Open Heaven For Today 2022 Thursday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Who Do You Belong To?
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TOPIC: Who Do You Belong To?
MEMORISE: “In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.” – 1 John 3:10 (KJV)
READ: 1 John 3:8-10 (KJV)
8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose, the Son of God was manifested, so that he might destroy the works of the devil.
9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Ezekiel 26-28
Open Heaven For Today 2022 MESSAGE:
Many people claim to be God’s children, however, it is only those who truly follow in the footsteps of Jesus that are genuinely His children. 1 John 3:10 further confirms that those who do righteousness are God’s children while those who do evil belong to the devil.
Anyone who is not living in righteousness is not a child of God. A fellow who is not bearing the fruit of God will bear that of Satan. How can you continue to tell lies and still think you are a child of God? How can you change figures in the office, with the claim that you are borrowing’ and will pay back? That act, of course, is stealing because you are taking what is not yours without permission. The Bible says in John 8:44;
“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own; for he is a liar and the father of it.”
Beloved, please take time to think about this. If you are not living a righteous life, you should not bother calling yourself a child of God at all. In any case, Jesus Christ said in John 10:27;
“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me;”
You can deceive everyone now, but when judgment comes, you would not be able to deceive God because He knows His own. Jesus said He will send away all those who call Him Lord and even perform miracles in His name but still live sinful life (Matthew 7:21-23).
On that day, you will be sent to the one to who you really belong, depending on who you behave like whether it is Christ or the devil.
On the side of Christ, it is paradise, and on the side of the devil, it is the lake of fire and torment. You make the choice now with whose behavior you emulate.
Does your character really resemble that of Jesus Christ?
Open Heavens 2022 Daily Devotional guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical churches in the world, and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries. The Open Heavens devotional application is available across all mobile platforms and operating systems: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile, and PC. Open Heaven for Today 2022