Open Heaven 18 October 2023

Open Heaven 18 October 2023 Topic: Are You A Fresh Or Stale Christian? II

Memory Verse: I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. (Psalm 34:1)

Bible Reading: Psalm 34:1-11(WEB)

1 I will bless Yahweh at all times. His praise will always be in my mouth.

2 My soul shall boast in Yahweh. The humble shall hear of it and be glad.

3 Oh magnify Yahweh with me. Let’s exalt his name together.

4 I sought Yahweh, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.

5 They looked to him, and were radiant. Their faces shall never be covered with shame.

6 This poor man cried, and Yahweh heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.

7 Yahweh’s angel encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.

8 Oh taste and see that Yahweh is good. Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.

9 Oh fear Yahweh, you his saints, for there is no lack with those who fear him.

10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger, but those who seek Yahweh shall not lack any good thing.

11 Come, you children, listen to me. I will teach you the fear of Yahweh.

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Today’s Open Heaven 18 October 2023

Fresh Christians are always joyful in the house of God. When you see a fresh Christian during praise and worship, the fellow will be singing and dancing with joy,

unlike some so called big men of God who have now become so familiar with the Lord that they can’t dance for Him anymore.

Many years ago, while waving my tambourine and dancing for my Maker during the praise and worship session at a Pastors’ meeting,

a big man of God tapped me me and said, “Look at you, a whole General Overseer, dancing like that”. I told him I would never stop dancing for the One who made me the General Overseer of RCCG.

David, with all his majesty, never outgrew dancing for God. In fact, 2 Samuel 6:14 says he danced with all his might. What was the result? God kept lifting him steadily.

He went from becoming king of Jerusalem to king of Israel and kept progressing until he became the father of the King of kings. Even the key of God that opens and none can shut is called the key of David.

Fresh Christians never outgrow praising God even after several years of surrendering their lives to Christ. However,

people who see themselves as too big to dance for God because they think they are no longer new in the faith have allowed themselves to become stale Christians.

Fresh Christians submit to the authority God has placed over them. You will always hear them say, “My Pastor said…”, and the blessings of obedience always follow them (2 Chronicles 20:20).

Many years ago, my Father-in-the-Lord told all the workers that there was a need in the Church, so they should empty their bank accounts and bring the money to Ch urch.

The next Sunday, when he was meeting with us again, he said the need had been met, then he asked, “How many of you actually obeyed the instruction? Only my wife and I raised our hands.

As far as we were concerned, it was God saying it, so we obeyed. The other people who had been in the Church long before us however did not obey. In return, God raised us to become the leaders of the Church.

You must never become so familiar with men of God that you begin to disobey and disrespect them. That is not a sign of spiritual maturity, but rather, of spiritual staleness and death.

Open Heaven 19 October

Today’s Open Heaven 18 October 2023

Points: A fresh Christian never outgrows praising God and obeying Him at all times.

Hymn: Praise My Soul The King Of Heaven

Bible in one year: Mark 12, Mark 13