Open Heavens – Friday 21 February

LIFE IN ABUNDANCE II.

MEMORISE : Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.
1 John 3 : 6.

READ : 1 JOHN 3 : 5 – 8.

5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.

6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.

7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.

8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : ISAIAH 63 : 15 – 66 : 24; PSALM 43.

Message
Truly, the genuineness of God’s concern and His interest in the well being of man is established in the giving of His Son to die, thereby making provision for their redemption. According to the word of God, such individuals that therefore surrender their lives to Jesus Christ are now children of God.

“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”
John 1 : 12 – 13

If believers in Christ are children of God as the Bible clearly reveals, then it means that they possess some measure of divinity, a divine DNA. It implies further that divine abilities are at their disposal, just as the passage above indicates that these people are given power to become sons. On this note, it is therefore expected that such people would live to take full advantage of this life in accordance with the divine purpose. We should then ask ourselves this question: “Is it every child of God that is on top of their situation, and are they living life to the fullness of what Jesus has on offer in John 10 : 10b?” The answer to this question is NO! Why is this so? Definitely the fault is not with God, it can only be with us His children.

Some of us are not sincere; some want what God has to offer but at the same time what the sinful world offers. In the first instance, sin was the undoing of man; it then follows that if after we have received pardon from Jesus, we still think we are free to continue in sin, we are taking God for a fool.

The Bible says:

“What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?”
Romans 6 : 1 – 2

It is required therefore that we live holy lives otherwise we will short-change ourselves. Living holy implies total obedience to God and His word.

ACTION POINT :
Earnestly pray for consecration, ask God for grace to live above the vanities of the world, and to be obedient to Him completely.

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