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Open Heaven Devotional January 20, 2021 – MCY: Rebellion Against Authority

MCY: Rebellion Against Authority

Open Heaven Devotional January 20, 2021 – MCY: Rebellion Against Authority

Open Heaven Devotional January 20, 2021 – MCY: Rebellion Against Authority

Dearly beloved welcome to Open Heaven Devotional January 20, 2021 titled MCY: Rebellion Against Authority written by Pastor E.A Adeboye. Be blessed and inspired by today’s reading.

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TOPIC: MCY: REBELLION AGAINST AUTHORITY

MEMORISE: “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.” – Romans 13:1

READ: Romans 13:1-3 (KJV)

1. Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God; the powers that be are ordained of God.

2. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God; and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

3. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same;

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‘RA’ in our equation for Resistance in the “Mathematics of Christ in You” (MCY) series which we started on January 11, stands for Rebellion against Authority. Some ‘Christians’ feel they are too big to do God’s work because they are educated. Some refuse to obey their Father-in-the-Lord and still expect to get the best from him. Listen, nothing can flow from him until you submit to his authority.

There is a difference between submission and cooperation. You cooperate when the instruction is convenient, but submit whether it is convenient or not. Some ‘believers’ resist the authority of the government, their supervisors or spouses. Christ cannot dwell in rebellious souls. Rebellion is as witchcraft. (1 Samuel 15:23) says: For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry…

It is better not to make any sacrifices to God than to do so in disobedience. You should not pay your tithe and refuse to pay your tax. For example, when you knowingly break traffic laws because you want to get to Church early, God will not accept that kind of sacrifice. No matter how big you are, you have a leader. If you are the General Overseer of your Church, the President of the association of Christian leaders to which you belong is your leader.

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If you are the president of the Christian Association in your country, there is a president of the land who (1 Peter 2:17) says you must honour. If you are the president of your country, there is a union of Presidents in your continent and that union has a leader you are expected to obey. On the other hand, a President can have a Father-in-the-Lord he is to submit to, just like the King of Israel who called Elisha “My father” In (2 Kings 6:21-23).

The Father-in-the-Lord too could have leaders he must continue to honour, no matter how great he has become. If you look very closely, you would see that there is an authority figure you are to submit to even if you are a ‘big man’ in your own right. If you rebel against those God has put in authority over you, then Christ cannot dwell and operate in you as He would want to.

PRAYER POINT: Pray that everything that can limit the measure of Christ in you should become zero. Later in the year, we will dedicate a whole day to pray for the full measure of Christ.

HYMNAL: HYMN 1 – ALL HAIL THE POWER OF JESUS’ NAME!

1. All hail the power of Jesus’ Name!
Let angels prostrate fall;
Bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown Him Lord of all.
Bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown Him Lord of all.

2. Let highborn seraphs tune the lyre,
and as they tune it, fall
Before His face Who tunes their choir,
and crown Him Lord of all.
Before His face Who tunes their choir,
and crown Him Lord of all.

3. Crown Him, ye morning stars of light,
Who fixed this floating ball;
Now hail the strength of Israel’s might,
and crown Him Lord of all.
Now hail the strength of Israel’s might,
and crown Him Lord of all.

4. Crown Him, ye martyrs of our God,
who from His altar call;
Extol the Stem of Jesse’s rod,
and crown Him Lord of all.
Extol the Stem of Jesse’s rod,
and crown Him Lord of all.

5. Ye seed of Israel’s chosen race,
ye ransomed from the fall,
Hail Him Who saves you by His grace,
and crown Him Lord of all.
Hail Him Who saves you by His grace,
and crown Him Lord of all.

6. Hail Him, ye heirs of David’s line,
Whom David Lord did call,
The God incarnate, Man divine,
and crown Him Lord of all,
The God incarnate, Man divine,
and crown Him Lord of all.

7. Sinners, whose love can ne’er forget
the wormwood and the gall,
Go spread your trophies at His feet,
and crown Him Lord of all.
Go spread your trophies at His feet,
and crown Him Lord of all.

Thank you for reading Open Heaven Devotional January 20, 2021 – MCY: Rebellion Against Authority. Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus!

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