Open Heaven 7 April 2019 Sunday – HAVING EYES FULL OF ADULTERY
Open Heaven 7 April 2019 Memorise: Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: and heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: 2nd Peter 2:14
Read: Proverbs 6:27-35 Open Heaven 7 April 2019
27 Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?
28 Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned?
29 So he that goeth in to his neighbour’s wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent.
30 Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry;
31 But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house.
32 But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.
33 A wound and dishonour shall he get; and his reproach shall not be wiped away.
34 For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.
35 He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.
Open Heaven 7 April 2019
Bible in one year: James 1-5, Jeremiah 13:1-14
Hymnal: Sing hymn 4
Message: – Open Heaven 7 April 2019 Sunday Daily Devotional
When you glance through the news headlines these days, you will realize that we live in perilous times where the sanctity of marriage means nothing to a lot of people. We are daily inundated with news of men and women committing adultery on an unprecedented scale. However, as children of God, we should not be surprised, because the Holy Spirit already warned us that this would happen. While teaching on the perilous times that would come in the last days, He said to us in 2nd Timothy 3:6:
“For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts”
The increase in adultery is therefore a pointer to us that we are indeed in the last days. The reason why the Holy Spirit forewarned us of this is not just to keep us informed, but also to keep us in check from falling into the snare of the devil in this area. Speaking on God’s standard on marriage for us, the Holy Spirit says in Hebrews 13:4
“Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.”
Open Heaven 7 April 2019 Sunday
Be warned that God’s standard is not the same as the standard of the world, and that what is acceptable to the world is not acceptable to God. Adultery is the result of character erosion that does not happen in one day. It is the product of hidden lusts in the heart which were not dealt with. No wonder the Lord said in Matthew 5:28:
“But I say unto you, that whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.”
Adultery always starts as a suggestion from the devil or his
agents, which if harboured in the heart of a fellow, snowballs into events
which catastrophic consequences. One of the means by which the devil deposits
such evil suggestions into the heart of a person is through the eye.
This is the reason why today’s memory verse speaks of having eyes full of adultery, which refers to wearing a look that projects a promiscuous identity. It also means communicating sexual attraction, unholy intention or immoral interest with the eyes or face. It could also mean having a warped mind that reads sensual or erotic desire into members of the opposite sex, no matter how modestly dressed they are. Irrespective of the form it takes, the key thing is that a child of God should never yield to the suggestions of the devil (1st Peter 5:8-9). How are you faring in this regard?
Prayer Point – Open Heaven 7 April 2019
Father, grant me the grace to constantly mortify the deeds of the blood through fasting and prayer, so that your Spirit may operate freely without hindrance in my life.
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