OPEN HEAVEN 3 AUGUST 2023 THURSDAY: INTEGRITY
OPEN HEAVEN 3 AUGUST 2023 MEMORIZE: The just man walketh in his integrity, his children are blessed after him. Proverbs 20:7
OPEN HEAVEN 3 AUGUST 2023 BIBLE READING PROVERBS 28:6-10
6 Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.
7 Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous men shameth his father.
8 He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.
9 He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.
10 Whoso causeth the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit: but the upright shall have good things in possession.
Good morning beloved, read and share this much-needed message with your loved ones. God Bless you!
Integrity is a great virtue that the Bible encourages that every believer must have. Are you truthful and committed to your word?
This is a quality of God and we should emulate it.
May the eyes of our understanding be enlightened as we read in Jesus’ name.
Today’s Powerful Confession: I confess today that I am a child of God and I emulate his character. I do not say careless words or go back on my words. Just as God is consistent and truthful, so is truthfulness found in me in Jesus’ name, Amen. Hallelujah!
OPEN HEAVEN 3 AUGUST 2023 MESSAGE
Simply put, integrity is being true to your word – that is, what you say is consistent with what you do. Everyone who calls himself or herself a Christian must be a person of integrity.
Our Lord Jesus Christ said, “But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil’ – (Matthew 5:37).
When you promise to do something, that is what you should do. If for any reason you cannot fulfil your promise, you must discuss it with the fellow involved and explain the circumstances.
You shouldn’t go back on a promise without any explanation – that is not like your Father in Heaven, whom you claim to be like.
I remember when I had just finished secondary school and was looking for a way to sponsor my university education.
I approached the authorities of a school in Ondo State and they agreed to sponsor my education on the condition that I would study Mathematics and serve them for five years after getting my degree.
Although English was my favorite subject, I had no choice. When I graduated, I went back to serve them, but after two and a half years, I became restless: I wanted a Master’s degree.
After gaining admission to do my Masters, I appealed to them to let me go for it, assuring them that I would return to finish my bond.
They didn’t believe me, but after obtaining the degree, I returned to the school to continue serving them.
By then, however, I was becoming an embarrassment to them because I had a higher degree than my Principal.
After another one and a half years, I appealed to them to allow me to get a Ph.D. and return, but they said, “You are free to go and you don’t have to come back”.
The name of Jesus is powerful – so powerful that Philippians 2:10-11 says that at the mention of that name, every knee in heaven, on earth, and underneath the earth should bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord.
As powerful as His name is, the Bible says He magnifies His word above it (Psalm 138:2). This is why we trust completely in the word of God – we know that He can and will do what He says He will.
If You say you are Christ-like then your word must be your bond.
OPEN HEAVEN 3 AUGUST 2023 KEY POINT: Prayer Points For Open Heavens 3 August 2023
Jesus always keeps His word; you should always keep yours too.
Today’s Prayer Snippet:
Lord Almighty, I trust in Your Word and know that nothing is impossible for You. I rely on Your strength to overcome every challenge, in the mighty name of Jesus. (Matthew 19:26)
Father, help me to be a person of integrity, staying true to my words and committed to my promises, reflecting Your character in all I do, in the mighty name of Jesus. (Proverbs 10:9)…Continue Praying Here: Prayer Points For Open Heavens 3 August 2023
OPEN HEAVEN 3 AUGUST 2023 HYMN
OPEN HEAVEN 3 AUGUST 2023 BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: JEREMIAH 1-3
AUTHORS: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE
PASTOR MRS FOLU ADEBOYE