Open Heaven 14 August 2023 Monday – Jesus Our Teacher
MEMORISE: “Whosoever transgresseth and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God, he that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, hath both the Father and the Son.” – 2 John 1:9
READ: Matthew 7:24-28 Open Heaven 14 August 2023
24 “Everyone therefore who hears these words of mine and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on a rock.
25 The rain came down, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it didn’t fall, for it was founded on the rock.
26 Everyone who hears these words of mine and doesn’t do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.
27 The rain came down, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell—and its fall was great.”
28 When Jesus had finished saying these things, the multitudes were astonished at his teaching,
Open Heaven 14 August 2023
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Jeremiah 33-36
MESSAGE: – Open Heaven 14 August 2023 Monday Daily Devotional
John 3:1-2 tells us clearly that Jesus was a teacher. It may amaze you that throughout His ministry on earth, nobody ever called Him Evangelist or Prophet or Pastor; they kept calling Him ‘Teacher’.
Everywhere Jesus went, He went teaching, including by the seaside (Mark 2:13). Jesus is a teacher and likes to relate with us as such; this is good news because the teacher is held responsible for the success or failure of a student. If the teacher can then prove that the student failed because he or she refused to obey instructions, then the teacher is relieved of that responsibility.
You see this clearly when Jesus gave His report at the end of His time on earth in John 17:12. He said: “While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gayest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.”
Thus if you listen to all Jesus’ instructions and obey Him, He will definitely help you make it to heaven at the end of time. After Jesus resurrected from the dead, His role advanced from teacher to Teacher of teachers. This is why, in John 20:16, Mary Magdalene called Him ‘Rabboni’, a special title used to honour great teachers.
For those of us who are teachers of the gospel, James 3:1 says that we would receive greater condemnation on the last day if our works are found wanting. Of course, this is because such people are responsible for the souls of men that the Almighty God allocates to them. The good news however, is that we have a Teacher who will teach us how to pass this great test on the last day.
He is always there to teach you how to succeed in whatever assignment He commits into your hands. That is why I have always told my children not to get so busy with ministry that they lose connection with the Teacher of teachers.
Believe me honestly, without Him, you cannot do ministry right. You cannot be snatching souls from the devil’s kingdom and expect him to be soft on you. He will deploy many tactics to bring you down, but if you remain connected to the Teacher of teachers, you will win in the end.
Stay connected to the Teacher of teachers.
PRAYER POINT: – Open Heaven 14 August 2023
Teacher of teachers, please teach me what to do to make it to heaven at the end.
Open Heaven 14 August 2023 Monday Hymn
HYMN 9: Immortal, Invisible God Only Wise
1 Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
in light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
almighty, victorious, thy great name we praise.
2 Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
nor wanting, nor wasting, thou rulest in might;
thy justice like mountains high soaring above
thy clouds, which are fountains of goodness and love.
3 To all life thou givest, to both great and small;
in all life thou livest, the true life of all;
we blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,
and wither and perish but naught changeth thee.
4 Great Father of glory, pure Father of light,
thine angels adore thee, all veiling their sight;
all praise we would render, O help us to see
’tis only the splendor of light hideth thee.
I pray you will be blessed for reading Today’s Open Heaven Daily Devotional, The Almighty God will continue to direct your and your family’s path as we all head to heaven. Kindly ensure you purchase the hard copy This Year Open Heaven Devotional from your Local Redeemed Christian Church of God Parishes or Book Shop. Read Yesterday Open Heavens for 14 August 2023 Sunday.
Remember to always share the Gospel and the Word of God to everyone close to you, Heaven is real and God is coming soon. As you do so the God of Pastor E.A Adeboye will continue to bless you and your family. Amen. Open Heaven 14 August 2023 Monday.