Open Heaven 28 September 2018 Friday – He Will Surely Remember
Open Heaven 28 September 2018 Memorise: And the king said, what honour and dignity hath been done to mordecai for this? Then said the King’s servant that ministered unto him, There is nothing done for him. Esther 6:3
Bible Reading : Esther 6:1-12 Open Heaven 28 September 2018
1 On that night could not the king sleep, and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king.
2 And it was found written, that Mordecai had told of Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king’s chamberlains, the keepers of the door, who sought to lay hand on the king Ahasuerus.
3 And the king said, What honour and dignity hath been done to Mordecai for this? Then said the king’s servants that ministered unto him, There is nothing done for him.
4 And the king said, Who is in the court? Now Haman was come into the outward court of the king’s house, to speak unto the king to hang Mordecai on the gallows that he had prepared for him.
5 And the king’s servants said unto him, Behold, Haman standeth in the court. And the king said, Let him come in.
6 So Haman came in. And the king said unto him, What shall be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honour? Now Haman thought in his heart, To whom would the king delight to do honour more than to myself?
7 And Haman answered the king, For the man whom the king delighteth to honour,
8 Let the royal apparel be brought which the king useth to wear, and the horse that the king rideth upon, and the crown royal which is set upon his head:
9 And let this apparel and horse be delivered to the hand of one of the king’s most noble princes, that they may array the man withal whom the king delighteth to honour, and bring him on horseback through the street of the city, and proclaim before him, Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delighteth to honour.
10 Then the king said to Haman, Make haste, and take the apparel and the horse, as thou hast said, and do even so to Mordecai the Jew, that sitteth at the king’s gate: let nothing fail of all that thou hast spoken.
11 Then took Haman the apparel and the horse, and arrayed Mordecai, and brought him on horseback through the street of the city, and proclaimed before him, Thus shall it be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honour.
12 And Mordecai came again to the king’s gate. But Haman hasted to his house mourning, and having his head covered.
Open Heaven 28 September 2018
Bible in one year: Isaiah 13-15, Mark 14:32-52
Message: Open Heaven 28 September 2018 Friday Daily Devotional
One characteristic attribute of our Father in heaven is that He remembers details of past, present and future events. For this reason, it is dangerous to be part of bad events which He has noted down for judgement because He will surely remember (1 Samuel 15:2-3). The good thing is that He will surely remember your good works also. Today’s Bible reading narrates a classic example or remembrance of good works. On the night before the day when Haman intended to get the King’s permission to hang Mordecai, the God who specialises in remembering and recompensing good deeds took sleep away from the eyes of King Ahasuerus, and he could not sleep no matter how hard he tried. Naturally, when a person cannot sleep, he or she tries to find something to do. The Lord used this to lead Ahasuerus to open the book of records for Mordecai’s sake. The king found in it that Mordecai had been instrumental to foiling an assassination plot against him. He then asked a question, which should serve as food for thought:
“What honour and dignity has been done to Mordecai for this?”
There is one fundamental lesson that every person, especially children of God, must learn here. It is imperative to always remember every good deed people do to us. A proverb in my native language says
“Failure to appreciate good deeds is like daylight robbery.”
I pray that your good works of many years shall be remembered this season, and you shall be honoured in Jesus’ Name. Beloved, learn from the experience of Mordecai that God will always cause people to repay your good deeds. In this regard, the Lord said in Luke 6:38a:
” Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measures, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give unto your bosom.”
What the Lord is saying here is that God will compel men, even when they are not willing to bless you for your good deeds. The interesting aspect of Mordecai’s story is that the fellow who wanted to get permission to kill him came into the palace court just at the nick of time to be used by the king in honoring this same Mordecai. I pray once again that your enemies shall become your stepping stones to glory in Jesus’ Name. I just want to encourage you to be addicted to the good works (Romans 12:9). Many children of God block their way to glory and honour because they are bankrupt of good deeds , even though they are born again. Beloved, good deeds are proof of your encounter with the Master who Himself went about doing good (Acts 10:38, James 2:18).
Prayer Point – Open Heaven 28 September 2018
Father, help me to combine good works with my faith so that I may be like you indeed. Also, please remember me for the past good deeds your Holy Spirit has helped me sow in people’s lives.
Open Heaven 28 September 2018 Hymn 6
Hymn 6 – Deeper, Deeper
Deeper, deeper in the love of Jesus
Daily let me go;
Higher, higher in the school of wisdom,
More of grace to know.
O deeper yet, I pray,
And higher every day,
And wiser, blessed Lord,
In Thy precious, holy Word.
Deeper, deeper, blessed Holy Spirit,
Take me deeper still,
Till my life is wholly lost in Jesus,
And His perfect will.
Deeper, deeper! though it cost hard trials,
Deeper let me go!
Rooted in the holy love of Jesus,
Let me fruitful grow.
Deeper, higher, every day in Jesus,
Till all conflict past,
Finds me conqu’ror, and in His own image
Perfected at last.
Deeper, deeper in the faith of Jesus,
Holy faith and true;
In His pow’r and soul exulting wisdom
Let me peace pursue.
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