Open Heaven 14 November 2023

Open Heaven 14 November 2023 Topic: Benefits Of Holiness I

Memory Verse: Host not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou host blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land. (Job 1:10 )

Bible Reading: Job 1:8-10 (WEB)

Yahweh said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant, Job? For there is no one like him in the earth, a blameless and an upright man, one who fears God, and turns away from evil.”

Then Satan answered Yahweh, and said, “Does Job fear God for nothing? 

10 Haven’t you made a hedge around him, and around his house, and around all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.

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Today’s Open Heaven 14 November 2023

I am a holiness preacher. In fact, if you were to cut me into a million pieces, each piece would keep crying, “Be holy”.

The reason I keep emphasising the need to be holy is that I have seen the tremendous benefits in living a holy life.

I will share some of these benefits with you today. First, when you are holy, you become untouchable to the devil.

In Job 1:10, the devil said God had put a hedge around Job, making it impossible for him to be harmed.

There is a hedge of fire around every true child of God living holy. The devil cannot harm you even if he tries.

The devil tried to kill Daniel by throwing him into a den of lions. He however, failed because innocence was found in Daniel (Daniel 6:22).

Throughout Jesus’ lifetime, the devil tried several times to get him killed but consistently failed because Jesus lived a holy life as we see in John 14:30 where Jesus said, “Hereafter I will not talk much with you:

for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.” Jesus however, surrendered His life later so as to fulfill God’s plan (John 10:17-18).

When I was a Lecturer at the University of Lagos, one of my students came to me one day and told me she had a dream where four men pointed guns at her.

When she awoke, she ran to a palm reader who told her she would die unfailingly on the 23rd of March, that year.

She decided to go to a witch doctor and a so-called prophet who both said the same thing.

When she told me the story, I told her, “If you give your life to Jesus, you will live and not die.” She gave her life to Jesus Christ, He washed away her sins and she left.

On the 24th of March, she was still alive and I reminded her that I had told her she would not die. She however, told me that something strange happened the previous night.

She said no one was able to sleep in her hostel that night as there were all sorts of strange occurrences.

The spirit of death indeed came for her but couldn’t touch her because of the hedge of fire around her.

If there is sin in your life, the devil can harm you, but when you live a holy life in Jesus, he cannot touch you.

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Today’s Open Heaven 14 November 2023

Points: Live holy

Hymn: Rock Of Ages, Cleft For Me

Bible in one year: Acts 8, Acts 9