OPEN HEAVEN 11 AUGUST 2022 THURSDAY

OPEN HEAVEN 11 AUGUST 2022 THURSDAY: LETTER TO THE SMYRNAN CHURCH II

OPEN HEAVEN 11 AUGUST 2022 MEMORIZE: And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28

OPEN HEAVEN 11 AUGUST 2022 BIBLE READING REVELATION 2:8-11

8. And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;

9. I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

10. Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

11. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.

 

Good morning Beloved, We’re happy that you stopped by for today’s devotional. Thank you for joining us.

We’ll be reading and learning from Christ’s letter to the SMYRNAN CHURCH II today and taking a very crucial lesson from it. May the Holy Spirit open our eyes in the name of Jesus.

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Today’s Powerful Confession: I confess today that nothing can ever separate me from the love that Christ has for me. Nothing is big or good enough to take me away from Jesus Christ. I abide in Him continually and enjoy life eternal in Jesus’ name, Amen. Hallelujah!

Powerful Declarations: Powerful Declarations For Today 11 August 2022

Today’s Prayer Points: Prayer Points For Open Heavens 11 August 2022

Teens Devotional: Open Heavens For Teens 11 August 2022

Yesterday’s devotional: Open Heaven 10 August 2022

Tomorrow’s devotional: Open Heaven 12 August 2022

 

OPEN HEAVEN 11 AUGUST 2022 MESSAGE

Jesus assured the Smyrnan Church that even though they could experience painful physical death, because they were serving Him, they would have no part in the second death. If Jesus could use this as a consolation, it is then very clear to us that the second death is more hurtful than the physical one.

This is why I pity those who would rather sin than experience some pain for the sake of the gospel. The physical death is not what you should fear but rather, the spiritual one (Matthew 10:28). The physical death will last a short time, but the spiritual one is for eternity.

Some people want to do greater things than Jesus did, but are not willing to suffer like Him. Paul said: “That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;Philippians 3:10 You cannot fully know Jesus without also partaking in the fellowship of His sufferings.

If you are only with Jesus for the goodies but will run away to the devil once the going gets rough, then you are not worthy of His crown. If you don’t love Him enough to surrender your life to Him, then you are not worthy to receive His eternal life.

He said: “For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.” Matthew 16:25 The real life you should hold firmly to with all your might is eternal life.

Don’t let anything be too big for you to sacrifice here on earth so as to avoid that second death. Jesus, in the letter to the Church in Smyrna says that He expects us to be faithful until death.

Many have not even been confronted with death and they are already unfaithful. Are you one of those? Are you truly faithful to God even in the midst of trials and temptations around you? Today is a good day for you to repent from your unfaithfulness.

If you refuse to repent, don’t expect to enter heaven at all because Jesus said if you deny Him here on earth, He will also deny you in Heaven (Matthew 10:33).

OPEN HEAVEN 11 AUGUST 2022 KEY POINT: Prayer Points For Open Heavens 11 August 2022

Father, please help me never to deny You again. No matter what temptations I pass through, Lord help me to remain faithful to You.

Thank you for reading today’s devotional Beloved.

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OPEN HEAVEN 11 AUGUST 2022 HYMN

WILL YOUR ANCHOR HOLD IN THE STORMS OF LIFE

1 Will your anchor hold in the storms of life,
when the clouds unfold their wings of strife?
When the strong tides lift, and the cables strain,
will your anchor drift, or firm remain?

Refrain:
We have an anchor that keeps the soul
steadfast and sure while the billows roll;
fastened to the Rock which cannot move,
grounded firm and deep in the Saviour’s love!

2 Will your anchor hold in the straits of fear,
when the breakers roar and the reef is near?
While the surges rage, and the wild winds blow,
shall the angry waves then your bark o’erflow?

3 Will your anchor hold in the floods of death,
when the waters cold chill your latest breath?
On the rising tide you can never fail,
while your anchor holds within the veil.

4 Will your eyes behold through the morning light
the city of gold and the harbour bright?
Will you anchor safe by the heavenly shore,
when life’s storms are past for evermore?

OPEN HEAVEN 11 AUGUST 2022 BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: ISAIAH 14:1-32, ISAIAH 15:1-9, ISAIAH 16:1-14, ISAIAH 17:1-14, ISAIAH 18:1-7, ISAIAH 19:1-25

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Abraham G. Adekunle
Abraham G. Adekunle
3 months ago

Amen

Akeredolu Festus Tope
Akeredolu Festus Tope
3 months ago

Thank you, Lord God Almighty for your words this day and please, Lord God Almighty help me, my wife, my children, Grandma and my entire household not to deny Jesus Christ on this earth but to remain faithful to him throughout our lifetime in order to inherit the kingdom of God Almighty in Jesus Mighty name, amen.

Love
Love
3 months ago

Thank You Lord JESUS For Your Word This Morning 🙏🙏

Oluwayemisi
Oluwayemisi
3 months ago

Dear Lord please have mercy on me and my household in Jesus name, amen and amen 🙏

Olaoye oladimeji
Olaoye oladimeji
3 months ago

Almighty God don’t le5 me denied you again in Jesus name Amen

Deborah Obouaye
Deborah Obouaye
3 months ago

Father plz help me not todeny you here on Earth and help me not to be distracted by the things that can kill me my body .

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 months ago

Amen hallelujah

Opeyemi
Opeyemi
3 months ago

Father please don’t let me deny Jesus

Tyty muteb
Tyty muteb
3 months ago

Amen,amen!! Thank you Jesus.

Tayo
Tayo
3 months ago

Father, please help me never to deny You again. No matter what temptations I pass through, Lord help me to remain faithful to You till the end of life in Jesus name, Amen.

Bernadette Showole
Bernadette Showole
3 months ago

Amen Amen Amen

Doris
Doris
3 months ago

Father, Please help me not to deny You no matter the trials or temptations that I may pass through, Lord please keep me faithful to the end In Jesus Most Powerful Name I have prayed Amen 🙏

Benita
Benita
3 months ago
Reply to  Doris

Amen

Berna ObiHaHa
Berna ObiHaHa
3 months ago

In JESUS mighty name…amen

Deborah
Deborah
3 months ago

Father God please help me to be faithful to You to the very end and beyond. In Jesus mighty name! Amen.

Bro tim
Bro tim
3 months ago

No matter what temptation you pass through, remain faithful, you will overcome it in Jesus name.

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 months ago

Amen 🙏🏼

AFOLAKE.
AFOLAKE.
3 months ago

AMEN 🙏🏽 IN JESUS MATCHLESS NAME 🙏🏽

Kingsley Fabian
Kingsley Fabian
3 months ago

Thank you Jesus for the revelation.

Odeh Blessed
Odeh Blessed
2 months ago

God is good all the time his is words keep me refresh