Open Heaven Daily Devotional 18 July 2020 – Godly sorrow By Pastor E. A. Adeboye
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- 1 Open Heaven Daily Devotional 18 July 2020 – Godly sorrow By Pastor E. A. Adeboye
- 2 Open Heaven 18 July 2020 Hymn 25: rocks of ages, cleft for me
Topic: Godly sorrow (Open Heaven 18 July 2020)
for godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. – 2 Corinthians 7:10
Read: 2 Corinthians 7:8-12 (KJV)
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2 kings 18:1-8
2 Corinthians 29-31
8 For even if I made you sorry with my letter, I do not regret it; though I did regret it. For I perceive that the same epistle made you sorry, though only for a while.
9 Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that your sorrow led to repentance. For you were made sorry in a godly manner, that you might suffer loss from us in nothing.
10 For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death.
11 For observe this very thing, that you sorrowed in a godly manner: What diligence it produced in you, what clearing of yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what vehement desire, what zeal, what vindication! In all things you proved yourselves to be clear in this matter.
12 Therefore, although I wrote to you, I did not do it for the sake of him who had done the wrong, nor for the sake of him who suffered wrong, but that our care for you in the sight of God might appear to you.
Open Heaven 18 July 2020 Hymn 25: rocks of ages, cleft for me
Rock of Ages, cleft for me
Let me hind myself in thee;
Let the water and the blood
From thy riven side with flowed,
Be of sin the double cure,
Save me from its guilt and power
Not the labours of my hands
Can fulfil thy law demands
Could my zeal no respite know
Could my tears forever flow,
All for sin could not atone,
Thou must save and thou alone.
Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to thy cross I cling
Naked, come to thee for dress
Helpless, look to thee for grace
Foul, I to the fountain fly,
Wash me, saviour, or I die.
While I draw this fleeting breath,
When my eyelids close in death,
When I soar to world unknown,
See thee on thy judgment throne,
Rock of Ages, cleft for me
Let me hind myself in thee.
Open Heaven 18 June 2020 Saturday MESSAGE:
While generation sorrow is a bad thing, godly sorrow is good; it brings about repentance if you fall, first admit sorrowfully that you have made a mistake, and then go to God pleading for mercy. Davis was a man who had godly sorrow, that why even though he made many mistakes in his lifetime, he kept on moving forward. He said in psalm 51:3
“For I acknowledge my transgression, and my sin is ever before me.”
Several times in the scriptures when David made a mistake, the bible says his heart smote him. You will not make progress if you are always shifting blame. Only failures make excuses.
Godly sorrow leads you to learn from your mistakes. David never repeated any of his sins because he was truly sorry of his sins. If for instance, you fall into fornication because you were close friends with someone of the opposite sex, godly sorrow will alert you next time you are getting close to someone who could make you fall, so you can break off that relationship.
Having godly sorrow does not mean felling rejected by God when you wrong. The feeling rejected is a trap of the devil to keep us out from God’s light. 1 john 1:19 says
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness”
God is always happy to forgive and reconnect with anyone who has erred from the faith, as long as they confess their sins. When God has had mercy on you and welcomed you back into his light, you must run away from anything that can make you fall again. The doctrine of grace which teaches that you can continue in sin when you are born again is a strategy of devil eradicates godly sorrow. He rises up preachers to tell you that most holy God does not mind if his children are unholy. That is a big lie!
Open Heaven 16 July 2020 Thursday Prayer Point:
Father, give me a heart the will be genuinely remorseful and repentant any time I offend you.
Open Heavens Daily 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. The Open Heavens devotional application is available across all mobile platforms and operating systems: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile and PC.
A THOUGHT OF REASONING:
Until you are born again, God ever abiding presence will never be with you. You must be born again to enjoy continuous victory. Please say the displayed prayer below in faith:
Lord Jesus, come into my life. I accept You as my Lord and Personal Saviour. I believe in my heart You died and rose from the dead to save me. Thank You, Lord, for saving me, in Jesus name Amen.
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