Characteristics of a fake Christian

● They go to work early but come to Church late.

● They beg their boss when they err but threaten to leave Church whenever there is misunderstanding.

● They pay all their dues in the workplace but refuse pay tithe in the Church

● They buy costly things for their boss to get favour but can’t even buy airtime for their Pastor

● When they are not going to be in the office; they take permission ahead from their superior; but expect Pastor and elders to pay visits when they miss Church without notice.

● They fear and respect their boss than their Pastor and sometimes even more than God.

● When they are sick, they manage to go to work but they can not manage to come to Church.

● They take official query serious but handle divine rebuke with disdain.

● They tolerate their colleagues in the workplace but can not tolerate the brethren.

● They turn off their phones at workplace, but get offended at the Pastor if he is not closing at the stipulated time.

QUESTION: Look inward first;
1: Are You one of them?
2: Is there any in Your Church?
3: What can You do to help them please?

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*OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL*

*DATE: WEDNESDAY 29TH MAY 2019*

*THEME: YOU ARE VERY PRECIOUS.*

*MEMORISE:*

*But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light; 1 Peter 2:9*

*READ: 1 Corinthians 6:15-20*

*15 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.*

*16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.*

*17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.*

*18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.*

*19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?*

*20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.*

*MESSAGE*

*The abnormal use of a thing is what is referred to as abuse. It is unfortunate that many people abuse themselves in different ways. For example, it is an abnormal use of the body and mind when one works, works, and works without taking time to rest, all in a bid to maximize earnings and turnover. If you know how precious you are, you will not burn the candle of your life from both ends. Today, in 1 Corinthians 6:15, the Holy Spirit is asking you whether or not you realize that your body is a part of Christ. In order words, even the body we call ours actually belongs to Jesus Christ. This tells you how precious we are in the sight of the Lord. As children of God, we are so unique! That we are joined to God in one Spirit should gladden our hearts and make us shun any form of defilement. No wonder the Psalmist says in Psalm 139:14:*

*“ I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”*

*When we abuse our body, we are actually trampling under our feet a precious pearl the Lord gave to us, not only because we are created in His own image but also because He paid a high price to redeem us from the curse of sin and death. We are even much more precious than the first Adam, for we are bought with a price that cannot be valued.*

*Our Lord has called us out from darkness into the marvelous light of holiness, prosperity and great deliverance from the power of sin and Satan. We must therefore glorify God in our body and in our spirit man. We are like the beloved wife of a king. The queen does not comport herself in ways that would bring ridicule to the royal family, her husband particularly. Moreover, a queen does not tell lies because she has integrity. Sleeping around is a ridiculous thing to do as a Christian. Even if you are not married to any person, you are joined to Jesus Christ, who is the Husband of the Church. Beloved, do you know you are more valuable to God than angels? The Bible says you will even judge angels (1 Corinthians 6:3)! The fact that God has given you His Precious Holy Spirit as a deposit guaranteeing you of things to come should tell you how precious you are to Him (2 Corinthians 5:5). Even the angels are mystified by this great benevolence of God to us and by the fact that He has set us over the world to come (1 peter 1:12, Hebrews 2:5-8). Armed with this knowledge, if I were you, I would jealously guard my salvation, lest I lost my worth and become a castaway 91 Corinthians 9:27).*

*PRAYER POINT:*

*Father, open the eyes of my heart to always see that everything the devil and the world dangle at me pales in comparison to my value, in Jesus’ Name.*

*BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:* *Leviticus 13*
*Jeremiah 44:24-45:5*

*AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE*

*HYMN 4: 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 endless praise,
Let them flow in endless praise.
2.Take my hands and let them move
At the impulse of Thy 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 pow’r as Thou shalt choose,
Every pow’r as Thou shalt choose.

5. Take my will and make it Thine,
It shall be no longer 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 its treasure store.
Take myself and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee,
Ever, only, all for Thee.

*MEMORISE:*

*But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light; 1 Peter 2:9*

*READ: 1 Corinthians 6:15-20*

*15 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.*

*16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.*

*17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.*

*18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.*

*19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?*

*20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.*

*MESSAGE*

*The abnormal use of a thing is what is referred to as abuse. It is unfortunate that many people abuse themselves in different ways. For example, it is an abnormal use of the body and mind when one works, works, and works without taking time to rest, all in a bid to maximize earnings and turnover. If you know how precious you are, you will not burn the candle of your life from both ends. Today, in 1 Corinthians 6:15, the Holy Spirit is asking you whether or not you realize that your body is a part of Christ. In order words, even the body we call ours actually belongs to Jesus Christ. This tells you how precious we are in the sight of the Lord. As children of God, we are so unique! That we are joined to God in one Spirit should gladden our hearts and make us shun any form of defilement. No wonder the Psalmist says in Psalm 139:14:*

