Open Heaven 20 July 2023: You Can Be The Best
MEMORISE: “Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;” – John 8:31 (KJV)
BIBLE READING: Deuteronomy 28:1 (KJV)
1 And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:
The greatest storm of life is untimely death. The good news is that the Storm Stiller has power over death. The Bible says:
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
The story behind our memory verse is a pointer to the fact that Jesus indeed is the only One who can still all storms of life, including the most devastating one – death.
There was a widow who was left with only one son. The storm of death had taken away her husband and returned to take her only son as well.
As the child was being carried away for burial, the woman and the people bearing the corpse encountered the Storm Stiller. The Bible records that:
And he came and touched the bier; and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.
Beloved, I bring good news to you today: the storm of untimely death will not rage in your family, in Jesus’ name.
As Jesus stilled the storm on the sea, so shall that devastating storm of death be stilled today, in Jesus’ name.
Jesus is the only answer to the storm of death. The Bible says:
Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil: And deliver them who through fear of death all their lifetime subject to bondage.
Beloved, you do not need to be afraid of death because Jesus Christ has conquered death for us; because He lives, death shall have no power over us again.
You do not need to join secret societies or engage in voodoo for fear of death. Romans 6:9 assures us that death has no control over Christ; if you’re His child, death can have no control over you either.
PRAYER POINT: Father, never let me or any member of my family experience untimely death, in Jesus’ name.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Isaiah 20-24
Thank you for studying today’s Open Heaven – You Can Be The Best – written by Pastor Enoch Adeboye
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Open Heaven 20 July 2023