DESIRING LONGEVITY & PROSPERITY - 03/04/2014
Yesterday’s message was titled “DIVINE INSURANCE”. Today’s message is titled “DESIRING LONGEVITY & PROSPERITY? ” as provided by Pastor E. A. Adeboye in Open Heavens Devotional (Adeboye, 2014). In today’s message, we have been asked to memorise Ephesians 6:1: "Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right." and read Ephesians 6:1-3. The Bible in one year for today has been taken from Ezekiel 40-41 and Psalm 75.(Adeboye, 2014).
Quoted below is today's message for our usual discussion
Most people want to live long on the earth no matter what their current situation is; be it good, bad or ugly. Why is this so? The reason is that most people hope that their tomorrow will be alright, and they do not want to die before that tomorrow comes. It is unfortunate that many people, especially the youths, do not know and are not shown the secret of long life and prosperity. This is hidden in the word of God. From our scripture reading, apart from saying it is right to obey our parents in the Lord, the word of God goes further to announce the rewards of doing so. Of all the commandments God gave to mankind, this is the first commandment with promises attached. Promises of what? Promises of long life and prosperity! This is interesting,particularly for those who want to live long and prosper on this earth which the Lord has given to us to occupy. What other things apart from honouring father and mother must I do to prosper, you may ask?You must get revelations on what to (lb per time by meditating on the word of God. The Bible in Joshua 1 :8 says:
”This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”
The word of God contains several principles of God that will guarantee your prosperity. It contains wisdom on what to do in eve situation of life. You however unlock the treasures hidden in the word b meditating on it. This is the reason why every child of God, must not only read but also meditate in order to do the things that are written in the word of God.
It is a blessing to live our lives according to the word of God. I pray or you that you will not miss out on this blessing in Jesus‘ Name. Failure, frustration and death will be far from you if you can live in the fear of the Lord. Beloved, it is your time to experience astonishing prosperity with long life. This type of prosperity does not ill. Make sure you live in perfect obedience to your parents, particularly in the Lord. That is, obey your biological parents as they teach you the way of the Lord. Also, you need to obey your spiritual parents as they feed you with the undiluted word of God. It is well with you in Jesus‘ Name.
Today's action plan is to ensure you follow the Bible in One Year reading plan contained in this devotional.
I pray that God will imbibe the needed grace in us 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.