TOPIC FOR TODAY: 4-8-21: Arise and shine
By Pastor E. A Adeboye
OPEN HEAVEN 4 AUGUST 2021 MEMORIZE: Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. Isaiah 60:1
OPEN HEAVEN 4 AUGUST 2021 BIBLE READING ISAIAH 60:1-5
1. Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.
2. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
3. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.
4. Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side.
5. Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.
Good Morning Beloved, have a blessed Wednesday,
DAILY PERSONAL CONFESSION: My life is experiencing supernatural intervention. New life, new wave and new glory all around. I can not be disappointed, disadvantaged or disgraced. The word is working for me, fine-tuning my world in this world because greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. Hallelujah!
OPEN HEAVEN 4 AUGUST 2021 MESSAGE
The memory verse for today enjoins us to arise and shine because our light has come. What or who is this light?, Here is the answer:
“Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” “John 8:12”
Jesus is the Light that brings the glory of the Lord to every situation.
The moment the glory departed from Adam and Eve, they realised that they were naked. Adam said: … I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and l hid myself (Genesis 3:10).
However, when God decided to rescue man from this shameful state, He sent His Son – the Light, to the world.
In our Bible reading of today, we are commanded to arise and at the same time, shine.
Why?, It is because God made up His mind to lighten the world that had been covered by darkness.
It is also because the glory of the Lord has come upon the world. What or who is this glory of the Lord?, Jesus Christ the Son of God is the glory of the Lord.
I don’t know how deep you may have gone into darkness through sinful habits or associations; however, have good news for you: your light has come! All you have to do to partake of this light is to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour.
Matthew 11:28 says Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
In Revelation 3:20, the Bible says Behold I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
You can rest assured that if you let the Light in, your life, which may have been plagued with all that darkness represents, shall be lightened up.
Darkness is represented by sin, sickness, poverty, sorrow, failure and bondage, whereas light represents righteousness, divine health, prosperity, joy, breakthrough and freedom.
Many of us can testify that there is darkness in this world.
The darkness we are talking about is not the absence of electricity, but rather, spiritual darkness, according to Ephesians 6:12.
Are you still in darkness?, If the answer is yes, why hasn’t your own light come?. It may be that you have not embraced the Light.
Accept Jesus the Light into your life today and darkness will no longer be able to comprehend or overcome you, according to John 1:5
OPEN HEAVEN 4 AUGUST 2021 PRAYER POINT
Father, let the light of Your Son Jesus Christ shine upon me today. Let Your glory be greatly evident in my life, in the mighty name of Jesus.
OPEN HEAVEN 4 AUGUST 2021 HYMN
I’M PRESSING ON THE UPWARD WAY
1. I’m pressing on the upward way,
New heights I’m gaining every day;
Still praying as I onward bound,
“Lord, plant my feet on higher ground”.
Lord, lift me up and let me stand,
By faith on heaven’s table-land;
Where love and joy and light abound,
Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.
2. My heart has no desire to stay,
Where doubts arise and fears dismay;
Though some may dwell where these
abound, my constant aim is higher ground.
3. Beyond the mist I fain would rise,
To rest beneath unclouded skies,
Above earth’s turmoil peace is found
By those who dwell on higher ground.
4. I long to scale the utmost height,
Though rough the way, and hard the fight,
My song while climbing shall resound
Lord lead me on to higher ground.
5. Lord lead me up the mountain side,
I dare not climb without my Guide;
And Heaven gained, I’ll gaze around,
With grateful heart from higher ground.
OPEN HEAVEN 4 AUGUST 2021 BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: JOB 29:1-25, JOB 30:1-31
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. Give me grace to go and sin no more. I invite You, 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.
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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!