Open Heaven 20 November 2023 – Don’t Be Double-Minded


Open Heaven 20 November 2023 – Don’t Be Double-Minded

Open Heaven 20 November 2023 Monday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Don't Be Double-Minded

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Open Heaven 20 November 2023 TOPIC: Don't Be Double-Minded

MEMORISE: "A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways." – James 1:8 (KJV)

READ: Isaiah 29:13-16 (KJV)

13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honor me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:

14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this people, even a marvelous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hidden.

15 Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the Lord, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? And who knoweth us?

16 Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter's clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? Or shall the thing framed say of him that prepared it, He had no understanding?


Open Heaven 20 November 2023 MESSAGE

To be double-minded is to be a hypocrite – one minute, you act a certain way, and the next, you are someone else. You say something here and something contrary elsewhere. That is double-mindedness and a sign of an impure heart, according to James 4:8: "Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded".

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Matthew 5:8 says only the pure in heart will see God, so double-minded people will not make it to heaven. To be pure means to be of a single content. When people talk about pure cotton or pure wool, it does not contain any other material. Purity, therefore, implies singleness of mind and purpose. One of the reasons I love dogs is that you can tell when they're happy or angry. They have no pretense at all. Unfortunately, when it comes to human beings, they can smile at you and yet plan to kill you.

To be pure means no pretense (James 5:12). That is when your 'yes' is 'yes,' and your 'no' means 'no.' If you stand for something, stand for it all the way. In Luke 9:59-62, Jesus Christ gave us an illustration of this when He said the moment you have placed your hand on the plow, there must be no looking back. In Luke 16:13, He puts it another way: "No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon". If you are serving one master today and serving another tomorrow, you are double-minded. Choose who your master is and stand by him all the way. If you want to serve God, don't serve money or visit a witch doctor secretly; serve God and God alone.

As for me, I am serving the Lord Jesus Christ and going with only Him all the way. I tell you again, brethren, whatever God does not do for you, no one else can do it. Many of us have yet to get full benefits from the Lord Jesus Christ simply because we are double-minded. James 1:6-8 says the double-minded should not even expect to get anything from God. Don't be double-minded.

Open Heaven 20 November 2023 REFLECTION

Search your heart to see if you have been a hypocrite in any way and repent if you find yourself guilty.

Open Heaven 20 November 2023 HYMN 20 – Stand Up! Stand Up For Jesus

1 Stand up! stand up for Jesus,
Ye soldiers of the Cross!
Lift high His royal banner;
It must not suffer loss.
From vict'ry unto vict'ry
His army shall He lead,
Till ev'ry foe is vanquished,
And Christ is Lord indeed.

2 Stand up! stand up for Jesus,
The trumpet calls to obey;
Forth to the mighty conflict,
On this glorious day,
Ye that are men now serve Him
Against unnumbered foes;
Let courage rise with danger,
And strength to strength oppose.

3 Stand up! Stand up for Jesus!
Stand in His strength alone;
The arm of flesh will fail you,
Ye dare not trust your own:
Put on the gospel armor,
Each piece is put on with prayer;
Where duty calls or danger,
I've never wanted to be there.

4 Stand up! Stand up for Jesus!
The strife will not be long;
This day, the noise of battle,
The next the victor's song;
To him, that overcometh,
A crown of life shall be;
He with the King of glory
Shall reign eternally.

Open Heavens 2023 Enjoy Daily fellowship with the Open Heaven 2023 Devotional. Open heaven is the Daily Devotional for our time. With the daily events we witness on earth, every Christian needs to stand their ground less they fall. The daily guide is written by Pastor E. Adeboye. It is indeed a guide in resolving everyday Christian issues and lifestyles. Open Heavens is also available on the Play Store; download it Here. 

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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