Wednesday 19 March 2014

THE WAY OF ESCAPE-20/03/2014

THE WAY OF ESCAPE-20/03/2014

Yesterday’s message was titled “NOURISHED BUT FRUITLESS? ”. Today’s message is titled “THE WAY OF ESCAPE” as provided by Pastor E. A. Adeboye in Open Heavens Devotional (Adeboye, 2014). In today’s message, we have been asked to memorise Acts 2:21:: "YAnd it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved." and read Matthew 24:29-30.  The Bible in one year for today has been taken from Ezekiel 7-9 and Psalm 66:7-20 (Adeboye, 2014).

The message is quoted below. God bless you for your contribution

"The Bible predicts that a lot of problems and calamities will befall the world as the judgment day approaches. For example, Prophet Joel in Joel 2:30-31, predicted that the Lord will show divers wonders in the cosmos and on earth: 
“And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.”
Our Lord Jesus Christ also did not hide this reality from us, as we read in today's Bible passage. The apostles also were not kept in the dark concerning the pending doom that is to come upon the earth and its inhabitants. Peter in 2 Peter 3:10 wrote that:
”But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.”
The fact therefore is: there shall be tribulation. The question then is: ”ls there no way of escaping these calamities since the word of the Lord cannot but come to pass?” We may need to ask another question and that is: ”What can one do to escape these inevitable disasters that are not only gathering momentum but are already here with us?” Glory be to God Almighty, who is full of tender mercies and loving kindness. He provides a way of escape in Joel 2:32:
"And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered: ”

The onus therefore is on us to cry to him for pardon if we do not want to be part of the terrible happenings in these last days. How then should we call upon the Lord? We should call upon the Lord in repentance and holy living. Every man and woman, boy and girl must repent to escape from the wrath to come. The Bible in 2 Peter 3 :11 says that:
”Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,”

Father, I don’t want to perish with the world. Help me to live right, and spare me me affliction of the ungodly.

I pray that whatever it will cost us to make heaven, the Almighty God will give us the grace to pay the price in Jesus Name, amen.

God bless you all in Jesus Name

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


  1. As I meditate on this message, this early hours of today being my 40th birthday. I am moved with more determination that nothing will make me perish with the world, knowing fully well that every year added unto my days brings me closer to eternity. I give all glory to God because I am a product of divine grace. Millions of people that we started together were cut short before they had the opportunity to surrender to Christ. For me to know Him is a great priviledge and I am assured that the only compensation for all my hazzles in this world is to make heaven (Revelation 21: 4: "He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.")
    I want to encourage everyone of us to keep on running the race with complete determination despite the apparent distraction of sin which is everywhere around us in this end time.
    Heb 12:1: "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us"

    1. Happy Birthday Ma, I wish u more of God's grace n strength, tnks for posting daily, u will not miss heaven in Jesus' name

  2. Samuel .I. Newton19 March 2014 at 23:57

    Happy birthday to you ma, wishing you long live and prosperity. You shall continue to wax strong in the Lord and flourish in his kingdom. Thanks for this daily messages you made available unto us. May the Lord that called our father, pastor E.A Adeboye, lift u up above equal. More grace to your grace. Shalom...!!!

  3. Matthew 24
    29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
    30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

    I wish you a happy birthday sister... The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord cause his face to shine upon you; the Lord lift his countenance upon you and give you peace!
    When we realize that God is our purpose, portion and destiny, then it becomes difficult to miss out on him...
    When we go about with the consciousness that we are not of this world, always bearing the crucifixion of our beloved Lord in our bodies daily, we won't be carried away by the plague called covetousness, we will always seek for the true city whose maker and builder is God.. When God sees these, he wouldn't be ashamed to be called our God.

  4. Happy Birthday Sister, wishing you long life and prosperity in good health. Above all, l thank God for drawing you closer daily as the word of God says ' come unto me ye that heavyladen, l will give you rest'. I pray that God will give you rest and the God of Daddy Adeboye will grant all your heart desire and it shall be well with you, in the mighty name of Jesus Amen.

  5. Happy birthday. In this Christian race, you will not fail, you will not falter and you will not fall in Jesus name.

  6. Dear Sister HBD,I celebrtate with you today the mighty hand of God upon your life, God will continue to increase you in years,wisdom and favour, you will fufill destiny IJMNA. Have a fab day.

  7. Happy birthday ma. my only prayer for u is u will not miss heaven, u will c God, Christ and all the heavenly host, ur mansion in heaven will not b occupied by another occupant in JESUS Most precious name, Amen.
    pls sis Janet we r in dis world buh not of dis world, we sudnt copy all d world do. i mean in abbrvs pls dnt xtend it to d name of d Almighty. in Jesus name sud b well spelt out not abrvtd, pls respect His supremacy, thanks.

  8. Happy birthday to you ma. May God grant you the grace to finish well and strong. Thanks a million for daily posting of open heaven. God will reward your effort.

  9. Happy Birthday ma, wishing you longevity, prosperity, good health and above all the power to continually overcome the vices of the enemy until the last day. You are blessed.

  10. Happy birthday sis Yetunde. May the Lord bless you and cause His face to shine on you.

    You will be an eternal excellence and a joy to many generations.

    As you have taken the time and energy to share the word of God with people in diverse places, so will your fame spread abroad. Scarcity and famine of the word of God will not be your portion in Jesus name.

  11. In Jesus's Merciful and Gracious Name: My sister, happy birthday. We shall surely make it to heaven- in Jesus' Merciful and Mighty Name. Amen!

  12. Happy Birthday Dear Sis, I pray that the Good Lord will have great Mercy and Favor upon you and hold you with His Everlasting Love , that you make it to Heaven, you and HouseHold in Jesus Unquestionable NAME AMEN AND AMEN.

  13. Dear brothers and sisters, I am seriously humbled by all the compliments and give it all back to God. Thanks for the prayers and encouragement. I wish you all everything I have wished myself today and I pray that if Jesus tarries, we will continue to wax strong in him here on earth and we will be completely fulfilled in Him in Jesus Name. On the day of reckoning, we shall see face to face in His presence in Jesus Name. Thanks again for making my day. All is well..

  14. Happy birthday Sis. Yetunde. You are a blessing and so you will be forever. God bless you and your family.

  15. Happy birthday ma,long life and prosperity in Jesus name.May God continue to uphold you.Cheers!