Open Heaven 29 November 2017 (Wednesday) – REALITIES OF SELFISHNESS
For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 2 Timothy 3:2
Open Heaven 29 Nov 2017 Bible Reading: Mark 12:28-31
Mar 12:28 And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is
the first commandment of all?
Mar 12:29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel, The Lord our God is one Lord:
Mar 12:30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment
Mar 12:31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
Open Heaven 29 November 2017 (Wednesday) Daily Devotional Message With Hymn
On the 22rd of this month, we saw that those Christians who always want everything to revolve around them and who always want to be in charge are yet to be broken.
Another sign of not being broken is selfishness. The Holy Spirit, speaking through Paul, has forewarned the Church of God that selfishness will be thehallmark of sins committed during the last days. 2 Timothy 3:2
“For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,”
Open Heaven 29 November 2017
Selfishness is all about falling in love with oneself to a point where everyone and everything else is second place. The height of selfishness is when you love yourself to the point of idolizing yourself,
this is a form of idolatry.
The Holy Spirit reveals one class of such people in Philippians 3:19, where He said
and that is what a selfish person cannot do. If you are selfish, you will find it almost impossible to please God.
A selfish person will hear messages on tithing but will find it difficult to tithe. Why? He would be calculating what he would lose if he gives up the tithe, and what he stands to gain from keeping those funds.
A selfish person has no understanding of spiritual things. Are you controlled by love for God or by selfishness?
Open Heaven 29 November 2017 Hymn Sing Hymn 6
Deeper, deeper in the love of Jesus
Daily let me go;
Higher, higher in the school of wisdom
More of grace to know.
o deeper yet, pray,
And higher every day,
And wiser, blessed Lord,
In Thy precious, holy Word.
Deeper, deeper, blessed Holy Spirit,
Take me deeper still,
Till my life is wholly lost in Jesus,
And His perfect will.
Deeper, deeper! though it cost hardtrials,
Deeper let me go!
Rooted in the holy love of Jesus,
Let me fruitful grow.
Deeper, higher, every day in Jesus,
Till all conflict past,
Finds me conqu’ror, and in His own image
Perfected at last.
Deeper, deeper in the faith of Jesus,
Holy faith and true;
In His pow r and soul exulting wisdom
Let me peace pursue.
Open Heaven 29 November 2017 Key Point:
As a young convert, you are allowed to focus more on yourself in prayer. However, as you grow in the Lord. Open heaven 3 December 2017 (Sunday) Tithing and Trusting
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