Open Heaven 22 September 2022 Thursday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – When Temptation Keeps Knocking
Open Heaven 22 September 2022 TOPIC: When Temptation Keeps Knocking
MEMORISE: “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” – 1 Peter 5:8 (KJV)
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READ: 1 Peter 5:8-10 (KJV)
8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Ezekiel 48 – Daniel 2
Open Heaven 22 September 2022 MESSAGE:
The devil is a very crafty being. When he senses the glorious destiny of a person, he does everything in his power to ensure that the fellow does not fulfill that destiny. He however cannot succeed except the person commits a sin and God leaves the person alone. When he heard the dream that Joseph had, he knew that the boy had a glorious destiny, so he planned for his brothers to kill him, but somehow God intervened and he was sold into slavery. The devil then arranged for a woman to tempt him, and he said that the woman should be no other person than Mrs. Potiphar who lived in the same house with him and was not under his control. Everywhere he turned to in the house, the madam was there smiling at him. Many people have lost their destinies this way. The devil arranges for a woman close to them to keep tempting them continually until they fell. The devil did not use a woman they only saw once in a while, he used the one they would see every day because he wanted to take no chances in ensuring that they wouldn’t fulfill their glorious destiny. If that temptation keeps knocking, recognize that the devil is up to something and run for your life like Joseph did.
“There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” – 1 Corinthians 10:13
Maybe there is a man or lady eyeing you somewhere around your office, or maybe you are constantly tempted to visit pornographic sites; no matter how intense the temptation is, God has provided a way of escape from it. The only problem is that your attention is on the temptation and not on the way of escape. There are people who can help you get out of that tempting situation. There are decisions you can take, though drastic, to free yourself from those temptations. There is always a way of escape.
Don’t be too shy to ask for help; don’t be too timid to do what has to be done in order not to fall. You must escape the temptation in order to reach your goal. From experience, l can tell you that the more of those temptation you overcome, the closer you will get to your goal.
Open Heaven 22 September 2022 ACTION POINT:
What is that temptation that has been knocking on the door of your heart? Take a bold step today to ensure that you don’t fall for it anymore.
Open Heaven 22 September 2022 HYMN 29: Will Your Anchor Hold In The Storms Of Life
1 Will your anchor hold in The storms of life,
When the clouds unfold their Wings of strife?
When the strong tides lift, And the cables strain,
Will your anchor drift or firm remain?
We have an anchor that keeps the soul
Stedfast and sure,
While the billows roll,
Fastened to the Rock,
Which cannot move,
Grounded firm and
Deep in the Savior’s love!
2 It is safely moored, ’twill The storm withstand,
For ’tis well secured by the Saviour’s hand;
And the cables passed from His heart to mine,
Can defy the blast, through Strength divine.
3 It will firmly hold in the Straits of fear,
When the breakers have told The reef is near;
Though the tempest rage And the wild winds blow,
Not an angry wave
Shall our bark o’erflow.
4 It will surely hold in the Floods of death,
When the waters cold, chill Our latest breath;
On the rising tide it can Never fail,
While our hopes abide within The veil.
5 When our eyes behold,
Through the gathering night,
The city of gold,
Our harbour bright,
We shall anchor fast by the Heavenly shore,
With the storms all past for Evermore.
Open Heavens 2022 Daily Devotional guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries. The Open Heavens devotional application is available across all mobile platforms and operating systems: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile and PC. Open Heaven for Today 2022
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