July 30, 2021 Open Heaven Devotional : Topic – The Marks Of The Lord Jesus
Topic: The Marks Of The Lord Jesus
Memorise: From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus. – Galatians 6:17
Read: Titus 2:11-15
- For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
A mark can be described as an impression, a distinguishing trait or quality. Every genuine child of God bears some mark within them that identifies him or her as a child of God.
“The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.” “Romans 8:16”
One distinguishing traitor quality that indicates ownership by the Lord Jesus is holiness which produces faithfulness and other Christian virtues. Every one belonging to Christ is expected to be holy in order to exhibit His characteristics. Faithfulness is another hallmark of a Christian carrying the mark of Jesus. This results in our steadfastness in prayer, tithes and offerings, studying the word of God, our marital relationships, general human relations and our service to God. God expects you as His child to be faithful to Him, yourself and others.Christ came to do the perfect will of God for His life. Hebrews 10:7 says:
“Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.”
Anything that brings shame or reproach to the name of the Lord is not His will for your life. Are you passionate about the things of God? Do you obey the Bible which is the written word of God? Love is another mark of the Lord Jesus. John 13:1 says:
“Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.”
Indicators of love include endurance, kindness, selflessness, humility, self-discipline and purity. Love subdues pride and vain glory; It is not puffed up with conceit. It is not insolent, neither does it despise others, trample on them, nor treat them with contempt and scorn. Love is selfless, the complete opposite of selfishness. It cannot harbour malice, neither can it plan evil.Holiness and love are two marks of the Lord Jesus Christ.Do you bear these marks?
Father, please let the marks of the Lord Jesus be evident in my life, for Your glory .
Bible in One Year
Psalms 90:1-17 , Psalms 91:1-16 , Psalms 92:1-15
Hymns – Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
- Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning
our song shall rise to thee.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!
Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee,
casting down their golden crowns
around the glassy sea;
cherubim and seraphim
falling down before thee,
who wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.
Holy, holy, holy!
Though the darkness hide thee,
Though the eye of sinful man
thy glory may not see,
Only thou art holy;
there is none beside thee
Perfect in pow’r, in love, and purity.
Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
All thy works shall praise
thy name in earth and sky and sea.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!RCCG Open Heaven 30th July 2021 Today Devotional Guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries