Open Heaven 4 July 2018 – THE IRONY OF COMFORT!

Open Heaven July 2018Open Heaven 4 July 2018 Wednesday – THE IRONY OF COMFORT!

Open Heaven 4 July 2018 Memorise: But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth. 1st Timothy 5:6

Read: 2nd Samuel 11:1-5 Open Heaven 4 July 2018

1 And it came to pass, after the year was expired, at the time when kings go forth to battle, that David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the children of Ammon, and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried still at Jerusalem.

2 And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king’s house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.

3 And David sent and enquired after the woman. And one said, Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?

4 And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her; for she was purified from her uncleanness: and she returned unto her house.

5 And the woman conceived, and sent and told David, and said, I am with child.

Open Heaven 4 July 2018 Bible in one year: 1st Chronicles 28-29, Acts 21:37-22:11

Hymnal: Sing hymn 15

Message – Open Heaven 4 July 2018

While God is not against His people enjoying a comfortable life, He is against us living for pleasure. There is a life of comfort and pleasure that can ultimately lead to spiritual death. After God gave David rest from the life of wandering in the wilderness as a shepherd, fugitive, mercenary and warrior king, he started living in pleasure, so much so that he no longer went to battle.

In the course of his life of leisure, pleasure and comfort, he fell into sin that would have destroyed his destiny, but for the mercies of God. He experienced spiritual death and had to cry to God for restoration (Psalm 51). Open Heaven 3 July 2018

Spiritual death is a condition of alienation from God because of sin. It is the absence of spiritual life. Which means being physically alive without having a relationship with God. Ultimately, it leads to permanent separation from God. By nature, all of mankind is dead spiritually. However, whosoever accepts Jesus as Lord and Saviour becomes genuinely born again and experiences transformative change. Such a person is liberated from spiritual death and is made alive by the Holy Spirit.

Open Heaven July 4 2018

After experiencing new life in Christ, we are encouraged to take pleasure in everything God has created, but never to allow pleasure in His creation to overshadow our pleasure in the Creator Himself. We live in times when the desire to live a pleasurable life is most paramount on people’s mind.


We must not allow ourselves to become overtaken by the wanton desire for pleasure we see all around us. Remember that in the last days, men will become lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God (2nd Timothy 3:4). In these perilous times, people are craving to satisfy the lust of the flesh through food, drinks, stimulants and sexual gratification. They also strive to satisfy the lust of the eyes through fashion, materialism and the inordinate acquisition of the beautiful things of life. Lastly, they live to satisfy the pride of life through the accumulation of titles, recognition, frame and other achievements. Children of God must not be caught in this snare of the devil. With respect to the pleasures of this world, the Spirit of God recommends restraint and discipline to every child of God. In 1st Corinthians 7:31, He says:

“And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.”

God’s people must have self-control, generous and have consideration for others. The Bible insists that anyone who places priority on pleasure or invests much time and resources into a pleasure-seeking lifestyle is spiritually dead, even though alive physically. There are so many of such people in the Church of God today (Revelation 3:1)! I pray that God will help such people to recognise their state and move them to cry to Him for restoration.

Prayer Points on Today [Open Heavens 4 July 2018] – THE IRONY OF COMFORT!

Prayer Point – Open Heaven 4 July 2018

Father, help me to overcome every craving in me that will lead to spiritual death in Jesus’ Name.

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As you go out today, remember you are an instrument of God. Therefore, remain humble under HIS mighty hand.
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Open Heaven 4 July 2018 Wednesday Hymn

Sing hymn 15 – NEARER MY GOD TO THEE

Nearer, my God, to Thee,

Nearer to Thee;

E’ en though it be a cross

That raiseth me,

Still all my song shall be

Nearer, my God, to Thee,

Nearer, my God, to Thee,

Nearer to Thee.


Though, like a wanderer

The sun gone down,

Darkness comes over me,

My rest a stone;

Yet in my dreams I’d be

Nearer, my God, to Thee

Nearer, my God, to Thee

Nearer to Thee.


There let me see the sight,

An open heaven;

All that thou sendest me,

In mercy given;

Angles to beckon me

Nearer, my God, to Thee

Nearer, my God, to Thee

Nearer to Thee


Then, with my walking thoughts

Bright with Thy praise,

Out of my stony griefs

Bethel I’ll raise,

So by my woes to be

Nearer, my God, to Thee,

Nearer, my God, to Thee,


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