Wednesday 19 February 2014

LIFE IN ABUNDANCE I - 20/02/2014

LIFE IN ABUNDANCE I - 20/02/2014

Yesterday’s message was titled “FIT FOR DIVINE FAVOUR”. Today’s message continues the series and is titled LIFE IN ABUNDANCE I as given by Pastor E. A. Adeboye in Open Heavens Devotional (Adeboye, 2014). In today’s message, we have been asked to memorise John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that y might have it more abundantly.” and read 2 Peter 1:1-4.  The Bible in one year reading for today has been taken from Isaiah 60:1-63:14 and Psalm 42

"Under normal circumstances, no human being desires to be a nonentity. The various forces in the world however, are responsible for many people spending their entire life amounting to nothing and dwelling in the valley of not-well-to-do persons. The Almighty God Himself in making man did not intend for him to be a scourge of His creation, but rather the master.
”And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air; and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”  Genesis 1:26-27

This passage clearly reveals love and goodwill par excellence on the part of God toward man. Where then did the negative turn of events come from? It is sin in the camp of man. He rebelled against his Maker; he rejected His authority over him by choosing to obey the archenemy of God—Satan, rather than God. 
”And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman Said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.” Genesis 3:11-13
Since this incident in the Garden of Eden, things have not been the same with man; until the same God who was sinned against sent His Son to make atonement for the sin of man (Hebrews 9:22, John 3:16). Whosoever now is in Christ is in a position to regain all that man had lost through sin (Romans 5:17). If you are already in Christ, I want to let you know that you are positioned to live a fulfilled life. If you have not truly surrendered to Jesus however, even if you Seem to be making it, know that something very vital is still missing. Besides, where it matters most in the hereafter, you will be disappointed; so repent and turn over your life to Jesus today." (Adeboye 2014)

Today's Action Point is to  make sure you are fully in Christ, to be able to reclaim all your lost ground and make heaven. 

I pray that the Almighty God will speedily recover all for us in Jesus Name, amen. God bless you richly for your contribution.

Adeboye, E. A. (2014) Open Heavens: A Guide to Close Fellowship with God, Volume 14, 2014. Nigeria: Open Heavens Media Limited


  1. I have been richly blessed by this blog. However I still thirst for the presence of God in my life. My spirit is willing but my flesh is so weak. If there is any help anyone could offer on how I can begin this incredible journey with God I am willing amd ready to surrender....Ade O

    1. Like a little child approaching an adult for carriage, the onus falls on you to approach and then lift up your arms as a gesture of your desire for lifting. As you approach the Lord and lift up your arms in desire and surrender, the Spirit of the Lord will Scan your heart- to determine your sincerity! If you pass the frankness test, and persevere in your desire, the Lord will send you a refreshing. The Lord will EMPOWER you above the sways of the degenerate flesh and give you the ability of sons of divinity. As you start that journey today, you are destined for a never-to-be-forgotten encounter with the GOD OF PROMOTIONS!

    2. God sees the desires of ur heart, and He who sees in secret knows what to do, I believe u should spend more time in worshipping God, the song writer says in God's presence there is contentment, study the word and meditate on it, pray always, and fellowship with other brethren, it will help in actualizing this desire of yours. Be blessed

    3. Great reply anonymous, what a wonderful guide to salvation. @Ade O, I commit you to the Holy Spirit the comforter and our perfect guide to salvation. I will always pray for u and for myself so that together we shall not miss it on the last DAY. Amen.

    4. Thank You Jesus for our dear brother @Ade. I commit him into the Mighty care of the Most High God, please take control of his life and help to deal with every force that work against Your Spirit in him, Amen.
      My dear brother, I want you to realise that n one has the power to deal with the flesh except with the power of the Holy Spirit. Please learn to depend more on the Holy Spirit. Moreover, God has promised that He will not allow us to be tempted beyond what we can handle, hence be assured that you can always overcome every temptation with the help of God. Put on the full armour of God by utilizing the power of prayer everyday and you will be able to overcome the tactics of the devil who is the tempter of men. I give glory to God for your determination and I will continue to pray for you. We shall all make it in Jesus Name, amen

  2. Lord I thank you, for yet another opportunity to say thank you for loving me & my family unconditionally and for willing to give us fulfilled lives. In Jesus' name I pray.

  3. I am positioned to live a fulfilled life. Help me NOT to loose my Position in YOU oh Lord. Amen.

  4. lord i thank you for ur word. i want to testify that tge lord has answered my prayer through this blog. may his name be glorify. i will give the full testimoni soon. thank u Jesus name.

  5. Lord I thank you for today's message..... thank you Father for your world Amen