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OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR SUNDAY 11TH OF OCTOBER, 2020 : BE WISE: WIN SOULS

THEME: BE WISE: WIN SOULS


MEMORISE: Proverb 11:30

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.


BIBLE READING: Matthew 28:18-20

18.  And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

19.  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

20.  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.


MESSAGE:



God wants you to be involved in winning souls. That is why He did not take you to Heaven immediately after you became born again. Like Christ, your aim should be toseek and to save that which is lost (Luke 19:10). May God enable you to fulfil that Heavenly mandate in the mighty name of Jesus.The world may regard great scholars, powerful rulers and rich business tycoons as wise; however, Solomon, the wisest man that ever lived, says in todays memory verse that he who wins souls is wise. 

*“... and he that winneth souls is wise.”*

Proverbs 11:30 - If winning of souls is wisdom, then the refusal to win souls is definitely foolishness. If as a preacher you dont win souls, you are in the category of the foolish. While you may never get on the pulpit, if your lifestyle makes a sinner accept Jesus, you are in the category of the wise. Everything you do must point people to Jesus. You may be an usher, chorister or even a member of the prayer band; you are not wise until you engage in the best occupation on earth - to seek and to save that which is lost.

What is the wisdom in soul-winning? While every human achievement and reward will be left behind when we leave this world, souls are everlasting; they will live forever in eternity. There is no occupation more noble than plucking souls from the path to hell and transporting them safely to Heaven.Soul-winning glorifies God and guarantees you a great legacy. All of Gods creation glorify Him but none more so than a new creature made in the image of Christ. It takes wisdom to win souls. So many things keep souls in the bondage of the devil  pride, lust, the pleasures of this world, unbelief and so on. It takes divine wisdom to be deliberate about leading others to Christ. May you receive grace to be wise, in the mighty name of Jesus.


HYMN: I AM THINE OH LORD

1. I am Thine O Lord I have heard Thy voice

And it told Thy love to me

But I long to rise in the arms of faith

And be closer drawn to Thee


Chorus:

Draw me nearer, nearer, blessed Lord 

To the cross where Thou hast died 

Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer, blessed Lord 

To Thy precious, bleeding side


2. Consecrate me now to Thy service, Lord

By the pow'r of grace divine

Let my soul look up with a steadfast hope

And my will be lost in Thine


3.Oh, the pure delight of a single hour

That before Thy throne I spend

When I kneel in prayer, and with Thee, my God

I commune as friend with friend


4.There are depths of love that I cannot know

Till I cross the narrow sea

There are heights of joy that I may not reach

Till I rest in peace with Thee.


REFLECTION:

Are you amongst the wise who win souls or the foolish who do not?


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:

Matthew 11:1-30

AUTHOR: PASTOR E.A. ADEBOYE

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