Open Heaven [Monday] 13 August 2018 Don’t Eat Your Destiny

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Open Heaven 13 August 2018: [Monday] Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Don’t Eat Your Destiny
DON’T EAT YOUR DESTINY – Monday August 13th 2018
Memorise: And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God. Luke 4:4
Read: Genesis 25:29-34 (KJV)

29 And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint:
30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.
31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.


33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.
34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.
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Bible in one year: Job 39-42, Matthew 19:13-30, Hymnal: Sing hymn 18

Message:-
Food can be very powerful. Adam and Eve lost their life of bliss, peace, abundance, glory and honour to food. It is rather unfortunate that many people today are still losing their great destiny to food.


Open Heaven 13 August 2018 Don’t Eat Your Destiny

 
It is amazing that in spite of the abundant food provided by God for Adam and Eve, they still developed an appetite for that which was forbidden. It is quirt easy to look at them now and judge them, but when you look at the world today and see how food is wrecking the lives of many, you will be shocked. To fast is the most difficult thing for some people because their belly has become their master, and even in some cases, their god (Philippians 3:19). When you read the account of how food destroyed Esau’s destiny and consider that the devil also tried to use food to destroy the destiny of our Lord, you will realise that addition to food can actually devastate a person’s life.
In Genesis 25:29-34, poor Esau had just returned from his hunting expedition with juicy bush meat. However, instead of settling down to prepare a meal with it, he lusted after Jacob’s pottage, which was ready to eat. Unknown to him, Jacob had been eyeing his privilege as the first born. It did not take Jacob much time to start bargaining with Esau for what he had always desired from birthright of the firstborn. Within a few minutes, they struck a bargain: Esau got the food he desired and Jacob went away with the privilege of the firstborn. By the time Esau realised that value of the birthright he sold for food, it was too late (Hebrews 12:16-17).
 

Open Heaven 13 August 2018: [Monday] Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye Don’t Eat Your Destiny

 
 It may sound unbelievable, but many ladies have sold their pride of virginity for food. Many housewives have become unfaithful to their husbands because of the generosity of a man who comes to their aid when there is no food at home. A good number of men are now polygamous because they could not control their appetite for the delicious meals of strange women. Beloved, here’s the good news: although the first Adam fell for food, the second Adam triumphed over the temptation of food brought by the same tempter (Luke 4:3-4). 



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As seen from Christ’s example, the only way to avoid falling into the devil’s temptation is to heed the word of God. If you will overcome the devil in the area of food, the end can never justify the means for you. As stone that is turned into bread will never digest if you happen to eat it; it’s just a lie designed by the devil to steal from you. So please, don’t eat your destiny. Rather, be guided by the word of God. A job you get by sleeping with the personnel manager will not last; it will only bring sorrow and great disappointment to your life. Be wise today.
Prayer Point
Father, please help me to value faithfulness to Your word above anything like food that represents a means of survival.
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.
Sing hymn 18
CONQUERORS AND
OVERCOMERS NOW
ARE WE
Conquerors and overcomers now
are we,
Thro’ the precious blood of Christ
we’ve victory
If the Lord be for us we can never
Fail,
Nothing ‘gainst His mighty powe
Can e’er prevail.
Chorus:
Conquerors are we, thr’o the blood of
Jesus
God will give us victory, thro’ the
blood of Jesus          
Through the Lamb for sinners slain,    
Yet who lives and reigns again,
More than conquerors are we,
More than conquerors are we.
In the name of Israel’s God we’ ll
Onward press,
Overcoming sin and all
Unrighteousness;
Not to us but unto Him the praise
Shall be,
For salvation and for blood bought
victory.
Unto Him that overcometh shall
be given,
Here to eat of hidden manna sent
from Heaven,
Over yonder He the victors palm
Shall bear,
And a robe of white, and golden
Crown shall wear.

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