Open Heaven 13 February 2018

MEMORISE: But Daniel purposed in his heart that
he would not defile himself with the portion of
the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he
drank: therefore he requested of the prince of
the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.
Daniel 1:8

Please read: Daniel 1:8-16

According to 1 Peter 2:9, to shine means to be peculiar. Those who are peculiar are usually
different. It also means to stand out from the
crowd. To shine, you must be willing to be different. Acts 19:11-12 says that God performed
special miracles through Paul who was willing to
shine. Do you know that God is ready to use you to do the impossible?

Do you know that
everything you need to succeed is already
prepared by God?

The problem is that many of us are not willing: we often do not want to be
set apart from the rest of the crowd.

Do you
know some of us keep God on His toes? He is
ever ready but are we?

Another reason why many cannot shine is
because we refuse to pay the price to shine.
God will not ask you to pay the price that you
cannot. He is no taskmaster. If you are special,
your standard must be quite high. Let your
consecration and loyalty level be different.

Are you prepared to pray more intensively, worship
more in spirit and truth and study the Bible as
never before?

Are you prepared to make
sacrifices for the kingdom of God? It is what you are prepared to give up or do that will determine
what God is willing to give out to you.

KEY POINT: Ask God for the grace to be positively different

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Leviticus 15-17
Matthew 27:1-31

Hymn 11
1. Stand up! stand up for Jesus,
Ye soldiers of the Cross!
Lift high His royal banner,
It must not suffer loss.
From vict’ry unto vict’ry
His army shall He lead,
Till every foe is vanquished,
And Christ is Lord indeed.

2. Stand up, stand up for Jesus,
The solemn watchword hear;
If while ye sleep he suffers,
Away with shame and fear.
Where’re yeah meet with evil,
Within you or without,
Charge for the God of battles,
And put the foe to rout.

3. Stand up! stand up for Jesus !
Stand in His strength alone;
The arm of flesh will fail you,
Ye dare not trust your own.
Put on the gospel armour,
And watching unto prayer;
Where duty calls, or danger,
Be never wanting there.

4. Stand up! stand up for Jesus!
The strife will not be long;
This day the noise of battle,
The next the victor’s song.
To him that overcometh
A crown of life shall be;
He with the King of glory
Shall reign eternally.

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