OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL.  FRIDAY 3RD JULY 2020.  TRUE CONSECRATION.

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL. FRIDAY 3RD JULY 2020. TRUE CONSECRATION.

MEMORISE:

Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. 2 Corinthians 6:17

READ: Romans 12:1-2

1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

MESSAGE

Consecration to Christ means that you are completely immersed in Him. True consecration is truly lacking these days. Many people are holding unto Jesus with one hand and the world with the other. How can you explain a Christians who claims to have given his life to Christ and consults a witch doctor over a negative situation that has lingered for long?

A consecrated fellow may go through a lot of suffering for the Lord, but he will count it all joy as long as God is still with him. Paul was so consecrated that even when God warned him about being apprehended if he went to preach to the Jews, he still went (Acts 21:11). He was so consecrated that he declared publicly:
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20

Once I saw someone on Dove Television saying that, in the past, the only thing Christians care about was being used of God, but these days, people are more interested in how they can use God. Many Christian sisters compromise their faith because they want to get married; many wear revealing clothes to attract men, some attend ungodly gathering with the hope of finding their future spouse there, while some even have sex before marriage so as not to lose the man.

There was this female missionary in a hostile community who was abducted and handcuffed early on her wedding day. Instead of crying, she smiled, kissed the handcuff and said “Lord, I didn’t know I was so special that You didn’t want to share me with anyone else. How beautiful is Your wedding ring to me.” She was so consecrated that instead of seeing a failed wedding ceremony, she saw the handcuff as a ring, symbolic of her divine union with Christ.

Are you truly consecrated to Christ?

REFLECTION:

Are you genuinely consecrated unto the Lord? Do you yearn only for His will to be done? Are you willing to go through suffering for His name’s sake?

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Kings 9-11

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

HYMN 8: HAVE YOU BEEN TO JESUS.

  1. Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing pow’r?
    Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
    Are you fully trusting in His grace this hour?
    Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

o Refrain:
Are you washed in the blood,
In the soul-cleansing blood of the Lamb?
Are your garments spotless? Are they white as snow?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

  1. Are you walking daily by the Savior’s side?
    Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
    Do you rest each moment in the Crucified?
    Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
  2. When the Bridegroom cometh will your robes be white?
    Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
    Will your soul be ready for the mansions bright,
    And be washed in the blood of the Lamb?
  3. Lay aside the garments that are stained with sin,
    And be washed in the blood of the Lamb;
    There’s a fountain flowing for the soul unclean,
    Oh, be washed in the blood of the Lamb!

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