Saturday, November 1, 2014

Open Heavens Devotional for Saturday November 1, 2014: HOW HIGH IS YOUR VOLTAGE?


Memorise: Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.  2 Corinthians 2:14

Read: 2 Corinthians 2:14-17
2:14 Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.
2:15 For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:
2:16 To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things?
2:17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.


The level of decadence in the world in these last days is on the increase, just as predicted in the Bible (Matthew 24:12). There is widespread acceptance of degenerate behaviours just like the Bible said it would be (2 Timothy 3:1-8). Believers that are still here on earth, seeing and hearing all these evil on a daily basis, no doubt have a responsibility of ensuring that they operate at a very high spiritual voltage level. A believer at a low spiritual voltage level, risks being overwhelmed by the moral and spiritual current of the world, with the potential of being swallowed up by same. Whereas, the expectation of the Lord is that our high voltage of righteousness would flow and overwhelm the decadence in the world. The pervasiveness and popularisation of obscene acts, requires that a child of God be spiritually hot at all times. Note that a continuous exposure to the same stimulus tends to gradually but steadily gain strength in eliciting a response, which eventually might lead to participation. There is therefore the need for a child of God to always put precautionary measures in place.

The current situation demands that you as a child of God must be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might (Ephesians 6:10-13). You must therefore ensure that you wholly apply yourself to the necessary spiritual discipline of prayers (Romans 12:12) and study of the word (James 1:21). You will also have to apply self-discipline in what you look at – you will do yourself a lot of good if you don’t fix your eyes on those seductively dressed daughters of Jezebel (Job 31:1). Self-discipline also has to be applied in the area of what you watch – what kind of programmes you watch on TV, how long you sit down watching the TV, what kind of places you go to when resorting/holidaying and what kind of friendship you keep (1 Corinthians 15:33).

Besides these, you should fellowship regularly with fellow believers. Do not keep away from this for too long. Be involved in your local church assembly. Remember the popular saying that says: it is the idle hands Satan engages? Make sure you particularly engage in soul winning. It will also serve you well to boldly and readily express your identity as a child of God in any new environment you find yourself.

Key Point: How high is your spiritual voltage? Let your speech and lifestyle always reflect your identity.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 KINGS 21:17-22:53; PROVERBS 20:4-17


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