Wednesday, 1 January 2014

OPEN HEAVENS DEVOTIONAL - WEDNESDAY - 1/1/2014 - TIME TO MAKE HASTE BY PASTOR E.A. ADEBOYE


TIME TO MAKE HASTE

MEMORISE
And David said unto Ahimelech, And is there not here under thine hand spear or sword? for I have neither brought my sword nor my weapons with me, because the king’s business required haste.
1 Samuel 21:8

READ
1 Samuel 21:8-10

1 Samuel 21:8 And David said unto Ahimelech, And is there not here under thine hand spear or sword? for I have neither brought my sword nor my weapons with me, because the king's business required haste.

1 Samuel 21:9 And the priest said, The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom thou slewest in the valley of Elah, behold, it is here wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod: if thou wilt take that, take it: for there is no other save that here. And David said, There is none like that; give it me.

1 Samuel 21:10 And David arose, and fled that day for fear of Saul, and went to Achish the king of Gath.

MESSAGE
The Almighty God wants man to obey Him not only completely, but urgently as well. It is unfortunate that some children of God do not know that every command or directive from God is time-bound. There was a time we were faced with a need in our church. I discussed this with one of my children who I knew could meet the need. “I will pray about it”, he replied and left. Although this happened on a weekend, the Lord however used someone else to meet that need before the following Monday. When this son of mine came to say he would like to meet that particular need, it was too late. I told him someone else had been used by God to meet His need. There and then he learnt his lesson.

There are lots of blessings attached to doing God’s business quickly. Take for instance, the commandment of our Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 28:19 that we should go and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. This we must do without hesitation. Our failure to do this has created room for the enemy to establish the chaos that is Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram and other forms of religious fanaticisms that plague the beautiful world which our Father in heaven created for His glory and pleasure. When Jesus asked the disciples to pray at the garden of Gethsemane, it was for a purpose. The purpose was that they may not enter into temptation (Matthew 26:41). They did not do this in haste and alas the most outspoken and seemingly bravest of them all betrayed the Master! In today’s reading, we read about David and his attitude towards his king’s business. If you ask me: how well would we fare in the business of the Kingdom if we have the same mindset as David had? I would say: the world would be taken over by the Church within a few years. We should not be slothful in Kingdom business. Let us go all out to evangelise and teach sound doctrines of the Christian faith without fear or favour. Also, we must be prompt in attending to responsibilities in our secular work in obedience to the word of God in Colossians 3:22-23. May the King of kings reward us handsomely as we do His work hastily in Jesus Name. Happy New Year!

PRAYER POINT

Father, forgive me for the loss and pain my slothfulness have cost your kingdom and my assignment. In this New Year, help me to respond in haste to what you will have me do.

8 comments:

  1. Thank you Lord for your word, forgive me oh Lord and in this new year help me to respond in haste to what you will have me do.

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  2. Thank you Jesus for your word you sent this morning. This is my year of Execution in Jesus name. Slothfulness & procastination have gone with 2013. The King's business shall be done hastily in Jesus name. God bless The King's Court.

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  3. Father God let me not only obey you in 2014 but also urgently according to the times.
    Glory

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  4. Olusola Aduloju.1 January 2014 07:39

    Father help me to make more impact in your kingdom this year by doing your work with haste in 2014.

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  5. To obey is better than sacrifice and to harken than the fat of ram. Father help me to obey You speedily both in Kingdom's business and in my secular world, Amen!

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  6. PRAYER POINTS FOR THE CROSS OVER NIGHT! THE KING'S BUSINESS REQUIRES HASTE IN THE NEW YEAR OF DIVINE OVERFLOW!

    1. Say thank You to Him till you can say it no more - FATHER, I Thank You from the bottom of my heart I Thank You Over and Over again!

    2. Father, I will testify of Your goodness to everyone. So help me God to be Your Witness everywhere I go In This New Year of The Overflow!

    3. Father, I will witness at all times and every where, So help me God To Be at the Right Place at the Right Time Witnessing of Your Goodness, Love and Mercy!

    4. Father, I will do all I can to build Your kingdom. So help me God in The Ministry of Reconciliation that You Have committed into my Hand, Father Help me this New Year to be the best I can be in Your Kingdom!

    5. Father, I will spend and be spent for You. So help me God to Honour You with My substance! My First fruits!, My Tithes and Offerings! Father, Make me Your Treasurer and a Channel of Blessings So Help me God1

    6. Father, I will stay far away from sin. So help me God! Sin shall have no dominion over me! I will not love the world and everything that is worldliness - The Lust of the eyes, The lust of the flesh and the pride of life will not make me to sin against You! Father, I will keep far away from every appearance of evil! So help me God!

    7. Father! I will fight against all forces of darkness wherever and whenever they may be found. So help me God! I will be noted in Heaven and in Hell as a Carrier of The Holy Ghost Power to demolish the works of darkness and to reproof them so help me God!

    8. Father, by your grace I will shine for You- In my Home! In my Family! In my village or my Community! In my Office! In My Nations (Nigeria, UK and USA! So help me God! Every City where the sole of my feet shall touch my presence will bring great Joy as I bring them The Gospel of Peace and Reconciliations! So help me God!

    9. Father, By Your grace, I will be a blessing to all I come in contact with this Year and beyond! So help me God! To do This I will have more than enough! I have more than enough to be a blessing Physically and Spiritually to the members of the household of faith in the name of Jesus! So Help me God!

    10. Father, I will be a channel, let your anointing flow through me. So help me God. I will be a channel of Your Blessing! I will be a channel of Your Love! I will be a channel of Your mercy! I will be a channel of your Miracles, Signs and Wonders! So Help me God To Be Your Overflowing Channel of Blessing This Year and Beyond!

    11. Add your own Personal Request.

    12. Pray For Your Spiritual Fathers and Mentors and their family! Remember to Pray for the General Overseer (Pastor E.A. Adeboye) and his family. Pray For Them by Name! And it shall be well with you and your household!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR OF DIVINE OVERFLOW1
    EMMANUEL=GOD WITH US!

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  7. Father God give me the grace to rise up to the occassion of kingdom business and not to be slothful this new year in Jesus Name....Amen.

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  8. How do one do when u see ur pastor drinking and selling strong alcohol drink and he is supporting his actions with some flimsy excuses and stories? Is it safe to continue in under his ministration? Pls help me.

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