Open Heaven 9 October 2017 (Monday) – REPRESENTING GOD?
Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word in conversation in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12
Open Heaven 9 October 2017 Bible Reading: 2 Thessalonians 3:1-8
2Th 3:1 Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you:
2Th 3:2 And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith.
2Th 3:3 But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.
2Th 3:4 And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you.
2Th 3:5 And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ
2Th 3:6 Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.
2Th 3:7 For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you
2Th 3:8 Neither did we eat any man’s bread for nought, but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you
Open Heaven 9 October 2017 Message by Pastor E A Adeboye
Who are you? If you are a child of God, then you must behave like God and reflect all that He represents. God is love.
He is pure and there is no darkness in Him. If you’re a child of the devil, your life will be patterned after the devil. I am a branch of Jesus because I am permanently rooted in Him.
To be a representative of God to the world and a role model among believers, it is required of you to surrender yourself solely to Him. By so doing, you will be laying a good foundation for others to emulate.
In many churches today, their modus operandi is “do as I say” and not “do as I do”. This was not the example that the believers of old showed us.
Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 11:1 boldly said: Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ He saw himself as a worthy follower of Christ, and he was not ashamed to tell us to follow his footsteps.
As an ambassador of Christ, you have a mandate to fulfil for the Lord in this generation. You have been positioned at such a time as this to be relevant in the scheme of things.
Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego stood out from the crowd. They did not allow the privileges of royalty to deny them their place in God.
Do not engage in any despicable act that will cause men to despise your God. Do not engage in folly and a questionable lifestyle that will destroy what God has planned for you.
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The world must know that you are a believer, not just in words but also through your deeds. Let your life be an epistle for people to read. Do not do anything in secrecy that will tarnish your image, because the devil is going round looking for great soldiers in God’s battalion to discredit.
He is after the “Nehemiahs” because he can’t stand them rebuilding the broken walls of godliness. To finish well, you must be resolute and determined irrespective of the odds against you, you must push through, break barriers and fulfil your destiny in grand style.
Be a model of Christ to all men in word, in conversation, in love, in hospitality and in godliness.
Open Heaven 9 October 2017 (Monday) Hymn: Sing Hymn 9
Open Heaven 9 October 2017 (Monday) Key Point:
If you steadfastly take a stand for God, you will not fall by the wayside of life.