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OPEN HEAVEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR TODAY, TUESDAY 18TH FEBRUARY 2020: HOSPITALITY, A DUTY FOR ALL CHRISTIANS

HOSPITALITY: A DUTY FOR ALL CHRISTIANS (DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE)

MEMORY VERSE: 1 Peter 4:9
Use hospitality one to another without grudging.

READ: 1 PETER 4:9-10 (KJV)

9. Use hospitality one to another without grudging.
10. As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.



#MESSAGE


The central message of Christianity is love, so much when Jesus was asked what the greatest commandment was, He answered:

“...thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. 

And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” – Matthew 22:37-40 

Hospitality is the duty of every Christian and in fact should be our way of life. See every encounter you have with people as an opportunity to show forth the love of God.

Help people.

You should never be rude or unaccommodating to anyone.

God expects you to be hospitable to anyone you come across.

In Genesis 18:17, God who says He wouldn’t do anything without first telling His friend Abraham did not send angels to him directly. He only asked them to take the route through Abraham’s house at the time he would be outside.

He expected that Abraham would call the angels in and host them. Being a true child of God, he did not disappoint his Father.

Imagine, he hosted angels! (Genesis 18:1-16) Many Christians have missed their blessings because they were not as hospitable as they should have been.

That sweaty fellow you did not offer a bottle of water could have been the key to your prayers being answered.

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OPEN HEAVEN 19 FEBRUARY 2020 WEDNESDAY: RESPOND WITH LOVE

Many of us are hospitable to our guests, which is good, but we can actually do better.

Have you considered the widow on your street, the beggar on your way home and other disadvantaged people around you?

I must add that hospitality is not limited to giving out material things.

It could also be shown through warmth and friendliness to people – a word of encouragement or just a smile.

From today, decide to be a true Christian and be hospitable to everyone you come across. God will bless you for it.

KEY POINT:

God wants you to be hospitable; don’t disappoint Him.


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: LEVITICUS 16-18



HYMNAL:

SING HYMN 20 – NEARER, MY GOD TO THEE 

1. Nearer, my God to Thee, Nearer to Thee; 
E’en though it be a cross 
That raiseth me, 
Still all my song shall be, 
Nearer, my God, to Thee, (2ce) 
Nearer to Thee! 

2. Though, like the wanderer, 
The sun gone down, 
Darkness be over me, 
My rest a stone, 
Yet in my dreams I’d be 
Nearer, my God, to Thee, (2ce)
Nearer to Thee! 

3. There let the way appear 
Steps unto heaven; 
All that Thou send’st to me In mercy given; 
Angels to beckon me 
Nearer, my God, to Thee, (2ce) 
Nearer to Thee! 

4. Then with my waking thoughts 
Bright with Thy praise, 
Out of my stony griefs 
Bethel I’ll raise; 
So by my woes to be 
Nearer, my God, to Thee, (2ce) 
Nearer to Thee! 

5. Or if on joyful wing 
Cleaving the sky, 
Sun, moon, and stars forgot, 
Upward I fly,
 Still all my song shall be, 
Nearer, my God, to Thee, (2ce) 
Nearer to Thee! 




PRAYER POINTS: 

Father, thank You for Your amazing grace made available to me all the time, Thank You Jesus! 

Father, thank You for this blessed new dawn and grace of life Lord Jesus, thank You for the forgiveness of sin and Your blood shed for the salvation of my soul.

 Lord Jesus, ignite in me the love that never judge others but relate and see them just as You do, in Jesus’ Name

 Lord Jesus, remove every unforgiveness out of my life that will limit the love I have for others or that people have for me.

Lord Jesus, remove every hurt that is masking my ability to love and show love in the capacity You have given me, in Jesus’ Name 

Father, please teach me to be like You in all my ways. Teach me to extend Your gracious love to anyone I will come accross, in Jesus’s Name 

Father, Teach me kindness, gentleness, generosity, and to be giving, forgiving, loving and caring, in Jesus’s Name 

Father, please teach me to follow Your humble footsteps and let pride of any form not consume me, in Jesus’s Name 

Father, please, guide me to the place You want me to be, take control of me and my household, in Jesus’s Name.

Father, mold and shape me into the person I’m destined to become, in Jesus’s Name.

Lord Jesus, thank You for the spiritual understanding giving to me each and everyday to handle situation and live above the ability of man, in Jesus’ Name 

Lord Jesus, I ask for grace to share these spiritual messages, prayers and declarations I receive here daily with others, in Jesus’ Name 

Father, through this platform, you shall bring many to Christ and for the salvation of their souls, in Jesus’ Name 

Father, bless your son, Pastor E.A.Adeboye; let every tongue that should rise against him in judgement be condemned till eternity, in Jesus’ name. 

Father, bless the intercessory team, that You have been using to prepare these prayer points, beyond measures, and all those who have been rebroadcasting them, in Jesus’ name. 

Father, let every challenge, hindrance and obstacle of getting these prayer points across to Your children, timely, and on daily basis be removed, in Jesus’ name. 

Your Personal petitions. ( Philippians 4:6) 

In Jesus’ name I pray. (John 14:13-14; 15:16) 

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