Saturday, 25 June 2016
Open Heavens 25 June 2016: Saturday daily devotional by Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Peculiar People
Topic: Peculiar People [Saturday 25, June 2016]
Memorise: Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. – 1 John 3:1
Read: 1 John 3:1-7 (KJV)
1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.
6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.
7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
Bible in One Year: Acts 6-7, Song of Solomon 1:1-10
Are you still in charge of your life or have you surrendered everything to God? Are you still special before God or have you travelled the path of rebellion and self-government? Exodus 19:5 says:
“Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:”
Those who are peculiar to God usually appreciate the privilege of being called children of God. They will always want to obey the voice of God and walk in His ways. May you not reject God in Jesus’ name. The moment a person rejects God, goodness and mercy will never come across the path of such a person. As a peculiar person, you will never experience the trouble those in the world are experiencing because you are special to God. As you trust God in all your ways, you will always be exempted from the evil that befalls those who take over the affairs of their lives through self-government.
Peculiar people cannot go where others go. They cannot wear the kind of body revealing clothes that others wear; they will not fall in love and out of love like others do because they are governed by the love of God. They will not sleep when they are to be working, they will not be feast while they are to fast. Total submission to the will of the Almighty God is what makes an individual peculiar. Those who are peculiar have become grafted to Christ and they don’t know what crisis are all about because their God controls situations and circumstances in their favour. You are not like the others, you are special before God, and only Him can help you show forth the glory He has put inside of you. As a peculiar person, your ears are programmed to hear Him.
“And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, this is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand and when ye turn to the left” – Isaiah 30:21
You will have an undeniable access to the secret of God for yourself and the benefit of others. God has created every one of us with great potentials, but unfortunately, some people do not realise these potentials because they refuse to submit their lives to the Creator. Becoming peculiar starts from knowing the Lord Jesus and discovering your purpose in life, you leave the level of being just a believer and you move into the realm of son-ship. At this level, you become empowered for exploits and you begin to fulfil destiny in grand-style.
Key Point: Every peculiarity in life begins in Christ.
Open Heavens Daily Devotional guide was 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.
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