OPEN HEAVEN 23 JULY 2020 THURSDAY: TAKE HEED

 OPEN HEAVEN 23 JULY 2020 THURSDAY: TAKE HEED

OPEN HEAVEN 23 JULY 2020 MEMORIZE: Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. 1 Corinthians 10:12

“For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia. 2 Timothy 4:10

Who was Demas? Colossians 4:14 and Philemon 1:24 tell us that Demas was a fellow labourer with Paul, just like Luke, who wrote the Gospel of St. Luke.

How could anybody be that close to Paul and end up back in the world?.

I want you to get something clear: there is no one above the possibility of backsliding.

The Bible says that Moses spoke to God face to face; he had seen His wrath, yet he disobeyed Him.

Don’t think you are above the possibility of backsliding. This was Samson’s mistake.

He had won so many battles that he started to feel invincible, so he relaxed in the lap of Delilah.

Apostle Paul said that he kept his body under subjection so that he would not miss heaven (1 Corinthians 9:27).

Backsliding does not happen at once; it is a gradual process.

The devil makes this process so slow that the one backsliding may not even realise it.

When a person reduces the time spent praying and/or reading his Bible and starts attending fewer Christian programmes, before long, it will be normal for the fellow to go a whole day without reading his Bible or talking to God.

Once there is a separation, the devil will begin to introduce little things that don’t look like sin; if the fellow accepts those, then he will bring in the little sins and before long, he would have started doing things he once vowed never to do again.

The devil may be many negative things, but he is no fool. Check yourself: are you reducing the time you spend reading your Bible and talking to God every day?.

Are you beginning to have certain desires that you thought were already dead?.

If the answer is yes, then you urgently need another piece of iron to sharpen you; you need to be in fellowship with other Christians who can help rekindle your fire.

Take heed, the devil is on the prowl (1 Peter 5:8).

PRAYER POINT

My FATHER and my God I worship Your name and magnify You

JEHOVAH, I thank You for this wonderful day and privilege to be alive

ANCIENT OF DAYS, thank You for this blessed new day and grace of life

ELYON, thank You for the forgiveness of sin and salvation of my soul

FATHER, each day of my life till I see You in glory let my life express Your grace, in the mighty name of Jesus

FATHER, please help me not to loose the joy of my salvation, in the mighty name of Jesus

FATHER, please help not to give sin any opportunity in my life, family, career/business, in Jesus’ name.

FATHER, please separate me from the world and help me at every point of my life to depend on Your grace, in Jesus’ name

FATHER, help me to be sober and vigilant of all the devil’s tactics – to take me away from the faith, in the mighty name of Jesus

FATHER, help me not to love the things of this world or try to fit in or belong; please, give me the grace to live only for Christ, in Jesus’ name.

FATHER, help me to place my affection and love on things that are above, and not on the mundane and ephemeral things of this world, in Jesus’ name.

FATHER, help me not to act as the people of this world, but to be an imitator of Christ and spread the gospel, in Jesus’ name.

FATHER, please, keep me pure and undefiled in this world, and give me the grace to see You in glory, in Jesus’ name.

FATHER, uphold me by Your right hand of righteousness and give me and my household the grace to overcome the devil at anytime, in the mighty name of Jesus

FATHER, bless Your children; Pastor E. A. Adeboye, Pastor Foluke A. Adeboye, their children and everyone working with them; grant them divine health, and at the end of their sojourn here on earth, please, let them see You in glory, in Jesus name.

OUR FATHER, please uphold Your children working everyday on this platform (rccgonline.org) to prepare these prayers and declarations with Your right hand of righteousness. Give them the grace to keep up with this good work of Faith, in the name of Jesus

OUR FATHER, bless each and everyone dedicating their time to pray through these prayers & declarations at the point of their needs. Give them the grace to share/rebroadcast these prayers, in Jesus’ name.

FATHER, let every challenge, hindrance and obstacle of getting these prayer points across to Your children, timely, and on daily basis be removed, in Jesus’ name.

Your Personal petitions.
( Philippians 4:6)

In Jesus’ name I pray.
(John 14:13-14; 15:16)

Thank you FATHER for answered prayers.
(1 Thessalonians 5:18).

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