OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL
BY PASTOR E.A. ADEBOYE
Friday, 21st February, 2014
LIFE IN ABUNDANCE II
Whosoever abideth in him sinneth
not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen
him, neither known him.
1 John 3:6
Read: 1 John 3:5-8
5 And ye know that he was
manifested to take away our sins;
and in him is no sin.
6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth
not:whosoever sinneth hath not seen
him, neither mknown him.
7 Little children, let no man deceive
you: he that doeth righteousness is
righteous, even as he is righteous.
8 He that committeth sin is of the
devil; for the devil sinneth from the
beginning. For this purpose the Son
of God was manifested, that he might
destroy the works of the devil.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : ISAIAH
63:15-66:24 and PSALM 43
Truly, the genuineness of God’s
concern and His interest in the well
being of man is established in the
giving of His Son to die, thereby
making provision for their
redemption. According to the word of
God, such individuals that therefore
surrender their lives to Jesus Christ
are now children of God.
“But as many as received him, to
them gave he power to become the
sons of God, even to them that
believe on his name: Which were
born, not of blood, nor of the will of
the flesh, nor of the will of man, but
If believers in Christ are children of
God as the Bible clearly reveals, then
it means that they possess some
measure of divinity, a divine DNA. It
implies further that divine abilities
are at their disposal, just as the
passage above indicates that these
people are given power to become
sons. On this note, it is therefore
expected that such people would live
to take full advantage of this life in
accordance with the divine purpose.
We should then ask ourselves this
question: “Is it every child of God
that is on top of their situation, and
are they living life to the fullness of
what Jesus has on offer in John
10:10b?” The answer to this question
is NO! Why is this so? Definitely the
fault is not with God, it can only be
with us His children.
Some of us are not sincere; some
want what God has to offer but at
the same time what the sinful world
offers. In the first instance, sin was
the undoing of man; it then follows
that if after we have received pardon
from Jesus, we still think we are free
to continue in sin, we are taking God
for a fool.
The Bible says: “What shall we say
then? Shall we continue in sin, that
grace may abound? God forbid. How
shall we, that are dead to sin, live
any longer therein?” Romans 6:1-2
It is required therefore that we live
holy lives otherwise we will short-
change ourselves. Living holy implies
total obedience to God and His word.
Earnestly pray for consecration, ask
God for grace to live above the
vanities of the world, and to be
obedient to Him completely.
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