Friday 7 March 2014



Yesterday’s message was titled IN THE WARMTH OF TEMPTATION . Today’s message is titled ARE YOU A FALSE WITNESS? as provided by Pastor E. A. Adeboye in Open Heavens Devotional (Adeboye, 2014). In today’s message, we have been asked to memorise Proverbs 19:9: "
A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he  speaketh lies shall perish ". Today's reading is from Mark 14:57-60 and the Bible in one year reading for today has been taken from Jeremiah 33:14 to Jeremiah 35:19 and Psalm 55:1-15

Quoted below is the message for today. God bless you richly for your contribution

"In Exodus 20:16, God commanded that we should not bear I false witness against our neighbour. The consequence of being a false witness is found in Proverbs 19:9. Wicked people cannot survive without false witnesses. They rely on false witnesses to perpetrate their evil deeds. For example, Ahab could not have gotten rid of Naboth but for the use of false witnesses (1 Kings 21 :13). It was the false witness of Rehum the chancellor, Shimshai the scribe and their cohorts against the Jews that halted the rebuilding project of Zerubbabel (Ezra 4). These people wrote false allegations against the Jews and their leadership and sent the document to King Artaxerxes. The result as stated in Ezra 4:24 was devastating:
Then ceased the work of the house of God which is at Jerusalem. So it ceased unto the second year of the reign of Darius king of Persia.” 
The effects of false witnesses are unimaginable. As a matter of fact, a false witness is a murderer in disguise. His or her motive cannot be mistaken: it is to destroy. I pray for you that false witnesses shall not destroy your destiny in Jesus‘ Name. When the Jewish leaders could find nothing to nail Jesus Christ, they opted for blackmail and false witnesses. Jesus had earlier told those who were following him in John 14:30 that:
”. . .for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.” 
So the only way they could get at Jesus was through false witnesses. Despite the conspiracy, the Bible in Mark 14:56 says: “For many bare false witness against him, but their witness agreed not together.”

There is a great lesson that you as a follower of Christ must learn from this story. You must live above-board like your Master if you don't want to become an easy prey for the accuser of the brethren - Satan. In the same vein, you must learn to be transparently honest. This will prevent you from being a false witness.When you engage In. false witnessing and lying, you are crucifying Jesus again and the danger is that you will fall into a state where It becomes difficult to be restored (Hebrews 6.4-6). Another danger of being a false witness is that it exposes one to becoming a reprobate. This is a state where the conscience no longer checkmates a person against Wrongdoing (2 Timothy 3:8, Romans 1:28-32). In what areas of Your life are you a false witness? fake affidavit? False claims that you are married with so many children whereas you have a family of just three? I pray for you that a lying tongue will not blot your name from the book of life in Jesus Name"

Today's prayer point is : "Father, deliver me from a lying tongue and help me  bear true witness of the Cross of Jesus."

I pray that whatever it will cost us not to compromise the standards of God, we will be willing to pay in Jesus Name, amen.

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


  1. God bless you ma. I think memory verse is proverb 19 v9

    1. Thanks and God bless you for your observation bro Stephen. I've made the correction

  2. Father Lord I thank you for another day,thank you for my life and of my famiy.Lord I pray that whatever will make me and my family to stand and false withness of any form ,Lord I pray let it be far from my household and any form of hatered that will make me or any of my household to be fall withness against any one father do not allow it to come in our life I pray that holy spirit will guide us in all our doing and let dis_agreement fall even when the devil is trying to tempt us and
    ask that God give us the grace to know when the devill is roaring In Jesus name .Amen.

  3. Thank you. Sister Yetunde. for your great help in making this possible for us, indeed for many that does not make themselves available now that you bring it online everyday it has become a cup of tea that they must take even if they find it difficult to take the devotional book with them with this by their break time in office they've got time to use it .and I pray that as you've been doing it for us all ,God will perfect yours too and in all the area of your life
    that need to be settle, God will bring settlement into it and the burning desire to continue God will give unto you ,You will not be tired f doing the work of God and in strenghten He will strenghten you snd give you a fresh anointing In Jesus beautiful name Amen.

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    2. Amen... Thank you and God bless you richly for your prayer and encouragement. I pray that nothing will hinder us all from achieving our God-given purpose in Jesus name.

  4. What do we do in the situation where we need to reduce our true age to get a job? And for those who already did and got jobs what should they do?

    1. This is an unfortunately common situation in our community today, but it still doesn't make it to be right in the sight of God. Unfortunately many have worked out things in their own way and by that, hindering God from taking them to where He would have taken them. If the error has been committed and one is genuinenely convinced that he/she has to make amends, the person should prayerfully seek the face of God for the best way of restituting including seeking the face of God for a new a new job if need be, or presenting the actual age to his/employer. I believe that If God sees the genuine determination will make a way. It is well...

    2. Thanks Yetunde, Hmmm... God help Us. Amen