Open Heavens 30th September 2017 – DON’T BE THE GUINEA PIG!
Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evilthings, as they also lusted. 1 Corinthians 10:6
Open Heaven 30th September 2017 Bible Reading: 1 Corinthians 10:1-12
1Co 10:1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;
1Co 10:2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
1 Co 10:3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat
1Co 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
1Co 10:5 But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness
1 Co 10:6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
1Co 10:7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them, as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, androse up to play.
1Co 10:8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fee
in one day three and twenty thousand.
1Co 10:9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents
1Co 10:10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer
1Co 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are Come
1Co 10:12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall
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Open Heaven 30th September 2017 Message
As we run the race that is set before us on the straight and narrow way to Heaven, it is possible to slip and fall. You should however note that falling or making mistakes along the way does not signify that an end has come to your life, ministry or destiny.
There is no depth you can sink to that the mercy of God cannot draw you out of. If you genuinely ask God for forgiveness and mercy, His grace will surely lift you up. If you are still down in sin, it is time to come up into righteousness.
There are ways to handle mistakes. One way is to learn from the mistakes of others so that you do not become the guinea pig.
A Nigerian proverb says, “The one who falls into a pit is a lesson to others following from behind You can scream after seeing that fellow fall into the pit, but make sure you don’t end up in it yourself. Today’s reading tells us that the children of Israel who disobeyed God and were overthrown in the wilderness are lessons to us who are now on our way to the Promised Land of Heaven.
It says we should not lust after evil things, because the lsraelites did so and became casualties in the wilderness. It also says the reason why we should not serve other gods and commit fornication is that 23,000 of those lsraelites who did the same perished in one day.
It further says we should not tempt Christ like the lsraelites did and died of snake bites. It even warns us of the dangers of murmuring, which some of us do very often.
The Israelites murmured and were destroyed. When you see the pit your predecessors have fallen into, a wise follower will tread a lot more carefully to avoid ending up where they ended
If you learn from the mistakes of others, you will not fall where they fell, and you will not perish where they perished but if you fail to learn, you too will soon become a signpost that
This is consumed others to end up in the same pit. This is what happens to those who never take warnings seriously. Are you like that? Do you say “it doesn’t matter”? Yes, it does!
Open Heavens 30th September 2017 Hymn: Sing Hymn 9
Open Heavens 30th September 2017 Prayer Point:
Father, let me never be a guinea pig. Make me an excellent example for others to follow.