Open Heaven 10 November 2023

Open Heaven 10 November 2023 Topic: Salvation Is Personal

Memory Verse: For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. (2 Corinthians 5:10)

Bible Reading: Ezekiel 18:4-20 (WEB)

Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine. The soul who sins, he shall die.

“But if a man is just,
    and does that which is lawful and right,
and has not eaten on the mountains,
    hasn’t lifted up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel,
hasn’t defiled his neighbor’s wife,
    hasn’t come near a woman in her impurity,
and has not wronged any,
    but has restored to the debtor his pledge,
has taken nothing by robbery,
    has given his bread to the hungry,
    and has covered the naked with a garment;
he who hasn’t lent to them with interest,
    hasn’t taken any increase from them,
who has withdrawn his hand from iniquity,
    has executed true justice between man and man,
has walked in my statutes,
    and has kept my ordinances,
    to deal truly;
he is just,
    he shall surely live,” says the Lord Yahweh.

10 “If he fathers a son who is a robber who sheds blood, and who does any one of these things, 

11 or who does not do any of those things,

but even has eaten at the mountain shrines,
    and defiled his neighbor’s wife,
12 has wronged the poor and needy,
    has taken by robbery,
has not restored the pledge,
    and has lifted up his eyes to the idols,
    has committed abomination,
13 has lent with interest,
    and has taken increase from the poor;

shall he then live? He shall not live. He has done all these abominations. He shall surely die. His blood will be on him.

14 “Now, behold, if he fathers a son, who sees all his father’s sins, which he has done, and fears, and does not such like;

15 who hasn’t eaten on the mountains,
    hasn’t lifted up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel,
    hasn’t defiled his neighbor’s wife,
16 hasn’t wronged any,
    hasn’t taken anything to pledge,
hasn’t taken by robbery,
    but has given his bread to the hungry,
    and has covered the naked with a garment;
17 who has withdrawn his hand from the poor,
    who hasn’t received interest or increase,
has executed my ordinances,
    has walked in my statutes;

he shall not die for the iniquity of his father. He shall surely live. 

18 As for his father, because he cruelly oppressed, robbed his brother, and did that which is not good among his people, behold, he will die in his iniquity.

19 “Yet you say, ‘Why doesn’t the son bear the iniquity of the father?’ When the son has done that which is lawful and right, and has kept all my statutes, and has done them, he will surely live. 

20 The soul who sins, he shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be on him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be on him.

Open Heaven 9 November

Today’s Open Heaven 10 November 2023

Our relationship with God is strictly on an individual basis, not collective. Your relationship with God is yours alone- between you and Him.

Therefore, the word ‘I’ is applicable in your relationship with God; it is ‘I’, not ‘we’. David said in Psalm 34:1, “1 will bless the Lord at all times, His praise shall continually be in my mouth”.

Our relationship with God is personal. Salvation is an individual business. Let me make it clear: God has no grandchildren.

You are either a child of God or not. Our Bible reading for today says if your father is godly and you are ungodly, your father will live and you will die.

God has no grandchildren, only children; so if you have not yet given your life to Jesus and you think that because your parents are born again, then you will go to heaven, you are deceiving yourself (Ezekiel 18:20).

Furthermore, after you become horn again and get to heaven, the work you put into the Kingdom of God will also be tested individually by fire.

In Romans 14:12, the Bible says: “So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God”. Every one shall give account of himself or herself to God.

When it comes to God assessing you, it is going to be an individual business. In 1 Corinthians 3:13, the

Bible says: “Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is”:

Our works will be tried separately, not together. Remember that where we are going, there is no night there, so there is enough time.

The Pastor, General Overseer and everyone else will stand alone with nowhere to hide. Therefore, when someone is discouraging you from doing the work of God now,

remember that the fellow will not be there when your work is being tried. When you let someone else’s attitude affect your motives and zeal for God’s work,

don’t forget that you will not be able to blame that fellow on the last day because you will be standing alone in front of God to answer for your actions and inactions.

Open Heaven 11 November

Today’s Open Heaven 10 November 2023

Points: Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

Hymn: When We Walk With The Lord

Bible in one year: John 20, John 21