RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Thursday 4 April 2013PLANTED IN HIS COURTSBy Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Memorise: “Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God”
Read: Psalm 92:12-15
Bible in one year: Isaiah 25-27
Key point: You can identify those who are planted by God in a church by how much their lives positively affect members, God’s work and the Kingdom
True freedom is desired by all but experienced only by a few, For you to be free, you must follow a particular path. You must be ready to continue in the words of Christ (John 8:31 -32). To continue means to stay with, dwell on, or to abide with the words of Jesus. This is why Psalm 91:1 says,
‘He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty’
This means, as long as you remain in God’s presence, you are free and protected. Watch it! The devil will try several ways of drawing you out of Gods presence so that he can get you into bondage. Psalm 23:6 says as long as you dwell in God’s house, you will continue to experience God’s goodness and mercies, while Psalm 92:13 says that what guarantees your prospering to the level of flourishing is your ability to remain planted firmly established in God’s house. (here are many people who are visitors or guests in God’s house. They probably think they are doing someone a favour by attending church. They go to church to make somebody sappy. Some go to church only when they are In need of spiritual, material or financial assistance. But whenever somebody in that church offends them, they will want to get even - by not going to that church again. Some others go to church just to socialize-to make friends. If their friend leaves the church, off they go! Some attend church just as Cove, up: they may be into something evil but believe that if they attend church, their evil deeds may not be discovered. Why are you in church? Some people do not mind being in church for donkey years as an ordinary member but when it comes to being committed, they will take their leave. Those that will partake of God’s enduring blessings protection and freedom are those who are permanent residents in God’s house. They are so planted there that no excuse can make them leave. Their lives revolve around God, God’s house and kingdom They have made their greatest commitment to God; their allegiance is to the King of Kings. His interest is their interest, His likes their likes. What He hates they hate. Nothing so attractive can draw them out of God’s presence. No wonder, Cod does not withhold any blessing from them. What is your level of devotion to God? Let your allegiance be from today!