Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
MEMORIZE: “To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:” (Col. 1:27).
READ: Colossians 1:26-28
“Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings” (Isaiah 3:10).
Are you a child of God, living right and pleasing God? If yes, do know for certain that it shall be well with you. Your future shall be glorious. It may be rough now but you shall end well. Why? It is because you have Jesus. Colossians 1:27 says, “To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:”. The Lord Jesus is the Hope of glory. In him is the height of glory. In Him are all riches you can ever imagine. Having Him and sustaining Him in you means that one day, the abundant riches that He has will be evident in your life. This is why if asked to choose between riches, honour, fame, power on one side, and Jesus Christ on the other side, the wisest choice would be Jesus Christ. As long as He abides in you, what He has—His glory, splendor, riches, fame, power, wisdom, etc. will definitely reflect in your life. This season, the Hope of glory will radiate in your life.
One implication of Jesus as the Hope of glory is that there is hope for the hopeless. Have you lost hope of making it out of that prison? As long as you have Jesus, there is hope for you. Are you thinking that that perennial sickness is permanent? No! As long as you have the Hope of glory, there is hope for you. Jesus is the Hope of glory manifest to destroy anything opposed to glory in your life. God created you to radiate His glory. Every glory-taker or glory-eater in your life shall be subdued this season. That situation causing shame, disgrace, failure or disappointment in your life shall be mopped up by the King of glory. To cause His glory to manifest in your life, provoke it by engaging in activities that give Him glory. Worship Him in spirit and in truth regularly. Win lots of souls to Him monthly. Engage your time to study His Word privately. Sow into His Kingdom by supporting parish-based projects. Pay your tithes, offerings and vows, and live a sin-free life.
Pray: Every glory-taker in my life, be destroyed by fire.
Bible in One year: Judg. 16-18.