Open Heaven 10 August 2018 –  Suffering As A Criminal?

Open Heaven 10 August 2018 –  Suffering As A Criminal?

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Open Heaven 10 August 2018 Memorise
But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters. 1 Peter 4:15

Open Heaven 10 August 2018 Bible Reading: Romans 13:1-8

1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:

4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.

6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.

7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.

8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

Bible in one year: Job 30-32, Matthew 17

Open Heaven 10 August 2018 Message With Hymn And Prayer Points

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“Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the Prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.” John 14:30

This declaration made by our Lord Jesus Christ shortly before going to cross is very profound and significant to what He came to do for humanity. Prior to making this statement, in John 8:46 He also threw this challenge to the religious leaders of his time:

“Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why ye not believe me?”

Without these credentials, our savior would not have been qualified to redeem us. Glory be to God, we have a Redeemer who is without sin.

The early disciples were first called “Christians” in Antioch because they lived like Christ after being taught His ways (Acts 11:26). This is what the Lord expects from us today. As seen in today’s memory verse, it should not even be mentioned amongst us that one of us is suffering as a result of criminal acts. Click Here To Click – Open Heaven 11 August 2018

Open Heaven 10 August 2018

This is very important for us to note because some Christians think they were born again into lawlessness. This is a wrong idea of our liberty in Christ. The Bible says Christians should be law abiding. It is an aberration when Christians are accuded of tax evasion. Click Here To Read – Open Heaven 9 August 2018

Our Lord Jesus Christ gave us a perfect example in this regard when He paid His due taxes ( Matthew 17:24-27). We should therefore learn from the  Master. How would it have been if Jesus genuinely found guilty of the offences cooked up against Him ( Luke 23:4)? He would have been disqualified from carrying out the work of redemption, and we would still be in our sins today.

In today’s Bible reading, we are admonished by Paul yo obey higher powers. His understanding of God was profound that he knew that no person could come into power without God asserting into. If God installs a government for reasons best known to Him, disobeying such government in civil matters would amount to disobeying God. As a matter of  fact, our leaders are described as ministers of God ordained for our own good. For us to live peaceably in this world, let us therefore heed this warning in Romans 13:4-5:

For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.

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Open Heaven 10 August 2018 Prayer Point
Father, please give me the wisdom to give what belongs to Caesar to Caesar, and help me not to withhold what belongs to You from You, in Jesus’ Name.

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Open Heaven 10 August 2018 Hymn 4

TRUST AND OBEY

1. When we walk with the Lord
In the light of His word
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will,
He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey

Chorus:
Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

2. Not a shadow can rise,
Not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt nor a fear
Not a sigh nor a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.

3. Not a burden we bear,
Not a sorrow we share
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief nor a loss,
Not a frown nor a cross,
But is blest if we trust and obey.

4. But we never can prove
The delights of His love
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favour He shows,
And the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.

5. Then in fellowship sweet
We will sit at His feet,
Or we’ll walk by His side in the way;
What He says we will do
Where He sends we will go
Never fear, only trust and obey.

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