OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL
DATE: TUESDAY JANUARY 9TH 2024
THEME: IT SHALL BE WELL I
MEMORISE: The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
READ: Isaiah 3:10
10 Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.
The old year has just passed with all its downs. There is a tendency to think that things will remain the same or even become worse based on man’s projections and forecasts.
However, according to Bible reading today, I speak into your life and declare that, “It shall be well with you!”
As assuring as this this prophetic message from the Lord is, we
must not lose sight of the truth embedded in our Bible reading, it is the righteous that will be singled out for wellness. Our memory verse today affirms this as well.
Beloved, I encourage you to live righteously in this new year if you want it to be well with you, your family, your business, your finances, and everything that concerns you.
One question you might, however, be asking yourself is, How can one be righteous in this perverse generation when the Bible says in Romans 3:23 that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God?” The answer to this question is very simple; the Bible tells us in 1 John 1:9 that if we confess our sins, God will forgive us, and the blood of Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son, will cleanse us from all sin. Isaiah 64:6 also says:
But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
The above scriptures establish the truth that we cannot cleanse ourselves and become acceptable to God by our own efforts; only the righteousness of God, which is obtainable through Jesus Christ, who died for our sins, is acceptable to God (Philippians 3:3-9).
Truly, many forecasts have projected that the year may be
Challenging, but I assure you that those who dwell in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under His shadow (Psalm 91:1), and they will be shielded from any evil that
may be lurking ahead. The Bible, however, clearly
says that God cannot behold iniquity (Habakkuk 1:13). This implies that you must have the righteousness of God through Christ if you want to access the secret place of the
AS you surrender your life to Jesus and walk in His righteousness all through this year and beyond, I decree
once again that all shall be well with you.
Those who dwell in the secret place of the Most High will enjoy all-round well-ness for the rest of their lives.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Genesis 29-31
AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A ADEBOYE
Hymn 29: WHEN PEACE LIKE A RIVER
When peace like a river attendeth my way,
when sorrows like sea billows roll;
whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say,
“It is well, it is well with my soul.”
Refrain (may be sung after final stanza only):
It is well with my soul;
it is well, it is well with my soul.
2 Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
let this blest assurance control:
that Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
and has shed his own blood for my soul. Refrain
3 My sin oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
my sin, not in part, but the whole,
is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more;
praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul! Refrain
4 O Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
the clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
the trump shall resound and the Lord shall descend;
even so, it is well with my soul. Refrain