RCCG Open Heaven 17 May 2022 Devotional for Tuesday Open Heaven, Tuesday May 17, 2022 Daily Devotional Guide By Pastor E.A Adeboye
RCCG Open Heaven 17 May 2022 Devotional TOPIC: The God Of Isaac
“That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;” – (Genesis 22:17)
READ: Genesis 22:1-18 (KJV)
RCCG Open Heaven 17 May 2022 Devotional MESSAGE:
The God of Isaac is the God of laughter (Genesis 21:1-7). He is not just the God of laughter, but also the God of multiplication. Our Bible reading today tells us how God asked Abraham to offer Isaac as a sacrifice and how he (Abraham) was about to do so before God stopped him. God later on blessed Abraham:
… in blessing I will bless thee and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies. – (Genesis 22:17)
How does He multiply? In Genesis 26:12-14, the Bible tells us that when Isaac sowed, in the same year, he had a hundredfold return. This therefore means that the God of Isaac is the God of a hundredfold returns. When you look at the last promise in Genesis 22:17, you see God saying that Abraham’s seed will possess the gate of his enemies.
In those days, the gate was the centre of a city’s economy. This means that when the God of Isaac is your God, you will become so prosperous that whether nations like you or not, they would have to do whatever you say.
It is unfortunate however, that many Christians are not this prosperous and this is because they are not like Isaac. When Abraham was going to offer a sacrifice to God, Isaac asked his father, “I can see the wood, I can see the fire, where is the animal to be sacrificed?” (Genesis 22:7). Abraham said God would provide the lamb. The moment Abraham started binding him, Isaac knew he was the sacrifice. Abraham bound him and laid him on the wood, yet Isaac cooperated all the way.
If he had decided to struggle just a little, he would have won because there is no way a man who is over a hundred years old can hold a teenaager down. However, Isaac was ready to give himself as a sacrifice to the Most High God. Only those who can sacrifice their all can enjoy the kind of multiplication that the God of Isaac gives.
Solomon sacrificed what no man ever did and God blessed him more than every other man. Sow a seed that will really cost you – a sacrificial offering. If you want to be prosperous so that you will control the economies and politics of nations, then nothing must be too big for you to give to God.
Give a sacrificial offering to a Church, person or project that you are sure is for God.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
HYMNAL: Hymn 25 – To God be the glory, great things He hath done
RCCG Open Heaven 17 May 2022 Devotional for Tuesday. Open Heaven 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. RCCG Open Heaven 17 May 2022 Devotional