CHRIST FOR YOU-17/04/2014
Yesterday’s message was titled “WHERE ARE YOU? ”. Today’s message is titled “CHRIST FOR YOU ” as provided by Pastor E. A. Adeboye in Open Heavens Devotional (Adeboye, 2014). In today’s message, we have been asked to memorise Romans 8:31: "What shall we then say to these thin ? If God be for us, tog: can be against us? " Today's reading was taken from James 4:5-8 and the Bible reading in one year is Amos 1 :1 to Amos 5:17 and Psalm 83 (Adeboye, 2014).
Quoted below is the message for today. God bless you richly for your contribution
"Apart from Christ being in you, another dimension of Christ in relation to you is ”Christ being for you”. The phrase ”for you” in this context signifies approval ofor support for you. The implication of ‘Christ or you‘ is encapsulated in Romans 8:31:
”What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us .?”
I pray that God will give you the revelation of this in your spirit. With Christ for you, you become an unstoppable juggernaut. Every opposition against your forward movement is bulldozed away. It is a great thing when God is for you because anyone trying to curse you would merely be wasting his time. We see this manifested in the life of the children of Israel on their way to the Promised Land. Because God was for them, all attempts to curse them failed. In opposition to their onward journey to the Promised Land, Balak the king of Moab hired Balaam - a prophet, to curse them. God dealt with the prophet by warning him against his mission through the donkey that spoke like a man. Besides this, three consecutive times, at the point of pronouncing curses, God intervened and in fact made Balaam to pronounce blessings upon God's people.
”How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? or how shall I defy, whom the LORD hath not defied? Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel: according to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What hath God wrought!” Numbers 23:8&23
How then do you obtain His support? It is by drawing near to Him. James 4:8 says if you draw near to God, He would also draw near to you. This means that you don't serve Him only with the mouth, but also with your heart. Drawing close to
God means spending quality time in personal fellowship with Him. Fellowshiping with Him means you talk to Him as He talks back to you. Study how a man and woman in courtship get close each other and apply this to your relationship with God. They talk to each other, they share moments of ups and downs together,they parade each other around, they express their feelings of love and dissatisfaction in songs, poems and letters. They study each other's character and they shed relationships not approved of by their partner and several other things. If you apply this principle to your relationship with God, you will be shocked at how real He will become and for sure, He will stand up in your defence just like a man will stand up for his woman if confronted by danger in courtship." Adeboye 2014
Adeboye, E. A. (2014) Open Heavens: A Guide to Close Fellowship with God, Volume 14, 2014. Nigeria: Open Heavens Media Limited.
" ”How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? or how shall I defy, whom the LORD hath not defied? Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel"ReplyDelete
Hallelujah we are blessed above all desires!!!
Hello, good morning. I am blessed by this post but u really need to do something abt d errors/mistakes/typos; always get distracted, sidetracked by it. Pls go d Xtra mile n have some1 edit it b4 posting. Thanks n God bless you!ReplyDelete
Glory be to God. I pray that any curse found in our lives shall be turned into blessings in Jesus name. Amen!ReplyDelete
Please take your eyes of the typos and face the content. ThanksReplyDelete
Pls don't get me wrong, not trying to run anyone 1 down; I try to avoid d typos. But sometimes bc of these typos, I have to crosscheck with the book also & dt defeats d aim of having it easily available online ....Delete
What else can i say? Today's message really blessed my soul.ReplyDelete
"You are the love of my life.ReplyDelete
You are the hope that I cling to.
You mean more than this world unto me.
I won't trade you for silver or gold.
I won't trade you for riches untold.
You are, you are my everything."
That is my song for you Lord!
You're d reason why i live.Why should i fear when i av U Lord?Thank U Jesus 4 being there 4 me.ReplyDelete
Thank u Lord Jesus for this eye-opening message. I will love u, serve u for the rest of my days.ReplyDelete
Thank you Lord for being there for usReplyDelete