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OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FRIDAY 16TH OCTOBER 2020

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL

DATE: FRIDAY 16TH OCTOBER 2020.

THEME: THE COMMANDOS II.

MEMORISE:

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. Philippians 1:21

READ: 1 Corinthians 9:16-17

16 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!

17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me.

MESSAGE:

God loves commandos because a lot of His work can be done through them.

Christian commandos do not have to be monitored closely by their Pastors to achieve their deliverables. They are always hungry for even more. Paul was a commando. He knew his assignment was to spread the gospel around the world and he never relented. Even in dangerous situations, he still went about preaching (Acts 21:1-6).

How many souls have you won in the last six months? If missionaries in hostile environments still preach, even in the face of death, you don’t have any excuse not to preach the gospel to people around you.

Sometimes ago, I was invited to preach outside Nigeria. I was talking with my host when he told me of a man called Cobra- a cultist who was also very rich and well-connected. He was indeed a terror in the land, so no one dared to confront him. The more he talked about Cobra, the more I wanted to preach to him. Eventually, I asked him to arrange for me to meet the man. My host was alarmed. He said Sir, he could kill you if you dare talk about Jesus to him.” However, I insisted on him setting up the meeting.

On the D-day, I met with Cobra and said “Sir, the Lord has sent me to tell you that your cup is full and He is about to bring judgement on you.” Within minutes, Cobra was on his knees. In the end, not only did I come out alive, I did so with a new soul won for my Lord.

Will you run away at the slightest treat or forge ahead to do whatever God asks of you?

“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve… but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15

As for me and my household, we will be Commandos for Christ. What about you?

PRAYER REQUEST:

Father, please help me to be a Commando for You, in the mighty name of Jesus.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Matthew 14
Mark 6
Luke 9:1-17

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

HYMN 23: ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!

  1. Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
    With the cross of Jesus going on before.
    Christ, the royal Master, leads against the foe;
    Forward into battle see His banners go!

o Refrain:
Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus going on before.

  1. At the sign of triumph Satan’s host doth flee;
    On then, Christian soldiers, on to victory!
    Hell’s foundations quiver at the shout of praise;
    Brothers, lift your voices, loud your anthems raise.
  2. Like a mighty army moves the church of God;
    Brothers, we are treading where the saints have trod.
    We are not divided, all one body we,
    One in hope and doctrine, one in charity.
  3. Crowns and thrones may perish, kingdoms rise and wane,
    But the church of Jesus constant will remain.
    Gates of hell can never ’gainst that church prevail;
    We have Christ’s own promise, and that cannot fail.
  4. Onward then, ye people, join our happy throng,
    Blend with ours your voices in the triumph song.
    Glory, laud, and honor unto Christ the King,
    This through countless ages men and angels sing.
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