Tuesday, February 8, 2011

START THAT CHAIN Wednesday 9 February

Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye

MEMORIZE: “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:10).

READ: Romans 10:13-15

G
od can use anyone. He does not discriminate. If you yield to Him, you will become a candidate of divine occupation. This year, the Lord will use you mightily in Jesus name. If you can simply obey God’s instructions, you will be dazed at the impact of your obedience. In Kingdom, there is a chain—a powerful network—that God wants sustained until Jesus comes. You are saved to save others. If we do this, by and by, the world will be reached for Christ.

A driver once led his female employer to Christ. Thereafter, this lady was miraculously healed of a sickness. In appreciation, she not only led her younger sister to Christ, but also donated a house to start a church in her hometown. Later, she gave out more houses until the RCCG was established in Port-Harcourt. Today, in Rivers State, Nigeria, we have about 1000 parishes, all because a driver witnessed Christ to his boss! Do you know that this driver has, by this singular act, become a spiritual father to many in that state? You may think that he was just fortunate, or lucky, but the truth is, there are several men and women like that woman who can run with the Kingdom vision and support it with all that is required. All God wants you to do is speak up, and He will do the rest. Do not ignore any opportunity you have to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with those you meet. You can start your chain today!

Moreover, God does use the righteous. In fact, the righteous are Heaven’s most preferred instruments. In Luke 1:5-6, we see God using Elizabeth and Zachariah who were declared blameless before God. Are you saved and living right before God? Yield yourself to God and you will become a mighty tool in His hands. According to Luke 8:13, God can transform the worst sinner into a saint and commission him or her to do an important and divine assignment. That was what happened to Mary—a former chief witch—who became a divine treasurer. No matter how bad you have been, if only you can confess your sins, forsake them, invite Jesus into your heart as Lord and Saviour, totally yield to Him and obey Him, He will cleanse you and begin to use you for Kingdom assignments.

ACTION POINT

In soul-winning, you may know the beginning of a chain but never know its end. Win a soul everyday.

Bible in One year:
Dan 4-6