OPEN HEAVEN DEVOTIONAL
DATE: MONDAY MAY 30 2022
THEME: GOD IS FAITHFUL III
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. John 14:3
READ: John 14:1 -4
1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
2 rIn 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.
One of the promises of God which His faithfulness will bring to pass is the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Our Lord Jesus Christ gave a promise on behalf of the Holy Trinity that He would return to take His followers home according to the memory verse of today which is also part of our Bible text. It is unfortunate that many people and particularly some theologians are now saying that Jesus Christ will not return physically again! Beloved, if you are being carried away by this satanic teaching, please reconsider; read your Bible again. Do not believe this doctrine of the devil. God is faithful and will never make a promise that He will not fulfil. Jesus said, “…if it were not so, I would have told you…” (John 14:2). He know that there would be scoffers, deceivers and doubters of His second coming. Beloved, I am declaring to you this day that our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is coming back and very soon too. The angels corroborated the promises He made to His disciples on behalf of the Holy Trinity in Acts 1:10-11:
And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand you gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
The implications of the above Scripture are two-fold. One, those who think Jesus Christ will not be faithful to His promise of the second coming should think again. This is because when He eventually returns, they will be put to shame except they repent. Two, those who will not believe in the faithfulness of God regarding Christ’s second coming will not get themselves ready and when they die in this unbelief, it will be too late to repent as it is appointed for man to die once, after which is judgment (Hebrews 9:27)
Everyone who surrenders their lives to Jesus and abides in Him will become a new creature. Old things will pass away, all things will become new and they will no longer struggle with sin (2 Corinthians 5:17).
Beloved, get prepared; live righteously through faith in Jesus Christ – the Son of the living God.
Father, please increase my belief in Your faithfulness, in Jesus name.
*BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Job 30-32*
*AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A ADEBOYE*
*HYMN 4: GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS*
1 Great is Thy faithfulness,” O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.
“Great is Thy faithfulness!” “Great is Thy faithfulness!”
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided—
“Great is Thy faithfulness,” Lord, unto me!
2 Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.
3 Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!
HAVE A BLESSED DAY 🙏