OPEN HEAVEN 20 OCTOBER 2023 FRIDAY: YOU MUST GROW SPIRITUALLY 2
OPEN HEAVEN 20 OCTOBER 2023 MEMORIZE: For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. Hebrews 5:12
OPEN HEAVEN 20 OCTOBER 2023 BIBLE READING HEBREWS 5:11-14
11 Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing.
12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
Beloved, kindly share these life-changing messages, prayers, and declarations with the precious people around you.
Daily Confession: I confess today that I am growing in spiritual maturity, eager to serve and give cheerfully in God’s Kingdom, reflecting Christ’s love in my actions, in the mighty name of Jesus. Hallelujah!
OPEN HEAVEN 20 OCTOBER 2023 MESSAGE
When a child is born, everybody is at his or her beck and call.
The child is not expected to do any chores in the house.
However, as the child begins to mature, he or she may then be sent on one errand or another.
It is the same way in the Christian walk. When someone has just become born again, the fellow is being fed by mature Christians.
When he or she comes to Church, the workers would direct him or her on where to park the car, and where to sit and attend to whatever needs he or she may have.
As the fellow continues in the Church and becomes a mature Christian, he or she would no longer be comfortable with just being served, but would rather now want to serve in the house of God too.
A Christian that is growing spiritually becomes increasingly responsible.
Such a Christian will sacrifice his or her time because he or she is now living for God.
There are, however, those who have been attending Church for years, yet they don’t do anything else apart from attending Church services.
How can you be coming to Church without being a responsible part of the running of the house of your Father?
While others may be thinking of what God can do for them, a Christian who is growing spiritually will focus on what he or she can do for God.
Beyond working for God, a Christian who is growing spiritually is always willing to give to the things of the Kingdom.
Just like Paul, he or she does not mind spending and being spent for the progress of the Kingdom of God.
While others are arguing about whether to pay tithe or not, a Christian who is growing spiritually is willing to give 100% of his or her income to God.
A Christian who is growing spiritually will not complain when the Pastor says there is a need to be met in the Church; in fact, he or she would want to be the first person to meet that need.
Many years ago, there was a rich man who regularly gave towards Church projects and still helped supervise those who, unable to give financially, contributed their labour.
One day, we suddenly saw him removing his clothes and joining in the physical labour.
Surprised, we asked why and he said God had just told him, “Big man, well done; the people doing the work will get the reward that you will not”.
Cheerfully giving your money, time, and energy to serve God are some of the signs that you are growing spiritually as a Christian.
OPEN HEAVEN 20 OCTOBER 2023 KEY POINT: Prayer Points For Open Heavens 20 October 2023
Are you growing spiritually?
OPEN HEAVEN 20 OCTOBER 2023 HYMN
HYMN 5 – TAKE MY LIFE AND LET IT BE
1. Take my life and let it
Consecrated Lord to Thee
Take my moment and my days
Let them flow ceaseless praise.
2. Take my hands and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love
Take my feet and let them be
Swift and beautiful for thee
3. Take my voice and let me sing
Always only for my king;
Take my lips and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee.
4. Take my sliver and my gold
Not a mite would I withhold
Take my intellect, and use
Every power as thou shalt choose.
5. Take my will and make it Thine,
It shall no longer mine:
Take my heart, it is Thine own;
It shall be Thy royal throne,
6. Take my love, my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet its treasure store;
Take myself, and I will be
Ever, only, all for thee
OPEN HEAVEN 20 OCTOBER 2023 BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: MARK 14
AUTHORS: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE
PASTOR MRS FOLU ADEBOYE