Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Memorise: No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Matthew 6:24
Read: Matthew 6:22-24
God demands full commitment from all His children. If you say you are born again, then never stand in God’s way. Some years ago, I was invited by the Anglican Church to preach on any topic I was led to speak on. I decided to speak on salvation, sanctification and baptism in the Holy Spirit. One of the members came and asked: “If the wind wants to blow and somebody is blocking it, what will happen?” I replied, “Whoever is blocking the way will be uprooted”. Our God is sitting in Heaven and saying to you, “this is the deal”. Agree with Him and receive the benefit or reject the offer and be prepared for destruction. Psalms 33:8-11 says the whole world should fear Him because whatever He says stands.
In the Kingdom, there is no room for partial commitment. In Matthew 6:24, Jesus says it is impossible to serve two masters. Are you outwardly asking God for something but secretly trying other fetish powers? Repent and come out of such because God cannot be mocked. If God were grant that request, you would go and give thanks to the devil. God does not share His glory with anyone. What got Ananias and Sapphira into trouble was because they wanted to serve God half –heartedly (Acts 5:1-11). Even the Israelites were told in the wilderness to either go and possess the land or die in the wilderness (Numbers 14:20-32). The strength of the Roman Empire could be traced to their level of commitment. If while at the battle front any soldier displayed any sign of weakness, such a soldier was instantly killed by fellow soldiers. As a result, they conquered every nation they went to. What is your level of commitment to the King of kings? Are you one leg in, one leg out? Is your commitment dependent on how committed others are? To what extent have you obeyed the Lord’s commands? Is your spouse, child, parent, work or school making you decrease your commitment to God? Ask the Lord to help you. Beef up your commitment today. Put back the firewood you took off the altar of sacrifice and consecrate yourself afresh to the Lord and to His work.
The one who partially committed to God remains on a spot as long as the commitment is partial
Bible in one year: 1 Samuel 4-7