Open Heaven 23 February 2020 – Rewards of Righteousness An old man who had walked with God wrote the verse above. You could tell he had seen a lot in his lifetime. However, he had never seen the righteous forsaken or his seed begging for bread. This is good news – there are immense benefits in our sacrifice of righteousness.
Open Heaven 23 February 2020 Sunday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Rewards of Righteousness
Topic: Rewards of Righteousness (Open Heaven 23 February 2020)
Memorise: “Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.” – Hebrews 1:9
Read: Psalm 37:16-27 (KJV)
16 A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.
17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous.
18 The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever.
19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
20 But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.
21 The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth.
22 For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and they that be cursed of him shall be cut off.
23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.
25 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
26 He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.
27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.
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Open Heaven 23 February 2020 Sunday MESSAGE:
“I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.” – Psalm 37:25
An old man who had walked with God wrote the verse above. You could tell he had seen a lot in his lifetime. However, he had never seen the righteous forsaken or his seed begging for bread. This is good news – there are immense benefits in our sacrifice of righteousness.
You must know that righteousness benefits you and not God. Likewise, if you want to live a life of sin, it is you who will pay for it, not Him. Staying away from sin is for your own good. What are some of the rewards of righteousness?
- No matter the kind of trouble a righteous person faces, it will never overcome him/her. The righteous will never be moved. No matter how great the storm, when it is over, he/she will still be standing (Psalm 55:22).
The righteous is always ahead of everyone else because he/she knows God’s secrets (Proverbs 3:32). James 5:16 says it is the effectual fervent prayer of the righteous that avails much. Thus, it is the prayers of the upright that are answered.
3.Blessings are also transferred to the seed of the righteous. Psalm 112:2 says that the seed of the upright will be mighty. I have always said that my children – biological and spiritual will be greater than I. This is because I know that if I live righteously and convince my children to do so too, the matter is settled. If God makes your children great, you will reap the benefits while you are alive, and when you are gone, your name will remain relevant. At least for the sake of your children, live holy.
Isaiah 3:10 says it will be well with the righteous and they shall reap the fruit of their doings. It pays to be upright; I am determined that as long as I live, holiness will be my lifestyle. Have you made that decision also?
Open Heaven 23 February 2020 Sunday Prayer Point:
Father, help me to live a righteous life all through the rest of life here on earth in the mighty name of Jesus.
Open Heaven 23 February 2020 Sunday Hymn 15: In Christ Alone
1 In Christ alone my hope is found,
He is my light, my strength, my song;
This Cornerstone, this solid Ground,
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My Comforter, my All in All,
Here in the love of Christ I stand.
2 In Christ alone! Who took on flesh
Fullness of God in helpless babe!
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones He came to save:
Till on that cross as Jesus died,
The wrath of God was satisfied –
For every sin on Him was laid;
Here in the death of Christ I live.
3 There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain:
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave he rose again!
And as He stands in victory
Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me,
For I am His and He is mine –
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.
4 No guilt in life, no fear in death,
This is the power of Christ in me;
From life’s first cry to final breath.
Jesus commands my destiny.
No power of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand;
Till He returns or calls me home,
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand.
Open Heavens Daily Devotional guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries. The Open Heavens devotional application is available across all mobile platforms and operating systems: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile and PC.
RCCG FIFTY (5O) DAYS FASTING & PRAYER GUIDE FOR SUNDAY 23RD OF FEBRUARY, 2020
DAY 44: GLOBAL INSURGENCES, TEXT: Psalms 91:1- end-Part of the recent strategy of Satan to achieve the purpose of sending many to hell is through different insurgent groups that emanated in different part of the world, through oppression, they will cause many to sin against God and some of those they eventually killed never had the privilege to repent of their sins. We should understand that insurgency is beyond politics and religion and we need to pray for divine intervention.
- Bless the Lord O my soul and all that is within me. Bless His Holy name. Psa 103: 1
- Thank God for a new day and for the salvation of your soul
- Let us bless the name of the Lord. Truly; it has been of the LORD’S mercies that we were not consumed, because his compassions that has not failed us. Lam 3:22 Psa 34:1
- Let thank God for His spirit that watches over the whole earth.
- Let thank God for maintaining peace in most part of the world. Psa 100:5
- Father, expose and frustrate all the powers sponsoring insurgent groups anywhere in the world. Isa 44:25
- Lord encamp round your people and the innocent ones against insurgent groups all nations Psa 125:2
- We counter the spirit of insurgency in all nations in Jesus name.
- Jesus, you are the prince of peace; let your peace flow like a river all nations of the world Jhn 14:27
- Father, terminate the wickedness of insurgent groups in all nations in Jesus name.
- Father have mercy on as many as will repent and save them from eternal damnation. Jhn 3:16
- Lord, let the spirit of confusion destroy the unity among them in Jesus name Gen 11:8
- Father, relegate anyone using public office for evil in Jesus name.
- Father rescue our youths from this deadly mission in Jesus name.
- Father, let there be supernatural restoration of all insurgent groups have destroyed. Jer 32:44
- Father, let there be no insurgent attack in our land this year in Jesus.
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