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Open Heaven Devotional 29th November 2022 (Tuesday)

Open Heaven Devotional 29th November 2022 (Tuesday)

Open Heaven Devotional 29th November 2022 (Tuesday)

Welcome to Today’s RCCG Open Heaven Daily Devotional for Tuesday 29 November, written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, General Overseer, The Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG.

DO YOU KNOW THAT? Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye was born 2 March 1942, he is a Nigerian pastor and General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God. He’s known for teaching and is the author of OPEN HEAVEN.

Read Other Open Heaven Devotional Messages and Follow the Sunday School Manual for Students and Teachers.

TOPIC: DEALING WITH DESTINY KILLERS 2

MEMORISE:
“Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.” – (Proverbs 16:18)

CLICK TO READ: Ezekiel 28:1-19 (KJV)

MESSAGE: Open Heaven Devotional 29th November 2022

Pride is one of the most dangerous destiny killers I know. If there is any iota of pride in your life, or someone has been telling you that you are proud, you had better cry to God to take it away as you work on becoming humble. James 4:6 says that God resists the proud and gives grace to the humble. You cannot achieve your destiny without God’s grace, so if God resists you and refuses to give you His grace, that is the end.

I really thank God that He helped me with this early on in ministry. When I became General Overseer of the Church in 1981, the name plate on my table read ‘Reverend (Dr) Enoch Adeboye, Ph.D, M.Sc, B.Sc.’ I wanted everyone to know that this was not just an ordinary pastor, that I was a doctor too. What I should have added to it is empty barrel, because empty barrels make the loudest noise. God asked me if I wanted Him to lift me and I said, “Yes, of course, Lord”. The Lord then asked me to remove all those titles and just be addressed as ‘Pastor’. Thank God I obeyed, because no sooner had I done that than He started lifting me.

Pride is a destiny killer; don’t let it hinder you from getting God’s grace to fulfil God’s purpose for your life. Oh, God made Lucifer very beautiful; amongst angels, he was special. Just as Jacob gave Joseph a coat of many colours, God gave Lucifer a covering of every precious stone you could think about. God even made musical instruments inside him so, with his voice alone, he could play sweet music. He was really special. However, Ezekiel 28:17 says: Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou halt corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.

Today, that Lucifer that was described as bright is now known as darkness.

If you become proud, you would lose everything God has in store for you. Instead of being celebrated, you would become abhorred. If you want to fulfil your destiny, you must wear humility like a garment (Colossians 3:12).

REFLECTION:
Check your life for any element of pride. Be honest with yourself and deal with that pride today.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Romans 6-8

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