January 24, 2022

OPEN HEAVEN, RCCG DAILY DEVOTIONAL, TUESDAY 2 NOVEMBER 2021: Victory over temptations 2

By Pastor E. A Adeboye, President, Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.

TOPIC FOR TODAY: 1–11-21: Victory over temptations 2

OPEN HEAVEN 2 NOVEMBER 2021 MEMORIZE: Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7

 

OPEN HEAVEN 2 NOVEMBER 2021 BIBLE READING JAMES 4:7-10

7. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

8. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

9. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.

10. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

OPEN HEAVEN 2 NOVEMBER 2021 MESSAGE

Submission to the perfect will of God is a great weapon against trials and temptations. It is wisdom for us to submit to our Present Help in the time of trouble, according to Psalms 46:1. Our closest ally in the battle of life is Jesus Christ.

The Bible says: “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God.” “1 John 5:4-5”

For us to overcome, we must submit ourselves to God, resist the devil and then he will flee from us (James 4:7). The Bible says that pride goes before a fall (Proverbs 16:18). Many people fall into temptation because of pride.

Romans 13:3 says: “For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.”

While pride makes people think they can survive this life without God, humility and sobriety are great instruments of defence in the face of temptations. We are encouraged to humble ourselves in the sight of God so that He can lift us.

However, people easily fall into trials and temptations because of their failure to live soberly in this perverse generation.

James 1:14-15 says But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished bringeth forth death.

The Bible goes further in 1 Timothy 6:9-10 to say: “But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil…”

Beloved, to overcome trials and temptations, you must run to Jesus today with a sober heart, humility and the fear of the Lord. He will surely come to your aid, in the name of Jesus.

OPEN HEAVEN 2 NOVEMBER 2021 KEY POINT:

Examine your life carefully to see where and how you may have exposed yourself to temptations, ask for Gods forgiveness and commit to living a sin-free life from now.

OPEN HEAVEN 2 NOVEMBER 2021 HYMN:

WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS

1. What a Friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Ev’rything to God in prayer!
Oh, what peace we often forfeit,
Oh, what needless pain we bear-
All because we do not carry
Ev’rything to God in prayer!

2. Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged,
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a Friend so faithful
Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our ev’ry weakness,
Take it to the Lord in prayer.

3. Are we weak and heavy laden,
Cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Saviour, still our refuge,
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
In His arms He’ll take and shield thee,
Thou wilt find a solace there.

OPEN HEAVEN 2 NOVEMBER 2021 BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: SONG OF SOLOMON 1:1-17, SONG OF SOLOMON 2:1-17, SONG OF SOLOMON 3:1-11, SONG OF SOLOMON 4:1-16

SPECIAL NOTE!

Beloved Reader, the best way to enjoy best of God is to make Jesus Christ your personal Lord & Saviour.  And remember! John 3:3 says, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless ye are born again, ye cannot see the kingdom of God.”

If you are ready to give your life to Christ Jesus, please pray the displayed prayer below in faith:

Lord Jesus, I am a sinner. I confess all my sin, have mercy on me, forgive me all my sin. Lord Jesus come into my life. I accept You as my Lord and Personal Saviour. I believe in my heart You died and rose from the dead to save me. Thank You Lord for saving me, in Jesus name Amen.

Beware! This Scripture: “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold,” Matt 24:12, is being fulfilled in our time. Our prayer is: any power or any problem that will kill our love for God, blood of Jesus will destroy and flush them away from us, in Jesus name.

Good Day, we cherish your presence here. Thank you for your comments, observations, feedbacks and time spent on this platform.

Beloved! We are in perilous time when kidnappings, banditry and other vices have become daily occurrences. But the Lord is saying, fear not, be bold & be courageous!

In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, you shall not be a victim to whatever calamity flying around by day and by night, in the name of Jesus, Amen!
Shalom!