Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
MEMORIZE: “For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.” (John 3:20).
READ: John 3:19-21
God has a timetable which we have to conform with if we are to get to where He is taking us. So, according to Isaiah 60:1, we should arise because there is a link between time and destiny. The preacher also understood this relationship hence, he writes in Ecclesiastes 9:11, “I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all”. This season, the Lord will use the elements of time and chance to favour and push you into your destiny in Jesus name.
Apart from having a link with time, there is also a link between destiny and light. Until light appears, destiny remains concealed and buried. In today’s reading, Jesus called light a ‘revealer’ or and ‘exposer’. People who willfully engage in evil deeds strive to avoid the light so that their secrets are not exposed. This is one reason some people keep away from Bible believing churches. They prefer to stay or ‘hide’ in places where nobody will condemn their adultery, fraudulent activities and lies. They remain in ‘dead’ churches where the pastor or priest has several wives to himself so he cannot ever speak against polygamy. It is either your sins are exposed now and you face a little shame, but still have opportunity to make amends, or they are exposed to the whole world on the judgement day but you will be unable to make amends. The choice is yours!
On the other hand, if you are doing good, you will not be afraid of the light. Light exposes and when it reveals your good works, you will be commended. When Isaiah 60:1 said your ‘light has come’, it means the time of your revelation or manifestation has come. According to Luke 1:79-80, until the time of revelation, our Lord Jesus Christ remained in the desert. When this time comes, what is revealed? Your destiny! Has your destiny been covered or hidden? It shall contact the light of Christ and your potentials shall manifest. You shall be brought to your high places. This season, God’s glory shall alight upon you and you shall shine forth. Everything dimming the brightness of your glory shall be destroyed. You shall reach your goal. You shall fulfil your destiny!
Ensure you are on God’s side in all your actions.
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