Memorise: And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. Genesis 1:3
READ: James 1:17 Open Heaven 17 January 2022
17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
Open Heaven 17th January 2022
Bible In One Year: Genesis 49-Exodus 1
MESSAGE: – Open Heaven 17 January 2022 Monday Daily Devotional
“Let there be light” could mean “Let the darkness of sin disappear” because sin is a terrible form of darkness. No one can possess the pure light except from God, the Father of lights. The reason is that man was sold to the darkness of sin as a result of the fall at Eden. However, God provided salvation for mankind through His only begotten Son Jesus Christ.
This is why the Bible says: Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. – (John 8:12). The above Scripture simply means that the cure for the darkness of sin is Jesus Christ. Have you been wallowing in the darkness of sin? This New Year can make the difference if you will accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour – believing in salvation by His blood (Matthew 1:21).
You may claim to have Jesus as your Saviour but have you surrendered to His Lordship? Give the totality of your life to Him today and allow Him to take charge of everything that concerns you (Matthew 11:28-29).
One important thing to do in order to step out of darkness is to confess one’s sins and surrender all to Jesus Christ. The Bible says that if we say we have no sin we are just deceiving ourselves (1 John 1:8), but if we will swallow our pride, confess and decide to forsake our sins, God will forgive us – meaning that the light of God will overshadow us.
One sign that indicates we have God’s light in us is when we shine, and we cannot shine with sin dwelling within us. We are only able to shine when Jesus rules over our lives. Jesus is the Light and those who live by His standards have His light within them. This is why Jesus Christ instructs genuine disciples to shine the light which they possess (Matthew 5:16).
I pray that the light of God will shine upon your life and there shall be no iota of darkness harassing you anymore, in Jesus’ name.
PRAYER POINT: – Open Heaven 17 January 2022
Father, please let Your light shine upon me and deliver me from the power of the darkness of sin in Jesus’ name.
Author: PASTOR E.A. ADEBOYE
Open Heaven 17 January 2022 Monday Hymn
HYMN: I’VE A MESSAGE FROM THE LORD, HALLELUJAH!
1. I’ve a message from the Lord, Hallelujah!
The message unto you I’ll give,
“Tis recorded in His Word, Hallelujah!
It is only that you “look and live.
“Look and live,” my brother, live,
Look to Jesus now and live;
‘Tis recorded in His Word, Hallelujah!
It is only that you “look and live.”
2. I’ve a message full of love, Hallelujah!
A message, O my friend, for you,
Tis a message from above, Hallelujah!
Jesus said it, and I know ‘tis true.
3. Life is offered unto you, Hallelujah!
Eternal life your soul shall have
If you’ll only look to Him, Hallelujah!
Look to Jesus, who alone can save.
4. I will tell you how I came, Hallelujah!
To Jesus when He made me whole:
“Twas believing on His name, Hallelujah!
I trusted and He saved my soul.