OPEN HEAVEN 25 AUGUST 2021 – THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE
OPEN HEAVEN 25 AUGUST 2021 TOPIC: The Way, The Truth And The Life
MEMORISE: Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. – John 14:6
READ: John 14:1-6 (KJV)
1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Psalms 128-130
Open Heaven 25 August 2021 MESSAGE:
People who believe in many gods are called polytheists. The problem with their religious belief is that it does not actually point them to the very God who created them. All thanks to God, the Fathers of our Lord Jesus Christ, who through this very Son revealed Himself to us as the true Living God. The Bible says in Mark 12:29-30:
“And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.”
There are however, some people who practice other religions that believe there is only one God. Such people are called monotheists. The problem with this category of people however, is that they do not know the genuine way to this One and Only God of the universe. We give thanks to Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God who came to show us the way, according to the memory verse of today.
Some churchgoers however, believe that Jesus Christ is the way, but do not see Him as the Truth. This is the primary reason many of them disagree with the relevance of God’s requirements for holy living as contained in the Bible.
To some other Christians, Jesus’ life is not meant for the contemporary world.
We can see where the problem lie in the Church and by extension, the world, since the Church is the light of the world. If the light is now becoming darkness, the world is in serious trouble. May the light of the Church shine brighter again in Jesus’ name.
Beloved, be not deceived: Jesus Christ is the Way – the only Way for that matter. He is the Truth – that which can set you free, and the only source of eternal life. Give your life to Him today and if you have already done so, please stay away from sin.
Be careful not to align yourself with people who claim that living in holiness is not possible, saying that God’s demand for holiness as contained in the Bible is not realistic.
Trust in the Lord, lean on the truth and you will enjoy eternal life from the Life Himself, in the mighty name of Jesus.
Open Heaven 25 August 2021 PRAYER POINT:
Father, please don’t ever let me depart from You – the Way, the Truth and the Life.
Open Heaven 25 August 2021 HYMN 14: My Jesus, My God, My All
1. Jesus, my Lord, my God, my all!
How can I love Thee as I ought?
And how revere this wondrous gift,
So far surpassing hope or thought?
Sweet Sacrament, we Thee adore!
Oh, make us love Thee more and more.
Oh, make us love Thee more and more.
2. Had I but Mary’s sinless heart
To love Thee with, my dearest King,
Oh, with what bursts of fervent praise,
Thy goodness, Jesus, would I sing!
3. Oh, see upon the altar placed,
The Victim of divinest love!
Let all the earth below adore,
And join the s of heaven above.
Open Heavens 2021 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.
1. Admit that you are a sinner. "For all [humans] have sinned, and comes short of the glory of God....[and] the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 3:23)
2. Repent now. "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out ...[for] if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness " (Acts 3:19, 1 John 1:9)
3. Believe that God loves you and Jesus died for you. "God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet Sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8)
4. Invite Jesus into your life through prayer of faith. Jesus says, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20)