Open Heaven 21 November 2019 Thursday – ABUNDANT GRACE
Open Heaven 21 November 2019 Memorise: Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord. 2nd Peter 1:2
Read: Genesis 6:5-8 Open Heaven 21 November 2019
5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
6 And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
7 And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
Open Heaven 21 November 2019
Bible in one year: Psalm 1-8, Amos 8
Hymnal: Sing hymn 17
Message: – Open Heaven 21 November 2019 Thursday Daily Devotional
When you understand the intensity of attacks the Church is under in these end times, you will appreciate the prayer for the multiplication of grace and peace in today’s memory verse.
The story of Noah illustrates the essence of grace in a man’s life. Grace located Noah at a time when God saw man’s wickedness and decided to wipe them off the face of the earth. Through grace, Noah lived above the corruption of his generation and was spared the outpouring of God’s wrath. Also, through the grace of God, he received this excellent report in Genesis 6:9;
“These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.”
Beloved, considering the prophecies on the perilous nature of the last days, it takes abundant grace to live righteously in this present world. Evil ideas that seek to normalise abhorrent things like greed, pre-marital sex, homosexuality, racism, ethnic cleansing and so on are characteristics of these end times. Such evil ideas have made living a godly life difficult in our time. At end-time prophecy declared by the Holy Spirit in 1st Timothy 4:1-2, says:
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;”
Open Heaven 21 November 2019 Thursday
One of my children told a story of a personal encounter that shows his prophecy being fulfilled. He went to a part of the world to Minister God’s word, and there he met two other guest ministers who were busy chatting while the praise and worship session was going on in the sanctuary.
When it was time to preach, these guest minister were called from the office of the host-pastor, and one of them said to the other, “Let us go and tell them what they love to hear!” They were obviously speaking lies in hypocrisy to the people, and although they had a form of godliness, they were living a life that denied the power to live holy (2nd Timothy 3:5).
We are admonished to turn away from such ministers. It takes abundant grace to escape the charm of their motivational sweet talk and oratory prowess. While Noah found grace to survive the flood, we need abundant grace to escape the lake of fire. The grace is found in Jesus Christ. I therefore encourage you to seek this grace through our Lord.
Everyone needs abundant grace to escape the coming outpouring of God’s wrath on earth. The purpose of this grace is not to live a lawless life; rather, it grants us the ability to live righteously, even in this perverse generation. Reach out to God and ask for that grace today, and you will discover that you will begin to do with ease those good things you were not able to do before.
Prayer Point – Open Heaven 21 November 2019
Father, please bless me with abundant grace to live for you in holiness.
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