Open Heaven 21 February 2018 – JUDGE BY THE COMPANY YOU KEEP

Open Heaven 21 February 2018 – JUDGE BY THE COMPANY YOU KEEP

Memorise: Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness? 2nd Corinthians 6:14

Open Heaven 21 February 2018 Bible Reading: 2nd Chronicles 18:28-32 (KJV)

28 So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah went up to Ramothgilead.

29 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, I will disguise myself, and I will go to the battle; but put thou on thy robes. So the king of Israel disguised himself; and they went to the battle.

30 Now the king of Syria had commanded the captains of the chariots that were with him, saying, Fight ye not with small or great, save only with the king of Israel.

31 And it came to pass, when the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat, that they said, It is the king of Israel. Therefore they compassed about him to fight: but Jehoshaphat cried out, and the Lord helped him; and God moved them to depart from him.

32 For it came to pass, that, when the captains of the chariots perceived that it was not the king of Israel, they turned back again from pursuing him.

Open Heaven 21 February 2018 Bible in one year: Leviticus 19-20, 1st Corinthians 8:1-9:7. Hymnal: Sing Hymn 5

OPEN HEAVEN 21 FEBRUARY 2018 WEDNESDAY DAILY DEVOTIONAL MESSAGE

 

“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, not standeth in the way of sinners, not sitteth in the seat of the scornful.” Psalm 1:1

Why does the Holy Spirit counsel us not to walk in the counsel of the ungodly, or stand in the way of sinners, or sit in the seat of the scornful? It is simply because you will be judged by the company you keep. Open Heaven 20 February 2018

The story in today’s text is food for thought and a lesson to all those who think that they can still keep their old friends after their new birth experience. Jehoshaphat, the godly king of Judah, went in the company of Ahab, the evil king of Israel, to fight a battle.

Despite the warning by God’s prophet that the outcome of the battle would not be favourable, he still went ahead with Ahab to fight in this battle (2nd Chronicles 18:9-16).

Meanwhile, Ahab decided to disguise himself as an ordinary soldier, while he persuaded Jehoshaphat to dress in his royal robes. Unknown to Jehoshaphat, the king of Syria had instructed his soldiers to go after the king of Israel alone. Read: A Letter to my sons about Pornography

So, on sighting Jehoshaphat dressed in royal apparel, the soldiers went after him, thinking he was the king of Israel. He would have been killed, but for divine intervention. Read: Prayer Points on Today’s Open Heavens: (Tuesday, February 20th, 2018) – THERE SHOULD BE NO  COMPLEX

OPEN HEAVEN 21 FEBRUARY 2018

One lesson here is that the king of Judah would not have been attacked if he had not kept company with an evil king who was under God’s judgement (2nd Chronicles 18:27).

After lesson is that keeping company with the ungodly exposes you to the dangers of a fraudulent lifestyle. Why did King Ahad disguise himself as if he was not a king? One can only assume that his motive was to set Jehoshaphat up for intense attack.

There have been stories of young school girls who have been defiled because of the promiscuous company that they kept. So-called “friends” have set friends up for gang rape. ReadOPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR TEENS WEDNESDAY 21ST FEBRUARY 2018: GOD WITH MULTIPLE NAMES

One reason why children of God must be wary of keeping company with the ungodly is that the children of this world know how to manoeuvre through the dangers of a sinful life, but the children of light don’t know the ways of this world (Luke 16:8).

The story was told of good boy who went out for the very first time in the company of drug addicts. Unfortunately, they were raided by law enforcement agents and this boy was arrested along the drug addicts. His parents could not believe it when the news got to them.

A Christian who keeps company with the ungodly will end up becoming a victim. It is certain that nothing good can come out of such relationship. Therefore, be careful of the people you associate or partner with.

Action Point – Open Heaven 21 February 2018: Check out the friends and brethren you associate with. Withdraw from any one of them who exhibits ungodly attitudes. Click to readPrayer Points on Today’s Open Heavens: (Wednesday, February 21, 2018) – JUDGE BY THE COMPANY YOU KEEP

Open Heaven 21 February 2018 Wednesday HYMN

SING HYMN 5 – I HAVE DECIDED TO FOLLOW JESUS

I have decide to follow Jesus;

I have decided to follow Jesus;

I have decided to follow Jesus;

No turning back, no turning back.

 

The world behind me, the cross

Before me;

The world behind me, the cross

before me;

The world behind me, the cross

Before me;

No turning back, no turning back.

 

Through none go with me, still I

Will follow;

Through none go with me, still I

Will follow;

Through none go with me, still I

Will follow;

No turning back, no turning back.

 

My cross 1’ll carry, till I see Jesus;

My cross 1’ll carry, till I see Jesus;

My cross 1’ll carry, till I see Jesus;

No turning back, no turning back.

 

Will you decide now to follow

Jesus?

Will you decide now to follow

Jesus?

Will you decide now to follow

Jesus?

No turning back, no turning back.

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12 thoughts on “Open Heaven 21 February 2018 – JUDGE BY THE COMPANY YOU KEEP”

  1. This is like God speaking to my 12year old. It was just the discussion I was having with her and looking for how to pass the message strongly to impact on her to change her friends.
    God bless Daddy G.O. and RCCG as a whole.

  2. My family and I have always being blessed with Papa’s message from the daily devotional, though not a member of the RCCG. may the Lord continue to preserve Papa and the body of Christ.

  3. It’s an eye opener to us in this end times, may God give us the grace to hinder to such warnings so that we don’t miss our calling and end up in a big mess.

  4. I fell a victim but God saved me from being marginalized. More blessings to Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye & crew of the open heavens. Greater heights to RCCG worldwide

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