DESIRING LONGEVITY AND PROSPERITY?

Open Heaven Daily Devotional
By: PST E A ADEBOYE
Thursday April 3
DESIRING LONGEVITY & PROSPERITY?
Memorise: Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Ephesians 6:1
Read: Ephesians 6:1-3
1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. 2 Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) 3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
Message
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 do 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 every situation of life. You however unlock the treasures hidden in the word by 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 for 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 kill. 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.
Action Point: Ensure you follow the Bible in One Year reading plan contained in this devotional.

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