*“ I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”*

*When we abuse our body, we are actually trampling under our feet a precious pearl the Lord gave to us, not only because we are created in His own image but also because He paid a high price to redeem us from the curse of sin and death. We are even much more precious than the first Adam, for we are bought with a price that cannot be valued.*

*Our Lord has called us out from darkness into the marvelous light of holiness, prosperity and great deliverance from the power of sin and Satan. We must therefore glorify God in our body and in our spirit man. We are like the beloved wife of a king. The queen does not comport herself in ways that would bring ridicule to the royal family, her husband particularly. Moreover, a queen does not tell lies because she has integrity. Sleeping around is a ridiculous thing to do as a Christian. Even if you are not married to any person, you are joined to Jesus Christ, who is the Husband of the Church. Beloved, do you know you are more valuable to God than angels? The Bible says you will even judge angels (1 Corinthians 6:3)! The fact that God has given you His Precious Holy Spirit as a deposit guaranteeing you of things to come should tell you how precious you are to Him (2 Corinthians 5:5). Even the angels are mystified by this great benevolence of God to us and by the fact that He has set us over the world to come (1 peter 1:12, Hebrews 2:5-8). Armed with this knowledge, if I were you, I would jealously guard my salvation, lest I lost my worth and become a castaway 91 Corinthians 9:27).*

*PRAYER POINT:*

*Father, open the eyes of my heart to always see that everything the devil and the world dangle at me pales in comparison to my value, in Jesus’ Name.*

*BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:* *Leviticus 13*
*Jeremiah 44:24-45:5*

*AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE*

*HYMN 4: 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 endless praise,
Let them flow in endless praise.
2.Take my hands and let them move
At the impulse of Thy 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 pow’r as Thou shalt choose,
Every pow’r as Thou shalt choose.

5. Take my will and make it Thine,
It shall be no longer 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 its treasure store.
Take myself and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee,
Ever, only, all for Thee.

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Mark 14:17-24; Hebrews 8:6-7, 10-12

“This is my blood of the covenant which is poured out for many, he said to them” Mark 14:24.

Tech companies allow their buyers to trade their old phones for new ones by paying a token for the new ones. This is because there is always something fascinating about the new. Far more superior than phones, Jesus brought a new deal in our spiritual walk with God. The Israelites in their relationship with God were seeking to please God by keeping external rules and offering animal sacrifices.
Rather than bringing us an upgraded model, God sent Jesus His son who came and brought a perfect deal by dying on the cross. Unlike in the old version where we could struggle and rely on other people to know God, the Spirit of God who lives in our hearts teaches us and gives us the power to live as God wants. You receive this new deal when you trade your self – righteous efforts for God’s love and Spirit by simply asking Christ into your heart through faith. You have God’s promise to make you His people (Heb. 8:10). From then, the Holy Spirit works in your heart to love and obey God’s Word, makes you attractive character wise, leads you to join other believers in fellowship and gives you boldness to talk to others about Christ. As a believer, are you excelling in all these packages of the new deals?

Birthday Blessing: “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” Jeremiah 29:11.

RBT Passage: Job 25 – 30

“No better deal in life and beyond than Christ”. – Anonymous

Abundance Rain

*THEME: DIVINE RAIN*

*TEXT:1 Kings 18:41-45* *And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thee up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain.*
*So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the ** *earth, and put his face between his knees,*
*And said to his servant, Go up now, look toward the sea. And he went up, and looked, and said,* *There is nothing.up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down, that the rain stop thee not.*
*And it came to pass in the mean while, that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain.* *And Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel.*

What does the Bible say about abundance? Abundance is frequently mentioned in the Bible as something God offers to those who trust in Him. The Scripture says that God will provide an abundant life to those who “seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness.” Abundance in this sense means a life full of everything you need to sustain yourself in joy and purpose.

Rain is referred to as a blessing after a drought, a symbol of God’s love and teachings to spread over the world, and even as a flood to wash away the sins of a corrupt world!
Looking at the above scripture of Elijah and King Ahab,this is what God will do to many people,even He will deal with their unbelief,when the Prophet of God declares open heaven for abundance of Rain which means of blessings,whether you believe it or not God Will honour His Word.

Today the ground is thirsty,physical and spiritual drought every where,so there is need for us to experience abundant rain from Divine throne of God.
Now the abundance of Rain we are talking about is not just a liquid but something tangible, valuable,that God will do and people will see and know of true that it is “Divine Rain”
*Zechariah 10:1 Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; so the* *LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field.*
This is exactly what Elijah did; he only had one petition as he came before the Lord – “Lord, send the rain! Send the rain! Send the rain!

