RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Tuesday 19 March 2013
ON HEAVENLY GREATNESS
By Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Memorise: “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” Mark 11:24
Read: Matthew 5:17-20
Bible in one year: Habakuk 1-3
Key point: Heavenly greatness is not by chance, wishful thinking or mistake. Every great fellow in heaven earned the greatness through obedience.
I accept favourable scriptures but reject the ones you don’t like, you will not only negate your faith but also be unable to receive full dividend from the Word. Ask and receive grace to ‘eat the whole lamb’ as was the case with the children of Israel on the night of their departure from Egypt. Every Word of God is important. We must never trivialise any of Christ’s commandment because they have eternal consequences. in this regard, Christian leaders must be very careful about what they teach, preach and practice. In Matthew 5:1 9, Jesus says,
“Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the Kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the Kingdom of heaven.”
Some people are seen as great ¡n the Kingdom of God on earth, but in Heaven, they are very unpopular, unknown or occupy the least positions. Every erroneous doctrine that leaders teach is capable of derailing multitudes. When we get to Heaven, ¡f such leaders are saved and finally make it to Heaven, their false doctrines on earth would have eroded their heavenly rewards. Stop teaching or preaching vain philosophies of men! Preach Jesus! Teach the whole counsel of His Word. Stick with the full Gospel until He returns or calls you home. Aside this, Jesus says you must do before you teach others the whole counsel, before you can be called great in Heaven. In other Words, it ¡s not enough to teach the whole counsel of God. Lf you don’t practice the whole counsel of God that you teach, you can never attain heavenly greatness. Lastly, whatever step you take must be based on God’s Word like Peter (Luke 5:1 -7). If you are going to choose a particular sister as your wife, or take up a particular job, or even relocate to a particular place, let that decision be because God said so. Never act on your own. Act on God’s Word. Confess the Word in every contrary circumstances according to Mark 1 1 :2324 and see ¡t prevail. Never accept the negative situations that come your way hut confess what God says about them and stay on God’s Word no matter how long ¡t takes, and you shall eventually be victorious.