Open Heavens 11 October 2017: Wednesday daily devotional by Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Be of good cheer

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Open Heavens 11 October 2017:
Wednesday daily devotional by Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Be of good cheer, 
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BE OF GOOD CHEER– Wednesday October 11th
2017
Memorise: A merry heart maketh
a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
Proverbs 15:13
Read: Matthew 14:23-27 (KJV)

14:23 And
when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray:
and when the evening was come, he was there alone.


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14:24 But
the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was
contrary.
14:25 And
in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.
14:26 And
when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It
is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.
14:27 But
straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not
afraid.
 Bible in one year: 1st Corinthians
15-16, Daniel 5:13-28, Hymn: Sing hymn 4
MESSAGE:
The
message in today’s memory verse is food for thought for those children of God
who think that being sorrowful or morose is a Christian virtue. A gloomy spirit
is of the devil, who wants us to be in sorrow continually. Open Heaven 11
October 2017: Wednesday daily devotional by Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Be of good
cheer.  In contrast to this, God wants
all His children to be happy. The Holy Spirit in Isaiah 61:3 said that God gives
joy to the sorrowful:

“To appoint unto them that mourn
in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the
garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees
of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.” 
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The
Lord Jesus Christ, who came to demonstrate the nature and the character of God,
read the above scripture in a synagogue on a certain day, and He declared:
“This day is this scripture fulfilled in
your ears.”
Luke
4:21b
By
this declaration, as a child of God, you should not live in sorrow any more.

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All
through the course of Jesus’ earthly ministry, one statement that was common
with Him was, “Be of good cheer”. In other words, “Have a merry heart”. He
continually said this because He knew that a merry heart results in a smiling
face and is like medicine to the body and soul (Proverbs 15:13, Proverbs 17:22).
For example, John
16:33
, Jesus told the disciples to be of good cheer because He had
overcome the world. This means that, as children of God, we should not go about
in life wearing a sorrowful face in self-pity – not even when we are confronted
with the challenges of life. In the story of the man afflicted with the palsy,
Jesus told him to be of good cheer because his sins were forgiven (Matthew 9:2).
In other words, “Son,Click here yesterday’s message, I shall not be poor although your sins brought this sickness to your life,
you are now forgiven, and you are made whole.” I prophesy to you today,
irrespective of the agonising condition your past life has brought into your
present, the Lord will redeem you today. You are forgiven by the power of the
atonement of Jesus Christ, and you will be happy again in Jesus’ Name. In
today’s Bible reading, the disciples were in the midst of the sea and its waves
tossed them here and there. In the midst of palpable fear and despair, Jesus
came to them and rebuked their faithlessness, before rebuking the destructive
wind. He then encouraged them to be of good cheer. In like manner, the Lord is
speaking to you today that you will not drown in that situation. Be cheerful
because Emmanuel is with you. Open Heaven October 12 2017 Message Your joy shall come, and it shall come in full
measure in Jesus’ Name.
Prayer Point:
Father, flood my heart with
unspeakable joy today and for ever more.

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 Church in the world and
also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries. Open
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