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OPEN HEAVENS DEVOTIONAL DATE: MONDAY OCTOBER 17TH 2022

OPEN HEAVENS DEVOTIONAL

DATE: MONDAY OCTOBER 17TH 2022

THEME: THAT I MAY KNOW HIM

MEMORISE: And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. John 17:3

READ: Isaiah 43:10 -11
10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.

11 I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.

MESSAGE

You can never know God enough. Paul said:

That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; Philippians 3:10

That is Paul- the great Apostle who God revealed so much of Himself to and this is evident in his writings which make up a significant part of the New Testament. Despite this, Apostle Paul still said he wished to know God more. You can never know enough of God because 1 Corinthians 13:9 says that
‘We only know in part. Anyone who says he or she already knows all there is to know about God is a liar. Every believer must strive always to know more and more of God, it,should be our daily yearning.’

There are many benefits to knowing God. Firstly, it is only those who know God that can do exploits. The latter part of Daniel 11:32 says:
…but the people that do know their God shall be strong and do exploits.

The more of God you know, the more the exploits you can do and vice versa. Seek to know Him more so that you can do more and more exploits.

Secondly, eternal life is in knowing God.

In John 17:3, Jesus defined eternal life as being about knowing God and His son Jesus Christ.

If you know God, then you will begin to enjoy God’s Kingdom right from here. When a believer goes to be with the Lord, it is wrong to say that they died because they crossed from death to life long ago. They are only sleeping (1 Thessalonians 4:13-14).

If you want to know God, you will spend time studying His word daily and you will gladly attend Bible Study. You will also pray very often.

When l just became born again, l was always the first to arrive at Bible Study meetings because l just wanted to know more about God daily. Up until now, l ensure that l pay attention and take notes anytime someone is talking about Jesus Christ. I just want to know Him more. What about you?

PRAYER POINT
Heavenly Father, please reveal more of Yourself to me. I want to know You more.

BIBILE IN ONE YEAR: Matthew 25-26

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A ADEBOYE

HYMN 14: NEARER MY GOD TO THEE
1. Nearer, my God, to thee,
Nearer to thee!
E’en though it be a cross
That raiseth me.
Still all my song shall be
Nearer, my God, to thee,
Nearer, my God, to thee,
Nearer to thee!

2. Though like the wanderer,
The sun gone down,
Darkness be over me,
My rest a stone,
Yet in my dreams I’d be
Nearer, my God, to thee,
Nearer, my God, to thee,
Nearer to thee!

3. There let the way appear,
Steps unto heav’n;
All that thou sendest me,
In mercy giv’n;
Angels to beckon me
Nearer, my God, to thee,
Nearer, my God, to thee,
Nearer to thee!

4. Then with my waking thoughts
Bright with thy praise,
Out of my stony griefs
Bethel I’ll raise;
So by my woes to be
Nearer, my God, to thee,
Nearer, my God, to thee,
Nearer to thee!

5. Or if, on joyful wing
Cleaving the sky,
Sun, moon, and stars forgot,
Upward I fly,
Still all my song shall be
Nearer, my God, to thee,
Nearer, my God, to thee,
Nearer to thee