Open Heaven 25th January 2022- Let There Be Light 9

MEMORISE:

“Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.” – (Isaiah 6:8)

READ: Isaiah 6:1-8 (KJV)

  1. In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.
  2. Above it stood the seraphims; each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.
  3. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory.
  4. And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.
  5. Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.
  6. Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar;
  7. And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.
  8. Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

MESSAGE:
“Let there be light” could mean, “Lord, after you have shown me the solution to my problem, teach me how to help others also” or simply “Lord, use me for Your glory”. A life that does not serve a divine purpose is a wasted life and would have no recompense in the hereafter. Jesus Christ clearly said:

And, behold, I come quickly, and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. – (Revelation 22:12)

The reason we were not taken to heaven the very day we gave our lives to Christ is so that we may be useful and not only serve the purpose of our creation and redemption, but be handsomely rewarded by our Father in heaven. When darkness fills a person’s life, such a fellow will lead a purposeless and unprofitable life. A lesson we must learn from Prophet Isaiah in our Bible reading today is that the moment the light of God shone upon him and he was shown his imperfection by God’s grace, he surrendered himself to be used of God.

Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. – (Isaiah 6:8).

Joseph is another classic example of someone who, after the light of God shone upon him, served God’s purpose for his life consciously. Like Joseph, all children of God must seek to discover His unique purpose for their lives and pursue it vigorously (Genesis 50:19-20).

Beloved, when the light of God shines upon your life, you will see the importance of Mark 16:17,18 and you will earnestly pray for the fulfilment of the Lord’s promise in Acts 1:8 over your life.

God has already prepared a glorious future ahead for all His children through Christ (Colossians 1:27). Ensure you do not miss out on this by yielding your life entirely over to the Light-Jesus Christ and live according to His purpose for your life.

God bless you.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, please let Your light shine upon my life and help me fulfil my divine purpose, in the mighty name of Jesus.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Exodus 26-27

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

HYMNAL:
HYMN 14 – NEARER, MY GOD TO THEE

  1. Nearer, my God to Thee,
    Nearer to Thee;
    E’en though it be a cross
    That raiseth me,
    Still all my song shall be,
    Nearer, my God, to Thee, (2ce)
    Nearer to Thee!
  2. Though, like the wanderer,
    The sun gone down,
    Darkness be over me,
    My rest a stone,
    Yet in my dreams I’d be
    Nearer, my God, to Thee, (2ce)
    Nearer to Thee!
  3. There let the way appear
    Steps unto heaven;
    All that Thou send’st to me
    In mercy given;
    Angels to beckon me
    Nearer, my God, to Thee, (2ce)
    Nearer to Thee!
  4. Then with my waking thoughts
    Bright with Thy praise,
    Out of my stony griefs
    Bethel I’ll raise;
    So by my woes to be
    Nearer, my God, to Thee, (2ce)
    Nearer to Thee!
  5. Or if on joyful wing
    Cleaving the sky,
    Sun, moon, and stars forgot,
    Upward I fly,
    Still all my song shall be,
    Nearer, my God, to Thee, (2ce)
    Nearer to Thee!

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