Open Heaven Daily Devotional 17 January 2024 Message
RCCG Open Heaven Daily Devotional 17 January 2024, Wednesday Daily Devotional Guide written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
TOPIC: The Book of Remembrance (2)
“Thus saith the Lord of hosts, I remember that which Amalek did to Israel, how he laid wait for him in the way, when he came up from Egypt.” – (1 Samuel 15:2)
READ: Exodus 17:8-13, 1 Samuel 15:1-2 (KJV)
OPEN HEAVENS 2024 DEVOTIONAL – 17TH JANUARY MESSAGE:
Yesterday, I mentioned some wonderful things that can happen to God’s children when He opens the book of remembrance in their favour. Today, I will progress in the discussion by looking at what happens to the enemies of God when He opens the book of remembrance concerning them.
In our Bible readings today, the Amalekites attacked the Israelites for no just cause, and God recorded this evil act against them. He also promised to wipe them off from the face of the earth. Many years after, their past evil action against the children of Israel was brought to remembrance, and the Lord commanded Saul to wipe them off the face of the earth. I pray that a negative book of remembrance will never be opened to you, in Jesus’ name.
Beloved, a terrible book of remembrance was opened to all men because of the sin of the first man and woman in Genesis 3:19:
In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
This terrible book of remembrance is re-echoed in Romans 3:23 and Romans 6:23. Beloved, the only way to escape the consequences of this terrible book of remembrance that was written because of the disobedience of our first parents is found in the last part of Romans 6:23:
…but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
God has provided only one way of escape from this terrible book of remembrance, and that way is Jesus Christ (John 14:6). Jesus’ blood was shed on the cross at calvary to write off the consequences of this terrible book of remembrance for everyone who accepts Him as their Lord and Saviour. Beloved, if you have not truly surrendered your life to Jesus, there is no way you can escape the ultimate consequence of this terrible book of remembrance, for the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ (Romans 6:23). Surrender all to Jesus today and commit to living a holy life if you are yet to do so. Only then can you experience the mercy of God and have the book of life opened to you.
I declare that every evil book of remembrance concerning you shall be shut down permanently from today, in Jesus’ name.
God has provided only one way of escape from the terrible book of remembrance and that way is Jesus Christ.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Hymn 19 – Rock of Ages, cleft for me
RCCG Open Heaven Devotional 17 January 2024 Message is 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.