Open Heaven 22 October 2020 — Legalistic Or Christ-like?

RCCG OPEN HEAVEN 22 OCTOBER 2020 DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR TODAY BY PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE

OPEN HEAVEN 22 OCTOBER 2020 DAILY DEVOTIONAL — Legalistic Or Christ-like?

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Rccg Open Heaven Daily Devotional for today October 2020 by Pastor E A Adeboye

TOPIC: Legalistic Or Christ-like?

Memorise: “Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;” – Ephesians 2:19

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READ: Luke 18:9-14 (KJV)

9. And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others;

10. Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.

11. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.

12. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.

13. And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.

14. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

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Hymnal: Sing RCCG open heavens hymn 12

Open Heaven 22 October 2020 Daily Devotional Thursday

MESSAGE: open heavens daily devotional for today

A Christian is not necessarily someone who follows a set of religious rules, but rather, someone who has a cordial relationship with Christ. A Christian behaves like Christ. Christianity is about Christ who lives in you and not all about do’s and don’ts.

Most people who see Christianity only from the viewpoint of rules and regulations are hypocrites. The Pharisees and Sadducees condemned Jesus for healing on a Sabbath. Jesus pointed out their hypocrisy when He asked if they would not go searching for any of their sheep that went missing on a Sabbath (Mark 3:1-6).

Rules and regulations are good, but they must never take the place of the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Ghost in you that helps you live completely holy and not the rules. Adhering to rules does not make a sinner acceptable to Christ, it is only the willingness to surrender all that guarantees salvation. Your Christianity should be centred on Christ’s love for you, His death, resurrection and promise of eternal life, not some rules to be followed.

For some people, they give preeminence to rules so they can earn the right to boast and arrogantly declare their ‘holiness’ forgetting that “… we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags…” (Isaiah 64:6).

The best thing rules can give you is self-righteousness, which can make one to be like the Pharisee who went to the temple to pray in Luke 18:10-12. However, justification by God can only come through Gods Spirit in you.

Legalistic people care more about how people see them than how God sees them. They are always looking out for who is breaking the rules so they can attack and even gossip about them (Luke 18:11). God does not want you to boast about your holiness because only through His Spirit can you live holy.

“Not of works, lest any man should boast.” – Ephesians 2:9

OPEN HEAVEN 22 October 2020 KEY POINT:

The Christian life epitomizes dying to self and being Christ-like in all we do. Are you really Christ-like?

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Open Heaven Daily Devotional October 2020 for today

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

RCCG open heaven Daily  Devotional for today by Pastor E. A Adeboye

Sing Open Heavens Hymn 12

I Am Thine O Lord

1. I am Thine O Lord
I have heard Thy voice
And it told Thy love to me
But I long to rise in the arms of faith
And be closer drawn to Thee.

CHORUS:
Draw me nearer, nearer, blessed Lord,
To the cross where Thou hast died;
Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer, blessed Lord
To Thy precious, bleeding side.

2. Consecrate me now to Thy service, Lord
By the pow’r of grace divine
Let my soul look up with a steadfast hope
And my will be lost in Thine.

CHORUS:
Draw me nearer, nearer, blessed Lord,
To the cross where Thou hast died;
Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer, blessed Lord
To Thy precious, bleeding side.

3. Oh, the pure delight of a single hour
That before Thy throne I spend
When I kneel in prayer, and with Thee, my God
I commune as friend with friend.

CHORUS:
Draw me nearer, nearer, blessed Lord,
To the cross where Thou hast died;
Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer, blessed Lord
To Thy precious, bleeding side.

4. There are depths of love that I cannot know
Till I cross the narrow sea
There are heights of joy that I may not reach
Till I rest in peace with Thee.

CHORUS:
Draw me nearer, nearer, blessed Lord,
To the cross where Thou hast died;
Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer, blessed Lord
To Thy precious, bleeding side.

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RCCG Open Heaven 22 October 2020 Daily Devotional Thursday by Pastor E A Adeboye The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church Of God.

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