December 2, 2021

OPEN HEAVEN, RCCG DAILY DEVOTIONAL, TUESDAY 26 OCTOBER 2021: Godly sorrow leads to salvation

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

TOPIC FOR TODAY: 26– 10-21: Godly sorrow leads to salvation

MEMORISE| For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. – 2 Corinthians 7:10

READ| Luke 22:60-62
60. And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately, while he yet spake, the cock crew.

And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.

And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.

Message:

When Peter realized that he had failed to fulfil his promise never to deny Jesus Christ, the Bible says …he went out, and wept bitterly (Matthew 26:75). This is what the Bible calls godly sorrow. Godly sorrow has its blessing, according to today’s memory verse. In the gospel of Matthew 5:4 we read: “Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.”

When an individual is confronted with the reality of the sinful life he or she is living and the certainty of hell, the fellow would mourn in repentance, if his or her heart is right with God. The best way to mourn for ones sins is to confess and forsake them.

Proverbs 28:13-14 says: “He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy. Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.”


The story of the Pharisee and the publican (Luke 18:10-14) further illustrates godly sorrow, which brings about repentance. The Pharisee went to the temple only to begin to praise himself for all his good deeds.

The Publican however, smote his chest and mourned for his sins. The truth of the matter is that the Almighty God considers what we count as our righteousness as nothing but filthy rags, as we read in Isaiah 64:6 “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.”

As Christians, we should not pile up unconfessed sins and so rob ourselves of the needed revival. Beloved, let us examine ourselves and see where we are falling short of Gods grace of living holy. Let us repent and come back to our first love if at all we have lost our way. Revelation 2:4-5 says:

“Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works…”

I pray that the Lord will revive you today, in Jesus name. Amen.

PRAYER POINT| Father, I need a revival of holiness; please revive me now, in the mighty name of Jesus.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR| 2 Chronicles 16:1-14 , 2 Chronicles 17:1-19 , 2 Chronicles 18:1-34 , 2 Chronicles 19:1-11 , 2 Chronicles 20:1-37

HYMN:
Count Your Blessings

When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

CHORUS
Count your blessings,
name them one by one;
Count your blessings,
see what God hath done;
Count your blessings,
name them one by one;
Count your many blessings,
see what God hath done.

. Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings, ev’ry doubt will fly,
And you will be singing as the days go by.

When you look at others with their lands and gold,
Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold;
Count your many blessings, money cannot buy
Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high.
So, amid the conflict, whether great or small,
Do not be discouraged, God is over all;
Count your many blessings, angels will attend,
Help and comfort give you to your journey’s end.


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!