Believe me beloveth no matter how dry the land of your life maybe,no matter how hot the land of your life maybe,no matter the level of drought or famine you are experiencing in your finances, business, marriage, family etc.
There can still be abundance of Rain.
Exercise your faith like that of Elijah
And asked For Divine Rain today.

_PRAYER BULLETS

Father Lord thank you for the latter Rain

Oh Jesus I want to be soak in your abundance of Rain *THE APOSTOLIC FIRE AND MIRACLE MINISTRY*

*DAILY BREAKFAST*

*DATE:02/06/2019*

*THEME: DIVINE RAIN*

*TOPIC: ABUNDANCE RAIN(1)*

*TEXT:1 Kings 18:41-45* *And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thee up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain.*
*So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the ** *earth, and put his face between his knees,*
*And said to his servant, Go up now, look toward the sea. And he went up, and looked, and said,* *There is nothing.up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down, that the rain stop thee not.*
*And it came to pass in the mean while, that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain.* *And Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel.*

What does the Bible say about abundance? Abundance is frequently mentioned in the Bible as something God offers to those who trust in Him. The Scripture says that God will provide an abundant life to those who “seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness.” Abundance in this sense means a life full of everything you need to sustain yourself in joy and purpose.

Rain is referred to as a blessing after a drought, a symbol of God’s love and teachings to spread over the world, and even as a flood to wash away the sins of a corrupt world!
Looking at the above scripture of Elijah and King Ahab,this is what God will do to many people,even He will deal with their unbelief,when the Prophet of God declares open heaven for abundance of Rain which means of blessings,whether you believe it or not God Will honour His Word.

Today the ground is thirsty,physical and spiritual drought every where,so there is need for us to experience abundant rain from Divine throne of God.
Now the abundance of Rain we are talking about is not just a liquid but something tangible, valuable,that God will do and people will see and know of true that it is “Divine Rain”
*Zechariah 10:1 Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; so the* *LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field.*
This is exactly what Elijah did; he only had one petition as he came before the Lord – “Lord, send the rain! Send the rain! Send the rain!

Believe me beloveth no matter how dry the land of your life maybe,no matter how hot the land of your life maybe,no matter the level of drought or famine you are experiencing in your finances, business, marriage, family etc.
There can still be abundance of Rain.
Exercise your faith like that of Elijah
And asked For Divine Rain today.

_PRAYER BULLETS

Father Lord thank you for the latter Rain

Oh Jesus I want to be soak in your abundance of Rain IJNM

Father Lord today let my life experience your abundance of Rain IJNM

Oh ye Heaven of my life open and shower abundant rain on my me today IJNM

Abundant rain of God repay me all years of blessings I have lost to drought IJNM

Abundant Rain of promotion at every areas of my life fall on me now IJNM

Oh Lord open Heaven for a great shower over my life IJNM

*PROPHETIC DECLARATIONS*
Today by risen of the anointing,I prophesy to your life
Each time you hear Good Morning, Almighty will make it truly Good for you and your household. This Blessing will not be limited to Morning time only, but each moment of your Life, you’ll have reasons to Smile, Rejoice & Praise God.

Father Lord today let my life experience your abundance of Rain IJNM

Oh ye Heaven of my life open and shower abundant rain on my me today IJNM

Abundant rain of God repay me all years of blessings I have lost to drought IJNM

Abundant Rain of promotion at every areas of my life fall on me now IJNM

Oh Lord open Heaven for a great shower over my life IJNM

*PROPHETIC DECLARATIONS*
Today by risen of the anointing,I prophesy to your life
Each time you hear Good Morning, Almighty will make it truly Good for you and your household. This Blessing will not be limited to Morning time only, but each moment of your Life, you’ll have reasons to Smile, Rejoice & Praise God.
This shall forever be your Lot in the Mighty name of Jesus.

False witness

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A false witness shall perish: but the man that heareth speaketh constantly. (Prov 21:28)

The most difficult human being that gives the devil a serious headache, is a man that tries his best to be blameless. Such a man is too difficult for the devil to handle, all because the avenue to trap him is without basis and faultless. There is no ground to accuse him before his God! Therefore, when the devil knows that you are blameless like Daniel, he would try the second method, and that is called ” false witness”. He will begin to say what you have not done. This method is so powerful to the extent that Jesus himself was sentenced based on this method. Devil knows that he can’t find fault in our saviour, so he raised a false witness against him, of which they eventually succeeded with in killing Him. May the weapon of false witness lose their purpose on your life in Jesus name. That is why you must always pray like David in Psalms 27:12 “Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty”. God knows the power that lies behind false witness! He knows that it is one of the devil’s strategy to finish the righteous and the blameless, so he warns His people never to be like the devil in bearing false witness. Do you even know that the judgement for bearing false witness is death? Whatever you are not sure of, please don’t attest to it because it attracts a death penalty. You may not die physically, but I am sure it will lead to your eternal death. There are three ways a man can bear false witness. (1)This is to bear it AGAINST YOUR FELLOW MAN. It is a witness you are not sure about and yet you confirmed it, and it landed the man in trouble. (2) This is to bear it FOR YOUR FELLOW MAN. This is when you falsify an information in order to benefit or deliver a fellow. You may think its just to help him out of trouble, yet it shall be regarded as false witness. (3)This is to bear it FOR GOD. This is very critical, since it has to do with God! This form is so common among believers and most especially ministers of the gospel. They tend to say what God has not done in order to win souls for Christ. That is false witness for God. Whichever one a man falls into, the death penalty still remains the same. That is why we must learn to confess any sin that the Spirit convicts us about. It is wisdom not to drag with the Lord whenever He points your attention to a particular sin. Just confess it and ask him to forgive you, who can tell the last minute. Remember that any unconfessed sin has power to hinder one from entering the place of eternal rest. Don’t ever bear a witness that you are not sure of, as that will amount to false witness, and the penalty is death!

