Open Heaven 9 November 2023 – When God Commends You


Open Heaven 9 November 2023 – When God Commends You

Open Heaven 9 November 2023 Thursday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – When God Commands You

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Open Heaven 9 November 2023 TOPIC: When God Commands You

MEMORISE: "The Lord is gracious and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy." – Psalm 145:8 (KJV)

READ: Psalm 8:1-6 (KJV)

1 O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! Who hast set thy glory above the heavens.

2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;

4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels and crowned him with glory and honor.

6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:


Open Heaven 9 November 2023 MESSAGE

Every now and then, God commends His children; He tells them He is pleased with them. 'Don't become full of yourself when this happens to you because He is only gracious. The Bible says that God is perfect and He expects perfection (Matthew 5:48). Ephesians 5:25-27 makes it clear that Jesus Christ is coming back for a bride without blemish or wrinkle. Are you perfect yet? If God says, "Well done, my son, you are doing great," He is only being gracious. In Job 1:8, He said Job was a perfect and upright man, but in Job 30:1, Job said things that a just man shouldn't. When God scored him as just, He was only being gracious to him. In Numbers 12:3, it is written concerning Moses that he was the meekest man on the earth, but he was well known for his violent temper. God's commendation is only an extension of grace. You must never let it get into your head; if you do, you will soon realize that you were nowhere in the first place.

Also Read: Open Heaven 8 November 2023 – Beware Of Pride 2

The Bible says clearly in Romans 9:15-16:

For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy and compassion on whom I will understand. So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that showeth mercy.

It is not the work and effort you put in that will make you justified. You must indeed put in the action; if not, you may not even get a chance at being commended at all, but the effort does not justify you. It is only God's mercy that explains you. Remember that. When God commands a person, the fellow's efforts will yield more significant results than his or her actions. When you start seeing this happening to you, remember that it is only because God decided to have mercy on you. Don't begin to think you are perfect because you are not. Instead, thank Him for His understanding. Acknowledge your weakness before Him and even before people. Ascribe all glory to Him and not your efforts because, without Him, you can do nothing (John 15:5).

Open Heaven 9 November 2023 KEY POINT:

God's commendation is a call to be humble and work harder.

Open Heaven 9 November 2023 HYMN 31 – Wonderful Story Of Love

1 Wonderful story of love!
Tell it to me again;
Incredible story of love!
Wake the immortal strain.
Angels with rapture announce it,
Shepherds with wonder receive it;
Sinner, O won't you believe it?
Incredible story of love!

Wonderful! Wonderful!
Wonderful story,
Incredible story of love!

2 Wonderful story of love!
Though you are far away,
Incredible story of love!
Still, He didn't call today.
Calling from Calvary's Mountain,
Down from the crystal bright fountain,
E'en from the dawn of creation;
Incredible story of love!

3 Wonderful story of love!
Jesus provides a rest;
Incredible story of love!
For all the pure and blest;
Rest in those mansions above us,
With those who've gone on before us,
Singing the rapturous chorus;
Incredible story of love!

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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