sin and Satan. We must therefore glorify God in our body and in our spirit man. We are like the beloved wife of a king. The queen does not comport herself in ways that would bring ridicule to the royal family, her husband particularly. Moreover, a queen does not tell lies because she has integrity. Sleeping around is a ridiculous thing to do as a Christian. Even if you are not married to any person, you are joined to Jesus Christ, who is the Husband of the Church. Beloved, do you know you are more valuable to God than angels? The Bible says you will even judge angels (1st Corinthians 6:3)! The fact that God has given you His precious Holy Spirit as a deposit guaranteeing you of things to come should tell you how precious you are to Him (2nd Corinthians 5:5). Even the angels are mystified by this great benevolence of God to us and by the fact that He has set us over the world to come (1st Peter 1:12, Hebrews 2:5-8). Armed with this knowledge, if I were you, I would jealously guard my salvation, lest I lose my worth and become a castaway (1st Corinthians 9:27)
Father, Open the eyes of my heart to always see that everything the devil and the world dangle at me pales in comparison to my value, 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.