As I was studying today, I stumbled on this scripture, and the Lord said, “warn yourself and warn my people.” Let them stop bearing false witness for me, because it will result into death! What is this scripture that showed that it is possible to bear witness for God? In 1 Corinthians 15:15 “Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not” This is an analogy to caution you that, whenever you are not sure of what God has done, don’t say He has done it, that is false witness for God. I once fell into this, one day we invited a man of God to minster in our church and before his arrival, I had been telling the members what they should expect of God through the man. Just because I knew him briefly, I decided to encourage the members to be present, because the man was fire brand. On the day of the programme, I was surprised to see the Pastor drunk to stupor. He was drunk to the extent that several of the church members perceived it. Some of them came asking me whether it was still the same man I bore witness about. Immediately, I heard the Lord say, “You have borne a false witness for him”. Instantly I quickly say, “Lord I am sorry, I will not do it again.” In what way are you bearing false witness? Whether for man, God, or against man. It cannot be overlooked! God is not interested in our false package to earn him credit or to save us. Sin cannot bring salvation! Just declare what you know and leave the rest. Let your words be based on what you are sure of, and you shall bypass the death penalty of bearing false witness. God bless you.

Prayer: Oh God, please help me to avoid death penalty that comes as a result of bearing false witness, in Jesus name.

ONCE I WAS LOST IN SIN

  1. Once I was lost in sin, I had no peace within
    To save my weary soul, I knew not how
    Then Jesus came to me, and by his Grace I’m free
    And now it’s different, O-o-oh, so different now!

Chorus:
It’s different now, since Jesus saved my soul
It’s different now, by his blood I’m whole
Satan had to flee, when Jesus rescued me
And now it’s different, O-o-oh, so different now!
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IT’S DIFFERENT NOW

  1. ONCE I WAS LOST IN SIN, I HAD NO PEACE WITHIN, TO SAVE MY WEARY SOUL, I KNEW NOT HOW, BUT JESUS CAME TO ME AND BY HIS GRACE I’M FREE, NOW IT’S DIFFERENT, YES IT’S, OH, SO DIFFERENT NOW.

CHORUS:

IT’S DIFFERENT NOW SINCE JESUS SAVED MY
YES, IT’S DIF-‘RENT NOW

SOUL IT’S DIF-‘RENT NOW, SINCE BY HIS BLOOD I’M
SINCE HE SAVED MY SOUL YES, IT’S FIF-‘RENT NOW,

WHOLE OLD SATAN HAD TO FLEE, WHEN JESUS RESCUED ME
BY HIS BLOOD I’M WHOLE AH……………………..AH………………….

  1. I WENT TO CHURCH ONE DAY, TO HEAR THEM SING AND PRAY.
    THE PREACHER FIRMLY PLOWED THE GOSPEL PLOW. HE SAID YOU
    MUST REPENT, SO DOWN THE AISLE I WENT, NOW IT’S DIF-”RENT
    YES IT’S OH, SO DIF-‘RENT NOW

REPEAT CHORUS:

  1. SIN’S FETTERS HELD ME FAST, THE DYE WAS ALMOST CAST, MY
    PROUD AND HAUGHTY SPIRIT WOULD NOT BOW, BUT JUST ONE
    GLIMPSE OF HIM, IT BROKE THE POWER OF SIN, NOW IT’S DIF-‘RENT
    YES IT’S OH, SO DIF-‘RENT NOW

REPEAT CHORUS:

  1. AND NOW MY HOPES ARE BRIGHT, I PRAISE HIM DAY AND NIGHT,
    HOW HE COULD CHANGE ME SO, I KNOW NOT HOW, BUT PRAISE THE LORD IT’S DONE, THE VIC – T’RY NOW IS WON, NOW IT’S DIF’RENT, YES IT’S OH, SO DIF’RENT NOW