Open Heaven 14 August 2018 – Multilateral partnership

Open Heaven 14 August 2018 – Multilateral partnership

 

Open Heaven 14 August 2018 Memorise
I gave planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. 1 Corinthians 3:6.

Open Heaven 14 August 2018 Read – 2 Corinthians 8: 1-15

1.And now, brothers and sisters, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches. 

In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. 

For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, 

they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the Lord’s people.

And they exceeded our expectations: They gave themselves first of all to the Lord, and then by the will of God also to us. 

So we urged Titus, just as he had earlier made a beginning, to bring also to completion this act of grace on your part. 

But since you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge,in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you —see that you also excel in this grace of giving.

I am not commanding you, but I want to test the sincerity of your love by comparing it with the earnestness of others. 

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.

10 And here is my judgment about what is best for you in this matter. Last year you were the first not only to give but also to have the desire to do so. 

11 Now finish the work, so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion of it, according to your means. 

12 For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what one does not have.

13 Our desire is not that others might be relieved while you are hard pressed, but that there might be equality. 

14 At the present time your plenty will supply what they need, so that in turn their plenty will supply what you need. The goal is equality, 

15 as it is written: “The one who gathered much did not have too much, and the one who gathered little did not have too little.”

Open Heaven 14 August 2018 Bible in one year – Psalm 1-8, Matthew 20:1-19

Open Heaven 14 August 2018 Message With Hymn And Prayer Points

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One thing that interests me very much about our Father in Heaven is that He loves collaboration. In the beginning, He demonstrated this attributes when he wanted to create man in His own image (Genesis 1:26). He summoned the opinion of the Godhead because the man to be created must bear resemblance to them all. Click Here To Read – Open Heaven 15 August 2018

After creating man, He went ahead to share some of His responsibilities with him, which was one of the reasons why He created man in the First place. All through history, God has been working in partnership with man on earth. When He would destroy the earth due to the proliferation of evil, He found Noah as a worthy instrument to partner with in warning people of the impending doom and building an ark of salvation (Genesis 6).

Open Heaven 14 August 2018

When the salvation of mankind was to be activated, God saw a worthy vessel in a  young virgin called Mary. God partnered with her and she surrendered her womb for His use ( Luke 1:26-38). When Christ came, He quickly summoned some people with whom He worked until He went to the cross, and He commissioned them to continue from where He stopped after His ascension into heaven (Mark 4:14-19, Acts 1:6-9). Click To Read – Open Heaven 13 August 2018

These examples show God use of partnerships in carrying out His divine agenda. I pray that the Almighty God will open your eyes today to see how important you are in His plans.

Paul got the inner workings of God’s principle of multilateral partnership right. In today’s  memory verse, he explained that he might plant and Apollos might water, but the increase only comes from God. In other words, the success of the divine agenda is the collective responsibility of God and His human partners, especially in the area of soul-winning.

Our Lord Jesus Christ also made this clear in John 15:4-5. To win the world for Christ requires a multilateral partnership with each and every one of us playing our part. Those who have the privilege of staying on their secular jobs should know that the purpose is to finance the work.

Full-timers should not see themselves as being more spiritual than those who Got had kept in secular jobs to bring meat into his store house. At the time of reward it shall be as decreed in 1 Samuel 30:24

“…but as his part is that goeth down to the battle, so shall his part be that tarrieth by the stuff: they shall part alike.”

All that is required of you is faithfulness in your given area of stewardship.

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Open Heaven 14 August 2018 Prayer point
Father, please unite your Church and drive away the spirit of division, so that we might unite for exploits.

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Open Heaven 14 August 2018 ‎hymn 12

How sweet the name of Jesus

Verse 1:
How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds
In a believer’s ear!
It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds,
And drives away his fear.

Verse 2:
It makes the wounded spirit whole,
And calms the troubled breast;
’Tis manna to the hungry soul,
And to the weary, rest.

Verse 3:
Jesus! My Shepherd, Husband, Friend,
O Prophet, Priest and King,
My Lord, my Life, my Way, my End,
Accept the praise I bring.

Verse 4:
Weak is the effort of my heart,
And cold my warmest thought;
But when I see Thee as Thou art,
I’ll praise Thee as I ought.

Verse 5:
Till then I would Thy love proclaim
With every fleeting breath,
And may the music of Thy Name
Refresh my soul in death!

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