Return on Seeds (2): Open Heaven, July 2, 2024

Open Heaven, July 2, 2024, Tuesday Daily Devotional by Pastor E. A. Adeboye: Return on Seeds (2)

 

Open Heaven 2 July 2024 TOPIC: Return on Seeds (2)

MEMORISE: “But others fell into good ground and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.” Matthew 13:8 (KJV)

READ: 1 Kings 17:8–16 (KJV)

8 And the word of the Lord came to him, saying,

9 Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongs to Zidon, and dwell there; behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee.

10 So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering of sticks, and he called to her and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.

SEEDS

11 And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand.

12 And she said, As the Lord thy God liveth, I have not a cake but a handful of meal in a barrel and a little oil in a cruse; and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress them for me and my son, that we may eat them and die.

13 And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said; but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son.

14 For thus saith the Lord God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, nor shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the Lord sends rain upon the earth.

15 And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days.

16 And the barrel of meal was not wasted, nor did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the Lord, which he spoke by Elijah.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Proverbs 12–14

Open Heaven 2 July 2024 Message

Yesterday, I discussed the importance of ensuring that you are sowing on good soil. Today, we will examine the returns to be expected from seeds even when they are planted on good soil. First, let us focus on sowing into a man of God’s life.

He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward, and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. (Matthew 10:41)

The spiritual hierarchy of the man of God you are sowing into will determine the level of returns you will get from your seeds. Some seeds will yield 30-fold, some 60-fold and some 100-fold. Your seeds might be planted on good soil, but the richer the soil, the higher the yield will be. In other words, the greater the spiritual height the fellow has reached, the greater the yield when you sow into his or her life. This is not to say that you should only sow into the lives of big men of God.

 

In fact, there are some so-called “small” men of God who have gone deeper into spiritual things than the popular ones; popularity is not a test of spirituality. Yes, it is good to sow into the lives of bishops, general Overseers and senior pastors, but you must also not neglect the pastor that is close to you today, especially when God instructs you to do so.

I must mention here that your seeds are really sown to honour God and not any man. You can only sow through a man of God, but the one you are really giving to is the God that the man represents. Thus, if you only sow into the lives of those you have identified as big men of God, you are clearly trying to manipulate God, and God cannot be manipulated. All His children have needs, and if it is Him you really care about when sowing your seeds, then you will sow everywhere you know that He wants to meet a need.

In Galatians 6:10, the Bible says that we should do good to all men, especially those of the household of faith. Don’t ignore the brother who is wearing a worn-out shoe to church while you go about changing the entire wardrobe of your pastor. If God has shown you a brother or sister’s need, you should meet that need in honour of the God he or she serves.

Open Heaven 2 July 2024 ACTION POINT

Sow into the life of a true child of God today.

Open Heaven 2, July 2024 HYMN 23: Take My Life and Let It Be

1: Take my life and let it be.
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee;
Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in ceaseless praise.
Let them flow in ceaseless praise.

2: Take my hands and let them move.
At the impulse of your love,
Take my feet and let them be.
Swift and beautiful for Thee,
Swift and beautiful for Thee.

3 Take my voice, and let me sing.
Always, only, for my King;
Take my lips and let them be.
Filled with messages from Thee,
Filled with messages from Thee.

4: Take my silver and my gold.
Not a mite would I withhold.
Take my intellect and use
Every power as Thou shalt choose,
Every power as Thou shalt choose.

5: Take my will and make it Thine;
It shall be no longer be mine.
Take my heart; it is Thine own.
It shall be Thy royal throne,
It shall be Thy royal throne.

6 Take my love; my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet is its treasure-store.
Take myself, and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee,
Ever, only, all for Thee.

Also Read: C.A.C Living Water Devotional Guide

 

PRAYER:

Lord Jesus, come into my life. I accept you as my Lord and personal savior. I believe in my heart that you died and rose from the dead to save me. Thank you, Lord, for saving me, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

 

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