Open Heaven 17 November 2023 – All Round Purity


Open Heaven 17 November 2023 – All Round Purity

Open Heaven 17 November 2023 Friday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – All Round Purity

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Open Heaven 17 November 2023 TOPIC: All Round Purity

MEMORISE: "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God." – Matthew 5:8 (KJV)

READ: Matthew 23:25-33 (KJV)

25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.

26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.

27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchers, which appear beautiful outward, but are full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.

28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

29 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets and garnish the sepulchers of the righteous,

30 And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.

31 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.

32 Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.

33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?


Open Heaven 17 November 2023 MESSAGE

Our memory verse today says those pure in heart are blessed and will see God. This scripture says you cannot make it to heaven if your Purity is not on the inside. Some people will probably jump at that and say, "What matters is the inside, not the outside." That is untrue because whatever is on the inside will also show on the outside. When somebody is mad, he is angry, but the evidence is seen on the outside.

Also Read: Open Heaven 16 November 2023 – Be Thou Perfect

Many years ago, when we had just started the Redeemed Christian Bible College, I brought some Americans to teach the students, but they began to teach my people that I was too harsh and legalistic. They said God is only interested in what is inside the heart, not outside. When I heard this, I knew I was in trouble and sought the face of God for wisdom to handle the situation. Thankfully, He inspired me to buy two oranges of the same size and present them to the students. One was yellow and the other green. I asked them to choose one, and they all chose the yellow one. I wondered why, and they said it would be sweeter than the green one. I asked them how they came to that conclusion as we had not cut it open; they said the outside shows what is inside. The message was passed.

The Bible says in (2 Timothy 3:1-5) that in the last days, many people will have a form of godliness. You may talk and dress like a Christian, but those things don't make you one. Christianity is like Jesus from the inside out. Your heart must yearn to be more and more like Him. You must avoid sin to please God. When your heart is aligned with Christ, everything on the outside begins to fall into place. You must study God's word daily to get to know more and more of Him. Spend quality time with Him in prayers and worship. Tell Him you want to have an intimate relationship with Him that will change you from the inside out, and you will see Him reveal Himself to you like never before.

Your Purity must start from within you but should also reflect on the outside.

Open Heaven 17 November 2023 PRAYER POINT:

Father, please help me to be pure inside and outside.

Open Heaven 17 November 2023 HYMN 10 – In Christ Alone

1 In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song
This Cornerstone, this solid ground,
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
When fears are stilled when striving ceases,
My Comforter, my All in All,
Here, in the love of Christ, I stand.

2 In Christ alone who took on flesh
Fullness of God in helpless Babe
This gift of love and righteousness,
Scorned by the ones He came to save
'Til on that cross as Jesus died,
The wrath of God was satisfied,
For every sin on Him was laid,
Here, in the death of Christ, I live.

3 There in the ground, His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then, bursting forth on glorious Day,
Up from the grave, He rose again
And as He stands in victory,
Sin's curse has lost its grip on me,
For I am His, and He is mine,
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

4 No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From life's first cry to the final breath,
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell, no scheme of man,
Could ever pluck me from His hand,
'Til He returns or calls me home,
Here, in the power of Christ, I stand.

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Ambydennis Notice Board: We trust you have been blessed by the devotional. Accepting Jesus as your Lord and personal savior is one of the best decisions one can take, especially you; imagine having Christ in your life; what a fantastic experience it will be. It starts here as you proclaim: Dear Father, I humbly come to you in sincere repentance, claiming you as my Lord and personal Saviour. Cleanse me from all unrighteousness, be the center of my life, and let my life revolve around you as I partake in the eternal life you gave us in Jesus' Name. Congratulations, you are now Born again. God bless you.

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