Open Heaven 17th Of May 2020 Sunday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – The Sure Foundation
Topic: The Sure Foundation (Open Heaven 17th Of May 2020)
Memorise: Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, the Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let everyone that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. 2nd Timothy 2:19
Read: Matthew 7:21-27 (KJV)
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
Open Heavens 17th Of May 2020 Sunday MESSAGE
“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
I cannot overstate the importance of the word of God in the life of a believer. Romans 10:14-17 emphasizes this and also reveals the need of preachers in the world today. We need witnesses so faith of people can be built on the sure foundation of the world of God.
Today, while some preachers minister as oracle of God; others do so as orators – teaching human philosophy and traditions of men. Paul warned against this in 1st Timothy 1:4-7 and Titus 1:14. Today’s memory verse tells us clearly why we must be careful of any teaching that does not warn against sin. Such is not from God.
Open Heavens 17 May 2020: [Sunday] – The Sure Foundation
Living by this foundation keeps you from sin. Today’s Bible reading has many lessons from us.
- First, it is wisdom to walk according to the word of God. Some people will say the Bible is too old to offer solutions to the present world issues but what did Jesus say concerning the word of God? He said “For verily, I say unto you, till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled” (Matthew 5:18).
- There will be trials and persecutions against your faith. However, God’s word is a sure anchor. Jesus assures that a house built on the sure foundation of the word of God shall stand.
- It is foolishness to equate the word of man with the word of God. The word of man has no sure foundation; therefore, any house built on human philosophy will crumble in the face of a storm.
Open Heavens 17th Of May 2020 Sunday: Action Point
Beloved, are you building your house of faith on the solid and infallible word of God or on the sandy soil of the ideology of man? Think about it now and take a decision to walk only by God’s word.
Decide that from today, you will be more devoted to studying the word of God and living by it.
Open Heavens Daily Devotional Lessons was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical Churches in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.