28 April 2020 Open Heaven
MEMORISE: 1 Peter 2:9
Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.
READ: Leviticus 26:1-12 (KJV)
Human beings have some characteristics and attributes that cut across people from all nations of the world. Principal amongst such is the adamic nature of sin we all inherited from our first parents. This can also be described as carnality – the desire to fulfil the lust of the flesh according to Galatians 5:16-17.
Romans 8:6-8 talks about the carnal nature: “For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.”
By this indeed, a man who is led by the flesh is living at variance with the will of God. As clearly evident in human behaviour around the world, humanity is at enmity with God by rejecting His commandments, and declaring freedom to do whatever catches our interest.
The desire to satisfy the lust of the flesh, the eyes, and the pride of life are the major factors that drive the society across the world today. The story is however different for those who have accepted the offer of salvation made available to humanity through the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
On this, (1 Peter 2:9) says: “But ye are a chosen generaration, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praise of him who hath called you out of darkness marvellous light.”
Open Heaven 28th April 2020 Devotional by Pastor E. A. Adeboye
The peculiarity of God’s people includes the adoption whereby we can call Him Abba Father (Roman 8:15). It is indeed a privilege every human should seek as it the best thing that can happen to anyone. If you are already a member of God’s family, congratulations!
Please hold fast to your faith until the end. If however, you are yet to accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, I urge you to do so right away, so you can join this group of peculiar people and have cause to praise the name of God forever.
PRAYER POINT: Father, please let my life glorify and praise Your name forever. Please use my life to draw men unto You, in the mighty name of Jesus.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Chronicles 7-10